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Kopach Struggles on the Mound, Above the Belt

Kitt Kopach hoping to right the ship

Being that right-hander Kitt Kopach was a 12th-round pick as opposed to someone drafted in a higher round, there may not be as much talk of the young pitcher's struggles with control as might otherwise be the case.

Not to criticize 12th-round draft picks, you understand. Look at Sean Gallagher, after all. But Kopach, himself a 21-year-old from Illinois State University taken in this past June's draft, has 21 walks to only two strikeouts in his first 20-plus innings with the short-season, Low-A Boise Hawks of the Northwest League. While it may be too early to sound the alarms, the numbers don't lie...

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