High school: E.C. Washington
Career Baseball Prospectus WAR: 50.6
Career AVG/OBP/SLG: .299/.372/.423
MLB career: Houston Astros (1991), Cleveland Indians (1992–1996), Atlanta Braves (1997), Cleveland Indians (1998–2001), Chicago White Sox (2002), San Francisco Giants (2002), Pittsburgh Pirates (2003), Chicago Cubs (2003), New York Yankees (2004), Philadelphia Phillies (2005), Los Angeles Dodgers (2006), Texas Rangers (2007), Cleveland Indians (2007)
MLB highlights: Based on the JAWS metric created by Jay Jaffe to gauge if a player is worthy of the Hall of Fame, Lofton's career puts him on the cusp of enshrinement. His JAWS score of 55.9 ranks 10th all-time among center fielders and less than two points below the average of the 19 Hall of Famers at the position. His score is better than Hall of Famers such as Andre Dawson, Larry Doby and Kirby Puckett. However, he is no longer on the Hall of Fame ballot. Lofton was a four-time Gold Glove winner, led the AL in steals five years in a row and holds the postseason record for career stolen bases (34).