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James Loney

32-Year-Old First Baseman – New York Mets

2016 Stats

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.272

HR

6

RBI

26

R

24

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Loney has always been a decent player that does little to move the needle for fantasy owners, known for a good glove at first base but nowhere near the power one would expect from a regular player at ...

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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:

Signed a minor league contract with the Padres in April of 2016.

August 26, 2016  –  James Loney News

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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 LAD 114 359 334 32 85 22 18 0 4 33 0 3 23 39 1 1 0 .254 .302 .344 .646
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  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ LAD/BOS 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
2015 31 A+ CHA 3 11 11 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .364 .364 .455 .819
2015 31 MAJ TB 104 388 361 25 101 20 16 0 4 32 2 4 23 34 0 3 1 .280 .322 .357 .679
2016 32 AAA EL 44 169 158 22 54 9 7 0 2 28 0 0 9 12 0 2 0 .342 .373 .424 .797
2016 32 MAJ NYM 72 279 261 24 71 18 11 1 6 26 0 0 13 32 1 1 3 .272 .313 .391 .704
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3-Year Averages     139 544 503 46 146 33 25 0 8 58 3 1 36 63 0 4 1 .290 .336 .388 .724
Career  (View All)     1415 5,399 4,941 522 1,405 388 262 21 105 661 37 21 394 647 8 38 18 .284 .337 .410 .747

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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
Aug. 26 Phi Did not play.
Aug. 25 @StL 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .313 .391 .704
Aug. 24 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .308 .387 .695
Aug. 23 @StL 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .312 .393 .705
Aug. 21 @SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .311 .392 .703
Aug. 20 @SF Did not play.
Aug. 19 @SF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267 .311 .393 .704
Aug. 18 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .308 .391 .699
Aug. 17 @Ari 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .309 .393 .702
Aug. 16 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .315 .401 .716
Aug. 15 @Ari Did not play.
Aug. 14 SD Did not play.
Aug. 13 SD 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .320 .408 .728
Aug. 12 SD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .322 .412 .734
Aug. 11 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .324 .415 .739
Aug. 10 Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .329 .423 .752
Aug. 9 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .332 .427 .759
Aug. 7 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .338 .435 .773
Aug. 6 @Det 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .339 .438 .777
Aug. 5 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .336 .435 .771
Aug. 4 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .338 .439 .777
Aug. 3 @NYY 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .339 .443 .782
Aug. 2 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .336 .442 .778
Aug. 1 NYY 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .338 .446 .784
Jul. 31 Col 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .337 .441 .778
Jul. 30 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .338 .449 .787
Jul. 29 Col 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .340 .451 .791
Jul. 28 Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .283 .337 .433 .770
Jul. 27 StL 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .339 .438 .777
Jul. 26 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .335 .430 .765
Last 7 Games 18 3 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .389 .389 .389 .778
Last 14 Games 37 4 9 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 .243 .243 .243 .486
Last 30 Games 93 8 23 2 0 1 6 1 10 0 0 0 0 2 .247 .255 .301 .556

James Loney: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 71
2015 101 1
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
2016443140.159.227.423
2015843150.226.310.568
2014172111201.256.314.601

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016217215220.295.424.760
2015277223272.296.372.713
2014428488493.304.407.762

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201612592100.248.368.667
2015173153141.301.410.742
2014293344402.300.392.744

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016136154160.294.412.738
2015188101181.261.309.623
2014307255292.280.368.689
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 LAD 359 334 6.4% 10.9% 0.59 88% .278 .090
2012 28 MAJ BOS 106 100 4.7% 11.3% 0.42 88% .244 .080
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ LAD/BOS 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
2015 31 A+ CHA 11 11 0% 27.3% 0.00 73% .500 .091
2015 31 MAJ TB 388 361 5.9% 8.8% 0.68 91% .300 .077
2016 32 AAA EL 169 158 5.3% 7.1% 0.75 92% .361 .082
2016 32 MAJ NYM 279 261 4.7% 11.5% 0.41 88% .291 .119
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3-Year Averages     544 503 6.6% 11.6% 0.57 87% .319 .098
Career     5,399 4,941 7.3% 12% 0.61 87% .310 .126

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2016 Stat Review for James Loney    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.272 AVG
GOOD
88% Contact Rate
GREAT
.291 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.391 SLG
WEAK
.119 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.41 BB/K
AVERAGE
4.7% BB Rate
POOR
11.5% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.704 OPS
WEAK
.313 OBP
WEAK

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

Loney is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Maria Guardado of the Star-Ledger reports.

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Loney is in the lineup and batting fifth Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Maria I. Guardado of NJ Advance Media reports.

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Loney is not in Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

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Loney is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres.

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Loney is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

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Loney hit a pinch hit, two-run homer Friday at the Marlins.

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Loney is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

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Loney went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

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Loney is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against Washington, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

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Loney was a late add to Wednesday's lineup, the Star-Ledger's Maria Guardado reports.

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Loney is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Laugh all you want, but Loney has been productive as a Ray. Last season, he out-earned the likes of Ryan Howard, Brandon Moss, Eric Hosmer, Mike Napoli and Chris Davis at first base while being drafted later than each one of them. He is never going to hit for power, but he uses all fields to avoid the shifting that beleaguers most of his positional peers and hit for high average. The Rays hit him high enough in the order to allow him to drive in runs, and that's all he can do. While he's only a two-category player, he is a very safe two-category option. He does not hit lefties terribly well, but the team is not willing to bench his glove so he plays nearly every day. Loney has hit at least .288 in three of the past four seasons and as long as he continues to spray the ball, can do so again in 2015.

2014

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. He played in 158 games, hitting .299/.348/.430 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI. He is a high-contact hitter that posted a .326 BABIP on the year. Another value he brought to the Rays was his strong defense, which led to him being a finalist for a Gold Glove. One knock on Loney's game is that as a first baseman, he does not have the power typically associated with that corner infield position. His career-high homer total was 15, back in his second season with the Dodgers. He still hits for a high average and can produce RBI at a steady rate while playing in almost every game of the season. He will attempt to continue the turnaround with the Rays after returning to Tampa Bay on a three-year deal during the offseason.

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.