The Brewers have claimed outfielder Tim Lopes off waivers from the Mariners, according to a Seattle press release. Lopes was designated for assignment earlier this week to create roster space for the Mariners’ acquisition of Chris Flexen.
Lopes made his MLB debut in 2019 and saw quite a bit of action for the Mariners last season, appearing in 46 of 60 games as part of Seattle’s unsettled corner outfield mix. Over 279 career plate appearances at the big league level, Lopes has hit .252/.315/.362, and he has also stolen 11 bases in 14 attempts.
The large majority of Lopes’ playing time at the Major League level has come as an outfielder, though unusually, he spent almost no time playing outfield in the minors, playing mostly as a second baseman with significant amounts of experience also at third base and shortstop. As such, the 26-year-old Lopes can bring quite a bit of versatility to a Brewers roster that has a lot of unanswered questions around the diamond. The Brewers have valued multi-positional bench types in the past, and Lopes could be seen as a potential super-utility candidate for Milwaukee’s bench.
More like Tim Nopes am I right boys? (Yes it’s a boring day off)
But if I am being serious I like this move for them a lot. Everybody could use a versatile defender.
Yes,I like this as another shrewd move for the Brewers. A jack of all trades in the field and a fairly productive guy w the bat & on the bases.
He’s Sogard, only younger.
And all Brewer fans scream shaking their heads while running away as fast as they can. .
Looks like the Mariners are the Brewers farm club!! If Lopes makes your roster 1/3 of your lineup will be ex Seattle players!
Keep in mind Lopes has a pretty SSS overall – 97 games in 19’ and 20’ combined. Imo He’s a decent hitter, gets his share of dbl’s he’ll leg out some INF hits. I wouldn’t say he’s fast but he could get you 15-20 SB a season. I’d describe his bat as being marginally better than former Mariner Benny Gamel. Again, SSS but nothing special.
As far as Jack of all trades, that term might flatter him- when you consider he came up as an INF he was actually surprisingly good for us in LF but he was league average at 2nd and 3rd. In his 97g he was really poor in RF and SS. He did excel at DH though. Just kidding!! Not exactly a glowing review of Lopes I know but he’s the type of kid that can win over fans because of his “Johnny hustle” type character and overall underdog story. All the best- Mariners fan
Whatever happened to that Tim Dillard fellow, he was very amusing!
He’s been pitching in the Rangers organization the last couple of years. He pitched in the American Association last year and is now a free agent.
Next up: Marmolejos.
Followed by Sam Haggerty and Robert Dugger.
Not Haggerty unless they sign a middle infielder. If JP gets hurt, Moore goes to SS and you only have Long at 2B. Walton can play 2B, but he has yet to show that he’s major league material.
I think Haggerty being a switch-hitter and able to play SS is the reason Lopes got axed first. I’m not so sure he’s on the chopping block.
I’m a little surprised Sadler has made this far.
I’m not surprised with Sadler. Dipoto burned innings and roster spots to audition relievers last season. It would have been a waste to cut them all. Sadler had a good FIP on a sss in his stint with the Mariners. He offers a mix, with a good curveball out of the pen.
he played independant ball while under contract with the Rangers earlier this year.
Pchh.. DET is definitely way better off w/out his services and 3 remaining options ..They have guys like: Stewart, Demmerite, Hill, Bonifacio, & Alcantara.. yeeah no thanks.
George hubschman, roto imbeciles
Maybe we should call Tim Dillard the second coming of Andy VanHekken who made 5 MLB starts in 2002 and then hung on in Triple-A and the Korean and Japanese leagues until 2018.
Now this is a move I can get behind instead of these guys they signed last year. Now they need to sign Franco to be the regular third baseman. I like the idea of Taylor, Lopes, and Urias as the bench going into the season. Wouldnt mind seeing them get Myers as the first baseman. They do those moves I think that could be a decent off-season without spending a lot of money. it would definitely add some pop without the defense suffering. I know people don’t like Nottingham but we might be better off with him and Naverez behind the plate. Maybe see if you can get Pina in a Sunny Gray trade or Blake Snell trade. Ok time for people to pile on my ideas .
Agree with your last sentence.
The guy from the Bad News Bears? Oh NM…
That’s Timmy Lupus and there are no reports that he is a booger eating moron.
Im very curious as to why the Orioles passed on this guy.
I think we all had that one kid in the neighborhood who could just play. Didn’t matter where you put him or what you were playing, the kid could play.
Lopes was probably that kid in his neighborhood.
Lopes looks like a decent 4th outfielder with the ability to play 2B and 3B. He has above average speed and could steal 20-25 bases if he played as a regular. He’s a 26th player on the mlb roster, and can serve as depth at AAA.
But if he is the 26th player, would he be playing a lot?
The key word was IF. I was speaking more towards a gauge to his basestealing and pinch running ability, if he were to become a regular, due to injuries, or moves.
He isn’t good enough defensively for regular duty, and though he can hit the gaps occasionally, he lacks power and is a RHH. Seattle’s probably more interested in LHHs.
Still a perfectly fine bench piece and I could see him helping Milwaukee.
I think this is a great deal for this team. Especially losing Braun. With Yelich in the outfield, Lopes makes it better.
Is he related to Davey?
Tim lopes is a doubles machine and a very cool guy
In the true sense of ‘cool’ he is a kool guy, yet he seems to have little fan following. He has good/OK numbers for today’s game yet when let go there was little noise…He is the real deal and the BrewCrew scored.