Ervin recognized by AFL
Another Reds prospect has been recognized with Player of the Week honors by the Arizona Fall League. This time, it’s outfielder Phillip Ervin, who is with the Peoria Javelinas.
More from the AFL press release:
Ervin hit .333 (6-for-18) with 1 double, 1 home run, 8 RBI, 1 walk and 2 stolen bases last week.
On November 3 vs. Mesa, the Mobile, AL native enjoyed a three-hit day that included 1 homer (grand slam), 6 RBI, 2 runs and 1 stolen base.
Cincinnati’s 2013 first-round (27th overall) draft choice out of Samford University, Ervin completed the fourth week of Fall League play ranked second in the league with eight stolen bases.
The 5-10, 205-pound outfielder split the 2015 regular season between Single-A Daytona and Double-A Pensacola.
In three minor-league seasons, the 23-year-old Ervin is a .253 career hitter with 30 homers, 174 RBI, and 78 stolen bases in 302 professional games.
Ervin, ranked by MLB.com as the Reds’ No. 11 prospect, struggled in 2014 and for some of 2015. Perhaps he is showing signs of turning the corner, which would be good news for an organization trying to develop more offense through its system.