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Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #25: September 05, 2014, 08:43:34 PM »
o crap

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Nationals rhp Reynaldo Lopez 4 ip 1 h 0 r 0 bb 8 ks. 97-99 and showing feel. Started 2 of 3 hitters in 4th with offspeed for strikes.

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Lopez walked first batter of game in fifth. Dropped to 95-96 mph. Only one K. Now 9 Ks for game. Pen starting to loosen up. May be done

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #26: September 05, 2014, 08:53:39 PM »
6 IP 2/H 0/ER 1/BB 10/K Beast!!!

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #27: September 06, 2014, 08:37:24 AM »
Didn't get the win, but Hagerstown rallied to take the North division championship and play either Asheville or Savannah next week for the league title.  :clap:

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #28: September 06, 2014, 11:32:49 AM »
So when do we find out he's really 25?

Offline Slateman

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #29: September 06, 2014, 04:44:37 PM »
So when do we find out he's really 25?
When do we call him up to close

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #30: September 10, 2014, 08:57:45 PM »
From BaseballAmerica chat...

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Charles Bartlett (Shelburne, Vermont): Where would you rank Reynaldo Lopez in the Nationals top prospects and what do you thin his ultimate ceiling is?

J.J. Cooper: Near the top. He’s got one of the better arms in the minors and some signs he should be able to remain as a starter.

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Andrea (Rainville): Who are some of the prospects that have made big jumps this year?

J.J. Cooper: The Nationals RHP Reynaldo Lopez who we just mentioned is one. Came into this year with less than 10 innings of stateside experience and less than 15 innings of pro experience in total. Now he’s dominating the Sally League with a fastball that sits at 95-99 mph and two solid secondary pitches.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-minor-league-player-year-chat/

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #31: September 16, 2014, 04:24:44 PM »
From BaseballAmerica chat...

http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-minor-league-player-year-chat/

He also got mentioned in their podcast, which could possibly be the exact same thing you linked to. A few other prospects got mentioned, as well as some other Nationals discussion. I think Lopez will be ranked highly for next year.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #32: October 01, 2014, 02:24:23 AM »
Baseball America has Lopez ranked as the number 2 prospect from the NYPL.

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Lopez signed for just $17,000 out of the Dominican Republic, then missed most of 2013 with a sore arm that was eventually diagnosed as bone weakness. He exploded onto the prospect scene in the NYPL, allowing two or fewer runs in each of his seven starts, then continuing to dominate after a promotion to low Class A.

Lopez blew hitters away with a fastball that often sits at 96-99 mph early in games, and still sits comfortably in the mid-90s in the middle innings. He also made a crucial mechanical adjustment with his front side, helping him work top to bottom rather than side to side. That allowed him to leverage the ball better and gave him more hard bore with his fastball. His curveball took a step forward, showing 11-5 shape and better depth than it had in the past.

“It was absolutely electric stuff: hammer, good changeup, exploding fastball,” Connecticut manager Mike Rabelo said. “That game against us, he was like fastball/breaking ball the first time through the lineup. Then he started mixing that changeup in, and if he wanted to, he could have thrown that changeup every pitch, and we weren’t going to hit it.”

His changeup has good bottom, and while he’s still honing his feel for the pitch, it is very promising. And he is comfortable throwing his changeup or curveball in any count, for a strike or a chase pitch. Lopez has a compact frame, but his delivery features surprisingly little effort, giving him a chance to stick as a starter and become a top-of-the-rotation arm down the road.

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jda (New York): If Reynaldo Lopez hadn't needed a bit of time this year to hit his stride and had been lights out from the start, would he still have ranked behind Molina for you guys?

