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James Loney

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

AVG

.290

HR

9

RBI

69

R

59

SB

4

2014 Preseason Projections

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After a few seasons in Los Angeles and a short stay in Boston that seemed to display a career on the decline, Loney bounced back as a big player for Tampa Bay and resurrected his career in the process...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 5/7/1984   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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James Loney Contract Information:

Agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Rays in December of 2013.

September 24, 2014  –  James Loney News

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Loney is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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James Loney Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 AA JAC 105 445 396 39 94 25 19 2 4 35 5 5 44 75 0 2 3 .237 .317 .326 .643
2005 21 AA JAC 139 577 507 74 144 44 32 1 11 65 0 4 60 87 1 7 2 .284 .358 .416 .774
2006 22 AAA LAS 98 406 366 64 139 43 33 2 8 67 9 5 32 34 0 6 2 .380 .426 .546 .972
2006 22 MAJ LAD 48 111 102 20 29 15 6 5 4 18 1 0 8 10 0 0 1 .284 .342 .559 .901
2007 23 AAA LAS 58 261 233 28 65 21 19 1 1 32 2 1 25 48 0 3 0 .279 .345 .382 .727
2007 23 MAJ LAD 96 375 344 41 114 37 18 4 15 67 0 1 28 48 0 2 1 .331 .381 .538 .919
2008 24 MAJ LAD 161 651 595 66 172 54 35 6 13 90 6 4 45 85 1 7 3 .289 .338 .434 .772
2009 25 MAJ LAD 158 651 576 73 162 40 25 2 13 90 7 3 70 68 1 4 0 .281 .357 .399 .756
2010 26 MAJ LAD 161 648 588 67 157 53 41 2 10 88 10 5 52 95 0 4 4 .267 .329 .395 .723
2011 27 MAJ LAD 158 582 531 56 153 43 30 1 12 65 4 0 42 67 3 5 1 .288 .339 .416 .755
2012 28 MAJ BOS 30 106 100 5 23 4 2 0 2 8 0 0 5 12 0 1 0 .230 .264 .310 .574
2012 28 MAJ LAD 114 359 334 32 85 22 18 0 4 33 0 3 23 39 1 1 0 .254 .302 .344 .646
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BOS/LAD 144 465 434 37 108 26 20 0 6 41 0 3 28 51 1 2 0 .249 .293 .336 .630
2013 29 MAJ TB 158 598 549 54 164 46 33 0 13 75 3 1 44 77 1 4 0 .299 .348 .430 .778
2014 30 MAJ TB 155 651 600 59 174 36 27 0 9 69 4 0 41 80 0 6 4 .290 .336 .380 .716
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3-Year Averages     153 546 504 49 141 37 27 0 10 60 2 1 38 65 1 3 0 .280 .328 .393 .721
Career  (View All)     1239 4,732 4,319 473 1,233 350 235 20 95 603 35 17 358 581 7 34 14 .285 .340 .415 .755

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James Loney Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .336 .380 .716
Sep. 27 @Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .337 .381 .718
Sep. 26 @Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .336 .381 .717
Sep. 25 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .289 .335 .380 .715
Sep. 24 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .335 .381 .716
Sep. 21 CWS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .336 .382 .718
Sep. 20 CWS 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .335 .382 .717
Sep. 19 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .335 .382 .717
Sep. 17 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .336 .382 .718
Sep. 16 NYY 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .338 .385 .723
Sep. 15 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .336 .383 .719
Sep. 14 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .336 .384 .720
Sep. 12 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .338 .386 .724
Sep. 11 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .291 .339 .387 .726
Sep. 10 @NYY 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .339 .388 .727
Sep. 9 @NYY 4 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .337 .385 .722
Sep. 7 Bal 6 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .334 .377 .711
Sep. 6 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .330 .368 .698
Sep. 5 Bal 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .329 .368 .697
Sep. 4 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 3 Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .330 .370 .700
Sep. 2 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .330 .371 .701
Sep. 1 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .331 .372 .703
Aug. 31 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .333 .375 .708
Aug. 30 Bos 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .335 .377 .712
Aug. 29 Bos 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .336 .376 .712
Aug. 28 @Bal 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .335 .375 .710
Aug. 27 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .333 .372 .705
Last 7 Days 22 1 7 0 0 0 3 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 .318 .375 .318 .693
Last 14 Days 46 3 13 1 0 0 3 2 10 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .313 .304 .617
Last 30 Days 104 9 33 4 0 2 9 5 18 0 0 0 0 2 .317 .349 .413 .762

