Taylor himself has been a key injury replacement for the Brewers this season. Their four-man first team of Christian Yelich, Jackie Bradley Jr., Lorenzo Cain, and Avisail Garcia have dealt with a variety of injuries this season. Ultimately, Taylor has played a role at each outfield spot, accounting for four percent of the playing time in left, five percent in center, and three percent in right. The 27-year-old is generally regarded as a strong defender, but he’s also posted a 111 wRC+ in exactly 100 plate appearances.
With Yelich, Bradley Jr., and Garcia all healthy right now, Taylor has not had as much playing time of late. In his absence, Pablo Reyes becomes the primary backup outfielder, but Jace Peterson, Daniel Robertson, and Lopes are capable of playing in the grass.
As for Lopes specifically, the 26-year-old right-hander has logged playing time in Majors with the Mariners in each of the past two seasons. He put together a .252/.315/.362 line across 279 plate appearances while mostly playing in the outfield corners. He has a .193/.308/.330 line at Triple-A this season.