Phillies Prospect Report: Cole Irvin rising in the organization

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CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Cole Irvin #74 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 20, 2018 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)
CLEARWATER, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Cole Irvin #74 of the Philadelphia Phillies poses for a portrait on February 20, 2018 at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 30: A general view of Citizens Bank Park in the top of the seventh inning during the game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 30, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Nationals 3-2. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Trending Down: Kyle Martin, 1B, Clearwater

Martin has struggled all year long, which led to his demotion from Reading to Clearwater when Austin Listi was promoted to Reading.

As a whole, he is hitting .183 this year with four home runs, 21 RBI and 52 strikeouts. Since his demotion, he has a .135 average in 11 games.

He has five hits in those 11 games, but he has shown the ability to walk in that time. Martin has seven walks since moving to Clearwater and has 32 walks combined this year.

His eye at the plate has been decent, but it hasn’t led to more offense. His OBP for the year is .298, so he hasn’t been able to spring the walks into more hits.

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It is looking like Martin will be stuck down in the lower rungs of the organization or moved out in some way. There’s just no room in the higher levels or on the Phillies for a first baseman that hits below .200.

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