Found June 14, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
Routine is tough when toggling between a starting and relieving role, but Jordan Cooper has learned to focus on the things he can control. Cooper, a 24-year-old right-hander from Berryton, Kansas, was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the ninth round of the 2010 draft. He spent last year with the high-A Carolina Mudcats, where he also started the 2013 season. Though the Carolina League is one of the toughest, Cooper converted the challenge into knowledge gained. He worked on executing pitches and reading opposing hitters with Mudcats’ pitching coach Jeff Harris. “It was more about pitch sequencing and when to throw what pitch and why to throw it, and kind of learning what the hitter shows you and how to exploit his weaknesses,” Cooper explained. Cooper found the Achilles of his opponents as he posted a 2.19 ERA with seven walks and 17 strikeouts through four games with the Mudcats, but exploiting the weaknesses of opponents wasn’t the only lesson he learned. “I think you have to ...
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