Michael Kopech is one of the most exciting players in the organization. He has also been one of the unluckiest players in recent memory. He came over with Yoan Moncada in the blockbuster deal that sent Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox. He was known as the 100 mph fireballer that is going to be a stud starter for this team one day.
He made his MLB debut in 2018 but Tommy John shut him down for the rest of that season and all of 2019. It was a long road back but 2020 was the year that he was going to join this team full time. It was a possibility that his season started in AAA to get back in the swing of things but he would have been up in short order. Now, we really don’t know how the team will handle him.
He could benefit from the expanded rosters. There also might be some doubleheaders in there which would mean that the White Sox need more starters. Kopech probably would have been the ace of Charlotte’s staff until he came to the White Sox so if the expanded rosters would help any starter, it would be Kopech. That is also good for him because he can get back to the MLB which should help him big time.
Obviously, the health and safety of players, coaches, fans, and everybody involved is the most important thing. If baseball is able to return in a safe matter, the White Sox would be in a good spot. These four players would be the biggest potential beneficiaries of expanded rosters in a May return so we can only hope.