Michael Kopech Chicago White Sox

Age: 24 (April 30, 1996) | 6' 3" | 205lbs. | Throws: Right P-4
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHW AA 2017 8 7 0 0 22 22 119.1 77 6 60 155 2.87 1.15 0.97 4.5 11.7 .281 n/a
CHW AAA 2017 1 1 0 0 3 3 15.0 15 0 5 17 3.00 1.33 1.17 3.0 10.2 .372 n/a
CHW AAA 2018 7 7 0 0 24 24 126.1 101 9 60 170 3.70 1.27 1.14 4.3 12.1 .331 n/a
CHW AL 2018 1 1 0 0 4 4 14.0 20 4 2 15 5.14 1.57 1.93 1.3 9.6 .395 28/26/46 -1 -0
CHW AL 2019 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a -0 0
CHW AL 2020 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a 0 -0
CHW AL 2021 1 0 0 0 2 0 4.0 1 0 2 8 0.00 0.75 0.50 4.5 18.0 .234 60/0/40 2 2
Career 4yrs 2 1 0 0 6 4 18.0 21 4 4 23 4.00 1.39 1.61 2.0 11.5 .380 n/a
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Hunch:  MLB will play, and will have highest TV ratings ever, driven by the opportunity to capitalize on lack of competition from college football (which won't play) and a Dodgers-Yankees World Series.     

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Jul 11 '20

I disagree Eugene.  I predict they will play, get say, 15 games in, and then have to cancel the season and postseason.  That is just the way 2020 has gone. 

And we Roto addicts will spend 10 hours drafting for nothing.  

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Jul 11 '20

He's opted out and Yoan Moncada is on the IL for unspecified reasons. I can't imagine this is going to work. The entire country is going to hell in a hand basket over this virus. We're going to hit 300,000 dead by the election. All of the projections are wrong because they presume trying to prevent virus spread. Instead, we get lies about false success.  The European Union has used science and solved this problem. We're going in the wrong direction. No way we play baseball.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 11 '20

July 3, 2020

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said he has no timeline for Kopech's return from a personal matter, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

ANALYSIS
To alleviate any concern, the general manager stressed that Kopech, who is
returning from Tommy John elbow surgery, is healthy. ''I do not have a
timeline for his return, and given the personal nature of the matter
he's tending to, I won't provide updates until we know the actual plan
for Michael going forward,'' Hahn said. Van Schouwen added that the
absence has the look of something that could keep Kopech away for a while.

-- Rotowire

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4 '20

We are gonna need a giant * for this.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Apr 19 '20

Peter Gammon at The Athletic:

“The (team) complexes today are able to play games in the spring training parks and on three or four of the minor-league fields,” says one source who has spent close to 30 years in development. “What you can do is have three or four levels of minor leagues, then a rookie league for the young graduates of the Dominican Summer League and the draft.”

Here is a possible regional structure:

Florida
Florida SouthwestTampa AreaFlorida East
Red SoxYankeesNationals
TwinsTigersAstros
BravesPhilliesCardinals
RaysBlue JaysMarlins
OriolesPiratesMets
Arizona
Arizona EastPeoriaThe Road West
DiamondbacksPadresIndians
RockiesMarinersReds
GiantsRoyalsBrewers
CubsRangersDodgers
AthleticsAngelsWhite Sox

If the testing process is available, and some of the emerging technology could effectively sanitize clubhouses and offices nightly, they might be able to operate these complex-based leagues from mid-August to Thanksgiving.

“Presuming we’re playing major-league games in that time period, we can figure logistics for home and road games,” says an American League GM whose team trains in Arizona. “We’re going to need what amounts to taxi squads. We’re going to have to play doubleheaders so pitchers coming off injuries get proper work. We may have some younger players who, two or three years into their careers, need to take a step back and find themselves just by playing.”

The White Sox are a prime example, having spent on free agents and seemingly ready to cash in on rebuilding trades. They need innings to build back Michael Kopech, Dane Dunning and Carson Fulmer, at-bats for Vaughn and Nick Madrigal. If the five of them are healthy and major-league ready come October, the last month of the new regular season could be very interesting.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 18 '20

Words from the Wise Guy:

Michael Kopech "No restrictions" going into spring training, an
absurd declaration since Michael Kopech will be restricted from now until his
career is over, with, if he's lucky, an exception or two. Kopech has a chance
to be a great pitcher but right now he carries both quantity and quality risk. After
I have four better SP risk/rewards I'll start thinking about him. My personal
over/under: he gets hit and sent down then comes back later and pitches well
(as his control improves). But his chances of being both a lot better than that
and a lot worse are high. Assuming he's pitching in March I would bid him as a
below average SP and see if that gets him. If it does, I'll make a point not to
own him elsewhere. There are lots of good SP speculations, one share of Kopech
is enough. $8

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 17 '20