The Cleveland Indians today announced Carolina RHP JORDAN COOPER has been named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week for August 19-26. Jordan is also coming off Carolina League Player of the Week honors.
Cooper, 23, went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (12.0 IP, 11 H, 0R/0ER, 1 BB, 9 K) in 2 starts this week. On August 21, Cooper earned the win after tossing 5.0 innings (5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R/0ER, 1 BB, 3 K) in a Mudcats win over Potomac. He followed that up with his best outing of the season on August 25th, tying a career high with 7.0 innings pitched (7.0 IP, 6 H, 0R/0ER, 1 HB, 0 BB, 6 K) while earning the win vs. Salem. On the season, Cooper is 8-8 with a 3.73 ERA (89.1 IP, 101 H, 43R/37ER, 15 BB, 69 K) and a save in 30 appearances, including 6 starts, between Lake County and Carolina. He currently has a scoreless innings streak of 13.0 consecutive innings dating back to August 18th.