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Don CooperTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1978-1987 MLB Years: 1981-1985
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PositionsP-301Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDonald James Cooper
Height6-1Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJanuary 15,1957 [61.214]PlaceNew York,New York
High SchoolMcClancy Memorial (Flushing,NY)
CollegeNew York Institute of Technology (New York,NY)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 17th round (442nd overall) of the 1978 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutApril 9,1981 [24.084]
OrganizationsNYA [5] MIN [2] TOR [2] BAL [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID10170Retrosheet IDcoopd001MLBAM ID112653
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts63Walks60Hittable62SO/BB66vsPower62Hitting0Durability60Team.524Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1978New York TechCollegeNCAASrS/R21921.591192510079.05622140221010000.986.35--2.5011.464.59.818-
1978Oneonta YankeesNYPLA-nya-S/R21123.60532000020.018128010220001.408.10--4.509.902.20.333-
1978Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+nya-S/R21232.251082310152.0412213120342001.177.100.173.465.881.70.400-
1978Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0352.6315114310172.0593421130562001.247.380.133.757.001.87.375-
1979West Haven YankeesEastAAnya-Rel22644.3328028000654.0493126630448001.468.171.005.007.331.47.600-
1979Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-Rel22005.50808000218.0191111111143001.679.500.505.507.001.27--
1979Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0644.6336036000872.06842377415811001.518.500.885.137.251.41.600-
1980Nashville SoundsSouAAnya-Rel23151.8032032000860.0431812429623001.206.450.604.359.302.14.167-
1980Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-S/R23322.131248000038.030119316292001.217.110.713.796.871.81.600-
1980Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0471.9344440000898.0732921745915001.206.700.644.138.362.02.364-
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34Rel24154.30272250011058.2613328932331211.599.361.384.915.061.03.1675.16
1982Toledo Mud HensILAAAmin-ST2512104.64282804100176.21961059119691259001.509.980.973.526.371.81.545-
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin34Rel25019.53615002011.014121201151002.2111.12--8.743.970.45.0004.75
1983Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-R/CL261053.214614500412287.0693331733732001.177.140.723.417.552.21.667-
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor36Rel26006.7540400105.08443050001.5013.505.06--8.440.00-8.19
1984Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-Rel27863.17413380025988.0814231831622001.278.280.823.176.342.00.571-
1985Columbus ClippersILAAAnya-R/CL28732.373342900251068.0612318721591001.208.030.922.777.772.81.700-
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya39Rel28005.40707002010.012662341001.5010.801.802.703.601.33-5.38
1986Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-Rel29553.80326260014468.26430291128424001.348.391.443.675.501.50.500-
1987Rochester Red WingsILAAAbal-S/R30223.8214311003237.2391616214223001.419.320.483.355.261.57.500-
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter165.27443410016084.09555501446473211.6510.021.484.854.961.02.1432.68
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter57473.46289602297210864766.07103542956931258839001.338.320.813.656.891.88.548-
AAA Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter47333.65214491654110849580.05592712365822342626001.348.640.903.456.581.91.588-
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter793.006006000014114.0924938105910611001.327.260.794.668.371.80.438-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter232.251082310152.0412213120342001.177.100.173.465.881.70.400-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter123.60532000020.018128010220001.408.10--4.509.902.20.333-
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter921.591192510079.05622140221010000.986.35--2.5011.464.59.818-
Minnesota Twins Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter165.14333300013069.1754540943382211.699.641.165.534.890.88.143-
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter005.40707002010.012662341001.5010.801.802.703.601.33--
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter006.7540400105.08443050001.5013.505.06--8.440.00--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings3155.27113810500410220.0245142129361191218531.6510.021.484.854.961.02.1672.68
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings16133.46831766213118220.020310184208916811001.338.320.813.656.891.88.552-

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Oneonta Yankees NYPLA-nya21P5--242186.7501.20------5100.07.1
1978Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya21P10--312221715.8821.50------10100.07.0
1979West Haven Yankees EastAAnya22P28--47111211.9170.39------28100.020.1
1979Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya22P8---2--221.0000.25------8100.05.8
1980Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya23P12--19121110.9090.83------12100.08.6
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin24P27-5816--771.0000.260.12-----27100.024.8
1982Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin25P28--1729324946.9391.64------28100.020.0
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25P6-1111--221.0000.330.18-----6100.03.7
1983Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor26P46--881-1716.9410.35------46100.033.1
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26P4-5-------------4100.02.5
1984Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya27P41--621122827.9640.66------41100.029.5
1985Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya28P33--392-1412.8570.36------33100.023.7
