Michael Kopech

Age: 23
Bats/Throws: R/R
6' 3" / 205
P
Birthdate: 4/30/1996 (23 y, 9 m, 25 d)
Drafted: 2014 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 33, Overall: 33, Team: Boston Red Sox
Contract: 1 yr, $555K (2019)
Service Time: 1.041
Reported as the pre-2020 value.
1 year and 41 days days of service time.
  
Free Agent:
Becomes a free agent entering the 2025 season, after the conclusion of the 2024 season.
2025   
Arb Eligible:
Projected to be arbitration eligible for the 2022 season.
2022   
MiLB Options: 3
Reported as the pre-2020 season number of waiver options remaining.

Prospects Report
Team Rank: NAOverall Rank: 19Reported: 2020ETA: 2020  
FastballSliderCurveballChangeupCommandFuture Value
70 / 7050 / 6050 / 5540 / 4540 / 4560

RotoWire News: Kopech (elbow) threw a side session Wednesday, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports. (2/12/2020)

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SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2014Red Sox (R)0108813.210.545.930.00.31465.0 %52.9 %0.0 %4.613.143.50 
2015Red Sox (A)450161565.09.693.740.28.31373.9 %45.6 %4.2 %2.633.353.52 
2016Red Sox (A-)000114.18.318.310.00.333100.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.004.204.74 
2016Red Sox (A+)410111152.014.195.020.17.27376.4 %44.9 %2.9 %2.252.602.95 
2017White Sox (AA)8702222119.111.694.530.45.27272.8 %40.9 %5.2 %2.872.833.12 
2017White Sox (AAA)1103315.010.203.000.00.37575.0 %35.0 %0.0 %3.002.073.13 
2018White Sox (AAA)7702424126.112.114.270.64.31671.9 %38.6 %7.9 %3.703.303.41 
2018White Sox1104414.19.421.262.51.38188.8 %28.3 %19.0 %5.026.164.95-0.1
2020THE BAT660161692.09.763.871.45.30571.7 %  4.524.61  
2020ATC550201486.010.004.151.34.30871.3 %  4.494.39  
2020Depth Charts660161692.09.914.201.36.30973.3 %  4.444.57 1.2
2020Steamer560161691.010.283.301.60.28972.7 %37.9 % 4.484.524.461.2
2020ZiPS660202096.09.565.061.13.31373.7 %  4.414.62 1.3
Total- - -1104414.19.421.262.51.38188.8 %28.3 %19.0 %5.026.164.95-0.1

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2014Red Sox (R)014.61880000013.260117709000016
2015Red Sox (A)452.6316150000065.0270532519227082070
2016Red Sox (A-)000.0011000004.1204000400304
2016Red Sox (A+)412.2511110000052.0205251513129058082
2017White Sox (AA)872.87222200000119.14887745386600681155
2017White Sox (AAA)113.00330000015.062155505001017
2018White Sox (AAA)773.70242400000126.15431015852960013121170
2018White Sox115.02440000014.168208842051015
2020THE BAT664.521616  0  92.0398855046154016  100
2020ATC554.492014  00 86.0 784743134012  95
2020Depth Charts664.441616  00 92.0 8549461443 6  102
2020Steamer564.4816160000 91.03898348451633 5  104
2020ZiPS664.412020  0  96.0 895047125407100102
Total- - -115.02440000014.168208842051015

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2014Red Sox (R)10.545.931.780.0026.7 %15.0 %11.7 %.2161.46.31465.0 %  3.14
2015Red Sox (A)9.693.742.590.2825.9 %10.0 %15.9 %.2261.23.31373.9 %  3.35
2016Red Sox (A-)8.318.311.000.0020.0 %20.0 %0.0 %.2501.85.333100.0 %  4.20
2016Red Sox (A+)14.195.022.830.1740.0 %14.2 %25.9 %.1461.04.27376.4 %  2.60
2017White Sox (AA)11.694.532.580.4531.8 %12.3 %19.5 %.1831.15.27272.8 %  2.83
2017White Sox (AAA)10.203.003.400.0027.4 %8.1 %19.4 %.2631.33.37575.0 %  2.07
2018White Sox (AAA)12.114.272.830.6431.3 %11.1 %20.3 %.2151.27.31671.9 %  3.30
2018White Sox9.421.267.502.5122.1 %2.9 %19.1 %.3281.53.38188.8 %1201436.16
2018Average8.533.252.631.1622.3 %8.5 %13.8 %.2451.30.29372.8 %  4.19
2020THE BAT9.763.872.521.45   .2471.35.30571.7 %  4.61
2020ATC10.004.152.411.34   .2441.37.30871.3 %  4.39
2020Depth Charts9.914.202.361.36   .2461.39.30973.3 %  4.57
2020Steamer10.283.303.111.6026.6 %8.6 %18.1 %.2361.28.28972.7 %  4.52
2020ZiPS9.565.061.891.13   .2471.49.31373.7 %  4.62
Total- - -9.421.267.502.5122.1 %2.9 %19.1 %.3281.53.38188.8 %1201436.16

SeasonAgeWLGGSIPHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERAFIPWAR
20202466202096.089504712541029.565.061.891.13.2471.49.31373.7 %4.414.621.3
20212565202099.790504712541079.664.881.981.08.2431.44.30973.9 %4.244.471.5
20222665202099.387494612531099.884.802.061.09.2371.41.30573.9 %4.174.401.5

