HUMMEL, COOPER

Position: Catcher

DOB: November 28, 1994

Height: 5’10” / Weight: 190

Bats: Switch / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (18th round, 2016)

Profile: Selected by the Brewers in the 18th round of the 2016 Draft following his junior season at the University of Portland, Cooper signed with Milwaukee for a bonus reported to be worth just shy of $100,000 and was sent to Helena to begin his pro career.  He moved up from Helena to High-A Carolina in 2017, skipping over Low-A Wisconsin and showed improvements at the plate, displaying more pop and better contact.  A good defender who gets the most out of his talents, Cooper is fundamentally sound behind the plate and has an average throwing arm, doing a good job of handling a pitching staff.

2016:  Hummel passed up his senior season at Portland and signed with the Brewers following the draft, making his way to Helena to launch his professional career.  He appeared in 35 games, but struggled at the plate, batting just .176 with one home run in 102 at-bats.

2017:  The Brewers got aggressive with Hummel in 2017, choosing to have him skip past Low-A Wisconsin in order to start the season with High-A Carolina.  He responded to the challenge by batting .244 in 59 games with the Mudcats.  17 of his 48 hits went for extra bases, including 11 doubles, two triples and four home runs, and he threw out 27% of base runners attempting to steal against him.