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Michael Kopech
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 25

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
2021 4 3 3.50 44 4 0 69.1 103 1.13
2 Seasons 5 4 3.76 48 8 0 83.2 118 1.20
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 44 4-3 3.50 69.1 103 1.13
2 Seasons 48 5-4 3.76 83.2 118 1.20

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 22 256 46 6 13 91.9 109.7 22.1 41.3 .315 .599 .427 .419 .510 47.8 22.1 2.9 5.02 8.38
2021 25 1154 157 14 8.9 88.3 110.3 18.6 31.2 .182 .322 .280 .255 .356 35.7 36.1 8.4 3.50 2.72
1410 203 20 9.9 89.2 110.3 19.4 33.5 .207 .375 .308 .287 .391 38.5 33.4 7.4
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kopech relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(64.4%) ,
Slider
(29.6%) ,
Curveball
(3.5%) ,
Changeup
(2.6%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 726 399 327 64.4 97.3 173 151 32 18 6 2 6 59 94 .212 .194 .397 .358 .302 .285 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
2018 4-Seam Fastball 160 71 89 62.5 95.4 50 45 15 8 4 0 3 10 35 .333 .311 .622 .604 .433 .418 92.1 22 2559 6.4 17.0 18.9
2018 Slider 42 34 8 16.4 82.8 8 8 2 2 0 0 0 4 4 .250 .203 .250 .233 .220 .193 82.7 29 2310 5.7 40.0 21.1
2018 Curveball 29 12 17 11.3 78.2 6 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 .500 .552 1.500 1.320 .786 .756 94.1 27 2254 5.7 16.7 0.0
2018 Changeup 25 5 20 9.8 88.6 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 .250 .346 .250 .546 .220 .372 98.2 8 1768 6.1 30.0 25.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2018 28.3 26.1 32.6 13 39.1 34.8 26.1 0 23.9 26.1 26.1 10.9 13
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
36.9 27.1 24.6 11.3 37.9 33.5 28.6 3 27.6 28.6 23.2 5.9 9.9
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Curveball CWS R 39 78.7 51.3 -3.1 -6 9.7 0.4 4
2021 Slider CWS R 333 84.1 39.3 2 5 9.2 2.7 42
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 725 97.3 10.5 2.5 19 9.8 1.9 24
2021 Changeup CWS R 28 89.7 24.7 -3.4 -12 14.6 0.2 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 34
2018 Changeup CWS R 25 88.6 28.5 -0.4 -1 13.8 -0.3 -2
2018 Curveball CWS R 29 78.2 49.7 -6.5 -12 6.9 -2.2 -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 %
2021 Curveball -0.6 0 39 3.4 5 .4 .4 .36 30.8 20 20 .145 .158 .134 0
2021 Changeup 0.3 0 29 2.5 8 .25 .25 .225 25 25 14.3 .149 .178 .147 16.7
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 334 28.9 92 .193 .352 .244 36 42.4 31.7 .177 .301 .226 22
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -5 726 62.9 173 .212 .397 .311 31.7 34.1 29.4 .194 .358 .286 45.7
2018 Changeup -1.7 0 25 9.8 4 .25 .25 .225 30 25 25 .346 .545 .371 66.7
2018 Curveball 7.4 2 29 11.3 6 .5 1.5 .775 16.7 0 0 .551 1.32 .749 50
2018 Slider -2.8 -1 42 16.4 8 .25 .25 .225 40 50 21.1 .203 .233 .193 25
2018 4-Seamer 0.9 1 160 62.5 50 .333 .622 .434 17 20 18.9 .311 .604 .417 48.6
! 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
! 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 1199 2 -16 6 3 -4
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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 43 70.6 50.8 21.5 8.2 90.5
2021 1154 53.8 63.9 72.9 26.3 51.1 44.9 62.8 46.5 32.8 7.6 70.9
1410 54 64.7 75.4 27 52.9 44.6 64.3 47.3 30.6 7.7 74.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2018 86 98 23
2021 94 95 89 67 96 61 30 60 72 97 47 88 94 96 98 56
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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 10.3 0 4 5 0 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
! 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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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

Pitch Distribution