2023 Player Outlook
Pablo Lopez, who was acquired from the Marlins for first baseman Luis Arraez, gives the Twins another experienced arm and immediately upgrades an already deep starting rotation. The 26-year-old Lopez with an elite changeup has developed into a quality big league starter over the past three seasons, pitching to a 3.52 ERA with a 25% strikeout rate, a 7% walk rate, and a 47.4% ground-ball rate in 340 innings. Last season he pitched a career-high 180 innings for the Marlins as he went 10-10 with a 3.75 ERA/1.17 WHIP. He struck out 174 batters while only allowing 53 walks and has a solid chance of being the Twins' Opening Day starter.