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Michael Kopech

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BY IAN BURGESS

Chris Sale ain’t cheap.  The Red Sox paid a steep price to bring Sale over from the White Sox, and flame-throwing physical specimen Michael Kopech was a big piece in the deal.  In a max velocity workout, Kopech showed everybody on the internet what he was capable of:

Throwing 110 sounds like something from the future, and maybe that’s where Kopech comes from.  He is a physical specimen (the rumor is that he works out 3 times a day), and along with Lucas Giolito, could form the best young 1-2 in baseball once they’re both MLB ready.