Chicago White Sox: Three players they were smart for keeping

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Chicago White Sox Michael Kopech
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SP. Chicago White Sox. Michael Kopech. 34. player. 128.

Michael Kopech is a premier piece to this Chicago White Sox rebuild. He was the second piece that came over in the trade that sent Chirs Sale to the Boston Red Sox. He was only the secondary piece because Yoan Moncada was the top prospect in all of baseball and would have been a headliner in most trades back then. He should be a big part of the future of this team in the coming years if he can stay healthy and they don’t trade him.

The reason that it would be a mistake to trade him is because of what he has the potential to bring to this organization. He for one brings a lot of excitement. When he made his MLB debut in 2018, it was electric at Guaranteed Rate Field. It felt like a playoff game for a team that was about to lose 100 games. He is also a supremely talented player as he can throw a fastball 101 miles per hour. He also gets great movement on it and has stuff that could be the ace of a staff.

If the White Sox were to trade him, there is a good chance that he would go somewhere else and become a star. It would be a real shame if they gave up on him just because of his injury and then opting out of 2020’s COVID-19 season for personal reasons. He will, if not traded in the offseason, come in and have a chance to really show his stuff in 2021. The White Sox showed tremendous faith in him by not trading him and he won’t let them down.