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 pitcher Pablo Lopez (shoulder) could start Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. According to manager Don Mattingly, the Marlins are looking to start Lopez on Sunday. He most likely was on a pitch count for the season finale after a successful two-inning rehab appearance last Thursday. The 25-year-old has been sidelined since mid-July with a strained rotator cuff. Before the injury, Lopez owned a 3.03 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 111 strikeouts over 101 innings in 2021. Although Lopez was stellar this season, he won't see enough of a workload to be used as a streamer for Sunday's game.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez (shoulder) had a successful two-inning rehab appearance on Thursday and is now ready to join the big league team. Lopez will throw a bullpen session, then the team will take things from there. Lopez is very unlikely to get anything like a full start, but the team may try to get him to pitch a few innings either as an opener or in a relief appearance. Lopez was an excellent fantasy option when healthy this season, but he won't see significant enough work to be worth much in fantasy for the rest of this season.
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez (shoulder) threw a 21-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday, according to Christina De Nicola of MLB.com. It was his second bullpen session and came a few days after he threw to live hitters. Lopez was placed on the injured list on July 17 with a right rotator cuff strain and previously made one rehab start. However, the Marlins are being extra careful with the 25-year-old after multiple shoulder injuries in the past. Before being sidelined, he was having a great season, posting a 3.03 ERA and 27.1 strikeout percentage. If he comes back before the season is over, he'll likely be limited in his action, which caps his fantasy value.
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.