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Philip Pfeifer
Trending: ↓ 14%
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 0" 200LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2015 | Rd: 3, #101, Los Angeles Dodgers | Vanderbilt
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 1 0 2.45 3 0 0 7.1 13 1.36
Career Minors 13 17 3.58 145 21 6 297.0 350 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 3 1-0 2.45 7.1 13 1.36
Career Minors 145 13-17 3.58 297.0 350 1.34

Standard Minor League Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGLWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2015 Ogden Raptors PIO ROK 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 2 2.40
2016 4 Teams Minors 4 1 3.02 34 0 2 47.2 35 18 16 1 28 60 1.32
2016 Great Lakes Loons MID A(Full) 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 6.0 2 1 0 0 1 9 0.50
2016 Rancho Cucamonga Quakes CAL A(Adv) 2 1 3.33 14 0 0 24.1 21 9 9 1 17 33 1.56
2016 Mississippi Braves SOU AA 1 0 4.35 11 0 0 10.1 9 6 5 0 6 8 1.45
2016 Carolina Mudcats CAR A(Adv) 0 0 2.57 6 0 2 7.0 3 2 2 0 4 10 1.00
2017 2 Teams Minors 1 5 3.49 41 1 4 59.1 47 24 23 2 42 77 1.50
2017 Mississippi Braves SOU AA 1 3 3.45 30 0 3 44.1 37 18 17 2 33 68 1.58
2017 Gwinnett Braves INT AAA 0 2 3.60 11 1 1 15.0 10 6 6 0 9 9 1.27
2018 2 Teams Minors 2 3 5.73 39 1 0 55.0 48 45 35 2 40 52 1.60
2018 Mississippi Braves SOU AA 0 0 2.51 10 0 0 14.1 9 7 4 1 11 15 1.40
2018 Gwinnett Stripers INT AAA 2 3 6.86 29 1 0 40.2 39 38 31 1 29 37 1.67
2019 3 Teams Minors 6 8 2.97 30 18 0 133.1 113 51 44 10 42 159 1.16
2019 Florida Fire Frogs FSL A(Adv) 4 6 3.23 16 14 0 92.0 81 37 33 7 23 110 1.13
2019 Mississippi Braves SOU AA 1 2 2.38 11 4 0 34.0 25 12 9 2 16 36 1.21
2019 Gwinnett Stripers INT AAA 1 0 2.45 3 0 0 7.1 7 2 2 1 3 13 1.36

Scouting Report

2020

To say that Pfeifer’s path in baseball has been long and winding would be a gross understatement. He was suspended at Vanderbilt for the 2014 season, but got back going in the right direction in 2015 as a swingman for the Commodores, leading to the Dodgers taking the left-hander in the third round of the 2015 Draft. He was pitching out of the bullpen when Los Angeles shipped him to the Braves in June of 2016 as part of the Bud Norris trade. He pitched his way to Triple-A as a reliever but got stuck at the upper levels. In 2019, he was given the opportunity to go back down to the Florida State League to give starting a try, with positive results, capping off the year with a very strong performance in the Australian Winter League as a starter and a spot on the 40-man roster.

Pfeifer still comes after hitters predominantly with a two-pitch mix. His fastball sits in the low-90s but can touch 95 mph at times, but it’s his breaking ball that really stands out. It’s a plus pitch with outstanding spin rate, allowing him to miss a ton of bats with it. He has a changeup but it’s well behind his other two pitches as he didn’t use it as much in relief.

The southpaw threw a lot more strikes once he was stretched out in a starting role, slashing his walk rate while continuing to keep his strikeout rate high. It remains to be seen if Pfeifer can stick as a back-end starter, but he’s made himself more relevant with his 2019 transformation.


Transactions

Team Date Transaction
07/20/2020 Atlanta Braves recalled LHP Philip Pfeifer from Braves Alternate Training Site.
07/20/2020 Atlanta Braves placed LHP Philip Pfeifer on the 60-day injured list. Left elbow bone contusion.
07/19/2020 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Braves Alternate Training Site from Gwinnett Stripers.
03/11/2020 Atlanta Braves optioned LHP Philip Pfeifer to Gwinnett Stripers.
11/19/2019 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of Philip Pfeifer from Gwinnett Stripers.
09/01/2019 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Danville Braves.
08/31/2019 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Danville Braves from Gwinnett Stripers.
08/25/2019 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Mississippi Braves.
08/01/2019 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Mississippi Braves from Florida Fire Frogs.
04/29/2019 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from Mississippi Braves.
04/14/2019 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Mississippi Braves from Danville Braves.
04/10/2019 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Danville Braves from Mississippi Braves.
04/02/2019 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Mississippi Braves from Gwinnett Stripers.
08/01/2018 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Mississippi Braves.
07/14/2018 Mississippi Braves activated LHP Philip Pfeifer from the temporarily inactive list.
07/02/2018 Mississippi Braves placed LHP Philip Pfeifer on the temporarily inactive list.
06/09/2018 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Mississippi Braves from Gwinnett Stripers.
01/26/2018 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster LHP Philip Pfeifer to spring training.
07/31/2017 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Gwinnett Braves from Mississippi Braves.
07/29/2016 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Mississippi Braves from Carolina Mudcats.
06/30/2016 Atlanta Braves traded RHP Bud Norris, LF Dian Toscano, Player To Be Named Later and cash to Los Angeles Dodgers for LHP Philip Pfeifer and RHP Caleb Dirks.
06/30/2016 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Carolina Mudcats.
05/06/2016 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Rancho Cucamonga Quakes from Great Lakes Loons.
04/29/2016 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Great Lakes Loons from Ogden Raptors.
07/23/2015 LHP Philip Pfeifer assigned to Ogden Raptors.
07/17/2015 Los Angeles Dodgers signed Philip Pfeifer.