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Portrait of Don Cooper

Don Cooper PTwins

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 85.3 1 6 0 47 5.27 -0.7
Birth Date1-15-1956
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
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ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1981 MIN 25 27 2 58.7 10.0 48.7 1 5 0 0 1 0 262 61 33 28 9 94 32 28 1 33 4.30 5.10 5.61 -4.6 -0.5
1982 MIN 26 6 1 11.3 0.7 10.7 0 1 0 0 0 0 57 14 12 12 0 19 11 9 0 5 9.53 4.72 5.16 0.3 0.0
1983 TOR 27 4 0 5.3 0.0 5.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 8 4 4 3 20 0 0 0 5 6.75 8.26 7.17 -1.2 -0.1
1985 NYA 29 7 0 10.0 0.0 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 12 6 6 2 20 3 3 0 4 5.40 5.44 6.24 -0.9 -0.1
Career44385.310.774.71600103869555501415346401475.275.285.71-6.4-0.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1979 WTH AA 28 0 54.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979 COH AAA 8 0 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 NAS AA 32 0 60.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 COH AAA 12 4 38.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 MIN MLB 27 2 58.7 5.61 65 .284 .259 .321 .369 .262 .278 101 -4.6 -0.5 -4.6 -0.5
1982 MIN MLB 6 1 11.3 5.16 88 .315 .259 .316 .380 .257 .341 102 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
1982 TOL AAA 28 28 176.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1983 TOR MLB 4 0 5.3 7.17 53 .378 .256 .314 .401 .258 .333 108 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
1983 SYR AAA 46 1 87.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1984 COH AAA 41 3 88.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985 NYA MLB 7 0 10.0 6.24 64 .295 .254 .322 .401 .261 .286 100 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
1985 COH AAA 33 4 68.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1986 SYR AAA 32 6 68.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1987 ROC AAA 14 3 37.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1979 COH AAA 0 0 2 8 0 18.0 19 11 14 1 0% .000 9.5 5.5 0.5 7.0 1.67 5.50 0.0 0.0
1979 WTH AA 6 4 6 28 0 54.0 49 30 44 6 0% .000 8.2 5.0 1.0 7.3 1.46 4.33 0.0 0.0
1980 NAS AA 1 5 8 32 0 60.0 43 29 62 4 0% .000 6.5 4.3 0.6 9.3 1.20 1.80 0.0 0.0
1980 COH AAA 3 2 0 12 4 38.0 30 16 29 3 0% .000 7.1 3.8 0.7 6.9 1.21 2.13 0.0 0.0
1981 MIN MLB 1 5 0 27 2 58.7 61 32 33 9 48% .278 9.4 4.9 1.4 5.1 1.59 4.30 -4.6 -0.5
1982 MIN MLB 0 1 0 6 1 11.3 14 11 5 0 52% .341 11.1 8.7 0.0 4.0 2.21 9.53 0.3 0.0
1982 TOL AAA 12 10 0 28 28 176.7 196 69 125 19 0% .000 10.0 3.5 1.0 6.4 1.50 4.63 0.0 0.0
1983 SYR AAA 10 5 22 46 1 87.0 69 33 73 7 0% .000 7.1 3.4 0.7 7.6 1.17 3.21 0.0 0.0
1983 TOR MLB 0 0 0 4 0 5.3 8 0 5 3 30% .333 13.5 0.0 5.1 8.4 1.50 6.75 -1.2 -0.1
1984 COH AAA 8 6 9 41 3 88.0 81 31 62 8 0% .000 8.3 3.2 0.8 6.3 1.27 3.17 0.0 0.0
1985 COH AAA 7 3 10 33 4 68.3 61 21 59 7 0% .000 8.0 2.8 0.9 7.8 1.20 2.37 0.0 0.0
1985 NYA MLB 0 0 0 7 0 10.0 12 3 4 2 40% .286 10.8 2.7 1.8 3.6 1.50 5.40 -0.9 -0.1
1986 SYR AAA 5 5 4 32 6 68.7 64 28 42 11 0% .000 8.4 3.7 1.4 5.5 1.34 3.80 0.0 0.0
1987 ROC AAA 2 2 2 14 3 37.7 39 14 22 2 0% .000 9.3 3.3 0.5 5.3 1.41 3.82 0.0 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock DraftBen Carsley2014-06-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Ideal Dynasty-Style Mock DraftCraig Goldstein2014-06-03
The Lineup Card: 10 of Our Favorite PitchesBaseball Prospectus2014-04-23
Understanding the Umpire-Manager Arguments of 2013: A Lipreader Deciphers the Second Half's Angriest ExchangesEvan Brunell2014-03-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Orioles Sign Flimsy JohanR.J. Anderson2014-03-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PitchersPaul Sporer2014-02-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Reeling in RodneyCraig Goldstein2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Reeling in RodneyR.J. Anderson2014-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMid-Season Outliers: Catchers, Designated Hitters, and RelieversBaseball Prospectus2013-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: What is a Good Pitching Coach Worth?Russell A. Carleton2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Maybe-Next-YearsBradford Doolittle2013-03-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Maybe-Next-YearsHarry Pavlidis2013-03-28
Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 80 Fantasy Starting Pitchers, Part Two: 41-80Paul Sporer2013-03-08
Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 80 Fantasy Starting Pitchers, Part Two: 41-80Jason Collette2013-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: They Move Like Living ThingsGeoff Young2012-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wages of EdwinR.J. Anderson2012-07-13
