Acquired: Drafted in the 28th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (STL).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|5-1 with a 3.19 ERA in 69 games at Memphis (Triple-A), going six-for-seven in save opportunities while striking out 47 while walking 13 in 53 2/3 innings and allowing 40 hits for a .207 BAA.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Memphis on August 23, when RHP Josh Lucas was sent down, and RHP Trevor Rosenthal was transferred from the 10-day DL to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man roster.
MLB Debut Date: 08/25/17
|August 25, in a 7-3 loss to the Rays. The third of five pitchers, he allowed two hits in three shutout innings, walking one and fanning four in relief of left-handed reliever Zach Duke. Of 43 pitches thrown, 29 were for strikes. Coming on to start the fifth, he walked Danny Espinosa but then struck out Cesar Puello looking before retiring the next two batters, Kevin Kiermaier (see intro for very cool note on this matchup) and Steven Souza, Jr., on force-outs to first and shortstop respectively. In the sixth, he got Evan Longoria to ground out to third, then struck out Logan Morrison swinging before retiring Wilson Ramos on a grounder to third. In the seventh, Corey Dickerson led off with a single to left before Adeiny Hechavarria struck out swinging. Espinosa then hit an infield single right in front of the plate but was stranded when Brad Miller struck out looking and Kiermaier grounded out to first.|
|Sherriff, drafted out of Glendale Junior College (Gelndale, CA), got a little taste of international competition when he pitched for Team Israel during the World Baseball Classic's 2016 qualifying round in Brooklyn. Armed with a plus fastball in the low 90s, a slider and deceptive delivery, he went 7-1 with a 2.84 ERA for Memphis in 2016, striking out 55 and walking 23 in 66 2/3 innings over 49 games. He split both 2014 and 2015 between Springfield (Double-A) and Memphis, posting sub-3.00 ERAs both seasons and has combined for a career 3.03 ERA in 217 games in six-plus seasons, limiting hitters to a .248 BAA.|