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2018 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .256 5 27 25 4 .233 0.0
Birth Date1-20-1986
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
Age32 years, 5 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
1.22014
-1.02015
0.12016
2017
0.02018
+proj
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 KCA 26 20 65 59 9 14 2 1 0 18 4 9 1 1 0 2 1 0 .237 .292 .305 .210 -1.6 -1.0 -0.3
2013 KCA 27 96 335 315 35 90 17 4 5 130 10 52 3 3 4 33 5 2 .286 .311 .413 .274 10.4 -0.3 1.1
2014 BAL 28 112 197 174 31 43 6 3 4 67 15 33 1 1 16 8 5 .247 .309 .385 .265 7.0 3.8 1.2
2015 BAL 29 84 144 134 14 27 1 1 4 42 5 36 2 0 3 12 2 4 .201 .241 .313 .205 -6.3 -3.4 -1.0
2016 PHI 30 30 79 67 6 16 3 1 0 21 9 8 2 1 0 4 1 2 .239 .342 .313 .268 1.3 -0.8 0.1
Career3428207499519029101327843138967671713.254.300.371.25410.9-1.61.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 BNC Rk 24 92 .307 .250 .319 .360 .250 .380 100 5.1 2.9 0 2.1 -0.1 7.9 0.9 7.9 0.9
2008 BUR A 126 543 .282 .254 .328 .375 .264 .280 96 12.8 16.0 -1 3.5 -1.3 26.5 3.1 26.5 3.1
2009 WIL A+ 65 250 .299 .258 .331 .389 .261 .347 93 10.1 7.1 -3 1.5 1.4 15.5 1.8 15.5 1.8
2009 NWA AA 61 253 .307 .255 .331 .376 .244 .347 118 14.1 8.0 -1.5 -3.1 -1.6 19.0 1.7 19.0 1.7
2010 OMA AAA 120 531 .270 .275 .344 .429 .264 .298 98 6 16.0 -2.1 2.4 0.9 20.8 2.2 20.8 2.2
2011 OMA AAA 114 516 .284 .280 .351 .436 .266 .335 98 14.6 16.0 -4 1.9 1.2 27.8 2.8 27.8 2.8
2011 AGU Wnt 20 78 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .232 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 KCA MLB 20 65 .210 .262 .326 .407 .262 .275 104 -3.2 1.8 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.6 -0.3 -1.6 -0.3
2012 OMA AAA 130 544 .262 .279 .342 .432 .272 .296 99 1 16.2 -3.6 12.8 5.2 18.8 3.1 18.8 3.1
2013 KCA MLB 96 335 .274 .253 .316 .396 .263 .326 100 4.5 8.8 -2.7 -0.3 -0.1 10.4 1.1 10.4 1.1
2013 OMA AAA 37 172 .326 .272 .341 .412 .267 .374 99 12.3 4.9 -0.8 1.4 -0.6 15.8 1.8 15.8 1.8
2014 BAL MLB 112 197 .265 .254 .316 .394 .265 .283 101 0.9 5.1 -0.9 3.8 1.9 7.0 1.2 7.0 1.2
2015 BAL MLB 84 144 .205 .253 .315 .409 .260 .245 107 -7.7 3.9 -0.4 -3.4 -2.0 -6.3 -1.0 -6.3 -1.0
2015 FRD A+ 1 3 .134 .297 .333 .451 .296 .000 109 -0.4 0.1 0 0.0 0.0 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2015 NOR AAA 14 62 .253 .241 .308 .345 .238 .300 95 -0.4 1.7 -0.3 1.2 1.4 2.3 0.4 2.3 0.4
2016 PHI MLB 30 79 .268 .241 .310 .389 .259 .267 90 0.7 2.2 -0.6 -0.8 -1.0 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2016 LEH AAA 45 139 .259 .250 .313 .377 .250 .303 97 -0.1 3.9 -0.7 -1.1 0.9 4.1 0.3 4.1 0.3
2016 NWO AAA 9 32 .220 .252 .320 .382 .259 .240 94 -1.3 0.9 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2017 COH AAA 4 12 .324 .226 .295 .335 .234 .500 116 0.8 0.4 0 -0.1 -0.5 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2017 TOL AAA 24 63 .159 .260 .329 .388 .254 .233 94 -7.1 1.9 -0.4 -0.2 0.4 -5.2 -0.5 -5.2 -0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 BNC Rk 92 15 29 6 0 2 12 4 13 6 1 .337 .380 .477 .140 .307 7.9 2.1 0.9
2008 BUR A 543 76 131 21 11 16 62 35 70 12 11 .268 .325 .455 .186 .282 26.5 3.5 3.1
2009 WIL A+ 250 28 71 15 2 5 30 12 34 6 4 .320 .363 .473 .153 .299 15.5 1.5 1.8
2009 NWA AA 253 41 78 13 2 9 31 12 30 13 4 .331 .368 .517 .186 .307 19.0 -3.1 1.7
2010 OMA AAA 531 65 129 15 12 11 58 40 72 14 5 .280 .336 .437 .157 .270 20.8 2.4 2.2
