Cole Irvin

Cole Irvin

28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Oakland Athletics
15-Day IL
Injury Shoulder
Est. Return 5/22/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Irvin wasn't expected to take on much more than a swingman role after the A's acquired him from the Phillies last January, but the southpaw's strong performance in spring training earned him a spot in the starting rotation to begin the season. With modest off-speed offerings to go along with a four seamer and sinker that both sat in the low 90s, Irvin struck batters out at an uninspiring 16.3% clip. His other peripherals weren't much better either, as he posted a 24.4 LD%, 37.9 FB% and 10.4 HR/FB%. Despite those numbers working against him, an excellent 5.5 BB% helped him post a 4.24 ERA and 4.30 FIP across a career-high 178.1 innings. Irving's inability to overpower hitters suggests that he likely performed close to his ceiling in 2021. That being said, even if takes a step back next season, the lefty still profiles as a passable fourth or fifth starter in most big-league rotations. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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ADP
$Traded to the Athletics in January of 2021.
Rehab outing set
POakland Athletics
Shoulder
May 14, 2022
Irvin (shoulder) came away from Friday's bullpen session feeling healthy and is now slated to make a rehab start with Single-A Stockton on Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The left-hander has been making steady progress since being placed on the injured list with shoulder tendonitis May 5. If Irvin's start with the Ports goes well, he could be activated shortly thereafter.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
86
Last 10 Games
86
Last 5 Games
86
How many pitches does Cole Irvin generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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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 2020
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-45%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .289 229 39 14 61 12 0 6
Since 2020vs Right .272 674 108 36 170 30 2 22
2022vs Left .192 29 3 2 5 0 0 1
2022vs Right .253 84 15 5 20 6 0 3
2021vs Left .289 194 35 11 52 11 0 5
2021vs Right .270 574 90 31 143 24 1 18
2020vs Left .800 6 1 1 4 1 0 0
2020vs Right .438 16 3 0 7 0 1 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-79%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-15%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-10%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.75 1.31 105.2 5 8 0 6.0 2.1 0.9
Since 2020Away 4.85 1.38 104.0 7 9 0 6.7 2.2 1.6
2022Home 1.13 1.19 16.0 1 0 0 6.8 3.4 0.0
2022Away 5.40 1.11 11.2 1 1 0 4.6 0.8 3.1
2021Home 3.90 1.28 87.2 4 7 0 5.9 2.0 1.0
2021Away 4.57 1.38 90.2 6 8 0 6.8 2.3 1.3
2020Home 18.00 3.50 2.0 0 1 0 4.5 0.0 0.0
2020Away 16.20 3.00 1.2 0 0 0 16.2 5.4 5.4
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Stat Review
How does Cole Irvin compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 120 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
2.57
 
K/9
5.9
 
BB/9
2.3
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
91.1 mph
 
ERA
2.93
 
WHIP
1.16
 
BABIP
.259
 
GB/FB
1.59
 
Left On Base
87.1%
 
Exit Velocity
82.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.7%
 
Spin Rate
1913 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.8%
 
Swinging Strike
8.6%
 
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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.
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Bullpen session on tap
POakland Athletics
Shoulder
May 12, 2022
Irvin (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Slated for side session
POakland Athletics
Shoulder
May 10, 2022
Irvin (shoulder) is slated to throw a side session before the team determines the next step in his rehab process, the Associated Press reports.
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Dealing with shoulder tendonitis
POakland Athletics
Shoulder
May 6, 2022
Irivin, who was placed on the 15-day injured list Thursday, is dealing with shoulder tendonitis, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Lands on injured list
POakland Athletics
Shoulder
May 5, 2022
Irvin (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day injured list Thursday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Awaiting MRI results
POakland Athletics
Shoulder
May 4, 2022
Irvin underwent an MRI on his left shoulder Wednesday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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