Pablo López Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/7/1996 (25)
Pablo López Season Stats
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Pablo López News
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez was excellent on Tuesday, earning a win and a quality start against the Colorado Rockies in the opening game of the Marlins homestand. Lopez threw eight innings, allowing just two runs on five hits without issuing a walk. He struck out eight while setting a new career high in innings pitched. He'd gone seven innings several times, but never worked through the eighth. It was a great performance and it came at the perfect time, as the Marlins had a bullpen game the day before and will likely do another one the day after. Lopez's eight innings improved his record to 2-3 and lowered his ERA to 2.76. He's a legitimate front-line starter and forms part of an excellent top-three starters in the Marlins rotation.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez will not pitch in Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox as originally scheduled. The Marlins traveled from Pittsburgh to Boston for one game against the Red Sox to make up for an earlier rain out. Lopez flew to Miami instead, where he will get the ball to open a series against the Rockies on Tuesday. There is no injury concern here, according to manager Don Mattingly. The Marlins simply want to give Lopez an extra day of rest between starts, which is something they said they'd do on occasion before the season started. Lopez should be good to go on Tuesday and will be a solid fantasy option. Zach Thompson will get the start for the Marlins on Monday in what will end up being another bullpen game.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez pitched well on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays, but only lasted four innings. In his four innings, he threw 90 pitches, allowing two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out a season-high nine. The pitch count got to him though, and he was relieved before even coming out for the fifth inning. Both runs he gave up were on solo home runs, and he was otherwise very tough to hit in this one. Lopez will go into his next start with a 2.82 ERA.
The fan base for Pablo Lopez is growing and for good reason. He pulled off six wins in 11 starts, albeit more impressive considering he started for the offensively challenged Marlins. Lopez also utilized 2020 to tweak his pitch usage (led by a 94 mph fastball) leading to drastically increased success. He continued to drift away from the curveball, only 7% compared to 18% in 2020. Sure, it had a 43% K rate, but it also allowed a .409 wOBA. Lopez's changeup was much more effective, with a 33% K rate and only a 68 wRC+. We can feel a little more confident in his 3.09 FIP knowing he generates a 52% ground-ball rate. You're not going to go wild over a 17% K-BB, but his Chase rate (35%), Exit Velo (85.7 mph), and Barrel rate allowed (4.3%) all point to an overall solid pitcher with room for even more upside. One risk to consider for 2021, aside from his offensive support, is that he throws two pitches 85% of the time. However, until we see the trend show otherwise, we will assume the positive momentum continues. Lopez's current ADP sits at 121, which is a tremendous improvement from 370 in 2020. However, even his current spot could be viewed as a value.