Date of Birth: 10/05/1973
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 215 lbs
MLB Experience: Toronto (AL, 2001), Montreal (NL, 2004)
College Experience: Coastal Carolina
Resides: Derby, CT
Luis returns for his sixth season with the Bluefish, eighth in the Atlantic League and 18th of professional baseball. In 132 games with Bridgeport last year, he recorded a .265 batting average with 73 RBI and 54 runs scored in 472 at-bats. After five successful seasons in the Park City, Lopez is now among the all-time Bluefish batting leaders, pacing the franchise in doubles (117), RBI (349), and walks (325). He also ranks second in games played (639), at-bats (2,360), and hits (668), and fourth in runs scored (318).
The former Major Leaguer spent two seasons in the big leagues, his first coming in 2001 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He spent the next two years with Sacramento (AAA, Athletics) of the Pacific Coast League before returning to the Major Leagues with the Montreal Expos in 2004. The infielder’s best season came in 1997 with Single-A Hagerstown (South Atlantic) when he paced the league in hits (180) and batting average (.358), while posting career-highs in doubles (47), extra-base hits (63) and RBI (99). In 1,968 career minor league games, Lopez owns a .297 batting average with 2,168 hits, 433 doubles, 162 home runs, 1,172 RBI and 1,054 runs scored.
Luis was originally signed by Independent Ogden (Pioneer) in 1995.