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David Cooper

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David Cooper
Name: David Fletcher Cooper
Born: Feb 12, 1987 in Stockton, Calif. USA
High School: Tokay HS, Lodi, Calif.
College: California
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
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Drafted in the 1st round (17th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2008 (signed for $1,500,000)
Another NorCal product, Cooper began his college career at Cal State Fullerton, helping lead the Titans to the College World Series. He had hits in seven consecutive at-bats in Omaha, earning all-tournament honors, but transferred after the season back closer to home, instantly becoming Cal's best player. He's evolved as a hitter since that season, going from two homers as a freshman to a Pacific-10 Conference-best 19 as a junior. Cooper's hitting ability stems from strong hands and forearms and excellent hand-eye coordination more than pure bat speed, and some scouts believe he'll be more susceptible in pro ball to big velocity because of it. Others believe his smooth, pure swing will let him catch up to any fastball. He has a polished, patient approach and absolutely mashes mistakes to all parts of the park. Cooper's value is in his bat; he's a well-below-average runner who could become a real baseclogger down the line. Defensively, he flashes average ability at first, but some scouts label him disinterested at worst and below-average at best. Cooper's bat could take him into the first round, though an American League club would be a better fit.
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