Rocky Mountain Sheffield, Jays Peacock Clear Waivers

A few updates on some recent DFAs that have been subject to waivers…

  • right-handed Jordan Sheffield was unclaimed on outright waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque, the rockies announcement. Selected by the Rox out of the Dodgers’ organization in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft, the Sheffield hard pitcher has thrown 31 1/3 innings ERA 3.16 in the big leagues over the past two seasons, although that there are many reasons to be skeptical of this number. Sheffield have stoked just 16.9% of their Major League opponents – down from an unsightly 12.1% walk rate. Despite not having a particularly strong contact profile, Sheffield have enjoyed an average .226 on the balls in play which they are unlikely to maintain. He also struggled tremendously in 18 career Triple-A 2/3 frames: 10.61 ERA, 23 hits (eight home runs), 18 walks and just 15 strikeouts. Sheffield will remain in the Rockies organization but will no longer occupy a spot on the 40-man roster.
  • blue jays just Matt Peacockdesignated for assignment last week when the team signed Jackie Bradley Jr., authorized the waivers and was assigned directly to Triple-A Buffalo, according to the Transaction Log on MLB.com. Peacock, 28, hasn’t pitched for the Jays this year but has recorded 10 innings between the D-backs and the Royals, in which he had six runs on a dozen hits and four walks with six punches. Peacock has a 4.95 ERA in 96 1/3 Big League innings, mostly with Arizona, and has recorded a massive grounder rate of 59.3% during that span. He only has a 13% strikeout rate but also a solid 7.4% walk rate. In parts of five minor league seasons, Peacock has a 3.71 ERA.

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