Scouting Patrick Cooper

Right-handed pitcher Patrick Cooper was selected by the Tigers in the 14th round of the 2010 MLB draft.  He posted a 3.99 ERA in 70.o innings pitched as a junior at Bradley this season.

Patrick Cooper/Photo courtesy of Bradley University

Cooper was a Cape Cod League All-Star in 2009, where he was reportedly hitting 93-94 mph on the radar gun, but his stuff regressed this spring and he fell to the 14th round of the draft as a result.

Bradley pitching coach John Corbin said Cooper’s fastball sat between 88 and 92 mph this spring.  While he has thrown harder in the past, Corbin says Cooper’s fastball had more movement this season.  Cooper also throws a 78-82 mph slider and a 79-81 mph changeup.

Corbin believes Cooper will be used as a starting pitcher in the minor leagues, but his ultimate future is as a reliever.

Cooper has already signed a pro contract with the Tigers, but he has not been assigned to a minor league team.  He is a candidate to spend some time with Connecticut this summer.

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2 Comments on “Scouting Patrick Cooper”


  1. […] Cooper is a candidate to fill the rotation slot left by Lance Baxter, who was re-assigned to the GCL Tigers on Tuesday.  A scouting report on Cooper is available at this link. […]


  2. […] Cooper is a candidate to fill the rotation slot left by Lance Baxter, who was re-assigned to the GCL Tigers on Tuesday.  A scouting report on Cooper is available at this link. […]


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