Bloomington native and Nats prospect Jake Irvin staying sharp during pandemic

We caught up with former Bloomington Jefferson high school and Oklahoma star and current Nationals pitching prospect Jake Irvin.

Irvin has been doing his best to stay sharp during the COVID-19 pandemic, while not knowing if his minor league season will happen. Currently a pitcher for the Class A affiliate of the Nationals, Irvin was Washington’s 4th round draft pick in 2018.

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Irvin only threw 20.2 innings the rest of 2018 after signing mid-summer. Then in 2019, he made 25-starts at Class A, amassing a 3.79 erned run average.

He was the Sooners’ regular Friday night starter for two seasons and led them to two NCAA regional berths.

As a junior, he led Oklahoma with 115 strikeouts and a 6-2 record in 16 starts. He maintained a 3.42 ERA in a team-high 95 innings pitched.