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Yoan Lopez

Yoan Lopez

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 3" 185 | Age: 26
Nueva Gerona, Cuba
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 2 7 3.41 70 0 1 60.2 42 1.14
2 Seasons 2 7 3.36 80 0 1 69.2 53 1.11
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 70 2-7 3.41 60.2 42 1.14
2 Seasons 80 2-7 3.36 69.2 53 1.11

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 ARI NL 35 0 0 3.00 10 0 0 9.0 7 3 3 2 1 11 0.89
2019 ARI NL 246 2 7 3.41 70 0 1 60.2 52 27 23 11 17 42 1.14
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 60 | Changeup: 45 | Control: 45 | Overall: 45

Lopez spent three years pitching professionally in Cuba before signing in 2015 for north of $8 million in a deal that cost the D-backs nearly as much in an overage penalty. The early returns suggested the money might go to waste, as a combination of struggles with performance to go along with off-the-field issues nearly forced the right-hander from the game. But Lopez turned the corner with a move to the bullpen in July 2017 -- a move prompted by the shoulder and blister issues that had wiped out his first half -- turning in a dominant stint in relief in the California League and following with a strong move up to Double-A and a trip to the Futures Game in 2018. Called up for the first time in September, Lopez gave up three earned runs without recording an out in his debut but was lights-out the rest of the way, tossing nine hitless frames over his next nine appearances.

Lopez is flat-out nasty, boasting two dominant pitches that underscore his late-inning potential. He gets a ton of riding life on a fastball that averaged 97 mph and topped out at 99 during his 10 appearances in the big leagues. His slider is a true wipeout pitch, registering at 84-87 mph with two-plane action that enables him to miss bats with ease, and he also has a changeup that could become another swing-and-miss pitch if deployed more often. Since moving to the bullpen in 2017, Lopez has posted averages of 16.4 K/9 in Class A Advanced, 12.7 K/9 in Double-A and 11 K/BB in the Majors.

Lopez saw mostly high-leverage work in his first big league audition, entering out of the D-backs' bullpen in the eighth inning in all but one outing. Prior to that, he had finished 35 of his 45 appearances in Double-A, saving 12 games while holding hitters to a .174 average. All the ingredients seem to be there for Lopez to become a big league closer, perhaps soon.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 129 23 1 4.3 89.3 15.7 .208 .377 .301 .264 .377 39.1 31.4 2.9
2019 865 187 18 9.6 91.6 11.5 .304 .541 .298 .370 .427 44.4 17.1 6.9
ALL 994 210 19 9.0 91.4 12.0 .292 .520 .299 .357 .422 43.8 18.9 6.4
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Rankings



Transactions

Team Date Transaction
01/16/2015 Arizona Diamondbacks signed free agent RHP Yoan Lopez to a minor league contract.
01/17/2015 RHP Yoan Lopez assigned to Mobile BayBears.
02/13/2015 Arizona Diamondbacks invited non-roster RHP Yoan Lopez to spring training.
05/06/2015 Mobile BayBears placed RHP Yoan Lopez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 5, 2015.
05/19/2015 Mobile BayBears activated RHP Yoan Lopez from the 7-day disabled list.
05/22/2015 Mobile BayBears placed RHP Yoan Lopez on the 7-day disabled list.
06/19/2015 Mobile BayBears sent RHP Yoan Lopez on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.
06/28/2015 Mobile BayBears activated RHP Yoan Lopez from the 7-day disabled list.
07/04/2015 Mobile BayBears placed RHP Yoan Lopez on the temporarily inactive list.
07/30/2015 Mobile BayBears activated RHP Yoan Lopez from the temporarily inactive list.
08/14/2015 Mobile BayBears placed RHP Yoan Lopez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to August 11, 2015.
09/24/2015 Mobile BayBears activated RHP Yoan Lopez from the 7-day disabled list.
02/03/2016 Arizona Diamondbacks invited non-roster RHP Yoan Lopez to spring training.
05/19/2016 Mobile BayBears placed RHP Yoan Lopez on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 18, 2016.
05/26/2016 Mobile BayBears activated RHP Yoan Lopez from the 7-day disabled list.
06/10/2016 Mobile BayBears placed RHP Yoan Lopez on the 7-day disabled list.
06/17/2016 Mobile BayBears activated RHP Yoan Lopez from the 7-day disabled list.
07/23/2016 RHP Yoan Lopez assigned to AZL D-backs from Mobile BayBears.
04/06/2017 RHP Yoan Lopez assigned to Kane County Cougars from AZL D-backs.
04/24/2017 RHP Yoan Lopez assigned to Visalia Rawhide from Kane County Cougars.
04/25/2017 Visalia Rawhide placed RHP Yoan Lopez on the 7-day disabled list.
07/02/2017 Visalia Rawhide sent RHP Yoan Lopez on a rehab assignment to AZL D-backs.
07/04/2017 Visalia Rawhide activated RHP Yoan Lopez from the 7-day disabled list.
10/10/2017 RHP Yoan Lopez assigned to Salt River Rafters.
03/25/2018 RHP Yoan Lopez assigned to Arizona Diamondbacks.
04/01/2018 RHP Yoan Lopez assigned to Jackson Generals from Visalia Rawhide.
07/14/2018 Jackson Generals placed RHP Yoan Lopez on the temporarily inactive list.
07/17/2018 Jackson Generals activated RHP Yoan Lopez from the temporarily inactive list.
09/03/2018 Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of RHP Yoan Lopez from Jackson Generals.