Prep Notes: Kopech & Larkins
I have had the pleasure of watching both RHP Turner Larkins and RHP Michael Kopech last summer at a tournament that was in the Bryan/College Station area. Both of these players play on one of the better summer select teams not only in the DFW area but in the State in the Dallas Tigers.
Not often will you see a Sophomore pitcher have a big impact on his high school baseball team, but that is exactly what Larkins did last season. Standing at 6’3 and 185lbs he was very impressive during the regular season he went 10-0, with a 1.33 era and 75 strikeouts. I also had the opportunity to watch Turner Larkins this past fall at a Team One Event and he looked more polish and smoother out there..
It is not often that you see a freshman making the varsity squad, but that is what you have here in this 6′-3 185 LB sophomore as he completed his 2nd year on varsity. Michael Kopech (sophomore) was picked for the first team all-district roster as a pitcher. Overall this season, Kopech accomplished an earned run average of 1.74 ERA, struck out 105 batters, and held all of the hitters he faced to a .171 average while pitching 60 total innings. Against district competition, Kopech went 6-3 Record, kept his earned run average at 1.81 and struck out 83 hitters while pitching 50.1 innings.