Nicky Lopez
2B | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 11" 185LBS | Age: 29
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 5, #163, Kansas City Royals | Creighton
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 480 436 51 99 0 13 .227 .281 .273 .554
2023 262 225 32 52 1 6 .231 .326 .307 .633
2024 285 258 23 62 0 4 .240 .297 .287 .584
6 Seasons 2,186 1,964 243 487 6 46 .248 .310 .315 .625
AVG HR SB OPS
2022 .227 0 13 .554
2023 .231 1 6 .633
2024 .240 0 4 .584
6 Seasons .248 6 46 .625
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2019 24 1519 332 4 1.2 1.0 85.0 105.4 3.0 22.3 .223 .282 .260 .242 .254 19.7 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 1022 190 2 1.1 0.8 86.7 107.8 0.5 32.1 .234 .311 .288 .292 .285 23.7 15.3 9.9
2024 29 1001 220 2 0.9 0.7 85.3 106.5 7.4 30.0 .231 .288 .265 .260 .271 16.8 15.4 6.7
Player 8179 1695 19 1.1 0.9 85.7 107.9 3.6 28.4 .235 .301 .279 .272 .278 22.9 14.3 7.3
MLB 7.0 4.8 88.5 122.4 12.3 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.4 22.2 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 53.6 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 57.9 13.2 27.9 1.1 30.0 42.6 27.4 4.7 47.9 16.3 24.2 5.3 1.1 0.8
2024 53.6 20.5 20.0 5.9 29.1 38.6 32.3 8.2 39.1 25.5 24.5 1.8 0.9 0.7
Player 57.8 15.8 22.6 3.8 27.6 42.9 29.5 7.0 45.1 19.9 23.4 2.9 1.1 0.9
MLB 44.5 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.7 24.8 24.4 5.8 7.0 4.8
! 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 %
2024 4-Seam Fastball 1.8 6 322 32.2 83 .343 .443 .399 12.0 7.2 8.5 .283 .373 .335 20.9
2024 Slider -0.2 0 154 15.4 49 .208 .229 .223 27.6 16.3 17.0 .210 .248 .209 10.0
2024 Sinker -0.8 -1 136 13.6 42 .324 .378 .393 9.7 11.9 17.2 .222 .287 .266 24.2
2024 Cutter -1.0 -1 128 12.8 36 .206 .206 .277 21.7 19.4 23.3 .262 .307 .262 10.7
2024 Curveball -3.5 -3 97 9.7 29 .115 .115 .166 14.3 10.3 13.0 .146 .179 .199 13.0
2024 Changeup -0.8 -1 73 7.3 19 .125 .125 .178 32.4 26.3 17.9 .200 .228 .244 8.3
2024 Sweeper -2.9 -1 51 5.1 15 .133 .200 .143 34.6 40.0 26.1 .178 .243 .182 22.2
2024 Split-Finger 0.3 0 37 3.7 12 .167 .250 .179 40.0 33.3 26.7 .248 .281 .229 25.0
2024 Slurve 3.2 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2023 4-Seam Fastball -1.7 -7 402 39.3 90 .189 .270 .289 22.2 20.0 17.3 .214 .294 .295 27.6
2023 Sinker -0.3 -1 153 15.0 42 .211 .263 .261 24.6 21.4 29.0 .224 .262 .259 27.6
2023 Slider -1.0 -1 107 10.5 29 .167 .167 .221 30.8 20.7 13.0 .212 .289 .281 26.3
2023 Changeup -0.8 -1 106 10.4 29 .259 .333 .275 17.3 13.8 13.3 .236 .311 .253 16.7
2023 Curveball -0.1 0 87 8.5 21 .235 .235 .285 12.5 4.8 2.9 .230 .301 .301 11.8
2023 Cutter 1.0 1 85 8.3 21 .412 .529 .467 26.7 0.0 0.0 .325 .393 .384 29.4
2023 Split-Finger 1.4 1 40 3.9 18 .188 .250 .297 20.0 11.1 14.3 .192 .228 .239 7.1
2023 Sweeper 1.7 1 33 3.2 9 .333 .444 .339 12.5 0.0 0.0 .356 .470 .357 22.2
