Cole Irvin
P | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 4" 225LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 5, #137, Philadelphia Phillies | Oregon
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 10 15 4.24 32 32 0 178.1 125 1.33
2022 9 13 3.98 30 30 0 181 128 1.16
2023 1 4 4.42 24 12 0 77.1 68 1.28
5 Seasons 22 34 4.41 105 77 1 482 356 1.28
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 10-15 4.24 178.1 125 1.33
2022 30 9-13 3.98 181 128 1.16
2023 24 1-4 4.42 77.1 68 1.28
5 Seasons 105 22-34 4.41 482 356 1.28
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2019 25 639 134 10 7.5 5.5 85.9 112.3 15.5 43.3 .299 .518 .334 .367 .415 32.8 17.1 7.2 5.83 6.20
2020 26 82 17 1 5.9 4.5 90.4 108.3 17.2 35.3 .344 .574 .570 .404 .482 52.9 18.2 4.5 17.18 7.54
2021 27 2682 591 43 7.3 5.6 89.3 115.9 16.2 35.9 .281 .445 .323 .338 .379 39.3 16.3 5.5 4.24 4.92
2022 28 2610 570 55 9.6 7.4 89.4 113.8 15.5 36.1 .258 .451 .306 .324 .371 39.5 17.3 4.9 3.98 4.40
2023 29 1273 240 26 10.8 7.7 88.5 112.8 12.2 39.6 .282 .492 .318 .358 .420 34.6 20.2 6.3 4.42 5.59
Player 7286 1552 135 8.7 6.6 89.0 115.9 15.2 37.2 .275 .462 .320 .340 .387 38.2 17.4 5.5
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Irvin relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(28.2%) ,
Changeup
(21.1%) ,
Sinker
(20.4%) ,
Cutter
(15.9%) ,
Curveball
(14.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 34.3 20.1 35.1 10.4 38.1 38.8 23.1 4.5 26.1 24.6 28.4 9.0 7.5 5.5
2020 35.3 17.6 35.3 11.8 29.4 41.2 29.4 5.9 17.6 23.5 41.2 5.9 5.9 4.5
2021 38.6 26.2 27.7 7.4 32.3 39.1 28.6 3.6 26.2 27.7 28.4 6.8 7.3 5.6
2022 37.5 30.0 25.6 6.8 35.3 37.0 27.7 3.3 29.6 27.7 22.8 6.8 9.6 7.4
2023 41.7 28.3 23.8 6.3 32.5 38.8 28.7 3.8 30.8 20.8 23.3 9.6 10.8 7.7
Player 38.3 27.3 27.1 7.3 33.9 38.3 27.8 3.6 28.1 26.4 25.7 7.4 8.7 6.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Cutter BAL L 203 85.5 33.8 -2.9 -9 2.5 -0.8 -24
2023 4-Seamer BAL L 358 92.2 16.2 -0.5 -3 10.4 4.4 73
2023 Changeup BAL L 268 84.2 30.9 -0.6 -2 13.7 -0.2 -1
2023 Curveball BAL L 181 77.2 51.3 -5.6 -10 15.2 6.3 70
2023 Sinker BAL L 258 92.0 20.7 -1.6 -7 14.7 0.2 1
2022 Curveball OAK L 541 77.5 49.6 -7.1 -13 8.2 -1.2 -13
2022 4-Seamer OAK L 979 90.7 17.2 -0.9 -5 9.9 3.7 59
2022 Changeup OAK L 477 83.0 32.5 0.7 2 13.3 -0.4 -3
2022 Cutter OAK L 52 87.1 28.0 0.6 2 1.3 -4.6 -141
2022 Sinker OAK L 561 90.3 21.7 -1.3 -6 14.5 0.5 4
2021 Curveball OAK L 89 76.9 51.9 -5.8 -10 3.9 -4.3 -52
