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Mark Loretta

43-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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Retired in January of 2010.

January 25, 2010  –  Mark Loretta News

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Loretta has elected to retire and accept a job in the Padres' front office, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

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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
2005 33 AAA POR 3 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .100 .250 .100 .350
2005 33 MAJ SDG 105 463 404 54 113 20 16 1 3 38 8 4 45 34 2 4 8 .280 .360 .347 .707
2006 34 MAJ BOS 155 703 635 75 181 38 33 0 5 59 4 1 49 63 2 5 12 .285 .345 .361 .706
2007 35 MAJ HOU 133 511 460 52 132 29 23 2 4 41 1 2 44 41 3 1 3 .287 .352 .372 .724
2008 36 MAJ HOU 101 297 261 27 73 19 15 0 4 38 0 0 29 30 0 5 2 .280 .350 .383 .733
2009 37 MAJ LAD 107 204 181 19 42 8 8 0 0 25 1 1 20 21 0 2 1 .232 .309 .276 .585
Career  (View All)     1726 6,557 5,812 768 1,714 408 310 22 76 629 47 35 555 605 55 64 71 .295 .360 .395 .756

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Mark Loretta: MLB Games Played By Position

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Mark Loretta Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 33 AAA POR 12 10 16.7% 8.3% 2.00 90% .111 .000
2005 33 MAJ SDG 463 404 9.7% 7.3% 1.32 92% .300 .067
2006 34 MAJ BOS 703 635 7% 9% 0.78 90% .310 .076
2007 35 MAJ HOU 511 460 8.6% 8% 1.07 91% .308 .085
2008 36 MAJ HOU 297 261 9.8% 10.1% 0.97 89% .304 .103
2009 37 MAJ LAD 204 181 9.8% 10.3% 0.95 88% .263 .044
Career     6,557 5,812 8.5% 9.2% 0.92 90% .319 .100

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Mark Loretta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Loretta is considering retirement, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

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The Indians might be interested in signing Loretta, who filed for free agency earlier in the month.

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Loretta batted just .232/.309/.276 in 181 at-bats for the Dodgers this season.

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Loretta hit .275/.396/.325 in 40 at-bats for the Dodgers this spring.

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Loretta left Monday's game with a mild groin strain, the Dodgers' official site reports. "I don't anticipate missing too many days," said Loretta. "This is precautionary. I was in an awkward position, but I didn't hear a pop or anything like that."

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Loretta has agreed to a one-year contract with the Dodgers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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The Astros will not offer Loretta salary arbitration.

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Loretta filed for free agency on Thursday.

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Loretta will likely get most of the starts at second with Kaz Matsui (back) on the DL, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Loretta missed his second straight game with a bruised left thigh on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Loretta was scratched from Sunday's lineup after a nasty collision at the plate Saturday, the Astros' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2010

Loretta batted just .232/.309/.276 in 181 at-bats for the Dodgers, though Dodger fans will remember him rather fondly for his walk-off hit in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. At age 38, Loretta's career may be at an end. He'll at least get an invite to spring training, but whatever fantasy value he once had is in the distant past.

2009

Loretta hit .280 with four homers, 15 doubles and 38 RBI while playing all four infield positions in 2008. His value comes mainly from his defensive versatility, which he provides without being a liability at the plate. He consistently draws interest from other teams as hes a veteran with a proven track record, and his ability to play across the infield is always in demand. As far as fantasy goes, he leaves plenty to be desired -- even as an everyday player -- but he could stick in NL-only leagues if he were a starter. On most clubs, hes likely a utility infielder and should be avoided on draft day.

2008

Loretta provided the Astros exactly what they had hoped he would when they signed him in the offseason. He hit .287 with 23 doubles while playing all four infield positions and logging the fourth most at-bats on the team, behind just Carlos Lee, Lance Berkman and Craig Biggio. Loretta re-signed a one-year deal with the Astros and will serve as the team's primary reserve at all four infield spots in 2008.

2007

Loretta has long been one of the more underrated second basemen in baseball, playing every day, batting around .300, and getting on base with regularity. He has never hit for much power or stolen many bases, but he reaches base and scores runs. Last year was no different. He'll be used in a utility role after signing with the Astros in the offseason, but could challenge for the third base job if Morgan Ensberg struggles.

2006

Loretta continues to be a more productive player in real baseball terms than in fantasy. His high OBP is great for a leadoff hitter, but he never learned to steal bases. He does bring good hitting skills to the table, however, combining decent plate discipline with a fair amount of pop for a middle infielder. He missed nearly two months of the season with a torn ligament in his thumb, but returned healthy and should start for the Red Sox after an offseason trade.

2005

Following in the footsteps of many journeyman middle infielders such as Mike Bordick and Jay Bell, Loretta found his stroke late in life and posted career totals across the board in 2004 including a third-in-league .335 batting average, a .495 slugging percentage and a Padres record 108 runs scored. While it's a terrific feat, you should be wary coming into this season. A 33-year-old is a dinosaur at the position that has the quickest mortality rate. A fade or injury is more likely than a complete fall off so don't be caught unaware.

2004

The infielder turned a career-year into a two-year contract with the Padres, ending with an option in 2006. He posted highlight marks in most of the important hitting categories in 2003, which included 14 home runs, a significant spike considering he had a total of 31 in the seven years prior. Some would raise a skeptical eyebrow at these numbers and comment about a career year, where others would point to older infielders like Mike Bordick, and make remarks about light-hitting infielders gaining wisdom and strength at the plate as they reach a mature age. He'll start for the Padres at second base in 2004 and should hit second in the most powerful batting order of his eight-year career.

2003

Loretta has a pretty decent chance of winning the starting second base job in San Diego. Outside of a decent batting average, he offers little to the fantasy owner.