Players signed indicated in Bold

Round Overall Team Player Position State Bonus
14 433 Detroit Tigers Patrick Cooper RHP Ill.
Cooper spent his freshman season at Eastern Kentucky, transferred to Des Moines Area CC when Elvis Dominguez and his coaching staff moved to Bradley, then reunited with Dominguez at Bradley this spring. A Cape Cod League all-star last summer, Cooper got off to a slow start this year. The first batter he faced knocked him out of the game with a liner off his forearm, and the lights went out at Tennessee Tech after two innings in his next start. Desperate for a closer, Bradley used him in that role for a while before returning him to the rotation, where he gave up four earned runs in his last three starts. His stuff was down from the Cape, as his fastball went from 90-93 mph to 87-91 and his slider lost depth. He throws strikes and has a decent changeup. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound righthander still could go in the first 10 rounds to a team that saw him good in the Cape or down the stretch. The Diamondbacks made a run at signing him last summer after drafting him in the 34th round, but couldn't close the deal.