Lopez, who just celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday, is coming off an amazing junior year after leading the nation in saves. In 29.1 innigs this season, he posted a 0.61 ERA, 42 strikeouts and just five walks. Behind those numbers he was named to Louisville Slugger’s All-American second team, and was Southland Conference’s Relief Pitcher of the Year. His 20 saves this year and 30 saves overall set the conference single-season and all-time records.
His fastball is said to sit in the 91-92 mph range and touches 94 mph on occasion. He also throws a slider and changeup, but is primarily a one-pitch pitcher.