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Romelio Lopez, rhp

School: Conroe HS. Class: Sr.
Hometown: Conroe, Texas.
B-T: R-R Ht.: 6-6 Wt.: 245 Birthdate: 10/10/83
College Commitment: None.
Scouting Report: Lopez has one of the more intriguing backgrounds among the draft's top prospects. He reportedly turned down $800,000 to sign out of his native Venezuela two years ago. He moved to Texas last summer and was ineligible to pitch this spring until one of his parents established residency. He made just two starts, showing a huge body (6-foot-6, 245 pounds) and huge fastball (94-97 mph). He's all arm strength right now, but those numbers got him noticed. He went to the Perfect Game predraft workout in mid-May and threw more in the low 90s, but he starred at the plate and showed tape-measure power. There's some question about how old he is, and a four-year college isn't an option.

2002 Statistics

W

L

ERA

G

SV

IP

H

BB

SO

1

1

5.44

3

0

9

12

7

17

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