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50 Yoan Lopez RP

Arizona Diamondbacks

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September 20, 2020 06:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Third straight scoreless outing
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Lopez retired all four batters he faced in 1.2 scoreless innings in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Astros.

After the Astros took the lead in the sixth inning and chased starter Luke Weaver, Lopez quieted the rally with a double play. He went on to retire the side in the seventh to stretch his scoreless streak to four innings over three appearances. There hasn't been enough outings like this for Lopez, who has a mid-to-high 90s fastball but was not considered as a replacement at closer when Arizona traded Archie Bradley. He's allowed runs in seven of his 16 outings, including four home runs over 17.2 innings. For his career, Lopez has permitted 17 home runs over 87.1 innings (1.75 HR/9).

August 17, 2020 06:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Returns to 28-man roster
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Lopez was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Lopez spent some time at the Diamondbacks' alternate training site over the past week and a half, but he'll now return to the major-league bullpen. During his first stint in the big leagues this season, the right-hander posted a 4.15 ERA and 3:2 K:BB over 4.1 innings in five relief appearances.

August 6, 2020 03:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Moved to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was optioned to Arizona's alternate camp site Thursday.

Lopez has appeared in five games for the Diamondbacks this season, compiling a 4.15 ERA and 3:2 K:BB across 4.1 innings. He'll represent additional bullpen depth at the team's satellite camp.

July 27, 2020 01:00 PM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Appears in opener
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Lopez appeared in the Diamondbacks' 7-2 loss to the Padres on Friday, striking out one while working around a hit and a walk in a scoreless frame.

Lopez missed a few days of workouts at the tail end of summer camp, but the absences ultimately didn't impact his availability for the season opener. Given that the right-hander was used in the eighth inning of a game the Diamondbacks were trailing by six runs at the time, Lopez could be destined for lower-leverage work early on during the season.

July 22, 2020 08:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Will be ready for Friday
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Lopez (undisclosed) is expected to be ready for Friday's opener in San Diego, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Lopez, who missed the final days of summer camp and did not accompany the team for its exhibition series in Los Angeles against the Dodgers for unspecified reasons, threw a simulated inning Tuesday at Chase Field.

July 20, 2020 07:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Reports to camp
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Lopez (undisclosed) was in camp Sunday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.

Lopez was able to play catch at Chase Field on Sunday after missing the past several days for an undisclosed reason. However, he didn't travel with the team for their exhibition game against the Dodgers on Sunday. Manager Torey Lovullo said he couldn't discuss the reason behind Lopez's absence but said that he could still be ready for Opening Day.

July 19, 2020 05:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Absent from camp
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Lopez has not been at camp for the past few days due to undisclosed reasons, Steve Gilbert of reports.

What's been learned during summer camp is the results of periodic testing for the novel coronavirus are sometimes not immediately known, so a player will be absent a few days. That may be the case here. Lopez had a good camp per recent reporting and is expected to make the team as a member of the bullpen.

July 15, 2020 02:04 PM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Impressing in camp
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Diamondbacks pitching coach Matt Herges mentioned Lopez as one of the pitchers that has stood out in summer camp, Matt Layman of Arizona Sports reports.

Lopez was a late-inning reliever for much of 2019, though he was given fewer high-leverage appearances over a poor second half. The right-hander split between a 1.59 ERA prior to the All-Star break and a 5.74 ERA following the break. "His slider has been the talk," Herges said. "It's definitely been the talk. Hitters come back and say, 'Oh my gosh, I haven't seen that.' Even catchers catching him, like, 'OK, that's different.' He's just more mindful of being on top of the baseball and getting more downward action." The summer results are an improvement from spring training, when Arizona general manager Mike Hazen called out Lopez for inconsistent command. When it was working for Lopez during the first half of 2019, at a time when the Diamondbacks closer situation was in flux, he was given a few closing opportunities but blew three of four save chances.

March 3, 2020 05:52 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Needs to be better
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Lopez needs to be more consistent to earn a spot on the Opening Day roster, Steve Gilbert of reports.

Lopez served as a key bullpen member to finish up 2018 and over the first half of 2019, but it all went south over the second half last year. He became very hittable and posted a 5.74 ERA following the All-Star break. "Inconsistency," general manager Mike Hazen said. "We are stressing the continued need to improve his consistency of command. That needs to happen with both his fastball and his breaking ball." The GM made those comments after Lopez was lit up Sunday, when he allowed four runs on five hits over one inning to bring his spring ERA to 12.00.

July 25, 2019 07:52 PM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Notches first save
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Lopez didn't allow a baserunner in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Orioles.

Greg Holland began the ninth inning but walked the first two batters he faced, causing the Diamondbacks to call upon Lopez to close the game. Lopez made quick work of the Orioles, inducing three flyouts to end the contest and record his first save of the campaign. Holland has been solid for most of the season, though he has allowed at least one earned run in three of his seven appearances in July. If his struggles continue, the team could look elsewhere in the bullpen for a closer, and it appears Lopez may be in a prime position to step into the role.

July 22, 2019 07:32 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Takes second loss of series
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Lopez (1-4) took the loss Sunday, allowing three runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Brewers.

