Nicky Lopez
3B | B/T: L/R | 5' 11" 180LBS | Age: 28

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 5, #163, Kansas City Royals | Creighton

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 88 73 7 17 0 7 3 .233 .349 .329 .678
5 Seasons 1727 1554 195 390 5 113 39 .251 .311 .321 .632
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2023 .233 0 7 3 .678
5 Seasons .251 5 113 39 .632

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2019 24 1519 332 4 1.2 1.0 85.1 105.4 3.1 22.3 .223 .282 .260 .242 .254 19.5 12.7 4.5
2020 25 749 131 2 1.5 1.0 84.9 104.6 1.4 30.5 .238 .308 .254 .287 .315 26.7 21.4 9.4
2021 26 2126 438 3 0.7 0.5 86.8 107.9 2.8 27.6 .239 .305 .329 .283 .281 26.9 13.1 8.7
2022 27 1762 384 6 1.6 1.3 84.9 106.7 4.9 31.3 .243 .312 .251 .273 .282 22.9 13.1 6.0
2023 28 355 58 0 0.0 0.0 87.0 101.0 4.8 39.7 .247 .305 .318 .311 .303 15.5 17.4 12.8
Player 6511 1343 15 1.1 0.9 85.7 107.9 3.4 28.1 .237 .302 .282 .273 .279 23.5 14.1 7.2
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2019 63.6 15.1 17.5 3.9 28.3 41.9 29.8 4.5 53.0 19.0 18.4 0.9 1.2 1.0
2020 56.5 11.5 27.5 4.6 32.8 43.5 23.7 8.4 42.7 17.6 26.7 3.1 1.5 1.0
2021 58.0 16.9 22.1 3.0 24.9 46.1 29.0 7.1 44.7 19.4 24.0 3.9 0.7 0.5
2022 55.2 15.4 24.7 4.7 26.3 42.4 31.3 9.1 40.9 20.6 25.0 2.9 1.6 1.3
2023 50.0 8.6 37.9 3.4 32.8 43.1 24.1 5.2 41.4 17.2 29.3 6.9 0.0 0.0
Player 58.1 15.1 22.9 3.9 27.3 43.6 29.1 7.1 45.3 19.4 23.4 2.9 1.1 0.9
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 4-Seamer -1.0 -1 122 34.4 32 .130 .174 .279 18.5 21.9 22.6 .188 .236 .316 5.9
2023 Sinker 0.0 0 64 18.0 16 .143 .286 .244 19.2 12.5 15.4 .241 .296 .295 8.3
2023 Changeup 2.2 1 40 11.3 8 .375 .625 .425 29.4 25.0 22.2 .255 .307 .243 33.3
2023 Slider 0.1 0 37 10.4 10 .250 .250 .320 22.2 20.0 9.1 .300 .390 .378 33.3
2023 Curveball -2.5 -1 37 10.4 8 .286 .286 .257 13.3 12.5 6.7 .292 .387 .291 28.6
2023 Cutter -4.4 -1 33 9.3 5 .250 .500 .390 43.8 0.0 0.0 .324 .357 .375 0.0
2023 Sweeper 10.5 1 11 3.1 2 1.000 1.500 1.075 0.0 0.0 0.0 .570 .672 .534 0.0
2023 Splitter 14.4 1 8 2.3 5 .400 .400 .360 14.3 20.0 50.0 .182 .200 .172 25.0
2023 Slurve 3.8 0 3 0.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seamer -1.0 -7 751 42.6 200 .278 .328 .321 10.6 6.5 7.1 .275 .375 .316 30.4
2022 Curveball 0.2 0 214 12.1 57 .208 .264 .269 26.4 21.1 15.8 .257 .307 .294 7.3
2022 Slider -1.2 -2 212 12.0 49 .233 .326 .266 28.6 16.3 11.6 .257 .318 .276 23.7
2022 Sinker -1.0 -2 209 11.9 67 .237 .254 .285 15.0 13.4 18.4 .224 .274 .256 26.4
2022 Changeup -4.6 -8 179 10.2 52 .104 .125 .154 23.6 21.2 18.6 .145 .164 .170 2.6
2022 Cutter -3.1 -4 123 7.0 35 .273 .333 .317 20.3 14.3 20.8 .251 .311 .270 25.0
2022 Sweeper -6.4 -3 46 2.6 12 .000 .000 .000 5.3 8.3 5.6 .235 .307 .233 9.1
