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Jose Lopez

30-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 11/24/1983   BORN: Anzoategui, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Lopez Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, 80 million yen contract with the Yomiuri Giants in January 2013.

January 7, 2013  –  Jose Lopez News

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Lopez has signed a one-year, 80 million yen contract to play in Japan in 2013 for the Yomiuri Giants, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Jose Lopez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 AAA TAC 75 304 276 40 81 34 19 0 15 39 5 2 16 31 2 4 6 .293 .341 .525 .866
2005 21 AAA TAC 42 185 174 28 55 23 18 0 5 31 2 3 7 24 2 0 2 .316 .350 .506 .856
2005 21 MAJ SEA 54 203 190 18 47 21 19 0 2 25 4 2 6 25 1 2 4 .247 .282 .379 .661
2006 22 MAJ SEA 151 655 603 78 170 46 28 8 10 79 5 2 26 80 12 5 9 .282 .319 .405 .723
2007 23 A SAL 71 253 237 23 57 13 13 0 0 35 0 1 16 57 0 0 0 .241 .309 .295 .604
2007 23 MAJ SEA 149 561 524 58 132 30 17 2 11 62 2 3 20 64 9 3 5 .252 .284 .355 .639
2008 24 AA COR 39 135 126 12 28 4 2 0 2 10 0 0 5 31 2 1 1 .222 .256 .286 .542
2008 24 AAA ROU 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 24 MAJ SEA 159 687 644 80 191 59 41 1 17 89 6 3 27 67 6 9 1 .297 .322 .443 .764
2009 25 R GCL 6 12 11 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .697
2009 25 AA ALT 52 208 186 24 49 7 3 1 3 16 1 3 13 20 6 2 1 .263 .312 .339 .651
2009 25 AAA IND 42 159 142 16 39 5 5 0 0 13 0 2 9 20 7 1 0 .275 .316 .310 .626
2009 25 MAJ SEA 153 653 613 69 167 67 42 0 25 96 3 3 24 69 3 7 6 .272 .303 .463 .766
2010 26 MAJ SEA 150 622 593 49 142 39 29 0 10 58 3 2 23 66 0 3 3 .239 .270 .339 .609
2011 27 AAA NEW 32 135 125 24 50 18 9 0 9 30 2 0 6 12 0 2 2 .400 .430 .688 1.118
2011 27 MAJ FLA 44 113 106 13 24 14 8 0 6 13 0 0 4 13 1 1 1 .226 .259 .472 .731
2011 27 MAJ COL 38 129 125 10 26 6 4 0 2 8 2 0 3 15 0 0 1 .208 .233 .288 .521
2011  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ FLA/COL 82 242 231 23 50 20 12 0 8 21 2 0 7 28 1 1 2 .216 .245 .372 .617
2012 28 AAA COL 6 24 23 1 12 4 4 0 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .522 .542 .696 1.238
2012 28 AAA CHA 13 55 49 7 15 6 5 0 1 10 0 0 6 8 0 0 0 .306 .382 .469 .851
2012 28 MAJ CWS 15 24 23 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .217 .250 .261 .511
2012 28 MAJ CLE 66 224 213 16 53 17 13 0 4 28 0 1 8 35 0 3 0 .249 .272 .366 .638
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CWS/CLE 81 248 236 18 58 18 14 0 4 28 0 1 9 41 0 3 0 .246 .270 .356 .626
3-Year Averages     81 244 233 20 54 19 13 0 6 24 1 0 8 34 0 2 1 .232 .258 .365 .623
Career  (View All)     1036 4,089 3,841 421 1,005 318 215 11 92 480 25 17 150 471 33 34 31 .262 .292 .395 .688

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Jose Lopez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 14 4 50 1 1 13
2011 8 20 39 2
2010 142 8
2009 16 141

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Jose Lopez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20129492110.277.415.708

