Zach Eflin received 177 of 392 votes (45%) and was selected as the #10 prospect in the Phillies’ organization. Rhys Hoskins finished a distant second with 55 votes.
Eflin was drafted out of high school in 2012 by the San Diego Padres in the first round, the 33rd overall pick. The 6’4, 200 pound right-hander pitched 3 years in the Padres organization. He threw only 7 innings the summer he was drafted.
Eflin spent 2013 at full-season A ball in Fort Wayne where he logged 118.2 IP. He logged another 128 IP in 2014 at Advanced A in Lake Elsinore. His ERA was 2.73 and 3.80 respectively. His K/9 each year was 6.5, and his BB/9 was around 2.3 each year.
Eflin was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in December 2014 as part of the package for Matt Kemp. The Dodgers flipped Eflin to the Phillies on December 19th along with Tom Windle for Jimmy Rollins.
Eflin spent 2015 in Reading where he racked up 131.2 IP and a 3.69 ERA. His BB/9 dropped to 1.6 but his K/9 also dropped to 4.6.
So far the Top 30 looks like this:
- J.P. Crawford
- Nick Williams
- Jake Thompson
- Mark Appel
- “C” Randolph
- Roman Quinn
- Jorge Alfaro
- Franklyn Kilome
- Andrew Knapp
- Zach Eflin
I have a recent request to add Brandon Leibrandt, and have already received requests to add Severino Gonzalez, Luis Encarnacion, Josh Tobias, and Yacksel Rios. Maybe a couple of thes guys make it to the poll next week.
Some odd voting observations –
- Eflin is the first prospect in the top ten to not receive a vote in all polls in which he was eligible to receive votes. Tom Windle remains as the only prospect to receive votes in each poll.
- Write-ins increased in this poll. Joe Savery is NOT in the organization.
- I repeat, Jerad Eickhoff is Eickhoff is NOT ELIGIBLE fot this poll.
- Carlos Tocci’s stock got a boost as he moved up to fourth this poll after collecting 6 votes in the first 8 polls.
The e-mail addresses for prospect lists and the addition of a prospect to the poll are –
firstname.lastname@example.org using the Subject – My Prospect List
email@example.com using the Subject – Add Prospect
Next up is your selection for the #11 prospect in the organization.