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Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown: Michael Kopech, Boston Red Sox Prospect

Written By: Dave Shinskie

Baseball Rebellion Pitching Breakdown:

Michael Kopech

This weeks pitching breakdown is of Michael Kopech, a hard throwing, right handed, top pitching prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization. Kopech just finished up the Arizona Fall League where he had an impressive showing. He started four games combining for 14 innings, tallied 18 strikeouts and just 1 walk. That is good to see, since he had struggled with walks this past year, with 33 in 56 innings of work. Kopech is a 6’3″, 205lbs  twenty year old from Mt. Pleasant HS in TX. His fastball is 96 to 100mph, and was clocked at 105mph in one of his starts this year for the Salem Red Sox. In my opinion Kopech movements are solid, but runs into inconsistencies in his lower half.  He throws a bit across his body, which is very deceptive, especially  to right handed hitters but can hurt his repeatability. Look for this young prospect to move up the ranks fast, as I think he will overcome some problems by using his athletic talents, along with God given ability to throw the ball hard. Hope you enjoy this weeks pitching breakdown of  Michael Kopech.

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