Michael Kopech is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball. Michael Kopech bats and throws right-handed. Likewise, Kopech is popular as the best pitcher who has been able to set the pitching record of 110 mph.
Table of Biography
Michael Kopech was born in the year 1996 and celebrates his birthday on the 30th of April every year. Likewise, the American baseball player is 25 years old at the moment. He was born in Mount Plesant, Texas, USA. Likewise, he belongs to American nationality and was born under the star sign Taurus.
Moving on to his family, he was born to Michael P. Kopech and Tabbetha Kopech. Talking about his siblings, he has a sister named Kyasi Kopech. Similarly, growing up he had picked up an interest in basketball and baseball. Moreover, he grew up with his parents in Texas, USA.
He is a well-educated guy. For high school, he went on to attend Mount Plesant High School. Following his high school graduation, he went on to attend the University of Arizona. While at University, he went on to play baseball as well.
Career and Professional Life
Michael Kopech is a famous American baseball player. He did play baseball during his University days. Likewise, the team The Boston Red Sox selected Kopech in the first round, with the 33rd overall selection, of the 2014 MLB Draft. The baseball player received a $1.6 million signing bonus from Boston. Moreover, he started his professional career with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox in their 2014 season.
In the year 2015, Kopech pitched for the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League (SAL), where he was 4–5 with a 2.63 ERA in 15 games. He struck out 70 batters and walked 27, in 65 innings, while earning a selection to the SAL All-Star Game. Kopech threw one of the fastest pitches in professional baseball history against the Wilmington Blue Rocks on July 13, 2016. The baseball player sat at 98 mph in the game, and touched 100 mph and beyond on a regular basis until a 105 mph pitch was double-checked by different radar guns in the Salem ballpark.
Chicago White Sox
After his time at the Red Sox On December 6, 2016, the Red Sox traded Kopech, Yoan Moncada, Luis Alexander Basabe, and Victor Diaz to the Chicago White Sox for Chris Sale. In the year 2017, Kopech was named the starter for the North Division in the Southern League All-Star Game. Likewise, White Sox promoted Kopech to the major leagues on August 21, and he made his debut that day. His outing lasted only two innings because of rain. He struck out four batters and did not allow any runs. Moreover, On his second pitch of the game, he gave up his first hit, a single, to Joe Mauer.
When it comes to awards, Michael Kopech has not received any of them. Likewise, the American baseball player has earned a generous sum of wealth throughout his career. As of now, he enjoys a net worth of $5 million.
Michael Kopech is married to Canadian actress Venessa Morgan. Similarly, the pair married each other on January 4, 2020. Likewise, the couple has a son named River.
On July 16, he was suspended without pay for 50 games after testing positive for Oxilofrine. It is a substance, which is banned under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Body measurements and Social media
Michael Kopech is a tall guy. As for his height, he stands tall at 6 feet 3 inches and weighs 93 kg. Likewise, he has blue eyes and blonde hair.
He is not active on any social media platforms at the moment.