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya28P7-10-------------7100.04.3
1986Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor29P32--47--11111.0000.34------32100.023.0
1987Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal30P14--27-1991.0000.64------14100.010.1
MLB Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P44-8427--991.0000.200.11-----440.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P214--419287141133.9430.62------2140.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P28--47111211.9170.39------280.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P10--312221715.8821.50------100.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P5--242186.7501.20------50.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Oneonta Yankees NYPLA-nya215----------
1978Fort Lauderdale Yankees FSLA+nya2110----------
1979West Haven Yankees EastAAnya2228----------
1979Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya228----------
1980Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya2312----------
1981Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2427----------
1982Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAmin2528----------
1982Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin256----------
1983Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor2646----------
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor264----------
1984Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya2741----------
1985Columbus Clippers ILAAAnya2833----------
1985New York YankeesALMLBnya287----------
1986Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor2932----------
1987Rochester Red Wings ILAAAbal3014----------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1988South Bend White SoxMidwAMinorcha31Pitching Coach1405981.42125.05Steve Dillard
1989Sarasota White SoxFSLA+Minorcha32Pitching Coach1367957.581--1Tony FranklinLost in 1st Round
1990Sarasota White SoxFSLA+Minorcha33Pitching Coach1386375.45722.03Tony Franklin
1991Sarasota White SoxFSLA+Minorcha34Pitching Coach1317556.5736.52Richard PattersonLost in 1st Round
1992Birmingham BaronsSouAAMinorcha35Pitching Coach1426874.47921.54Rico Petrocelli
1993Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha36Minor League Pitching Coordinator1629468.580--1Gene LamontLost ALCS (Blue Jays)
1994Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha37Minor League Pitching Coordinator1136746.593--1Gene Lamont
1995Nashville SoundsAmerAAAMinorcha38Pitching Coach1446876.47220.06Rick Renick
1995Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha38Pitching Coach1446876.47232.03Gene Lamont,Terry Bevington
1996Nashville SoundsAmerAAAMinorcha39Pitching Coach1447767.5357.04Rick Renick
1997Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha40Minor League Pitching Coordinator1618081.4976.02Terry Bevington
1998Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha41Minor League Pitching Coordinator1628082.4949.02Jerry Manuel
1999Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha42Minor League Pitching Coordinator1617586.46621.52Jerry Manuel
2000Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha43Minor League Pitching Coordinator1629567.586--1Jerry ManuelLost in 1st Round (Mariners)
2001Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha44Minor League Pitching Coordinator1628379.5128.03Jerry Manuel
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha45Minor League Pitching Coordinator1628181.50013.52Jerry Manuel-
2002Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha45Pitching Coach1628181.50013.52Jerry Manuel-
2003Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha46Pitching Coach1628676.5314.02Jerry Manuel-
2004Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha47Pitching Coach1628379.5129.02Ozzie Guillen-
2005Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha48Pitching Coach1629963.611--1Ozzie GuillenWon World Series (Astros)
2006Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha49Pitching Coach1629072.5566.03Ozzie Guillen
2007Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha50Pitching Coach1627290.44424.04Ozzie Guillen
2008Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha51Pitching Coach1638974.546--1Ozzie GuillenLost in 1st Round (Rays)
2009Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha52Pitching Coach1627983.4887.54Ozzie Guillen
2010Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha53Pitching Coach1628874.5436.02Ozzie Guillen
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha54Manager1627983.48816.03 
2011Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha54Pitching Coach1627983.48816.03Ozzie Guillen,Don Cooper
2012Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha55Pitching Coach1628577.5253.02Robin Ventura
2013Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha56Pitching Coach1626399.38930.05Robin Ventura
2014Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha57Pitching Coach1627389.45117.04Robin Ventura
2015Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha58Pitching Coach1627686.46919.04Robin Ventura
2016Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha59Pitching Coach1627884.48116.54Robin Ventura
2017Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha60Pitching Coach1626795.41435.04Rick Renteria
2018Chicago White SoxALMLBMLBcha61Pitching Coach1204476.36725.54Rick Renteria
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1985-12-05ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1985-11-12Released by Yankees. 
1984-03-13TradeTraded by Blue Jays to Yankees for Derwin McNealy. 
1982-12-10TradeTraded by Twins to Blue Jays for Dave Baker. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985New York YankeesTeam Payroll2860,000-51627-370,78060,00060,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red