Kooper Etheridge
Kooper Etheridge
Kooper Etheridge




Lakeview (HS) • MI
5-10 • 160LBS • R/L
Travel Team: Kalamazoo Maroons, 18u
2022 National

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Player Spotlight 

Kooper Etheridge: LHP/OF, (2022) Lakeview, MI. 5-foot-10, 160-pound. Capable in the box, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 87 mph. (64.76 mph bat speed average). (21.92 mph hand speed average). Began in a balanced stance with a controlled load, then used a toe tap stride. Level swing plane. Pull side line drive approach. Solid in the outfield, his best throws to the infield topped out at 84 mph; had firm hands, consistent footwork, and a natural fluid exchange. Fields the ball one hand. The athletic recruit showcased his speed with a sub-seven 60 time of 6.84. Capable on the mound, pitches from an over-the-top angle. Tilt-and-topple type pitcher and shows decent effort. Lands closed with a falling off finish. Changeup (69-70 mph). Threw his fastball 79-80 mph and topped out at 82 mph; has arm side control and running action. (Max spin 2019; Avg 1898). 1/7 curveball (67-68). (Max spin 1499; Avg 1499). 

Scout Evaluation 

Kooper Etheridge, Lakeview, 2022, MI

Position: LHP/OF

Body: 5-foot-10, 160-pound.

Hit: (RHH) Capable. Starts in a balanced stance with a controlled load, then uses a toe tap stride. Level swing. Pull side line drive approach. 

Power: 87 mph exit velocity, average 78.67 mph. 64.76 mph bat speed average. 21.92 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (OF) Firm hands, consistent footwork, natural fluid exchange. Solid. Uses his glove one hand. 

Arm: 84 mph outfield velocity. 

Speed: 6.84 (60-yard).

Pitching: Capable. Tilt-and-topple delivery, decent effort. Over-the-top arm angle. Lands closed, a falling off finish.

FB: T82. 79-80 mph. (Max spin 2019;  Avg 1898). Arm side accuracy, running action. 

CB: 67-68 mph. 1/7 shape. (Max spin 1499; Avg 1499). 

CH: 69-70 mph. 


Player Spotlight 

Kooper Etheridge: OF/LHP, (2022) Lakeview, MI. 5-foot-10, 155-pound. During batting practice, Etheridge had an exit velocity of 83 mph. His best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 85 mph. On the mound, had a consistent arm action and a high ¾ arm angle with good arm speed. Uses decent effort in his delivery. Consistent balance point. Lands square with an athletic finish. Changeup (68-69 mph).Threw his fastball 77-79 mph with a max of 81 mph; shows arm side command and running action. He shows decent control and tight action on his 1/7 curveball (69-72). 

Scout Evaluation 

Kooper Etheridge, Lakeview, 2022, MI

Position: OF/LHP

Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pound .

Power: 83 mph exit velocity, average 76.37 mph. 64.79 mph bat speed average. 21.76 mph hand speed average.

Arm: 85 mph outfield velocity. 

Pitching: Decent effort. High ¾ arm angle, good arm speed, consistent arm action. Consistent balance point, lands square, an athletic finish.

FB: T81. 77-79 mph. (Max spin 1837;  Avg 1774). Arm side accuracy, running action. 

CB: 69-72 mph. Decent command, tight action, 1/7 shape. 

CH: 68-69 mph.


Pitching: On the rubber a lefty that commands the zone while attacking hitters early. Shows a big breaking ball that was a change of pace from his fastball. His curve kept hitters off balance with a down and out break away from left hand bats. Fast arm at the plate with command. A guy to keep your eye on. 

Swing: Balanced stance at the plate, takes his hands back and swings with a longer swing path. Drove the ball hard to opposite field and the pull side. 77 mph exit velocity. 

Fielding: Relaxed approach in the OF allowing the ball to come as he sets his feet, takes a step and throws 72 mph. 

Mechanics: Steps back working to his balance point throwing from a high 3/4 arm angle with an easy arm action. 

Fastball: Easy out his hand while commanding the zone. Worked the outer half of the plate to a right hand hitter 64-69 mph while touching 70 mph. 

Curve: Gradual breaking curve that showed a nice rate of spin 65 mph. 

Change up: Straight feel on the change up thrown 64 mph. 

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