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Draft 2008
Draft Central

David Cooper (Credit: University of California)


Biographical Data
Player Name:David Cooper
Position:First Baseman
School:University of California
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:2/12/87
Height:6'0"
Weight:210 lbs.
Bats:Left
Throws:Left
Report Date(s):02/28 - 03/02/08
Game(s):USD Tournament


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting Ability:Cooper generally has a compact stroke, though it can have some length at times.
Power:By far his best tool, he's got plus power and went opposite field with a homer during the tournament.
Running Speed:He's not a slug, but he's average at best.
Base Running:He won't clog the bases, but he won't help much with his legs.
Arm Strength:Cooper's arm strength is slightly below average.
Fielding:He's OK defensively and should be able to hold his own at first.
Range:He does not have great range.
Physical Description:Cooper is a strong, slugging left-handed first baseman.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:An advanced approach at the plate and big-time power potential.
Weaknesses:He's limited to first base and he'd be just average, at best, there defensively.
Summary:There are a number of college first basemen to choose from this Draft season and Cooper is making a case to be among the first to be chosen. He's got legitimate power to all fields and his advanced approach at the plate helps him avoid any slumps. Somewhat limited defensively, there's no doubt a team will take him fairly early just to get that bat into its system.