2021 Changeup OAK L 589 84.2 29.5 -0.4 -1 12.8 -0.6 -5
2021 Slider OAK L 397 83.0 38.0 -0.7 -2 2.5 -3.2 -56
2021 Sinker OAK L 516 90.5 20.9 -1.8 -8 14.3 0.1 1
2021 4-Seamer OAK L 1,087 90.8 16.6 -0.6 -4 8.2 1.7 27
2021 Cutter OAK L 4 90.7 15.9 8.4 35 1.3 -3.7 -153
2020 Curveball PHI L 2 77.4 52.2 -4.8 -8 0.0 -8.5 -100
2020 4-Seamer PHI L 28 92.8 15.4 -0.2 -1 9.2 2.6 39
2020 Sinker PHI L 15 91.6 21.4 -0.6 -3 14.1 -0.2 -1
2020 Slider PHI L 15 83.5 38.5 0.1 0 1.8 -3.5 -66
2020 Changeup PHI L 22 84.7 30.7 1.0 3 13.1 0.1 1
2019 Curveball PHI L 17 76.4 52.2 -6.5 -11 1.3 -7.5 -85
2019 Slider PHI L 128 84.2 32.8 -5.0 -13 2.4 -2.2 -47
2019 Changeup PHI L 172 83.4 32.4 1.3 4 13.6 0.5 4
2019 4-Seamer PHI L 322 89.8 19.6 -2.0 -11 11.8 5.4 85
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 359 28.2 93 .250 .464 .338 20.4 24.7 17.7 .258 .536 .360 40.3
2023 Changeup -1.4 -4 269 21.1 77 .324 .568 .392 16.8 9.1 8.1 .370 .632 .437 35.8
2023 Sinker 1.5 4 260 20.4 57 .275 .353 .341 19.5 26.3 24.2 .283 .499 .370 38.9
2023 Cutter 2.4 5 203 15.9 69 .180 .279 .262 26.0 17.4 22.6 .242 .357 .298 27.5
2023 Curveball -0.7 -1 182 14.3 40 .229 .343 .304 23.0 27.5 18.6 .217 .317 .288 25.0
2022 4-Seamer 0.9 9 979 37.5 260 .218 .379 .285 23.4 27.7 22.8 .227 .410 .299 44.2
2022 Sinker -0.3 -2 561 21.5 164 .287 .453 .363 13.3 8.5 12.6 .313 .524 .383 38.7
2022 Curveball -1.9 -10 541 20.7 140 .274 .504 .333 22.4 19.3 13.7 .260 .476 .324 38.2
2022 Changeup 0.2 1 477 18.3 165 .244 .359 .280 20.7 9.1 12.9 .250 .411 .303 36.6
2022 Cutter -0.7 0 52 2.0 9 .333 .444 .339 16.7 0.0 0.0 .322 .638 .411 22.2
2021 4-Seamer 0.6 7 1,087 40.5 281 .257 .397 .322 18.7 19.9 18.1 .264 .439 .334 42.2
2021 Changeup 0.4 3 589 22.0 195 .258 .339 .282 21.6 12.8 16.7 .276 .391 .307 28.4
2021 Sinker -1.1 -6 516 19.2 149 .331 .492 .422 16.3 12.8 18.4 .300 .475 .375 45.5
2021 Slider -0.6 -2 397 14.8 116 .243 .423 .299 22.9 19.8 16.8 .278 .456 .326 39.3
2021 Curveball -10.9 -10 89 3.3 26 .440 1.000 .604 5.1 7.7 6.1 .410 .729 .490 60.9
2021 Cutter 4.9 0 4 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .323 .327 .291 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -5.2 -1 28 34.1 8 .429 .857 .563 6.7 0.0 0.0 .460 .981 .614 42.9
2020 Changeup -5.4 -1 22 26.8 9 .444 .444 .400 33.3 33.3 37.5 .228 .320 .235 66.7
2020 Sinker -12.1 -2 15 18.3 2 1.000 2.000 1.250 0.0 0.0 0.0 .680 .849 .662 50.0
2020 Slider -7.0 -1 15 18.3 3 .667 1.000 .717 11.1 33.3 25.0 .194 .203 .180 50.0
