Phillip Ervin
LF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 10" 207LBS | Age: 31
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 1, #27, Cincinnati Reds | Samford
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 247 218 27 55 7 6 .252 .324 .404 .728
2019 260 236 30 64 7 4 .271 .331 .466 .797
2020 89 74 10 11 0 1 .149 .292 .189 .481
4 Seasons 660 586 75 145 17 15 .247 .322 .406 .728
AVG HR SB OPS
2018 .252 7 6 .728
2019 .271 7 4 .797
2020 .149 0 1 .481
4 Seasons .247 17 15 .728
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Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting 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%
2017 24 242 44 3 6.8 4.7 84.9 107.1 16.1 36.4 .213 .362 .328 .280 .328 18.2 23.4 6.3
2018 25 991 162 7 4.3 2.8 85.9 106.9 16.7 37.7 .240 .372 .315 .305 .360 34.6 24.3 8.1
2019 26 1088 175 8 4.6 3.1 85.0 111.6 14.4 37.1 .237 .374 .334 .301 .363 31.1 24.2 6.9
2020 27 405 52 0 0.0 0.0 85.4 104.8 16.0 25.0 .166 .198 .239 .251 .227 25.0 24.7 15.7
Player 2726 433 18 4.2 2.7 85.4 111.6 15.6 35.8 .226 .349 .314 .294 .342 30.4 24.2 8.5
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.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 36.4 34.1 25.0 4.5 36.4 45.5 18.2 4.5 29.5 36.4 18.2 4.5 6.8 4.7
2018 37.7 24.7 27.8 9.9 34.6 32.7 32.7 6.8 25.9 28.4 29.6 4.9 4.3 2.8
2019 39.4 27.4 26.3 6.9 33.1 40.6 26.3 4.6 27.4 27.4 26.9 4.6 4.6 3.1
2020 40.4 36.5 19.2 3.8 50.0 34.6 15.4 7.7 23.1 44.2 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 38.6 28.2 25.9 7.4 36.0 37.4 26.6 5.8 26.6 30.7 26.8 4.2 4.2 2.7
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.

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 %
2020 4-Seamer -0.1 0 166 41.0 32 .125 .167 .270 24.0 18.8 10.7 .118 .151 .263 22.2
2020 Sinker -0.1 0 60 14.8 15 .231 .385 .320 8.3 13.3 13.3 .256 .286 .300 54.5
2020 Slider -2.1 -1 52 12.8 11 .100 .100 .145 52.4 45.5 21.7 .154 .185 .199 20.0
2020 Curveball -0.1 0 52 12.8 9 .143 .143 .256 47.1 55.6 20.0 .144 .171 .262 50.0
2020 Changeup -4.5 -2 51 12.6 15 .143 .143 .227 19.0 26.7 21.1 .151 .165 .180 0.0
2020 Cutter -3.8 -1 23 5.7 7 .167 .167 .229 10.0 0.0 0.0 .239 .329 .307 16.7
2020 Splitter -18.2 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer 0.4 1 302 27.8 68 .295 .492 .374 28.6 35.3 23.5 .223 .429 .315 45.9
2019 Slider -2.5 -5 204 18.8 47 .227 .341 .259 35.1 38.3 25.0 .234 .333 .263 37.0
2019 Sinker -1.5 -2 167 15.3 52 .239 .391 .323 18.9 13.5 15.2 .261 .358 .330 35.0
2019 Changeup 1.3 2 124 11.4 33 .276 .552 .389 34.7 12.1 8.3 .238 .372 .311 20.0
2019 Curveball 3.4 4 124 11.4 24 .364 .682 .463 12.8 8.3 5.9 .299 .500 .365 15.0
2019 Cutter 1.8 2 95 8.7 18 .353 .529 .400 20.9 11.1 9.5 .232 .316 .263 20.0
2019 Splitter -7.0 -1 13 1.2 4 .000 .000 .000 57.1 50.0 28.6 .156 .173 .142 0.0
2019 Sweeper -6.5 -1 9 0.8 2 .000 .000 .000 66.7 50.0 33.3 .004 .007 .004 0.0
2019 Slurve 4.0 0 5 0.5 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 0.0 -- -- .700 --
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 342 34.5 92 .269 .500 .368 22.8 25.0 20.4 .228 .408 .322 43.9
2018 Sinker 0.2 0 171 17.3 47 .286 .381 .334 21.4 17.0 17.0 .248 .337 .299 29.4
2018 Slider 0.1 0 171 17.3 40 .256 .410 .296 43.2 40.0 29.1 .250 .371 .278 34.8
2018 Curveball -0.7 -1 130 13.1 23 .200 .250 .233 22.7 30.4 17.9 .216 .274 .261 21.4
2018 Changeup -1.4 -1 95 9.6 22 .143 .333 .220 31.3 22.7 12.5 .182 .367 .254 25.0
