player photo

1 Nicky Lopez 2B

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
210.190110
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019KC1033794491230185111.276.325.240
2020KC91813012501.250.222.167

Player Updates

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.

August 11, 2019 09:36 AM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

He will sit for a second day in a row and is hitting just .198 with zero home runs and zero steals in 86 at-bats since the All-Star break. Humberto Arteaga starts at shortstop and will hit eighth.

August 10, 2019 01:48 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Sitting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

He is 4-for-25 with zero home runs and zero steals in seven games this month. Humberto Arteaga is starting at shortstop and hitting ninth.

July 29, 2019 01:20 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Heads to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not starting Monday against the Blue Jays.

Lopez has shifted over to shortstop with Adalberto Mondesi on the injured list with a shoulder injury. He's recorded a poor .552 OPS on the season and a .415 mark in the month of July, though, so he may not be able to hold down an everyday spot. He'll sit in favor of Humberto Arteaga (and his .471 OPS) on Monday.

July 26, 2019 04:52 PM
Royals' Nicky Lopez: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is not in the lineup Friday against the Indians, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Lopez is slashing just .167/.189/.194 with just two extra-base hits (both doubles) and zero steals, so he'll head to the bench following a string of three straight starts. In his place, Whit Merrifield is covering the keystone and hitting leadoff.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Minnesota53150 .345 .340 .283
vs Perez (Career)720 .429.444.286
vs LHP105281 .306 .343 .267
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/27@DET0000000
7/28@DET1000000
7/29@DET4000000
7/31CHW3110000
8/1CHW2000000
8/2CHW2010100
8/5CHC3010000
Fantasy Points By Week
1

3

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020KC102114012501.191.261.2380.499
2019KC1033794491230185111.240.276.3250.601
Total1134004595231205612.237.276.3200.596
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020KC1010500000
2019KC10322212304105
Total11323212804105
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