Michael Kopech had a much better start this time around. White Sox right hander struck out four an allowed one run in three innings against the Rangers.
Michael Kopech’s first Cactus League start didn’t go as planned but the youngster bounced back on Sunday. In his second start for the Chicago White Sox, the right hander struck out four while allowing just one run in three innings of work. Much better than his first go round.
Remember, Kopech was one of the players that came over when Chris Sale was traded to the Boston Red Sox. Now, the youngster looks to make a name for himself as part of the White Sox. He’s also the guy who threw the 105 mph fastball.
This was only his second start for the organization. But it’s something he can hopefully build on. Alongside Reynaldo Lopez and Lucas Giolito, he makes up the future of the starting rotation. Add these three with Carlos Rodon and Carson Fulmer, and suddenly the White Sox have an electric starting rotation.
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It may take some time but the pitching staff looks to be in good shape. Barring any injuries or trades, Rick Hahn has put the organization in a great position to succeed. Pitching is the most important area and this team is loaded with talent. Not just in the rotation but also the bullpen.
Giolito and Lopez have had impressive starts and now so has Kopech. This three-headed monster is showing they can be the real deal. The unfortunate thing is we may need to wait a season or two before we see all three of these guys headlining the rotation. It’s important that the organization not rush these guys to the majors. They need to make sure they are ready, as to not put them in danger of not succeeding.
Baseball is going to get very exciting on the south side very soon. This season may be tough but it’s just a matter of time before they are atop the American League Central. The White Sox have all the tools to be a dominant team. They just need a little bit more time to develop.