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James Loney

31-Year-Old First Baseman – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

AVG

.282

HR

2

RBI

12

R

12

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 drafte...

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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.

July 3, 2015  –  James Loney News

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Loney (finger) is in the lineup, batting fourth and starting at first base, for Friday's game against the Yankees, MLB.com's Bill Chastain 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 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 32 127 117 12 33 7 5 0 2 12 1 2 8 11 0 2 0 .282 .323 .376 .699
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3-Year Averages     152 569 527 50 148 35 26 0 9 61 2 1 37 69 0 4 1 .281 .327 .381 .708
Career  (View All)     1271 4,859 4,436 485 1,266 357 240 20 97 615 36 19 366 592 7 36 14 .285 .339 .414 .753

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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
Jul. 4 @NYY 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .323 .376 .699
Jul. 3 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .274 .317 .372 .689
Jul. 2 Cle Did not play.
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Jun. 30 Cle Did not play.
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Jun. 28 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 27 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 26 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 24 Tor Did not play.
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Jun. 21 @Cle Did not play.
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Jun. 19 @Cle Did not play.
Jun. 18 @Was Did not play.
Jun. 17 @Was Did not play.
Jun. 16 Was Did not play.
Jun. 15 Was Did not play.
Jun. 14 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 13 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 12 CWS Did not play.
Jun. 11 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 10 LAA Did not play.
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Jun. 7 @Sea Did not play.
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Jun. 3 @LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Days 8 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 .375 .333 .375 .708
Last 14 Days 8 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 .375 .333 .375 .708
Last 30 Days 8 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 .375 .333 .375 .708

James Loney: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 30 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
2015263120.231.385.670
2014172111201.256.314.601
2013154173211.299.390.729

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20159191101.297.374.707
2014428488493.304.407.762
20133953710542.299.446.797

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015656261.246.369.659
2014293344402.300.392.744
2013273247292.245.374.663

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015526060.327.385.747
2014307255292.280.368.689
2013276306461.351.486.889
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 127 117 6.3% 8.7% 0.73 91% .298 .094
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3-Year Averages     569 527 6.5% 12.1% 0.54 87% .310 .100
Career     4,859 4,436 7.5% 12.2% 0.62 87% .312 .129

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2015 Stat Review for James Loney    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.282 AVG
GOOD
91% Contact Rate
ELITE
.298 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.376 SLG
WEAK
.094 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.73 BB/K
GREAT
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
8.7% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.699 OPS
WEAK
.323 OBP
WEAK

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

Updating a previous note, Loney (finger) was activated from the DL on Thursday.

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Loney (finger) will come off the DL on Friday, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Loney (finger) will get another start for High-A Charlotte on Wednesday and then he will be reevaluated, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Loney (finger) will start a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Tuesday, serving as DH, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Loney (finger) could start a short rehab assignment Tuesday and be on track to rejoin the Rays over the weekend, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Loney (finger) is ahead of schedule and is on track to return before the All-Star break, manager Kevin Cash told Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times on Saturday.

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Loney (finger) is set to take grounders Monday and will take dry swings later this week, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Loney (finger) was cleared in to begin range-of-motion work after a three-week checkup, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.