James Loney – Player Card | The Process Report

James Loney – Player Card

Over the next few weeks, we will be publishing player cards for most of the 40-man roster. It is our hope that these cards become points of reference for you during the 2014 season. All data via ESPN Stats & Info

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Strengths (2009-2013):

  • Strikeout rate is better than 88% of all qualified batters
  • Swing and Miss rate is better than 92% of all qualified batters
  • Handles hard stuff from right-handed pitching better than 69% of the league (.362 wOBA)
  • His .275 wOBA against soft stuff from right-handed pitching is better than 58% of the league
  • According to Baseball Info Solutions, Loney has the second-most “good fielding plays” for all first basemen from 2010 to 2013, trailing Joey Votto by nine plays.

Weaknesses (2009-2013):

  • 50 point split between his wOBA versus lefties & righties (.281 vs .339)
  • While power is not his game, he shows very little power against lefties (.094 ISO)
  • wOBA vs lefties is in the bottom 25th percentile
  • Particularly susceptible to hard stuff from lefties as his wOBA ranks in the bottom 20th percentile while he’s in the bottom third against soft stuff versus lefties.

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