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Nicky Lopez
SS | B/T: L/R | 5' 11" 180LBS | Age: 26

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 215 181 30 47 0 12 7 .260 .352 .326 .678
3 Seasons 809 729 89 172 3 55 8 .236 .299 .311 .610
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .260 0 12 7 .678
3 Seasons .236 3 55 8 .610

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2019 24 1519 332 4 1.2 85.1 105.4 3.3 22.3 .213 .270 .260 .233 .242 19.1 12.7 4.5
2020 25 749 131 2 1.5 84.9 104.6 1.4 30.5 .238 .308 .254 .287 .315 26.7 21.4 9.4
2021 26 841 157 0 0 87.2 102.8 3.1 26.1 .225 .286 .304 .283 .267 24.8 13.7 11.8
3109 620 6 1 85.6 105.4 2.9 25 .222 .283 .270 .259 .264 22.2 15 7.6
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Fastballs 547 65.0 145 118 32 25 4 3 0 18 104 .271 .243 .356 .311 .336 .314 85.0 2 9.6 12.2
2021 Breaking 185 22.0 42 38 6 4 2 0 0 8 32 .158 .175 .211 .206 .182 .203 79.6 -6 22.2 11.8
2021 Offspeed 109 13.0 25 23 8 8 0 0 0 3 21 .348 .222 .348 .287 .323 .239 85.4 1 23.3 12.0
2020 Fastballs 446 59.5 107 90 24 18 6 0 0 16 76 .267 .260 .333 .332 .322 .321 83.3 5 16.1 13.7
2020 Breaking 184 24.6 49 45 5 3 1 0 1 15 30 .111 .195 .200 .263 .177 .242 80.2 -9 32.4 23.4
2020 Offspeed 119 15.9 36 34 5 4 1 0 0 10 25 .147 .237 .176 .303 .156 .249 84.6 1 23.0 22.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2019 63.6 15.1 17.5 3.9 28.3 41.3 30.4 4.5 50.9 19 17.8 0.9 1.2
2020 56.5 12.2 26.7 4.6 32.8 43.5 23.7 8.4 42.7 17.6 26.7 3.1 1.5
2021 58 18.5 19.7 3.8 24.8 44.6 30.6 7.6 45.2 21.7 22.3 3.2 0
60.6 15.3 20 4 28.4 42.6 29 6.1 47.7 19.4 20.8 1.9 1
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 %
2021 Splitter 3.8 1 24 2.9 7 .286 .286 .257 30.8 14.3 9.1 .231 .292 .226 50
2021 Cutter 0.2 0 43 5.1 11 .3 .3 .309 20 36.4 26.7 .159 .169 .196 16.7
2021 Curveball -0.3 0 89 10.6 18 .118 .176 .208 34.3 33.3 16.7 .118 .151 .153 9.1
2021 Changeup 0 0 85 10.1 18 .375 .375 .359 20 11.1 14.3 .218 .284 .245 33.3
2021 Slider -3.4 -3 95 11.3 23 .2 .25 .211 13.3 8.7 6.3 .228 .258 .249 10
2021 Sinker 0.6 1 148 17.6 36 .333 .481 .411 8.2 8.3 8.1 .229 .292 .327 23.1
2021 4-Seamer -0.3 -1 356 42.3 98 .247 .321 .319 8.7 11.2 11.6 .257 .335 .325 29.2
2020 Splitter -3 0 13 1.7 5 .2 .2 .18 12.5 20 12.5 .362 .409 .343 25
2020 Curveball -2.3 -1 59 7.9 16 0 0 .144 33.3 25 18.2 .155 .179 .219 0
2020 Cutter 2.1 1 55 7.3 17 .4 .4 .4 14.3 17.6 23.1 .286 .326 .322 33.3
2020 Changeup -3.4 -4 106 14.2 31 .138 .172 .155 24.5 29 24.3 .215 .285 .234 14.3
2020 Sinker -2.3 -3 139 18.6 32 .259 .333 .316 14.3 9.4 11.1 .271 .344 .326 36
2020 Slider -0.2 0 125 16.7 33 .161 .29 .223 32 33.3 26.2 .214 .301 .253 30
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -3 252 33.6 58 .229 .313 .309 17.4 17.2 13 .245 .326 .318 30.8
2019 Splitter -6.9 -1 10 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .382 .307 50
2019 Cutter 1.1 1 71 4.7 25 .273 .409 .342 17.9 8 10 .15 .187 .212 10.5
2019 Slider -2.6 -4 171 11.3 47 .152 .217 .171 17.1 23.4 13.8 .165 .199 .172 17.1
2019 Sinker 0 0 202 13.3 54 .333 .412 .358 12 13 12.5 .225 .255 .229 18.6
2019 Curveball -2 -4 205 13.5 54 .241 .259 .223 19.4 14.8 11.1 .248 .29 .237 6.7
2019 Changeup -4.2 -8 197 13 59 .14 .246 .172 22.4 8.5 10 .182 .255 .196 20
2019 4-Seamer -0.9 -6 647 42.6 156 .268 .352 .316 11.5 10.9 8.9 .238 .317 .276 24.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 388 1471 -22 -12 7 4 -22
2020 192 749 -8 -12 6 4 -11
2021 212 841 -8 -8 10 2 -3
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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 1519 54 69.3 88 26.7 74.6 43.4 29.6 49.6 15.1 9.2 74.8
2020 749 49.7 64.2 82.4 25.2 67.4 43.4 27.6 44.6 21 6.5 63.3
2021 841 49.9 60.2 93.7 24 61.4 42.8 21.7 42.1 14.1 9 59.2
3109 51.8 65.7 88.1 25.6 69.2 43.3 27 46.4 16.2 8.5 68.1
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.7 42.6 29 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 0 5 0 0 0 2 2 4 2 94 7 93 84 73
2020 13 33 4 2 42 4 4 4 6 54 54 76 73 94
2021 8 19 1 1 46 0 0 16 2 93 78 96 82 92
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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 1.7 0 3 1 1 50
2020 20.4 1 1.3 0 0 1 1 100
2021 0 0.1 0 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 2 3 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 2 1 2
2020 1 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
2021 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Exit Velocity 85.1 84.9 -0.2 87.2 2.3
Launch Angle 3.3 1.4 -1.9 3.1 1.7
Barrel % 1.2 1.5 0.3 0 -1.5
Hard Hit % 19.1 26.7 7.6 24.8 -1.9
Sweet Spot % 22.3 30.5 8.2 26.1 -4.4
xBA .213 .238 0.025 .225 -0.013
BA .24 .201 -0.039 .257 0.056
xwOBA .233 .287 0.054 .283 -0.004
wOBA .26 .254 -0.006 .304 0.05
xSLG .27 .308 0.038 .286 -0.022
SLG .325 .266 -0.059 .324 0.058
K% 12.7 21.4 8.7 13.7 -7.7
BB% 4.5 9.4 4.9 11.8 2.4
Swing % 49.6 44.6 -5 42.1 -2.5
Whiff% 15.1 21 5.9 14.1 -6.9
In Zone % 54 49.7 -4.3 49.9 0.2
Out of Zone % 46 50.3 4.3 50.1 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 26.7 25.2 -1.5 24 -1.2
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 27.6 -2 21.7 -5.9
First Pitch Strike % 62.7 62.5 -0.2 58.5 -4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2019 L 389 1 0.3 .256 .000
2020 L 192 0 0.0 .254
2021 L 212 21 9.9 .297 .368

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