ESPN Fantasy Projection: September 2018 Tommy John surgery cost Kopech the entirety of the 2019 season, but he was expected to report to spring training with no restrictions. Before the operation, he was one of the top pitching prospects in the game, capable of reaching 100 mph with his fastball while sporting solid breaking pitches, but he had some issues with control in the minors and had an extreme fly-ball leaning in a four-start audition with the big club in 2018. Kopech has never exceeded 140 2/3 innings in any season as a pro and therefore might be handled conservatively by the White Sox, but the shortened schedule alleviates many of those worries. He might quickly capture a big-league rotation spot and the high upside that'll come with it. Monitor him closely, stash him for now and regard him a great dynasty-league prospect.