Reynaldo Lopez
Reynaldo Lopez
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Chicago White Sox
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Lopez closed out the year with an outstanding run in September (1.09 ERA), bringing his ERA for the season under 4.00 after it got as high as 4.72 in mid-August. Was it mostly luck, or did Lopez actually figure something out down the stretch? He said last summer that he was focusing on the mental aspect of the game instead of just trying to blow by hitters, continuing lessons instilled by Max Scherzer about scouting hitters, locating and changing visual angles. An important aspect of Lopez's development has been the slider that White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper taught Lopez in 2017. It has since become Lopez's best pitch by Pitch Values. Lopez's strikeout rate soared to 27.6% over the final month, and while it may have been mostly fluky, part of it may have been his maturation as a pitcher and the more granular scouting of his opponents. Further refinement of the changeup is still needed, but there is plausible upside here. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $555,000 contract with the White Sox in February of 2018.
Collects first win
PChicago White Sox
April 16, 2019
Lopez (1-2) allowed one earned run on five hits and two walks while striking out five across six innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Royals.
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Lopez turned in his longest and most effective outing of the season, surrendering only a solo home run to Lucas Duda. The effort was both his first quality start and win of the season, and comes on the heels of three consecutive ugly starts in which he surrendered 18 earned runs across 13.1 innings. He'll look to build on this solid effort in his next start, likely to come Sunday at Detroit.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-36%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-12%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-8%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .244 560 93 59 119 25 2 22
Since 2017vs Right .250 543 105 44 122 20 5 17
2019vs Left .417 45 8 8 15 3 0 3
2019vs Right .267 52 9 6 12 2 0 4
2018vs Left .220 413 74 44 79 19 2 13
2018vs Right .249 386 77 31 86 15 2 12
2017vs Left .269 102 11 7 25 3 0 6
2017vs Right .247 105 19 7 24 3 3 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-2%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.18 1.21 140.0 5 6 0 7.3 3.0 2.0
Since 2017Away 4.75 1.50 115.2 6 9 0 6.5 4.4 0.6
2019Home 8.80 2.02 15.1 1 1 0 8.8 5.9 4.1
2019Away 9.00 2.50 4.0 0 1 0 4.5 9.0 0.0
2018Home 3.63 1.08 94.1 3 3 0 7.3 2.7 1.8
2018Away 4.20 1.46 94.1 4 7 0 7.1 4.5 0.6
2017Home 3.56 1.22 30.1 1 2 0 6.5 2.4 1.5
2017Away 6.75 1.50 17.1 2 1 0 4.2 3.1 1.0
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How does Reynaldo 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.
K/BB
1.21
 
K/9
7.9
 
BB/9
6.5
 
HR/9
3.3
 
Fastball
93.8 mph
 
ERA
8.84
 
WHIP
2.12
 
BABIP
.348
 
GB/FB
0.61
 
Strand %
64.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Acquired from the Nationals last offseason in the Adam Eaton deal, Lopez is one of many power arms the club has stockpiled. After 22 starts for Triple-A Charlotte, registering a 3.79 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 131 whiffs in 121 innings, Lopez got the call to the majors, making his Pale Hose debut on Aug. 11. Lopez started eight contests, working at least six stanzas in all but one, an impressive feat in today's five-and-fly climate. A 65 percent left-on-base rate didn't do his ERA any favors, though a weak 15 percent strikeout rate didn't help either. Lopez displayed an above-average strikeout clip everywhere else, including a short stint with the Nationals in 2015, so expect the righty and his 95-mph fastball to pick up the pace as he further acclimates to major-league hitters. Lopez has the stuff to be a difference-maker down the line. For now, there will still be growing pains, working half the time in one the American League's friendlier hitting venues.
After dominating Double-A to begin the season, Lopez spent the second half bouncing between Triple-A and the majors, posting solid ratios at Syracuse despite a decline in his strikeout rate but mostly struggling for Washington. He flashed his upside in August, though, posting a 1.29 ERA and 13:4 K:BB in 14 innings over back-to-back starts against the Braves. The 22-year-old right-hander's big weapon is a fastball that averaged 95.8 mph in the majors, but he also mixes in a plus curveball and work-in-progress changeup. There are concerns about his ability to hold up as a starter given his slight frame, but his arsenal should allow him to thrive in a late-inning role if he is eventually moved to the bullpen. Traded to the White Sox in the Adam Eaton deal, Chicago will give Lopez every chance to stick as a starter, and a strong spring could put him in the rotation to begin 2017.
A year after a breakout performance that landed him near the top of the Nationals' prospect list, Lopez is still more future projection that he is finished product. His 4.09 ERA and 8.5 K/9 in 99 innings at High-A Potomac weren't exactly dominant, but his 2.5 BB/9 and 0.5 HR/9 indicate an ability to keep the ball in the lower half of the strike zone that will serve him well as he advances through the system. The 22-year-old right-hander fires a heavy high-90s fastball from an easy, repeatable delivery, and his curveball and changeup both have the makings of above-average pitches. Six-foot pitchers with big velocity tend to get typecast as relievers, and that could well be Lopez's eventual fate, but his athleticism and secondary offerings are strong enough to give the Nats every reason to keep him in the rotation as he works his way up the ladder.
Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2012 as an 18-year-old, Lopez raced up prospect lists after a breakout season in which he struck out 70 batters in 83.1 innings between the New York-Penn and South Atlantic leagues. The right-hander features a heavy mid-90s fastball that he can crank up to near triple digits when he feels the need, plus a work-in-progress breaking ball and changeup, and if everything comes together, he'll give the Nationals yet another future ace to slot in alongside Stephen Strasburg and Lucas Giolito. Lopez is a long way from being in their company, though, and even the Yordano Ventura comps getting bandied around are very premature. The kid has massive upside, and that fastball is as close to a guarantee of a big league job as you'll find, but you may want to wait and see if he can dominate over a full season before anointing him as the next big thing.
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Another rough start
PChicago White Sox
April 10, 2019
Lopez (0-2) allowed eight runs on 10 hits and four walks while striking out five over 4.1 innings in Wednesday's 9-1 loss to the Rays.
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Knocked around by Mariners
PChicago White Sox
April 5, 2019
Lopez surrendered six runs on six hits and four walks and struck out five over five innings Friday against Seattle. He didn't factor into the decision.
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Started pushed back by rain
PChicago White Sox
April 3, 2019
Lopez's next start will come Friday against the Mariners instead of Thursday, as Thursday's game has already been postponed due to rain, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Shaky in debut
PChicago White Sox
March 30, 2019
Lopez (0-1) allowed four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two over four-plus innings in Saturday's 8-6 loss to Kansas City.
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Slots into No. 2 spot
PChicago White Sox
March 25, 2019
Lopez will serve as the second pitcher in Chicago's rotation to begin the 2019 season, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports.
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