Michael Kopech Called Up by White Sox, to Debut Tuesday vs. Twins

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 19, 2018

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 26:  Michael Kopech #78 of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Oakland Athletics on February 26, 2018 at Camelback Ranch in Glendale Arizona.  (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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Michael Kopech is coming to the big leagues after the Chicago White Sox promoted the right-handed pitcher from Triple-A. 

The team announced Kopech will make his MLB debut Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins:

Kopech, 22, was originally a first-round draft pick (No. 33 overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2014. 

The White Sox acquired Kopech in December 2016, along with Yoan Moncada, Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz, in exchange for Chris Sale. 

ESPN.com's Keith Law had Kopech as the No. 9 overall prospect in MLB when he updated his rankings in July, writing there is "[Noah] Syndergaard-Justin Verlander upside" if he can find more consistency with his off-speed pitches and improve his control. 

In 24 starts at Triple-A Charlotte this season, Kopech has a 3.70 ERA with 170 strikeouts, 101 hits allowed and 60 walks in 126.1 innings. 

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