Yankees 2012 16th round draft pick: Stefan Lopez 1


With their 16th round pick in the 2012 First-Year Player draft, the Yankees selected Stefan Lopez, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound, junior out of Southeastern Louisiana University.

Lopez, who just celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday, is coming off an amazing junior year after leading the nation in saves.┬áIn 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.


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