Michael Kopech Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/30/1996 (25)
Michael Kopech Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Michael Kopech News
Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech (hamstring) will resume throwing side sessions in the coming days and could throw a simulated game in the near future as well. General manager Rich Hahn said the team wants to see how Kopech's side sessions go before deciding on whether he'll need to go on a minor league rehab assignment. The 25-year-old was having an excellent season before he landed on the injured list with a strained left hamstring. Kopech was sporting a 1.72 ERA and 0.98 WHIP with 45 strikeouts and 11 walks in 31 1/3 innings pitched over 14 outings (three starts). The good news is that Kopech could be back from the injured list sooner than later, as long as he doesn't have a setback once he gets back on the mound.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (hamstring) has taken a step back in his attempt to get back on the mound. The right-hander is experiencing discomfort in his left hamstring, which is unfortunate news, primarily after Tony Russa recently reported that he was moving in the right direction toward a return. Kopech is already eligible to be activated from the injured list, although it is unknown if this latest development will delay things.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (hamstring) is "progressing well," according to manager Tony La Russa. This is good news for the 25-year-old, who has two wins across three starts while sporting a respectable 1.72 ERA throughout 31 innings of work this season. Kopech is eligible to come off the 10-day injured list in the next few days, although it isn't clear if he will need a rehab start or two before rejoining the big club.
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.