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201214292170.225.317.572

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201211072140.282.400.716

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012126112140.214.317.546
Jose Lopez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 AAA TAC 304 276 5.3% 10.2% 0.52 89% .287 .232
2005 21 AAA TAC 185 174 3.8% 13% 0.29 86% .345 .190
2005 21 MAJ SEA 203 190 3% 12.3% 0.24 87% .276 .132
2006 22 MAJ SEA 655 603 4% 12.2% 0.33 87% .312 .123
2007 23 A SAL 253 237 6.3% 22.5% 0.28 76% .317 .054
2007 23 MAJ SEA 561 524 3.6% 11.4% 0.31 88% .269 .103
2008 24 AA COR 135 126 3.7% 23% 0.16 75% .280 .064
2008 24 AAA ROU 4 4 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2008 24 MAJ SEA 687 644 3.9% 9.8% 0.40 90% .311 .146
2009 25 R GCL 12 11 8.3% 33.3% 0.25 64% .429 .091
2009 25 AA ALT 208 186 6.3% 9.6% 0.65 89% .282 .076
2009 25 AAA IND 159 142 5.7% 12.6% 0.45 86% .320 .035
2009 25 MAJ SEA 653 613 3.7% 10.6% 0.35 89% .274 .191
2010 26 MAJ SEA 622 593 3.7% 10.6% 0.35 89% .255 .100
2011 27 AAA NEW 135 125 4.4% 8.9% 0.50 90% .394 .288
2011 27 MAJ FLA 113 106 3.5% 11.5% 0.31 88% .207 .246
2011 27 MAJ COL 129 125 2.3% 11.6% 0.20 88% .222 .080
2011  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ FLA/COL 242 231 2.9% 11.6% 0.25 88% .215 .156
2012 28 AAA COL 24 23 4.2% 8.3% 0.50 91% .571 .174
2012 28 AAA CHA 55 49 10.9% 14.5% 0.75 84% .350 .163
2012 28 MAJ CWS 24 23 4.2% 25% 0.17 74% .294 .044
2012 28 MAJ CLE 224 213 3.6% 15.6% 0.23 84% .282 .117
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CWS/CLE 248 236 3.6% 16.5% 0.22 83% .283 .110
3-Year Averages     244 233 3.3% 13.9% 0.24 85% .249 .133
Career     4,089 3,841 3.7% 11.5% 0.32 88% .279 .133

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

Lopez went 2-for-4 with a double in his White Sox debut Thursday.

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The White Sox will purchase Lopez's contract from Triple-A Charlotte on Thursday, CSN Chicago reports.

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The White Sox signed Lopez to a minor league contract Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Lopez was released by the Indians on Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Lopez was designated for assignment Tuesday, the Indians' official Twitter feed reports.

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Lopez collected a career-high five hits and drove in three runs Saturday.

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Lopez is starting at third base and batting sixth on Thursday, Nick Camino of WTAM 1100 reports.

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Lopez (back) went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI in his return to the lineup Thursday.

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Lopez (back) was held out of the lineup for the second consecutive game Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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Lopez was a late scratch on Tuesday due to lower back soreness according to the Indian's official Twitter account.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Jose Lopez.

2013

Lopez spent much of 2012 in a utility role with the Indians, but they cut him loose in August after he OPS'd .608 and occupied a roster spot better suited for a player in the Indians' future plans. He latched on with the White Sox, where he saw limited duty as a September callup. He signed with the Yomiuri Giants to play in Japan in 2013. While looks like his power has completely disappeared, he could have a revival overseas since he's not even 30 years old.

2012

Lopez was a disaster in Colorado, posting a miserable .521 OPS before he was released. While he seemed to figure something out at Triple-A after signing a minor league deal with the Marlins (hitting .400/.430/.688 in 125 at-bats), he flopped once again after getting called up by Florida. Just 28, Lopez signed a minor league deal with the Indians in December, and he could serve as minor league depth if he's unable to secure a utility role this spring.

