Cole Irvin
Cole Irvin
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
Philadelphia Phillies
2020 Fantasy Outlook
With a number of the Phillies' primary rotation options underperforming, Irvin got his chance to prove that his 2.57 ERA for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2018 would translate to the big leagues despite mediocre stuff. In 41.2 innings, the stuff concerns won out, as the lefty stumbled to a 5.83 ERA. He couldn't strike out enough batters (17.1%) or keep the ball on the ground (34.4% groundball rate). His 7.2% walk rate was good, but not at the elite level necessary to make up for those deficiencies. With a fastball that averaged less than 90 mph and no above-average secondary weapons, it's hard to see Irvin making a particularly strong push for the fifth starter spot this season, as good control can only get a pitcher so far on its own. Lefties managed a .935 OPS off of him, so if he does move to the bullpen, it may only be in a mop-up role. There's not much here barring a sudden repertoire change. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Phillies in June of 2016 that includes an $800,000 signing bonus.
Demoted after Game 1
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
August 9, 2020
Irvin was optioned to the alternate training site after Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Braves, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
ANALYSIS
Irvin earned a spot on the Opening Day roster but allowed four runs on five hits over one frame during his lone appearances. The 26-year-old will look to receive another chance with the Phillies later in the season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
19
Last 10 Games
19
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Cole Irvin generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Cole Irvin generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-40%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-63%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-35%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .411 62 11 3 23 4 0 2
Since 2018vs Right .246 131 21 10 29 5 1 5
2020vs Left 1.000 4 0 0 4 1 0 0
2020vs Right .375 8 1 0 3 0 1 0
2019vs Left .365 58 11 3 19 3 0 2
2019vs Right .236 123 20 10 26 5 0 5
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-38%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 5.82 1.41 17.0 1 1 0 3.7 3.2 0.5
Since 2018Away 6.75 1.54 26.2 1 1 1 8.4 2.4 2.0
2020Home 18.00 3.50 2.0 0 1 0 4.5 0.0 0.0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 4.20 1.13 15.0 1 0 0 3.6 3.6 0.6
2019Away 6.75 1.54 26.2 1 1 1 8.4 2.4 2.0
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Cole Irvin compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
0.00
 
K/9
4.5
 
BB/9
0.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
92.5 mph
 
ERA
18.00
 
WHIP
3.50
 
BABIP
.601
 
GB/FB
2.50
 
Left On Base
42.9%
 
Exit Velocity
90.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
1947 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
50.0%
 
Swinging Strike
2.7%
 
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Wins roster spot
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
July 24, 2020
Irvin was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday and will be part of the Phillies' Opening Day roster.
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Candidate for extra bullpen spot
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
June 26, 2020
Irvin has a good shot to open the season on the Phillies' active roster, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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Sent to minors
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
March 26, 2020
Irvin was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Moves up from Triple-A
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
September 1, 2019
The Phillies recalled Irvin from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
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Sent to Triple-A
PPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
July 28, 2019
Irvin was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
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