Cooper Bates
Cooper Bates

CLASS OF 2024

3B
RHP

Cooper
Bates

Broken Arrow (HS) • OK
5-10 • 160LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Oklahoma Pride 2024

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2024 National

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7/28/21

Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pound athletic and stocky frame with room for added strength and size in the future.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a neutral stance and upright posture.  Hands get set at shoulder height with a relaxed back elbow and hands tucked into the body.  Leg kick stride with short linear weight transfer to a soft front leg.  Gets good extension with the hands with a whippy bat path.  Shows some strength at contact during the BP session.  Does a good job of maintaining balance throughout the swing.

Power: 84 mph exit velocity off the tee and 92 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  INF- 77 mph.  High ¾ arm slot with a very short arm swing and slightly stiff release.

Defense:  In the infield shows a feel for working around the ball with smooth rhythmic feet.  Fields the ball a tad deep into the body but does show soft hands.  Shows good lateral agility and ability to cover ground to both sides.  Clean transfers out of the glove. 

Run: 4.66 runner to first base.

Delivery: On the mound uses simple footwork around the rubber and works to a high balance point with smooth rhythm.   Strong shoulder tilt with a high front side.  Tall and fall style down the slope with small push off the back foot.  Repeats delivery well.  Works from the middle of the rubber and strides directionally down the center of the mound to a firm plant leg.

Arm Action: Over the top arm slot with a short arm action with hand working straight down out of the glove. 

FB: 73-78 mph, riding life through the zone with some slight arm side run. 

CB: 64-71 mph, 12/6 shape with straight over the top slot and shows the ability to land for strikes.


5/26/20

Cooper Bates: 3B/RHP, (2024) Broken Arrow, OK. 5-foot-8, 140-pound slim frame. At the plate, Bates best exit velocity was 79 mph. Starts in a balanced stance with a small load, then uses a leg kick before his swing. Bat speed was quick, displayed short swing plane and high finish. Had some loud contact and found lots of barrels. Aggressive approach. Above average in the infield, recorded a position velocity of 73 mph; shows consistent feet, firm hands and a lengthy exchange. Showed a high ¾ slot. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.66. Average on the mound, where he showed some arm speed, also used a consistent arm action with an over-the-top arm angle. Feel type pitcher who uses high effort. Tall balance point with uphill shoulders. Lands square. Produced a fastball that came in at 76-77 mph with a max of 77 mph; has a decent control that shows straight movement. His changeup (66-68) has some action and occasional control. His curveball (62-62) had early action.

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