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2014Red Sox (R)1.6414.7 %52.9 %32.4 %27.3 %0.0 %  51.4 %17.1 %31.4 %     3.50
2015Red Sox (A)1.5024.1 %45.6 %30.4 %27.1 %4.2 %  40.6 %24.9 %34.6 %     3.52
2016Red Sox (A-)0.7541.7 %25.0 %33.3 %25.0 %0.0 %  25.0 %41.7 %33.3 %     4.74
2016Red Sox (A+)1.1415.7 %44.9 %39.3 %45.7 %2.9 %  46.1 %24.7 %29.2 %     2.95
2017White Sox (AA)0.9415.5 %40.9 %43.6 %22.6 %5.2 %  37.1 %22.1 %40.8 %     3.12
2017White Sox (AAA)1.0832.5 %35.0 %32.5 %15.4 %0.0 %  40.0 %17.5 %42.5 %     3.13
2018White Sox (AAA)0.9822.1 %38.6 %39.3 %17.5 %7.9 %  45.5 %24.4 %30.1 %     3.41
2018White Sox0.6226.1 %28.3 %45.7 %14.3 %19.0 %7.7 %0.0 %34.8 %39.1 %26.1 %15.2 %47.8 %37.0 %3.881174.95
Total- - -0.6226.1 %28.3 %45.7 %14.3 %19.0 %7.7 %0.0 %34.8 %39.1 %26.1 %15.2 %47.8 %37.0 %3.881174.95

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2014Red Sox (R)181153    3886124
2015Red Sox (A)72483813    320630950
2016Red Sox (A-)3451    364278
2016Red Sox (A+)40351416    342537879
2017White Sox (AA)1081154126    75912682027
2017White Sox (AAA)1413132    99186285
2018White Sox (AAA)1121146420    82213512173
2018White Sox13211231001183173256
Total- - -13211231001183173256

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2018White Sox0.16-1.161.32-0.12-0.020.980.830.870.594-0.300.4600
Total- - -0.16-1.161.32-0.12-0.020.980.830.870.594-0.300.4600

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2018White Sox62.5% (95.4)16.8% (82.7) 10.9% (78.2)9.8% (88.6)   
Total- - -62.5% (95.4)16.8% (82.7) 10.9% (78.2)9.8% (88.6)   

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2018White Sox62.5 %     16.4 %11.3 %  9.8 %   
Total- - -62.5 %     16.4 %11.3 %  9.8 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2018White Sox95.4     82.878.2  88.6  
Total- - -95.4     82.878.2  88.6  

SeasonTeamFA%FC%FS%SI%CH%SL%CU%CS%KN%SB%XX%
2018White Sox62.5 %   9.8 %27.7 %     
Total- - -62.5 %   9.8 %27.7 %     

SeasonTeamvFAvFCvFSvSIvCHvSLvCUvCSvKNvSB
2018White Sox95.7   88.981.1    
Total- - -95.7   88.981.1    

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2018White Sox-3.70.4 -2.40.1  -2.320.83 -8.610.30  
Total- - --3.70.4 -2.40.1  -2.320.83 -8.610.30  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2018White Sox-3.7     0.2-2.3  0.1  
Total- - --3.7     0.2-2.3  0.1  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2018White Sox-2.31     0.52-7.88  0.50  
Total- - --2.31     0.52-7.88  0.50  

SeasonTeamwFAwFCwFSwSIwCHwSLwCUwCSwKNwSB
2018White Sox-3.7   0.1-2.1    
Total- - --3.7   0.1-2.1    

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFC/CwFS/CwSI/CwCH/CwSL/CwCU/CwCS/CwKN/CwSB/C
2018White Sox-2.31   0.50-2.91    
Total- - --2.31   0.50-2.91    

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2018White Sox31.6 %72.5 %50.8 %62.8 %88.5 %80.0 %46.9 %70.6 %10.2 %
2018Average30.9 %67.3 %46.6 %62.8 %85.5 %76.9 %43.0 %60.6 %10.7 %
Total- - -31.6 %72.5 %50.8 %62.8 %88.5 %80.0 %46.9 %70.6 %10.2 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2018White Sox31.2 %68.7 %50.8 %60.5 %88.0 %80.0 %52.3 %21.7
2018Average30.4 %64.4 %46.6 %60.1 %85.6 %76.9 %47.7 %23.5
Total- - -31.2 %68.7 %50.8 %60.5 %88.0 %80.0 %52.3 %21.7

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2018White Sox31.1 %67.9 %50.8 %59.5 %88.2 %80.0 %53.5 %22.4
Total- - -31.1 %67.9 %50.8 %59.5 %88.2 %80.0 %53.5 %22.4

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2018White Sox (AAA)P2424126.1481  0          
2018White SoxP4414.1110000000 1   1.000 
Total- - -P4414.1110000000 1   1.000 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSZrCERArSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZFSRFRMARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2018White SoxP14.10 0  0-1-1     -0.2      
Total- - -P14.10 0  0-1-1     -0.2      

SeasonTeamPosInnImpossible (0%)Remote (1-10%)Unlikely (10-40%)Even (40-60%)Likely (60-90%)Routine (90-100%)
2018White SoxP14.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)
Total- - -P14.10.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%      (0)0.0%     (0)100.0%      (1)0.0%      (0)

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2018White Sox0.1-0.30.50.2-0.5-0.1($0.4) 
Total- - -0.1-0.30.50.2-0.5-0.1($0.4) 

  • 2014 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 33, Overall: 33
    • Team: Boston Red Sox
    • School: Mt Pleasant (TX) HS