Jordan Sheffield Born: 06/01/1995 (Age: 22)
Height: 5' 10"
Short stature, stocky, broad shoulders, well built, maxed out body; high-effort delivery, plus arm speed, high-three-quarters arm slot, good extension; can have trouble repeating his release point, violent finish.
Great Lakes Loons (Low A, Dodgers)
04/17/17, 05/08/17, 07/22/17
50; Late-inning reliever
Plus velocity, holds it well, straight pitch, hitters pick it up early, doesn't miss many bats, poor command.
Inconsistent offering, speed and shape will vary, can flash above-average movement and bite, below-average command holds the pitch back.
Great fade, sells arm speed well, locates it to the arm side, generates whiffs, flashes plus.
Sheffield provides some upside as a starter, but poor command and a high-effort delivery make the bullpen the likely destination, where the fastball-changeup pairing should prove effective.