2023 Slurve 3.6 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seam Fastball -1.0 -8 754 42.8 200 .278 .328 .321 10.5 6.5 7.0 .274 .375 .315 30.4
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 215 12.2 57 .208 .264 .269 26.4 21.1 15.8 .257 .307 .294 7.3
2022 Slider -0.9 -2 206 11.7 48 .238 .333 .272 28.4 14.6 10.6 .263 .326 .282 23.7
2022 Sinker -0.9 -2 203 11.5 67 .237 .254 .285 14.7 13.4 20.0 .226 .276 .257 26.4
2022 Changeup -4.5 -8 179 10.2 52 .104 .125 .154 23.9 21.2 18.3 .145 .164 .170 2.6
2022 Cutter -3.2 -4 126 7.2 35 .273 .333 .317 21.4 14.3 20.8 .251 .311 .270 25.0
2022 Sweeper -7.0 -4 51 2.9 13 .000 .000 .000 9.1 15.4 9.5 .217 .283 .215 9.1
2022 Split-Finger -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-Seam Fastball 0.4 3 858 40.4 241 .327 .432 .385 10.1 10.4 11.2 .263 .348 .328 31.3
2021 Sinker 0.0 0 328 15.4 93 .337 .398 .361 7.6 4.3 5.3 .250 .298 .290 21.3
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 273 12.8 60 .268 .357 .291 22.4 13.3 9.5 .217 .265 .228 15.7
2021 Changeup -0.5 -1 213 10.0 54 .320 .320 .304 23.7 14.8 19.5 .228 .296 .248 31.8
2021 Curveball 0.9 2 205 9.6 49 .217 .283 .267 29.8 30.6 21.7 .195 .243 .224 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 Split-Finger -1.4 -1 56 2.6 15 .214 .214 .180 16.0 6.7 5.3 .203 .288 .213 50.0
2021 Sweeper -0.8 0 46 2.2 9 .250 .375 .317 29.4 33.3 21.4 .087 .095 .152 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-Seam Fastball -1.4 -4 264 35.2 60 .224 .306 .310 16.7 16.7 12.5 .249 .329 .326 32.5
2020 Sinker -2.3 -3 130 17.4 30 .269 .346 .314 15.7 10.0 11.5 .265 .340 .310 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 -3.5 -4 103 13.8 31 .138 .172 .155 24.5 29.0 25.7 .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 Split-Finger -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-Seam Fastball -1.1 -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 .169 22.4 8.5 10.2 .192 .265 .205 18.9
2019 Slider -3.0 -5 167 11.0 48 .152 .217 .182 19.7 25.0 16.0 .169 .200 .186 20.6
2019 Cutter 0.8 1 70 4.6 24 .273 .409 .327 15.8 8.3 10.0 .172 .212 .211 15.0
2019 Split-Finger -5.9 -1 13 0.9 3 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .309 .382 .307 33.3
2019 Sweeper 9.3 1 9 0.6 2 .500 .500 .450 0.0 0.0 0.0 .108 .211 .138 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 400 1,512 -21 -16 7 5 -25
2020 192 749 -8 -12 6 3 -11
2021 565 2,126 -15 -12 19 8 1
2022 480 1,762 -16 -29 11 6 -29
2023 262 1,022 -11 -7 7 7 -4
2024 285 1,001 -8 -2 5 3 -2
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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 53.7 69.1 87.7 27.2 75.4 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 1,022 51.5 67.9 84.6 26.6 59.1 41.7 30.5 47.9 22.0 6.7 81.2
2024 1,001 50.3 71.8 85.6 29.6 65.3 42.8 35.1 50.8 19.4 8.5 72.9
Player 8,179 51.2 67.5 86.7 27.1 67.9 43.0 30.1 47.8 17.6 7.9 74.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.8 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! 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
