Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Red Sox Prospect Kopech Gives Back To Community

Kopech (Greenville Drive Photo)
Michael Kopech was drafted by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft. He's not particularly well-known by most fans, despite being ranked by SoxProspects.com as the fifth best prospect in the entire organization. Guys like Yoan Moncada, Rafael Devers, Anderson Espinoza and Andrew Benintendi get much more attention. But Kopech performed quite well in 2015 at Single A Greenville. He started 15 games for the South Atlantic League Sox affiliate and posted an ERA of 2.63 over 65 innings pitched. He struck out 70 batters and delivered a WHIP of 1.23. This kid has another side to him as well—away from baseball. Back in his Texas hometown for the Winter, Kopech is helping out The Salvation Army as it raises funds for local families. Good work, Michael!