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Javier Lopez

39-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2016 Stats

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0-2

ERA

4.32

WHIP

1.50

K

8

SV

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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Even at age 38, Lopez proved to be an integral part of the Giants' bullpen last season. Used almost exclusively against lefties, he finished with a 1.60 ERA in 39.1 innings, holding southpaws to a .11...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/11/1977   BORN: San Juan, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: Virginia   DRAFTED: 4th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Javier Lopez Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $13 million contract with the Giants in November of 2013.

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Javier Lopez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 26 AAA COL 8 0 0 9.0 10 4 2 9 2 0 1 0 4.00 1.33
2005 27 AAA TUC 27 0 0 24.3 17 6 0 16 12 0 1 2 2.22 1.19
2005 27 MAJ ARI 29 0 0 14.3 19 15 2 11 11 1 1 2 9.42 2.09
2005 27 MAJ COL 3 0 0 2.0 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 22.50 3.50
2005  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ARI/COL 32 0 0 16.3 26 20 2 12 11 1 1 2 11.02 2.27
2006 28 AAA CHA 26 0 0 33.0 28 2 1 26 6 2 1 12 0.55 1.03
2006 28 AAA PAW 39 0 0 49.7 48 11 2 38 14 2 1 16 1.99 1.25
2006 28 MAJ BOS 27 0 0 16.7 13 5 1 11 10 1 0 1 2.70 1.38
2007 29 AAA PAW 17 0 0 16.7 19 7 0 15 8 2 1 0 3.78 1.62
2007 29 MAJ BOS 61 0 0 40.7 36 14 2 26 18 2 1 0 3.10 1.33
2008 30 MAJ BOS 70 0 0 59.3 53 16 4 38 27 2 0 0 2.43 1.35
2009 31 AAA PAW 38 0 0 39.7 35 14 2 23 13 1 1 0 3.18 1.21
2009 31 MAJ BOS 14 0 0 11.7 20 12 1 5 9 0 2 0 9.26 2.49
2010 32 MAJ PIT 50 0 0 38.7 39 12 2 22 18 2 2 0 0 6 2.79 1.47
2010 32 MAJ SF 27 0 0 19.0 11 3 0 16 2 2 0 0 0 5 1.42 0.68
2010  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ PIT/SF 77 0 0 57.7 50 15 2 38 20 4 2 0 0 11 2.34 1.21
2011 33 MAJ SF 70 0 0 53.0 42 16 0 40 26 5 2 1 2 20 2.72 1.28
2012 34 MAJ SF 70 0 0 36.0 37 10 1 28 14 3 0 7 2 18 2.50 1.42
2013 35 MAJ SF 69 0 0 39.3 30 8 1 37 12 4 2 1 0 15 1.83 1.07
2014 36 MAJ SF 65 0 0 37.7 31 13 2 22 19 1 1 0 2 12 3.11 1.33
2015 37 MAJ SF 77 0 0 39.3 19 7 1 26 16 1 0 0 0 20 1.60 0.89
2016 38 MAJ SF 42 0 0 16.7 15 8 2 8 10 0 2 1 3 9 4.32 1.50
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3-Year Averages     70 0 0 38.8 26 9 1 28 15 2 1 0 0 15 2.09 1.06
Career  (View All)     813 0 0 523.3 475 202 25 351 230 29 16 14 3.47 1.35

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Javier Lopez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 23 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.32 1.50
Jul. 19 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.60 1.53
Jul. 17 @SD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.57
Jul. 9 Ari 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.02 1.60
Jul. 5 Col 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.14 1.64
Jul. 4 Col 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.27 1.68
Jun. 29 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.73
Jun. 28 Oak 0.7 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 5.84 1.86
Jun. 24 Phi 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.63 1.71
Jun. 21 @Pit 0.3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.76 1.76
Jun. 12 LAD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.91 1.64
Jun. 11 LAD 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.69
Jun. 8 Bos 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.06 1.59
Jun. 7 Bos 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 5.23 1.55
Jun. 5 @StL 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 5.40 1.60
Jun. 3 @StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.40 1.50
Jun. 1 @Atl 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.59 1.55
May. 31 @Atl 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.67
May. 28 @Col 0.0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.48 1.80
May. 27 @Col 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.32 1.56
May. 25 SD 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.32 1.44
May. 21 ChC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.50 1.25
May. 20 ChC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.70 1.30
May. 15 @Ari 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.36
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
3.3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 0.00 0.60
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
5.7 5 2 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 3 3.18 1.24
Last 60 Days
24 Games:  Avg. 0.4 IP/G
9.3 8 4 4 1 8 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 3 8 3.86 1.71

Javier Lopez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016554710201.217
20159620710300.112
201410218618601.194

