Nicky Lopez – 2022 Player Outlook: Should provide a decent batting average with 15-20 steals

Nicky Lopez – 2022 Player Outlook: Should provide a decent batting average with 15-20 steals

2 hours agoKansas City Royals second baseman Nicky Lopez struggled to start the season, hitting .227 with 14.5,000 percent in the team’s first 48 games. In June, he caught fire, pulverizing the ball downfield, hitting .333 in 66 plate appearances. After the All-Star break, the 26-year-old looked comfortable at the plate, cutting .330/.379/.423 and a .351 WOBA while slipping 14 of 15 sacks in 70 games. Overall, he’s slashed .300 / .365 / .378 with two homers, 43 RBIs, 78 runs scored and 22 stolen bases in 2021. His BAIP is up 87 runs from 2020 to last season, making his average .300 unsustainable. Is he a .300 or .220 hitter (posted a .228 batting average in his first two big league seasons), or somewhere in between? Lopez has no power but is expected to reach second for the Royals as he has shown his ability to get on the base and be a threat on the base paths with his 79 sprint speed. Foggernaut projects the Royals second baseman will cut .267/.334/.359 with five home runs, 14 stolen bases and 62 runs scored. According to RotoBaller’s expected draft values, Lopez’s Steamer projection is less than fair value at his current NFBC ADP of 228. Lopez should provide fantasy managers with a decent batting average and around 15 steals, but not much of a boost. another in 2022.Brad Camara – RotoBaller

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