David Kopp (Mary Ann Chastain/AP)

Biographical Data
Player Name:David Kopp
Position:Starting Pitcher
School:Clemson University
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:10/22/85
Height:6'3"
Weight:195 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):04/14/07
Game(s):Wake Forest

Focus Area
Comments
Fastball:Kopp throws his fastball in the 89-93 mph range and can sit comfortably at 92 mph.
Slider:Kopp's slider is average right now, but projects to be an above-average pitch.
Changeup:Like the slide, the changeup is average now with the chance to be better in the future.
Control:His command, especially of his fastball is below-average.
Poise:He's got average makeup. He pitches backwards at times -- which isn't his fault -- but he's improved with that over time.
Physical Description:Kopp has a Steve Trachsel body type with some room to grow.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:The chance to throw three average to above-average pitches.
Weaknesses:His command is below-average.
Summary:Kopp doesn't get much attention because of teammate Daniel Moskos, but he does have the possibility of three very good Major League offerings. His command and delivery have been a mess in the past, but he's improved on the delivery and has shown the ability to get better over time. Moskos clearly will be the first Clemson pitcher selected, but teams would do well not to look past the second.