Nicky Lopez
2B | 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
2022 480 436 51 99 0 20 13 .227 .281 .273 .554
4 Seasons 1639 1481 188 373 5 106 36 .252 .309 .321 .630
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .227 0 20 13 .554
4 Seasons .252 5 106 36 .630

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 31.0 .243 .310 .251 .272 .281 22.8 13.1 6.0
Player 6156 1285 15 1.2 0.9 85.6 107.9 3.4 27.5 .236 .301 .280 .270 .278 23.8 14.0 7.0
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.1
! 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 8.9 40.9 20.6 25.0 2.6 1.6 1.3
Player 58.4 15.4 22.3 3.9 27.0 43.7 29.3 7.1 45.5 19.5 23.1 2.6 1.2 0.9
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.1 -9 744 42.2 197 .270 .315 .313 10.7 6.6 7.1 .275 .373 .315 30.4
2022 Slider -1.5 -3 229 13.0 54 .208 .292 .240 25.2 16.7 11.4 .244 .306 .263 23.8
2022 Curveball -0.2 0 217 12.3 57 .208 .264 .269 26.1 19.3 14.7 .259 .310 .296 7.1
2022 Sinker -0.9 -2 211 12.0 68 .250 .267 .295 14.6 13.2 18.8 .223 .272 .254 25.9
2022 Changeup -4.5 -8 180 10.2 52 .104 .125 .154 23.6 21.2 18.3 .145 .164 .170 2.6
2022 Cutter -3.3 -4 120 6.8 35 .273 .333 .317 20.6 14.3 20.8 .251 .311 .270 25.0
2022 Sweeper -4.4 -1 25 1.4 6 .000 .000 .000 11.1 0.0 0.0 .338 .423 .330 0.0
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 -0.3 -1 305 14.3 66 .274 .371 .297 22.6 15.2 10.8 .207 .252 .217 14.5
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 2 208 9.8 50 .213 .277 .262 30.6 32.0 22.2 .191 .237 .220 16.1
2021 Cutter -0.6 -1 136 6.4 40 .243 .324 .281 17.5 20.0 18.6 .254 .307 .281 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 -1.9 0 14 0.7 3 .000 .000 .233 33.3 33.3 20.0 .009 .010 .239 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 .319 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 -0.2 0 121 16.2 32 .167 .300 .230 32.7 34.4 26.2 .212 .301 .253 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 Cutter 1.8 1 57 7.6 18 .375 .375 .378 13.8 16.7 23.1 .285 .324 .318 38.5
2020 Curveball -2.8 -2 56 7.5 16 .000 .000 .144 33.3 25.0 20.0 .155 .179 .219 0.0
2020 Splitter -3.1 0 13 1.7 5 .200 .200 .180 12.5 20.0 12.5 .362 .409 .343 25.0
2020 Slurve 4.8 0 4 0.5 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Sweeper 4.0 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -1.0 -7 657 43.3 157 .266 .350 .312 11.9 10.8 8.7 .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 Changeup -4.6 -9 196 12.9 60 .138 .241 .172 22.2 8.3 10.2 .194 .269 .207 18.9
2019 Sinker 0.1 0 195 12.8 53 .340 .420 .355 11.6 13.2 13.7 .240 .271 .243 20.5
2019 Slider -2.4 -4 178 11.7 50 .167 .229 .179 18.8 24.0 14.6 .161 .195 .179 17.1
2019 Cutter 0.8 1 70 4.6 24 .273 .409 .327 15.8 8.3 10.5 .172 .212 .211 15.0
2019 Splitter -5.1 -1 12 0.8 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .309 .382 .307 50.0
! 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 477 1,754 -17 -29 11 6 -29
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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 50.4 67.9 86.3 30.1 70.2 44.4 32.3 49.1 17.3 7.2 79.5
Player 6,156 51.3 66.8 87.2 26.8 69.8 43.3 29.2 47.3 16.6 8.0 73.1
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 29.5 47.1 24.7 7.2 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 8 93 61 84 68
2020 12 33 4 2 42 4 4 4 22 6 55 58 76 60 73 99 43
2021 6 27 2 1 34 1 1 12 52 4 96 55 93 69 79 100 76
2022 6 42 3 1 24 2 2 2 27 1 93 22 88 42 58 98 38
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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 3 1 1 50.0
2020 20.4 1 1.4 0 0 2 0 0.0
2021 19.7 2 3.2 -1 5 4 0 0.0
2022 -- 0 0.7 -1 2 1 0 --
Player 20.1 5 7.2 -2 10 8 1 20.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 3 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 2 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 3 2 3
2020 1 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
2021 2 4 7 1 3 5 3 4 2 1 4 5 1 2 2 3 3 4 2 2 2 4 4 4 3 3 4 2 2 3 6
2022 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1
Player 5 10 12 5 6 10 4 8 5 6 11 9 4 4 4 7 8 10 4 6 8 7 7 8 7 7 9 4 6 7 12
! 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 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.1 84.9 -0.2 86.8 1.9 84.9 -1.9
Launch Angle 3.1 1.4 -1.7 2.8 1.4 4.9 2.1
Barrel % 1.2 1.5 0.3 .7 -0.8 1.6 0.9
Hard Hit % 19.5 26.7 7.2 26.9 0.2 22.8 -4.1
Sweet Spot % 22.3 30.5 8.2 27.6 -2.9 31 3.4
xBA .223 .238 0.015 .239 0.001 .243 0.004
BA .24 .201 -0.039 .3 0.099 .227 -0.073
xwOBA .242 .287 0.045 .283 -0.004 .272 -0.011
wOBA .26 .254 -0.006 .329 0.075 .251 -0.078
xSLG .282 .308 0.026 .305 -0.003 .31 0.005
SLG .325 .266 -0.059 .378 0.112 .273 -0.105
K% 12.7 21.4 8.7 13.1 -8.3 13.1 0
BB% 4.5 9.4 4.9 8.7 -0.7 6 -2.7
Swing % 49.6 44.6 -5 45.1 0.5 49.1 4
Whiff% 15.1 21 5.9 15.4 -5.6 17.3 1.9
In Zone % 53.8 49.7 -4.1 50.8 1.1 50.4 -0.4
Out of Zone % 46.2 50.3 4.1 49.2 -1.1 49.6 0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 25.2 -2 24.5 -0.7 30.1 5.6
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 27.6 -2 26.9 -0.7 32.3 5.4
First Pitch Strike % 62.7 62.5 -0.2 61.9 -0.6 62.1 0.2
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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 542 33 6.1 .324 .361
2022 L 477 11 2.3 .251 .143

Pitch Tempo