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Wilton Lopez

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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0-0

ERA

11.37

WHIP

2.84

K

4

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

As a groundball pitcher with a low walk rate heading into 2013, Lopez was thought to have all the tools to succeed as a top setup man at Coors Field, but Wilton ended up, well, wilting. In his team-hi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 199   DOB: 7/19/1983   BORN: Leon, Nicaragua   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Wilton Lopez Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract tender worth $2.2 million in January 2014.

October 4, 2014  –  Wilton Lopez News

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Wilton 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
2007 23 A LAK 22 0 0 20.7 35 14 3 19 1 2 1 3 6.10 1.74
2007 23 A FOR 22 0 0 30.0 34 11 2 17 2 1 0 0 3.30 1.20
2008 24 A LAK 30 0 0 30.2 34 9 0 26 4 2 1 12 2.64 1.26
2008 24 AA SAN 27 0 0 38.3 41 21 2 24 9 0 2 0 4.93 1.30
2008 24 AAA POR 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
2009 25 AA COR 29 15 1 110.3 133 58 8 69 13 4 5 0 4.73 1.32
2009 25 MAJ HOU 8 2 0 19.3 32 18 4 9 8 0 2 0 8.38 2.07
2010 26 AAA ROU 3 0 0 5.0 8 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 5.40 1.60
2010 26 MAJ HOU 68 0 0 67.0 66 22 4 50 5 5 2 1 2 14 2.96 1.06
2011 27 MAJ HOU 73 0 0 71.0 72 22 6 56 18 2 6 0 6 14 2.79 1.27
2012 28 AAA OKL 2 0 0 2.0 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 2.00
2012 28 MAJ HOU 64 0 0 66.3 61 16 4 54 8 6 3 10 3 9 2.17 1.04
2013 29 MAJ COL 75 0 0 75.3 88 34 6 48 18 3 4 0 5 8 4.06 1.41
2014 30 AAA COL 23 1 0 43.1 58 22 4 35 6 1 2 0 0 0 4.57 1.48
2014 30 MAJ COL 4 0 0 6.3 18 8 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 11.37 2.84
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3-Year Averages     70 0 0 70.9 73 24 5 52 14 3 4 3 4 10 3.05 1.23
Career  (View All)     292 2 0 305.3 337 120 27 221 57 16 17 11 3.54 1.29

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Wilton Lopez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201413205000.385
201314317837621.278
20129916521101.231

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014232013203.591
20131783110511005.305
201216138340913.261

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20143.700000314.733.27
201335.722021633.791.37
201238.752535401.860.96

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20142.70004006.752.25
201339.7120271234.311.44
201227.711519442.601.16
Wilton 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
2007 23 A LAK 22 0 20.7 8.27 0.44 19.00 1.31 66.7% 6.10 3.39 .449
2007 23 A FOR 22 0 30.0 5.10 0.60 8.50 0.60 73.5% 3.30 3.23 .321
2008 24 A LAK 30 0 30.2 7.75 1.19 6.50 0.00 76.3% 2.64 1.88 .365
2008 24 AA SAN 27 0 38.3 5.63 2.11 2.67 0.47 60.4% 4.93 3.41 .317
2008 24 AAA POR 1 0 1.0 9.00 18.00 0.50 0.00 66.7% 9.00 7.20 .355
2009 25 AA COR 29 15 110.3 5.63 1.06 5.31 0.65 63.8% 4.73 3.27 .340
2009 25 MAJ HOU 8 2 19.3 4.19 3.72 1.13 1.86 2.16 61.1% 91.7 MPH 8.38 6.24 .381
2010 26 AAA ROU 3 0 5.0 3.60 0.00 0.00 0.00 62.5% 5.40 2.40 .398
2010 26 MAJ HOU 68 0 67.0 6.72 0.67 10.00 0.54 2.05 73.1% 92.3 MPH 2.96 2.71 .309
2011 27 MAJ HOU 73 0 71.0 7.10 2.28 3.11 0.76 2.03 81% 91.7 MPH 2.79 3.61 .314
2012 28 AAA OKL 2 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 9.00 50% 13.50 15.20 .301
2012 28 MAJ HOU 64 0 66.3 7.33 1.09 6.75 0.54 2.34 81.5% 92.4 MPH 2.17 2.81 .300
2013 29 MAJ COL 75 0 75.3 5.73 2.15 2.67 0.72 1.85 72% 91.5 MPH 4.06 3.72 .333
2014 30 AAA COL 23 1 43.1 7.31 1.25 5.83 0.84 70% 4.57 3.27 .384
2014 30 MAJ COL 4 0 6.3 5.68 0.00 0.00 4.26 2.83 66.7% 90.3 MPH 11.37 8.09 .520
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3-Year Averages     70 0 70.9 6.60 1.78 3.71 0.63 76.8% 3.05 3.24 .315
Career     292 2 305.3 6.51 1.68 3.88 0.80 74.7% 3.54 3.48 .326

