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Don Cooper sees positives after White Sox prospects take lumps in first outings

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Upon further review, Don Cooper and his two young pitchers felt a little better about their previous day's rough outings on Wednesday. The
Via CSN Chicago
26 days ago

White Sox power arms in good hands with Cooper

Don Cooper is in his 16th season as the White Sox pitching coach, and he's never seen as many power arms as the Sox have in camp. Few, if any, pitching coaches have seen a wave like Michael Kopech, Zack Burdi and the rest of the power pitchers currently in the organization.
Via WhiteSox.com
26 days ago

Don Cooper on Mark Buehrle's number being retired

White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper discusses Mark Buehrle's jersey being retired.
Via CSN Chicago
February 23, 2017

Don Cooper's 'eyes lit up' watching White Sox prospect Michael Kopech

There are bittersweet emotions because hes no longer Chris Sales pitching coach, but Don Cooper is excited about the future of the White Sox.The teams
Via CSN Chicago
January 11, 2017

Cooper eager to play role in White Sox 'build'

Don Cooper does not favor the word "rebuild." And that dislike doesn't come from Chris Sale, the White Sox ace, being traded to Boston to begin the process. "It's a build to me and it's always a build. Every year it's a build. The names change, but my job and their jobs don't change," said the White Sox pitching coach during a conversation with MLB.com.
Via WhiteSox.com
December 16, 2016

Don Cooper on Pitch Usage and Percentages

Should pitchers throw their “best pitch” a higher percentage of the time? I asked that question a number of times this past season, but with a qualifier. Fastballs — most everyone’s primary offering — weren’t the focal point. Secondary pitches were. Think Lance McCullers’ curveball (which he threw roughly 50% of the time this year). Andrew Miller’s slider (61%). Deolis...
Via Fangraphs
November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

White Sox pitching coach Cooper ejected from game

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper has been ejected from Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. With a runner on first and one out in the sixth, plate umpire Gabe Morales called a balk on Chicago starter Carlos Rodon. Cooper argued from the dugout and got tossed for the first time this season.
Via Associated Press
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Pitching Coach, Don Cooper, Craps On Chicago White Sox Fans

So, it’s one thing for Chicago Cubs fans to make fun of White Sox fans for not showing up to games, but having one of your own call you out? Ouch. On Thursday, White Sox pitching coach, Don Cooper, had his weekly appearance on The Mully and Hanley Show on 670 The Score. At the end of the segment, Mike Mulligan led Cooper into a discussion about Sox fans showing up to games. Mully...
Via Sports Mockery
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama’s Kenny Bell, Amari Cooper Don’t Understand Why Baseball Players Can’t Easily Beat Out Throws To First

It’s 90 feet from home plate to first base. On average, it usually takes most baseball players roughly four seconds to get up the line.  Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper and former Crimson Tide wideout Kenny Bell are having a hard time understanding why it isn’t easier for baseball players to beat out throws to first base.  Question how far is home plate to first base??...
Via College Spun
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet the 7 Guys Who Could Destroy the 2014 White Sox Season

Chicago White Sox Baseball – The Chicago White Sox bullpen is struggling and it’s costing them wins. Almost every loss this season has come at the hands of the bullpen. Fans are getting fed up and something has to change, but what? Don Cooper has his work cut out for him to fix the bullpen and get them on track before this season becomes a train wreck. Every reliever pitched...
Via Sports Mockery
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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