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#18
James Loney
AVG HR RBI
.265 9 34
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-3 / 235 NFBC ADP: 692.61
Position: 1BBorn: 5/7/1984 Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Dodgers (2002)


Latest News
Jan. 23 11:18 AM PT12:18 PM MT1:18 PM CT2:18 PM ET14:18 ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST2:48 PM VEN23:18 UAE1:18 PM CT-The Texas Rangers and Loney have agreed to a minor league contract.
Analysis: If Loney makes the major league roster out of spring training, the Rangers will be his fourth team since 2012 after the 32-year-old spent his first seven-plus seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first base job is open for Texas after Mitch Moreland signed with Boston and Prince Fielder was forced to retire because of a neck injury.
Oct. 1 1:38 PM PT2:38 PM MT3:38 PM CT4:38 PM ET16:38 ET20:38 GMT4:38 1:38 PM MST3:38 PM EST4:08 PM VEN0:38 UAE (+1)3:38 PM CT-Loney hit a two-run homer as the Mets clinched a playoff spot Saturday, beating the Phillies 5-3 to secure the top National League wild card.
Analysis: Loney has homered in each of the last two games he's played after hitting just one in his previous 47 contests.
Sep. 7 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET16:32 ET20:32 GMT4:32 1:32 PM MST3:32 PM EST4:02 PM VEN0:32 UAE (+1)3:32 PM CT-Loney had two singles and was hit by a pitch Wednesday.
Analysis: He's 5 for 13 over his last four games.
July 30 9:29 PM PT10:29 PM MT11:29 PM CT12:29 AM ET0:29 ET4:29 GMT12:29 9:29 PM MST11:29 PM EST11:59 PM VEN8:29 UAE11:29 PM CT-Loney homered for one of his two hits Friday.
Analysis: Loney is batting .319 in his last 13 games.
July 2 9:27 PM PT10:27 PM MT11:27 PM CT12:27 AM ET0:27 ET4:27 GMT12:27 9:27 PM MST11:27 PM EST11:57 PM VEN8:27 UAE11:27 PM CT-Loney homered for one of his three hits Friday.
Analysis: He was 5 for 24 in his previous six contests.
June 30 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET11:26 ET15:26 GMT23:26 8:26 AM MST10:26 AM EST10:56 AM VEN19:26 UAE10:26 AM CT-Loney provided the Mets' only offense with a two-run home in the ninth inning of a 4-2 loss at Washington.
Analysis: Loney is hitting .284 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 27 games with the injury-ravaged Mets.
June 27 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Loney extended his hitting streak to six games Sunday.
Analysis: Loney is batting .364 with four RBIs over that stretch, and his average is at .300 in 24 games since the Mets purchased his contract from the minors on May 31.
June 25 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET14:12 ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST1:42 PM VEN22:12 UAE1:12 PM CT-Loney hit a three-run homer and New York survived Atlanta's six-run fifth inning off Matz to beat the Braves 8-6 on Friday night.
Analysis: Loney is 9 for 20 with five extra-base hits over his last six games.
June 21 7:43 PM PT8:43 PM MT9:43 PM CT10:43 PM ET22:43 ET2:43 GMT10:43 7:43 PM MST9:43 PM EST10:13 PM VEN6:43 UAE (+1)9:43 PM CT-Loney had two hits Tuesday.
Analysis: Loney has a hit in all but four of his 19 games with the Mets.
June 5 8:56 AM PT9:56 AM MT10:56 AM CT11:56 AM ET11:56 ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST11:26 AM VEN19:56 UAE10:56 AM CT-Loney went 3 for 5 with an RBI in Saturday's win at Miami.
Analysis: The veteran is 6 for 18 with a home run and three RBIs in four games since being called up from Triple A on Tuesday. Loney should get regular playing time at first base with Lucas Duda likely out until at least the All-Star break with a back injury.
May 28 3:14 PM PT4:14 PM MT5:14 PM CT6:14 PM ET18:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)5:14 PM CT-The Mets have acquired Loney from the Padres in exchange for cash considerations.
Analysis: Loney has spent the season with San Diego's Triple-A affiliate in El Paso after being released by Tampa Bay on April 3. The 32-year-old was hitting .342 with 28 RBIs in 43 games for the Pacific Coast League club. Loney, who hit .280 with four homers and 32 RBIs in 104 games with the Rays last season, is expected to serve as New York's primary first baseman until Lucas Duda returns from injury.
Apr. 2 11:38 AM PT12:38 PM MT1:38 PM CT2:38 PM ET14:38 ET18:38 GMT2:38 11:38 AM MST1:38 PM EST2:08 PM VEN22:38 UAE1:38 PM CT-The Tampa Bay Rays have released Loney, the team's regular first baseman the past three years.
Analysis: The club announced the move Sunday, hours before starting the season against the Toronto Blue Jays. He had been told last week that he would not be on the opening day roster. He has a guaranteed $8 million salary.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 LAD 48 102 20 29 6 5 4 18 8 10 1 0 .284 .342 .559
2007 LAD 96 344 41 114 18 4 15 67 28 48 0 1 .331 .381 .538
2008 LAD 161 595 66 172 35 6 13 90 45 85 7 4 .289 .338 .434
2009 LAD 158 576 73 162 25 2 13 90 70 68 7 3 .281 .357 .399
2010 LAD 161 588 67 157 41 2 10 88 52 95 10 5 .267 .329 .395
2011 LAD 158 531 56 153 30 1 12 65 42 67 4 0 .288 .339 .416
2012 LAD 114 334 32 85 18 0 4 33 23 39 0 3 .254 .302 .344
2012 Bos 30 100 5 23 2 0 2 8 5 12 0 0 .230 .264 .310
2012 Tot 144 434 37 108 20 0 6 41 28 51 0 3 .249 .293 .336
2013 TB 158 549 54 164 33 0 13 75 44 77 3 1 .299 .348 .430
2014 TB 155 600 59 174 27 0 9 69 41 80 4 0 .290 .336 .380
2015 TB 104 361 25 101 16 0 4 32 23 34 2 4 .280 .322 .357
2016 NYM 100 343 30 91 16 1 9 34 16 37 0 0 .265 .307 .397
Career 1443 5023 528 1425 267 21 108 669 397 652 38 21 .284 .336 .410

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2006 LAD Total 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .750 .800 .750
    LDS 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .750 .800 .750
2008 LAD Total 8 30 2 10 3 0 1 8 3 7 0 0 .333 .394 .533
    LDS 3 14 2 3 1 0 1 6 0 2 0 0 .214 .214 .500
    LCS 5 16 0 7 2 0 0 2 3 5 0 0 .438 .526 .563
2009 LAD Total 8 29 3 9 0 0 2 3 3 3 0 0 .310 .375 .517
    LDS 3 12 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .308 .250
    LCS 5 17 3 6 0 0 2 3 2 2 0 0 .353 .421 .706
2013 TB Total 5 16 1 6 2 0 0 2 2 3 0 0 .375 .474 .500
    WC 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250
    LDS 4 12 0 5 2 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 .417 .533 .583
2016 NYM Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
    WC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000
Career 23 80 6 28 5 0 3 16 10 13 0 0 .350 .429 .525


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