Inside The Park: Can Teams Protect Their Pitchers?Bradford Doolittle2012-05-10
Collateral Damage: The Tommy John BrotherhoodStephani Bee2012-03-26
Collateral Damage: The Tommy John BrotherhoodCorey Dawkins2012-03-26
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Once and Future StartersBen Lindbergh2012-03-12
Transaction Analysis: The Rasmus-Jackson Shuffle UPDATEDBen Lindbergh2011-07-27
Transaction Analysis: The Rasmus-Jackson Shuffle UPDATEDR.J. Anderson2011-07-27
BP Unfiltered: For Amusement Only 4/9John Perrotto2011-04-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Spring SurprisesJohn Perrotto2011-03-25
Fantasy Focus: AL Starting Pitcher RankingsMarc Normandin2011-02-25
Overthinking It: The Magic Touch?Ben Lindbergh2010-10-15
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: A Leg and a PrayerWill Carroll2010-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: AL: A Slight OpeningBen Lindbergh2010-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Looking for a Strasburg ScapegoatWill Carroll2010-08-30
The Week in Quotes: July 26-August 1Alex Carnevale2010-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Peavy's Unique InjuryWill Carroll2010-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessChecking the Numbers: Weaver's Soaring Strikeout RateEric Seidman2010-07-07
The Week in Quotes: June 14-20Alex Carnevale2010-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Peavy's shoulder comes up Will Carroll2010-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Checking Out Aroldis ChapmanWill Carroll2010-04-23
The Week in Quotes: April 12-18Alex Carnevale2010-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Turn of the Screw, ALChristina Kahrl2010-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Breaking Down BreakdownsWill Carroll2010-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL CatsupChristina Kahrl2010-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Midweek UpdateJohn Perrotto2010-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2009-12-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Snagging a SnakeChristina Kahrl2009-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Big-League Cuts and NRI MuttsChristina Kahrl2009-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Spring Forward, Falling BackWill Carroll2009-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessBreakout Spotlight: John DanksEric Seidman2009-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessPulling Up the Rear?: Hanging the Sox Out to DryChristina Kahrl2009-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: A Peach of a DealChristina Kahrl2008-12-03
Playoff Prospectus: White Sox versus RaysNate Silver2008-10-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Ozzie GuillenDavid Laurila2008-09-14
UTK Wrap: Big StridesWill Carroll2008-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Central Mischief, plus Figgs and RiggsWill Carroll2008-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Knowable RisksWill Carroll2008-07-09
The Week in Quotes: Week of June 23-29Alex Carnevale2008-06-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Chicago White SoxWill Carroll2008-02-18
Transaction Analysis: Backup Wheels within WheelsChristina Kahrl2008-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis Special: Market MayhemChristina Kahrl2007-11-28
The Week in Quotes: August 26-September 2Alex Carnevale2007-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessEvery Given Sunday: Settling into the StretchJohn Perrotto2007-08-19
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Almost HalfwayWill Carroll2007-06-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Sikh and Ye Shall FindWill Carroll2007-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: PECOTA Projected Standings, AL and NL CentralNate Silver2007-03-27
Under The Knife: Vegas, Baby, VegasWill Carroll2007-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessHope and Faith: How the Chicago White Sox Can Win the World SeriesKevin Goldstein2007-03-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPositional Health Reports: RelieversWill Carroll2007-03-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-02-01
The Week in Quotes: January 22-28Alex Carnevale2007-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: November 3-16, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-11-17
Prospectus Notebook: Yankees, PhilliesBaseball Prospectus2006-05-19
Transaction Analysis: July 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-07-28


