Jorge Lopez
Jorge Lopez
26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Kansas City Royals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Lopez bounced between the Brewers' bullpen and Triple-A Colorado Springs for the first half of the season with good results, recording a 2.75 ERA in 19.2 innings. After being sent to Kansas City as part of the Mike Moustakas trade in late July, he went on to make six starts, posting a 7.14 ERA despite flirting with a no-hitter in one of those outings. His strikeout rate fell from 17.7% in relief to 15.4% as a starter, but that came with a dramatic cut in his walk rate from an untenable 15.3% to 6.0%. Lopez once projected as a No. 3 starter as a prospect (consensus top-75 overall prospect prior to 2016), with decent fastball velocity (averaging 94.5 mph last year) and a deep arsenal. However, after struggling as a starter he was quickly shifted to the bullpen once Milwaukee's window for contention opened. The Royals wouldn't have much to lose by letting Lopez start again in 2019, but fantasy managers can afford to take a wait-and-see approach in most formats. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed with the Brewers in August of 2011.
Hurls six innings in no-decision
PKansas City Royals
September 30, 2019
Lopez did not factor in the decision against Minnesota on Sunday, completing six innings and giving up four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out three.
ANALYSIS
Lopez did a good job in limiting Minnesota to six baserunners but couldn't keep the ball in the park as all four runs scored against him came via the long ball. The 26-year-old shifted between the bullpen and a starting role in a disappointing season, concluding the campaign with a 4-9 record along with a 6.33 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 109:42 K:BB across 123.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
53
Last 10 Games
63
Last 5 Games
77
How many pitches does Jorge Lopez generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Jorge Lopez generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-27%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .304 416 75 37 113 22 1 20
Since 2017vs Right .263 376 72 28 88 16 2 13
2019vs Left .332 272 55 22 81 16 1 15
2019vs Right .241 276 54 20 59 10 1 12
2018vs Left .242 139 20 14 30 6 0 5
2018vs Right .318 95 18 8 27 5 1 1
2017vs Left .500 5 0 1 2 0 0 0
2017vs Right .400 5 0 0 2 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-28%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 6.96 1.64 84.0 1 6 0 7.4 3.8 1.7
Since 2017Away 5.00 1.34 95.1 5 8 1 7.4 2.8 1.6
2019Home 8.44 1.69 48.0 0 4 0 7.9 3.4 2.4
2019Away 5.00 1.33 75.2 4 5 1 8.0 2.9 1.7
2018Home 5.00 1.58 36.0 1 2 0 6.8 4.3 0.8
2018Away 5.09 1.25 17.2 1 3 0 5.6 2.5 1.5
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 4.50 2.50 2.0 0 0 0 0.0 4.5 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Jorge Lopez compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.60
 
K/9
7.9
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
2.0
 
Fastball
94.2 mph
 
ERA
6.33
 
WHIP
1.47
 
BABIP
.320
 
GB/FB
1.47
 
Left On Base
61.0%
 
Exit Velocity
90.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
11.2%
 
Spin Rate
2038 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
40.7%
 
Swinging Strike
9.0%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jorge Lopez
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Lopez was unable to capitalize on an excellent 2015 that included his major league debut at just 22 years old. He was eaten alive at Triple-A Colorado Springs -- a fate many a minor league arm has suffered -- as he served up 101 hits in 79.1 innings and a brutal 6.81 ERA in 16 starts. In July, the Brewers mercifully demoted Lopez back to Double-A, where he found more success but continued to struggle with control and posted a 3.97 ERA, nearly a half run higher than his 2015 mark. Lopez has shown mid-rotation upside, but last year, the inconsistency in his command that had many doubting him in the past defined his campaign. Lopez is just 24, but he needs to turn things around sooner rather than later.
Lopez earned a couple of spot starts and was hit around a bit (14 hits in 10 innings) but struck out 10 batters and managed to hang around for five innings in each start. He was just 22, and he dominated the Double-A Southern League in 24 starts, posting a 2.26 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 143.1 innings despite being two years younger than his average opponent. Lopez may not make Milwaukee's rotation out of spring training, but he will be on the short list of replacements should the Brewers need another starter due to injury or ineffectiveness. That's a pretty good bet, considering that the team used 11 different starting pitchers in 2015. Lopez struck out 137 batters (8.7 K/9) in Double-A last year, and he has the stuff to compete. The next step will be tightening the control, as he posted a 3.3 BB/9 with Biloxi in 2015.
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Struggles in 2.1 innings
PKansas City Royals
September 22, 2019
Lopez (4-9) allowed seven runs on eight hits with one walk and zero strikeouts across 2.1 innings while taking a loss against the Twins on Sunday.
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Takes loss despite quality start
PKansas City Royals
September 17, 2019
Lopez (4-8) was tagged with the loss against Oakland on Tuesday, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four.
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Earns fourth win
PKansas City Royals
September 12, 2019
Lopez (4-7) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out two across 5.1 innings to earn the win Thursday against the White Sox.
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Throws six shutout innings
PKansas City Royals
September 6, 2019
Lopez (3-7) threw six scoreless innings Friday against the Marlins to pick up the win, striking out five while allowing four hits.
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Draws another start
PKansas City Royals
September 4, 2019
Lopez is listed as the Royals' probable pitcher for Friday's series opener in Miami.
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