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April 4, 2019 04:08 PM
Braves' Raffy Lopez: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

After going unclaimed off waivers, Lopez will remain in the Atlanta organization as a depth catcher in the high minors. Since Gwinnett teammate Alex Jackson already has a spot on the 40-man roster, he'll presumably rank ahead of Lopez for a promotion in the event the big club requires another catcher beyond Brian McCann and Tyler Flowers.

March 28, 2019 10:44 AM
Braves' Raffy Lopez: Designated for assigment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was designated for assignment, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

The Braves purchased the contracts of Josh Tomlin and Matt Joyce and needed to clear a 40-man roster spot. Lopez will serve as organizational depth if he passes through waivers.

March 23, 2019 02:00 PM
Braves' Raffy Lopez: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.

Lopez was never likely to supplant either Tyler Flowers or Brian McCann in the Braves' catching plans. Lopez will be ready at the Triple-A level should one of that pair get injured, but his .184/.270/.322 line in 76 big-league games means he's unlikely to be much of a fantasy asset when called upon.

November 1, 2018 12:12 PM
Braves' Raffy Lopez: Traded to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was dealt to the Braves from San Diego on Thursday in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Lopez spent a majority of the past season at the Triple-A level, though he did play in 37 games for the Padres while serving as a reserve catcher. He slashed just .176/.265/.284 with three home runs and 13 RBI in those contests. The 31-year-old shouldn't be counted on to provide much value for fantasy purposes moving forward. Lopez will add depth at the catching position for Atlanta while this move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Padres.

July 22, 2018 10:16 AM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday.

Rather than carrying a third catcher in Lopez, the Padres elected to use their last bench spot on a more versatile option in Cory Spangenberg, who was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Lopez appeared in only three games during his latest stint with the Padres, receiving two at-bats.

July 13, 2018 05:08 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Promoted to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was recalled from Triple-A El Paso on Thursday, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Lopez has struggled to a .180 average with three homers and 13 RBI through 34 games with the Padres this season, but he'll get another shot after the demotion of Joey Lucchesi. He likely won't see much playing time behind Austin Hedges and A.J. Ellis.

June 24, 2018 03:44 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Sunday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic San Diego reports.

Lopez had been up with the Padres as the starting catcher since the start of May with Austin Hedges out with an elbow injury. He failed to impress, hitting a miserable .180/.263/.290 and striking out 36 percent of the time. With Hedges back from the disabled list, Lopez will head back to the minors.

June 21, 2018 07:48 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Out of lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not starting Thursday against the Giants.

Lopez will stick on the bench for a second straight game with lefty Madison Bumgarner toeing the rubber for the Giants. A.J. Ellis will start behind the dish and hit eighth in his stead.

June 20, 2018 02:44 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Not in lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not starting Wednesday against Oakland.

Lopez has just four hits in last 10 games. He'll sit Wednesday in favor of A.J. Ellis.

May 21, 2018 04:36 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Heads to bench Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals.

Lopez will head to the bench for the second straight game while A.J. Ellis, who went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI on Sunday, picks up another start. The 30-year-old Lopez has served as the Padres' primary catcher in the absence of Austin Hedges (elbow), but his brutal .179/.267/.333 slash line across 13 games this season suggests there are better backup options out there.

May 15, 2018 11:16 AM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Not starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not in the lineup Monday against the Rockies.

Lopez has played regularly since being called up to replace the injured Austin Hedges (elbow). His .200/.333/.440 line through nine games is perfectly adequate for a catcher. A.J. Ellis will get the start behind the plate Monday.

May 11, 2018 05:52 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Out of Friday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is out of Friday's lineup against the Cardinals.

He will now have started six of the last 10 games, hitting .222/.300/.556 with two home runs and eight strikeouts (40 percent strikeout rate) in 18 at-bats over that stretch. A.J. Ellis is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth.

May 9, 2018 05:24 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Day off Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not in the lineup against Washington on Wednesday.

Lopez will take a seat following two straight starts as A.J. Ellis gets the nod behind the plate for the series finale. Over six games this year, Lopez has gone 3-for-15 (.200 average) with one home run and two RBI.

