IOWA CITY - Bill Schwarz is a firm believer in the #x201c;power of the pack.#x201d;
The Cedar Rapids Prairie boys' cross country coach knows, in the absence of a front-runner, the success of his team typically relies on essential contributi ... »
l Name: Brandon Lopez
l Number: 5
l Position: Infield
l Bats/Throws: Right/Right
l Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds
l Age: 23
l Hometown: Miramar, Fla.
l Noteworthy: Earned a promotion to Cedar Rapids last season after hitting .337 in 27 games for Rookie-level Elizabethton. Walked more (21) than he struck out (19) for E-Twins. For Kernels, hit .286 in 18 games. Four-year starting shortstop for University of Miami (Fla.). Hit .385 for Hurricanes as a senior, helping them to College World Series. Drafted by Minnesota Twins in 10th round last year. Drafted by Toronto Blue Jays in 34th round out of high school in 2012 but did not sign.