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Jason Cooper, of

School: Stanford U. Class: Jr.
Hometown: Moses Lake, Wash.
B-T: L-R Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 215 Birthdate: 12/6/80
Previously Drafted: Phillies '99 (2nd round).
Scouting Report: Cooper, the highest-drafted player in 1999 who did not sign, was part of a once-in-a-lifetime trio drafted out of Moses Lake (Wash.) High. While high school teammates B.J. Garbe (Twins, first round) and Ryan Doumit (Pirates, second round) signed, Cooper went to Stanford and turned in a .247 average in his first two seasons. He has battled nagging injuries throughout. A shoulder injury 18 months ago has taken everything out of his arm and forced him to DH this spring, causing National League clubs to steer away from him. Cooper's best tool is his raw power. He has the best power potential in college and hits balls farther than former Stanford teammate and first-round pick Joe Borchard. Once considered a first-round pick himself, Cooper now projects as a late second-rounder. The Yankees, whose first pick is 71st overall, may be lying in wait for him. His powerful lefthanded swing would go over big in Yankee Stadium.

2002 Statistics

AVG

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

.359

192

40

69

14

2

12

50

1

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