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Jorge Lopez

#28 | RHP
Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals
Jorge Lopez
Name: Jorge Yabiel Lopez
Born: Feb 10, 1993 in Caguas, Puerto Rico
High School: Caguas Military Academy, Gurabo, P.R.
Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
201978.26.751.583.209.04
Career144.15.991.573.497.92
Drafted in the 2nd round (70th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011 (signed for $690,000)
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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