Michael Kopech Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/30/1996 (25)
Michael Kopech Season Stats
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Michael Kopech News
Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech will start Game 2 of the team's doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. This will be his first start since May 14, when he pitched four innings against the Kansas City Royals and allowed one earned run while striking out five. The 25-year-old right-hander has struggled a bit out of the bullpen this month. He's allowed eight hits, two walks and five earned runs over 8.1 innings. He has, however, recorded a whopping 16 strikeouts over those 8.1 innings. Kopech likely won't go too deep into his start on Thursday, but if fantasy managers need a boost in strikeouts, he's someone who could help out today.
Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Michael Kopech struggled in an inning of relief and picked up the loss on Thursday versus the Oakland Athletics. Kopech was called upon for the top of the seventh inning in a tie game, but allowed two hits, two runs and struck out one during his lone inning of work. Kopech was the victim of Matt Olson's 31st home run and that gave the Athletics a two-run lead at the time. Kopech was lights out in the first half of the season, but struggled in July with a 4.91 ERA. Despite his rough month of July, Kopech had thrown four consecutive outings entering Thursday. Kopech has mostly worked out of the bullpen this season and is 3-2 with a 2.74 ERA. Even with the rough outing on Thursday, Kopech is valuable in leagues that count ratios and he now has 68 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings with a 1.07 WHIP.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech got lit up on Saturday for his first loss of the season versus the Cleveland Indians. Kopech went one inning and allowed five hits, five runs, one walk and recorded one strikeout. Kopech has been dominating this year, mostly as a reliever, but just didn't have it this evening. Managers should chalk this up as just a bad outing for Kopech and he is now 3-1 with a 2.55 to go along with 60 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings. Kopech remains a valuable option leagues due to his impressive ratios.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech is ready to take the mound for the first time since 2018 following Tommy John surgery and opting out of last season. Fantasy managers have been waiting for some time now to see Kopech's strikeout potential, as he owns a career 31.2 percent strikeout rate over five seasons in the minors and his 10.2 percent swinging strike rate in his brief stint with Chicago is the lowest rate of his professional career. But along with the strikeout potential comes command issues to the tune of an 11.8 percent career walk rate in the minors. He reached 130 innings pitched in both 2017 and 2018, and has been used as a starter throughout the minors. But there have been some questions as to whether or not he will end up moving into the bullpen long term. The bottom line is that Kopech has been out of action for two years now, and it's hard to say how he will come back from this time off. With a solid Spring Training he could end up competing for a spot in the Opening Day rotation, but barring that he'll likely head back to Triple-A for a few starts to get back into shape. If he slots into the rotation when he reaches the majors again, managers should look at Kopech (ADP 293) as a high-risk, high-reward streaming option until he can string together several strong outings in a row. If he ends up throwing out of the bullpen, however, his value will be very limited in most formats.