IP 277
ERA 3.314
WHIP 1.13
BB/9 2.632
SO/9 11.112
  • 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.
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    A 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.

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