• Full name Zachary Adams Eflin
  • Born 04/08/1994 in Orlando, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Paul J. Hagerty
  • Debut 06/14/2016
  • Drafted in the C-A round (33rd overall) by the San Diego Padres in 2012 (signed for $1,200,000).
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    Eflin was shaping up as a first-round wild card. The Central Florida recruit had added velocity over the course of the 2011 showcase circuit and was maintaining that velocity this spring, sitting in the 90-94 mph range and touching 96-97 at times. Eflin complements his fastball with one of the best changeups in the prep ranks and an inconsistent, slurvy curveball that nonetheless has decent shape and flashed average. Eflin missed the month of April due to triceps tendinitis, and an MRI on his elbow came back negative. Eflin returned to pitch three innings in his team's playoff finale and touched 94 while flashing a solid breaking ball. Eflin was pitching his way into the first round until his injury; his signability and performance at the Florida prep all-star game in Sebring likely will determine how high he goes in the draft, though he still had a shot to go out in the first round.

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  • Rated Best Changeup in the San Diego Padres in 2014

Career Transactions

  • Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Zach Eflin from the 15-day injured list.
  • Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Zach Eflin on the 15-day injured list retroactive to April 8, 2023. Low back tightness.

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