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KC Royals Infielder Nicky Lopez Makes MLB’s Statcast 2022 All-Defense Team

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KC Royals Infielder Nicky Lopez Makes MLB’s Statcast 2022 All-Defense Team

Despite being one of the best defensive players in all of baseball over the past two seasons, Kansas City Royals infielder Nicky Lopez has not experienced even as much as a nomination for a Rawlings Gold Glove Award. His continued excellence in the field didn’t go completely unnoticed in 2022, though, as a recent article lumped him in with some truly elite company.

On MLB.com, David Adler included a list of the best fielders around the diamond this past season. Statcast’s Outs Above Average (OAA) was used as the major deciding factor in choosing players, and Lopez made the cut as a utility player. Here’s what Adler wrote about the Statcast 2022 All-Defense Team member:

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