Full name TIMOTHY MANUS COONEY...Single...Played college baseball at Wake Forest University...Earned 2nd team All-ACC honors his sophomore season (2011), the first Demon Deacon since 2007 to win all-conference honors...Threetime ACC Pitcher of the Week...Played high school baseball at Malvern Prep (Pa.) compiling a 25-6 record in his career... Helped the school to a PIAA State Championship in 2009 and a 40-3 record and National Ranking in 2008...Favorite team growing up was the Philadelphia Phillies, favorite player: Cole Hamels...Enjoys golfing and reading.
Did not pitch in 2016 due to July right shoulder surgery after dealing with shoulder discomfort beginning in spring training...Issue causing him discomfort was a Bennett lesion (bone spur) in the shoulder joint...The Malvern, PA native pitched in the Cardinals system for four seasons since 2012, posting a Minor League mark of 33-26 with a 3.35 ERA in 79 games/76 starts (456.2IP, 445H, 170ER, 93BB, 373SO)...Cooney made 6 starts for the St. Louis Cardinals in April and July of 2015, going 1-0 with a 3.16 ERA (31.1IP, 28H, 11ER, 10BB, 29SO).
Made his Major League debut in a season in which he pitched mostly at Triple-A Memphis…Named to the Pacific Coast League All Star team, but was unable to participate due to his promotion to the majors…Began the season at Memphis and was purchased on 4/30, making his Major League debut vs. PHI. Threw 2.1 innings and allowed three runs in the start. Optioned the next day (5/1)…Recalled two additional times to St. Louis: on 7/2 starting vs. SD and optioned the next day, and 7/5 when he made four additional starts before an option on 7/25…Earned his first Major League win in his last start at St. Louis, 7/24 vs. ATL. Pitched 7.0 innings and allowed two runs in a 4-2 win…Had appendicitis surgery on 7/27, missing the remainder of the season on the minor league disabled list…Made 14 starts at Memphis, winning six games and pitching a complete game, four-hitter on 6/2 vs. Las Vegas…Led all qualifying Cardinals minor league pitchers with an 0.87 WHIP…Allowed just one hit to Omaha on 5/16 in 7.2 innings, a combined one-hit, 5-0 shutout with M. Hatley (1.1 IP). Was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week for the 5/11-17 period, going 1-0 in two starts (0.66 ERA, 1 ER, 13.2 IP)…Rated as the No. 2 prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America and listed as having the "Best Control" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.
Spent the entire season in Memphis (AAA) making 25 starts in 26 appearances...Led the Pacific Coast League and all Cardinals minor league pitchers with 14 wins... Became first Memphis pitcher to lead the PCL in wins since St. Louis changed its AAA affiliation in 1998... Led all Cardinals minor league pitchers in innings pitched in 2013 (154.1 IP) and 2014 (158.0 IP)...Ranked 4th in the PCL in both ERA (3.47) and innings pitched (158.0)...Carried a no-hitter into the 9th inning vs. Iowa on 5/29 before Arismendy Alcantara broke it up with a single, completing a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts...Rated as the No. 7 prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America... Listed as having the "Best Control" in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.
Made 26 starts between Palm Beach (A) and Springfield (AA), compiling 154.1 innings, most among Cardinals minor leaguers...Led all Cardinals minor leaguers in innings pitched (154.1), strikeouts (148) and tied for the most wins with 10...Was selected to the Texas League All-Star North squad. Pitched one inning in relief, striking out two and allowing a home run to Game MVP George Springer of Corpus Christi....Ranked 9th in the Texas League with a 3.80 ERA and 4th in the league with 125 strikeouts...Had the highest strikeout/9 innings pitched ratio among Texas League starting pitchers with 9.51 K/9 IP....Also posted the lowest walk/9 innings pitched ratio among Texas League starting pitchers at 1.29 BB.9 IP...Made 12 quality starts in Springfield, allowing more than three earned runs in only one start over 6.0 innings. Hurled five starts of 7.0 innings or more and did not allow more than one earned run in any of those...Struck out a career-high 10 vs. Frisco (8/8), in a season-high 8.0 innings effort, allowing one run on five hits in a no decision...Won back-to-back Texas League Pitcher of the Week awards for the weeks ending Aug. 12 & Aug. 19....Threw a complete game of 8.0 innings at Palm Beach in a loss at Daytona (5/1) allowing three runs in a 3-1 defeat...Was 4-for-13 (.308) with a double and two sacifice bunts while batting as a pitcher in Double-A Springfield....Rated as the No. 6 prospect in the Cardinals organization by Baseball America....Was rated as having the "Best Control" by Baseball America's "Best Tools" survey.
Made 13 appearances with 11 starts at Batavia (A)...tied for the New York-Penn League lead with one complete game, a four-inning outing called due to rain, taking the loss...made seven starts of 5.0 innings or more and did not allow more than two runs in any of them...made two relief appearances and was 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 7.1 innings allowing a .167 opponent BA...first win as a starting pitcher was vs. Staten Island (7/29), allowing one run over 5.0 innings...struck out, a season and then career-best, eight batters over 5.1 innings vs. Williamsport (8/11).