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Birth Date1-4-1994
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age21 years, 2 months, 24 days
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2012 DWA Rk 5 0 10.7 5.89 88 .318 .246 .337 .343 .256 .367 108 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
2013 HAG A 1 1 4.0 6.71 41 .398 .234 .314 .335 .254 .500 93 -0.9 -0.1 -0.9 -0.1
2013 AUB A- 1 1 1.3 5.93 69 .560 .293 .347 .407 .272 .636 110 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2014 HAG A 9 9 47.3 3.68 124 .169 .262 .329 .374 .261 .211 104 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
2014 AUB A- 7 7 36.0 4.09 102 .177 .242 .303 .339 .247 .167 93 2.9 0.3 2.9 0.3

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2012 DWA Rk 1 1 1 5 0 10.7 12 5 9 1 39% .367 10.1 4.2 0.8 7.6 1.59 3.38 0.1 0.0
2013 HAG A 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 8 1 4 1 53% .500 18.0 2.2 2.2 9.0 2.25 6.75 -0.9 -0.1
2013 AUB A- 0 1 0 1 1 1.3 7 0 0 0 64% .636 47.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.25 47.25 -0.1 -0.0
2014 HAG A 4 1 0 9 9 47.3 27 11 39 1 65% .211 5.1 2.1 0.2 7.4 0.80 1.33 9.8 1.0
2014 AUB A- 3 2 0 7 7 36.0 15 15 31 0 62% .167 3.8 3.8 0.0 7.8 0.83 0.75 2.9 0.3

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Carolina LeagueJordan Gorosh2015-03-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Different Dynasty Top 101 ListBen Carsley2015-03-10
The Week in Quotes: March 2-9, 2015Nick Wheatley-Schaller2015-03-10
The Week in Quotes: March 2-9, 2015Chris Mosch2015-03-10
The Week in Quotes: March 2-9, 2015Nick Bacarella2015-03-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2015-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015: Part 1: 51-101Bret Sayre2015-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2015-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Craig Goldstein2015-02-24
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: National LeagueNick J. Faleris2015-02-19
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: The Post-Offseason Top 10s: National LeagueChris Mellen2015-02-19
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2015-02-16
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2015-02-16
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015Chris Mellen2015-02-09
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015Nick J. Faleris2015-02-09
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-02-09
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Bret Sayre2015-02-05
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-11-12
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2014-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: September 2, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: August 25, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-08-25
Eyewitness Accounts: August 21, 2014Tucker Blair2014-08-21

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2015-03-06 14:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name some prospects outside of most top 50 rankings that may jump into the top 10-15 tier by this time next year?
(James from Alcorn St)
Obviously not a lock that this will happen, but Margot, Devers, Tapia, Reynaldo Lopez, Alex Reyes, Grant Holmes (Christopher Crawford)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Peraza, Amed Rosario, Reynaldo Lopez, Steven Matz.. all things being equal, which one player is not least likely kept in a dynasty league?
(Ron from Texarkana)
Some double negatives there... I think Matz is the present value/upper minors guy and he has the highest value. Lopez a huge helium arm and Rosario has a chance to be a real premium guy. Pereza is a decent real life player, but 2B prospects... meh. Speed first profile and a lot of questions at the plate. Is his profile (particularly in fantasy) a whole lot different than say... Micah Johnson? (Al Skorupa)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)Reynaldo Lopez!!!!!!!!!! Where do you stand on his or super duper star? Seriously in a dynasty how bullish are you? do you consider him before guys like Crick, Chi Chi Gonzalez, Eduardo Rodriguez, Kohl Stewart and CJ Edwards?
(Festivus313 from Pittsburgh)
I'd take him before Crick or Edwards among the guys listed. Think both are relievers. (Ben Carsley)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mauricio, who do have as some of your favorite Low Minor, high ceiling prospects to keep an eye on for 2015, and are looking to acquire before their stock gains recognition this season, ex. Tapia last pre-season or Devers by its conclusion?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
I mentioned him earlier but Gleyber Torres is up there. Forrest Wall is getting a lot of BP love as well that's a dude I'm keeping tabs on. It's a shame you missed the Reynaldo Lopez train but Tucker Blair just drove that one right into the mainstream. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see Marcos Molina (SP-NYM) measuring up? He seems to have a similar profile to Reynaldo Lopez, despite being a year-and-a-half younger, and experienced similar success last year in short-season ball. Lopez's FB may deserve a slightly higher FV grade (65 vs 70?), but it seems that Molina's larger frame, secondary offerings, higher K-rates, and (so far) superior control would earn him some Lopez-like love. Looking forward to your thoughts. Thanks for the great work!
(weezypreacher from Denton, TX)
The reports and feedback from scouts/front office types I have gotten on Molina has been pretty strong. Back when I did the Mets Top 10 list, I thought about pushing him up a little more, but eased back a tad based on where he presently is with the overall command of the arsenal. He's still working on finding the identity of his breaking ball as well. Some have suggested that the nature of his delivery may push him to the 'pen in the long run, but I'm on board with him as a starter and think he is someone to be pretty excited about.