Aaron Fitt: We debated Lopez vs. Molina for quite a while, ultimately siding with Molina because he’s bigger, a bit younger and a bit more polished. Lopez has the more electric raw stuff, though, and perhaps the slightly higher ceiling. I think both guys could wind up being front-end starters.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #33: October 02, 2014, 08:36:07 PM »
From Baseballamerica 2014 South Atlantic League Top 20 Prospects Chat

Chris (Baltimore): Where did Reynaldo Lopez come from?! How is it possible that he went from a virtual unknown earlier this year to a top 50 prospect? And how high do you think he will rank on the top 100 list in February?
J.J. Cooper: It makes this fascinating doesn’t it? No one, and I mean no one, could have seen this coming, but talent is talent. He has legit frontline talent. He was an eye-opener for sure. Hard to speculate on the Top 100 yet as it’s a long ways away but he’s going to be on it.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/2014-south-atlantic-league-top-20-prospects-chat/

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #34: May 06, 2015, 10:10:34 AM »
Bump. At Potomac now.  1st start today.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #35: May 06, 2015, 12:32:42 PM »
Bump. At Potomac now.  1st start today.
Looks like he is scheduled for the start in game one of the doubleheader. Starts at 4.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez
« Reply #36: May 06, 2015, 10:19:54 PM »
Looks like he is scheduled for the start in game one of the doubleheader. Starts at 4.
doubleheader; looks like he is scheduled to go in game one Thursday--at 5.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #37: May 07, 2015, 05:28:53 PM »
Looks good so far.  Six up and six down.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #38: May 07, 2015, 06:05:29 PM »
This Lopez is terrible.  Gave up a single in the third and now another in the fifth.


Offline Natsinpwc

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #39: May 07, 2015, 06:22:22 PM »
Done for the night. No runs. No walks. 3 Ks.  Two hits.  Both singles.
Not sure how fast he was throwing but has good command and the fastball seems to have some hop to it.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #40: May 07, 2015, 08:08:36 PM »
Impressive. Thanks for the report in PWC

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #41: May 07, 2015, 08:11:51 PM »
Impressive. Thanks for the report in PWC
No problem.  The Pfitz is a dump but only ten minutes from home. The new stadium will be only five minutes if they ever build it.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #42: May 12, 2015, 09:23:31 PM »
all in, what a stud.

6 IP 4 H 0 R 2 BB 6 K.

2-0 in Carolina League with a 0.00 ERA and 9 K/2 BB.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #43: May 12, 2015, 09:50:53 PM »
His FB is going to be a true 75-80 offer and the curve can get there.  The changeup will be what decides whether or not he's a major leaguer.

Offline NJ Ave

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #44: May 12, 2015, 11:41:48 PM »
The changeup will be what decides whether or not he's a major leaguer.

He's already a major leaguer, barring injury, and he's already a major league starting pitcher, barring stamina issues. The change up may determine whether he's a #1/2 or a #4 type, I guess. But has any non-injured pitcher who throws upper 90s in the strike zone ever NOT made the majors?

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #45: May 12, 2015, 11:44:24 PM »
Isn't he basically our Yordana Ventura, in other words? Maybe some struggles, but those kind of fastballs get you in the majors.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #46: May 13, 2015, 10:38:50 AM »

He's already a major leaguer, barring injury, and he's already a major league starting pitcher, barring stamina issues. The change up may determine whether he's a #1/2 or a #4 type, I guess. But has any non-injured pitcher who throws upper 90s in the strike zone ever NOT made the majors?

Not only that, but the floor isnt even a #4. If he doesn't develop secondary pitches, the pen is still a landing spot.

I'd feel very comfortable saying hell play at the big league level, barring injuries .

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #47: May 13, 2015, 01:26:06 PM »
Not only that, but the floor isnt even a #4. If he doesn't develop secondary pitches, the pen is still a landing spot.

I'd feel very comfortable saying hell play at the big league level, barring injuries .

When I started reading this thread and saw that he had bone weakness I envisioned  him throwing a fast ball in the mid to upper 90's and breaking his arm. Sure hope the med staff is monitoring this and prescribing supplements to build up bone density and strength.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #48: May 13, 2015, 02:02:03 PM »
His FB is going to be a true 75-80 offer and the curve can get there.  The changeup will be what decides whether or not he's a major leaguer.
Eh, his FB will make him a major leaguer. His change up will determine if he's a starter or a reliever.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Reynaldo Lopez, RHP
« Reply #49: May 17, 2015, 02:53:18 PM »
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#Nats prospect Reynaldo Lopez sitting 96-97mph with a 78mph CV. #Rig

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