Jordan Sheffield

Born: 06/01/1995 (Age: 24)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 190
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: RHRP
Acquisition Period: 1st Rd., (#36 Overall), 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft (LAD)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: October 31st, 2018
Dates Seen: 2x--October 2018
Level: AFL
Affiliate: Glendale Desert Dogs
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Short w/ muscular build, built powerfully through core and shoulders. Similar body type to Jeremy Jeffress (MIL).
Mechanical Notes
Stretch only, muscles up for velocity. Effort in landing: head-rattle and heavy recoil after H3/4 stroke.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 P 50 High Leverage High
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 55 60 FB plays plus in relief, high-90s velo w/ above-avg life.
FB plays plus in relief, high-90s velo w/ above-avg life.
Fastball Velocity 65 65 94-95 93-97 Sits mid-90s w/ 96-97 in the tank when he needs it.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Mixes FB grips, showing heavy sink+run low in the zone and late hop when elevated.
Mixes FB grips, showing heavy sink+run low in the zone and late hop when elevated.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 40 45 Still ironing out command, can occasionally get low strikes but infrequent to the edges of the zone. Has the velocity to challenge over the plate.
Still ironing out command, can occasionally get low strikes but infrequent to the edges of the zone. Has the velocity to challenge over the plate.
Curveball
Curveball 55 55 81-82 79-83 Plays up in the 'pen, showing sharp swing-and-miss action and late break. Above-avg pitch.
Plays up in the 'pen, showing sharp swing-and-miss action and late break. Above-avg pitch.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 45 55 87-88 86-89 Overthrows CH at times and acts like a slower 2sm FB. Flashes potential to develop it into another out pitch, shows glimpses of late, sharp dive on best ones. Should keep working on it even in relief, potential weapon to LHH.
Overthrows CH at times and acts like a slower 2sm FB. Flashes potential to develop it into another out pitch, shows glimpses of late, sharp dive on best ones. Should keep working on it even in relief, potential weapon to LHH.
Control
Control 40 45 Stuff ticks up in 'pen role, allowing him to get ahead in counts and use off-speed as chase pitches. Strikethrowing will be less of an issue in relief.
Stuff ticks up in 'pen role, allowing him to get ahead in counts and use off-speed as chase pitches. Strikethrowing will be less of an issue in relief.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Average Average
Mound Presence Plus Plus
Overall Summary
Swing/miss stuff and bulldog mound presence fit profile of high-leverage reliever. Experience as a starter could allow him to go multiple innings. Former starter transitioning to the 'pen in AFL--looks good there and could be ML ready quickly working in relief.