Born: July 15, 1992|
The Cincinnati Reds selected Ervin in the first round, with the 27th overall selection, of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. The Reds signed Ervin to a contract with a $1,812,400 signing bonus. He played for the Billings Mustangs of the Rookie-level Pioneer League and the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League after signing, where he had a combined .311 batting average, nine home runs, 35 runs batted in, a .425 on-base percentage, and 14 stolen bases in 15 attempts.
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- "Phillip Ervin's early returns already impressing Cincinnati Reds | reds.com: News". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Samford Bulldogs bio