2022 Player Outlook
In 2021, you weren't considering Lopez for his dominating frame or immense power, but for his ability to get on-base and steal bases with ease. He hit two home runs last year, which should be considered a win, but the bigger wins were his .300 batting average, .365 OBP, 9.4 percent walk rate and his 22 stolen bases. He was caught stealing just one time. His xBA of .238 last year raises some eyebrows, but that's largely in part to an underwhelming batted ball profile. You know what you're getting with Lopez and there's safety in security. He'll provide a good batting average, even if it isn't last year's even .300 mark, and he's also shown that he's willing to take a walk, boosting his value in OBP setups. Where can his stolen base number get to? That's the big question with Lopez, and whether or not he's worth pushing up into the top 175-200 picks (ADP at time of writing is 216). I would say a safe floor is 18-20, but he has 25+ upside.