Dariel Lopez Putting In The Work To Improve Defensively

Defense is an often overlooked and forgotten part of the development path when it comes to prospects. As the information available continues to grow, many tend to skew their observations to the offensive side of things.

By all accounts, Dariel Lopez is starting to show signs of mastering High-A with Greensboro, at least offensively.

Dariel Lopez Continues To Answer Each Challenge Given

On the defensive side of things, Lopez remains a curious case, as his high error totals in each of the last two years would be concerning in a lot of cases.

However, just about anyone who has watched Lopez on a consistent basis sees the potential, especially looking past the errors. While in Bradenton in 2021, Lopez was named the best defensive third base...

PREMIUM CONTENT

 

Pirates Prospects has been independently covering the Pittsburgh Pirates and their farm system since 2009. All of our content on this site -- a site that features no advertisements and only our content -- is made possible from subscriptions. Your support allows this unique media company to continue doing what we do best -- and as an added bonus, you'll get to read the rest of this article. Learn more about a Pirates Prospects subscription.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please check your account page to verify your subscription status.

Subscribe
Notify of
2 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
capirate

Derek Jeter is not one of the better defensive shortstops to ever play. He won 5 gold gloves mostly because he was a good hitter and made a couple of memorable defensive plays in the playoffs. Plus he played in New York City and for the Yankees. Those two facts alone probably earned him three gold gloves!

mpg43952

He’s got to grind his way through it, he’ll be better for the struggle.

Most Voted Comments

Menu
2
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x