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Justus Sheffield

Justus Sheffield
Cleveland Indians
Born: (1996-05-13) May 13, 1996 (age 19)
Tullahoma, Tennessee
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Justus Sheffield (born May 13, 1996) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Cleveland Indians' organization.


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]

Personal life

His brother, Jordan Sheffield, attended Tullahoma High School and currently plays baseball at Vanderbilt.[7][8]

Sheffield was arrested on January 12, 2015, and was be charged with underage drinking and aggravated burglary.[9] 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.[10]


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