Former Oregon Starter Cole Irvin Signs With Philadelphia Phillies


Former Oregon Ducks Starter Cole Irvin signed his first professional contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and won’t return to Oregon.

The Oregon Ducks Pitching rotation will have a very different look next season. Stephen Nagosek signed with the Boston Red Sox earlier this month and now Cole Irvin has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. The deal was well above average for where he was drafted according to MLBDraftRumors

His drafted slot was for just over $400k, he signed for double at 800k. Irvin and Nagosek were pretty much the front and back of the pitching staff this season. Irvin started the year on a roll leading the team to a near Top 10 start in the polls before things started to fall apart for both the Offense and the Pitchers.

Cole Irvin missed the entire 2014 season after a preseason injury led to Tommy John Surgery. He came back to have a strong Junior season for the Oregon Ducks. He improved greatly on his return season in 2015 going 6-4 with an ERA of 3.17. He limited opponents to a batting average of .256.

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Oregon has lost several key players from 2016 to the next level. Aside from Irvin, Stephen Nagosek signed with Boston, and Austin Grebeck signed with Seattle.