Danny Lopaze

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Daniel M. Lopaze

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Biographical Information[edit]

Danny Lopaze played one season in the minors.

Lopaze was taken by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 16th round of the 1999 amateur draft. He went on to Virginia Commonwealth University instead. As a freshman, he hit .344 with 10 home runs and 63 RBI while going 4-2 with 3 saves and a 4.82 ERA. He was named the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year and Baseball America named him the freshman All-American utility man. He hit .316 as a junior, his second-best college performance, never faring as well as he had as a freshman.

The Chicago Cubs took Lopaze in the 40th round of the 2003 amateur draft. He hit .209/.280/.324 in 44 games for the Boise Hawks and .226/.306/.323 in 10 contests for the Lansing Lugnuts. He played primarily first base in his minor league career.

Lopaze was a coach for the Petersburg Generals from 2003-2005. He was an assistant coach at Michigan State University for three years, then was an assistant coach at Oakland University. In 2009, he became an assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh, a role he held through 2013.

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