Nicky Lopez

Nicky Lopez

Nicky Lopez: A Brief Biography

Nicky Lopez
Nicky Lopez(Source:- Getty Images )

The Kansas City Royals chose Nicholas Lopez as their 163rd overall pick in the 2016 MLB draft. Nicknamed “Shorts”, he has served as a second baseman for teams like the Kansas City Royals and the Atlanta Braves in his career so far. He is now representing the Chicago White Sox in the 2024 season.

Belonging from Naperville, Illinois, United States, Nicky Lopez debuted in the MLB on May 14, 2019 with the Kansas City Royals. He has developed into an impressive defensive infielder since his debut. He is notable for having an impressive performance throughout the 2021 season.

Nicky Lopez Personal's Information

NameNicholas Lopez
Age28 years old (as of March 2024)
DOBMarch 13, 1995
Mother NameAngela Lopez
Father nameBob Lopez
ProfessionBaseball Player
Net Worth$7 million (approximately)
Height5’11” (180 cm)
Weight185 lbs (83 kg)
EducationNaperville Central High School, Creighton University
Relationship StatusMarried

Nicky Lopez’s Early Life

Nicky Lopez was born and brought up in Naperville, Illinois, United States. He attended Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois, United States and played varsity baseball for his school team, the Naperville Central Redhawks. He was notable for achieving a batting average of .398 as a senior in 2013 for which the school inducted him into their athletic Hall of Fame on January 26, 2024. After completing his high school career, he enrolled at Creighton University and played collegiate baseball for the Creighton Bluejays. There, he had a memorable performance as a junior in 2016 when played 55 games, scored 2 home runs and achieved a batting average of .306. He was then drafted by the Kansas City Royals with the 163rd overall pick in the 2016 MLB draft and he started his professional career in the MiLB.

Throughout Nicky Lopez’s MiLB career, he represented teams like the Burlington Royals (Rookie), Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Double-A), Wilmington Blue Rocks (High-A), Surprise Saguaros and Omaha Storm Chasers (Triple-A). He finally arrived in the MLB on May 14, 2019 with the Kansas City Royals.

Nicky Lopez’s Personal Life

Nicky Lopez’s personal life consists of his father Bob Lopez, his mother Angela Lopez and his elder brothers Bobby Lopez and Anthony Lopez. He also recently married his wife Sydney Lopez in 2023. He is of Italian descent.

Nicky Lopez has involved himself with charity work off the field. He is a member of Operation Breakthrough. Through this initiative, he works to provide a safe, education and loving environment for poor children. He also aims to empower their families by providing them emergency aid, education and advocacy.

In 2021, as part of Nicky’s #1 initiative, Nicky Lopez hosted a 30 minute Zoom call with the kids from the Challenger Program at YMCA Kansas City. He initially wanted to host it at the Kauffman Stadium, however, the Covid-19 protocols made him change his decision. During the Zoom call, he answered questions from the kids on different subjects about him and baseball. He stated that it made him happy that he was able to make the kids smile for 30 minutes.

Nicky Lopez’s Family Background

Nicky Lopez
Nicky Lopez (Source:- Instagram, @bobbyxlo)

Nicky Lopez’s family includes his father Bob Lopez, his mother Angela Lopez and two elder brothers Bobby Lopez and Anthony Lopez. His family is Italian by ethnicity.

Bob Lopez is the father of Nicky Lopez. He is a former softball player. He has a shrine at the 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Nicky Lopez stated that he was always interested in his father’s games and would accompany him to the field and sit on the bench. This increased the bonding between father and son and also made Nicky Lopez realize that he wanted to become a baseball player. Likewise, Bob Lopez was also overjoyed on hearing that his son has been drafted by the Kansas City Royals. He felt that his son had achieved both of their dreams.

They have a phone call every Father’s Day. Moreover, Nicky Lopez usually wears a light blue colored jersey or uses a light blue colored bat to respect his father. Furthermore, he also gets gifts for his father.

Angela Lopez is the mother of Nicky Lopez. Both mother and son share a close bonding and often appear together on social media posts. Bobby Lopez is the eldest brother of Nicky Lopez and the first child. He presently works at Delta Beverages. Anthony Lopez is the elder brother of Nicky Lopez and the second child of the family. He presently works at Nicor Gas. Nicky Lopez’s entire family was there to cheer for him when he made his debut for the Kansas City Royals in MLB.

Nicky Lopez’s Wife

Nicky Lopez
Nicky Lopez (Source:- Instagram, @nlopez3)

Nicky Lopez is married to his wife Sydney Lopez. Previously known as Sydney Lamberty, she is a former collegiate basketball player for the Creighton Bluejays women’s team at Creighton University. She is also a former graphic designer and presently works as a recruiter at Atlas MedStaff in the Greater Omaha area.

Nicky Lopez’s and Sydney Lopez’s romantic relationship started at Creighton University. Back then, Sydney Lopez’s friend was dating a player from the collegiate baseball team. However, she wanted it to be a double date and encouraged Sydney Lopez to find somebody for herself from the team. Sydney Lopez eventually chose Nicky Lopez from the baseball team roster. Then, she sent him a message on Twitter and finally both of them met at a fraternity party. For the first year, they just talked with each other before starting a romantic relationship in April 2015. The couple finally got engaged in August 2021 at Milton Lee Olive Park in Chicago. They finally became husband and wife on November 17, 2023. Post marriage, the couple have planned to visit Greece in 2024 for their honeymoon.