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201621435101.278
201551699211.214
20146541313101.271

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20168.00106313.381.38
201523.0100201011.960.87
201418.0010121124.501.61

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20168.70112715.191.62
201516.30006601.100.92
201419.710010801.831.07
Javier Lopez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 26 AAA COL 8 0 9.0 9.00 2.00 4.50 2.00 80% 4.00 4.76 .328
2005 27 AAA TUC 27 0 24.3 5.92 4.44 1.33 0.00 79.3% 2.22 3.49 .244
2005 27 MAJ ARI 29 0 14.3 6.91 6.91 1.00 1.26 53.6% 9.42 5.86 .366
2005 27 MAJ COL 3 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 28.6% 22.50 2.20 .601
2005  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ARI/COL 32 0 16.3 6.61 6.06 1.09 1.10 48.6% 11.02 5.41 .413
2006 28 AAA CHA 26 0 33.0 7.09 1.64 4.33 0.27 97% 0.55 2.65 .287
2006 28 AAA PAW 39 0 49.7 6.89 2.54 2.71 0.36 85% 1.99 3.16 .311
2006 28 MAJ BOS 27 0 16.7 5.94 5.40 1.10 0.54 2.78 81.8% 2.70 4.52 .250
2007 29 AAA PAW 17 0 16.7 8.10 4.32 1.88 0.00 74.1% 3.78 3.20 .373
2007 29 MAJ BOS 61 0 40.7 5.75 3.98 1.44 0.44 2.13 76.9% 3.10 3.93 .277
2008 30 MAJ BOS 70 0 59.3 5.76 4.10 1.41 0.61 2.55 84.2% 87.6 MPH 2.43 4.21 .275
2009 31 AAA PAW 38 0 39.7 5.22 2.95 1.77 0.45 73.9% 3.18 3.75 .271
2009 31 MAJ BOS 14 0 11.7 3.86 6.94 0.56 0.77 2.50 60.7% 86.8 MPH 9.26 5.85 .405
2010 32 MAJ PIT 50 0 38.7 5.12 4.19 1.22 0.47 2.18 81.8% 86.8 MPH 2.79 4.29 .298
2010 32 MAJ SF 27 0 19.0 7.58 0.95 8.00 0.00 3.67 76.9% 86.8 MPH 1.42 1.83 .226
2010  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ PIT/SF 77 0 57.7 5.93 3.12 1.90 0.31 2.49 80.9% 86.8 MPH 2.34 3.41 .278
2011 33 MAJ SF 70 0 53.0 6.79 4.42 1.54 0.00 2.97 76.5% 87.9 MPH 2.72 3.33 .277
2012 34 MAJ SF 70 0 36.0 7.00 3.50 2.00 0.25 2.44 82% 86.8 MPH 2.50 3.17 .329
2013 35 MAJ SF 69 0 39.3 8.47 2.75 3.08 0.23 2.50 82.9% 86.1 MPH 1.83 2.56 .282
2014 36 MAJ SF 65 0 37.7 5.26 4.54 1.16 0.48 3.48 77.1% 85.6 MPH 3.11 4.39 .256
2015 37 MAJ SF 77 0 39.3 5.95 3.66 1.63 0.23 4.24 82.4% 84.5 MPH 1.60 3.43 .175
2016 38 MAJ SF 42 0 16.7 4.32 5.40 0.80 1.08 3.00 73.9% 84.0 MPH 4.32 5.78 .250
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 5.74 4.55 1.26 1.17 71.7% 4.88 1.92 .303
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.7 6.08 4.60 1.32 1.55 74% 4.87 5.63 .297
Rest Of Season     0 0 22.3 6.23 4.39 1.42 1.50 73.3% 4.87 5.45 .300
3-Year Averages     70 0 38.8 6.50 3.48 1.87 0.23 80% 2.09 3.25 .235
Career     813 0 523.3 6.04 3.96 1.53 0.43 74% 3.47 3.84 .286

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2016 Stat Review for Javier Lopez    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.80 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.32 K/9
TERRIBLE
5.40 BB/9
TERRIBLE
84.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.1 HR/9
POOR
3.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.32 ERA
POOR
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.78 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.250 BABIP
LOW
73.9% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Javier Lopez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lopez struck out the sole batter he faced in Saturday's victory over the Cubs.

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Lopez was brought in to face one batter and recorded a strikeout in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Lopez has appeared in just four Cactus League games so far, posting a 4.50 ERA with two strikeouts.

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Lopez could be a candidate to close games while Santiago Casilla (fatigue) is rested, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Lopez retired all four batters he faced Thursday, striking out two in the loss to the Reds.

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Lopez (biceps) made his spring training debut Tuesday, recording two outs while walking one and allowing one hit against the Padres.

