Archive for the ‘DB Cooper’ Category

Pleskoff: Cooper Has MLB Tools

Bernie Pleskoff has served as a professional scout for the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. I know this because that’s precisely what it says at the end of all his articles for MLB.com, including his latest, in which he touts David Cooper’s tools.

Yes, that David Cooper.

It’s not exactly a full-on firecracker of a glowing scouting report, but it’s certainly an interesting one, especially given that most of what we tend to think of Cooper is… well… it’s not very good.

Pleskoff notes, quite rightly, that speed and defence aren’t Cooper’s greatest assets, explaining that “he can make the average play but he might not save many errant throws or make diving, spectacular plays around the bag. It will be his bat that must sustain him at the Major League level.” And perhaps surprisingly, he sees in Cooper the tools to actually, possibly, make such a thing happen.

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Roster Moves: DB Cooper Found!

Despite myriad issues that we’ve discussed in these pages ad nauseam, David Cooper is getting another shot with the Toronto Blue Jays– because… why not, at this point? He’s been called up, along with reliever Ryota Igarashi, to take the place of Ben Francisco, who has been placed on the DL with a hamstring issue, and Evan Crawford, who finds himself back down in Triple-A. Dustin McGowan has been moved to the 60-day DL to clear a spot on the 40-man for Igarashi– so, yes, Adam Lind remains on the 40-man.

The news comes by way of tweets from Wilner and others.

I’m sure the news of the PCL batting champ riding in on a white horse to save the Jays’ first base position is an exciting proposition for a lot of people who don’t quite fully believe in just how much the PCL can inflate a player’s numbers, but for those of us who read Bradley Ankrom’s Wednesday installment of the excellent Greeting From Dunedin series he’s been doing for us, and saw that Cooper’s line outside of Cashman Field is a rather fucking disgusting .177/.271/.210, um… meh.

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