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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 257 1350.7 81 89 0 4.82 17.6
Birth Date12-14-1975
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
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ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2000 SDN MLB 6 6 24.7 0 3 0 40 13 17 5 .263 91 14.6 4.7 1.8 6.2 67% .412 .328 2.15 5.89 8.76 99 4.87 0.4
2002 BAL MLB 33 28 196.7 15 9 0 172 62 136 23 .266 98 7.9 2.8 1.1 6.2 47% .256 .235 1.19 4.22 3.57 96 3.59 4.4
2003 BAL MLB 26 26 147.0 7 10 0 188 43 103 24 .270 97 11.5 2.6 1.5 6.3 44% .340 .297 1.57 4.90 5.82 98 4.13 2.6
2004 BAL MLB 37 23 170.7 14 9 0 164 54 121 21 .266 106 8.6 2.8 1.1 6.4 48% .277 .236 1.28 4.32 3.59 92 3.76 3.7
2005 BAL MLB 35 35 209.3 15 12 0 232 63 118 28 .267 101 10.0 2.7 1.2 5.1 44% .291 .276 1.41 4.67 4.90 106 4.01 3.6
2006 BAL MLB 36 29 189.0 9 18 0 234 59 136 32 .262 109 11.1 2.8 1.5 6.5 45% .328 .275 1.55 4.95 5.90 91 3.38 5.0
2007 COL MLB 14 14 79.3 5 4 0 83 21 43 11 .254 112 9.4 2.4 1.2 4.9 49% .279 .250 1.31 4.69 4.42 102 4.72 0.9
2009 PHI MLB 7 5 30.0 3 1 0 42 11 19 3 .260 96 12.6 3.3 0.9 5.7 37% .375 .315 1.77 4.19 5.70 119 7.41 -0.6
2010 ARI MLB 33 33 200.0 7 16 0 227 56 116 37 .267 96 10.2 2.5 1.7 5.2 40% .287 .304 1.42 5.24 5.00 122 5.61 -0.8
2011 CHN MLB 26 16 97.7 6 6 0 116 29 54 18 .259 100 10.7 2.7 1.7 5.0 43% .302 .310 1.48 5.33 4.42 125 6.06 -1.2
2012 CHN MLB 4 0 6.3 0 1 0 8 5 2 0 .249 96 11.4 7.1 0.0 2.8 35% .308 .391 2.05 5.35 5.68 126 8.41 -0.3
CareerMLB2572151350.7818901506416865202.26510110.02.81.35.844%.299.2761.424.774.821044.3817.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1996 IDA Rk 15 14 71.0 4 4 1 76 34 72 3 .000 9.6 4.3 0.4 9.1 0% .000 .000 1.55 4.63 5.70
1997 CLN A 37 14 121.7 6 8 9 103 42 123 6 .000 7.6 3.1 0.4 9.1 0% .290 .000 1.19 3.18 3.18
1998 MOB AA 4 4 25.7 3 0 0 21 4 20 1 .000 7.4 1.4 0.4 7.0 0% -.800 .000 0.97 2.89 1.40
1999 MOB AA 28 28 169.3 10 8 0 187 58 138 14 .000 9.9 3.1 0.7 7.3 0% -.812 .000 1.45 3.86 4.41
2000 SDN MLB 6 6 24.7 0 3 0 40 13 17 5 .263 91 14.6 4.7 1.8 6.2 67% .412 .328 2.15 5.89 8.76
2000 LVG AAA 20 20 109.3 8 7 0 123 45 100 9 .000 10.1 3.7 0.7 8.2 0% -.735 .000 1.54 4.08 4.69
2001 LEL A+ 9 0 13.0 0 1 0 15 4 9 1 .000 10.4 2.8 0.7 6.2 0% -1.000 .000 1.46 4.29 0.69
2001 POR AAA 11 8 52.3 2 2 0 45 15 37 7 .000 7.7 2.6 1.2 6.4 0% -.644 .000 1.15 4.73 3.44
2001 Cul Wnt 14 14 86.7 10 2 0 67 31 69 4 .000 7.0 3.2 0.4 7.2 0% -.606 .000 1.13 2.63 2.49
2002 BAL MLB 33 28 196.7 15 9 0 172 62 136 23 .266 98 7.9 2.8 1.1 6.2 47% .256 .235 1.19 4.22 3.57
2003 BAL MLB 26 26 147.0 7 10 0 188 43 103 24 .270 97 11.5 2.6 1.5 6.3 44% .340 .297 1.57 4.90 5.82
2003 BOW AA 1 1 6.3 1 0 0 3 0 13 0 .000 4.3 0.0 0.0 18.6 0% .375 .000 0.48 -0.86 0.00
2003 Cul Wnt 8 8 40.3 1 5 0 47 23 31 6 .000 10.5 5.1 1.3 6.9 0% -.683 .000 1.74 4.67 4.69
2004 BAL MLB 37 23 170.7 14 9 0 164 54 121 21 .266 106 8.6 2.8 1.1 6.4 48% .277 .236 1.28 4.32 3.59
2005 BAL MLB 35 35 209.3 15 12 0 232 63 118 28 .267 101 10.0 2.7 1.2 5.1 44% .291 .276 1.41 4.67 4.90
2006 BAL MLB 36 29 189.0 9 18 0 234 59 136 32 .262 109 11.1 2.8 1.5 6.5 45% .328 .275 1.55 4.95 5.90
2006 MEX wor 2 2 7.1 0 2 0 6 1 4 2 .000 7.6 1.3 2.5 5.1 0% .190 .000 0.99 5.01 3.80