2022 Splitter -6.3 -1 23 1.3 6 .000 .000 .000 55.6 50.0 37.5 .086 .087 .081 33.3
2022 Slurve -3.3 0 3 0.2 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2021 4-Seamer 0.4 4 856 40.3 241 .327 .432 .385 10.2 10.4 11.2 .263 .348 .328 31.3
2021 Sinker 0.0 0 330 15.5 93 .337 .398 .361 7.5 4.3 5.3 .250 .298 .290 21.3
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 281 13.2 62 .276 .362 .296 21.7 12.9 9.3 .217 .265 .228 15.1
2021 Changeup -0.4 -1 213 10.0 54 .320 .320 .304 23.7 14.8 19.5 .228 .296 .248 31.8
2021 Curveball 0.8 2 207 9.7 50 .213 .277 .262 30.6 32.0 22.5 .191 .237 .220 16.1
2021 Cutter -0.6 -1 139 6.5 41 .237 .316 .274 18.5 22.0 19.6 .247 .299 .274 34.5
2021 Splitter -1.4 -1 56 2.6 15 .214 .214 .180 16.0 6.7 5.3 .203 .288 .213 50.0
2021 Sweeper 0.1 0 36 1.7 6 .200 .400 .325 33.3 33.3 20.0 .047 .053 .157 0.0
2021 Slurve 7.2 1 7 0.3 2 .500 1.000 .625 20.0 50.0 16.7 .211 .254 .200 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.5 -4 260 34.7 59 .224 .306 .303 16.7 16.9 12.7 .249 .329 .320 32.5
2020 Sinker -2.1 -3 134 17.9 31 .269 .346 .327 15.7 9.7 11.5 .265 .340 .323 33.3
2020 Slider 0.3 0 122 16.3 31 .172 .310 .237 29.2 32.3 23.8 .219 .314 .262 26.3
2020 Changeup -3.6 -4 103 13.8 31 .138 .172 .155 24.5 29.0 25.0 .215 .285 .234 14.3
2020 Curveball -2.8 -2 56 7.5 16 .000 .000 .144 33.3 25.0 20.0 .155 .179 .219 0.0
2020 Cutter 0.7 0 52 6.9 17 .333 .333 .347 14.8 17.6 25.0 .244 .272 .286 33.3
2020 Splitter -3.1 0 13 1.7 5 .200 .200 .180 12.5 20.0 12.5 .362 .409 .343 25.0
2020 Sweeper 1.6 0 5 0.7 2 .500 .500 .450 66.7 50.0 100.0 .444 .515 .418 100.0
2020 Slurve 4.8 0 4 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -1.0 -7 656 43.2 157 .266 .350 .312 12.0 10.8 8.8 .243 .323 .280 25.0
2019 Curveball -2.2 -4 205 13.5 54 .241 .259 .227 19.4 14.8 11.1 .256 .299 .244 6.5
2019 Sinker 0.1 0 196 12.9 53 .340 .420 .355 11.5 13.2 13.5 .240 .271 .243 20.5
2019 Changeup -4.6 -9 195 12.8 59 .138 .241 .172 22.4 8.5 10.2 .194 .269 .207 19.2
2019 Slider -2.4 -4 176 11.6 50 .167 .229 .179 19.0 24.0 14.8 .161 .195 .179 17.1
2019 Cutter 0.8 1 69 4.5 24 .273 .409 .327 15.8 8.3 10.5 .172 .212 .211 15.0
2019 Splitter -5.7 -1 13 0.9 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .309 .382 .307 33.3
2019 Sweeper 0.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2019 Slurve -5.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 397 1,502 -21 -15 7 5 -24
2020 192 749 -8 -12 6 3 -11
2021 565 2,126 -14 -11 19 8 2
2022 480 1,762 -16 -29 11 6 -28
2023 86 355 -1 -5 4 2 0
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2019 1,519 53.8 69.1 87.8 27.2 75.7 43.6 29.6 49.6 15.1 9.2 74.1
2020 749 49.7 64.2 82.4 25.2 67.4 43.1 27.6 44.6 21.0 6.5 63.3
2021 2,126 50.8 65.1 89.2 24.5 66.0 42.1 26.9 45.1 15.4 8.2 70.3
