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James Loney
Birthdate: 5/7/1984 (32 y, 10 m, 21 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-2/220     Position: 1B
Drafted: 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 19, Overall: 19, Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Loney was released from his minor-league contract with the Rangers on Monday. (3/27/2017)
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Profile: James Loney had a somewhat unexpected extended stint with the Mets in 2016 after being acquired from the Padres in late May. During this time he put up surprisingly good power numbers relative to the rest of his career, posting the most home runs per plate appearance since his time with the Dodgers back in 06 and 07 and about 25% higher than his career average. He worked with Mets hitting coach Kevin Long to adjust his batting stance, moving to a crouched and closed posture similar to that adopted by Daniel Murphy under Long’s tutelage. Even with this increased power production, roughly one home run per 34 plate appearances, Loney was still far below league average, especially for first basemen, and it pushed him into a career low walk rate. This weak power combined with his deteriorating ability to hit for average and the lack of any apparent starting role at the major league level leaves him with dubious at best fantasy value. (Andrew Perpetua)

The Quick Opinion: As of writing this, James Loney remains a free agent with little chance to crack a major league roster coming out of camp. His fantasy value has evaporated, and it is difficult to imagine a scenario in which he would warrant a roster spot on even the deepest of fantasy leagues.

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