This was the third time Lopez pitched in the four-game set against Milwaukee and the second time he was tagged with the loss. He wasn't the only reliever to fail during the series -- Arizona's bullpen gave up 16 runs in 14.1 innings -- but this was the fourth time in seven outings he's allowed at least one run.

July 20, 2019 08:40 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Rebounds one night later
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez retired all five batters he faced to pick up his 14th hold in Friday's 10-7 win over the Brewers.

Lopez put behind him an ugly performance the previous night, when he took the loss after allowing three runs in one-third of an inning. On Friday, he came on after Matt Andriese gave up three runs in the seventh inning, allowing the Brewers to get within striking distance, and he set down the opposition for 1.2 innings. Thursday's performance aside, Lopez has emerged as a steady hand in the bullpen. His is a name to keep in mind if the Diamondbacks choose to be sellers at the trade deadline. They are still in the mix for one of two NL wild-card spots, but if things go south between now and the end of the month, they could deal closer Greg Holland.

July 19, 2019 02:12 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Charged with loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (1-3) was charged with the loss Thursday against the Brewers, surrendering three runs on four hits while recording just one out.

Lopez replaced starter Merrill Kelly in the eighth inning with the score tied, 1-1. The right-hander gave up a leadoff double to Eric Thames, a single to Keston Hiura and an RBI single Orlando Arcia. The Brewers then double stole, causing catcher Carson Kelly to lurch his throw down the left field line as Huira made his way home. Lopez then gave up a sacrifice fly to Jesus Aguilar to give the Brewers a 4-1 lead. Across 43 appearances this season, Lopez owns a 2.23 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB.

July 6, 2019 12:48 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Takes loss in relief
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Lopez (1-2) recorded just one out before surrendering the lead Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Lopez came into the 10th inning with the score tied, 4-4. He successfully sent Chris Taylor down on strikes but fell victim to the beast that is Cody Bellinger, who blasted a walkoff home run to end the game. Over 33 innings this season, Lopez has compiled a 1.36 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 24:11 K:BB.

May 31, 2019 07:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Can't protect lead
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Lopez allowed two runs on four hits while striking out one in two-thirds of an inning in Thursday's 11-10 extra-inning loss to the Rockies.

With Archie Bradley not instilling confidence, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo turned to Lopez, perhaps the team's best reliever this season, to protect a two-run eighth-inning lead. Lopez entered the inning with a 0.82 ERA and seven consecutive scoreless appearances before being tagged with his second blown save of the season.

May 11, 2019 09:08 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Takes loss Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (0-1) allowed two hits and a run in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Braves.

Lopez was taken deep by Atlanta's Ronald Acuna in the eighth inning of a tie game. It was the fifth run he's allowed in 1.2 career innings against the Braves; he hasn't allowed an earned run to any other team. Other than against Atlanta, the young right-hander has blossomed into a dependable bullpen arm.

April 19, 2019 10:28 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Picks up third hold
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Lopez pitched a scoreless third of an inning to register his third hold in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Braves.

Lopez hasn't allowed a run in nine of his 10 appearances with a 1.23 ERA and 5:4 K:BB over 7.1 innings. The right-hander uses an upper-90s fastball and slider and has a minor-league history of lots of strikeouts and walks. With the Diamondbacks in a transitional year, Lopez could emerge with a greater role later this season, particularly if he can harness the fastball. The 26-year-old was used as a closer in 2018 at Double-A Jackson.

April 7, 2019 08:48 AM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Firing blanks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez pitched a clean inning and picked up his second hold in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox.

Lopez has made five scoreless appearances thus far, allowing three walks and two hits over 4.2 innings. All of his work has come in middle relief, mostly in the sixth inning.

March 20, 2019 10:16 PM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Bidding for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez allowed a run on two hits while striking out one over 1.1 innings Wednesday against the White Sox.

Lopez, 26, made his major-league debut in 2018 when he was a September callup. He's known for his fastball, which he threw two-thirds of the time during his 10-game cameo last year. "I think that he is getting information that will help him become an elite pitcher on this staff," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told Richard Morin of the Arizona Republic . "Look, major-league hitters can get wood on a bullet; you can't throw it hard enough for some guys. There's some secondary stuff that I felt like he needed to clean up ... and it's coming along." As such, Lopez has focused on his slider and adding a splitter in an effort to earn an Opening Day bullpen slot.

September 22, 2018 04:01 PM
Diamondbacks' Yoan Lopez: Fires scoreless inning
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Lopez worked a scoreless ninth inning and struck out a batter in a 6-2 loss to the Rockies on Friday.

Since allowing three runs on three hits -- including a pair of home runs -- while failing to retire a batter in his MLB debut Sept. 9, Lopez has been lights-out in his subsequent five appearances. He's yielded only two hits while walking none over five innings, allowing him to build a case for being used in higher-leverage situations. Though Yoshihisa Hirano seems reasonably secure in his role as the Diamondbacks' closer, Lopez could get some setup opportunities over the final week of the season with Archie Bradley and Jake Diekman both having struggled of late in that capacity.

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vs LHB 23.200 3.800417
vs RHB 37.000 3.1601325
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