James Loney: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 152 4
2013 154 1
2012 133
2011 150 1
2010 160
2009 155

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James Loney Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014172111201.256.314.601
2013154173211.299.390.729
20129260100.217.261.508

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014428488493.304.407.762
20133953710542.299.446.797
2012342316310.257.357.662

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014293344402.300.392.744
2013273247292.245.374.663
2012201150190.259.308.620

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014307255292.280.368.689
2013276306461.351.486.889
2012233226220.240.361.637
James Loney Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 AA JAC 445 396 9.9% 16.9% 0.59 81% .284 .089
2005 21 AA JAC 577 507 10.4% 15.1% 0.69 83% .325 .132
2006 22 AAA LAS 406 366 7.9% 8.4% 0.94 91% .404 .166
2006 22 MAJ LAD 111 102 7.2% 9% 0.80 90% .284 .275
2007 23 AAA LAS 261 233 9.6% 18.4% 0.52 79% .348 .103
2007 23 MAJ LAD 375 344 7.5% 12.8% 0.58 86% .352 .207
2008 24 MAJ LAD 651 595 6.9% 13.1% 0.53 86% .320 .145
2009 25 MAJ LAD 651 576 10.8% 10.4% 1.03 88% .301 .118
2010 26 MAJ LAD 648 588 8% 14.7% 0.55 84% .304 .128
2011 27 MAJ LAD 582 531 7.2% 11.5% 0.63 87% .312 .128
2012 28 MAJ BOS 106 100 4.7% 11.3% 0.42 88% .244 .080
2012 28 MAJ LAD 359 334 6.4% 10.9% 0.59 88% .278 .090
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ BOS/LAD 465 434 6% 11% 0.55 88% .271 .087
2013 29 MAJ TB 598 549 7.4% 12.9% 0.57 86% .329 .131
2014 30 MAJ TB 651 600 6.3% 12.3% 0.51 87% .323 .090
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3-Year Averages     546 504 7% 11.9% 0.58 87% .305 .113
Career     4,732 4,319 7.6% 12.3% 0.62 87% .312 .130

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2014 Stat Review for James Loney    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.290 AVG
GOOD
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.323 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.380 SLG
WEAK
.090 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.51 BB/K
GOOD
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
12.3% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.716 OPS
WEAK
.336 OBP
GOOD

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James Loney: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Loney is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

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Loney went 4-for-6 with a solo homer and one run scored in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Orioles.

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Loney is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Loney went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Red Sox.

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Loney is not in the lineup Thursday against Detroit, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Loney went 3-for-4 with his seventh home run of the season and three RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers.

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Loney was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run Wednesday in a 10-1 win against the Rangers.

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Loney is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

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Loney went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a couple of runs scored in Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Angels.

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Loney went 3-for-5 with a run scored in the Rays' win over the Angels on Saturday night.

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Loney crushed a game-winning solo homer in the sixth inning of Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

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Loney was 1-for-4 with a solo home run as the Rays dropped a 4-1 decision to Baltimore in the nightcap of a doubleheader Friday night.

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Loney went 2-for-4 with two singles and one RBI in Monday's 8-1 loss to the Pirates.

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Loney is not in the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Steve Carney of WDAE 620 AM reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Loney finished out the 2012 season in Boston after Los Angeles included him in the package to land Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford. He hit less for the Red Sox than he did for the Dodgers and experienced career lows in average, on-base percentage and OPS. Loney never hit for enough power nor got on base enough to be even an average first baseman. However, he's quietly amassed a .287/.344/.415 line against right-handed pitching while grading out as one of the league's best defenders at first base over the past three seasons, so it's possible that Tampa Bay could revive his career much like they did with Casey Kotchman.

