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 2 5 2.78 14 14 0 68.0 63 1.03
3 Seasons 7 9 3.32 62 22 0 151.2 181 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 14 2-5 2.78 68.0 63 1.03
3 Seasons 62 7-9 3.32 151.2 181 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 .317 .611 .427 .423 .517 47.8 22.1 2.9 5.02 8.47
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 1139 176 13 7.4 4.8 89.9 109.4 21.3 32.4 .216 .412 .246 .314 .355 39.8 23.2 11.4 2.78 3.61
Player 2549 379 33 8.7 5.3 89.5 110.3 20.3 33.0 .213 .397 .281 .302 .381 39.1 29.0 9.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 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
(64.5%) ,
Slider
(22.1%) ,
Curveball
(12.8%) ,
Changeup
(0.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



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 30.1 39.2 18.8 11.9 33.5 40.9 25.6 4.0 21.0 39.2 18.8 9.1 7.4 4.8
Player 33.8 32.7 21.9 11.6 35.9 36.9 27.2 3.4 24.5 33.5 21.1 7.4 8.7 5.3
MLB 44.9 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 145 78.4 51.8 -2.8 -5 8.7 -1.1 -11
2022 Slider CWS R 252 83.8 41.6 3.7 10 5.7 -1.8 -24
2022 Changeup CWS R 5 85.4 26.2 -4.8 -15 13.9 -0.2 -2
2022 4-Seamer CWS R 732 95.1 11.3 2.8 20 9.6 2.3 32
2021 Slider CWS R 334 84.1 39.3 2.0 5 9.2 2.7 41
2021 Changeup CWS R 29 89.7 24.6 -3.5 -13 14.6 0.3 2
2021 4-Seamer CWS R 726 97.3 10.5 2.5 19 9.8 1.8 23
2021 Curveball CWS R 39 78.7 51.3 -3.1 -6 9.7 0.4 4
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
2018 Changeup CWS R 25 88.6 28.5 -0.4 -1 13.8 -0.3 -2
! 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 -0.9 -7 735 64.5 173 .170 .313 .276 26.4 25.4 22.2 .213 .426 .325 45.7
2022 Slider -1.4 -4 252 22.1 68 .159 .206 .202 19.1 20.6 13.9 .216 .376 .283 28.6
2022 Curveball -2.2 -3 146 12.8 30 .115 .154 .195 25.4 16.7 14.7 .235 .424 .332 33.3
2022 Changeup 4.5 0 6 0.5 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 .314 .621 .423 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 144 78.3 62 13.4 7:45 7:30 15
2022 4-Seam Fastball 726 95.1 97 21.2 1:00 1:00 0
2022 Slider 249 83.8 35 8.0 8:15 7:45 30
! 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 272 1,138 -13 -16 9 6 -13
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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 1,139 47.1 65.9 81.3 25.2 61.2 38.8 56.6 44.3 24.6 7.6 77.0
Player 2,549 50.9 65.2 77.9 26.1 56.8 42.0 61.1 46.0 28.0 7.7 75.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 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 60 83 59 35 60 30 52 24 38 54 13 46 59 75 98 36
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.5 4 4.9 -1 1 2 3 75.0
2021 24.1 10 9.3 1 4 7 4 40.0
2022 23.6 5 3.9 1 6 4 1 20.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 4 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 4 5 5 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 6
2021 10 9 12 8 9 10 10 11 10 10 9 8 6 8 8 10 11 10 9 9 11 8 9 8 8 10 10 8 11 7 13
2022 5 5 8 3 3 4 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 2 4 4 3 6 3 3 6 4 4 4 5 3 5 4 5 3 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 97.3 95.1 -2.2
Offspeed Velocity 89.7 85.8 -3.9
Breaking Velocity 83.5 81.8 -1.7
Exit Velocity 88.3 89.9 1.6
Launch Angle 18.6 21.3 2.7
Barrel % 8.9 7.4 -1.5
Hard Hit % 35.7 39.8 4.1
Sweet Spot % 31.2 32.4 1.2
xBA .185 .216 0.031
BA .21 .165 -0.045
xwOBA .261 .314 0.053
wOBA .28 .246 -0.034
xSLG .332 .412 0.08
SLG .374 .27 -0.104
K% 36.1 23.2 -12.9
BB% 8.4 11.4 3
Swing % 46.5 44.3 -2.2
Whiff% 32.8 24.6 -8.2
In Zone % 53.8 47.1 -6.7
Out of Zone % 46.2 52.9 6.7
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 25.2 -1.1
First Pitch Swing % 28.5 26.8 -1.7
First Pitch Strike % 63 56.6 -6.4
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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 272 .246 155 27 17.4 117 75 64.1

Pitch Tempo