By now we have all heard of Walker Buehler, but not of Jordan Sheffield. He is the lesser known of the Vanderbilt pitchers in the Dodgers system. He’s viewed as a top 10 prospect in this farm system which says a lot of in itself. He is often overshadowed by fellow Vanderbilt star Walker Buehler and by a lot of other more “exciting” arms like Yadier Alvarez and Trevor Oaks.
He is seen as “boring” because he is what he is. He is not going to put up monster numbers. He is more of a safe bet than a lot of other arms, but his ceiling is not as high. He can be a very solid MLB starter. He has a nice fastball that sits in the mid 90’s and also has a complimentary changeup.
Sheffield is a very solid pitcher. Though he may not have the star power of many other pitchers in the organization, he looks and pitches like a big leaguer. Sheffield can be enticing to many other clubs as he can be an excellent middle of the rotation pitcher for the Dodgers following Urias and Buehler. But as of now, he might be the type of player who can get stuck in the system, which is why it will be best for him if he is moved.