2B,3B,SS - KC
Nicky Lopez went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a stolen base in Kansas City’s 3-2 win against the Tigers on Sunday.
Lopez stole his 13th base of the season in the 6th inning after reaching base on a two-out single. Lopez has now hit safely in six of his last seven games and is 9-for-26 (.346) during that span. Lopez is slashing .244/.300/.294 with 18 RBI, 48 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases in 394 at-bats this season but remains without a home run.
Nicky Lopez is not in the Royals’ starting lineup for their series finale in Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon.
Lopez will get Wednesday’s game off for rest after starting 14 of 16 games so far in August. Lopez has hit safely in 10 of those 14 games and is 12-for-45 (.267) during that span. However, Lopez has just two RBI (both on August 11) since July 15 and zero extra-base hits since a triple on July 24. Maikel Garcia will start at shortstop and bat 9th for Lopez against the Twins on Wednesday afternoon.
Nicky Lopez went 1-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base in Kansas City’s 5-3 win against the White Sox on Thursday.
Lopez has now hit safely in seven of 10 games so far in August and stole his fifth base of the month. Lopez is slashing .246/.301/.290 with 11 doubles, two triples, 40 runs scored, 15 RBI, and 12 stolen bases in 334 at-bats this season. Lopez is up to 12 steals on the season, good 2nd on the Royals, and 15th in the American League. Lopez’s proclivity to steal, with the point premium placed on them, makes him an intriguing low-cost plug-in for DFS lineups, especially GPPs.
Nicky Lopez went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored, and two stolen bases in Kansas City’s 7-3 victory over the Red Sox on Thursday.
Lopez's two steals bring his season total up to 10. Lopez has hit safely in five of his last seven games and is 6-for-18 (.333) with two walks, five runs scored, and four stolen bases. Lopez is slashing .249/.308/.297 with 13 RBI in 313 at-bats this season but has yet to hit a home run. Lopez continues to carry the most value in DFS formats rather than season-long leagues with his scoring coming in random bunches and his low-cost value.
Nicky Lopez went 1-for-4 with a triple and a run scored in Kansas City's 5-3 loss to Oakland on Sunday.
Lopez hit his third triple of the season to lead off the 6th inning on Sunday before scoring on a Carlos Santana single. Lopez is 9-for-51 (.176) in June and is slashing just .217/.283/.266 in 207 at-bats across 66 games this season. Lopez is worthy of spots starts in DFS lineups only but correctly predicting when he will have a good or even decent game is a crapshoot. Fantasy managers should steer clear in anything but DFS or deep AL-only leagues.