2007 COL MLB 14 14 79.3 5 4 0 83 21 43 11 .254 112 9.4 2.4 1.2 4.9 49% .279 .250 1.31 4.69 4.42
2007 CSP AAA 2 2 11.3 1 0 0 4 3 4 0 .266 110 3.2 2.4 0.0 3.2 45% .121 .098 0.62 3.62 2.39
2008 ROM A 1 1 2.0 0 1 0 8 2 1 2 .275 98 36.0 9.0 9.0 4.5 31% .545 .584 5.00 18.56 40.50
2008 BRA Rk 2 2 3.0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 .226 100 6.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 71% .286 .125 0.67 0.88 0.00
2009 PHI MLB 7 5 30.0 3 1 0 42 11 19 3 .260 96 12.6 3.3 0.9 5.7 37% .375 .315 1.77 4.19 5.70
2009 LEH AAA 18 18 100.3 7 5 0 122 14 71 9 .243 104 10.9 1.3 0.8 6.4 46% .342 .258 1.36 3.38 4.31
2010 ARI MLB 33 33 200.0 7 16 0 227 56 116 37 .267 96 10.2 2.5 1.7 5.2 40% .287 .304 1.42 5.24 5.00
2011 CHN MLB 26 16 97.7 6 6 0 116 29 54 18 .259 100 10.7 2.7 1.7 5.0 43% .302 .310 1.48 5.33 4.42
2011 GWN AAA 9 9 59.0 6 1 0 59 14 44 2 .256 94 9.0 2.1 0.3 6.7 48% .310 .237 1.24 3.00 2.59
2011 CUL Wnt 5 5 23.3 1 2 0 25 4 20 6 .000 9.6 1.5 2.3 7.7 0% .288 .000 1.24 4.91 5.01
2012 CHN MLB 4 0 6.3 0 1 0 8 5 2 0 .249 96 11.4 7.1 0.0 2.8 35% .308 .391 2.05 5.35 5.68
2012 IOW AAA 18 15 73.3 2 5 0 84 26 55 8 .273 89 10.3 3.2 1.0 6.8 42% .328 .291 1.50 4.69 5.28
2012 CUL Wnt 7 6 38.3 5 1 0 18 5 17 2 .000 4.2 1.2 0.5 4.0 0% .143 .000 0.60 3.26 0.94
2013 MEX int 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 4 1 4 0 .000 12.0 3.0 0.0 12.0 0% .500 .000 1.67 2.73 6.00

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 484 0.5785 0.4669 0.8540 0.6321 0.2402 0.8870 0.7347 0.1460
2010 3074 0.5416 0.4528 0.8779 0.6042 0.2740 0.9205 0.7668 0.1221
2011 1540 0.5019 0.4578 0.8511 0.6016 0.3129 0.9054 0.7458 0.1489
2012 103 0.5243 0.3398 0.8571 0.5000 0.1633 0.9259 0.6250 0.1429
Career52010.53290.45340.86730.6040.28020.9130.75480.1327

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-07-09 2009-07-20 DTD 11 7 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2009-04-13 2009-04-28 Minors 15 0 Right Elbow Strain -
2007-07-27 2007-10-29 60-DL 94 61 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John and Common Flexor Tendon 2007-08-23
2007-04-19 2007-05-29 15-DL 40 36 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2007-04-11 2007-04-18 DTD 7 6 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2006-09-18 2006-09-20 DTD 2 2 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps -
2003-05-02 2003-06-15 15-DL 44 39 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2003-04-13 2003-04-13 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Tear Middle Fingernail -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 ARI $650,000
2007 COL $4,325,000
2006 BAL $3,750,000
2005 BAL $2,375,000
2004 BAL $365,000
2003 BAL $325,000
2002 BAL $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$11,990,000
10 yrTotal$11,990,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
8 y 46 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/12/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 3/22/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 4/7/12. DFA by Chicago Cubs 4/23/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/31/11 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Atlanta 5/26/11.
