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Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL WELCOME TO THE SHOW: MICHAEL KOPECH SP CHICAGO WHITE SOX

Noah Syndergaard meet your brother from another mother.  The news that the Chicago White Sox will promote top power pitching prospect Michael Kopech to make his major league debut Tuesday is one that certainly qualifies as a "stop what your doing and run to the waiver wire" classification and as I have said numerous times in the past, the strikeout dynamo is a clone of Syndergaard in their respective games.  We are talking a ton of strikeouts here as Kopech routinely hits 100-mph with his fastball just like Thor and so going into his promotion, he has picked up an insane 170 punchouts in just 126.1 IP for a K/9 of 12.11. 60 walks in those same 126.1 IP speak to the beyond rough control Kopech has at this point but he has been much better on that front of late which likely swayed the White Sox to give him a look this week.  Long considered a top pitching prospect from the moment he can became a professional, Kopech will likely hit the ground running in piling up the strikeouts but the issues with the walks will hold him back for now in terms of yielding his optimal fantasy baseball impact.  Just like almost every single power pitching prospect to come down the pike, Kopech may not have a friendly WHIP right away but once he does start to smooth out the wrinkles, the overall stuff is so overpowering that the kid can became an ace in short order. 


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