RailRiders starting pitcher Justus Sheffield: 5 things you might not know about me

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders southpaw Justus Sheffield delivers a pitch during Sunday's game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I. The 21-year-old starting pitcher was making his Triple-A debut. Louriann Mardo-Zayat/Pawsox -

Justus Sheffield, who was traded to the New York Yankees organization in July 2016, is in his first season with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. After starting the season with Double-A Trenton, the 22-year-old starting pitcher was called up May 4 and has made 10 starts heading into Saturday’s game in Columbus, recording a 3-3 record and 2.53 ERA. Sheffield represented the Yankees in the Futures Game on July 15. He pitched 1.1 innings and gave up two runs on two hits and struck out a batter.

Here’s five things you might not know about the RailRiders southpaw:

1. My favorite food is sushi.

2. I like to water ski.

3. I’m a sneaker head and love fashion.

4. I do everything right-handed besides bat and pitch.

5. I have a pet ball python named Nagini.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders southpaw Justus Sheffield delivers a pitch during Sunday’s game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I. The 21-year-old starting pitcher was making his Triple-A debut. Louriann Mardo-Zayat/Pawsox
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/web1_Justus-Sheffield-3.jpgScranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders southpaw Justus Sheffield delivers a pitch during Sunday’s game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I. The 21-year-old starting pitcher was making his Triple-A debut. Louriann Mardo-Zayat/Pawsox

By DJ Eberle

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Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle

Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle