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Eduar Lopez

Born: 02/21/1995 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 180
Mechanics
Arm Action: Clean, free and easy arm stroke, some shortness to path, plus arm speed

Delivery: Average leg kick; drop-and-drive, long stride, moderate effort to high three-quarter release, pronounced body tilt

Body: Stocky build, square frame, narrow shoulders with barrel chest, shorter torso; thick lower half
Evaluator Adam Hayes
Report Date 08/18/2016
Affiliate Hudson Valley Renegades (Short Season, Rays)
Dates Seen 7/13/16
OFP 40
Realistic 30: Organizational Arm
MLB ETA 2019
Video Yes
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
FB 60 65 91-94 94 Downhill plane from high release point, occasional cut, plays mostly straight; held velocity in stretch and throughout duration of outing, control ahead of command, heavy arm-side use; should play up in shorter stints
CB 40 60 81 82 11-5 shape, sharp, two-plane break; putaway pitch, induces below-zone chases; shows feel for maintaining shape, lacks control in zone
CH 30 40 88 89 Hard with little separation from fastball; sinker-like action with sharp fade; limited use; gains in separation from fastball would help pitch play up
CONTROL 30 50     Has steadily improved walk rate; locates fastball for strikes, struggles to command off-speed offerings for strikes without chasing

COMMAND: 30/40
Fastball inconsistent in zone with arm-side tendency; generates consistent shape with the curve; change stays mostly arm-side with inconsistent feel
Overall

Acquired from the Angels at the 2015 trade deadline for David DeJesus, Lopez is a stocky righty with a plus fastball and the potential for a plus curve. The fastball sits plus at present with downhill plane and slight cutting action. He's capable of holding velocity into the later innings, though he struggles to command the pitch. There's room to add velocity in shorter stints. The curve shows plus with sharp, two-plane break. He generates chases below the zone, but does not consistently locate the pitch in-zone. The change is seldom used, with little separation from his fastball at present and sinker-like fading action. The fastball-curve mix should play well out of a bullpen; changeup development that is unlikely to progress to average utility makes that his likely landing spot.

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