Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tustin, Calif.

High School:
Tustin

Last College:
Santa Ana College

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 230

Position:
Pitcher

Birthdate:
01/29/1984

Experience:
1V

Became a valuable member of the Cal pitching staff last season, both as a reliever and starter...is slated to be one of the Bears' top starters this season...throws in the high 80s to low 90s with a slider, change-up and split-finger fastball...was drafted in the 17th round by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2004 Major League Amateur Draft...

AS A SOPHOMORE (2005): Was 3-2 with a 3.47 ERA (ninth in Pac-10), and had 34 strikeouts in 59.7 innings...had 16 appearances with nine starts (five no decisions)...got no decision at UCLA May 1, but threw a season-high 6.0 innings with four hits, no earned runs, no walks and a season-high six strikeouts...got no decision Apr. 10 versus Arizona State (4.7 innings, four hits, two runs, one walk, four strikeouts)...won versus Sacramento State Mar. 29 with a season-high 6.0 innings, three hits, no runs, no walks, five strikeouts...threw 5.0 innings in relief versus UNLV Mar. 13 (five hits, no runs, two walks, two strikeouts)...pitched 4.3 innings of relief at Stanford Mar. 5 (five hits, three runs, two walks, three strikeouts)...got the win in relief versus Saint Mary's Feb. 27 (5.0 innings, three hits, no runs, one walk, five strikeouts)...won in relief in game one at Loyola Marymount Feb. 13 (2.0 innings, one hit, no runs, one walk, one strikeout)...

AT SANTA ANA COLLEGE (2004): As a redshirt freshman had a 1.13 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 39.0 innings...HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: At Tustin High School was the 2001 Golden West League Pitcher of the Year...majoring in American studies...parents are Thomas and Barbara Cooper...born January 29, 1984 in Santa Ana, Calif.

Cooper's Career Statistics
YEAR	ERA	G	GS	CG	W	L	S	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO
2005	3.47	16	9	0	3	2	0	59.7	63	35	23	21	34

Career vs. the Pac-10 G W L S PCT IP H R ER BB SO HB HR ERA vs. UA 1 0 0 0 .000 4.3 3 4 3 3 0 0 0 6.28 vs. ASU 1 0 0 0 .000 4.7 4 2 2 1 4 0 0 3.83 vs. OSU 1 0 1 0 .000 5.0 5 4 0 3 2 0 0 0.00 vs. STAN 1 0 0 0 .000 1.7 5 5 0 0 0 1 1 0.00 vs. UCLA 1 0 0 0 .000 6.0 4 1 0 0 6 2 0 0.00 vs. USC 1 0 0 0 .000 4.3 9 4 4 1 1 0 1 8.37 vs. UW 1 0 0 0 .000 2.7 7 3 3 3 0 0 0 10.00

Career Bests Most Strikeouts: 6, May 1, 2005 at UCLA Most Innings Pitched: 6.0, twice, last time May 1, 2005 at UCLA Longest Winning Streak: 3, Feb. 13-Mar. 29, 2005 Longest Losing Streak: 2, Apr. 3, 2005 -

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