May 6, 2018 03:24 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Takes seat in series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Lopez was behind the plate for the first two games of the series in Monterrey, Mexico, going 2-for-6 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in those contests. He'll give way to A.J. Ellis on Sunday, but Lopez should see the bulk of the starts at catcher until Austin Hedges (elbow) returns from the 10-day disabled list.

May 6, 2018 06:12 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Cranks two-run shot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Dodgers.

It was Lopez's first homer of the season, but more importantly, it was his third start over the Padres' last four games. The 30-year-old developed some late-career power last year, contributing 20 homers across three levels, after failing to tally more than eight in any season prior. He continued his power surge with seven homers in just 19 games with Triple-A El Paso prior to his recent callup. Lopez is clearly on the strong side of a platoon with A.J. Ellis, making him the desired target in deep one-catcher and two-catcher leagues until Austin Hedges (elbow) returns from the disabled list (which may not be until mid-May).

May 1, 2018 06:28 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Recalled and starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was recalled from Triple-A El Paso and is starting at catcher Tuesday against the Giants.

With Austin Hedges (elbow) being placed on the disabled list, Lopez will head up to the majors and promptly serve as the Padres' backstop. Lopez has played 19 games at Triple-A El Paso this season, hitting .300/.372/.657 with seven home runs in that time.

March 30, 2018 06:20 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Friday.

Lopez will head back down to the minors as Joey Lucchesi takes the empty roster spot prior to his start against the Brewers on Friday. During the club's Opening Day loss, Lopez came in as a pinch hitter and drew a walk in his lone plate appearance.

March 29, 2018 03:00 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Makes Opening Day roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez had his contract purchased by the Padres on Wednesday.

With Lopez and A.J. Ellis both making the Opening Day roster, the Padres will carry three catchers to open the season. Austin Hedges is the clear starter, leaving Lopez to split backup duties with Ellis. The 30-year-old hit .222/.306/.463 with four homers across 24 games with the Blue Jays in 2017.

December 7, 2017 01:28 PM
Padres' Raffy Lopez: Inks deal with Padres
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez signed a minor-league contract with the Padres on Wednesday, according to his personal Twitter account.

Lopez will join his fifth organization in four years after he was outrighted from the Blue Jays' 40-man roster following the 2017 campaign. He offers some intriguing pop as a catcher, as he swatted 16 homers across 73 games between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo while adding another four in 24 games with the big club. He'll have to improve his defense if he wants to make an impact behind the dish at the majors, however, as he caught just one of 17 attempted base stealers with Toronto last season. Lopez should get a chance to compete for a reserve spot on the Opening Day roster.

November 6, 2017 09:09 PM
Blue Jays' Raffy Lopez: Removed from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was outrighted from the 40-man roster Monday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.

Lopez was a liability defensively, as he threw out just one of 17 runners on stolen-base attempts. Additionally, he didn't provide much on offense. Over 24 games he slashed .222/.306/.463 while striking out 21 times across 62 plate appearances.

Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2011R-Azl Cubs3111410021100.364.417.455
2011ASX-Eugene Emeralds7327648679522750533910.243.359.333
2011ASX-Boise Hawks54196346280637212712.316.381.449
2012R-Azl Cubs4155721041400.467.529.733
2012AFA-Daytona Cubs351191832100212131410.269.338.403
2012AFX-Peoria Chiefs31117143171012171310.265.350.342
2012AFX-Fort Wayne Tincaps1174447812723924862635113.286.378.392
2013AA-Tennessee Smokies953164478220843496701.247.350.392
2013AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm11342378128171376654584210.303.382.454
2014AA-San Antonio Missions1874102330179943.311.386.392
2014AA-Tennessee Smokies451482144130424292611.297.412.466
2014AAA-Iowa Cubs61207175941127285200.285.378.329
2014AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas6824844762162394250126.306.406.464
2015AAA-Salt Lake Bees216210152017111300.242.351.323
2015AAA-Iowa Cubs46156144381017143731.276.333.340
2016AAA-Louisville47155123310011793910.213.262.297
2016AAA-Gwinnett26978183206111522.186.275.258
2017AA-New Hampshire Fisher14427111141181500.262.380.619
2017AAA-Buffalo Bisons5919831581311234214600.293.368.550
2017AAA-Gwinnett Braves34128203351226252661.258.374.359
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/190
Birthdate:
10/02/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Philadelphia, PA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
4