2020 Curveball -2.5 0 2 2.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -2.9 -9 322 50.4 92 .333 .519 .405 15.5 15.2 17.1 .307 .495 .370 29.0
2019 Changeup 1.3 2 172 26.9 50 .156 .289 .244 27.2 18.0 20.9 .270 .473 .335 37.8
2019 Slider -2.6 -3 128 20.0 36 .294 .529 .394 25.9 22.2 20.0 .310 .621 .398 34.6
2019 Curveball -0.8 0 17 2.7 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .437 .678 .459 50.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 267 84.2 99 15.7 10:15 9:45 30
2023 Curveball 173 77.2 60 17.8 4:30 3:45 45
2023 Cutter 203 85.5 24 4.3 12:45 2:00 -75
2023 4-Seam Fastball 352 92.2 98 18.8 10:45 10:45 0
2023 Sinker 250 92.0 97 18.7 10:45 10:15 30
2022 Changeup 468 83.0 99 15.3 10:15 9:45 30
2022 Curveball 535 77.5 48 11.6 4:30 4:15 15
2022 Cutter 51 87.0 64 7.5 11:15 11:45 -30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 969 90.7 99 18.6 10:45 10:45 0
2022 Sinker 549 90.3 98 18.8 10:45 10:15 30
2021 Changeup 585 84.2 99 15.6 10:15 10:00 15
2021 Curveball 87 76.9 54 9.5 5:00 5:00 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,066 90.8 98 18.0 10:45 11:00 -15
2021 Sinker 489 90.5 97 18.9 10:45 10:15 30
2021 Slider 372 83.0 19 3.7 1:15 3:00 -105
2020 Changeup 22 84.7 99 15.0 10:00 9:45 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 28 92.8 99 18.4 10:45 11:00 -15
2020 Sinker 15 91.6 97 17.9 10:45 10:15 30
2020 Slider 14 83.4 14 2.5 2:30 3:30 -60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 180 639 -10 7 -5 -3 -11
2021 768 2,682 1 14 -16 -7 -8
2022 738 2,610 1 16 -11 -8 -2
2023 336 1,273 -2 15 -5 -5 3
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 639 48.4 69.9 85.6 32.4 66.4 44.1 66.9 50.5 20.7 7.8 92.0
2020 82 48.8 75.0 96.7 31.0 61.5 37.8 77.3 52.4 14.0 8.5 85.7
2021 2,682 52.7 71.9 84.1 29.9 69.4 46.0 65.2 52.0 19.2 8.5 83.4
2022 2,610 52.9 71.2 83.4 30.4 68.2 44.3 66.8 52.0 20.5 8.8 77.7
2023 1,273 52.7 68.3 84.7 30.6 63.6 45.1 61.6 50.5 20.8 8.9 75.2
Player 7,286 52.4 70.9 84.2 30.4 67.5 45.0 65.5 51.6 20.0 8.6 80.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 9 3 24
2021 21 9 25 45 29 5 56 36 43 6 89 5 68 12 4 7 44
2022 27 21 10 8 58 1 14 25 32 15 89 12 59 8 4 6 55
2023 9 9 8 9 20 33 10 61 80 29 80 12 73 20 3 15 43
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.6 7 6.7 0 2 6 2 28.6
2020 24.8 1 1.3 0 0 1 1 100.0
2021 23.0 23 24.4 -1 13 20 11 47.8
2022 24.3 25 26.2 -1 15 17 13 52.0
2023 24.1 11 15.8 -5 3 15 5 45.5
Player 23.8 67 74.5 -8 33 59 32 47.8

