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#23 Prospect - Brandon Cooney

#23 Prospect - Brandon Cooney

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » March 24th, 2011, 9:31 pm

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Brandon Cooney is about as intimidating of a presence as you'll ever see on the mound, standing 6' 6" and weighing in at 260 pounds. He was originally drafted as a starter but the Orioles shifted him to the bullpen due to a tired arm wanting to see how his power stuff played in relief. He immediately thrived after the switch to the 'pen and has been pretty dominant ever since.

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Re: #23 Prospect - Brandon Cooney

PostPost #2 by Don » March 25th, 2011, 9:42 am

Simply country strong good ol' boy.

He throws a heavy ball, but sometimes it still sits in the power zone and will be a test against the tougher lineups in the AL East. He size and drive to the plate is the reason batters cannot square up to his pitches because he does a great job not tipping his hand until the last second.

It is tough for guys over 6'4" to established repeatable actions. He is not perfect, but does a better job than most his size. I think he could fit into the plans as a late season call up, if Norfolk poses little issues to him.
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