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Michael Kopech
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 210LBS | Age: 24

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 1 0 1.17 4 0 0 7.2 13 0.65
2 Seasons 2 1 3.68 8 4 0 22.0 28 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 4 1-0 1.17 7.2 13 0.65
2 Seasons 8 2-1 3.68 22.0 28 1.23

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2018 256 46 6 13 91.9 109.7 22.1 41.3 .315 .599 .427 .418 .510 47.8 22.1 2.9 5.02 8.27
2021 126 13 0 0 85.4 101.1 20.8 15.4 .119 .151 .146 .177 .233 38.5 44.8 10.3 1.17 1.17
382 59 6 10.2 90.5 109.7 21.8 35.6 .256 .465 .343 .346 .449 45.8 28.9 5.2
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Kopech relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(64.3%) ,
Slider
(26.2%) ,
Curveball
(8.7%) ,
Changeup
(0.8%) ,


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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 81 40 41 64.3 96.9 18 15 1 0 1 0 0 6 9 .067 .136 .133 .183 .186 .230 89.6 19 2563 6.6 34.9 23.1
2021 Slider 33 22 11 26.2 86.2 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 .000 .019 .000 .021 .000 .017 74.0 -1 2490 6.4 72.7 46.7
2021 Curveball 11 4 7 8.7 80.1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .441 .500 .493 .445 .408 50.6 6 2510 6.2 60.0
2021 Changeup 1 0 1 0.8 90.9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .031 .000 .031 .000 .028 67.5 56 1819 6.5 0.0 0.0
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 46.2 15.4 15.4 23.1 46.2 23.1 30.8 15.4 30.8 30.8 23.1 0 0
32.2 23.7 28.8 15.3 40.7 32.2 27.1 3.4 25.4 27.1 25.4 8.5 10.2
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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 Slider CWS R 33 86.2 35.6 1 3 6.4 1.5 31
2021 Curveball CWS R 11 80.1 47.7 -4.7 -9 8.8 -0.4 -4
2021 Changeup CWS R 1 90.9 23.6 -2.9 -11 14.3 -1.1 -7
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 81 96.9 10.5 2.1 17 11.1 3.1 39
2018 4-Seamer CWS R 160 95.4 13.1 1.6 11 10.6 3.2 42
2018 Curveball CWS R 29 78.2 49.7 -6.5 -12 6.9 -2.1 -24
2018 Changeup CWS R 25 88.6 28.5 -0.4 -1 13.8 -0.3 -2
2018 Slider CWS R 42 82.8 41.3 1.4 3 7.9 2 34
! 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 Changeup -11.8 0 1 0.8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .031 .031 .028 0
2021 Curveball -0.1 0 11 8.7 2 .5 .5 .45 60 0 .441 .492 .408 0
2021 Slider -2.8 -1 33 26.2 8 0 0 0 72.7 87.5 46.7 .018 .021 .017 0
2021 4-Seamer -4 -3 81 64.3 18 .067 .133 .236 34.9 33.3 23.1 .136 .183 .231 55.6
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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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 68 256 -2 1 1 3 2
2021 29 126 -3 -2 1 0 -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 126 49.2 64.5 57.5 31.3 55 45.2 62.1 47.6 43.3 4.8 83.3
382 52.9 66.8 77 30.6 58.2 43.7 68 49.7 28.4 7.1 88.9
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

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 99 97 99 99 95 82 82 86 56 97 42 97 99
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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 0 0 0 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2021 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
! 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 29 .146 15 1 6.7 14 1 7.1

Pitch Distribution