Cole R. Irvin (born January 31, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. He is known as “Swirvin Cole Irvin”.
Irvin was picked in the fifth round of the 2016 MLB draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, and he made his major-level debut in 2019.
The Philadelphia Phillies selected Irvin in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft for $800,000.
He was sent to the Williamsport Crosscutters after signing and pitched for them for the entire season, going 5–1 with a 1.97 ERA in ten games (seven starts).
He pitched for the Clearwater Threshers and the Reading Fightin Phils in 2017, going 9–9 with a 3.39 ERA in 26 games (25 starts) for both teams. He was selected as a Florida State League All-Star with Clearwater.
On May 12, 2019, Irvin was promoted to the major leagues for the first time and made his big league debut on the same day. He won his first MLB game after pitching seven innings and allowing only one earned run.
Irvin had a 2-1 record with one save and a 5.83 ERA with the Phillies in 2019, appearing in 16 games (three starts) and pitching 412 innings.
Irvin only pitched in three games in 2020, posting a 17.18 ERA and four strikeouts in 323 innings.
Irvin was traded to the Oakland Athletics for monetary considerations on January 30, 2021.
In 32 starts in 2021, Irvin has a 10–15 record with a 4.24 ERA in 178+13 innings.
Cole Irvin Contract, Salary and Net Worth
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Contract||The Oakland Athletics signed Cole Irvin to a one-year, $705,000 contract, with $705,000 guaranteed and a $705,00 annual average salary. Irvin will make $705,000 as a base salary in 2022, with a total salary of $705,000.|