Michael Kopech was missing for the entire 2019 season and it was not fun for him. His personal struggles are known during that time but he is fine and ready to go according to him. The White Sox are going to be adding him to the mix after he made a few appearances as a starter in 2018. He was electric in his short 2018 stint and he had Guaranteed Rate Field so excited in his MLB Debut.
We are all expecting big things from Kopech. His pitches are very impressive, especially his fastball that has incredible movement on it. He came to the White Sox with Yoan Moncada for Chris Sale back in late 2016 so it is clear that this kid has had the eye of the organization for a long time. He won’t be getting any AAA starts this year so up in the Majors will likely be his case.
He is going to be a starter but the question that remains is how much he will be used and how much of an impact will he have? It is important for Kopech to come out of this 60 game schedule feeling good about himself. 2021 at this point, is the more realistic expectation for this team to be World Series good but you never know. Kopech’s impact is supposed to be a big part of it so adding him back this year should be fun to watch.