Southern Illinois Miners

39 Zach Cooper
39 Zach Cooper
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Previous College: Central Michigan University
Position: P

Born: 01/06/1990

Bats/Throws: R/R

2017 Status: Experienced

- Entering second season with Southern Illinois in 2017

- Made 15 appearances with the Miners last year, with nine strikeouts in 10 2/3 total innings pitched

- Made 20 appearances in 2015 at Single-A Wisconsin in the Milwaukee Brewers organization, going 2-1 with a 1.88 ERA, seven walks and 26 strikeouts in 24 innings; also made 10 appearances for Double-A Montgomery in the Tampa Bay Rays organization

- Went 1-3 with a 5.27 ERA in 23 appearances with seven saves, 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in 27 1/3 innings, mainly at A-Advanced Charlotte in the Rays' system in 2014, earning a spot in the prestigious Arizona Fall League

- Was in spring training with the Miners in 2014 before being signed by the Rays

- Played two years in the Philadelphia Phillies organization (3.97 ERA in 33 appearances, 39 strikeouts, 24 walks in 47 2/3 IP in 2013 at Single-A Lakewood); 

- Selected in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Phillies (previously drafted in the 46th round by the Marlins in 2011 but did not sign)

- Played 4 years collegiately at Central Michigan University, finishing his career #3 in program history in strikeouts, top-10 in wins and innings pitched