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James LoftonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1993-2007 MLB Years: 2001-2001
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Drafted

Positions2B-285, SS-222, 3B-71, OF-35Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames O'Neal Lofton
Height5-9Weight170BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateMarch 6,1974 [44.255]PlaceLos Angeles,California
High SchoolFremont (Los Angeles,CA)
CollegeLos Angeles City College (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 13th round (372nd overall) of the 1993 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
MLB DebutSeptember 19,2001 [27.197]
OrganizationsCIN [5] BOS [2] BAL [1] Awards2
TBC Player ID147Retrosheet IDloftj001MLBAM ID407580
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed64Power36Contact63XBH34RBIs43Runs63Hitting53Durability61Team.495Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993Princeton RedsAppRkcin-ss1950174263942113115194106300.224.296.287.583507202.281.063.207.2709.4120.302.160.50174.0017.95
1994Billings MustangsPioRkcin-2b206628264911110447185264614302.323.378.475.85313425316.370.152.291.3728.2314.561.771.2770.5027.47
1995Charleston (Wv) AlleyCatsSALAcin-2b-of2165192204010101485184332012.208.286.271.5575211215.268.063.172.2598.3720.002.390.000.0027.50
1995Winston-Salem WarthogsCaroA+cin-2b21381231527510141482212010.220.273.276.549346134.267.056.098.2495.9716.422.750.000.0022.22
1995Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         103315356715202899266544022.213.281.273.5548617349.268.060.143.2557.4518.622.500.000.0025.37
1996Winston-Salem WarthogsCaroA+cin-2b2282277276290333148275515217.224.293.289.5828012312.267.065.184.2678.6517.632.040.9692.3319.35
1997Burlington BeesMidwAcin-2b-3b23129483831281834452012548949319.265.342.340.68216425553.316.075.203.3119.7616.091.650.72120.7519.53
1998Tri-City PosseWestInd-2489394691122033343314226408115.284.321.373.69414726425.332.089.193.3085.1815.062.910.71131.3323.21
1999Tri-City PosseWestInd-2587353661051332482511244000004.297.342.368.71013018377.331.071.178.3206.3710.611.670.53176.5017.14
2000Tri-City PosseWestInd-2690389671182047524412325200003.303.356.429.78516731421.336.126.290.3477.6012.351.631.6655.5726.27
2000Nashua PrideAtlInd-26228717216031221101900000.241.320.414.73436997.277.173.299.32310.3119.591.903.0929.0042.86
2000Totals for Ind-Ind         1124768413926410644613427100003.292.349.426.77520340518.327.134.292.3438.1113.711.691.9347.6028.78
2001Sonoma County CrushersWestInd-271252101120021061100001.212.293.250.54313258.268.038.173.25310.3418.971.830.000.0018.18
2001Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-ss-3b272911122357051131102311000.315.377.514.8915712123.361.199.306.3838.1318.702.304.0722.2034.29
2001Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos2ss274215119488061333102903014.318.360.490.8507414164.362.172.238.3656.1017.682.903.6625.1729.17
2001Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         712624183150112464205214014.317.367.500.86713126287.362.183.267.3736.9718.122.603.8323.8231.33
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos52ss27826151001211400101.192.214.231.4456128.217.039.115.1963.5714.294.000.000.0020.00
2002Trenton ThunderEastAAbos-ss283512715309001112122813002.236.307.307.614399143.303.071.157.2808.3919.582.330.000.0030.00
2002Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos7ss288129932756242793135420008.251.287.324.6119712314.295.073.137.2734.1417.204.151.2774.7516.00
2002Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         116426471051524381052582330010.246.293.319.61213621457.297.073.143.2755.4717.943.280.88106.5020.00
2003Nashua PrideAtlInd--29237914196011210101511102.241.330.354.68428792.281.113.253.30710.8716.301.501.0979.0036.84
2003ReynosaMexAAA-29833423789170228752455000010.260.309.327.63611219366.305.067.143.2866.5615.032.290.55171.0021.35
2004Nashua PrideAtlInd-10304317334477031861192024015.272.351.364.7156310198.293.092.231.3209.6010.101.051.5257.6721.28
2004Aberdeen IronBirdsNYPLA-bal-2b30413140002003210000.308.471.308.7794017.364.000.231.37817.6511.760.670.000.000.00
2004Bowie BaysoxEastAAbal192b30291011327402130171233401.267.322.366.688376118.275.099.158.3035.9310.171.711.6950.5022.22
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         3311414314021501101443401.272.341.360.701416135.284.088.167.3127.4110.371.401.4857.0019.35
2006Nashua PrideCanAmInd--3274281437114053384223834308.253.311.356.66710019313.274.103.196.2957.0312.141.731.6056.2026.76
2007Coastal Bend AviatorsAmerAssocInd--338333743110231250121243811439.326.369.418.78714126367.359.092.196.3456.5410.351.580.54168.5023.64
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter826151001211400101.192.214.231.4456128.217.039.115.0003.5714.294.000.000.0020.00
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter733267537469510819312719554231499183815545.260.321.349.6709341582977.307.089.191.0007.7616.762.161.0486.2922.73
AAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter206792882123121268191147138230122.268.310.357.66728345844.312.089.159.0005.5716.352.941.4266.0021.23
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter93339509220073544296357403.271.334.392.72613327384.311.121.206.0007.5516.412.171.8248.4329.35
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter12040042891413471512357727227.223.287.285.57211418446.267.062.158.0007.8517.262.200.67133.3320.22
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1946751031682844592817721327113211.249.326.320.64621636768.303.071.194.0009.3817.191.830.52168.7521.43
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter413140002003210000.308.471.308.7794017.364.000.231.00017.6511.760.670.000.000.00
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter11645690130151256029104587110602.285.346.404.75018432518.338.119.259.0008.6916.801.930.9791.2024.62
Ind Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter52321453636141111126261132441692977189537.286.339.385.7248251482348.321.099.218.0007.2012.651.761.1182.5024.10
Boston Red Sox Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter826151001211400101.192.214.231.4456128.217.039.115.0003.5714.294.000.000.0020.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games16252720101200020412020810020020.192.214.231.44512220567.217.039.115.0003.5714.294.000.000.0020.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16259183154244760211251110483110.260.321.349.67020635658.307.089.191.0007.7616.762.161.0486.2922.73

