The Blue Jays call up INF Otto Lopez, per @antoniopuesan.
Born in DR and raised for several years in Montreal after his father’s teaching job took the Lopez family to Canada, Otto signed with the Blue Jays back in 2016 and has quietly put up numbers ever since.@BlueJays pic.twitter.com/y2Sf6mu4Cq
— Héctor Gómez (@hgomez27) August 17, 2021
Born in Santo Domingo and raised for several years in Montreal after his father’s teaching job took the Lopez family to Canada, Otto signed with the Blue Jays back in 2016 and has quietly put up numbers ever since. Starting in the Gulf Coast League in ’17, Lopez posted a slash line of .275/.361/.360, then stepped into a little more power in ’18 with Vancouver. Lopez’s breakout came in ’19 with Lansing, where he won the Class A Midwest League batting title with a .325 average while playing second base, shortstop and the corner outfields.Lopez does a little bit of everything, and does most of it quite well. His offensive profile is certainly hit-over-power, but he’s added some strength over the past year and is starting to impact the baseball with more authority. With good speed and athleticism, Lopez can also be a threat on the bases and fill the gaps in the outfield. As one of the most versatile players in the organization, Lopez has super-utility potential, which opens up several different avenues for him to reach the Major Leagues. His arm plays well enough at infield and outfield positions, too.