2022 Player Outlook
Lopez took a nice step forward in 2021, finishing the season with a 3.07 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP while striking out 115 over 102.2 innings. What made his season unique was the extreme split stats that he had, finishing with a 2.34 ERA at home while his road ERA stat a full TWO runs higher at 4.34. To me, this is certainly a bit of a red flag but he is fortunate that his home ballpark is a bit more pitcher-friendly. That said, the National League now uses the DH so we will have to see how he fairs facing a tougher lineup. Lopez is being taken among the Top 35 starters right now in most standard league formats.