JUNIOR LOPEZ
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: June 27, 1991
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 165
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2013, Pittsburgh Pirates
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

The Pirates signed Lopez in July 2013.  He didn’t play in the DSL, but was in minor league camp in March.  He was already 22 when they signed him.

2014
R+:  3-4-0, 4.56 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 51.1 IP, 1.6 BB/9, 7.2 K/9

As an older signee, the Pirates sent Lopez straight to Bristol, where he pitched mostly as a starter.  Despite the high ERA, he didn’t allow many baserunners, mainly due to a low walk rate.

It’s hard to tell at this point whether the Pirates consider Lopez a potential prospect.  His 2014 showing may not mean a lot given that it was his first pro season.  He could open 2015 at Morgantown.

STATS
Baseball Reference — Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2015: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2014
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2020
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2017
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
July 3, 2013: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.