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Cardinals draft Oregon State’s Cooper Hjerpe, lefty who defies bats, delights metrics

Cardinals draft Oregon State’s Cooper Hjerpe, lefty who defies bats, delights metrics

LOS ANGELES — That “funky” delivery that adds spice to his fastball and has defied hitters, from Little League to major college, put Oregon State lefty Cooper Hjerpe at the nexus of what the Cardinals sought in the MLB draft and could see swiftly in the majors. The advanced analytics assured the Cardinals that, unlike …

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