The minors first had him ranked as the #43 prospect at the beginning of last year. This is from the "Minors First" website,which is at http://www.theminorsfirst.com
43. Jose Lopez- SS SEA Can it really be true that Lopez has only just turned 20? A 19-year old shortstop doesn't normally hit 35 doubles and 13 homers in Double A without garnering a huge amount of publicity. That's what Lopez did last summer. He'll never be a high walk player, but he at least makes very good contact. Some in Seattle think he's a perfect fit at short, but I'm not sure … is a move to second or third in his future?