2012

Just looking at Loney's raw numbers, it's pretty easy to say that he's a first baseman who will hit in the .280s with below average power, a solid RBI count and a good glove. The key question for the free agent-to-be is this: is his 2011 second half - .320/.380/.534 - for real? Hard to say, though we do know that in each of Loney's four full big league seasons that he's yet to top 13 home runs. Loney doesn't strike out a lot and the swing is looks nice, but can he be a 25-homer type guy? The Dodgers are bringing him back for another year in the hopes that he is, but the questions remain.

2011

Loney continues to earn points for consistency, but he's also showing no signs of being an average or better offensive first baseman. In each of his three full big league seasons, Loney has yet to top 13 home runs (10 in 2010), and though he did rack up a career-high 41 doubles last year, he also finished with just a .267 average. Since 2008, Loney has an .820 OPS with runners in scoring position, allowing him to finish with impressive RBI totals, but fantasy owners can do better at a position with plenty of power-hitting depth on draft day.

2010

Loney finished with a .281/.357/.399 line, including 13 homers and 90 RBI. The homers and RBI were identical to the marks Loney recorded in 2008. Four of Loney's home runs came in the month of September, giving us at least some hope of a mini power surge next year. The lack of home-run power is the only thing standing in the way of Loney being a viable fantasy option in shallower leagues, but the ability is already there for him to be an annual .300 hitter.

2009

Loney hit .289/.338/.434 in 595 at-bats, driving in 90 runs and stealing seven bases in his first full season as the club's first baseman. It was a step back from the .919 OPS in 344 at-bats in 2007, and Loney's long-term power potential continues to be in question. The guess here is that he'll settle in as a 20-homer guy, but .300 seasons should quickly become the norm. Look for slightly better numbers in 2009.

2008

It took them awhile, but on Jun. 10, with Nomar Garciaparra hitting .274 with just one home run, the Dodgers turned to their future at first base. Loney proceeded to exceed expectations, batting .331/.381/.538 in 344 at-bats. After hitting just one home run in 233 at-bats in Triple-A, Loney's 15 (eight in September) were a pleasant surprise. We're not expecting quite the same production in his first full year in 2008, but something along the lines of a .300 average, 20 home runs, and 90 RBI should be attainable.

2007

Loney, long touted as a top prospect, has battled injuries and high expectations ever since his selection as the team's first-round pick in 2002, but it appeared to all come together for him in 2006. Loney led all minor league hitters with a .380 average, but even more important, he at least did a little to allieviate concerns about his lack of power, improving his extra-base hit total from 44 to 58 in 2006 in fewer at-bats. The negative: by re-signing Nomar Garciaparra and inking Luis Gonzalez to play outfield, Loney has no spot open for him in 2007. Sure, there will be injuries, but barring a trade, Loney looks to be an in-year fantasy addition in most leagues.

2006

Loney had a relatively disappointing season at Double-A Jacksonville last year, hitting .284/.357/.419 with only 11 homers and 44 extra-base hits. We've been waiting for him to grow into his power for a while now, and at some point it'll have to be asked whether it's ever coming.

2005

Loney is considered one of the top prospects in the Dodgers farm system. He impressed in spring training in 2004 but then broke a finger early in the minor league season, causing him to miss five weeks. His poor numbers indicate that the injury affected him for much of the season. However, his strong showing in the Arizona Fall League indicates he is healthy again. Loney has yet to produce the kind of power numbers expected of him but as a 21-year-old at Double-A there is time for that to develop.

2004

Loney is one of the few legitimate offensive prospects in the Dodgers' minor league system, performing well in low Single-A in 2003. His likely arrival would come in 2006, but he needs to turn some of his doubles into home runs before that happens.

2003

Dodgers 1st round pick in 2002 draft. A broken wrist during the last month of season ended his season prematurely and prevented him from playing fall baseball. Loney showed impressive on-base skills in a limited stint with Class A Vero Beach.