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34 Michael Kopech RP

Chicago White Sox

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Player Updates

July 1, 2021 02:48 AM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Reinstated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list prior to Tuesday's game against the Twins.

Kopech has been on the injured list with a strained left hamstring since late May. The right-hander most recently threw to hitters Monday, and he'll now rejoin the Chicago bullpen without going on a rehab assignment. Kopech posted a dazzling 1.72 ERA and 0.99 WHIP to go along with a 45:11 K:BB across 31.1 innings before the injury, and he should slot back in as one of the club's top relievers going forward.

June 26, 2021 12:32 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Set for another sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech (hamstring) looked good in a simulated game Friday and will throw another one Monday, Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald reports.

Kopech has been out for just shy of a month with a strained left hamstring. Manager Tony La Russa was particularly impressed with the young righty's command, but he's still not quite ready to either embark on a rehab assignment or return to the active roster. The next step in his recovery should become clearer after Monday.

June 22, 2021 04:52 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Eyeing simulated game Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech (hamstring) is expected to throw another bullpen Wednesday and a simulated game Friday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Manager Tony La Russa said the team will "see where he's at" after Friday's simulated game. While the team hasn't yet given a date for his return, Kopech appears to be nearing that point as his throwing progression continues.

June 23, 2021 10:20 AM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Throws bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech (hamstring) threw a flat-ground session and a bullpen Tuesday in Pittsburgh, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The righty has now thrown multiple bullpens in the past week and appears to be nearing a return to game action, be that with the White Sox or with the Triple-A club on a rehab assignment. It remains unclear when exactly Kopech will be activated from the injured list.

June 16, 2021 01:20 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Return date still unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech (hamstring) is improving but isn't yet ready to return, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

Kopech threw off a mound Tuesday, but manager Tony La Russa said Wednesday that he still doesn't have a date for the right-hander to return to game action. While he appears to be on the right track, it's not yet clear whether the 25-year-old will require a rehab stint prior to rejoining the major-league bullpen.

June 17, 2021 01:20 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Throws off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech tested his injured hamstring by throwing off a mound Tuesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Kopech hasn't pitched since May 26 due to a strain and awaits the next course of action. Manager Tony La Russa said the coaches will huddle with medical staff to determine the next steps, namely, whether Kopech can get enough work in bullpen sessions and simulated games with the team or if a minor-league rehab stint is necessary.

June 11, 2021 10:16 AM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Return remains unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech (hamstring) will resume throwing bullpen sessions and likely throw a sim game in the coming days, Vinnie Duber of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

The 25-year-old was still dealing with discomfort earlier in the week, but will enter "the next phase" of his recovery soon according to GM Rick Hahn. It has yet to be decided whether Kopech will need a rehab assignment, or if he will be able to throw enough as he regains his health to be activated as soon as he is fully healthy.

June 9, 2021 08:16 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Hamstring not fully recovered
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech (hamstring) is still feeling a bit of discomfort in his strained left hamstring, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Manager Tony La Russa said Kopech still "has a little pinch" in the hamstring when running, and he wants the young pitcher to run without limitations. That said, the hard-throwing righty has made considerable progress in his recovery and will likely be activated from the injured list in the near future.

June 7, 2021 01:36 AM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Progressing well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Tony La Russa said Sunday that Kopech (hamstring) ran sprints and is progressing well in his recovery, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

Kopech was placed on the injured list May 31 with a Grade 1 strain of his left hamstring. Per La Russa, everything is going well with the righty's throwing and exercise programs as he eyes a return to the Chicago bullpen. It's not yet clear if he'll be able to be reinstated when eligible June 8, but he doesn't figure to be out much longer than that, assuming all continues to go well with his recovery.

June 2, 2021 01:20 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Has Grade 1 hamstring strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech is dealing with a Grade 1 strain to his left hamstring, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.

While general manager Rick Hahn doesn't believe the injury will sideline Kopech for an extended time, he's not sure the righty will be ready for activation when eligible June 8. The coveted prospect has excelled as both a reliever and a spot starter in 2021, posting a 1.72 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 31.1 innings.

May 31, 2021 01:28 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Moves to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring, retroactive to May 28, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Kopech had been on the bereavement list since May 27, but now he will move to the injured list with the hamstring issue. The injury is not thought to be very serious, so it's possible that Kopech could return when eligible June 8.

May 28, 2021 06:48 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Won't return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech (hamstring/personal) won't start either half of Monday's doubleheader against Cleveland, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Kopech is dealing with a sore left hamstring, though he's currently away from the team while on the bereavement list rather than the injured list. It's unclear which issue is the one that will keep him from returning Monday.

May 27, 2021 04:44 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Lands on bereavement list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The White Sox placed Kopech (hamstring) on the bereavement list Thursday.

