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Jonathan Lucroy
Birthdate: 6/13/1986 (30 y, 9 m, 10 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: Lucroy has gone 3-for-11 with one RBI and two strikeouts in three WBC games. (3/22/2017)
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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SeasonBatting 8thGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2010Batting 8th39143154363040211169124110521.252
2011Batting 8th8427730983631118334425058232401.300
2012Batting 8th1235438700133307311100.229
2013Batting 8th2120000000111000000.000
2014Batting 8th1010000000100000000.000
2015Batting 8th2120000010100000000.000
2016Batting 8th1010000000100000000.000
TotalBatting 8th141457512127100151114863412906531022.278

SeasonBatting 8thBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2010Batting 8th5.8 %15.6 %0.38.252.299.322.620.070.28812-5.4.27767
2011Batting 8th8.1 %18.8 %0.43.300.358.433.792.134.350438.1.349119
2012Batting 8th7.0 %16.3 %0.43.229.333.314.648.086.2504-0.6.29781
2013Batting 8th50.0 %50.0 %1.00.000.500.000.500.000.0000-0.5.000-100
2014Batting 8th100.0 %0.0 %1.00.0001.000.0001.000.000.00000.3.689352
2015Batting 8th50.0 %0.0 %1.00.000.500.000.500.000.00000.0.343114
2016Batting 8th100.0 %0.0 %1.00.0001.000.0001.000.000.00000.3.691342
TotalBatting 8th8.0 %17.6 %0.46.278.342.387.729.109.321602.2.324100

SeasonBatting 8thGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2010Batting 8th1.5320.0 %48.3 %31.7 %13.2 %5.3 %12.1 %0.0 %32.5 %35.8 %31.7 %25.8 %47.5 %26.7 %598198400
2011Batting 8th1.2822.6 %43.4 %33.9 %12.0 %10.7 %6.3 %33.3 %34.4 %35.3 %30.4 %24.1 %57.1 %18.8 %1228452776
2012Batting 8th1.8820.7 %51.7 %27.6 %12.5 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %43.3 %36.7 %20.0 %10.0 %56.7 %33.3 %16056104
2013Batting 8th0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      853
2014Batting 8th0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      642
2015Batting 8th1.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %1073
2016Batting 8th0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      1046
TotalBatting 8th1.4021.6 %45.8 %32.6 %12.4 %9.1 %7.6 %25.0 %34.4 %35.7 %29.9 %23.7 %53.9 %22.4 %20207261294