Michael Kopech
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 26

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 1, #33, Boston Red Sox | Mt Pleasant (TX) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 1.54 7 7 0 35.0 33 0.94
3 Seasons 5 5 3.11 55 15 0 118.2 151 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 7 0-1 1.54 35.0 33 0.94
3 Seasons 55 5-5 3.11 118.2 151 1.12

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 22 256 46 6 13 8.8 91.9 109.7 22.1 41.3 .315 .599 .427 .419 .510 47.8 22.1 2.9 5.02 8.27
2021 25 1154 157 14 8.9 4.9 88.3 110.3 18.6 31.2 .185 .332 .280 .261 .369 35.7 36.1 8.4 3.50 2.83
2022 26 586 86 5 5.8 3.6 89.4 109.4 20.7 32.6 .198 .364 .206 .295 .325 38.4 24.1 12.4 1.54 3.03
Player 1996 289 25 8.7 5.1 89.2 110.3 19.8 33.2 .207 .378 .280 .293 .379 38.5 30.8 8.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kopech relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(66.6%) ,
Slider
(17.6%) ,
Curveball
(15%) ,
Changeup
(0.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2022 4-Seam Fastball 390 184 206 66.6 94.9 93 77 10 8 1 1 0 24 55 .130 .182 .169 .307 .212 .279 90.4 25 2502 6.6 25.6 20.2
2022 Slider 103 72 31 17.6 83.2 20 19 4 3 1 0 0 5 14 .211 .234 .263 .511 .233 .327 85.2 8 2397 6.5 15.9 10.4
2022 Curveball 88 41 47 15.0 78.5 23 20 1 1 0 0 0 4 16 .050 .224 .050 .457 .130 .340 89.0 20 2401 6.4 29.7 17.4
2022 Changeup 5 1 4 0.9 85.9 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 .223 1.000 .246 .893 .201 95.9 -13 1806 6.4 0.0 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 726 399 327 64.4 97.3 173 151 32 18 6 2 6 59 94 .212 .196 .397 .368 .302 .289 90.4 19 2585 6.6 31.7 29.4
2021 Slider 334 226 108 29.6 84.1 92 88 17 11 1 2 3 39 50 .193 .177 .352 .301 .241 .225 85.1 20 2465 6.5 36.0 31.7
2021 Curveball 39 10 29 3.5 78.7 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 4 .400 .145 .400 .158 .352 .134 64.9 -3 2485 6.3 30.8 20.0
2021 Changeup 29 2 27 2.6 89.7 8 8 2 2 0 0 0 2 6 .250 .149 .250 .178 .220 .147 80.8 11 1834 6.6 25.0 14.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 28.3 26.1 32.6 13.0 39.1 34.8 26.1 0.0 23.9 26.1 26.1 10.9 13.0 8.8
2021 39.5 27.4 22.3 10.8 37.6 33.1 29.3 3.8 28.7 29.3 22.3 4.5 8.9 4.9
2022 30.2 41.9 16.3 11.6 31.4 41.9 26.7 4.7 22.1 40.7 17.4 8.1 5.8 3.6
Player 34.9 31.5 22.1 11.4 36.0 36.0 28.0 3.5 26.0 32.2 21.5 6.6 8.7 5.1
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Curveball CWS R 87 78.5 51.5 -2.9 -5 9.0 -0.8 -8
2022 4-Seamer CWS R 387 94.9 11.7 2.2 16 9.2 2.0 27
2022 Changeup CWS R 4 85.4 25.2 -5.8 -19 13.6 -0.8 -6
2022 Slider CWS R 103 83.2 41.8 3.3 8 7.9 -0.1 -1
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 726 97.3 10.5 2.5 19 9.8 1.9 23
2021 Changeup CWS R 29 89.7 24.6 -3.5 -13 14.6 0.3 2
2021 Curveball CWS R 39 78.7 51.3 -3.1 -6 9.7 0.4 4
2021 Slider CWS R 334 84.1 39.3 2.0 5 9.2 2.7 42
2018 Changeup CWS R 25 88.6 28.5 -0.4 -1 13.8 -0.3 -2
2018 4-Seamer CWS R 160 95.4 13.1 1.6 11 10.6 3.2 42
2018 Slider CWS R 42 82.8 41.3 1.4 3 7.9 2.0 34
2018 Curveball CWS R 29 78.2 49.7 -6.5 -12 6.9 -2.1 -24
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 4-Seamer -1.8 -7 390 66.6 93 .130 .169 .223 25.6 25.8 20.2 .182 .307 .280 43.6
2022 Slider -1.0 -1 103 17.6 20 .211 .263 .233 15.9 25.0 10.4 .234 .511 .327 21.4
2022 Curveball -2.2 -2 88 15.0 23 .050 .050 .136 29.7 17.4 17.4 .224 .457 .339 31.3
2022 Changeup 4.8 0 5 0.9 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 0.0 .223 .246 .201 100.0
2021 4-Seamer -0.7 -5 726 62.9 173 .212 .397 .313 31.7 34.1 29.4 .196 .368 .290 45.7
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 334 28.9 92 .193 .352 .244 36.0 42.4 31.7 .177 .301 .226 22.0
2021 Curveball -0.6 0 39 3.4 5 .400 .400 .360 30.8 20.0 20.0 .145 .158 .134 0.0
2021 Changeup 0.0 0 29 2.5 8 .250 .250 .225 25.0 25.0 14.3 .149 .178 .147 16.7
2018 4-Seamer 0.9 1 160 62.5 50 .333 .622 .434 17.0 20.0 18.9 .311 .604 .417 48.6
2018 Slider -2.8 -1 42 16.4 8 .250 .250 .225 40.0 50.0 21.1 .203 .233 .193 25.0
2018 Curveball 7.4 2 29 11.3 6 .500 1.500 .775 16.7 0.0 0.0 .551 1.320 .749 50.0
2018 Changeup -1.7 0 25 9.8 4 .250 .250 .225 30.0 25.0 25.0 .346 .545 .371 66.7
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 27 89.7 91 17.2 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Curveball 39 78.7 68 14.2 7:30 7:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 719 97.3 96 20.8 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Slider 331 84.1 42 10.3 8:15 8:30 -15
2022 Curveball 88 78.5 60 13.5 7:45 7:30 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 389 94.9 96 20.7 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Slider 102 83.3 37 10.0 8:15 8:00 15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 68 256 -2 1 1 3 2
2021 295 1,199 2 -16 6 3 -5
2022 137 586 -11 -6 4 4 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 256 54.7 67.9 85.3 30.2 60.0 43.0 70.6 50.8 21.5 8.2 90.5
2021 1,154 53.8 63.9 72.9 26.3 51.1 44.9 63.0 46.5 32.8 7.6 70.9
2022 586 45.9 66.5 83.8 26.2 57.8 38.1 59.9 44.7 24.4 6.8 75.0
Player 1,996 51.6 65.2 77.6 26.7 54.5 42.6 63.2 46.5 28.8 7.5 74.8
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 87 98
2021 93 95 86 62 94 61 30 60 72 97 47 88 93 96 98
2022 71 91 79 55 64 39 67 41 52 58 14 41 71 74 96 34
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2021 24.1 10 9.1 1.0 4 7 4 40.0
2022 -- 0 0.8 -1.0 2 1 0 --

