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Birth Date3-13-1995
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age24 years, 3 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2019 KCA 24 26 111 22 5 1 1 6 19 0 1 0 .210 .252 .305 71 -3.3 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
Career2611122511619010.210.252.30571-3.3-0.1-1.2-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2016 BNC Rk APP 62 283 .251 .323 .371 .296 96 16.1 8.4 3.9 151 0 7.8 5.4 3.4 2.9
2017 WIL A+ CAR 70 324 .253 .323 .386 .315 95 11.9 9.0 3.6 127 0 4.4 0.8 8.4 2.8
2017 NWA AA TEX 59 253 .262 .329 .386 .296 99 -5.6 6.9 1.8 70 0 -0.4 2.2 -6.5 0.4
2017 SUR Wnt AFL 20 90 .000 .000 .000 .439 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 NWA AA TEX 73 325 .258 .327 .396 .351 108 10.7 9.3 3.2 123 0 -4.3 2.8 7.3 1.9
2018 OMA AAA PCL 57 256 .266 .334 .409 .294 91 10.1 7.5 1.8 119 0 0.7 0.0 6.6 1.7
2019 KCA MLB AL 26 111 .250 .318 .420 .247 109 -8.7 3.3 -0.1 71 12 -1.2 -0.1 -3.3 -0.1
2019 OMA AAA PCL 31 138 .266 .348 .454 .352 94 11.6 4.7 1.1 154 0 3.9 -1.5 9.6 1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2016 BNC Rk APP 283 231 54 65 6 5 6 99 29 35 30 24 4 .281 .393 .429 .147 4 3
2017 NWA AA TEX 253 232 26 60 6 1 0 68 11 16 29 7 4 .259 .312 .293 .034 0 3
2017 WIL A+ CAR 324 285 42 84 12 7 2 116 27 36 23 14 8 .295 .376 .407 .112 0 2
2017 SUR Wnt AFL 90 81 15 31 5 2 2 46 10 7 14 3 2 .383 .433 .568 .185 1 0
2018 OMA AAA PCL 256 223 33 62 6 2 7 93 26 27 29 6 2 .278 .364 .417 .139 0 3
2018 NWA AA TEX 325 281 42 93 8 5 2 117 27 33 23 9 4 .331 .397 .416 .085 3 8
2019 OMA AAA PCL 138 116 27 41 6 1 3 58 13 20 5 9 3 .353 .457 .500 .147 0 0
2019 KCA MLB AL 111 105 11 22 5 1 1 32 5 6 19 1 0 .210 .252 .305 .095 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2019 405 0.5333 0.4667 0.8148 0.6204 0.2910 0.8433 0.7455 0.1852 0.0000
Career4050.53330.46670.81480.62040.29100.84330.74550.18520.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 KCA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Contract selected by Kansas City 5/14/19.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2016 (5-163) (Creighton). $243,300 signing bonus ($324,800 slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 339 46 88 8 2 10 36 26 46 6 3 .289 .346 .426 111 19.4 2B 5, SS 0 2.5
80o 321 42 81 8 2 9 33 24 44 6 3 .279 .336 .414 104 14.5 2B 5, SS 0 2.0
70o 308 40 74 7 2 8 31 22 43 5 2 .265 .321 .391 99 11.3 2B 5, SS 0 1.7
60o 297 37 71 7 2 8 29 21 42 5 2 .263 .319 .393 95 8.8 2B 5, SS 0 1.4
50o 287 35 66 6 2 7 27 20 41 5 2 .253 .309 .372 90 6.5 2B 4, SS 0 1.1
40o 277 33 62 6 1 7 26 18 40 4 2 .246 .299 .361 86 4.3 2B 4, SS 0 0.9
30o 266 31 56 5 1 6 24 17 39 4 2 .230 .284 .333 82 2.3 2B 4, SS 0 0.7
20o 253 29 53 5 1 6 22 16 38 4 2 .229 .280 .338 77 0.0 2B 4, SS 0 0.4
10o 235 26 46 4 1 5 20 14 36 3 1 .213 .262 .310 70 -2.8 2B 4, SS 0 0.1
Weighted Mean289366662728204152.251.307.369916.92B 4, SS 01.2

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DateQuestionAnswer
2019-05-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Nicky Lopez has a mere 4 Ks in more than 100 ABs. Mountcastle also playing well. Will they be up soon?
(Vic from Baltimore)
I'm a sucker for guys like Lopez. I love the contact profile and think the use of the MLB ball will unlock *some* power so he's not a zero there. I'm a fan.

I like Mountcastle less. He doesn't walk much and doesn't really have a defensive position, although I guess that matters less in Baltimore than pretty much anywhere else. (Mark Barry)
2019-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a salary cap dynasty league, with a middle infield roster crunch. I have Segura, Tim Anderson & Villar as MI starters, all on long-term contracts, and Kingery on the bench. But Cole Tucker and Nicky Lopez are going to hit their 100-AB minimums, and i don't have spots for all 5. Who is/are odd man/men out? Thanks
(Slappy from NC)
Lopez easily. Probably Tucker as the other guy, assuming you're in a roto and steals are a category. Villar is a big value there and less so in points league and the like. (Craig Goldstein)
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)Luis Arraez off to an amazing MLB start. Seeing lots of people saying swing comps to Tony Gwynn’s. Did he just make his way into top 100 prospects?
(Fightingmoose from Manitoba)
Nah, don't think so. But if he could get regular playing time, he could be Slow Nicky Lopez, maybe. (Jon Hegglund)
2019-05-24 15:00:00 (link to chat)Luis Arraez off to an amazing MLB start. Seeing lots of people saying swing comps to Tony Gwynn’s. Did he just make his way into top 100 prospects?
(Fightingmoose from Manitoba)
Nah, don't think so. But if he could get regular playing time, he could be Slow Nicky Lopez, maybe. (Jon Hegglund)
2018-08-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)What's the difference in Nick Madrigal and Nicky Lopez the profiles seem similar yet all the love for madrigal and you rarely hear about Lopez?
(bphil2712 from The Ozarks )
Madrigal's hit tool is more than a grade better than Lopez's and Madrigal has more speed. Not to mention the lack of strikeouts (4 in 146 PA). And I think we've all come to agree that short guys with elite bat control are worth more than we think, which is why Madrigal gets the hype. I agree that no one talks about Lopez. He can take a walk, something Madrigal is still learning to do, but otherwise is a little uninspiring. (Eddy Almaguer)
2018-06-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Nicky Lopez can be an average regular for the Royals, and if so, how soon?
(dave from bama)
We had a spirited discussion on Lopez last offseason in the context of the Royals list and he definitely had his backers. With the way he's hit at Double-A he may just be awaiting a Whit Merrifield deal. (Jeffrey Paternostro)


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