Nicky Lopez
2B | Bats/Throws: L/R | 5' 11" 180LBS | Age: 28
Draft: 2016 | Rd: 5, #163, Kansas City Royals | Creighton
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 565 497 78 149 2 22 .300 .365 .378 .743
2022 480 436 51 99 0 13 .227 .281 .273 .554
2023 262 225 32 52 1 6 .231 .326 .307 .633
5 Seasons 1,901 1,706 220 425 6 42 .249 .312 .319 .631
AVG HR SB OPS
2021 .300 2 22 .743
2022 .227 0 13 .554
2023 .231 1 6 .633
5 Seasons .249 6 42 .631
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

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 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
Player 7178 1475 17 1.2 0.9 85.8 107.9 3.0 28.2 .236 .303 .281 .274 .279 23.8 14.2 7.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 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 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
Player 58.4 15.1 23.0 3.5 27.4 43.5 29.1 6.8 45.8 19.1 23.3 3.1 1.2 0.9
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 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 -1.7 -7 399 39.0 90 .189 .270 .289 22.3 20.0 17.5 .214 .294 .295 27.6
2023 Sinker -0.3 0 157 15.4 43 .211 .263 .271 24.2 20.9 28.1 .224 .262 .270 27.6
2023 Slider -1.4 -2 112 11.0 32 .148 .148 .200 29.1 18.8 12.8 .207 .296 .275 27.3
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 1.2 1 84 8.2 20 .438 .563 .490 27.3 0.0 0.0 .338 .410 .398 31.3
2023 Splitter 1.0 0 39 3.8 17 .188 .250 .274 20.0 11.8 14.3 .192 .228 .212 7.1
2023 Sweeper 3.4 1 29 2.8 7 .429 .571 .436 14.3 0.0 0.0 .402 .471 .382 14.3
2023 Slurve 3.6 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2022 4-Seamer -1.0 -8 749 42.5 199 .274 .324 .318 10.6 6.5 7.1 .275 .376 .316 30.6
2022 Curveball 0.1 0 215 12.2 57 .208 .264 .269 26.4 21.1 15.8 .257 .307 .294 7.3
2022 Sinker -0.8 -2 212 12.0 68 .250 .267 .295 15.0 13.2 18.8 .225 .275 .256 25.9
2022 Slider -1.2 -2 211 12.0 49 .233 .326 .266 28.6 16.3 11.6 .257 .318 .276 23.7
2022 Changeup -4.6 -8 178 10.1 52 .104 .125 .154 23.9 21.2 18.6 .145 .164 .170 2.6
2022 Cutter -3.2 -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 3 856 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 -1 280 13.2 62 .276 .362 .296 21.7 12.9 9.4 .217 .265 .228 15.1
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 0.8 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 0.2 0 37 1.7 6 .200 .400 .325 33.3 33.3 18.2 .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 -1.4 -4 263 35.1 60 .224 .306 .310 16.7 16.7 12.7 .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 -4 104 13.9 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 -1.1 -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 .172 22.4 8.5 10.2 .194 .269 .207 19.2
2019 Slider -3.0 -5 167 11.0 48 .152 .217 .167 19.7 25.0 16.0 .164 .194 .181 18.2
2019 Cutter 0.8 1 70 4.6 24 .273 .409 .327 15.8 8.3 10.0 .172 .212 .211 15.0
2019 Splitter -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 397 1,502 -21 -15 7 5 -24
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
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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 1,022 51.5 67.9 84.6 26.6 59.1 41.7 30.5 47.9 22.0 6.7 81.2
Player 7,178 51.3 66.9 86.8 26.8 68.3 43.0 29.4 47.4 17.3 7.8 74.1
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 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 68
2020 12 34 4 2 40 4 4 4 22 6 54 55 76 60 72 99 42
2021 7 27 2 1 33 1 1 12 52 4 96 47 93 69 79 100 76
2022 6 43 3 1 23 2 2 2 27 1 93 20 88 44 59 98 38
2023 34 57 96 43
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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 --
2023 24.2 1 1.1 0 2 0 1 100.0
Player 20.9 6 7.8 -2 12 8 2 33.3

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
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
Player 6 9 9 12 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 4
! 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 86.7 1.8
Launch Angle 3.1 1.4 -1.7 2.8 1.4 4.9 2.1 0.5 -4.4
Barrel % 1.2 1.5 0.3 0.7 -0.8 1.6 0.9 1.1 -0.5
Hard Hit % 19.5 26.7 7.2 26.9 0.2 22.9 -4.0 23.7 0.8
Sweet Spot % 22.3 30.5 8.2 27.6 -2.9 31.3 3.7 32.1 0.8
xBA .223 .238 0.015 .239 0.001 .243 0.004 .234 -0.009
BA .240 .201 -0.039 .300 0.099 .227 -0.073 .231 0.004
xwOBA .242 .287 0.045 .283 -0.004 .273 -0.010 .292 0.019
wOBA .260 .254 -0.006 .329 0.075 .251 -0.078 .288 0.037
xSLG .282 .308 0.026 .305 -0.003 .312 0.007 .311 -0.001
SLG .325 .266 -0.059 .378 0.112 .273 -0.105 .307 0.034
K% 12.7 21.4 8.7 13.1 -8.3 13.1 0.0 15.3 2.2
BB% 4.5 9.4 4.9 8.7 -0.7 6.0 -2.7 9.9 3.9
Swing % 49.6 44.6 -5.0 45.1 0.5 49.1 4.0 47.9 -1.2
Whiff% 15.1 21.0 5.9 15.4 -5.6 17.3 1.9 22.0 4.7
In Zone % 53.8 49.7 -4.1 50.8 1.1 50.5 -0.3 51.5 1.0
Out of Zone % 46.2 50.3 4.1 49.2 -1.1 49.5 0.3 48.5 -1.0
Out of Zone Swing % 27.2 25.2 -2.0 24.5 -0.7 30.0 5.5 26.6 -3.4
First Pitch Swing % 29.6 27.6 -2.0 26.9 -0.7 32.3 5.4 30.5 -1.8
First Pitch Strike % 62.7 62.5 -0.2 61.9 -0.6 62.1 0.2 58.0 -4.1
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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 543 62 11.4 .324 .336
2022 Shifts L 480 31 6.5 .250 .258
2023 Shades L 262 40 15.3 .308 .180
! 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