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Jonathan Lucroy
Birthdate: 6/13/1986 (30 y, 9 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/185     Position: C
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 7, Overall: 101, Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Contract: $11M / 5 Years (2012 - 2016) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Talks between Rangers management and Lucroy have been tabled for now, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. (3/25/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Lucroy seems to have fixed whatever was wrong with his swing last year. His fly ball rate peaked after bottoming out in 2015, propelling him to his first 20-homer season (and then some). He continued hitting with authority; his hard hit rate ranks third among catchers since 2012, better than Evan Gattis, Yasmani Grandal, Brian McCann, Carlos Santana, and basically every active catcher (or former catcher) known for power. It's just that Lucroy is more of a gap hitter whose all-fields approach befits a lofted batting average on balls in play (BABIP) at the expense of power. Last year was different, obviously. It coincided with career-high strikeout and pop-up rates — he hit almost as many bloopers last year as he did in all of 2012-15 combined — so it seems like he deliberately sold out for power. Heading into 2017, the worst-case scenario for Lucroy would see his power regressing but the strikeouts sticking around - a repeat of his 2015 season, essentially, minus the DL stint. That version of Lucroy was still above average, though, albeit barely, so an investment in Lucroy is an investment in a solid floor with excellent upside. There's a new sheriff of backstops in town — he's young, he's a Yankee, and he's related to the prodigious Pablo Sanchez, no doubt — but there's virtually no justifying a decision to draft Lucroy outside the top-3 at the position. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: The 2016 season showed us a different but equally productive side of Lucroy, who loaded up on both home runs and strikeouts en route to becoming fantasy baseball's best catcher. Whether he hits .300 with a dozen homers or .270 with two dozen homers, Lucroy figures again to be one of baseball's elite backstops.

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SeasonHome vs RGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Home vs R4011412426205011059118100411.228
2011Home vs R601661814733815212412033012501.283
2012Home vs R42111122291672414199111200420.261
2013Home vs R631892145436927233820022140340.286
2014Home vs R7220923463451305232425223000613.301
2015Home vs R451271472816732221616021121700.220
2016Home vs R69188208593411212283918232200410.314
TotalHome vs R3911104123030620060103614116510961607733395.277

SeasonHome vs RBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Home vs R7.3 %14.5 %0.50.228.290.298.589.070.2639-5.5.26659
2011Home vs R6.6 %18.2 %0.36.283.330.434.763.151.326232.7.335109
2012Home vs R7.4 %9.0 %0.82.261.328.468.796.207.260172.6.342111
2013Home vs R9.3 %10.3 %0.91.286.350.466.816.180.287306.8.355122
2014Home vs R10.7 %9.8 %1.09.301.376.435.811.134.320348.8.359127
2015Home vs R10.9 %14.3 %0.76.220.308.370.678.150.24515-1.8.29883
2016Home vs R8.7 %15.4 %0.56.314.380.585.965.271.3263914.8.405152
TotalHome vs R8.9 %13.0 %0.68.277.344.447.791.170.29516728.5.344111

SeasonHome vs RGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2010Home vs R1.0315.6 %42.7 %41.7 %15.0 %2.5 %9.8 %0.0 %27.1 %36.5 %36.5 %27.1 %47.9 %25.0 %519179340
2011Home vs R1.4021.4 %45.8 %32.8 %11.6 %11.6 %8.3 %40.0 %36.8 %38.2 %25.0 %22.8 %55.2 %22.1 %691244447
2012Home vs R0.9024.0 %36.0 %40.0 %10.0 %10.0 %8.3 %0.0 %32.0 %37.0 %31.0 %14.0 %51.0 %35.0 %495169326
2013Home vs R0.9824.6 %37.4 %38.0 %6.2 %10.8 %7.8 %0.0 %35.7 %31.6 %32.8 %11.7 %52.1 %36.3 %855296559
2014Home vs R1.1820.4 %43.0 %36.6 %11.8 %7.4 %5.0 %0.0 %35.5 %35.0 %29.6 %19.9 %46.8 %33.3 %898335563
2015Home vs R1.7723.1 %49.1 %27.8 %10.0 %6.7 %1.9 %0.0 %39.5 %33.9 %26.6 %11.0 %56.0 %33.0 %586213373
2016Home vs R0.8827.6 %34.0 %38.5 %16.7 %20.0 %3.8 %0.0 %37.8 %32.1 %30.1 %21.8 %42.3 %35.9 %825296529
TotalHome vs R1.1222.7 %40.8 %36.5 %11.6 %10.4 %6.2 %33.3 %35.3 %34.6 %30.1 %18.2 %49.8 %32.0 %486917323137