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Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
3%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1481.21613140
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019KC1033794491230185111.276.325.240
2020KC24678161571603.311.343.239

Player Updates

September 7, 2020 03:32 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Sitting again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Indians, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

On the bench for the second time in three days, Lopez's grip on an everyday role looks to be loosening. Whit Merrifield will cover the keystone in place of Lopez, who is slashing a mediocre .214/.290/.286 on the season.

September 6, 2020 03:04 AM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez isn't starting Saturday against the White Sox, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Lopez recorded hits in each of the past two games, but he'll get a breather Saturday. Whit Merrifield will shift to second base with Bubba Starling starting in center field.

August 30, 2020 01:40 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Drops in order
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez will start at second base and will bat eighth Sunday against the White Sox, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Lopez batted second in the Kansas City order over a stretch of seven games earlier this month, but after failing to heat up at the plate, he's since returned to the bottom third of the lineup. He'll stick in the No. 8 spot for the sixth game in a row after going 2-for-16 over the previous five contests, dropping his season slash line to .205/.286/.284 in the process.

August 9, 2020 02:20 AM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Provides first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 9-6 win over the Twins. He was also caught stealing.

Lopez did not let his caught stealing in the second inning get him down; the second baseman bounced back in the fourth with his first long ball of the year. It was just his second extra-base hit of the season and Lopez still has a ways to go before he can be considered a viable mixed-league candidate.

August 5, 2020 04:00 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (lower leg) is starting at second base and hitting ninth Wednesday against the Cubs.

Lopez is back in action after missing a couple of games with a bruised shin. He's 3-for-18 (.167) with a double through nine games this season.

August 3, 2020 03:48 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Remains out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (shin) remains on the bench Monday against the Cubs, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Lopez left Saturday's game against the White sox after bruising his shin while turning a double play, though he appeared off the bench in Sunday's contest. Whit Merrifield remains the starter at second base Monday.

August 2, 2020 01:24 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Sitting with injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (shin) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.

Lopez exited early in Saturday's loss to the White Sox with a shin contusion, and while the injury is believed to be minor, manager Mike Matheny evidently thought that the youngster could benefit from a day of rest. Whit Merrifield will cover second base in place of Lopez in the series finale.

August 2, 2020 10:08 AM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Makes precautionary exit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was removed from Saturday's game against the White Sox with a shin contusion, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old sustained the injury when he was slid into while turning a double play, but it doesn't appear to be too serious. Lopez went 0-for-2 before leaving the contest and is day-to-day.

July 30, 2020 02:44 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not starting Thursday against the Tigers, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Whit Merrifield is starting at the keystone in place of Lopez, with Brett Phillips covering center field. Through six appearances this season, Lopez has collected just one hit in 11 at-bats.

July 27, 2020 03:28 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Sitting again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Tigers.

Lopez will play a bench role once again Monday after going 1-for-6 with two walks and a strikeout over appearances in the first three games. Whit Merrifield will shift to second base with Brett Phillips starting in center field.

July 26, 2020 09:52 AM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not in Sunday's lineup against the Indians.

He is 1-for-5 with two walks, a strikeout and one caught stealing in two games. Whit Merrifield will start at the keystone while Brett Phillips gets the start in center field.

March 19, 2020 03:08 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Favorite at second base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is expected to begin the 2020 season as the Royals' everyday second baseman, Griffin Fabits of The Kansas City Star reports.

The 25-year-old finished the 2019 campaign splitting time between shortstop and the keystone, but Alalberto Mondesi's return to full health will keep him at second base. Lopez had 402 plate appearances in his rookie campaign but suffered from inconsistency, as evidenced by a .240/.276/.325 slash line with two home runs and one stolen base. Lopez provided quality defense, but he'll need to improve upon the 62.2-percent groundball rate and 4.5-percent walk rate he posted last season.

September 29, 2019 10:52 AM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: On bench Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Twins.

Lopez started the previous five games and went 8-for-16 with five doubles, three runs scored and four RBI, but he'll take a seat in the season finale. Humberto Arteaga will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday in his place.

September 25, 2019 12:12 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Another multi-hit effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-6 win over the Braves.

Lopez picked up right where he left off following Monday's off day; after going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles Sunday against the Twins, the rookie added three more hits -- including two run-scoring doubles -- in Tuesday's series opener. He's now slashing 294/.310/.412 with one home run and seven doubles over his past 25 games.

September 5, 2019 11:12 AM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not in Thursday's lineup against the Tigers.

He will sit for a third straight game after starting eight in a row. Lopez is hitting .250/.267/.341 with one home run and zero steals over his last 25 games.

September 4, 2019 01:52 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Remains on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Detroit.

Lopez sits for the second straight contest. Whit Merrifield moves in to start at second base, with Ryan McBroom starting in right field.

September 3, 2019 02:08 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Day off Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not starting Tuesday against the Tigers.

Lopez has gone hitless in three straight games, immediately following a stretch in which he recorded a hit in 12 straight games. Humberto Arteaga starts at second base in his absence.

August 26, 2019 03:24 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Drives in three
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Sunday's 9-8 win over the Indians in 10 innings.

Lopez's two-run double in the eighth inning looked like it would provide plenty of cushion for the Royals, but the bullpen squandered a five-run advantage before Ryan O'Hearn's solo blast won it for Kansas City in extras. Though Lopez is holding down an everyday role, don't expect much consistent impact from him as a run producer. He had driven in only 12 runs in 34 games since the All-Star break before tying his career high with the three RBI in the series finale.

August 24, 2019 04:12 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Gets day off Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Whit Merrifield will slide over to second base as Cheslor Cuthbert will start at third base and hit fifth against right-hander Mike Clevinger. Lopez had made nine straight starts, going 9-for-28 with a home run, four RBI, and three runs scored over that span. The left-handed-hitting middle infielder is slashing .213/.247/.290 in 234 plate appearances against righties.

August 19, 2019 01:28 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Drives in pair of runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's 11-5 loss to the Mets.

After batting ninth in each of the Royals' previous four contests, Lopez moved into the two hole with Alex Gordon receiving a breather in the series finale. While he acquitted himself reasonably well as the No. 2 hitter, Lopez's body of work during his rookie campaign probably isn't enough to earn him a prominent spot in the batting order when the Royals make all of their regulars available. Through 12 games in August, Lopez is slashing .200/.238/.250 with no home runs or stolen bases.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Minnesota53150 .345 .340 .283
vs Perez (Career)720 .429.444.286
vs LHP105281 .306 .343 .267
Last 7 Games
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9/15@DET2010020
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020KC491481432113173505.216.305.2840.589
2019KC1033794491230185111.240.276.3250.601
Total15252758123343358616.233.285.3130.598
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020KC49704202200
2019KC10322212304105
Total15229216506305
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-Burlington622315465656293530244.281.393.429
2017AA-Northwest Arkansas N59232266061011162974.259.312.293
2017AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock7028542841272273623148.295.376.407
2018AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers57223336262726272962.278.364.417
2018AAX-Northwest Arkansas N73281429385227332394.331.398.416
2019AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers3111627416131320593.353.457.500
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/175
Birthdate:
3/13/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Naperville, IL
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
2