Cooper Criswell of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is a Major League Baseball pitcher. He is 6 feet 6 inches tall. On July 24, 1996, he was conceived. Criswell attended Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Georgia, where he was raised.
At Southern Union State Community College, Criswell began his college baseball career. He was 10-1 with a 2.54 ERA as a sophomore and pledged to continue his schooling at the University of North Carolina. Criswell went 6-2 with a 2.99 ERA in 75+13 innings in his only season with the Tar Heels.
Criswell was drafted in the 13th round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft by the Los Angeles Angels. He began his professional career the following year with the Inland Empire 66ers of the Class A-Advanced California League.
Criswell was assigned to the Double-A Rocket City Trash Pandas at the beginning of the 2021 minor league season. Criswell made 12 starts for Double-A Rocket City, going 6-4 with a 3.71 ERA and 85 strikeouts.
On July 31, Criswell was promoted to the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. After going 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA and 27 strikeouts through four starts, on August 27, the Angels selected Criswell’s contract.
He made his debut the same night, giving up three runs in 1.1 innings pitched. He was optioned back to Salt Lake the next day. On April 7, 2022, Criswell was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain and was moved to the 60-day injured list the next day to make room on the 40-man roster for Kyle Tyler.