2011 AGU Wnt 78 9 14 0 1 1 9 2 13 1 3 .200 .253 .271 .071 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 OMA AAA 516 87 145 26 11 9 65 36 49 14 8 .318 .367 .482 .164 .284 27.8 1.9 2.8
2012 OMA AAA 544 69 135 19 11 10 69 25 65 26 4 .275 .317 .420 .145 .262 18.8 12.8 3.1
2012 KCA MLB 65 9 14 2 1 0 2 4 9 1 0 .237 .292 .305 .068 .210 -1.6 -1.0 -0.3
2013 KCA MLB 335 35 90 17 4 5 33 10 52 5 2 .286 .311 .413 .127 .274 10.4 -0.3 1.1
2013 OMA AAA 172 29 52 6 3 3 17 11 21 5 5 .338 .391 .474 .136 .326 15.8 1.4 1.8
2014 BAL MLB 197 31 43 6 3 4 16 15 33 8 5 .247 .309 .385 .138 .265 7.0 3.8 1.2
2015 NOR AAA 62 7 15 1 1 0 6 3 9 1 1 .259 .290 .310 .052 .253 2.3 1.2 0.4
2015 FRD A+ 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .134 -0.3 0.0 -0.0
2015 BAL MLB 144 14 27 1 1 4 12 5 36 2 4 .201 .241 .313 .112 .205 -6.3 -3.4 -1.0
2016 LEH AAA 139 17 34 7 1 1 9 11 17 2 0 .270 .331 .365 .095 .259 4.1 -1.1 0.3
2016 PHI MLB 79 6 16 3 1 0 4 9 8 1 2 .239 .342 .313 .075 .268 1.3 -0.8 0.1
2016 NWO AAA 32 2 6 2 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .200 .226 .267 .067 .220 -0.7 -0.4 -0.1
2017 COH AAA 12 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .500 .500 .583 .083 .324 0.7 -0.1 0.1
2017 TOL AAA 63 7 10 2 0 0 0 2 16 0 2 .169 .210 .203 .034 .159 -5.2 -0.2 -0.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2012 225 0.4978 0.4756 0.8972 0.6071 0.3451 0.9706 0.7692 0.1028 94 0.004930
2013 1193 0.4912 0.4811 0.8066 0.6195 0.3476 0.9063 0.6351 0.1934 490 0.006642
2014 683 0.4846 0.4671 0.8119 0.6284 0.3153 0.8894 0.6667 0.1881 272 0.004874
2015 499 0.5050 0.4870 0.7449 0.5794 0.3927 0.8493 0.5876 0.2551 214 0.000253
2016 285 0.4702 0.4596 0.8321 0.6045 0.3311 0.8889 0.7400 0.1679 0 0.000000
Career28850.49050.47630.80680.61220.34590.89570.65520.1932311.36290.0043

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-13 2014-03-20 Camp 7 0 - Neck Soreness - -
2013-08-05 2013-08-07 DTD 2 2 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2013-06-02 2013-06-04 DTD 2 1 - Wrist Contusion HBP - -
2012-09-06 2012-09-12 DTD 6 5 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 CLE $
2016 PHI $
2015 BAL $525,500
2014 BAL $510,500
2013 KCA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,036,000
2 yrTotal$1,036,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 28 dACES1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Detroit as a free agent 2/7/17 (minor-league contract). Released by Detroit 5/17/17. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 5/23/17 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/25/16 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Philadelphia 4/18/16. DFA by Philadelphia 6/2/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/7/16. Released by Philadelphia 8/21/16. Signed by Miami as a free agent 8/23/16 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.5255M (2015). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/10/15. DFA by Baltimore 8/14/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/23/15. Contract selected by Baltimore 9/24/15. Non-tendered by Baltimore 12/2/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5105M (2014). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/11/14.
  • 1 year/$491,625 (2013). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/20/13. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Kansas City 12/18/13.
  • 1 year/$0.48M (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/24/10. Re-signed by Kansas City 2/11.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2007 (11-336) (Mercyhurst College).

