• Full name John Cooper Ingle
  • Born 02/23/2002 in Asheville, NC
  • Profile Ht.: 5'10" / Wt.: 185 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Clemson
  • Drafted in the 4th round (125th overall) by the Cleveland Guardians in 2023 (signed for $400,000).
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    School: Clemson Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.4
    BA Grade:40/High
    Tools:Hit: 50. Power: 30. Run: 40. Field: 50. Arm: 45.

    Ingle played just 10 games with Clemson during his 2021 freshman season, before exploding onto the scene in 2022, when he hit .351/.449/.526 with more walks than strikeouts, as well as eight homers and 13 doubles as a catcher and outfielder. That production didn’t fully translate to a summer in the Cape Cod League with Chatham, but Ingle continued to show strong on-base skills and walked more than he struck out once again with a .401 OBP despite a .252 average. During the 2023 season, Ingle slashed .324/.414/.456 with six home runs, a 12.9% walk rate and 9.6% strikeout rate. As could be gleaned from his track record, Ingle has a solid eye and doesn’t chase out of the zone too frequently or swing-and-miss overall, with an 89% contact rate and 19% chase rate in 2023. At 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, Ingle doesn’t have much power and doesn’t project to grow into significantly more in the future. Behind the plate, Ingle sets a low target with a one-knee setup and has solid receiving skills with fringe-average pure arm strength but a quick release that helps him get rid of the ball quickly. He has a solid backup catching profile.

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  • C Cooper Ingle assigned to Cleveland Guardians.
  • Cleveland Guardians signed C Cooper Ingle.

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