Michael Kopech

SP · Chicago White Sox

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'3" Weight 205
DOB 1996-04-30 Age 26.8
Hometown Mt. Pleasant, TX
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 18.10, 265th

Season Projections

THE BAT-26137.081181275512520875704.601.31

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Michael Kopech To Make Spring Debut Sunday

    Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech (knee, shoulder) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Sunday and start against the San Diego Padres. He will throw just two innings in the contest. The White Sox have taken a cautious approach with Kopech, who is dealing with multiple injuries this spring. If he doesn't have any setbacks in camp, he should have time to build himself up for Opening Day. The 26-year-old has also been working to use his changeup more in 2023 to complement his fastball, slider and curveball. Kopech made only 19 starts for Chicago in 2022, but he was effective with a 3.54 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and career-high 105 K's in 119 1/3 innings. Perhaps increased changeup usage will unlock more in his profile for fantasy managers.

    Mar 11 · Source via White Sox Michael Kopech
  • Injury Notes: Marquez, Kopech, White

    German Marquez suffered a left hamstring injury during conditioning drills, though Rockies manager Bud Black told The Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders and other reporters that Marquez was able to do some light running on Friday and play catch.  The injury seems minor enough that Marquez expressed hope that he could still pitch for his native…

    Feb 19 · MLB Trade Rumors White Sox Rockies Blue Jays Michael Kopech German Marquez Mitch White
  • Michael Kopech Still Not 100 Percent

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (knee, shoulder) mentioned that he is currently not 100 percent yet. The 26-year-old ended the season on the injured list due to shoulder inflammation. He also had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, but Kopech is aiming to be ready for Opening Day. Last season, Kopech posted a 3.54 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 105/57 K/BB ratio in 119 1/3 innings across 25 starts last season. The right-hander has adjusted well from a move to the rotation. Although, Kopech will need to lower his walks in order to help raise his fantasy value.

    Feb 17 · Source via White Sox Michael Kopech
  • Michael Kopech On Track To Be Ready

    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (knee) doesn't seem to have any issues after undergoing right knee surgery late last season. "He's on pace. He's in a good spot," manager Pedro Grifol said. Kopech has already thrown a couple of bullpen sessions in spring training and has been looking good. The 26-year-old also dealt with a shoulder injury in 2022, which limited him to 25 starts and 119 1/3 innings (career-high). He had a 3.54 ERA (4.49 FIP), 1.19 WHIP and career-low 21.3 percent strikeout rate. As long as he doesn't have any setbacks this spring, he'll enter the regular season in Chicago's starting rotation. The move from the bullpen to the rotation in 2022 was what led to a drop in velocity and K rate, but all things considered, Kopech pitched well. Still, Kopech doesn't have an extensive arsenal as a starter and is listed as RotoBaller's No. 82 fantasy starter.

    Feb 16 · Source via White Sox Michael Kopech
    2023 ATC-26137.07881365812020670654.271.30
    2023 Steamer-26147.081091476213924580754.591.37
    2023 THE BAT-26137.081181275512520875704.601.31
    2023 Zeile-25132.8799129571151900644.281.28

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

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