2018 Cutter 1.3 1 61 6.2 15 .308 .308 .287 28.1 6.7 7.7 .376 .469 .420 38.5
2018 Splitter 1.1 0 20 2.0 7 .200 .200 .329 23.1 0.0 0.0 .254 .288 .366 20.0
2018 Sweeper 4.3 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2017 4-Seamer 4.5 4 96 39.7 29 .346 .692 .497 12.5 20.7 18.8 .248 .500 .353 25.0
2017 Sinker -1.3 -1 62 25.6 16 .143 .214 .250 32.3 25.0 28.6 .170 .254 .216 9.1
2017 Slider -2.9 -1 39 16.1 8 .000 .000 .088 50.0 50.0 50.0 .021 .035 .109 0.0
2017 Curveball 2.5 0 17 7.0 5 .400 .400 .360 25.0 0.0 0.0 .396 .520 .399 40.0
2017 Changeup 3.7 1 17 7.0 4 .250 .500 .313 11.1 25.0 12.5 .061 .092 .064 0.0
2017 Cutter 17.8 1 7 2.9 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .920 .979 .834 0.0
2017 Splitter -1.8 0 1 0.4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2017 64 242 3 0 1 0 4
2018 246 991 -4 -9 5 6 -2
2019 249 1,046 -2 -10 7 5 0
2020 89 405 -9 -3 5 3 -5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 242 52.9 57.8 81.1 22.8 61.5 46.3 28.1 41.3 23.0 7.4 72.2
2018 991 52.0 67.4 76.1 25.0 62.2 43.5 31.6 47.0 27.0 8.2 75.3
2019 1,088 47.1 71.0 81.1 26.8 51.4 41.8 31.5 47.8 28.3 7.6 80.0
2020 405 46.4 66.5 80.8 20.3 50.0 43.0 33.7 41.7 26.6 5.9 91.7
Player 2,726 49.3 67.7 79.1 24.8 55.8 43.0 31.5 46.0 27.2 7.6 78.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2017 54 88
2018 52 73
2019 81 64
2020 24 66 91
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.6 3 2.7 0 0 2 2 66.7
2018 22.4 7 4.9 2 1 4 3 42.9
2019 23.0 7 5.6 1 4 2 4 57.1
Player 22.7 17 13.2 4 5 8 9 52.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 3 2 2 2 4 4 4 2 4 2 4 4 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 4 2 2 4 2 2 2 3 4 2 4 2
2018 7 6 5 5 3 3 6 4 3 3 3 6 6 4 4 6 4 3 8 6 6 5 7 7 4 4 4 6 7 5 3
2019 7 6 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 5 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 6 7 5 5 6 5 8 6 6 5
Player 17 14 12 13 13 13 16 11 12 9 12 16 14 11 13 13 11 10 15 16 13 13 18 14 11 12 12 18 15 15 10
! 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 2017 2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 84.9 85.9 1.0 85.0 -0.9 85.4 0.4
Launch Angle 16.1 16.7 0.6 14.4 -2.3 16.0 1.6
Barrel % 6.8 4.3 -2.5 4.6 0.3 0.0 -4.6
Hard Hit % 18.2 34.6 16.4 31.1 -3.5 25.0 -6.1
Sweet Spot % 36.4 37.7 1.3 37.1 -0.6 25.0 -12.1
xBA .213 .240 0.027 .237 -0.003 .166 -0.071
BA .259 .252 -0.007 .271 0.019 .149 -0.122
xwOBA .280 .305 0.025 .301 -0.004 .251 -0.050
wOBA .328 .315 -0.013 .334 0.019 .239 -0.095
xSLG .362 .372 0.010 .374 0.002 .198 -0.176
SLG .448 .404 -0.044 .466 0.062 .189 -0.277
K% 23.4 24.3 0.9 24.2 -0.1 24.7 0.5
BB% 6.3 8.1 1.8 6.9 -1.2 15.7 8.8
Swing % 41.3 47.0 5.7 47.8 0.8 41.7 -6.1
Whiff% 23.0 27.0 4.0 28.3 1.3 26.6 -1.7
In Zone % 52.9 52.0 -0.9 47.1 -4.9 46.4 -0.7
Out of Zone % 47.1 48.0 0.9 52.9 4.9 53.6 0.7
Out of Zone Swing % 22.8 25.0 2.2 26.8 1.8 20.3 -6.5
First Pitch Swing % 28.1 31.6 3.5 31.5 -0.1 33.7 2.2
First Pitch Strike % 56.3 64.8 8.5 58.1 -6.7 68.5 10.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2017 Shifts R 64 0 0.0 .328
2018 Shifts R 246 4 1.6 .308 .728
2019 Shifts R 258 24 9.3 .337 .275
2020 Shifts R 89 23 25.8 .258 .184
! 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 %
2017 75 17.1 29.3% 0.0% 47 20.6 8.5% 6.4%
2018 247 15.7 42.9% 0.8% 198 21.4 1.0% 5.6%
2019 331 16.1 33.8% 0.9% 143 22.4 1.4% 7.7%
2020 130 16.0 38.5% 2.3% 76 21.2 3.9% 5.3%
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