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Reynaldo Lopez is referenced in the following articles.
|2015 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects||BP Prospect Staff||2014-11-12|
|2015 Prospects: Washington Nationals Top 10 Prospects||Chris Mellen||2014-11-12|
|Monday Morning Ten Pack: September 2, 2014||BP Prospect Staff||2014-09-02|
|Monday Morning Ten Pack: August 25, 2014||BP Prospect Staff||2014-08-25|
|Eyewitness Accounts: August 21, 2014||Tucker Blair||2014-08-21|
|2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)||Reynaldo Lopez!!!!!!!!!! Where do you stand on his future...star 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)|
|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.
(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. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=205 (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)|
No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.