After the games on Monday night, Reds right-handed pitching prospect Jose Lopez took to Twitter and announced that he has been promoted to Daytona from Dayton.
“Had a lot of fun playing for [Dayton] this season,” Lopez tweeted. “Excited to have some more fun in Florida with [Daytona].”
The most recent stretch has not been so kind to Lopez after a strong start to the season.
In June, Lopez posted a 1.67 ERA in six starts, while striking out 36 and walking just nine.
In April, batters were hitting just .237 against Lopez, and then just .187 in June.
However, July has been rough for the right-hander. In five starts, he has a 6.38 ERA and the league is hitting .314 against him. In May, he had a .325 batting average against.
As a whole this season with Dayton, Lopez struck out nine per nine innings, while walking just 2.5 per nine.
Lopez was originally a sixth round pick by the Reds in the 2014 draft out of Seton Hall. Some of the later selection was be due to his having Tommy John in 2014 and missing an entire season.
Though Lopez has the ability to miss bats, he also has shown to have hittable stuff. His K/9 totals are strong, between eight and ten, his H/9 totals are in the same pool. The command is solid, but the hits lead to an elevated WHIP for Lopez.
Prior to the injury, Lopez was mid- to high-90s with a solid slider.
Daytona returns to action on Wednesday after a day off on Tuesday. It is unclear if Lopez will start that game, but it would be his first day on full rest.