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January 7, 2014

Hot Stove Scouting Report

James Loney

by Tim Steggall


See our introduction to the Hot Stove Scouting Report series here.

Player Name: James Loney

Date Filed: 01/06/2014

Throws

Bats

Primary Pos

Secondary Pos

L

L

1B

DH

Swing Breakdown

Made big adjustment early in season—went from upright stance to a more athletic, crouched and compact stance which led to a much more well-connected and repeatable swing. Quiet stride to slightly closed. Stays balanced and keeps weight back. Good hands, with level, inside-out swing. Takes hands directly to the ball; does a nice job of staying on top and behind the baseball. At times gets a little rotational causing hands to drag in the back; closed stride makes it difficult to clear hips. Crouched stance and inside-out swing make pitches up and in difficult to barrel consistently.

Approach

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