The Trojans are looking to open their Pac-12 slate on a high note.
On July 21, 2011, Cook became the 98th Trojan to play in the major leagues after being called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He made 42 starts in 46 appearances, posting an 18-13 record with a 5.33 ERA with two complete games and one save...in 251 2/3 innings, he allowed 309 hits and 149 earned runs with 92 walks and 150 strikeouts with opponents hitting .312 against him.
Cook was drafted in the 27th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks after posting a 7-5 record with a 5.11 ERA...in 91 2/3 innings, he allowed 102 hits and 52 earned runs with 31 walks and 67 strikeouts with opponents hitting .286 against him...he had one complete game and one save...picked up his final collegiate win on May 17 against Oregon State by throwing seven innings and allowing two runs on eight hits with two walks and six strikeouts...gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out six in 6 2/3 innings on May 11 against Cal State Northridge...earned the win on April 27 at Stanford with seven innings, scattering six runs on eight hits...in a 7-4 win on April 5 at UCLA, he went eight innings and allowed four runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts...struck out a season-high seven batters on March 30 at Arizona State in seven innings...threw a complete-game three-hit shutout on March 22 against Arizona, walking one and striking out five batters...allowed just one run on four hits in seven innings on March 9 at Winthrop to pick up the victory...threw one inning on February 29 against Bethune-Cookman for his first collegiate save...opened the season with a win at Florida International on February 23 with six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits with a walk and a strikeout...during the summer, he pitched for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League...went 4-1 with a 2.87 ERA on eight starts...in 47 innings, he allowed 38 hits, 18 walks, 43 strikeouts and a .221 opponents' batting average.
For his 2007 sophomore season, Cook made 15 starts and went 7-4 with a 5.06 ERA...in 90 2/3 innings, he allowed 114 hits and 51 earned runs while walking 27 and striking out 52 batters...opponents hit .315 against him...allowed five runs in seven innings on May 13 for the win at No. 15 Arizona...in seven innings on April 28 against Washington State, he allowed four runs on seven hits for the victory...went eight innings and scattered eight hits while allowing just two runs for the win on April 21 at Washington...on March 2 at Georgia, Cook allowed three unearned runs on nine hits with no walks and seven strikeouts...recorded his first complete game as a Trojan on Feb. 16 against San Diego State, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits with no walks and five strikeouts...his first win of the season came on Feb. 9 against No. 17 San Diego, going seven innings and allowing two runs on six hits...did not figure in the decision on Feb. 2 in USC's 2-1 win against Long Beach State (6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO).
Cook spent the majority of his 2006 freshman season in the Trojans' starting rotation on the weekend, going 4-4 with a 5.97 ERA...in 13 starts, Cook threw 69 1/3 innings and allowed 93 hits with 34 walks and 31 strikeouts...opponents hit .343 against him during the season...his fourth win of the season came on April 8 against California, going seven innings and giving up two runs on seven hits with four strikeouts...longest stint of the season came on April 2 at Stanford with 8 1/3 innings with only one run on four hits while striking out five...earned the win on March 19 against No. 13 Oregon State with five innings, allowing one run on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts...recorded his first collegiate win on March 11 against No. 16 Stanford with 5 1/3 innings of work, giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits...made his collegiate debut on Feb. 5 at No. 22 Long Beach State and did not figure in the decision after allowing three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.
He was a varsity letterwinner at Clovis (Calif.) High.
He has not decided on a major...parents are Chuck and Brenda...lists Bull Durham as his favorite movie...lists The Simpsons as his favorite television show...birthdate is June 30, 1987.