López, whose father (retired) and late mother were doctors, was accepted into medical school at the age of 16, but opted to pursue his baseball career...López spoke four languages when he graduated high school: Spanish, English, Italian, and Portuguese. His English and Spanish remain fluent, but in the years since graduating he has lost some of his Italian and Portuguese skills.
Pablo José López made just 21 starts in 2019, missing over two months on the Injured List with a right shoulder strain. He went 5-8 with a 5.09 ERA (111.1 ip/63 er) overall...His 2.19 BB/9 ratio this season was the 13th-lowest in Franchise history (min. 21 GS)...He posted a 3-3 record with a 3.39 ERA (63.2/24), a .229 average against, and 54 strikeouts in 11 starts at Marlins Park, compared to 2-5 with a 7.36 ERA (47.2/39), a .299 average against, and 41 strikeouts in 10 road starts...His ERA at Marlins Park was the 12th-best (min. 11 GS) by a Marlin since the venue opened in 2012...Allowed career highs in hits (10) and runs (10) in an 11-2 loss on May 10 at Citi Field, then bounced back with best outing of his career, also against the Mets, on May 18 at Marlins Park, shutting them out over a career-best 7.0 innings, allowing just one hit and tying his career high with seven strikeouts. He retired 14 straight batters after a lead-off double to start that game...He was just the second pitcher since 1913 to allow 10+ hits and runs in a start and then respond with 7.0+ innings of one or zero hits in his next start, joining Jeff Samardzija in 2015 for the White Sox (10 runs, 11 hits Sept. 14 vs. OAK; 1-hit shutout Sept. 21 at DET). Lopez was the only pitcher since 1906 to accomplish the feat when facing the same opponent in both starts. - Elias Sports Bureau...On June 4 at Milwaukee, he scattered three hits and a walk, with seven strikeouts, across 6.0 shutout innings in a 16-0 victory. It was just the seventh time in Club history that a starter has been in the game for 15+ runs of support (team record is 18)...On September 11 vs. Milwaukee, issued a season-high four walks, snapping a streak of eight straight starts allowing one-or-zero walks. The stretch was tied for the fourth-longest streak by a starter in Club history, behind Ricky Nolasco (13), Dan Straily (9), and Justin Nicolino (9)...In 10 starts with Miami, went 2-4 with a 4.14 ERA (58.2 ip/27 er). In addition, made 12 starts between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans, combining on 2-3 record, 1.44 ERA (62.1/10), and .196 (46x235) opponent average.
In 10 starts with Miami, went 2-4 with a 4.14 ERA (58.2 ip/27 er). In addition, made 12 starts between Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans, combining on 2-3 record, 1.44 ERA (62.1/10), and .196 (46x235) opponent average...Did not allow more than three runs in any Minor League starts, and limited opponents to two-or-fewer eight times...Finished season on 60-day disabled list (right shoulder strain) ...Began season at Jacksonville, making eight starts with a 1-2 record and 0.62 ERA (43.2/3). Had a 1.6 BB/9.0 rate, while strikeouts per 9.0 was 10.6...Over first four starts with Jumbo Shrimp, allowed just nine hits over 19.0 scoreless innings. Allowed first run of season in fourth inning of May 13 start at Montgomery, ending season-opening scoreless streak at 23.0 innings... Took loss on May 13, allowing just one run on five hits over season-high 7.0 innings. Didn't walk a batter while recording seven strikeouts. Jumbo Shrimp dropped each of his first seven starts despite him allowing a total of just four runs (one earned)... Struck out career-high 10 on May 18 vs. Mobile...Earned first win in following start, May 24 at Mississippi...Earned Southern League All-Star honors, but did not participate in the game due to promotion to Triple-A New Orleans on June 6...Made first career Triple-A appearance on June 6 in a start at Las Vegas. Earned win after holding 51's to three runs (two earned) on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts over 6.0 innings...In four starts with the Baby Cakes, posted 1-1 record and 3.38 ERA (18.2/7)...Made final Triple-A start on June 26 vs. Iowa, tossing just 1.2 innings with one hit allowed and two strikeouts ... Recalled by Miami on June 30 and made Major League debut that night against the Mets. Limited New York to two runs on six hits and a walk (intentional), while striking out five, over 6.0 innings...At the time of promotion, ranked sixth among all full season Minor League pitchers in ERA and WHIP (0.93), and 12th in average against. He led all Marlins farmhands in ERA and ranked fourth in strikeouts (66)... Became 12th starter in Marlins' history to earn a win in Major League debut, first since Chris O'Grady on July 8, 2017 at San Francisco. He was the first right-hander to start and win his debut since Anthony DeSclafani on May 14, 2014 at the Dodgers...The night before his debut, Sandy Alcantara made his first career Major League start and also earned a win. Became first set of teammates to earn wins in their first career starts in consecutive days since April 9-10, 2012, when Yu Darvish and Neftali Feliz each made their first career starts with the Rangers. The last National League team to have such a duo was the Reds on April 15-16, 1967 with Gary Nolan and Mel Queen. - Stats LLC • Recorded first Major League hit on July 10 vs. Milwaukee, a single to left field off Jhoulys Chacín. Appeared as a pinch-hitter twice. In final pinch-hit appearance, on July 15 vs. Philadelphia, he singled, marking Miami's first pinch-hit by a pitcher since a tworun double by José Fernández on July 1, 2016 at Atlanta.
Spent season at Single-A level in Seattle and Miami organizations, making 19 appearances (18 starts) for Modesto Nuts to start season and eight appearances (six starts) for Jupiter Hammerheads following July 20 trade...Set career highs with 8.0 innings pitched and nine strikeouts on July 7 at San Jose, allowing just one run on two hits and picking up final win in Seattle organization...That outing ended a three-game stretch in which he went 2-0, striking out 18 and allowing just four runs over 22.0 innings (1.64 ERA)...Over final five starts for Modesto, went 2-1 with a 2.41 ERA (33.2 ip/9 er)...Made Jupiter debut on July 26 vs. Florida, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk over 6.0 innings, with six strikeouts...Did not earn a win for Hammerheads, going 0-3, but posted 2.18 ERA (45.1/11)...In first relief outing for Jupiter, on August 12, took over for rehabbing Kyle Barraclough in second inning and tossed 7.0 frames, allowing just one run on five hits, striking out eight.