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Michael Kopech

20-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

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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. Betwe...

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LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/30/1996   BORN: Longview, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Kopech Contract Information:

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

February 17, 2017  –  Michael Kopech News

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Kopech needs to show White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper that he can locate his fastball where it needs to be thrown.

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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
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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
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Michael Kopech: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Red Sox agreed to trade Kopech to the White Sox on Tuesday as part of the package for Chris Sale, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Kopech pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out 10 for High-A Salem on Wednesday.

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Kopech fired five scoreless innings, permitting four hits and one walk while striking out eight for High-A Salem on Wednesday. In three starts this season, he has not allowed a run in 13.1 innings.

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Kopech (calf) made his debut for High-A Salem on Thursday, pitching four scoreless innings while giving up one hit and three walks. He struck out six and threw strikes on 40 of his 60 pitches.

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Kopech (calf) will return to start Thursday's game at High-A Salem, the Boston Globe's Alex Speier reports.

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Kopech was placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 24 with a calf strain, Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com reports.

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Kopech was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday due to a leg-muscle cramp, Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times reports.

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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.