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Why does Erik Johnson decide to have a good start once I've made up my mind to release him?
(Jim from Chicago)
LOL, because everyone can twirl a gem from time-to-time. He's a fifth starter, I just didn't see the hype coming into the season. Don Cooper can maybe extract four-level numbers out of him which will include the occasional gem and some solid outings, but the flameouts erase a lot of good. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Jose Quintana or Travis Wood in a 15 tm redraft with QS in place of W's
(artful dodger from Nice SN)
Give me Quintana at this point. It was the Twins, but 8 k's is a nice step forward for him. Consider this a vote for Don Cooper as much as Jose Quintana. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)You still love me?
(Felipe Paulino from Chi town )
Yes. A little tepid this year for your fantasy outlook for obvious reasons, but overall I'm still a fan. I'm scooping you up in deeper AL-only leagues. In Don Cooper I trust! (Paul Sporer)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Philip Humber, 9th in WAR for AL pitchers ... uhm ... please explain.
(Paul from DC)
He doesn't miss a ton of bats but his homer and walk rates are impressively low, and his .226 BABIP is insanely low (and unsustainable). Bet on some significant regression.

That said, Humber's working with one of the game's best pitching coaches in Don Cooper, so I don't think that he's incapable of surviving as a back-end starter. He's going to need to get more groundballs though, particularly in that ballpark. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-11-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would Vazquez's drop in velocity give you pause as a GM looking at FA pitchers?
(Matt from Chicago)
Absolutely, though I think his issues have more to do with mechanics than with injury. The right pitching coach may be able to straighten him out. Then again, he was nothing special in Chicago under Don Cooper, who's one of the best in the biz, so who the hell knows? (Jay Jaffe)
2009-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)I don't know about the other two, but Danks only really figured it out after the pitching coach in Chicago taught him to throw a cutter. It's hard to knock the Rangers for that.
(Aaron from YYZ)
Well, why can't they get their own Don Cooper instead of whomever they've had as their pitching coaches over the past decade? And why can't they keep their guys healthy? I do think that the arrival of Mike Maddux marks a step in the right direction, but it's a first step. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-04-25 15:00:00 (link to chat)White Sox: Fluke or for real?
(Izzy from DC)
I'm not a huge believer in the White Sox, but it's clear that at least in the early going, two things are going very right. First, you've got the bouncebacks from Joe Crede and Carlos Quentin that have helped resurrect that offense while marginalizing some rather unproductive players. Second, them Gavin Floyd and John Danks appearing to have finally put it together. These were well-regarded pitching prospects who've taken a long time to live up to their billing, but with a good coach like Don Cooper it shouldn't be terribly surprising to see them make the kind of nonlinear jumps that pitchers do when they finally Get It Together. (Jay Jaffe)


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