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Lopez pitched the ninth inning of Friday's win over the Indians, walking one and striking out one without allowing a run.

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Lopez got a one-out save in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

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Lopez has agreed to a three-year, $13 million contract with the Giants, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Lopez is nearing a multi-year deal with the Giants, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Lopez pitched the ninth inning to earn his first save of the season Thursday.

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Lopez was placed on revocable waivers Monday, CBS Sports reports.

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Lopez imploded in Friday's loss to the Orioles, giving up three runs in less than an inning.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Lopez continued to serve as a lefty specialist out of the Giants' bullpen, but his regression against righties and even a reduced strikeout rate against lefties (17.7 K%) chipped away at his overall value. His 5.3 K/9 last season was his lowest mark since joining the Giants in 2010, and his walk rate took a huge step in the wrong direction (4.5 BB/9). The Giants still owe Lopez $9 million through 2016 after signing him to an extension last winter, and at 37, it's reasonable to wonder if he's in danger of losing his roster spot prior to the completion of the deal. It seems unlikely that the Giants will pull the plug in 2015, however, as the sample sizes for Lopez are small enough that he could rebound in a big way simply by cutting the free passes this season.

2014

The Giants re-signed Lopez to a three-year contract this offseason after the 36-year-old put up career numbers in 2012. He finished the season a 1.83 ERA and a career-best 8.5 K/9. It seems a bit odd that a player of his age would actually be improving, but it is a direct result of manager Bruce Bochy using Lopez primarily against left-handed batters, who he held to a .152 average all season. Expect Lopez to be used in a similar way again in 2014, opening up the possibility of a matchup-based save or two over the course of the year.

2013

Lopez appeared in 70 games for the Giants as the primary LOOGY out of the bullpen for most of the season. Manager Bruce Bochy used the veteran left-hander in a more specialized role, as Lopez only amassed 36 innings in 2012 compared to 53 innings in the same amount of appearances in 2011. A higher BABIP against right-handed batters (.471) was the cause for his increased hit totals, but a career-best 7.0 K/9 and an improved walk rate (3.5 BB/9) indicate his overall strength in the role. Still under contract for 2013, he should produce another similar line as his groundball rate (59.6 percent) is still very strong.

2012

Lopez posted a 2.72 ERA last year despite a poor 40:26 K:BB ratio, as he didn't allow a single homer over 53.0 innings. In fact, he allowed just one extra-base hit over 104 plate appearances against left-handers. Lopez will remain a big part of the Giants' middle-relief crew in 2012 after signing a two-year, $8.5 million extension with San Francisco in October.

2011

After pitching just mediocre for Pittsburgh, Lopez was dominant after a trade to San Francisco, posting a 22:2 K:BB ratio over 24.2 innings, including the postseason, when he became an integral part of the Giants bullpen. Lopez won't rack up the innings because he's a quintessential LOOGY, and he'll continue that role in San Francisco in 2011.

2010

Lopez struggled in 2009 with a 9.26 ERA in just 11.2 innings in Boston, but served as an effective lefty set-up man for the Red Sox in 2008. He saved 16 games at Triple-A in 2006 and could get a chance to pick up some saves with Pittsburgh's unsettled bullpen, but more likely will compete for the top lefty set-up role.

2009

Lopez filled the lefty specialist role for Boston's bullpen in 2008, holding lefties to a .182 batting average. The Red Sox like his work and he made the second most appearances on the staff. He tends to walk a few too many batters and doesn't miss many bats, but he'll have a spot in the bullpen.

2008

Lopez was a lefty-specialist for Boston in 2007, however lefties batted .293 against him in 2007, and he doesn't have great splits for his career. He walks more batters than we'd like, but keeps the ball in the park and could carve out a spot at the back end of the bullpen.

2007

After being traded from the White Sox in June, Lopez rode the I-95 shuttle between Boston and Triple-A Pawtucket four times. He appeared in 27 games for Boston, primarily as a lefty specialist. The club added left-handed Hideki Okajima in the offseason, so Boston is not desperate for Lopezís left-handedness. There are spots open in the pen if he can get guys out in spring training.

2005

Righties hit .346 off Lopez a year ago, and if he sticks with the Rockies out of spring training, he'll serve only in a middle relief role.

2004

Lopez turned out to be a nice grab for the Rockies. He put together a fine season as a lefty out of the pen, managing to vulture a few wins and even worked his way into the closer mix late last season. His numbers would have been even more impressive had he not imploded just before the break last year -nine earned runs over two innings in six games. He should continue to play a big part out of the Colorado bullpen.

2003

Traded to Colorado from Boston in March 2003. A Rule 5 draftee from Arizona, Lopez might make the team as their second lefty in the bullpen.