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David Kopp

RHP | TigersDET
David Kopp
Name: David J. Kopp
Born: Oct 22, 1985 in Coral Springs, Fla. USA
College: Clemson
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
Career435.24.591.533.686.07
Drafted in the 2nd round (71st overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007 (signed for $459,000)
The Tigers' pitching staff blossomed this spring, and Kopp was one of four Clemson pitchers who could go in the top five rounds. Somewhat enigmatic, Kopp has been inconsistent with his control and velocity, but at his best he flashed middle-of-the-rotation stuff. He stayed behind and on top of the ball better during his delivery this spring and improved his direction to the plate. His fastball ranges from 91-96 mph, sitting at 92. He gets sink and run from his three-quarters arm slot, though he doesn't repeat his release point. His changeup is a weapon, but his 81-83 mph slider shows potential of becoming a legitimate put-away pitch. He needs to improve his mental approach and confidence, especially in tight situations. Kopp has more upside than the typical college righthander in this year's draft, and he could be taken as early as the second round.
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