2022 1,762 50.5 67.8 86.2 30.0 70.2 44.3 32.3 49.1 17.3 7.3 79.7
2023 355 49.3 64.6 86.7 24.4 56.8 41.1 24.4 44.2 21.7 6.5 65.2
Player 6,511 51.2 66.7 87.2 26.7 69.1 43.1 29.0 47.1 16.8 7.9 72.8
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2019 1 10 1 1 1 2 2 4 39 2 94 7 93 61 84 69
2020 12 34 4 2 40 4 4 4 22 6 54 55 76 60 72 99 42
2021 6 27 2 1 32 1 1 12 52 4 96 47 93 69 79 100 76
2022 6 42 3 1 23 2 2 2 27 1 93 20 88 44 58 98 38
2023 6 53 96 59
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 20.7 2 1.9 0 2 2 1 50.0
2020 20.4 1 1.5 -1 0 2 0 0.0
2021 19.7 2 2.7 -1 5 3 0 0.0
2022 -- 0 0.7 -1 3 1 0 --
Player 20.1 5 6.7 -2 10 8 1 20.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 1 1 3 3 2 1
2020 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 1
2021 2 3 2 4 2 2 3 4 2 1 1 6 4 1 3 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 6 3 2 2 3 3 3 2 1
2022 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0
Player 5 8 8 11 5 4 7 8 4 4 3 11 10 5 5 10 6 4 7 5 6 6 13 7 6 4 8 9 9 6 3
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.1 84.9 -0.2 86.8 1.9 84.9 -1.9 87.0 2.1
Launch Angle 3.1 1.4 -1.7 2.8 1.4 4.9 2.1 4.8 -0.1
Barrel % 1.2 1.5 0.3 0.7 -0.8 1.6 0.9 0.0 -1.6
Hard Hit % 19.5 26.7 7.2 26.9 0.2 22.9 -4.0 15.5 -7.4
Sweet Spot % 22.3 30.5 8.2 27.6 -2.9 31.3 3.7 39.7 8.4
xBA .223 .238 0.015 .239 0.001 .243 0.004 .247 0.004
BA .240 .201 -0.039 .300 0.099 .227 -0.073 .239 0.012
xwOBA .242 .287 0.045 .283 -0.004 .273 -0.010 .311 0.038
wOBA .260 .254 -0.006 .329 0.075 .251 -0.078 .318 0.067
xSLG .282 .308 0.026 .305 -0.003 .312 0.007 .305 -0.007
SLG .325 .266 -0.059 .378 0.112 .273 -0.105 .338 0.065
K% 12.7 21.4 8.7 13.1 -8.3 13.1 0.0 17.4 4.3
BB% 4.5 9.4 4.9 8.7 -0.7 6.0 -2.7 12.8 6.8
Swing % 49.6 44.6 -5.0 45.1 0.5 49.1 4.0 44.2 -4.9
Whiff% 15.1 21.0 5.9 15.4 -5.6 17.3 1.9 21.7 4.4
In Zone % 53.8 49.7 -4.1 50.8 1.1 50.5 -0.3 49.3 -1.2
Out of Zone % 46.2 50.3 4.1 49.2 -1.1 49.5 0.3 50.7 1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 25.2 -2.0 24.5 -0.7 30.0 5.5 24.4 -5.6
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 27.6 -2.0 26.9 -0.7 32.3 5.4 24.4 -7.9
First Pitch Strike % 62.7 62.5 -0.2 61.9 -0.6 62.1 0.2 58.1 -4.0
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2019 L 398 1 0.3 .256 .000
2020 L 192 0 0.0 .254
2021 L 543 33 6.1 .323 .361
2022 L 480 11 2.3 .253 .143
2023 L 86 0 0.0 .318

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 484 18.0 21.5% 1.2% 192 24.1 0.0% 10.9%
2020 238 18.1 15.5% 0.8% 118 24.5 0.0% 17.8%
2021 661 18.7 11.5% 2.4% 346 25.3 0.3% 21.1%
2022 471 18.8 13.8% 3.4% 314 24.4 0.3% 16.9%
2023 86 15.0 50.0% 1.2% 42 17.3 11.9% 0.0%
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Statcast Rankings