The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 23rd round pick Jordan Cooper, Pirates Prospects has learned. Cooper is a draft eligible sophomore out of Kentucky, and was selected by the Pirates for the second time in three years, after opting to attend Kentucky rather than signing as a 17th round pick in 2009. Cooper obviously was open to joining the Pirates, as he would have had to sign a letter giving them permission to draft him again in order for them to take him this time around.
Cooper had a difficult year at Kentucky, pitching like an early round pick at times, but struggling badly at others. In his better starts his sinker ranged from 89-94, and he had an effective slider and change. In his bad starts his velocity dropped at the upper end and his command wasn’t there. He...
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