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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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Jonathan Lucroy is not in the Athletics' starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Yankees.
It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran backstop being a day game after a night game. Bruce Maxwell will start in his place and bat ninth for the A's against Domingo German and the Yankees. May 12 - 10:15 AM

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Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a blowout loss to the Astros on Monday.

There aren't many positives you can take from a 16-2 loss, but Lucroy had another nice game for Oakland. He also drew a walk, and he has his season line up to .298/.365/.404 on the 2018 season. Lucroy has been one of the better bargains of the free-agent market so far, and the track record -- outside of last year's disaster -- says he can sustain this.
May 8 - 1:23 AM

Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-3 with a double in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

Lucroy had one of just two extra-base hits by the A's on Thursday. The other was a solo home run off the bat of Stephen Piscotty. The veteran backstop is slashing a modest .262/.333/.345 with zero home runs and seven RBI across 84 at-bats this season.
May 4 - 12:47 AM

Jonathan Lucroy went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in a loss to the Astros on Sunday.

Lucroy picked up a pair of RBI hits, knocking a run-scoring double in the third inning before adding an RBI single in the seventh. It's been a quiet start to the year for the veteran backstop, who is still without a homer through 21 games. Despite the power outage, Lucroy has a representative .267/.337/.333 line, which plays for fantasy purposes given the state of the catcher position.
Apr 29 - 6:44 PM

Jonathan Lucroy is not in the Athletics' starting lineup on Saturday.

Just a regular day of rest for the A's backstop. Bruce Maxwell will start in his place behind the plate and will bat ninth against Lance McCullers and the Astros.
Apr 28 - 3:49 PM

Jonathan Lucroy is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

Bruce Maxwell gets the start behind the plate for the A's in the series finale. The 31-year-old backstop has a line of .254/.333/.313 over his first 19 games with the Athletics.
Apr 25 - 4:13 PM

Jonathan Lucroy ended up 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI in Tuesday's 10-2 victory against the White Sox.

Lucroy and his buddies Mark Canha and Stephen Piscotty in the 7-8-9 spots combined to go 7-for-11 with three doubles, five runs scored and eight RBI. Not too shabby. After a sluggish start he is starting to come around, posting two three-hit games over the past five outings. He entered the game with just one RBI across his first 13 contests, so perhaps this will continue his warming trend.
Apr 18 - 2:15 AM

Jonathan Lucroy finished Tuesday's 4-1 loss against the Rangers with a single and a walk across three at-bats.

The offense was so-so but he was definitely making his presence felt gunning down runners. He cut down three runners to become the first A's receiver with three caught stealings since Stephen Vogt accomplished the feat during the 2015 campaign. He is working in a pitcher-friendly home park, so his power numbers could be down, but he is certainly endearing himself to his new teammates for other reasons.
Apr 4 - 2:27 AM

Jonathan Lucroy went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the Athletics' victory over the Rangers on Monday.

Lucroy's double came off Kevin Jepsen in the seventh, and he came around to score the go-ahead run on a double by Jed Lowrie. Lucroy was a tremendous disappointment in his 2017 campaign, but isn't far removed from being one of the better fantasy catchers in baseball. It's tough to predict him reaching that status again, but he appears to be going underdrafted and undervalued in redraft leagues. There's certainly value here.
Apr 3 - 1:30 AM

Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-3 with two-out RBI in Friday's 2-1 loss against the Angels.

The RBI was his first in an Oakland uniform and made up for a boneheaded baserunning mistake in the seventh inning when he was picked off by Martin Maldonado to toss cold water on an uprising. He batted .265/.345/.371 last season between stops in Colorado and Texas, and now he is in a pitcher-friendly park trying to ply his trade. He is worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats, but don't expect much in the way of power.
Mar 31 - 2:01 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Bruce Maxwell
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Matt Chapman
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Dustin Fowler
2Boog Powell
RF1Stephen Piscotty
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
S1Sean Manaea
2Daniel Mengden
3Andrew Triggs
4Trevor Cahill
5Brett Anderson
6Paul Blackburn
7Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
R1Blake Treinen
2Chris Hatcher
3Santiago Casilla
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Daniel Coulombe
8Wilmer Font
9Lou Trivino
10Josh Lucas
11Emilio Pagan