New Arrival: David Cooper, if, Cleveland Indians

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David Cooper was the 17th overall pick (Blue Jays) in the 2008 draft. He has never really had a bad season in the minors, showing good power and plate discipline. He made it to the Majors in 2012 with the Jays, only to suffer a serious back injury. He missed most of 2013, was signed by the Indians briefly late in the season, and then asked for his release. The Indians resigned him in December, and he is now on the Columbus roster.

Cooper actually had a pretty great spring, with a .364/.444/.455 line. I think that once he gets warmed up in the minors, shows that his back is fine, he could be one of the first guys to get called up. Personally I am really excited to see what he can do. The best part is that if he hits well and ends up being this years Yan Gomes we can keep him for a long time, since he only has less than a year of active major league service time.

Year Age Tm Lg G AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS
2008 21 TOR-min A,A+,A- 69 273 5 51 30 46 .333 .399 .901
2009 22 TOR-min AA 128 473 10 66 59 92 .258 .340 .729
2010 23 TOR-min AA 132 498 20 78 52 74 .257 .327 .769
2011 24 TOR-min AAA 120 467 9 96 67 43 .364 .439 .974
2011 24 TOR AL 27 71 2 12 7 14 .211 .284 .678
2012 25 TOR-min AAA 68 261 10 52 37 34 .314 .395 .935
2012 25 TOR AL 45 140 4 11 4 22 .300 .324 .788
2013 26 CLE-min AAA,Rk 13 51 0 6 4 3 .314 .364 .736
2014 27 CLE-min AAA 8 30 0 4 0 1 .267 .267 .567
2 Yrs 72 211 6 23 11 36 .270 .310 .750
162 Game Avg. 162 475 14 52 25 81 .270 .310 .750
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/13/2014.
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