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1993Princeton Reds AppRkcin19SS49--631432328229206.9004.20------5098.072.1
1994Billings Mustangs PioRkcin202B65--1511741441339325.9595.00------6698.590.3
1994Billings Mustangs PioRkcin20OF3--31--441.0001.33------664.54.2
1995Charleston (Wv) AlleyCats SALAcin212B22--22471107069.9863.14------6533.815.5
1995Charleston (Wv) AlleyCats SALAcin21OF20--1832-2321.9131.05------6530.814.1
1995Charleston (Wv) AlleyCats SALAcin213B9--317--20201.0002.22------6513.86.3
1995Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cin212B36--74761117161150.9324.17------3894.726.3
1996Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cin222B58--1201441036274264.9644.55------8270.741.7
1996Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cin22OF1--1---111.0001.00------821.20.7
1996Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cin223B1--211-43.7503.00------821.20.7
1997Burlington Bees MidwAcin232B75--1462161238374362.9684.83------12958.153.6
1997Burlington Bees MidwAcin233B51--3270125114102.8952.00------12939.536.4
1997Burlington Bees MidwAcin23OF3--6---661.0002.00------1292.32.1
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos27SS12--2231295553.9644.42------2941.48.5
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos273B10--516222321.9132.10------2934.57.0
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos272B7--1212132524.9603.43------2924.14.9
2001Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos27SS42--491251014184174.9464.14------42100.029.6
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27SS7-54914232523.9203.290.43-----887.54.3
2002Trenton Thunder EastAAbos28SS35--5492619152146.9614.17------35100.025.0
2002Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos28SS77--120232541357352.9864.57------8195.153.5
2002Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos28OF4--10---10101.0002.50------814.92.8
2004Aberdeen IronBirds NYPLA-bal302B2--23-1551.0002.50------450.02.7
2004Bowie Baysox EastAAbal302B20--2356348279.9633.95------2969.014.1
2004Bowie Baysox EastAAbal30OF4--711-98.8892.00------2913.82.8
MLB Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS7-54914232523.9203.290.43-----70.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS119--1693571555541526.9724.42------1190.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF4--10---10101.0002.50------40.00.0
AA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS47--76123828207199.9614.23------470.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B27--356847107103.9633.81------270.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B10--516222321.9132.10------100.00.0
AA Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF4--711-98.8892.00------40.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B94--1942202153435414.9524.40------940.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B1--211-43.7503.00------10.00.0
A Totals for 2B - 2 season(s)-   2B97--1682631348444431.9714.44------970.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 2 season(s)-   3B60--3587125134122.9102.03------600.00.0
A Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF23--2432-2927.9311.17------230.00.0
A- Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2--23-1551.0002.50------20.00.0
Rk Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B65--1511741441339325.9595.00------650.00.0
Rk Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS49--631432328229206.9004.20------490.00.0
Rk Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF3--31--441.0001.33------30.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1993Princeton Reds AppRkcin19----49------
1994Billings Mustangs PioRkcin20---65-----3-
1995Charleston (Wv) AlleyCats SALAcin21---22-9---20-
1995Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cin21---36-------
1996Winston-Salem Warthogs CaroA+cin22---58-1---1-
1997Burlington Bees MidwAcin23---75-51---3-
2001Trenton Thunder EastAAbos27---71210-----
2001Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos27----42------
2001Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27----7------
2002Trenton Thunder EastAAbos28----35------
2002Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos28----77----4-
2004Aberdeen IronBirds NYPLA-bal30---2-------
2004Bowie Baysox EastAAbal30---20-----4-

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2015Arizona Mariners -ArizRkMinorsea41Coach563125.5549.02Darrin GarnerLost in Finals
2016Arizona Mariners -ArizRkMinorsea42Assistant Coach563125.5540.52Zachary LivingstonLeague Champions
2017Clinton LumberKingsMidwAMinorsea43Coach1376473.46714.56Pat Shine
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1994Pioneer League All-Star (2B)1
2000Western League All-Star (SS)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2004-10-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Orioles. 
2004-09-07Released by Orioles. 
2004-06-17Purchased by Orioles from Nashua (Atlantic). 
2003-03-31Released by Red Sox. 
2002-11-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
2002-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-10-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Red Sox. 
2001-10-15Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-06-01Purchased by Red Sox from Sonomo County (Western). 
1997-10-23Released by Reds. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2001Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll27200,000-77133-1,897,758200,000200,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red