Nicky Lopez
2B | B/T: L/R | 5' 11" 180LBS | Age: 27

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 230 207 23 45 0 6 5 .217 .283 .266 .549
4 Seasons 1389 1252 160 319 5 92 28 .255 .315 .328 .643
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .217 0 6 5 .549
4 Seasons .255 5 92 28 .643

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 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 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 27 825 176 2 1.1 0.9 84.1 103.9 5.1 29.0 .244 .329 .249 .283 .289 23.3 13.7 7.1
Player 5219 1077 11 1 0.8 85.6 107.9 3.1 26.6 .235 .302 .285 .272 .278 24.0 14.2 7.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 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, 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 55.1 17.6 22.2 5.1 26.1 40.9 33.0 9.7 39.8 22.2 23.9 3.4 1.1 0.9
Player 59.1 15.8 21.4 3.8 27.1 43.6 29.2 6.9 46.2 19.5 22.6 2.8 1.0 0.8
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 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 -0.3 -1 372 45.1 99 .270 .303 .328 14.2 8.1 9.9 .283 .409 .327 32.5
2022 Slider -1.2 -1 123 14.9 28 .125 .167 .191 27.1 10.7 7.5 .282 .378 .326 18.2
2022 Curveball -0.7 -1 110 13.3 29 .154 .192 .233 26.3 17.2 13.2 .210 .236 .271 0.0
2022 Sinker -2.8 -2 78 9.5 29 .269 .308 .320 5.4 10.3 15.8 .227 .315 .265 20.8
2022 Changeup -7.5 -6 75 9.1 24 .043 .087 .119 30.8 37.5 34.6 .086 .104 .108 0.0
2022 Cutter 0.9 0 52 6.3 13 .455 .545 .550 13.3 7.7 7.7 .334 .380 .370 40.0
2022 Splitter -6.9 -1 15 1.8 4 .000 .000 .000 57.1 50.0 33.3 .126 .134 .114 50.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.5 4 854 40.2 240 .328 .434 .387 9.9 10.0 10.8 .264 .350 .329 31.3
2021 Sinker 0.0 0 333 15.7 95 .333 .393 .361 8.1 5.3 6.5 .247 .294 .291 21.3
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 321 15.1 69 .266 .359 .294 23.1 15.9 11.2 .200 .244 .218 14.3
2021 Curveball 1.0 2 215 10.1 52 .224 .306 .276 30.0 32.7 21.8 .192 .238 .219 15.6
2021 Changeup -0.5 -1 212 10.0 53 .320 .320 .296 23.7 15.1 19.5 .228 .296 .239 31.8
2021 Cutter -0.6 -1 134 6.3 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
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 0 124 16.6 33 .161 .290 .223 32.0 33.3 26.2 .214 .301 .253 30.0
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 -2.3 -1 60 8.0 16 .000 .000 .144 33.3 25.0 18.2 .155 .179 .219 0.0
2020 Cutter 2.1 1 55 7.3 17 .400 .400 .400 14.3 17.6 23.1 .286 .326 .322 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
2019 4-Seamer -0.9 -6 651 42.9 156 .268 .352 .314 11.4 10.9 8.8 .244 .325 .282 25.2
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 0 198 13.0 54 .333 .412 .348 12.4 13.0 13.5 .237 .267 .240 20.0
2019 Changeup -4.5 -9 197 13.0 59 .140 .246 .172 22.4 8.5 10.0 .194 .269 .207 18.9
2019 Slider -2.5 -4 173 11.4 48 .152 .217 .182 18.2 22.9 13.6 .165 .199 .183 17.1
2019 Cutter 0.7 0 69 4.5 24 .273 .409 .327 15.8 8.3 10.5 .172 .212 .211 15.0
2019 Splitter -6.9 -1 10 0.7 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 -13 6 4 -11
2021 565 2,126 -15 -11 19 9 1
2022 226 825 -9 -12 5 4 -12
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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 53.9 68.9 87.8 27.3 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 43.4 27.6 44.6 21.0 6.5 63.3
2021 2,126 50.8 64.9 89.2 24.5 66.0 42.1 26.9 45.1 15.4 8.3 70.5
2022 825 49.9 63.8 85.9 28.8 64.7 45.1 24.8 46.3 18.6 6.4 71.7
Player 5,219 51.4 65.9 87.3 26.1 68.7 43.2 27.4 46.5 16.6 8.0 71.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2019 1 10 1 1 1 2 2 4 2 94 7 93 84 62
2020 13 33 4 2 40 4 4 4 6 54 54 76 73 98
2021 6 27 2 1 32 1 1 12 4 96 47 93 79 100
2022 8 31 5 3 27 2 3 2 2 91 37 86 62 41
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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 3.1 -1 5 4 0 0.0
2022 -- 0 0.0 0 1 0 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 3 2 2 2 4 4 4 3 3 4 2 2 3 6
2022 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 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, 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 84.1 -2.7
Launch Angle 3.1 1.4 -1.7 2.8 1.4 5.1 2.3
Barrel % 1.2 1.5 0.3 .7 -0.8 1.1 0.4
Hard Hit % 19.5 26.7 7.2 26.9 0.2 23.3 -3.6
Sweet Spot % 22.3 30.5 8.2 27.6 -2.9 29 1.4
xBA .223 .238 0.015 .239 0.001 .244 0.005
BA .24 .201 -0.039 .3 0.099 .217 -0.083
xwOBA .242 .287 0.045 .283 -0.004 .283 0
wOBA .26 .254 -0.006 .329 0.075 .249 -0.08
xSLG .282 .308 0.026 .305 -0.003 .329 0.024
SLG .325 .266 -0.059 .378 0.112 .256 -0.122
K% 12.7 21.4 8.7 13.1 -8.3 13.7 0.6
BB% 4.5 9.4 4.9 8.7 -0.7 7.1 -1.6
Swing % 49.6 44.6 -5 45.1 0.5 46.3 1.2
Whiff% 15.1 21 5.9 15.4 -5.6 18.6 3.2
In Zone % 53.9 49.7 -4.2 50.8 1.1 49.9 -0.9
Out of Zone % 46.1 50.3 4.2 49.2 -1.1 50.1 0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 27.3 25.2 -2.1 24.5 -0.7 28.8 4.3
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 27.6 -2 26.9 -0.7 24.8 -2.1
First Pitch Strike % 62.7 62.5 -0.2 61.9 -0.6 60.6 -1.3
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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 565 34 6.0 .326 .371
2022 L 226 7 3.1 .253 .127

Pitch Tempo