While there wasn’t a minor league season for Alejo Lopez to participate in during this past summer, he’s taking advantage of the opportunity to play for the Sutlanes de Monterrey in the Mexican Winter League for the second year in a row.

On Thursday night he put together a big game for the Sultanes, going 5-6 with two doubles. The big night for the switch hitter pushed his average through 10 games this winter league to .415. That’s the second best average in the league. He’s been having a strong go of it, showing off some extra-base pop along the way. He now has five doubles and a home run in his 10 games, posting a .415/.444/.610 line.

In 2019, Alejo Lopez played in 28 games during the winter league in Mexico. He hit for a solid average – .269 – but he slugged just .312 with a double an da home run in 105 plate appearances. That power has most certainly gotten better this winter, with three times as many extra-base hits in just over a third of the plate appearances.

During the 2019 season, Alejo Lopez spent the entire year with the Daytona Tortugas. He played in 124 games and hit .287/.353/.347 in his 539 plate appearances. The 27th round selection in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, Lopez played a majority of his time at second base for Daytona. This season with Monterrey, he’s only played second base in his 10 games. Last year in his time with Monterrey he split duties between both second and third base – playing in 13 games at second, and then 10 more at third base.

3 Responses

  1. MK

    One thing I liked about Lopez at Dayton was he was consistent. Even if he didn’t hit his energy was high bile doing the little things to win.

  2. Redsvol

    Doug – who do you think gets non-tendered this fall? I know the deadline is a ways off but I’m somewhat encouraged that talent will be available from players with options declined and non-tenders. If the team isn’t being forced to make draconian cuts, Reds could get some good players at very reasonable $. Depends on whether experienced major leagues are willing to play for 1-1.5$ million or will they just pack it in and call it a career.

    • Doug Gray

      I honestly don’t know. The Reds budget could play an enormous role in it. I, unfortunately, don’t think the Reds are going to be adding anyone of note, cheap prices or not.