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2019 1 10 1 1 1 2 2 3 39 2 94 7 93 62 84 68
2020 13 34 4 2 40 4 4 4 22 6 54 55 76 60 72 99 42
2021 7 28 2 1 33 1 1 12 52 4 96 47 93 69 78 100 76
2022 6 43 3 1 23 2 2 2 27 1 93 20 88 44 59 98 38
2023 34 59 96 43
2024 3 23 1 1 11 1 1 6 25 1 86 29 78 39 39 83 28 1 96
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Expected Home Runs

Adjusted

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 --
2023 24.2 1 1.1 0 2 0 1 100.0
2024 -- 0 0.1 0 1 0 0 --
Player 20.9 6 7.9 -2 13 8 2 33.3
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Expected Home Runs by Park

Adjusted

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
2023 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2024 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Player 6 9 9 13 7 5 8 9 5 5 4 13 11 6 6 11 7 5 8 6 7 7 14 8 7 5 9 10 10 7 5
Note: xHR tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. The "Adjusted" view here accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects using Statcast Park Factor data.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-   2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.0 84.9 -0.1 86.8 1.9 84.9 -1.9 86.7 1.8 85.3 -1.4
Launch Angle 3.0 1.4 -1.6 2.8 1.4 4.9 2.1 0.5 -4.4 7.4 6.9
Barrel % 1.2 1.5 0.3 0.7 -0.8 1.6 0.9 1.1 -0.5 0.9 -0.2
Hard Hit % 19.7 26.7 7.0 26.9 0.2 22.9 -4.0 23.7 0.8 16.8 -6.9
LA Sweet-Spot % 22.3 30.5 8.2 27.6 -2.9 31.3 3.7 32.1 0.8 30.0 -2.1
xBA .223 .238 0.015 .239 0.001 .243 0.004 .234 -0.009 .231 -0.003
BA .240 .201 -0.039 .300 0.099 .227 -0.073 .231 0.004 .240 0.009
xwOBA .242 .287 0.045 .283 -0.004 .273 -0.010 .292 0.019 .260 -0.032
wOBA .260 .254 -0.006 .329 0.075 .251 -0.078 .288 0.037 .265 -0.023
xSLG .282 .308 0.026 .305 -0.003 .312 0.007 .311 -0.001 .288 -0.023
SLG .325 .266 -0.059 .378 0.112 .273 -0.105 .307 0.034 .287 -0.020
K% 12.7 21.4 8.7 13.1 -8.3 13.1 0.0 15.3 2.2 15.4 0.1
BB% 4.5 9.4 4.9 8.7 -0.7 6.0 -2.7 9.9 3.9 6.7 -3.2
Swing % 49.6 44.6 -5.0 45.1 0.5 49.1 4.0 47.9 -1.2 50.8 2.9
Whiff% 15.1 21.0 5.9 15.4 -5.6 17.3 1.9 22.0 4.7 19.4 -2.6
In Zone % 53.7 49.7 -4.0 50.8 1.1 50.5 -0.3 51.5 1.0 50.3 -1.2
Out of Zone % 46.3 50.3 4.0 49.2 -1.1 49.5 0.3 48.5 -1.0 49.7 1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 25.2 -2.0 24.5 -0.7 30.0 5.5 26.6 -3.4 29.6 3.0
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 27.6 -2.0 26.9 -0.7 32.3 5.4 30.5 -1.8 35.1 4.6
First Pitch Strike % 62.7 62.5 -0.2 61.9 -0.6 62.1 0.2 58.0 -4.1 65.3 7.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2019 Shifts L 398 4 1.0 .256 .217
2020 Shifts L 192 10 5.2 .252 .282
2021 Shifts L 560 63 11.3 .329 .331
2022 Shifts L 480 31 6.5 .250 .258
2023 Shades L 262 40 15.3 .308 .180
2024 Shades L 285 55 19.3 .265 .264
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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