  • 1 year/$0.65M (2010). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Arizona 4/3/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 3/5/09 (minor-league contract). $0.65M in majors. Performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 5, 10, 15, 20 starts. $25,000 each for 10, 20, 30, 40 relief appearances. Award bonuses. Contract purchased by Philadelphia 7/3/09. Released by Philadelphia 9/9/09
  • 1 year (2008), plus 2009 club option. Signed as a free agent 8/22/08 (minor-league contract). Released 11/08.
  • 1 year/$4.325M (2007). Acquired by Colorado in trade from Baltimore 1/07. Signed by Colorado 1/07 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $75,000 for 190 IP, $0.125M for 200 IP, $0.1M for 210 IP
  • 1 year/$3.75M (2006). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/06 (lost arbitration, $4.5M-$3.75M)
  • 1 year/$2.375M (2005). Re-signed by Baltimore 1/05 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses based on innings pitched.
  • 1 year/$0.365M (2004). Renewed by Baltimore 3/04
  • 1 year/$0.325M (2003). Renewed by Baltimore 3/03
  • Signed by San Diego 1995 as an amateur free agent from Mexico

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/25/2016 11:14 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
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Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 In some parts of Europe, the sight of a single magpie is considered a signal that misfortune is about to befall you. On a pitching staff, the sight of Lopez should be considered a signal that something bad has already happened. He's a dependably bad pitcher who can give you a fair amount of innings so long as you don't care one whit about the results. Teams with designs on contending, respectability, or just not giving up runs are advised to seek better options.
2012 A surprise 200-inning starter in Arizona in 2010, Lopez was only able to find a job in Gwinnett to start the 2011 season. After a trade to Chicago, he joined a rotation that may well have been weaker than the Braves' Triple-A squad and helped pick up some of the pieces left by injuries to Andrew Cashner and Randy Wells. Earning 1.0 WARP every 172 innings in his career, Lopez has actually translated his slop (sub-90 mph fastball, slider, and changeup, for the most part) into a useful career, and his lack of acknowledged success means that he should be available for a near-minimum salary. He's a good example of how a team can fairly easily find a player to produce more than notional “replacement level” if they are willing to forego the chance for future upside.
2011 Lopez had a paradoxical season, defining replacement level in terms of WARP while tallying exactly 200 innings. Generally speaking, replacement-level starters are not afforded the opportunity to make that many starts or toe the rubber for that many frames, but desperate times in Arizona called for desperate measures. At the age of 35, Lopez is exactly who we think he is: a durable right arm with no potential or upside, who sometimes looks decent enough to merit more action.
2010 Rodrigo Lopez threw enough strikes to get called up, but hitters caught up soon enough; signed with the Snakes to a minor-league deal.
