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Jonathan Lucroy | Catcher | #21

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/13/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Louisiana
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (0) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics signed C Jonathan Lucroy to a one-year, $6.5 million contract.
Lucroy will also receive a $500,000 assignment bonus. While he is coming off a terrible 2017 season by his standards, he's an upgrade behind the plate for the A's on a very team-friendly contract. Mar 11 - 6:22 PM

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Jonathan Lucroy will make $6.5 million in his one-year deal with the Athletics.

The deal hasn't been officially announced yet as it's pending a physical. There are reportedly no possible incentives in the contract that could drive the total higher than $6.5 million. Lucroy is coming off of a disappointing 2017 season where he hit just .265/.345/.371 with six homers for the Rangers and Rockies.
Mar 10 - 12:37 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Athletics are close to an agreement with Jonathan Lucroy.'s Jane Lee was first to report that the two sides were talking, and she says it's a one-year contract. Oakland has one of the least stable catching situations in baseball, so the fit makes sense especially since they're likely to get Lucroy at a nice discount. Lucroy batted .265/.345/.371 with six home runs last year for the Rangers and Rockies. He could bounce back to some degree in 2018, although Oakland isn't the best environment for that.
Mar 9 - 4:31 PM's Jane Lee reports that the Athletics have been in talks to sign Jonathan Lucroy or trade for Matt Wieters.

Lee's sources expect the A's to land one of the two catchers. Lucroy's market has been stagnant this offseason after he batted a disappointing .265/.345/.371 with six home runs last year for the Rangers and Rockies, but he makes sense as a rebound candidate for an Oakland team without a settled catching situation. The Nationals have been rumored to be looking at catching options outside the organization, so it's not a surprise they're shopping Wieters.
Mar 9 - 4:19 PM

According to Jon Morosi of, the Nationals are still in the market for another major league catcher.

The Nationals currently have Matt Wieters and Pedro Severino behind the dish at the big league level, but they don't appear to be content with that duo. There were rumblings that they attempted to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins this winter but scoffed at the asking price. Morosi notes that Jonathan Lucroy could be an option on the free agent market.
Mar 4 - 9:33 PM

Brewers' general manager David Stearns said Sunday that the club is content with their trio of catchers and they aren't interested in a possible reunion with Jonathan Lucroy.

Lucroy continues to sit on the open market as spring camps have opened throughout Florida and Arizona, but a reunion in Milwaukee doesn't seem to be in the cards. The Brewers will enter the season with Manny Pina, Stephen Vogt and Jett Bandy behind the dish.
Feb 18 - 10:43 PM's Jon Morosi reports that the Mets have "had some contact" with Jonathan Lucroy's representatives.

Whether anything more than preliminary discussions have taken place isn't known. Catcher doesn't seem to be a high priority for the Mets, as they're mostly looking at infielders and outfielders, but perhaps they'll make a play for Lucroy if the price is right. Lucroy hit a disappointing .265/.345/.371 with six homers in his walk year.
Jan 5 - 4:47 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Astros are among the teams with interest in free agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

A deal with Lucroy would likely mean pushing Brian McCann and Evan Gattis into a platoon role at DH. Lucroy has been a better defensive catcher than both of them, but he actually struggled a bit in that department this past season and the 31-year-old also batted just .265 with a .716 OPS and only six home runs over 123 total games between the Rangers and Rockies. The 2017 World Series champs will probably be looking for a discount here.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 09:01:00 AM

Thomas Harding of writes that the Rockies are "expected" to pursue a reunion with impending free agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

Lucroy told reporters in early September that he would "absolutely" be interested in returning to Colorado, so there's some mutual affection here. The veteran backstop finished strong after the July 30 trade that sent him from the Rangers to the Rockies, slashing .310/.429/.437 over his final 46 games. He hit just .242/.297/.338 over his first 77 games this season with Texas.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 08:01:00 PM

Jonathan Lucroy homered, tripled and walked versus the Marlins on Monday.

The homer was just Lucroy's second in 41 games with the Rockies, but he's hitting a solid .301 with 19 walks in 158 plate appearances for the club. The Rockies would probably benefit from moving him up closer to the top of the order and dropping Gerardo Parra down to the eighth spot.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 01:46:00 AM

Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 in a loss to the Giants on Wednesday.

All three hits were singles. It's his second three-hit game of the past four games, and Lucroy is now hitting .286/.392/.387 since he came over to the Rockies after disappointing with the Rangers. The only complaint you could possibly have is the lack of pop, but Colorado won't complain about that average and on-base percentage from a premium position.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 06:56:00 PM

Jonathan Lucroy collected three singles with three runs scored and an RBI in Saturday's victory against the Padres.

Lucroy is on an extended hot streak, going 16-for-50 (.320) with seven RBI in 15 games dating back to Aug. 28, raising his average from .259 to .287. While he has been hot lately, his overall production since coming over to the Rockies has been a little disappointing giving his lack of power and the rarefied air of Denver.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 01:01:00 AM

Jonathan Lucroy said Wednesday that he is "absolutely" interested in re-signing with the Rockies.

Lucroy has rebounded nicely since the July 30 trade that moved him from Texas to Colorado, slashing .274/.388/.400 in 30 games with the Rockies after putting up a brutal .242/.297/.338 batting line in 77 games with the Rangers. "It’s been easy to fit in here," the 31-year-old impending free agent catcher told the Denver Post. "What I like is that this team is hungry and they all have the same goal in mind, and that’s to win a championship. I really feel that here. The guys have made me feel welcome and accepted me into the fold. ... I’d absolutely (be interested) in coming back."
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Thursday as the Rockies topped the Dodgers.

Lucroy plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning and chipped in an RBI single in the fifth. The veteran backstop has seen his bat perk up since the move to Colorado and is now hitting .253/.322/.354 with five homers and 35 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 01:48:00 AM

Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 and hit his first homer for the Rockies against the Tigers on Monday.

It was just his fifth homer in 343 at-bats this season. The Coors boost hasn't really materialized for Lucroy yet, but he is doing a great job of getting on base for his new team; with 10 walks and four HBPs in 77 plate appearances, his OBP stands at .416.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 12:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Bruce Maxwell
3Josh Phegley
4Dustin Garneau
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
3Steve Lombardozzi
SS1Marcus Semien
2Franklin Barreto
3B1Matt Chapman
2Renato Nunez
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Boog Powell
2Jake Smolinski
3Dustin Fowler
4Slade Heathcott
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Anthony Garcia
3Nick Martini
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
S1Kendall Graveman
2Sean Manaea
3Daniel Mengden
4Andrew Triggs
5Paul Blackburn
6Trevor Cahill
7Jharel Cotton
8Daniel Gossett
Relief Pitcher
R1Blake Treinen
2Ryan Dull
3Liam Hendriks
4Santiago Casilla
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Daniel Coulombe
8Chris Hatcher
9Emilio Pagan
10Raul Alcantara
11Frankie Montas
12Simon Castro
13Eric Jokisch