Michael Kopech

Chicago White Sox, Relief Pitcher
Age: 28-80d (Apr 30, 1996)
Exp: 4.041 Years
Country: US
Drafted: Round 1 (#33 overall), 2014
Agent(s): CAA Sports
2024 Payroll Salary

$3,000,000

2024 Cash

$3,000,000

Career Earnings

$8,525,630

2024-2024 Arbitration (CURRENT)

Michael Kopech signed a 1 year , $3,000,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $3,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,000,000. In 2024, Kopech will earn a base salary of $3,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $3,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
Average Salary:
$3,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Status PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 28
Arb Avoided
$3,000,000 $3,000,000 1.27% $3,000,000 $3,000,000
2025 29
ARB 3
2026 30
UFA
Year Age Service Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 28 4.041
Arb Avoided
$3,000,000 - - $3,000,000 $3,000,000
2025 29 --
ARB 3
2026 30 --
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 28
Arb Avoided
$3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Arbitration

Michael Kopech signed a 1 year , $2,050,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $2,050,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,050,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,050,000
Average Salary:
$2,050,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
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2022-2022 Pre-Arb

Michael Kopech signed a 1 year , $730,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $730,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $730,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $730,000
Average Salary:
$730,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2021-2021 Pre-Arb

Michael Kopech signed a 1 year , $570,500 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $570,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $570,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $570,500
Average Salary:
$570,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Pre-Arb

Michael Kopech signed a 1 year , $563,500 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $563,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $563,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $563,500
Average Salary:
$563,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Pre-Arb

Michael Kopech signed a 1 year , $555,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $555,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $555,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $555,000
Average Salary:
$555,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Pre-Arb

Michael Kopech signed a 1 year , $545,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $545,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $545,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $545,000
Average Salary:
$545,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2014-2014 Signing Bonus

Michael Kopech signed a 1 year , $1,500,000 contract with the Boston Red Sox, including $1,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,500,000
Average Salary:
$1,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$8,525,630

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2014 18
Signing Bonus
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
2018 22
Injured
$120,130
$1,620,130
2019 23
Injured
$555,000
$2,175,130
2021 25
Active
$570,500
$2,745,630
2022 26
Injured
$730,000
$3,475,630
2023 27
Injured / Arb Avoided
$2,050,000
$5,525,630
2024 28
Active / Arb Avoided
$3,000,000
$8,525,630
Total      
$8,525,630
$8,525,630
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2014
18
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
2018
22
$120,130
$120,130
$1,620,130
2019
23
$555,000
$555,000
$2,175,130
2021
25
$570,500
$570,500
$2,745,630
2022
26
$730,000
$730,000
$3,475,630
2023
27
$2,050,000
$2,050,000
$5,525,630
2024
28
$3,000,000
$3,000,000
$8,525,630
Total
$7,025,630
$1,500,000
$8,525,630
$8,525,630

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
1 - $1,500,000 - $1,500,000
6 $7,025,630 - - $7,025,630

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2018 CHW Sep 08, 2018 - Oct 01, 2018 Elbow (Tommy John)
2019 CHW Mar 28, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019 Elbow (Tommy John)
2021 CHW May 28, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021 Hamstring
2022 CHW Aug 23, 2022 - Sep 07, 2022 Knee
2022 CHW Sep 17, 2022 - Oct 05, 2022 Shoulder
2023 CHW Jul 02, 2023 - Jul 14, 2023 Shoulder
2023 CHW Sep 22, 2023 - Oct 01, 2023 Knee
  • Jan 11, 2024 Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with Chicago (CHW), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 13, 2023 Signed a 1 year $2.05 million contract with Chicago (CHW), avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 24, 2022 Signed a 1 year $730,000 contract with Chicago (CHW)
  • Jul 10, 2020 Opted out of 2020 season (COVID-19)
  • Mar 05, 2019 Signed a 1 year $555,000 contract with Chicago (CHW)
  • Aug 21, 2018 Contract purchased by Chicago (CHW)
  • Dec 06, 2016 Traded to Chicago (CHW) from Boston (BOS) with Yoan Moncada , Luis Alexander Basabe and Victor Diaz for Chris Sale
  • Jul 17, 2015 Suspended 50 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy with Boston (BOS)
  • Jun 17, 2014 Signed a contract with Boston
  • Jun 07, 2014 Drafted by Boston (BOS): Round 1 (#33 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 CHW 40 0 34 24 23 23 55 8 2 8 9 40.0 5.18 1.43 0.01
2023 CHW 30 27 115 80 78 91 134 29 5 12 0 129.3 5.43 1.59 0.69
2022 CHW 25 25 85 53 47 57 105 15 5 9 0 119.3 3.55 1.19 2.32
2021 CHW 44 4 54 27 27 24 103 9 4 3 0 69.3 3.51 1.13 1.44
2018 CHW 4 4 20 8 8 2 15 4 1 1 0 14.3 5.02 1.54 0.08
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