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 7 8 5 7 7 7 7 6 5 6 6 7 8 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 8 7 9 8 6 6 6 7 8 7 5
2020 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1
2021 23 30 17 25 23 22 29 27 19 16 20 27 26 20 25 31 25 21 29 25 25 29 35 30 21 17 28 25 24 20 21
2022 25 21 25 23 30 28 30 20 20 21 25 31 28 23 27 30 23 23 24 30 25 30 34 30 19 23 30 31 25 29 29
2023 11 8 14 15 16 18 18 14 14 13 15 14 17 14 17 18 18 14 16 17 16 16 21 22 10 15 18 16 19 15 15
Player 67 69 63 71 78 76 86 68 59 57 67 80 80 65 77 86 73 65 78 81 75 84 101 91 57 62 84 80 77 73 71
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.8 92.4 2.6 90.7 -1.7 90.4 -0.3 90.5 0.1
Offspeed Velocity 83.4 84.7 1.3 84.2 -0.5 83.0 -1.2 84.2 1.2
Breaking Velocity 83.3 82.7 -0.6 81.9 -0.8 77.5 -4.4 77.2 -0.3
Exit Velocity 85.9 90.4 4.5 89.3 -1.1 89.4 0.1 88.5 -0.9
Launch Angle 15.5 17.2 1.7 16.2 -1.0 15.5 -0.7 12.2 -3.3
Barrel % 7.5 5.9 -1.6 7.3 1.4 9.6 2.3 10.8 1.2
Hard Hit % 32.8 52.9 20.1 39.3 -13.6 39.5 0.2 34.6 -4.9
Sweet Spot % 43.3 35.3 -8.0 35.9 0.6 36.1 0.2 39.6 3.5
xBA .299 .344 0.045 .281 -0.063 .258 -0.023 .282 0.024
BA .278 .524 0.246 .275 -0.249 .251 -0.024 .256 0.005
xwOBA .367 .404 0.037 .338 -0.066 .324 -0.014 .358 0.034
wOBA .334 .570 0.236 .323 -0.247 .306 -0.017 .318 0.012
xSLG .518 .574 0.056 .445 -0.129 .451 0.006 .492 0.041
SLG .457 .810 0.353 .424 -0.386 .416 -0.008 .420 0.004
K% 17.1 18.2 1.1 16.3 -1.9 17.3 1.0 20.2 2.9
BB% 7.2 4.5 -2.7 5.5 1.0 4.9 -0.6 6.3 1.4
Swing % 50.5 52.4 1.9 52.0 -0.4 52.0 0.0 50.5 -1.5
Whiff% 20.7 14.0 -6.7 19.2 5.2 20.5 1.3 20.8 0.3
In Zone % 48.4 48.8 0.4 52.7 3.9 52.9 0.2 52.7 -0.2
Out of Zone % 51.6 51.2 -0.4 47.3 -3.9 47.1 -0.2 47.3 0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 32.4 31.0 -1.4 29.9 -1.1 30.4 0.5 30.6 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 35.9 54.5 18.6 35.9 -18.6 35.9 0.0 30.1 -5.8
First Pitch Strike % 66.9 77.3 10.4 65.2 -12.1 66.8 1.6 61.6 -5.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 180 .334 122 7 5.7 58 25 43.1
2020 Shifts 22 .570 16 5 31.3 6 2 33.3
2021 Shifts 753 .315 559 131 23.4 194 102 52.6
2022 Shifts 738 .306 582 143 24.6 156 98 62.8
2023 Shades 336 .318 267 4 1.5 69 28 40.6
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 168 14.5 57.7% 0.0% 110 19.8 6.4% 4.5%
2020 8 13.6 75.0% 0.0% 28 22.1 3.6% 3.6%
2021 739 15.6 41.0% 0.5% 410 22.5 0.0% 6.8%
2022 742 14.1 62.0% 0.8% 402 22.0 0.5% 5.0%
2023 357 13.6 73.4% 0.0% 189 19.3 1.1% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution