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Wilton Lopez P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 292 305.3 16 17 11 3.54 0.6
Birth Date7-19-1983
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age36 years, 2 months, 24 days
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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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2009 HOU MLB 8 2 19.3 0 2 0 32 8 9 4 97 14.9 3.7 1.9 4.2 0% .373 2.07 6.20 8.38 121 7.38 158.2 -0.4
2010 HOU MLB 68 0 67.0 5 2 1 66 5 50 4 93 8.9 0.7 0.5 6.7 0% .305 1.06 2.60 2.96 85 3.35 75.6 1.2
2011 HOU MLB 73 0 71.0 2 6 0 72 18 56 6 100 9.1 2.3 0.8 7.1 0% .307 1.27 3.39 2.79 104 4.96 115.4 -0.2
2012 HOU MLB 64 0 66.3 6 3 10 61 8 54 4 98 8.3 1.1 0.5 7.3 0% .297 1.04 2.74 2.17 89 3.75 86.1 0.8
2013 COL MLB 75 0 75.3 3 4 0 88 18 48 6 111 10.5 2.2 0.7 5.7 0% .331 1.41 3.53 4.06 104 5.08 121.7 -0.4
2014 COL MLB 4 0 6.3 0 0 0 18 0 4 3 122 25.6 0.0 4.3 5.7 0% .517 2.84 7.99 11.37 129 8.62 211.4 -0.3
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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 LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 GRL A MDW 2 0 1.7 0 1 0 4 1 2 0 21.2 5.3 0.0 10.6 0% .500 2.94 2.88 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2004 STA A- NYP 2 0 3.0 0 0 0 5 1 2 2 15.0 3.0 6.0 6.0 0% .273 2.00 12.79 12.00 0 0.00 0.0
2004 TAM A+ FSL 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% .400 1.50 2.72 4.50 0 0.00 0.0
2007 FTW A MDW 22 0 30.0 1 0 0 34 2 17 2 97 10.2 0.6 0.6 5.1 0% .323 1.20 3.32 3.30 94 5.33 109.3
2007 LEL A+ CLF 22 0 20.7 2 1 3 35 1 19 3 98 15.2 0.4 1.3 8.3 0% .444 1.74 3.96 6.09 92 6.11 125.4
2008 LEL A+ CLF 30 0 30.7 2 1 12 34 4 26 0 98 10.0 1.2 0.0 7.6 0% .358 1.24 2.56 2.64 88 5.62 115.0
2008 SAN AA TXS 27 0 38.3 0 2 0 41 9 24 2 87 9.6 2.1 0.5 5.6 0% .310 1.31 3.53 4.93 94 4.57 93.5
2008 POR AAA PCL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 95 9.0 18.0 0.0 9.0 0% .333 3.00 7.48 9.00 105 6.08 124.4
2008 PES Wnt AFL 14 0 16.0 1 1 1 20 4 16 3 11.3 2.3 1.7 9.0 0% .362 1.50 5.70 5.06 0 0.00 0.0
2009 HOU MLB NL 8 2 19.3 0 2 0 32 8 9 4 97 14.9 3.7 1.9 4.2 0% .373 2.07 6.20 8.38 121 7.38 158.2
2009 CCH AA TXS 29 15 110.3 4 5 0 133 13 69 8 117 10.9 1.1 0.7 5.6 0% .331 1.32 3.32 4.73 84 5.45 114.7
2009 PES Wnt AFL 6 5 19.3 3 1 0 19 3 13 0 8.9 1.4 0.0 6.1 0% .317 1.14 3.51 3.73 0 0.00 0.0
2010 HOU MLB NL 68 0 67.0 5 2 1 66 5 50 4 93 8.9 0.7 0.5 6.7 0% .305 1.06 2.60 2.96 85 3.35 75.6
2010 ROU AAA PCL 3 0 5.0 2 1 0 8 0 2 0 14.4 0.0 0.0 3.6 0% .400 1.60 2.78 5.40 0 0.00 0.0
2011 HOU MLB NL 73 0 71.0 2 6 0 72 18 56 6 100 9.1 2.3 0.8 7.1 0% .307 1.27 3.39 2.79 104 4.96 115.4
2012 HOU MLB NL 64 0 66.3 6 3 10 61 8 54 4 98 8.3 1.1 0.5 7.3 0% .297 1.04 2.74 2.17 89 3.75 86.1
2012 OKL AAA PCL 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 18.0 0.0 9.0 4.5 0% .250 2.00 15.66 13.50 115 4.64 96.6
2013 COL MLB NL 75 0 75.3 3 4 0 88 18 48 6 111 10.5 2.2 0.7 5.7 0% .331 1.41 3.53 4.06 104 5.08 121.7
2014 COL MLB NL 4 0 6.3 0 0 0 18 0 4 3 122 25.6 0.0 4.3 5.7 0% .517 2.84 7.99 11.37 129 8.62 211.4
2014 CSP AAA PCL 23 1 43.3 1 2 0 58 6 35 4 115 12.0 1.2 0.8 7.3 0% .375 1.48 3.76 4.57 82 5.17 109.4
2015 BLJ Rk GCL 1 0 1.3 0 1 0 6 0 1 1 40.5 0.0 6.8 6.8 0% .625 4.50 11.55 27.00 96 9.60 210.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 335 0.4657 0.4925 0.8485 0.6987 0.3128 0.8532 0.8393 0.1515
2010 931 0.5424 0.4995 0.7742 0.6475 0.3239 0.8257 0.6522 0.2258
2011 1086 0.4834 0.5074 0.7822 0.6552 0.3690 0.8517 0.6667 0.2178
2012 915 0.5290 0.5235 0.7912 0.6612 0.3689 0.8500 0.6730 0.2088
2013 1122 0.4822 0.5517 0.8061 0.7116 0.4028 0.8883 0.6709 0.1939
2014 109 0.5596 0.4954 0.9074 0.6557 0.2917 0.9000 0.9286 0.0926
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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
2014-07-01 - Minors - - Right Elbow Loose Bodies -
2014-02-23 2014-03-01 Camp 6 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-07-30 2012-08-04 DTD 5 4 Right Elbow Tightness - -
2012-06-11 2012-07-09 15-DL 28 26 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament - -
2012-03-10 2012-03-25 Camp 15 0 Right Forearm Soreness - -
2011-05-20 2011-05-20 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2011-04-14 2011-05-03 15-DL 19 16 Right Elbow Nerve Injury Ulnar Neuritis -
2010-09-11 2010-09-24 DTD 13 12 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-10-02 2009-10-05 DTD 3 3 Face Surgery Root Canal 2009-10-02
2004-07-26 2004-08-16 Minors 21 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TOR $
2014 COL $2,200,000
2013 COL $1,762,500
2012 HOU $515,500
2011 HOU $442,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$4,920,000
4 yrTotal$4,920,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 49 dLegacy Sports1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/17/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$2.2M (2014). Signed by Colorado 1/16/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Colorado 6/9/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/13/14. Contract selected by Colorado 6/21/14. Refused assignment by Colorado 10/4/14.
  • 1 year/$1.7625M (2013). Signed by Colorado 1/16/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.5155M (2012). Re-signed by Houston 2/24/12. Acquired by Colorado in trade from Houston 12/4/12.
  • 1 year/$0.442M (2011). Re-signed by Houston 2/2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Houston 2/24/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by San Diego 2/27/09. Claimed by Houston off waivers from San Diego 4/10/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by San Diego 11/19/07. Re-signed by San Diego 3/3/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 3/3/07 (minor-league contract).
  • Voluntarily retired 3/05 2/07, released by NY Yankees 3/1/07.
  • Signed by NY Yankees 2002 as an amateur free agent from Nicaragua.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-12-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Wilton Lopez to the Rockies; your general thoughts on the trade? Specifically, did it surprise you that Colorado, considering how hard their park (or elevation, really) makes it for them to attract pitchers, gave up on Alex White and his mid-90's sinker so early in his career? Should Astros' fans be worried that he's damaged goods or something? And how good of a player should we expect to lose as the PTBNL?
(Ashitaka1110 from Houston, TX)
Feel like the Astros are selling high on W Lopez and buying low on White, so I like the deal for Houston. Not really sure why COL makes that deal, though -- are they a late-inning reliever away from winning that division or the Wild Card? I guess they had to do SOMETHING to shore up that 'pen though, so it makes sense. And they seem like they're done with White as a project, so maybe it works out for both sides.

As far as the PTBNL, well, since I'm sure Kevin Goldstein had I say in compiling that list, I bet HOU gets a solid ballplayer. (Ian Miller)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who closes in Houston?
(floydwicker from San Francisco)
Boy. Wilton Lopez, maybe? So says Jason Martinez of MLB Depth Charts, who spends his days monitoring these things so the rest of us don't have to. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Ben, I think that the question-er was hinting at the pending deal between the Phillies and Astros that has Wilton Lopez being sent to Phillies for prospects. Most people, ok fine, some people are wondering who Astros have left in the bullpen to close if Lopez is indeed dealt.
(jlarsen from chicago)
Oh! Excuse my ignorance of recent rumors--today has been busy. In that case...man. Wesley Wright had one save last year. That makes him the incumbent! (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The closer carousel has already begun. What current closers should be looking over their shoulders and who will they see?
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I'll give you three names:

Most likely: Brett Myers I think he'll be traded and that Fernando Rodriguez or Wilton Lopez take over.

Very likely: Grant Balfour Again, traded. Ryan Cook is the next in line.

The wild card: Fernando Rodney. Kyle Farnsworth could be back in early-to-mid June. Maybe the Rays just slide Farnsworth into the eighth inning spot but I wouldn't be too surprised if they gave Farnsworth the job back and let Rodney go into a set-up role. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I heard on an Astros podcast a few weeks ago that the team had Wilton Lopez throw pitches from the mound while blindfolded to try to get him to focus on his mechanics. Is this awesome or crazy? Best weird training/coaching story you've heard?
(Bill from Amsterdam)
A little of both.

No training story is popping to mind, but I do recall a Manny Ramirez preparation story. The legend goes like this: Ramirez's team was playing Roy Halladay. He told everyone that Halladay was going to throw him a curve, and when that happened, Manny was going to blast it. Two at-bats come and go, no curves, no hits. Third at-bat, Ramirez gets his curve and crushes it.

Tangibly related: Ken Ravizza had a ton of weird, funny little tricks he used with the Cal Fullerton baseball team. Read about those here. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Derek, who closes in Houston? (Wow, that's a question that is truly only relevant to fantasy players.) Will Lyon be given the chance to stay healthy and hold down the job based on his salary?
(GBSimons from Boise, ID)
I think Lyon is the favorite at this point, but maybe not the heavy favorite. Wilton Lopez, David Carpenter, and Juan Abreu will also be in the mix, possibly among others. Whoever starts with the job is the best bet to saves 25+ games. (Derek Carty)
2011-05-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you want in HOU for saves for the rest of the year?
(Dave M from Chicago)
I want Wilton Lopez. High strikeouts, high groundball rate, and low walk rate. His BABIP & LOB% stink right now, but that's in a small sample size. If not Lopez, then Melancon. (Jason Collette (note time))


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