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    Projections: #17 Yoan LopezMatt Kartozian-USA TODAY SportsIf familiar with this
    series go ahead and skip to poll. If not, please read on.This series of articles
    will run from now until shortly before opening day. The purpose is to crowd
    source the D-Backs fans of this website to get a sense of how they feel about
    the prospects of each individual player on the 40 man roster. For this exercise
    I will only be using rate (average) stats and poll the readers on their sense of
    direction for that player’s level of basic performance, regardless of playing
    time expectations.I’m not including defense and base running, so no WAR here, as
    that is playing time dependent. You will be given two poll options:The player
    will either exceed the projection or under perform the projection by 5% for
    hitters OPS or 10% for pitchers ERA/FIP.There is no middle option to vote on.
    (Otherwise the majority of votes would end up agreeing with the projection).What
    I am looking for is if you are forced to indicate your sense of direction for
    the player, is it well over or under the projection?Other Points of
    note:Projections are the average of Steamer and ZIPS projections.(Click through
    for original tables)The projections draw on 3 or 4 year samples, weighting most
    recent seasons the heaviest, but I’m just showing 2018 and career statsin mini
    table below for simplicityThe player’s name is high lighted with a link to the
    player’s Baseball-Reference page.Click on that to see more player history and
    detailAge is the 2019 player age.Polls will run until mid March, so if you miss
    a player,you can go to the story stream box on the front page andfind a player
    you might have missed .Please let us know in the comments section your thoughts
    behind your vote. Thanks !CONTEXT YOAN LOPEZ ,Age 26Yoan Lopez has a projection
    for a 3.87 ERA/ 3.80 FIP.Is he likely to come in Over or Under? PHOENIX (AP) —
    The Colorado Rockies still have a shot at the postseason heading into the final
    week of the regular season after a three-game sweep of Arizona.Kyle Freeland
    extended his unbeaten streak to 10
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    , and the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 2-0 Sunday to
    stay 1½ games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West and 1½ games back of
    St. Louis for the NL’s second wild card.“Arizona’s lineup, we all know it can
    wake up at any moment and throw four or five runs on you whenever,” Freeland
    said. “We’re in a tight race and trying to get this last win to sweep them, but
    it was fun out there.”Colorado allowed three runs during the sweep.“You can’t
    win without starting pitching over the long haul, over the 162, and I think
    we’re proving that and it’s been awesome,” Rockies manager Bud Black
    said.Arizona lost for the seventh time in eight games and was eliminated from
    contention in the NL West and wild-card race. The Diamondbacks led the division
    entering the final month but are 5-16 in September.“I know we have that little
    ‘e’ next to our name, and that hurts,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said.
    “I’ll digest it and make sure that this team is ready to play against the
    Dodgers who are in a race. We know what’s at stake for them, and we’re not going
    to lay down.”Freeland (16-7) allowed seven hits in seven innings, struck out six
    and walked
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    , lowering his ERA to 2.84. He is 7-0 since an Aug. 1 loss at
    St. Louis.Nolan Arenado hit an RBI double in the third and Gerardo Parra had a
    run-scoring single in the fifth.Zach Godley (14-11) lost his fourth straight,
    allowing six hits and three walks in five innings.Freeland got out of a
    first-and-third jam in the seventh, retiring Eduardo Escobar on an inning-ending
    popout.“He’s done tremendous work as a second-year pitcher in this league and I
    can’t praise him enough for what he’s done for this group,” Black said.After
    Adam Ottavino walked a pair of batters with one out in the eighth, Seunghwan Oh
    struck out A.J. Pollock and retired Ketel Marte on a flyout.Wade Davis got three
    straight outs for his NL-leading 41st save in 47 chances. Davis tied the Rockies
    single-season saves record, shared by Greg Holland (2017) and José Jiménez
    (2002).“We just weren’t able to play good enough,” Diamondbacks slugger Paul
    Goldschmidt said. “It wasn’t like we made mistakes or didn’t care. The effort
    was there, the preparation was there, just the performance wasn’t good
    enough.”BLACKMON ROLLINGCharlie Blackmon led off the game with a single to
    shallow center that extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15
    games.OTTO-MATICOttavino set the Rockies season record for strikeouts as a
    reliever with his 108th in the eighth inning.FINAL WEEK PLANLovullo said he
    might rest some regulars and take a look at other players during the last week.
    Arizona is 79-77.“I’m sure everybody in that room wants to finish over .500, I
    think that would be a nice accomplishment,” he said.TRAINER’S ROOMRockies: Black
    didn’t announce his starting lineup until 45 minutes before first
    pitch http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/authentic-david-ross-jersey ,
    waiting to see how All-Star shortstop Trevor Story looked in an on-field
    workout. Story hit, took ground balls and made strong throws to first base, but
    Garrett Hampson started at shortstop. Story, who left last Monday’s game with a
    right elbow injury, missed his fifth straight game.Black said Story is “real
    close” to a return.Diamondbacks: RF Steven Souza Jr. left after the fourth
    inning with lower back spasms.UP NEXTRockies: After going 44-37 on the road,
    Colorado opens its final homestand with LHP Tyler Anderson (6-9) scheduled to
    face Philadelphia and Zach Eflin (11-7) on Monday.Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray
    (6-2) is scheduled to start Monday’s series opener against the visiting Los
    Angeles Dodgers, who go with star LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-5, 2.45). Ray has
    allowed three runs or fewer in each of his last nine starts.