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Michael Kopech

19-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

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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 ave...

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STATUS:  Suspension     INJURY TYPE:  Suspension     EST. RETURN:  9/10/2015
LEAGUE: A    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/30/1996
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Signed with the Red Sox for $1.5 million in June of 2014.

July 16, 2015  –  Michael Kopech News

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Kopech, 19, has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for the banned substance Oxilofrine, MLB Pipeline reports.

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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

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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

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

Kopech, 19, has a 2.85 ERA and 67:23 K:BB ratio through 60 innings for Low-A Greenville.

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Kopech gave up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out eight Wednesday for Low-A Greenville.

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Kopech earned South Atlantic League pitcher of the week honors for the period ending Apr. 26. In two starts for Low-A Greenville, he logged 10 shutout innings while permitting four hits and striking out seven without issuing a walk.

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Kopech said he learned quite a few lessons in his introduction to pro ball last season when he allowed seven runs in 13.2 innings in the Gulf Coast League, the Boston Globe reports. "Don't throw a fastball down the middle. You've got to be able to locate your pitches," said Kopech. "That's obviously going to help me in the long run."

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The Red Sox have selected Kopech with the 33rd overall pick in the 2014 first-year player draft.

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