2011

A season of misfortune turned into an offseason of great fortune when Lopez was traded in December from Seattle to Colorado, going from one of the league's worst parks for right-handed hitters to one of the best. After a career year in 2009, Lopez regressed across the board in 2010. No player in the majors with at least 500 at-bats posted a lower OPS than Lopez's .609. The Mariners soured on his inconsistency, inability to draw walks and mediocre fielding, but a vastly better hitter's park should help him produce more consistently - at least flyballs won't go to left field to die - and that should help offset the lack of walks. And while he'll never be a Gold Glove fielder, Lopez will return to his normal second base position after playing out of position last year at the hot corner.

2010

Lopez quietly put together a career year in 2009. His 96 RBI ranked third among second basemen, while his 25 homers and 42 doubles both ranked fourth among AL players at the position. Lopez's drawbacks and why the Mariners would move him if the right offer came along are his weak .303 OBP and his mediocre glove. Among qualified batters, only four major leaguers drew fewer walks per plate appearance than his 0.37 BB/PA. And on a team that places a high price on fielding, his range makes him merely adequate. Lopez is in the last year of his contract, and top prospect Dustin Ackley is the future at second base for the Mariners, so it's likely Lopez gets dealt at some point. If he lands in a better hitter's park, his offensive numbers (aside from OBP) could receive a bit of a boost.

2009

Lopez flies under the radar a bit playing in Seattle, but he finished in the top four among major league second basemen in batting average (.297), RBI (89, first in the AL), hits (191) and doubles (41) last season. His 17 home runs were second in the American League and sixth overall. What's more, Lopez played 13 games at first base, giving him position flexibility in many leagues. Lopez avoided a second-half swoon last season after tanking the previous two summers, setting the stage for what will be an intriguing 2009. He's not great in the field, but if his bat keeps developing, the Mariners will stomach his defensive shortcomings.

2008

Lopez's 2007 season seemingly turned June 13 when his brother died in a motorcycle accident in Venezuela. To that point, Lopez was hitting .295 and slugging .438 with seven homers and 37 RBI. After his brother's death, Lopez went into a tailspin, hitting .226 and slugging .303 with four homers and 24 RBI in 31 more games. He went through a 72-game stretch in which he drew three free passes. His lack of focus was a problem on the basepaths and in the field, as well, where he made mental errors on routine plays. Perhaps his brother's death is too convenient of an excuse. After all, Lopez went into a second-half dive in 2006 after making the All-Star team. In any event, Lopez needs to rebound quickly this season, or the Mariners might soon run out of patience. Whether intent on replacing Lopez or simply to motivate him, the Mariners have promised to bring in spring training competition at second base.

2007

Long a highly touted prospect, Lopez looked to have arrived last season. He had nine homers and led all second basemen with 58 RBI by midseason, making the All-Star team. But in the second half, he regressed. After slugging 36 extra-base hits in the first half, Lopez totaled just 10 in the second half with one home run. Never adroit at drawing walks, Lopez went more than a month in the summer without a free pass. He was dropped to eighth in the order at the end of August before heating up a bit in September to finish with decent season numbers. Lopez is at his best when he's hitting to all fields. When he tries to pull the ball, he struggles.

2006

Long a highly touted prospect, Lopez will start at second base for the Mariners this season. His defense is solid, but his bat is still developing. He batted .220 in 17 games before the Mariners sent him back to Triple-A Tacoma to work on hitting to all fields. After his return in late August, Lopez raised his average to .247 for the year with 19 doubles. His OBP, though, continues to be a problem (.282) as he drew just six walks in 54 games. Lopez has talent, but needs to make significant gains this year at the plate.

2005

Lopez, the organization's top position-player prospect, was part of the Great Auditioning in Seattle last season as the Mariners called up a number of prospects. He proved he could handle the rigors of shortstop, but his bat didn't make the trip from Triple-A Tacoma, where he hit for average and power. In Seattle, he slugged .367. He showed good instincts, though, and the Mariners believe his swing will come in time. His future with the club took a step back in the offseason, though, as the Mariners signed Adrian Beltre and Pokey Reese. Lopez, who now won't be the future third baseman the M's envisioned, likely will start the season at Triple-A Tacoma, losing the opening day shortstop duties to Reese.

2003