Uncommitted Spotlight: C Mason Cooper


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

Our goal at Prep Baseball Report is to promote high school players, and give them the exposure they need to be able to play at the next level. With the 2020 high school season in limbo, we want to continue to be able to promote players, even when baseball is not being played. Starting today, we will be spotlighting several uncommitted prospects to help them get the exposure they need to play at the next level.

A member of National Crosschecker Shooter Hunt's Team Select at the 2019 PBR Future Games, C Mason Cooper (Jefferson, 2021) was just one of many standout backstops at the event from the great state of Georgia. At the event, Cooper posted some solid numbers and showed his ability to be a two-way catcher at the next level. Come this spring, it really looks like Cooper has taken his game to the next level. He has leaned out his once stocky frame with usable muscle and strength. This transformation has translated to quicker hands at the plate, more power and added athleticism. Just watch the most recent video below, courtesy of Full Count Baseball. Cooper feasts on balls on the inner half, showing the ability to elevate and drive them with considerable force, while still maintaining a level swing path. Cooper was really coming into his own this spring, and doing big things for the Jefferson Dragons. Now, we must wait until summer, when he takes the field for Team Elite.

Mason Cooper

Mason Cooper

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Jefferson
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: Team Elite Scout/Prime
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.46
60-yard
(07/31/19)
2.04 - 2.21
Pop Time
(07/31/19)
77
C Velo
(07/31/19)
86
Exit Velo
(07/31/19)
Position
60-yard
7.46
Pop Time
2.04 - 2.21
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
86

Scouting Report

7/31/19 - 5-foot-10, 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher, thick, sturdy frame with strength throughout. Defensively, traditional catchers actions, short and over-the-top, throws played true with back spin, kept them on-line, 77 mph out of the crouch. Showed good flexibility in his lower half. creating a nice square target when receiving, has soft hands, was quick on transfers and fluid with his lower half coming out of the crouch, pop times ranged 2.04-2.21. Used his broad frame well to block pitches in the dirt. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, high hands load back with some barrel wrap, good balance throughout. Easy effort in swing, swing works mostly level, showed the ability to elevate with back spin, especially to the pull-side, when going middle or opposite field drove the ball when he got extension through the zone, 86 exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.46 laser-timed 60.

4/25/19 - Stocky framed 2021 catcher showed good receiving skills behind the plate and was in control behind the plate with good arms on the mound.  He shows some pull power and good ingredients to be a solid backstop at the next level.


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