Michael Kopech

Michael Kopech

Height: 6-3
Weight: 220 lbs
Age: 28
Chicago White Sox

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Yahoo SportsGarrett Crochet-Michael Kopech trade package? New report hints at the possibility

A recent report from The Athletic s Ken Rosenthal suggested the Padres lately showed strong interest in White Sox starter Garrett Crochet. Rosenthal now reveals Padres GM A.J. Preller is also steadfast in acquiring a stalwart right-handed reliever. He suggests a full trade package with the White Sox might make sense to satiate the Padres needs. While the team is pursuing...

Source: Yahoo Sports
Friday, Jun 14, 2024

The ScoreReport: Yankees, Phillies, Royals interested in White Sox closer Kopech

The New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, and Philadelphia Phillies are among a handful of teams showing interest in Chicago White Sox closer Michael Kopech, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.Kopech has five saves this season with a 4.91 ERA and 43 strikeouts across 29 1/3 innings with the White Sox. He's under team control through the 2025 campaign.The 28-year-old's 98.8 mph average fastball velocity is in the 99th percentile among all pitchers this season. He also grades out well in whiff percentage and strikeout rate.Kopech is aware that he'll be connected to trade rumors given where the White Sox are in the standings but hopes to remain in Chicago."I don't want to leave the White Sox, but I understand where the team is at and what they are trying to accomplish," Kopech said. "It helps a little bit that I have been traded before. I know what it's like to show up in a brand-new environment. It's kind of like being a new kid at a school. It's a little different now because you are expected to do something right away to help your new club win. A fresh start isn't necessarily the worst thing, but my career has been about being with the Sox. If I am traded, I will do everything I can to contribute wherever I go."The White Sox are a league-worst 18-52 season. Kopech has spent the last five seasons - his entire major-league career - in Chicago after he was acquired from the Boston Red Sox in the Chris Sale trade ahead of the 2018 campaign.Copyright © 2024 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Friday, Jun 14, 2024

MLB Trade RumorsMichael Kopech Drawing Interest From Several Teams

The White Sox are one of the game’s few clear sellers with the trade deadline still six weeks out, and teams have been showing recent interest in closer Michael Kopech, reports Bruce Levine of 670 The Score. Among the interested clubs are the Royals, Phillies and Yankees, each of whom has sent scouts to watch…

Source: MLB Trade Rumors
Friday, Jun 14, 2024

Yahoo SportsWhite Sox, Michael Kopech blows 4-run lead in 8th vs. Mariners

White Sox, Michael Kopech blows 4-run lead in 8th vs. Mariners

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Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024

Yahoo SportsMike Tauchman emphatically walks off the White Sox with a monster home run

In the bottom of the ninth inning, the White Sox sent out Michael Kopech to try and push the Crosstown Classic to extra innings, as the game at Wrigley Field was tied, 6-6. All it took for Cubs Mike Tauchman was one pitch. He walked off the White Sox, taking Kopech s first pitch into the left-field bleachers at Wrigley Field....

Source: Yahoo Sports
Wednesday, Jun 5, 2024