Latest Update James Loney had a big night at the plate Tuesday Tue Jul, 22, 11:52 PM
Has a sweet swing from the left side and makes consistent contact. Knows how to work the count for his pitch and will take a free pass if he doesn't get it. Possesses a great glove and pretty good base-running acumen.
Flaws: : Doesn't hit for as much power as he should (especially for a big first baseman), which hinders his overall value as an everyday player. Doesn't generate much extra-base power against left-handed pitchers.
Loney doesn't have the power that you want out of a first baseman, but he is a solid contributor in other categories. There are certainly far worse options out there.Analyst: David Kerr
Loney's home run in the top of the sixth inning proved to be the difference maker and allowed David Price to pick up the win. Though he lacks the type of power you want from a first baseman, Loney is serviceable in deeper leagues and makes for a nice injury fill-in for those of you in shallow leagues.Analyst: David Kerr
His failure to record a hit in the first game ended a six-game hit streak, but he started things back up right in Game 2 with his first home run in 18 games. Obviously, Loney is not someone on whom you rely for heavy production. He's more of a decent average, just toe the line type of guy you get stuck, with rather than choose to target. His .285 average and 39 RBI, however, so help things out nicely.Analyst: Howard Bender
It would appear that this is just a regular day-off for the the Rays first baseman as he continues to be in the lineup regularly. Sean Rodriguez will take over at first on Sunday with lefty Dallas Keuchel on the mound for the Astros.Analyst: Howard Bender