• Full name Jorge Yabiel López
  • Born 02/10/1993 in Caguas, Puerto Rico
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Caguas Military Academy
  • Debut 09/29/2015
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (70th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011 (signed for $690,000).
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    Lopez is the best prospect in Puerto Rico and could be the island's highest-drafted pitcher ever. (The current record-holder is Luis Atilano, 35th overall in 2003.) A volleyball player and track participant in the past, Lopez is a fine athlete who has plenty of projection remaining in his 6-foot-4, 180-pound frame. He's lanky, long and loose, with a fastball that sits 89-91 mph and touches 93 regularly. Lopez also stands out for having one of the best breaking balls scouts can recall for a Puerto Rican pitcher. He has flashed an above-average curve, which doesn't have true 12-to-6 rotation but isn't far off. At times it's short and tight, and he has a feel for it that belies his age and inexperience. Lopez's athletic ability has scouts optimistic about his ability to pick up larger improvements such as a changeup as well as nuances like fielding his position. He'll have to get stronger to make good on the projections scouts have for him.

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Career Transactions

  • RHP Jorge López assigned to ACL Cubs.
  • Chicago Cubs signed free agent RHP Jorge López to a minor league contract.
  • New York Mets released RHP Jorge López.
  • New York Mets designated RHP Jorge López for assignment.
  • Miami Marlins activated RHP Jorge López.
  • Miami Marlins activated RHP Jorge López.
  • Miami Marlins reassigned RHP Jorge López to the minor leagues.
  • Miami Marlins traded RHP Dylan Floro to Minnesota Twins for RHP Jorge López.
  • Miami Marlins traded RHP Dylan Floro to Minnesota Twins for RHP Jorge López.
  • Minnesota Twins activated RHP Jorge López from the restricted list.
  • Minnesota Twins placed RHP Jorge López on the restricted list.
  • Puerto Rico activated RHP Jorge López.

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