Former Green Bay Bullfrog and current Samford Bulldog Phillip Ervin has been named to the Baseball America Preseason All America team.
Ervin played 39 games for the Bullfrogs in the 2011 season, hitting .305 with 6 home runs and 34 RBI. He also stole six bases.
Baseball America had this to say about the speedy outfielder:
“He’s not a beast at 5’11” and 195 pounds, but he has tools and skills across the board. He has the bat speed, efficient right-handed swing, plate discipline and strength to hit for both average and power. Ervin can use his above average speed to swipe bases and run down balls in the gaps as a center fielder, and he has shown a 90-92 MPH fastball on the mound. He struck out seven batters in 6.1 innings pitched in 2011 with the Bullfrogs. Scouts aren’t entirely sold that he’ll stick in center, but he has a chance and he would still profile well as a right fielder.”