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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 3.81 38 3 0 59.0 87 1.15
2 Seasons 5 4 4.05 42 7 0 73.1 102 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 38 4-3 3.81 59.0 87 1.15
2 Seasons 42 5-4 4.05 73.1 102 1.23

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 1007 135 13 9.6 88.2 110.3 18.1 31.1 .178 .332 .287 .263 .362 35.6 35.5 9 3.81 2.93
1263 181 19 10.5 89.2 110.3 19.1 33.7 .208 .390 .318 .297 .399 38.8 32.6 7.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kopech relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(64.2%) ,
Slider
(30.1%) ,
Curveball
(3%) ,
Changeup
(2.8%) ,


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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 630 332 298 64.2 97.2 148 129 26 13 5 2 6 51 79 .202 .187 .411 .367 .306 .290 89.9 17 2575 6.6 32.4 29.0
2021 Slider 295 197 98 30.1 84.1 79 75 16 11 1 1 3 31 45 .213 .179 .373 .316 .260 .239 85.7 22 2458 6.5 34.1 29.2
2021 Curveball 29 7 22 3.0 78.2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .129 .333 .133 .293 .125 45.9 -26 2480 6.3 36.4 33.3
2021 Changeup 27 2 25 2.8 89.8 8 8 2 2 0 0 0 2 6 .250 .152 .250 .184 .220 .147 80.8 11 1835 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 40.7 25.9 22.2 11.1 38.5 35.6 25.9 3.7 30.4 28.1 22.2 3 9.6
37.6 26 24.9 11.6 38.7 35.4 26 2.8 28.7 27.6 23.2 5 10.5
45.1 22.4 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 29 78.2 51.7 -3.4 -6 10.2 0.9 9
2021 Changeup CWS R 26 89.8 24.6 -3.4 -12 14.5 0.2 1
2021 Slider CWS R 294 84.1 39.2 1.9 5 9.1 2.6 41
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 629 97.2 10.6 2.4 18 9.8 1.9 24
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 -2.1 -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 %
2021 Curveball -0.9 0 29 2.9 3 .333 .333 .3 36.4 33.3 33.3 .129 .133 .125 0
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 27 2.7 8 .25 .25 .225 25 25 14.3 .152 .184 .146 16.7
2021 Slider 0.1 0 295 29.3 79 .213 .373 .264 34.1 39.2 29.2 .179 .316 .239 20
2021 4-Seamer -0.6 -4 630 62.6 148 .202 .411 .315 32.4 34.5 29 .187 .367 .291 46.8
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 25 89.8 91 17.1 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Curveball 29 78.2 69 14.5 7:30 7:30 0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 623 97.3 96 20.7 1:00 1:00 0
2021 Slider 292 84.1 42 10.1 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 238 981 1 -13 5 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 1007 53.5 64.4 71.9 26.3 54.2 44.5 62 46.7 32.8 7.1 70
1263 53.8 65.1 74.8 27.1 55.5 44.2 63.9 47.5 30.3 7.4 74.7
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 91 97 83 50 94 59 19 65 73 97 40 88 91 95 98 54
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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 24.2 9 8.6 0 4 5 5 55.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 9 10 10 10 10 9 8 9 8 9 9 7 6 8 8 9 7 9 8 10 6 8 9 7 9 10 9 8 11 7 10
! 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 238 .288 137 4 2.9 101 43 42.6

Pitch Distribution