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James Loney | First Baseman | #28

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (19) / LA
Contract: view contract details

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James Loney is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.
The struggling Loney will take a seat against left-hander Brandon Finnegan. Wilmer Flores will start at first base and bat cleanup while Matt Reynolds will play second base and bat eighth. Sep 6 - 2:42 PM

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James Loney went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in a win over the Cardinals on Thursday.

The power-deficient first baseman was batting fourth in manager Terry Collins' lineup Thursday, so of course he came up with three hits and three runs. The good night brought his overall line up to .272/.313/.391. Loney has six homers in 72 games this year.
Aug 25 - 11:52 PM

James Loney went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.

Loney won some fans in New York after a solid start replacing James Loney, but his OPS is under .700 now and he's driven in all of 26 runs in 71 games (and scored a total of 21 times). He's not helping.
Aug 25 - 12:18 AM

James Loney is not in Monday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.

He's sitting against left-hander Robbie Ray. Lefty-masher Wilmer Flores will start at first base and bat fifth while T.J. Rivera will play third base.
Aug 15 - 6:01 PM

James Loney was 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Rockies.

His solo blast off Tyler Chatwood in the second inning was the only offense the Mets could muster on Friday. As disappointing as New York’s offense has been this season, you can’t blame Loney. The 32-year-old is batting .288/.340/.451 with six homers and 21 RBI through 50 games.
Jul 29 - 10:57 PM

James Loney is not in Monday's lineup versus the Cubs.

He's sitting against lefty Jon Lester. Wilmer Flores will start at first base and bat fifth.
Jul 18 - 4:30 PM

James Loney is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

He's on the bench against southpaw Gio Gonzalez. Wilmer Flores is at first base.
Jul 10 - 10:24 AM

James Loney went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored Friday versus the Cubs.

Loney slugged a solo homer in the second inning before driving in two runs with a double one inning later. He’s now up to four homers in 111 plate appearances this season, equaling his total through 388 plate appearances with the Rays last season. We’re not banking on the power to continue at this pace, so don't get carried away in fantasy leagues, but he has been a pleasant surprise for New York.
Jul 2 - 12:33 AM

James Loney got only one hit on Wednesday but it was a two-run home run, his third of the season.

Loney's 1-for-4 night moves his line to .284/.336/.451 in 102 at-bats since joining the Mets a month ago. Throughout his career he has consistently provided a solid batting average without much in the way of power or counting stats. He is no more than an emergency corner infield option for fantasy owners.
Jun 29 - 10:37 PM

James Loney went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, a hit-by-pitch, and three runs scored Friday in an 8-6 victory over the Braves.

He also made a heck of a play at first base to end the game. The Mets’ offense has been struggling in a big way, but Loney has done a fine job as the regular first baseman since joining the team at the end of May. He’s now batting .305/.367/.463 with two home runs and eight RBI through 22 games. He’s not a relevant option in mixed fantasy leagues, but the Mets are happy with what he’s providing right now.
Jun 24 - 11:06 PM

James Loney smacked three extra-base hits against the Braves on Saturday, finishing the game 3-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Loney tripled once and doubled twice. The nice game raised his OPS from .642 all the way to .774 after 71 plate appearances. Loney has been playing every day since becoming a Met on May 31st. He has never hit for much power. He can be relied upon for a good batting average but not much else.
Jun 18 - 11:32 PM

James Loney went 2-for-4 with a go-ahead two-run homer in Friday’s 6-2 win over the Marlins.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly brought in left-hander Mike Dunn to face Loney in a tie ballgame in the seventh, but it backfired, as Loney took him deep for his first home run as a member of the Mets and No. 100 for his career. It was his first home run in the majors since last August 7 and his first home run off a left-hander since June 7, 2014. Loney isn’t going to show off his power on a regular basis, but the Mets aren't complaining.
Jun 3 - 10:18 PM

James Loney has officially been added to the Mets' 25-man roster.

Loney was acquired from the Padres on Saturday for cash and will be thrown into the Mets' starting lineup Tuesday night against the White Sox. He should start regularly at first base against right-handed pitching, at least until Lucas Duda (back) returns. Loney was hitting the ball well at Triple-A El Paso before the trade and is worthy of consideration in deeper fantasy formats now that he's in a good position for playing time.
May 31 - 4:10 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday that he expects James Loney to be activated on Tuesday.

Loney is expected to see most of his work against right-handed pitching, so he wouldn't have started on Monday anyways against left-hander Jose Quintana. Loney was hitting well for the Padres at Triple-A El Paso, slashing .342/.373/.424 prior to the trade.
May 29 - 5:36 PM

Mets acquired 1B James Loney from the Padres for cash considerations.

Loney is expected to platoon at first base with Wilmer Flores. As the strong side of the platoon, he should see enough at-bats to be relevant in NL-only formats, though even at his peak he was never much of a mixed league commodity. He was hitting well at Triple-A El Paso though, slashing .342/.373/.424 with a pair of homers and 28 RBI.
May 28 - 2:49 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Wilmer Flores
2Kelly Johnson
3Ty Kelly
4Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
3B1Jose Reyes
2T.J. Rivera
3Eric Campbell
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Michael Conforto
3Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Fernando Salas
5Jerry Blevins
6Hansel Robles
7Josh Edgin
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
10Gabriel Ynoa
11Josh Smoker
12Erik Goeddel
13Jenrry Mejia