Dodgers' Loney in position of power

Is there a place for a James Loney when first basemen stereotypically blast HRs?

Updated: July 10, 2010, 1:19 AM ET
By Brian Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The swing has always been there.

The bat control and the ability to hit to all fields, too.

But into the fifth year of his major league career, we're still waiting for James Loney to display consistent home run power. After hitting 15 in only 344 at-bats as a 23-year-old in 2007, Loney put only 26 balls over the wall in 1,302 plate appearances over his next two seasons. This year he's fallen behind that already modest pace, with only five homers in 361 trips to the plate.

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