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Draft Focus: Michael Kopech

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.

Michael Kopech Perfect Game profile

Position:  RHP
Height:  6-4
Weight:  190
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  April 30, 1996
High School:  Mount Pleasant
City, State:  Mount Pleasant, Texas
Travel Team:  Dallas Tigers
Commitment:  Arizona
Projected Draft Round:  1-2

2013 Perfect Game All-American Michael Kopech embodies everything that scouts love to see in a top young pitching prospect. He also embodies many of the things that make the veteran decision makers wary of getting too excited about 18-year old pitchers.

The plus side starts with a prototype righthanded pitcher’s build. Kopech has a narrow, low waist with a long torso and long arms to go with a high degree of flexibility throughout his body. He has plenty of room to get stronger without even gaining much weight, and is regarded as an above average athlete for a primary pitching prospect.

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