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 313 38 84 15 3 7 36 22 55 6 6 .299 .356 .448 .275 10.6 LF 2, CF -3 1.1
80o 291 34 75 14 3 6 32 20 52 5 5 .286 .341 .431 .261 5.7 LF 2, CF -3 0.6
70o 276 31 69 12 3 6 29 18 51 4 5 .277 .331 .422 .251 2.6 LF 2, CF -2 0.3
60o 262 29 62 11 2 5 27 16 49 4 5 .261 .313 .387 .243 0.2 LF 2, CF -2 0.0
50o 250 26 58 11 2 5 25 15 47 4 4 .256 .308 .388 .235 -1.9 LF 2, CF -2 -0.2
40o 238 24 54 10 2 5 23 14 46 3 4 .250 .299 .384 .227 -3.8 LF 2, CF -2 -0.4
30o 224 22 49 9 2 4 21 13 44 3 4 .240 .290 .363 .218 -5.5 LF 2, CF -2 -0.6
20o 209 20 44 8 2 4 19 11 41 3 3 .230 .278 .356 .208 -7.3 LF 1, CF -2 -0.8
10o 187 17 36 7 1 3 16 9 38 2 3 .209 .255 .314 .194 -9.2 LF 1, CF -2 -1.0
Weighted Mean2562760112526164844.259.312.388.238-1.0LF 2, CF -2-0.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2019338391931285161.250.302.377.233-0.1-0.7-0.4-0.12.2-2.4-0.0
2020345361120153101.250.303.376.233-0.1-0.5-0.3-0.11.4-1.5-0.0
202135435102014390.248.300.372.231-0.0-0.4-0.2-0.11.1-1.3-0.0
2022365661220163110.250.302.373.232-0.1-0.6-0.3-0.11.5-1.6-0.0
20233720241002140.249.300.373.231-0.0-0.2-0.1-0.10.5-0.6-0.0
20243813131001130.246.298.369.229-0.0-0.2-0.1-0.00.3-0.4-0.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 77)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 88 Eric Young 2017 .278
2 88 Tike Redman 2009 .000 DNP
3 84 Timo Perez 2007 .327
4 84 Shane Robinson 2017 .199
5 83 Corey Patterson 2012 .000 DNP
6 81 Tony Gwynn 2015 .000 DNP
7 81 Pablo Ozuna 2007 .203
8 80 Craig Gentry 2016 .153
9 80 Endy Chavez 2010 .000 DNP
10 80 Scott Podsednik 2008 .234
11 79 Emilio Bonifacio 2017 .164
12 79 Ben Francisco 2014 .000 DNP
13 79 Billy Hatcher 1993 .250
14 79 Tuffy Gosewisch 2016 .183
15 79 Ramon Vazquez 2009 .235
16 79 Jamey Carroll 2006 .261
17 79 Alan Bannister 1984 .296
18 79 Jose Macias 2004 .233
19 78 Nyjer Morgan 2013 .000 DNP
20 78 Chris Coghlan 2017 .210
21 78 Brendan Harris 2013 .243
22 78 Jim Wohlford 1983 .236
23 78 Jason Bourgeois 2014 .221
24 78 Omar Quintanilla 2014 .189
25 78 Eric Owens 2003 .218
26 78 Ty Cline 1971 .238
27 78 Ramon Santiago 2012 .198
28 78 Ted Uhlaender 1972 .177
29 78 Jim Eisenreich 1991 .267
30 78 Gene Clines 1979 .156
31 78 Ruben Sierra 1998 .219
32 78 Alfredo Amezaga 2010 .000 DNP
33 78 Rajai Davis 2013 .251
34 77 Andres Blanco 2016 .260
35 77 Don Kelly 2012 .199
36 77 Dan Gladden 1990 .247
37 77 Darnell Coles 1994 .211
38 77 Jason Tyner 2009 .000 DNP
39 77 Joe Inglett 2010 .266
40 77 Tom McCraw 1973 .271
41 77 Chris Heisey 2017 .172
42 77 Peanuts Lowrey 1950 .225
43 77 Eric Bruntlett 2010 .000 DNP
44 77 Bip Roberts 1996 .246
45 77 Mike Felder 1994 .196
46 77 Jesus Alou 1974 .237
47 77 Clint Barmes 2011 .250
48 77 Joe Orsulak 1994 .228
49 76 Willie Bloomquist 2010 .230
50 76 Dave Collins 1985 .249
51 76 Vince Coleman 1994 .222
52 76 Wil Nieves 2010 .199
53 76 Chris Denorfia 2013 .273
54 76 Jason Ellison 2010 .000 DNP
55 76 Mickey Hatcher 1987 .277
56 76 Rob Mackowiak 2008 .178
57 76 Rene Rivera 2016 .239
58 76 Lonnie Smith 1988 .251
59 76 Nate McLouth 2014 .218
60 76 Dane Iorg 1982 .258
61 76 Alejandro De Aza 2016 .234
62 76 Lee Maye 1967 .284
63 76 Adam Rosales 2015 .229
64 75 Henry Cotto 1993 .211
65 75 Grady Sizemore 2015 .250
66 75 Luis Polonia 1996 .221
67 75 Thomas Howard 1997 .248
68 75 Rich Reese 1974 .000 DNP
69 75 Matt Treanor 2008 .230
70 75 Ronny Cedeno 2015 .000 DNP
71 75 Ronny Paulino 2013 .000 DNP
72 75 Jayson Nix 2015 .000 DNP
73 75 Tommy Davis 1971 .300
74 75 Damian Jackson 2006 .241
75 75 Jim Piersall 1962 .231
76 75 Chad Curtis 2001 .252
77 75 Ruben Amaro 1997 .223
78 75 Edgar Gonzalez 2010 .000 DNP
79 75 Gregorio Petit 2017 .000 DNP
80 75 Charlie Moore 1985 .220
81 75 Emil Brown 2007 .230
82 75 Bill Sample 1987 .000 DNP
83 75 Miguel Cairo 2006 .211
84 75 Michael Martinez 2015 .255
85 74 Juan Beniquez 1982 .255
86 74 Kazuo Matsui 2008 .270
87 74 John Moses 1990 .214
88 74 Troy O'Leary 2002 .254
89 74 Greg Dobbs 2011 .255
90 74 Lloyd McClendon 1991 .307
91 74 Esteban German 2010 .238