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 10 9 11 9 11 9 10 11 9 10 9 8 6 9 9 10 7 10 9 11 6 8 9 7 9 11 9 8 11 7 12
2022 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 1 1 1 1
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity undefined 97.3 94.9 -2.4
Offspeed Velocity undefined 89.7 85.9 -3.8
Breaking Velocity undefined 83.5 81 -2.5
Exit Velocity undefined 88.3 89.4 1.1
Launch Angle undefined 18.6 20.7 2.1
Barrel % undefined 8.9 5.8 -3.1
Hard Hit % undefined 35.7 38.4 2.7
Sweet Spot % undefined 31.2 32.6 1.4
xBA undefined .185 .198 0.013
BA undefined .21 .137 -0.073
xwOBA undefined .261 .295 0.034
wOBA undefined .28 .206 -0.074
xSLG undefined .332 .364 0.032
SLG undefined .374 .171 -0.203
K% undefined 36.1 24.1 -12
BB% undefined 8.4 12.4 4
Swing % undefined 46.5 44.7 -1.8
Whiff% undefined 32.8 24.4 -8.4
In Zone % undefined 53.8 45.9 -7.9
Out of Zone % undefined 46.2 54.1 7.9
Out of Zone Swing % undefined 26.3 26.2 -0.1
First Pitch Swing % undefined 28.5 27.7 -0.8
First Pitch Strike % undefined 63 59.9 -3.1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2018 68 .427 34 0 0.0 34 11 32.4
2021 278 .280 164 6 3.7 114 46 40.4
2022 137 .206 76 9 11.8 61 41 67.2

Pitch Distribution