- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 205 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/30/1996 (23)
Chicago White Sox pitching prospect Michael Kopech (elbow) is throwing Monday, Wednesday and Friday and is making around 35 throws at 60 feet. His next step will be 75 feet and then to 90 and 120 feet. The team's No. 4 prospect and No. 18 overall per MLB Pipeline is recovering from Tommy John surgery and won't pitch at all in 2019. However, he's still in consideration for stashing in dynasty/keeper formats if you have the room.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (elbow), who is ranked as the No. 18 prospect in baseball and No. 2 for the White Sox by MLB Pipeline, threw for the first time on Tuesday since having Tommy John surgery last September. The 22-year-old made four starts in the big leagues in 2018 and had a 5.02 ERA with 15 strikeouts and two walks in 14 1/3 innings. Kopech has top-of-the-rotation stuff but will miss all of the 2019 season, so he won't be useful in redraft formats. He should already be owned in all dynasty/keeper leagues and should be in Chicago's rotation to begin the year in 2020.
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (elbow) has an ulnar collateral ligament tear in his elbow, and the recommendation is that he needs Tommy John surgery. That's a big blow to the White Sox future, as Kopech was expected to be a building block for the rotation in 2019 and beyond. It looks like MLB's No. 13 prospect overall will have to miss all of next season. Aside from a disastrous seven-run outing against the Tigers his last time out, Kopech had looked good in his first three major league starts. He should still be stashed in dynasty leagues if you have the room, despite this bad news.