Michael Kopech GCL Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 18
Born: April 30, 1996
Mount Pleasant, TX
Height: 6-3
Weight: 195
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 1st round, 2014
How Acquired: Draft
High School: Mount Pleasant HS (TX)
ETA: 2018

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Scouting Report: Athletic right-hander with a classic, projectable pitcher's frame. Fastball sat 89-92 heading into his senior year, but his velocity jumped to the low-to-mid-90s, touching 98 during the spring, after he cleaned up his delivery. Ball explodes out of his hand and has shown the ability to generate solid movement with the pitch. Needs to improve fastball command and consistency with off-speed pitches. Utilizes a hard slider, promising changeup, and a slider. Has shown feel for all his secondaries, but all three also need refinement. Uses a high leg kick. Has a lot of effort in his delivery and long arm action. Stiff front side and lands off-balance, hard to the first base side. Live, loose arm. Has utilized both a slider and curveball, along with a changeup. Texan. Impressive athlete with a high ceiling, but development could take time.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2014 Mount Pleasant HS --- HS --- 18 3 0 1.000 0.44 11 --- 0 64.0 25 14 4 0 18 129 0.67 7.17 18.14
  2014 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos  18 0 1 0.000 4.61 8 8 0 13.7 11 7 7 0 9 16 1.46 1.78 10.54
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 17, 2014
Signing Bonus: $1,500,000
MiLB Debut: July 12, 2014 (GCL)
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2018
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2013):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2014): MilB contract
Trade Restrictions
: June 2015 (2014 draftee)
     
  Awards
2014 Perfect Game First-Team All-American
SoxProspects.com Awards
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