Diamondbacks To Sign Yoan Lopez
Good morning! The Diamondbacks are making more moves:
New at Baseball America: Diamondbacks agree to sign Cuban pitcher Yoan Lopez for $8.25 million http://t.co/iES8gk102N
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) January 13, 2015
Baseball America has more details on the 21-year-old Lopez:
Lopez was one of the more intriguing young arms in Cuba at the time he left the island. In Cuba, Lopez had thrown in the low-90s, but he added size and strength since then to his 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame and has touched the mid-90s. During his final season pitching in Cuba for Isla De La Juventud in Serie Nacional, Lopez posted a 3.12 ERA with a 28-11 K-BB mark in 49 innings in seven starts. When Lopez pitched in Cuba’s 18U national league in 2011, he had a 1.74 ERA in 77 2/3 innings with 88 strikeouts and 45 walks, ranking second in the league in both strikeouts and walks, and third in wild pitches (9).
They have some gifs at the link, too.