June 25, 2021

2019 Arizona Diamondbacks Player Reviews #28: Jimmie Sherfy (AZ Snakepit)


  • Rating: 5.17
  • Age: 27
  • 2019 Stats: 18.1 IP, 5.89 ERA, 4.63 FIP, 1.527 WHIP, 0 fWAR -.02 bWAR
  • 2019 Salary: League Minimum, Pre-Arbitration
  • 2020 Status; Pre-Arbitration, Out of Options

Introduction

Drafted in the 10th Round of the 2013 draft. Jimmie Sherfy has largely excelled in the minors, posting a 3.59 ERA. That figure would be even lower if you excluded a rough 2014 and 2015, when he had ERAs of 4.59 and 6.17. Regardless, Sherfy has also had excellent strikeout numbers throughout the minors, with a 11.09 SO/9 innings, and a solid 3.07 SO/BB ratio.

Sherfy made his major league debut in 2017, when he appeared in 11 games. Sherfy pitched 10.2 scoreless innings, with just five hits, two walks, and nine strikeouts. In 2018, Sherfy appeared in 15 games and pitched 16.1 innings. Sherfy put up a 1.65 ERA, with 3 runs allowed on 8 hits, 10 walks, 17 strikeouts, and one home run allowed. All told, coming into the 2019 season, he had an ERA+ of 465(!), and was expected to be a major contributor to the Arizona bullpen.


2019 Review

It wasn’t to be, and 2019 proved a step down for Sherfy. He started out the season pitching for AAA Reno, and pitched most of the year in the minors….

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