2014 MLB Draft Profile: Michael Kopech

by Staff | Posted on Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Player:  Michael Kopech
Position:  RHP
School:  Mount Pleasant (TX)
Date of Birth:
Height/Weight:  6’4/190
Bats/Throws:  R/R
2014 Class:  High School Senior
Committed To:

Scouting Report:

2013 Tournament of Stars notes from Don Olsen:

Mike is the big ideal athletic frame that you look for in the new age pitcher, long, lean, and fast arm speed.  Highly projectable down the road, he could fill out a bit more into the 215 range; he looks the part of Shane Reynolds.  Mechanically, he moves around a great deal, bit inconsistent in the footwork, repeating the slot.  He does collapse his delivery at times, shows a bit of arm wrap and could hide the ball a bit better on the back end.  He is long, loose, and these are timing issues that needs tightening to improve command, improve balance and rhythm.  Fastball was 90-93 (94) mph, very heavy offering and when dialed in it was tough to square up with plane.  It shows some backspin and rising action on the 4S.  89-90 mph 2S showed some glove side action and sink to project this pitch.  The curve 74-76 mph, the rotation needs to tighten, but it shows above average depth.  The change up is a work in progress, any improvements could project three average or better offerings, arm speed and frame are enticing.

General Notes from Spring 2013

  • Athletic build
  • Remaining projection
  • High leg raise delivery with back turn
  • 3/4 arm slot
  • Quick arm
  • Low 90’s fastball, touches 94
  • Sharp 11/5 curve shows above average potential
  • Slider at 74-76
  • Change is developing, shows good arm speed

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Awards/Achievements:

  • 2013 Area Code Games
  • 2013 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars
  • 2013 Perfect Game Underclass All-American 1st Team
  • 2013 1st Team All-District
  • 2012 Area Code Games
  • 2012 Perfect Game East Cobb All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 1st Team All-District

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Statistics:

YR LG W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H HR BB SO WHIP
                             

If any of this information is incorrect or you have additional information on this player, please let us know at matt@bigleaguefutures.net

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