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David Lough

David Lough 9 LF

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: David Dennis Lough
  • Age: 29 (January 20, 1986)
  • Birthplace: Akron, OH
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 175
  • Draft: Round 11 (2007, KC)
  • MLB Debut: 09/01/2012
  • School: Mercyhurst College

David Lough Career Stats


Team Date Transaction
September 24, 2015 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of LF David Lough from Norfolk Tides.
August 23, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent LF David Lough outright to Norfolk Tides.
August 14, 2015 Baltimore Orioles designated LF David Lough for assignment.
April 13, 2015 Baltimore Orioles activated LF David Lough from the 15-day disabled list.
April 12, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent LF David Lough on a rehab assignment to Frederick Keys.
April 5, 2015 Baltimore Orioles placed LF David Lough on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Left hamstring strain.
December 18, 2013 Baltimore Orioles traded 3B Danny Valencia to Kansas City Royals for LF David Lough.
May 17, 2013 Kansas City Royals recalled David Lough from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 25, 2013 Kansas City Royals optioned David Lough to Omaha Storm Chasers.
September 1, 2012 Kansas City Royals recalled David Lough from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 18, 2012 Kansas City Royals optioned David Lough to Omaha Storm Chasers.
October 14, 2011 OF David Lough assigned to Aguilas Cibaenas.
September 29, 2011 David Lough roster status changed by Kansas City Royals.
March 14, 2011 Kansas City Royals optioned RF David Lough to Omaha Storm Chasers.
November 19, 2010 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of David Lough from Omaha Royals.
April 1, 2010 David Lough assigned to Omaha Royals from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
January 18, 2010 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster RF David Lough to spring training.
October 22, 2009 Surprise Rafters reassigned RF David Lough to the minor leagues.
June 28, 2009 David Lough assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
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David Lough Awards and Honors

David Lough  9 LF

David Lough
  • Full Name: David Dennis Lough
  • Born: January 20, 1986
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Akron, OH
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 175
  • Draft: Round 11 (2007, KC)
  • School: Mercyhurst College
  • MLB Debut: 09/01/2012

2014: In 1st season with the O's, set major league career-highs in games played (112), stolen bases (8), and walks (15)...Led all AL LF in Range Factor/ 9 innings (2.40)...Made his O's debut, April 2 vs. BOS, collecting first hit and run scored...Hit walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning, April 12 vs. TOR, his first multi-hit game of the year (2-5, R, RBI)...Collected a seaon-high three hits, (BB, 2B, 3R and 2 SB), April 24 at TOR...Hit first home run as an Oriole and collected a season-high 3 RBI, June 1 at Houston...Batted .356/.391/.576 (21-59) in his final 52 games (15 GS) of the season, beginning July 6...Scored a run in a career-high five consecutive games despite recording an at-bat in just three of the five games (two as PR), September 7-17..Ended the season on a season-high five-game hitting streak (beginning September 17), batting .500/.500/.929 (7-14)...Appeared in two postseason games, going 0-for-1 in his lone at-bat. 
2013: Began the season with Triple-A Omaha...Put together an 11-game hitting streak from April 19-30, over which he hit .436 (24-for-55) with eight multi-hit games...Ranked 11th in the Pacific Coast League with a .338 average in 37 games for Omaha when he was promoted to Kansas City on May 16...Spent the remainder of the season with the Royals, where he tied for the lead among American League rookies with 22 two-out RBI...Also ranked among AL rookies in triples (2nd, 4), outfield assists (3rd, 8), batting average (4th, .286), doubles (T-4th, 17), slugging percentage (5th, .413) and extra-base hits (T-5th, 26)...Finished 8th in the American League Rookie of the Year balloting, leading AL rookies in WAR per both Baseball-Reference (2.7) and FanGraphs (2.4 - tied with Tampa Bay's Wil Myers)...Had four extra-base hits at Minnesota on June 30 to become the first Royal to accomplish the feat since Johnny Damon did so on July 18, 2000...Belted first Major League home run on June 11 vs. Detroit (a solo shot off of eventual Cy Young winner Max Scherzer)...Hit .310 in road games and batted .292 vs. left-handed pitching.
2012: Was a September call up by the Royals after spending most of the season in Triple-A Omaha...Tied for second in the Pacific Coast League with 11 triples and tied for eighth in the league with 26 stolen bases...His 26 steals were the third-most among Royals farmhands...Led PCL outfielders in total chances (328) and putouts (313)...Put together a 17-game hitting streak from April 20 to May 5, over which he batted .358 (24-for-67) with three home runs and 16 RBI...Batted .429 (9-for-21) with a home run and 22 RBI with the bases loaded...Recalled from Omaha on September 1 and started the second game of a doubleheader vs. Minnesota that night; singled in his first career at-bat off of the Twins Liam Hendriks en route to scoring two runs in the contest - the fourth Royals player to score two runs in his MLB debut. 
2011: Spent entire season with Omaha...Ranked 8th among Royals minor leaguers with a .318 average... Ranked third in the Pacific Coast League with 11 triples and was eighth in the league with 87 runs...Was fifth-hardest PCL batter to strike out, as he struck out just once every 10.53 plate appearances.
2010: Spent entire season with Omaha...His 12 triples ranked second in the Pacific Coast League... Was added to the Royals' 40-man roster on November 19, 2010.
2009: Combined to hit .325 between Class-A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas, leading the entire Kansas City organization... Received the second annual George Brett Hitter of the Year Award... Named to the Carolina League All-Star team... Received the Northwest Arkansas Player of the Year Award.
PERSONAL: David Dennis Lough was acquired by Baltimore from Kansas City in exchange for IF Danny Valencia on December 18, 2013...Originally selected by Kansas City in the 11th round of the 2007 draft... Graduated from Green High (Akron, OH) in 2004...Attended Division II Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA... Led Mercyhurst in 12 offensive categories his junior year as well as tying a school hits mark with 74 as he was named to the Rawlings/ABCA All-America Third Team... Also played football at Mercyhurst where he was a wide receiver and kick returner.