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Michael Kopech

22-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Last year Kopech's doubters thought he would end up as a high-leverage reliever, but now he seems more likely to wind up on the cover of GQ than in a big-league bullpen. There are reasonable arguments...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/30/1996   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Red Sox for $1.5 million in June of 2014.

May 19, 2018  –  Michael Kopech News

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Kopech (1-2) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out nine over seven scoreless innings for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

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Michael Kopech Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2014 18 R GUL 8 8 0 13.2 11 7 0 16 9 0 1 0 0 0 4.61 1.52
2015 19 A GRE 16 15 0 65.0 53 19 2 70 27 4 5 0 0 0 2.63 1.23
2016 20 A LOW 11 1 0 4.1 4 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.95
2016 20 A SAL 11 11 0 52.0 25 13 1 82 29 4 1 0 0 0 2.25 1.04
2017 21 AA BIR 3 22 0 119.1 77 38 6 155 60 8 7 0 0 0 2.87 1.15
2017 21 AAA CHA 3 3 0 15.0 15 5 0 17 5 1 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
2018 22 AAA CHA 9 9 0 45.1 33 20 2 61 23 1 2 0 0 0 3.97 1.24
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Michael Kopech Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
May. 23 Norfolk 5.0 4 3 2 0 4 8 0 2 0 - 0 3.60 1.60
May. 18 Columbus 7.0 2 0 0 0 2 9 0 0 0 W 0 0.00 0.57
May. 11 Durham 3.0 5 8 8 2 4 6 0 0 0 L 0 24.00 3.00
May. 6 Columbus 3.0 1 2 2 0 4 3 2 0 0 - 0 6.00 1.67
May. 1 Gwinnett 6.0 7 4 3 0 2 6 1 0 0 - 0 4.50 1.50
Apr. 25 Louisville 6.0 1 1 1 0 2 8 1 0 0 - 0 1.50 0.50
Apr. 20 Indianapols 5.0 6 3 3 0 1 10 1 1 0 L 0 5.40 1.40
Apr. 14 Scranton-WB 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 1.50 1.17
Apr. 9 Norfolk 4.0 2 0 0 0 2 8 1 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
12.0 6 3 2 0 6 17 0 2 0 1-0 0 1.50 1.00
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 4.8 IP/G
24.0 19 17 15 2 16 32 3 2 0 1-1 0 5.63 1.46
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
45.0 33 22 20 2 23 61 6 3 0 1-2 0 4.00 1.24
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Michael Kopech Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2014 18 R GUL 8 8 13.2 10.91 6.14 1.78 0.00 65% 4.61 2.82 .341
2015 19 A GRE 16 15 65.0 9.69 3.74 2.59 0.28 78.2% 2.63 3.06 .310
2016 20 A LOW 11 1 4.1 8.78 8.78 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.18 .346
2016 20 A SAL 11 11 52.0 14.19 5.02 2.83 0.17 77.4% 2.25 2.26 .271
2017 21 AA BIR 3 22 119.1 11.71 4.53 2.58 0.45 75.6% 2.87 2.91 .282
2017 21 AAA CHA 3 3 15.0 10.20 3.00 3.40 0.00 75% 3.00 1.93 .372
2018 22 AAA CHA 9 9 45.1 12.17 4.59 2.65 0.40 66.7% 3.97 3.00 .319
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Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 6 31.5 10.39 4.73 2.20 0.53 74.3% 3.33 3.23 .292
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Michael Kopech: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kopech allowed two runs on one hit and four walks while striking out three for Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday.

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White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Kopech is not yet ready for a promotion to the majors, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Kopech allowed allowed one run on one hit and two walks Wednesday for Triple-A Charlotte, striking out eight batters in six innings.

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Kopech (0-1) allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 10 for Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.

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Kopech allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out three over six innings for Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday.

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Kopech allowed two hits and two walks while striking out eight over four scoreless innings for Triple-A Charlotte on Monday.

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Kopech, who was reassigned to minor-league camp Tuesday, needs to continue to develop his changeup, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Kopech was reassigned to minor-league camp Tuesday.

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Kopech will not be opening the season on the major-league roster, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Kopech allowed one unearned run on two hits and a walk while striking out three over 2.1 innings in Saturday's game against the Royals.

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2018

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2017

Kopech made headlines in 2016, both bad and good. The bad was breaking his hand in spring training while getting into an altercation with a teammate, delaying his start to the season until July. Between this incident and missing 50 games of development in 2015 due to testing positive for a banned substance, there were some makeup questions dogging him. Once the 6-foot-3 right-hander started pitching, the good headlines started. His calling card is an overpowering fastball that touches triple digits. He breezed through Carolina League hitters, striking out 82 in 52 innings (14.2 K/9) and was clearly one of the top prospects in the Arizona Fall League. It is easy to see why the White Sox insisted Kopech be part of the deal for Chris Sale. Commanding the heater (5.0 BB/9 in 2016) in addition to improving the secondary offerings and building up innings (134.2 in three seasons) make up his to-do list for 2017.

2016

Kopech is one of Bostonís better pitching prospects at the lower levels of the organization, projecting as a No. 2 starter if it all clicks for him. He was given a challenging assignment to Low-A Greenville to start the season and was successful at that level, finishing 4-5 with a 2.63 ERA while striking out 70 in 65 innings. The bad news is that Kopech was suspended 50 games for testing positive for Oxilofrine, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension wiped out the rest of his regular season, leaving him only an option of working out at teamís training facility in Fort Myers. He was able to work on a few things there, in particular his off-speed stuff and ironing out his mechanics. Kopech participated in the Fall Instructional League, making up for some lost development time. His major areas of focus in 2016 are repeating his delivery, commanding his fastball and refining the secondary stuff. Heíll likely open at Greenville.

2015

Kopech was the second of Boston's two first-round picks in the 2014 draft. Coming out of high school, he was immediately assigned to the Gulf Coast League, where he held opponents to a measly .216 average and .255 slugging percentage. His problems with control and command were evident -- nine walks in 13.2 innings -- but his mid-90s heater (touching 97-98 mph) was effective against other rookies. Kopech has a lot of moving parts to his delivery, but has already worked to correct some of that. His secondary pitches are works in progress, but his raw stuff gives him a high ceiling if it can be harnessed. The Red Sox may challenge him at Low-A Greenville in 2015 for his first full-season assignment.