Michael Kopech

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Full Name Michael Kopech
Age 24 Years Old
Nick Name Kopech
Gender Male
Famous As Baseball Player
Birth Date April 30th, 1996
Birth Place Mount Pleasent, Texas

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About Michael Kopech 

Michael Kopech is an American professional baseball pitcher. He is currently playing for the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He bats and throws right-handed. The Boston Red Sox selected him in the first round, with the 33rd overall selection, of the 2014 MLB Draft receiving a $1.6 million signing bonus from Boston. He then started his professional career with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox in their 2014 season. He posted a 0-1 record and a 4.61 ERA in eight starts, which included 16 strikeouts and nine walks in 13⅓ innings pitched. On 10th July 2020, he announced he would be sitting out the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Months after their intimate wedding ceremony in Florida, Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan and her husband Michael Kopech is getting divorced. This week, news broke that the Kopech, a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, had filed for divorce at a local Texas courthouse. The Morris County Court confirmed that the athlete had made the legal action on June 19, and the timing of the split could not be more complicated for the former flames and future parents. Just days ago, Morgan logged into Instagram to share that she was expecting her first child. Michael Kopech decided to sit out the 2020 MLB season just before news of his high-profile split broke. Michael Kopech was born on 30th April 1996. His birthplace/hometown is in Mount Pleasent, Texas, the USA. His birth name/real name is Michael Talbert Kopech. He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He was born as the son of Michael P. Kopech and Tabbetha Kopech; his parents.  He was brought up by his parents together with his sister Kyasi Kopech. He was interested in playing baseball from an early age. Concerning his education, he attended Mount Pleasant High School and then the University of Arizona. He is Christian by religion. He celebrated his 24th birthday as of 2020. 

Michael Kopech, a famous baseball pitcher

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Michael Kopech's Career

  • For the University of Arizona, he posted a 3-0 win-loss record and a 0.44 earned run average (ERA) in 11 games for Mount Pleasant, striking out 129 batters and giving up just 18 walks in 64 innings pitched, earning 2014 Perfect Game First-Team All-American honors. 
  • Later, he was picked in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox where he received a $1.6 million signing bonus from Boston and started his professional career with the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox in their 2014 season.
  • He posted a 0-1 record and a 4.61 ERA in eight starts, which included 16 strikeouts and nine walks in 13⅓ innings pitched.
  • He also pitched for the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League (SAL), where he was 4-5 with a 2.63 ERA in 15 games in the year 2015. 
  • He was suspended without pay for 50 games after testing positive for Oxilofrine, which is a banned substance under the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program on 16th July 2015. 
  • After that, he returned in the season-opener for the Lowell Spinners of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League and was promoted to the Salem Red Sox of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League where he yielded only three earned runs in 29 innings with at least seven strikeouts in every game in his first five starts at Salem.
  • According to Baseball America, Kopech threw one of the fastest pitches in professional baseball history against the Wilmington Blue Rocks on 13th July 2016.
  • On 6th December 2016, he was traded to Chicago White Sox alongside Victor Diaz, Yoan Moncada, and Luis Alexander Basabe. 
  • Within a year, he became the starter for the North Division in the Southern League All-Star game. 
  • He went 4-3 with a 2.93 ERA over 58 1/3 innings.
  • He was later named to the U.S. team of the 2017 All-Star Futures Game, striking out White Sox teammate Yoan Moncada of the World team. 
  • The White Sox promoted Kopech to the major leagues on August 21. 
  • On 7th September 2018, it was announced that he would undergo Tommy John surgery, putting him out for the rest of the 2018 season plus all of 2019 as well.
  • He underwent successful Tommy John surgery on 18th September.
  • On 10th July 2020, he announced he would be sitting out the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Net Worth of Michael Kopech (2020)

Michael Kopech is an American professional baseball pitcher. With his career as a baseballer, he has accumulated a huge amount of money. As of 2020, Michael's net worth is estimated to have between $1 Million-$5 Million. He received a signing bonus of $1,600,000 after he signed a contract with Red Sox. He also owns a Hammar car which is worth more than $50,000. In 2019, he received a base salary of $555,000, while carrying a total salary of $555,000. His major source of earning is from baseball career and he is satisfied with his earning. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings.

Michael Kopech Filed DIVORCE for Vanessa Morgan

Michael Kopech Files Divorce For Vanessa Morgan

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Michael Kopech is a married man. He was married to his beautiful wife, Vanessa Morgan. Vanessa Morgan is an actress by profession. The duo engaged on 3rd July 2019. Later, the lovebirds married on 4th January 2020. On 24th July 2020, Morgan announced via Instagram that she was pregnant, with a boy for January 2021. Days later, it was reported that Kopech had filed for divorce on 26th July 2020, and a spokeswoman for Morgan announced that he was the father of her baby. He is straight by sexual orientation. 

Talking about his past relationship, he dated Brielle Biermann, an American-Italian socialite. The duo broke up in March 2018.