All-Conference Utility and Power Switch Hitter with Pitching Ability and Coaching Experience available Post-Graduation 2023 | Baseball Jobs Overseas

All-Conference Utility and Power Switch Hitter with Pitching Ability and Coaching Experience available Post-Graduation 2023

Name: Bass Cooper

Height: 193cm

Weight: 111kg

DOB: July 16, 1999

Date Available: June 15, 2023

Bats: S

Throws: R

Positions: Utl, 1B, 3B, RF, LF

Positions (alt): Youth Coach, 2B, SS, SP, RP

College: Chattanooga State; Bryan College

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Bass is a switch-hitter who can hit for both power and average, while also getting a lot of walks and posting high on-base percentages.  He consistently gets more walks than strikeouts.   He has an exit velocity that ranges around 100 (mph).

Defensively, he is versatile – able to play both corner infield positions and both corner outfield spots, while also serving as a middle infielder or pitcher when needed.  He was primarily a middle infielder in high school, a third baseman his first two years in college and a first baseman his final two collegiate seasons.  The velocity on his throws across the infield ranges in the low 80s.  He pitched in high school, and the velocity on his fast ball ranged into the high 80s (mph).


Bass is a very hard worker and a supportive teammate who brings a lot of energy to the team environment.  “I live in the [batting] cage and will help anyone that wants help,” he says.  “I am going to be the hardest worker you will have and will basically live at the field.”


He has also coached youth teams and at baseball camps, and he would be happy to assist a club’s coaching staff.


Career Highlights

  • Second-team all-conference in junior college

  • Hit over .400 in junior college

  • Hit over .300 every year in college

  • Led team in (2022)

  • College team reached regional championship game

  • More walks than strikeouts each year in college

  • On-base percentages of .518, .424, .434 in collegiate seasons

  • OPS figures of 1.062, .930, .899 in collegiate seasons

  • Voted all-star and Hitter of the Year in summer collegiate league


Overseas Goals

Bass wants to extend his playing career as long as possible, experience overseas environments, and get some additional coaching experience.  “I would love the experience of being in a different country and playing baseball,” he says.



Playing Experience

2019-20 Chattanooga State NJCAA Starting 3B, batted 5th, second team all-conference.
2019-20 Cougars Smoky Mountain Collegiate League 2019: Starting 3B, batted 3rd, led the team in average and home runs, all-star team selection. 2020: Starting 3B, led the team in average, home runs and OBP, earned Hitter of the Year.
2021 Copperheads Smoky Mountain Collegiate League Starting 1B, led the team in average, doubles, OBP and home runs.
2021-23 Bryan College NAIA Starting 1B/3B, batting 4th.

Coaching Experience

Coach Various Youth Coached youth teams and baseball camps, and gave individual hitting lessons.


College/Amateur Batting

2019 Chattanooga State 48 149 46 61 14 0 2 44 36 25 2 0 .409 .518 .544
2021 Bryan College 55 172 23 56 7 0 8 37 26 27 2 0 .326 .424 .506
2022 Bryan College 57 200 23 63 12 0 6 39 39 35 1 0 .315 .434 .465

Video Highlights


Bryan Hochevar

Diamond Baseball coach, retired junior college coach

It is an honor to be able to give my recommendation for Bass Cooper. I had the great opportunity to coach him for 3 summers with Diamond Baseball team. He is without a doubt one of the hardest workers and most talented young men I have had the honor to coach. His ability to hit for power and average is uncanny. Defensively he is very solid. Thank you for contacting me to give this information on someone who I have tremendous respect for because of his work ethic, knowledge of the game, talent and tremendous attitude. He is a winner!

Larry Simcox

Diamond Baseball and University of Tennessee coach

Bass Cooper played in our Diamond Organization prior to him playing college baseball. Bass is a kid that loves the game. He is an extremely hard worker and spends a lot of time in the cage working on his swing. He is a switch hitter with some decent power. He is a corner infielder. He played SS in High School but he wouldn’t be able to play there at a high professional level. He has a solid arm and has been an accurate thrower. My experience with him has shown me that he is a great teammate as well.

Clint McAuley

Bryan College head coach

Bass is one of the most enjoyable players to be around that I've had. He brings a positive energy to the team and is committed to constant improvement. You won't find many players who put in more hours in the cage and who will do anything he can for his team.

Additional Info

Playing preferences: Europe Semi-pro (ie. Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France etc.), Europe Pro (Italy, The Netherlands), Australia Semi-pro (State Leagues), Australia Pro (Australian Baseball League), New Zealand Semi-pro, South Africa Semi-pro, Asia Pro (Japan, Korea, Taiwan), Canada semi-pro (Intercounty Baseball League, NBSBL, QSBL, etc.), Latin America pro (Guatemala, Colombia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, DR, etc), Willing to play anywhere


Living preferences: Private living arrangement (apartment to self), Shared living arrangement, own bedroom, Shared living arrangement, shared bedroom, Give me a floor, pillow and a mat to sleep on, Host Family


Return home: I can stay as long as it takes to complete a season


Prior engagements: No


Recent injuries/illnesses: No


Traveling with a companion: No


Educational background: Bachelors degree

Additional Testimonials:

Drew Bowlin, Chattanooga State pitching coach, former MLB pitcher for the SF Giants