- Full name Matt Jerry Cooper
- Born 09/30/1991 in Marysville, WA
- Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 190 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Hawaii
Drafted in the 16th round (468th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2014.
View Draft ReportA potential performance pick, Cooper had two consistent seasons for Hawaii after pitching well for Bellevue (Wash.) CC for two seasons. He's not quite as big as his listed 6-foot, 180-pounds and he pounds the strike zone with fringe-average stuff. He has to be precise because he pitches with a below-average 86-88 mph fastball that scrapes 90, but he usually locates very well. He pitches backward with his average curveball and changeup and throws both for strikes. Cooper thrived as a senior, posting a 1.60 ERA and 106-28 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 107 innings.