Jorge López Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/10/1993 (30)
Jorge López Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jorge López News
Minnesota Twins closer Jorge Lopez picked up his 23rd save of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over the Red Sox. Lopez came in to close things out with a two-run lead and delivered a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout. Lopez has been both a true All-Star and a fantasy All-Star this season with both the Orioles and now the Twins, converting 23 of 29 save opportunities with a 1.82 ERA. He remains a solid fantasy option down the stretch with the Twins still fighting for a playoff spot.
Minnesota Twins closer Jorge Lopez picked up his 21st save of the season in Monday's 4-2 win over the Royals. Lopez came in to pitch the ninth inning with a two-run lead. He allowed a leadoff double, got the first out on a strikeout, allowed a single, and ended the game with a groundball double play. The 29-year-old earned an All-Star appearance this season with the Orioles and has picked up where he left off with his new team. Lopez has converted 21 of 27 save opportunities with a 1.99 ERA and should be in fantasy managers' lineups at all times.
Minnesota Twins reliever Jorge Lopez recorded his 20th save of the season Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers and his first since being traded from the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. The first-time All-Star is having a career year after switching to the bullpen this season and owns a 1.64 ERA and 0.95 WHIP with 55 strikeouts over 49.1 innings. The save signals that Lopez will maintain his closer role, leaving the rest of the high-leverage arms in the Twins bullpen, including Jhoan Duran, in a setup role.
Throughout his first 350 big league innings, Jorge Lopez owned a sweet 6.04 ERA. So despite him being converted into a reliever, it's safe to say he wasn't on many 2022 fantasy radars. But after Baltimore traded both Cole Sulser and Tanner Scott to Miami just before the season, Lopez stepped up in a big way. After his first 48.1 innings of the season he owned a sparkling 1.68 ER, 0.97 WHIP, 27.6 K% and had nailed down 19 saves. Then as one does with an over-performing reliever, Lopez was shipped to Minnesota at the trade deadline. The magic stayed in Baltimore, however. For the rest of the season the breakout reliever struggled to the tune of a 4.37 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, and a 17.6 K%. That's the bad news. The good news is nothing changed substantially in his velocity or pitch mix. His primary pitch, the sinker, actually gained more movement as the season went on as his production started to dip. Obviously a tough "break" for a pitcher that had been living on his sinker up in the zone, and understandably a tall order to get it squared away in the thick of the season. Assuming the six months away is long enough to smooth out the sinker kinks, or skinks, we should expect to see Jorge Lopez seeing the rough majority share of Minnesota save chances in 2023. Jhoan Duran is the superior talent, but it appears Rocco Baldelli prefers to utilize him in a fireman role instead of only in the 9th - which will lead to Jorge Lopez actually being a great safety net for those in need of saves around pick ~252.