Kopech picked up a left hamstring injury during his relief appearance Wednesday against the Cardinals, but it's a personal matter that will keep him away from the team for the time being. According to James Fegan of The Athletic, manager Tony La Russa said that Kopech underwent imaging on the hamstring that revealed nothing overly concerning, so the White Sox are seemingly optimistic that he'll be ready to pitch once he's reinstated from the bereavement list. The right-hander will remain on the bereavement list for a minimum of three days and no more than seven.

May 27, 2021 02:52 AM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Dealing with hamstring soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech is day-to-day after suffering from a sore left hamstring during his relief appearance Wednesday against the Cardinals, James Fegan of The Athleticreports.

Kopech fell awkwardly on the last pitch of his scoreless seventh inning Wednesday, but he appears to have avoided any significant injury. Considering their bullpen depth and Kopech's immense long-term potential, it's unlikely the White Sox rush his return.

May 25, 2021 02:20 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Another strong multi-inning showing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech blanked the Cardinals over two innings of relief in a 5-1 win Monday. He struck out three and gave up two hits with no walks in the 28-pitch outing.

Kopech protected Chicago's four-run lead during the final two frames after starter Lance Lynn exited following seven innings of one-run ball. After the scoreless appearance, Kopech's ERA now sits at 1.78 over 30.1 innings, with the right-hander having piled up 45 strikeouts across his 13 outings. The White Sox have no immediate plans to move Kopech into the rotation, but his sterling ratios out of the bullpen are enough to make him worthy of rostering in just about any fantasy league.

May 15, 2021 12:40 AM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Strong in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech didn't factor into the decision in the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Royals, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over four innings. He struck out five.

The right-hander fired 40 of 65 pitches for strikes but wasn't allowed to head out for the fifth inning to try and secure his third win of the year. Kopech has been outstanding no matter what role he's been used in, posting a 1.71 ERA and 40:10 K:BB through 26.1 innings over 10 appearances (three starts).

May 14, 2021 12:00 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Starting nightcap Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech will start the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Royals, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

White Sox manager Tony La Russa was leaning toward Kopech making the start but wanted to get through the three-game series against Minnesota first, in case he was needed out of the bullpen. This will be Kopech's third start and first since April 25 against the Rangers, when he struck out 10 over 87 pitches and five innings.

May 10, 2021 05:40 AM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: In line for start Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech is being considered to start one of Friday's doubleheader games against the Royals, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Used primarily has a multi-inning reliever in 2021, Kopech has started two games, including a 10-strikeout performance over five innings April 25 against the Rangers. He most recently pitched Saturday, when the right-hander allowed one run and three hits while striking out one over two innings (28 pitches).

May 2, 2021 05:36 AM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Earns three-inning hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech allowed one hit and struck out three over three scoreless innings in Saturday's 7-3 win over Cleveland.

Kopech pitched for the first time since a five-inning start last Sunday and picked up his first hold of the season. The right-hander continues to dominate whether as a starter or reliever. He's started twice, but the White Sox are largely sticking to the plan of using him for multiple-inning stints out of the bullpen. Kopech has a 1.45 ERA and 0.64 WHIP with a 30:4 K:BB while holding opponents to a .125 batting average in 18.2 innings.

April 25, 2021 06:32 PM
White Sox's Michael Kopech: Whiffs 10 in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kopech (2-0) allowed one run on four hits and struck out 10 over five innings to earn the win Sunday versus the Rangers.

Kopech wasn't expected to make a long start, but he did enough to be eligible for the win. The White Sox offense took care of the rest, providing plenty of run support. The 24-year-old right-hander has a 1.72 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 27:4 K:BB across 15.2 innings this season. He's made two starts and six total appearances, but Kopech may have to settle for a long-relief role once Lance Lynn (back) returns.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
07/27@ KCW 5-31.00003
07/25@ MILW 3-11.01020
07/20vs MINW 9-52.01124
07/18vs HOUW 4-01.00001
07/11@ BALW 7-51.00003
07/09@ BALW 12-11.00003
07/06@ MINW 4-11.01000
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021CHW301.60213000039.32377401656
2020CHW00---0000000.00000000
2019CHW00---00000000000000
2018CHW115.0244000014.3208845215
Total412.5307000053.3431515851871
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021CHW127340.8000003.1640.9921568.92
2020CHW000---00000------0---
2019CHW000---00000------0---
2018CHW08180.4000101.3281.5356816.95
Total135520.7051104.2141.14422411.14
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2014R-Gcl Red Sox 13.2880010169114.771.515
2015AFX-Greenville Drive 65.0161504507027532.631.231
2016ASX-Lowell Spinners 4.11100004440.001.951
2016AFA-Salem Red Sox 52.0111104108229252.251.038
2017AAA-Charlotte Knights 15.0330110175153.001.333
2017AA-Birmingham Barons119.12222087015560772.871.150
2018AAA-Charlotte Knights126.124240770170601013.711.277
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/215
Birthdate:
04/30/1996
Age:
25
Hometown:
Longview, TX
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Chicago White Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
1