Pablo López Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/7/1996 (27)
Pablo López Season Stats
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Pablo López News
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez has been named the starter for a potential Game 5 against the Houston Astros. No surprise here, but the Twins need to avoid elimination during Wednesday's game in order for there to be a Game 5. The 27-year-old threw seven shutout innings during the Game 2 victory over Houston. Lopez has allowed only one run over his 12 2/3 innings of work during the postseason.
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez was dominant on Sunday, tossing seven sparkling innings to lead the Twins to a crucial 6-2 win over the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the ALDS. Lopez didn't allow a run over the seven frames, striking out seven while allowing six hits and a walk. This makes two excellent starts for the righty in these playoffs, with the first coming against the Blue Jays in the Wild Card series. Between the two starts, he has allowed just one run in 13 IP. The Twins could not have asked for a better performance out of their key off-season addition.
Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli announced on Friday that right-hander Pablo Lopez will start Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros on Sunday, while right-hander Sonny Gray will get the ball for Game 3 on Tuesday. Gray got the win in Game 2 of the wild-card series against the Blue Jays on Wednesday by throwing five shutout innings with two walks and six K's. He picked up two no-decisions against Houston in the regular season and allowed only four earned runs while striking out 16 in 13 innings against them. Lopez bounced back in the Game 1 start in the wild-card series on Tuesday after a rough finish to the regular season, picking up the win while giving up an earned run in 5 2/3 frames with three strikeouts. The 27-year-old did not face the Astros in the regular season this year.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez had a fantastic 2021 season, posting a 3.07 ERA and a 27.5% strikeout rate. But he hit the injured list on July 17 with a rotator cuff strain that virtually ended his season, besides a brief appearance in the final game of the year. Fantasy managers were hoping Lopez would head into 2022 with the same dominance, but that wasn't the case. His ERA rose to 3.75, and his strikeout rate fell to 23.6% while posting 10 wins with a 1.17 WHIP. Although, there are positive signs. Lopez started 32 games for the Marlins, the first time he's eclipsed the 21-game mark over five seasons in the majors. He increased his whiff rate from 25.7% in 2021 to a career-best 28.1% this year and generated a 70th-percentile chase rate. The 26-year-old did it with virtually a two-pitch mix; his fastball that he threw 39% of the time and had the most spin of his career, and a changeup that he threw 35.3% of the time and had 2.8 and 1.8 inches above average horizontal and vertical break, respectively. The only real blemish was Lopez's barrel rate which reached 9.0%, the highest of his career. But his .378 xSLG is similar to the .373 xSLG from 2021, and he produced above-average exit velocity for the fifth consecutive season. A likely drop in barrels and an increase in strikeouts means a better season is on the way. Further, Lopez's name has come up as a trade candidate, and moving to a competitive team would probably equate to more than 10 victories. There's a good chance he outplays what his 165 ADP suggests.