For this one, Nick and I talked about him early on, but thought it was a bit premature. He'll probably bust out in a big way this season and make leaving him out look conservative, but the nature of how it goes. (Top 101 Chat)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are the scouts thoughts on Reynaldo Lopez? What kind of upside does he have?
(cracker73 from Florida)
They like the fast arm and early overall feel for the craft. Our own Tucker Blair is a huge backer of Lopez and was all over him this season. Thoughts are universal in regards to seeing how things hold up over the grind of the long season. This coming year in an extended full-season assignment will be a good tell. As far as upside, I had him as a High 6 (2/3 starter) for OFP in his Top 10 writeup. That could end up a tad light if he shows he can hold things consistently and the changeup takes a bigger step than initially assessed. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)About where do you think that Alex Reyes will be in the top 101? Is he as valuable of an asset as some of the top arms in the 2014 MLB Draft?
(Probably Handsome from Internet, SC)
It will be a lively debate -- chance to fit in the Top 50 and I can't see him outside of the Top 75 (though that's admittedly more feel based on the profile type). I am looking forward to debating the comparative merits of Reyes and Reynaldo Lopez, personally. Might need to start another debate series when the 101 is preparing to publish. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Knowing what you know now, if Reynaldo Lopez were in the 2014 rule 4 draft, how high would he have been taken?
(Ron from NYC)
I love this question, although I don't have the background to really answer it.

Let's dissect Lopez and his game:

- Elite arm speed
- FB that can sit mid 90's and has topped out at 100 mph this season.
- Projectable and athletic body
- Good plane and ball has heavy movement out of hand
- Progressing CH and CB, both flashing average of higher at times and also replicates arm speed.
- Injury history and volatility concerns due to limited time of productivity.

