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2014 Avg.
.288
 
Career Avg.
.285
Name  James Loney
Born  5/7/1984
Height  6-2
Weight  205
Number  21
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  L
Hot8/15/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney has batted .340 with a homer and 12 RBI since the All-Star break.
Insight: That includes seven hits and five RBI in his last 13 at-bats. He went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Friday against the Yankees.
 
8/9/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney is 7-for-14 against Cubs starter Edwin Jackson.
Insight: Loney has hit safely in 15 of the past 18 games to raise his average to .291. Still, he's a just a singles-hitting first baseman.
 
7/22/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney is one of the rare hitters with a history of success versus Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.
Insight: Loney is a career .462 hitter (12-for-26) with a 1.154 OPS against Wainwright. He's a non-power hitting first baseman, who can hit for a decent average and knock in runs when needed, but isn't an everyday fantasy option.
 
6/23/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney is jusy 1-for-12 (.083) against Pittsburgh right-hander Edinson Volquez.
Insight: Loney is a non-power hitting first baseman, who can hit for a decent average and knock in runs when needed, but he hasn't put up an OPS over .778 since being a part-timer in 2007. Today's matchup should be avoided.
 
5/10/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney is hitting .326 with an .833 OPS in 129 at-bats.
Insight: Loney went 3-for-4 with two RBI Saturday against Cleveland and now has 21 RBI on the year, but just one home run. He's owned in just 24 percent of Yahoo! leagues.
 
5/7/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney has picked up a hit in more than half of his at-bats against Baltimore starter Bud Norris.
Insight: Loney is 9-for-17 (.529) with two doubles against Norris and is batting .322 this season even after going 0-for-7 the last two games. Make sure he's in your lineup Wednesday.
 
Hot5/1/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Rays 1B James Loney is a career .323 hitter (10-for-31) with seven extra base hits and a 1.021 OPS against Boston starter Jake Peavy.
Insight: Loney has gotten off to a better than average start, batting .301 with an .812 OPS. Add in a favorable matchup and the wind blowing out and Loney makes a decent play on Thursday afternoon.
 
Hot4/24/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Rays 1B James Loney has produced multiple hits in five of the last six games.
Insight: Loney has gone 12-for-26 (.462) with four doubles, nine RBI and six runs during his six-game hitting streak.
 
Hot4/23/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay first baseman James Loney stayed hot with three hits Tuesday against the Twins.
Insight: He's been ridiculous over his last four games, providing nine hits over that span (.563 AVG). Loney, who has never been a big power guy, is on pace for 97 RBI this season. Fantasy owners in the market for a corner infielder could do a lot worse than Loney (.302, 1 HR, 12 RBI).
 
4/4/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney won't start Friday against the Rangers.
Insight: Though left-hander Joe Saunders is throwing for Texas, Loney actually hit the same against lefties as he did against right-handers last season (.299). Sean Rodriguez will get the start at first tonight with Loney likely to return on Saturday.
 
12/13/2013 8:48:00 PM
Description: James Loney is staying with the Rays. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: His new deal will pay him $21 million over the next three seasons. The 29-year-old hit .299 last year with 13 HR and 75 RBI. He's expected to hit third behind Wil Myers and ahead of Evan Longoria.
 
11/16/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: The Rockies are looking for a new first baseman and James Loney appears to be high on their list. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Loney experienced a career resurgence last year with the Rays (.299, 13 HR, 75 RBI in 158 games). In Colorado, he'd be replacing Todd Helton, who recently announced his retirement after 17 seasons.
 
Hot10/8/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay first baseman James Loney 10-for-31 (.323) with a pair of home runs against Boston starter Jake Peavy.
Insight: Loney is swinging a hot bat in the postseason, batting .625 (5-for-8) with a 1.602 OPS. Start him.
 
9/24/2013 1:20:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay first baseman James Loney is hitless in nine at-bats versus Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Loney, who didn't start Monday, but won the game with a pinch-hit homer, has put together a solid season batting .296 with 13 HR and 71 RBI. However, this is an unfavorable matchup.
 
9/23/2013 2:11:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay first baseman James Loney is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Baltimore.
Insight: It's just a planned rest day, no injury that we are aware of. Loney has put together a solid season batting .294 with 12 HR and 70 RBI.
 
9/12/2013 10:02:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay first baseman James Loney owns a .321 lifetime average against Boston's Jake Peavy.
Insight: Loney was a member of the Dodgers for most of his career so he faced Peavy often when the right-hander was on the Padres. He's 9-for-28 with four doubles and two home runs against Peavy. After batting .247 with a .566 OPS in August, Loney has gone 12-for-36 (.333) with two home runs and five walks in 10 games this month.
 
Cold9/11/2013 10:18:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay first baseman James Loney is 2-for-21 (.095) with an ugly .186 OPS versus Boston starter Ryan Dempster.
Insight: His impressive early season start has turned sour after the All-Star break as his OPS was .832 before the break and .699 after. He's still hitting for a decent average, however.
 
Hot7/30/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay first baseman James Loney is 6-for-13 (.462) with a home run and a 1.423 OPS against Arizona starter Ian Kennedy.
Insight: The new daddy is batting .344 in the eight games since returning from paternity leave. Add in the favorable matchup and Loney is a must start.
 
7/22/2013 6:25:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay first baseman James Loney has returned from his paternity leave.
Insight: Loney (.314, 9 HR, 43 RBI) missed the team's weekend series against the Blue Jays. He'll hit cleanup Monday night against the Red Sox.
 
7/19/2013 10:43:00 AM
Description: Rays first baseman James Loney is on the paternity leave list and could miss the weekend series.
Insight: Loney (.315, 9 HR, 43 RBI), to the surprise of many, is actually having a great season, but will miss some time. Sean Rodriguez is likely to cover Loney's position, but he offers little for fantasy owners.