Cole Rj Irvin… 2012 graduate of Servite High School (CA)…2016 graduate of the University of Oregon… Honored as a 2013 First-Team Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger, Baseball America and Perfect Game… Underwent Tommy John surgery prior to his sophomore 2014 season… Named First Team All-Pac-12 following his senior season in 2016… His grandfather, Roy Irvin, played basketball at the University of Southern California from 1952-54… Hobbies: Fly fishing, hunting, surfing, music production, ping-pong and golf…..Signed by: Hilton Richardson.
Began season with Lehigh Valley (AAA) and had his contract selected by PHI on 5/12 ... Made his ML debut, 5/12 at KC, 13 years to the day after Cole Hamels made his ML debut - they are the only two "Coles" to ever play for the Phillies ... Allowed five hits and one walk in both of his first two career starts, becoming the first Phillie since the current mound distance was established in 1893 to allow five or fewer hits and one or no walks in each of his first two career games (both starts) ... Overall, had five different stints with the Phillies ... Recorded his first career save (and first pro save at any level) on 7/19 at PIT (2.0 IP) ... Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, 8/19-25 ... Walked one or none in 14 of his 16 ML outings and 12 of 17 in the minors, averaging 1.80 BB/9.0 IP (27 BB, 135.1 IP) between the two levels ... In his final stint with PHI in September, posted a 0.73 ERA (1 ER, 12.1 IP), held opponents to a .190/.244/.214 slash line and averaged only 12.3 pitches per inning.
Spent season with Lehigh Valley...Selected as the International League Most Valuable Pitcher and an IL midseason and postseason All-Star...Selected as a Baseball America triple-A All-Star...Led the IL in ERA (2.57), WHIP (1.05) & wins (14), was 2nd in innings (161.1), 3rd in strikeouts (131) and T-4th in starts (25)...Also led all Phillies minor leaguers in innings and wins...Named IL Pitcher of the Week, 5/7-13 and 6/4-10 and Phillies Minor League Co-Pitcher of the Week, 5/7-13...Struck out 10 batters in 5.0 IP in his first start of the season, 4/9 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...Went 7-2 with a 2.17 ERA (18 ER, 74.2 IP) from May-June...Tossed a shutout on 8/1 at Buffalo...Went 5-1 with a 1.41 ERA (6 ER, 38.1 IP) in August...Allowed 1 ER or none in 14 of his 25 starts.
Began the season with Clearwater (A)...Selected as a Florida State League midseason All-Star...Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week, 6/19-25...Promoted to Reading (AA) on 6/28 for the remainder of the season...Had a professional-high 10 strikeouts, 7/20 vs Erie (6.1 IP)...Held LHH to a .148 AVG with Reading...Posted a 3.25 ERA (29 ER, 80.1 IP) in 12 of his 13 starts with Reading; allowed 9 ER in 4.0 IP in the other start...Pitched at least 6.0 innings in 19 of his combined 24 starts.