2008 Clint Hurdle issued the fourth most intentional walks in the majors last year, which means you have to consider the IBB column when evaluating his pitchers. Nearly 40 percent of Lopez's 21 walks allowed were intentional, meaning his true K/BB ratio was better than 3-to-1, and his walk rate was below two per nine innings. That would have been a nice hook for his free agent pitch this winter, but two surgeries on his arm-to repair a torn flexor tendon and his ulnar collateral ligament-will keep him out until 2009.
2007 Lopez led the AL in earned runs allowed last year, joining past winners such as Jose Lima, Sidney Ponson, and Tanyon Sturtze. When the slider doesn`t bite anymore, you`ve got problems; when you`ve always relied on it as your out-pitch, those problems potentially become career-ending.
2006 Although on the one hand it looks like Lopez has followed an up-down pattern for the last four years, his peripheral ERAs over that time have all been between 4.30 and 4.90. Fundamentally, he`s an average pitcher, reliant on off-speed stuff and heavily dependent on location. That isn`t all bad, of course. Often it`s quite handy.
2005 The Orioles elected to start 2004 with a young rotation that included rookies Ainsworth, Bedard, and Riley, with Rodrigo Lopez left in the bullpen. With some grumbling, Lopez did his job, first becoming their best reliever, then stepping into the rotation when injuries hit to become their best starter. Back on the mound at the start of games, his performance was reminiscent of his almost-Rookie of the Year 2002 season. He won't have to grouse this spring; Lopez and Ponson are the only two starters who can comfortably claim to be starting in Baltimore in '05.
2004 There was the pitcher who was the runner-up for the Rookie of the Year Award, and then there was the pitcher we saw last year. Lopez threw a ton of innings in 2002, where a ton is defined as "338 innings between the start of winter ball in October 2001 and the end of the regular season in 2002." Lopez came into 2003 apparently worn out, and has yet to recover, as the 5.50 ERA he carried through his last six starts of 2002 extended through his 2003 season and into winter ball.
2003 It is certainly possible that the Orioles’ late swoon cost Lopez the Rookie of the Year award. However, he was part of the problem down the stretch, going 1–4 with a 5.80 ERA after going 14–5, 3.36 beforehand. More basically, where did he come from? Mexico, and no, that’s not a joke. San Diego released him after an injury-plagued 2001, even though he’d pitched well at Portland. He then had one of the best Winter League seasons of 2001, going 10–2 for Culiacan in the Mexican Pacific League, which doesn’t reflect his 5–0 record in the playoffs. In all, Lopez threw about 110 innings in winter ball, followed by 197 more in the 2002 season, and simply wore out. He’s not supposed to pitch for Culiacan this year, although he did pitch for the All-Star team in Japan.
2001 Rodrigo Lopez took a couple of turns through the revolving door before getting booted, and he wasn’t really successful. Then again, we’re talking about three games, including one in which he pitched well and another in which a bunch of guys hit seeing-eye grounders and soft drives that fell in front of charging outfielders. Having to evaluate pitchers on the fly is a tough job.

BP Articles

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-10-05 19:23:33 (link to chat)Where does the Phillies "Big Three" rank in terms of the best top 3 pitchers in one rotation in the last two decades or so?
(Ryan from Springfield, PA)
Towards the top, but slightly behind the 2005 Orioles C-Squared-L trio of Daniel Cabrera, Bruce Chen, and Rodrigo Lopez. (Roundtable Administrator)
2010-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm blinded by my Cubs fandom. Is Aramis Ramirez back now, or was it just a case of Snakes and pitching not mixing?
(mcquown from Chicago)
Remind me next season that if Rodrigo Lopez is in the rotation to pick the team for last place. Ramirez wasn't terrible in June, though it's a small sample, and he's looked great since he came back, though it's also a small sample. Probably worth keeping tabs on or tossing a flyer to if he's available due to someone else giving up in fantasy, but I'm not convinced in the real-world yet. (Marc Normandin)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneRyan (Springfield, PA): Where does the Phillies "Big Three" rank in terms of the best top 3 pitchers in one rotation in the last two decades or so?

Towards the top, but slightly behind the 2005 Orioles C-Squared-L trio of Daniel Cabrera, Bruce Chen, and Rodrigo Lopez.
(Eric Seidman)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Rodrigo Lopez threw 5,388 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Slider (80mph) and Sinker (89mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (81mph).