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The life and times of Boston Red Sox prospect Michael Kopech

The Boston Red Sox have a significant history of drafting right-handed pitchers in the first round this millennium. Eleven times since 2000, the Red Sox have invested their first-round pick (one of them, at least) on a young righty, and if you count Casey Kelly — who was drafted as an infielder and converted to a pitcher — you have a rounded dozen. The problem is none of them have really panned out as expected.

Michael Kopech is looking to change that trend, putting together an outstanding season in Salem.

Keep reading for one of the most tantalizing prospects in baseball.