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2014 Stat Review for Wilton Lopez    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.68 K/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
90.3 MPH Fastball
POOR
4.3 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.83 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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11.37 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.84 WHIP
TERRIBLE
8.09 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.520 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Lopez was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Lopez was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.

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Lopez has cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

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Lopez was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Lopez was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Lopez was destroyed for six runs on eight hits in just two-thirds of an inning of relief work Tuesday against the White Sox.

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Lopez owns a 1.86 ERA and a 7:0 K:BB over 9.2 spring innings.

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Lopez (neck) resumed throwing Tuesday, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports.

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Lopez left Sunday's workout early with neck stiffness, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Lopez signed a one-year, $2.2 million deal with the Rockies on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Lopez was handed the closer's gig after Brett Myers was traded, and performed admirably, thanks in part to an insanely low walk rate (just 1.1 BB/9). Lopez throws his sinking fastball often, relying on the sink to keep the ball in the yard. To the batter, it looks like Lopez is throwing his fastballs straight down, which creates a poor hitting angle. After being traded to Colorado in December, Lopez is expected to move into a setup role for the Rockies in front of closer Rafael Betancourt. With his aforementioned ability to keep the ball on the ground, he may actually be capable of having success despite being forced to pitch half of his games at Coors Field.

2012

Lopez followed up a nice 2010 season with another solid year. He is a workhorse, averaging over 70 appearances in the past two seasons. Lopez doesn't strike out a ton of batters, but he limits the walks and doesn't really cough up the long ball, making him rather effective in relief. Unfortunately, though, this translates to minimal fantasy value, as he is still behind Brandon Lyon in the pecking order for saves with Mark Melancon honing his craft for the Red Sox.

2011

Lopez's success in the bullpen in 2010 surprised many. Among his impressive stats was this one: he stranded 32 of 33 inherited runners -- the highest percentage among major league relievers at 97 percent. Much of that success can be attributed to his ability to limit the walks, as he allowed just five in 67 innings. He gets his fastball up into the low 90s - not traditional closer stuff, but not all that different from fellow late-inning man Brandon Lyon. As Lopez moves into his second season, he figures to play a more prominent role in the Astros' bullpen, and he could even sneak in a few situational saves.

2010

Lopez moved into the Double-A rotation in June and didn't embarrass himself too much. He's not really a prospect, more accurately described as the sort of organizational depth that comes in handy when you don't have good alternatives to start the back half of a doubleheader. If injuries or a trade opens a spot in the Houston rotation, he figures to at least get a look. He doesn't have overpowering stuff, so his fantasy value will be limited no matter what his role is.

2009

Originally signed by the Yankees, Lopez left professional ball in 2004 and went home to Nicaragua where he was scouted and signed a couple of years later by the Padres, returning to the States for the 2007 season. Lopez will not dazzle you with his stuff, but he throws strikes and keeps the ball in the yard, two characteristics useful for a bullpen arm. Lopez split last season between High-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio before pitching an inning at Triple-A Portland at the end of the season. Lopez will not be in the mix for late-inning pressure situations, but could carve out a niche as a set-up man.