That’s 2-for-2 for Canandaigua Academy baseball.
Tanner Cooper, a 2017 graduate of CA who played at Finger Lakes Community College this spring, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Cooper was taken in the 35th round, No. 1,044 overall.
Last year, 2014 CA graduate and left-handed pitcher Adam Scott was drafted in the fourth round by the Cleveland Indians.
After a strong spring at FLCC, Cooper had a keen eye on the Major League Baseball draft as it unfolded.
“My whole family was around the computer waiting to see if it would happen,” he said. “When my name popped up, I got chills and everyone around me started yelling.”
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The Cincinnati Reds called a name local baseball fans have come to know quite well. Congrats to @Tanner_Cooper2 of @cabravebaseball & @FLCCBaseball, who was drafted in Wednesday’s 35th round. https://t.co/c4edKYYKOz
— Bob Chavez (@MPN_bchavez) June 6, 2019