The White Sox announced pitching prospect Michael Kopech will be called up from Triple-A Charlotte to make his major league debut on Tuesday against the Twins.
Kopech, 22, was selected by the Red Sox in the first round, 33rd overall, in the 2014 draft. He went to the White Sox along with Yoan Moncada, Víctor Díaz, and Luis Basabe in the Chris Sale trade in December 2016. This season with Charlotte, Kopech compiled a 3.70 ERA with a 170/60 K/BB ratio across 126 1/3 innings.
MLB Pipeline rates Kopech as the No. 2 prospect in Chicago’s system behind outfielder Eloy Jimenez. Kopech is rated No. 13 in all of baseball as well. The only pitchers rated higher are Forrest Whitley, Mackenzie Gore, and Jesús Luzardo.