Michael Kopech

SP · Chicago White Sox

Bats R Throws R
Height 6'3" Weight 205
DOB 1996-04-30 Age 27.6
Hometown Mt. Pleasant, TX
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 19.08, 278th

Season Projections

THE BAT-$226138.081181285612620975704.571.32

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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  • Offseason Outlook: Chicago White Sox

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  • Michael Kopech Undergoes Minor Knee Procedure

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    White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech underwent surgery to remove a cyst from his right knee this morning, per a club announcement. The rehab process is expected to take six to eight weeks. Assuming his recovery progresses as anticipated, Kopech should have a normal offseason. It’s nevertheless a sour conclusion to a disappointing year for the 27-year-old.…

    Sep 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago White Sox Michael Kopech
  • Michael Kopech Undergoes Surgery, Placed On Injured List

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    Chicago White Sox right-hander Michael Kopech (knee) was placed on the 15-day injured list on Friday with right-knee inflammation after undergoing successful surgery on Friday morning to remove a cyst from his right knee. The full recovery time is expected to take between six to eight weeks. In a corresponding move, Chicago recalled right-hander Yohan Ramirez from Triple-A Charlotte. The 27-year-old Kopech has had a tough 2023 season, going 5-12 on the year with a 5.43 ERA, 134 strikeouts and 91 walks over 129 1/3 innings in 30 appearances (27 starts). He also led the American League with his 91 free passes. Based on his struggles and now his injury to close out the year, the White Sox may decide to make Kopech a full-time reliever entering the 2024 campaign.

    Sep 22 · Source via Chicago White Sox Michael Kopech
  • White Sox GM Chris Getz Discusses Club's Future

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    Newly-minted White Sox GM Chris Getz spoke with reporters (including MLB.com’s Scott Merkin) yesterday about the team’s future with him now at the helm. Getz has already confirmed that manager Pedro Grifol will return in 2024, but the club’s new GM elaborated on that decision yesterday, noting that the Sox’s disappointing season in 2022 put…

    Sep 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago White Sox Dylan Cease Michael Kopech Andrew Vaughn
  • Michael Kopech Moves To Bullpen

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    Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech has been moved from the starting rotation to the team's bullpen, according to manager Pedro Grifol on Friday. Kopech holds a 5.16 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and a 129/89 K/BB ratio over 26 starts this season. It gets worse as Kopech has been crushed to the tune of a 9.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP over his last five starts. The team plans on using Kopech as a multi inning reliever going forward. It's worth noting that the White Sox still view Kopech as a starter next season. However, they've decided to shift him to the bullpen for now in the hope that he'll get back on track. The organization announced that right-hander Jose Urena will take over the vacant spot in the starting rotation. He'll take the ball versus the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

    Sep 8 · Source via Closers Chicago White Sox Michael Kopech Jose Urena
  • Michael Kopech Looks To Right The Ship Versus Tigers

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    Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech gets the ball for Sunday's start versus the Detroit Tigers. The 27-year-old has labored through a difficult season, throwing for an unattractive 5.08 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with 127 strikeouts across 124 innings. Kopech will have a chance to iron out those numbers a bit against Detroit, who he has registered a strong 2.13 ERA with 33 punchouts in 25 1/3 frames against since 2021. The right-hander's 15.1% walk rate this year leaves him prone to getting barraged, but Kopech's upside in a plum draw makes him worth streaming in a favorable matchup on Sunday.

    Sep 3 · Source via Chicago White Sox Michael Kopech
    2023 ATC-$326138.07881375812121671654.241.30
    2023 Steamer-$526151.091091526314225582774.591.36
    2023 THE BAT-$226138.081181285612620975704.571.32
    2023 Zeile-$225135.5799133571192000654.281.29

    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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