92 74 Wayne Kirby 1996 .238
93 74 Dave Gallagher 1993 .274
94 74 Bill Virdon 1963 .266
95 74 Ryan Freel 2008 .253
96 74 Jarrod Dyson 2017 .238
97 74 Mark DeRosa 2007 .265
98 74 Tsuyoshi Shinjo 2004 .000 DNP
99 74 Jeff Francoeur 2016 .260
100 74 Darin Erstad 2006 .206

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .222 .276 .319 .243
11 vs R (Multi) .239 .303 .348 .250
18 Split (Multi) .017 .027 .030 .007
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .250 .250 .500 .259
31 vs R (2016) .238 .347 .302 .269
38 Split (2016) -.012 .097 -.198 .010
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2015 This ideal fourth outfielder should start very few games, and here's why. Imagine the seventh-inning stretch and Lough strolling onto the field with a microphone, belting this classic baseball tune: "Put me into the ballgame, put me in for my glove, replace the slugger who can't throw well, I don't care if I ever will bat, for it's U-Z-R that's important, in one-run late-inning games, for it's one, two, three outfield spots at the Lough ballgame!"
2014 With Jeff Francoeur doing Jeff Francoeur things, and prized prospect Wil Myers doing Wil Myers things for Tampa instead, the Royals had to turn to Plan C for right field. With his below-average hit tool and lack of power, Lough profiles more as a fourth outfielder. He doesn’t display a platoon split. His lack of power won’t play as a regular in the corner, and while he wasn’t the root cause of his team’s offensive struggles, he was a symptom of a poor plan on offense. The Orioles, who added Lough in the Danny Valencia trade, won't miss a beat with him on defense, so there is value here. Just not on an everyday basis.
2013 Lough’s slash numbers took a step back as his walk rate tumbled and fewer line drives found the gaps in Triple-A outfields. His plus talent is speed, which is useful in center but wasted in his inability or unwillingness to accept a free pass. He continues to profile as a fourth outfielder, but has slipped in the organizational depth chart. He could be the next Mitch Maier, but more than likely he's the next Kit Pellow.
2011 Lough failed to build on his 2009 breakout season, shifting the focus from all of the things he can do to all of the abilities he lacks. He's a contact hitter with gap power and above-average speed, but does nothing at an impact level. He probably won't hit like an everyday corner outfielder, and he's the kind of center fielder who can handle the position in a pinch but falls short in a full-time gig. Lough could carve out a nice career as a fourth outfielder and occasional starter, but—strange as it sounds to say—he might not be good enough for the Royals teams of the future.
2010 Lough is a free swinger with good speed that still hasn’t been fully utilized on the basepaths. His high average last year covered up a low walk rate that will need to improve as he moves up. Though a gamer, if Lough can't turn up his offensive game, he could fall into permanent fourth-outfielderdom, a tweener whose glove shuts him out of center and whose bat can't carry a corner. Slated to begin the season at Triple-A, he should be on the short list for a big-league callup; we'll see whether Omaha or Kansas City has the last Lough.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is there an upside to David Lough in Baltimore?
(OB1 from NYC)
You bet there is! If MLB changes their rules to allow only one person to use steroids and that one person is David Lough, then man, you're gonna see some stuff! Otherwise, maybe he can replicate his stats from last season (.311 OBP, .413 SLG). If he can do that without any rule changes he's a useful player. (Matthew Kory)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any sleepers in the OF? That's area that seems thin this season
(Mike from over there)
Depends on how deep your league is. In really deep leagues, David Lough in the AL and Andrew Lambo in the NL are examples of deep, deep sleepers I'd target. (Mike Gianella)


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