They are also looking to start a family of their own in the next few years. They reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States.

Nicky Lopez’s Kids

Nicky Lopez and his wife Sydney Lopez do not have any children as of yet.

Nicky Lopez’s Social Media

Nicky Lopez enjoys social media presence. He is available on Instagram as @nlopez3 and it has 222 posts with 34.7K followers in it. He posts pictures of his professional baseball career as well as his personal life with his new wife and his family in this account.

Nicky Lopez can be found on X as @nick3Lopez and there are 18.9K followers in his account. He tweets information about his own professional baseball career as well as collegiate baseball in this account.

Nicky Lopez’s Net Worth

Nicky Lopez, as per online sources, has achieved an estimated net worth of approximately $7 million as of 2024. This net worth mainly comes from his baseball career, an increase in his salary through his contracts and his multiple endorsement deals with different brands.

Nicky Lopez as a Brand Ambassador

Nicky Lopez was chosen by Balance Athletica to be their first MLB brand ambassador on March 3, 2022.

Apart from being a brand ambassador, Nicky Lopez has also endorsed multiple brands in his MLB career so far. These include brands like T-Mobile, Rawlings, Bud Light, Vitality, Kansas City Credit Union, Sandlot Goods, Adidas, DirecTV and Jack Stack BBQ.

Nicky Lopez’s Investments

There is presently no information available in the public domain about Nicky Lopez making investments outside of his MLB career.

Nicky Lopez’s Career Stats

Throughout the past 5 seasons in the league, Nicky Lopez has impressed his teammates and fans with his skills as a defensive infielder as well as an impressive utility player. His MLB career stats so far are presented in a table format.

Categories Career Regular Season Stats
At-Bats 1706
Runs 220
Hits 425
Home Runs 6
Runs Batted In (RBI)131
Stolen Bases 42
Batting Average .249
On-Base Percentage (OBP).312
On-Base Percentage Plus Slugging Percentage (OPS).631

Nicky Lopez’s Achievements

Nicky Lopez is yet to achieve anything significant in his career. That being said, he has gained numerous achievements during his time in the MiLB. This is a look at all that he has achieved so far in his career:

Years Achievements
2016 APP Postseason All-Star Award winner, Organization All-Star
2017 CAR Mid-Season All-Star Award winner, AFL Rising Stars Award winner, AFL Player of the Week Award winner (November 11, 2017), Member of AFL All-Prospect Team
2018 Organization All-Star, TEX Mid-Season All Star Award winner

Nicky Lopez’s Contract

Nicky Lopez will earn $4,300,000 from the 2024 MLB season. He avoided arbitration and signed a 1-year contract worth $4,300,000 with the Chicago White Sox on January 11, 2024. Based on the contract, he has been guaranteed the same amount as annual average salary. This was his third arbitration contract. He will sign his fourth arbitration contract in the 2025 season, after which, he will start his unrestricted free agency in 2026.

Nicky Lopez first signed a contract with the Kansas City Royals on June 10, 2016, for which he got a signing bonus of $243,300. He next signed a 1-year contract worth $571,250 with the team on March 5, 2020. Then, he again signed a 1-year contract, worth $597,500 on March 1, 2021. He next settled in arbitration and signed a 1-year $2.55 million contract with the team on June 17, 2022. He then avoided arbitration and signed a 1-year contract worth $3.7 million with the team on January 13, 2023. The team then traded him on July 31, 2023 to the Atlanta Braves in return for Taylor Hearn. After the 2023 MLB season. the Atlanta Braves traded him on November 17, 2023 to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for Aaron Bummer. This led to Nicky Lopez signing his most recent contract in January 2024.

Nicky Lopez’s Diet

Nicky Lopez was able to get help regarding his diet plan from Whit Merrifield during his time with the Kansas City Royals. He also developed a diet and workout plan with the team’s nutritionist Erika Sharp. He stated that his diet mainly consists of a lot of chicken, vegetables and other foods that have high protein.

The plan that he developed with Erika Sharp included him eating lots of carbohydrates. Therefore potatoes, pasta and rice are a must for him. Chicken and fish help him get proteins. He also drinks smoothies and shakes which provide liquid calories. For dinner, he eats chicken with rice.

He developed a goal of eating 4000 calories per day. He even had to eat when he didn’t have any appetite. He stated that this diet plan has helped him to add 16 pounds to his weight. He also mentioned that it was tough to maintain such a routine, but he eventually managed to do so.

Nicky Lopez’s House

Nicky Lopez and his wife Sydney Lopez reside together in his apartment in North Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. However, he has not provided any details about this house to protect his privacy. He hails from Naperville, Illinois, United States and returns to his family home in Illinois during holidays.

Nicky Lopez, as per online sources, also has a house in Wisconsin, United States, which he acquired during his stint with the Kansas City Royals.

Nicky Lopez’s Cars

There is presently no information available in the public domain about the cars owned by Nicky Lopez.

FAQ's On Nicky Lopez

A. Nicky Lopez is 28 years old as of March 2024.

A. Nicky Lopez is representing the Chicago White Sox in the MLB. He also represented the Kansas City Royals and the Atlanta Braves in the past.

A. Nicky Lopez serves as a second baseman for the Chicago White Sox in the MLB.

A. Nicky Lopez was drafted into the MLB in 2016.

A. Nicky Lopez stands at 5’11” (180 cm) in height and he weighs around 185 lbs (83 kg). 

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