Acquired: Via trade from the Brewers on July 13, 2017 for LHP Tyler Webb (NYY). Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (MIL).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|Hitting .366 with 17 home runs and 82 RBIs in 75 games at Colorado Springs (Triple-A) with a .428 OBA and .652 slugging percentage.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased on July 13 upon acquisition from the Brewers in the trade for LHP Tyler Webb.
MLB Debut Date: 07/14/17
|July 14, in a 5-4 loss to the Red Sox. The starting first baseman, he batted sixth and went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. In his first at-bat against left-handed starter Drew Pomeranz, he lined out to second. In the fourth and sixth innings, he struck out swinging, still facing Pomeranz. In the ninth, with one out, he struck out on a foul top against left-handed reliever Robby Scott.|
|The Auburn grad who actually hails from Auburn, Alabama, had little time to adjust to his new pinstripes as he was thrown right into the starting first baseman fire against the rival Red Sox when second-half play got underway. While that might not have been the ideal Yankees plan, with Greg Bird out for the season, Tyler Austin still on the DL, and Chris Carter released (for the second time), Cooper gets a shot at the job for now, at least. He'd already far surpassed his season high for home runs and RBIs in a season, playing at the launching pad that is Colorado Springs, but he's shown a solid bat over the years in more normal settings as well. The Pacific Coast League Player of the Week before his promotion, when he hit .500 with 11 RBIs and 24 total bases for the SkySox, he batted a combined .292 between Biloxi (Double-A) and Colorado Springs in 2016 with nine home runs and 69 RBIs in 128 games after hitting .310 with eight home runs and 59 RBIs in 128 games with 34 doubles between Brevard (High A) and Biloxi in 2015.|