Justus Sheffield

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Justus Sheffield
New York Yankees
Pitcher
Born: (1996-05-13) May 13, 1996 (age 21)
Tullahoma, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Justus Sheffield (born May 13, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the New York Yankees organization.

Career[edit]

Sheffield attended Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He threw two no-hitters while in high school, including a 17–strikeout game as a senior.[1] He finished his senior season 11–0 with a 0.34 earned run average (ERA) and 131 strikeouts in ​61 23 innings pitched. He also batted .405/.478/.620 with three home runs. For his play he was named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year.[2][3][4]

Sheffield was committed to play college baseball at Vanderbilt University.[5] He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft and was the first player to sign.[6]

Sheffield began the 2016 season with the Lynchburg Hillcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League.[7] On July 31, 2016, the Indians traded Sheffield along with Clint Frazier, Ben Heller and J. P. Feyereisen to the New York Yankees for Andrew Miller.[8] He finished the 2016 season with the Tampa Yankees where he posted a 10–6 record with a 3.09 ERA.[9]

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Jordan Sheffield, is a pitcher in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.[10][11] Contrary to popular belief, he is not related to former MLB All-Star outfielder Gary Sheffield.[12][13]

Sheffield was arrested on January 12, 2015, and was charged with underage drinking and aggravated burglary.[14] He pleaded guilty to charges of underage drinking and criminal trespass with a deferred judgment, so that the charges could be expunged from his record in a year.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vanderbilt signee Justus Sheffield throws no-hitter". April 7, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Justus Sheffield - Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year 2013-2014". Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Justus Sheffield first TN Gatorade national player of year". June 4, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ Lukehart, Jason (June 5, 2014). "MLB Draft 2014: Indians select Justus Sheffield #31 overall". SB Nation. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Vanderbilt signee named country's top high school baseball player - Nashville Post". Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Indians agree to terms with LHP Sheffield". Cleveland Indians. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2016/07/cleveland_indians_andrew_mille.html
  9. ^ http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=656954#/career/R/pitching/2016/ALL
  10. ^ "BaseballAmerica.com: High School: High Heat: Sheffields Front Brotherly Staff". July 26, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jordan Sheffield Bio - Vanderbilt Official Athletic Site". Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Five questions with Indians' Justus Sheffield". mlb.com. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "Who is Justus Sheffield? Yankees get pitcher in Andrew Miller trade to Indians". nj.com. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Cleveland Indians' Justus Sheffield arrested, charged with burglary - MiLB.com News - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  15. ^ http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2015/02/cleveland_indians_justus_sheff.html

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