Sounds like a high-round pick to me, even if teams think he is a RP moving forward. (Tucker Blair)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Reynaldo Lopez got some serious love from your team last year. Realistically, what does Washington have there?
(Brett from Calgary)
I saw Lopez once this year and it was legitimately impressive. At a minimum they have a huge arm that has a chance to be an impact relieve. Best case scenario, if the secondary stuff and command come along, he's a monster starting pitcher prospect with front line potential (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Tucker, thanks for doing this chat. Few questions: 1) Who has been the best prospect you've seen in the AFL? 2) Has there been a surprise or breakout prospect you've seen? 3) Can you give us a good off-the-field story from AZ? 4) Favorite non-BP podcast? 5) Best beer to drink on Halloween, doesn't have to be a Pumpkin beer. Thanks!
(NatsGM from Bethesda MD)
1) Best viewing at the AFL game on Wednesday was easily Jimmy Sherfy. One of the best relief appearances I have seen all season. 95-98 with movement and then a 83-85 SL with swing-and-miss. That's a closer profile right there, and he was commanding the ball in his first inning.
2) You just want me to talk about Reynaldo Lopez more, don't you?
3) What happens at the BP house, stays at the BP house.
4) Rogue Dead Guy! (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Reynaldo Lopez. Now that the season has ended, and everyone has had a chance to calm down a bit, what can you tell us about him?
(Ryan from MTL)
Lopez has an elite arm in terms of velocity, arm speed and plane. I think he showed ability to command in my viewing, and the body profiles similar to a Wily Peralta. The secondary pitches have a ways to go, but he replicates the arm speed and action and flashed at least average. We need to see if the velocity can hold long-term, and whether he can stay healthy for an entire season. He has plenty of risk involved, but the arm is extremely talented. By the way, Lopez is absolutely taller and heavier than his listed size, which I keep seeing people throwing around. His measurements are outdated. (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)This was obviously a big year for Reynaldo Lopez. Did you catch any of his starts? What's the prognosis?
(AJ from Phoenix)
I did not, as he never made a start in Rome, which is my home turf. Tucker Blairís your man on this one. Check out his report. (Ethan Purser)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did you get to see Reynaldo Lopez pitch this year? Scouting his stats he looks pretty exciting. He wasn't included on many prospect lists going into 2014. Think he's a 2015 top 101 here at BP?
(mbovie from Baltimore)
I did not. Check the first answer where Tucker Blair's report is linked. I'm excited based off of his report. His name will certainly be in the mix, I'd imagine. (Ethan Purser)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Nationals one of the more underrated farm systems? Besides having the best pitcher in the minors, they seem to have a lot of toolsy, high-upside type of guys. And they have Reynaldo Lopez.
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I think they are, partially because I was able to watch Hagerstown all season.

3 impact arms in Gioltio, Lopez, Cole
Nick Pivetta and Jake Johansen have ability
Rafael Bautista, Wilmer Difo, Drew Ward

It's a nice group, and that was basically only Hagerstown. Pedro Severino is a solid defense-first C for Potomac, and they still have a few guys like Brian Goodwin, Matt Skole, etc that could potentially provide impact. (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Congrats on being first on the explosion of Reynaldo Lopez...How high would you place R Him on the offseason prospect rankings both for Washington and nationally? Would he be in the top 100 conversation?
(Festivus313 from Pittsburgh)
Thanks, although I should note that the industry has known about Reynaldo a lot longer than I have. As always.

I think very highly of Reynaldo. He is a no doubt top 100 for me. Elite FB command along with present command and potential for plus command? That is a ridiculous combination and does not even factor in the potential average + secondary offerings. I know prospects tend to be "buzzed" too high, but this is seriously one of the best arms I watched all year. He deserves the buzz. (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Rank this dominican arms Domingo German michael feliz Alex reyes and Reynaldo lopez.
(Jeffrey from New York)
1. Reynaldo Lopez
2. Alex Reyes
3. Domingo German
4. Michael Feliz (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite breakout prospect candidates for 2015?
(Festivus313 from Pittsburgh)
So many to choose from (i'm going to miss a ton here):

Manuel Margot - Red Sox - I think his breakout season was "technically" this season, but the natural bat to ball ability is ridiculous with him. Red Sox have a big-time talent here.

Josh Hart - Orioles - Poor numbers but the tools are all there. I expect to see more from him in the future.

Can I still choose Reynaldo Lopez?

One other guy I really liked in my brief stint: Marlins Michael Mader - live arm that is one to watch. Don't think it's top 101 worthy, but he could be a solid starter prospect. (Tucker Blair)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Name your favorite "sleeper" Nationals prospect and your favorite Carolina League "sleeper"? Also, are you watching Reynaldo Lopez in-person tomorrow night?
(NatsGM from THE NatsGM Studios)
I'm going to try my best to make it. Unfortunately, I am a Ravens fan and they play tomorrow. Spare me your miserable jabs and comments please. I've had enough this week.

Spencer Kieboom is a 23yo C in Low-A, but I know the Nats like him and he's a potential backup type. I think more role 4 than anything. He's under the radar because of his age, but he's not an org guy. Also, 60 grade last name. (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Besides Giolito and Cole, and now that Souza and Taylor have both played in MLB, is there a Nats minor league prospect worth talking about?
(Charlie from Rockville)
I have heard Reynaldo Lopez has been hitting triple digits. (CJ Wittmann)

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