Jonathan Lucroy 2017 Projections
Former Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun, and current Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy is projected to have another solid Major League Baseball season in 2017.
A member of the UL baseball squad from 2005-2007, before being drafted by the Brewers in the third round of the 2007 amateur entry draft, Lucroy is projected to hit a .286 this coming season, to go along with 17 home runs, 68 runs batted in, a .346 on-base percentage, and a .467 slugging percentage according to RotoChamp, who releases projections on every Major League Baseball player prior to each season.
A native of Eustis, Florida, Lucroy was named to the National League All-Star team last season with the Milwaukee Brewers, before being traded to the Texas Rangers in July.
Combined last season, Lucroy hit a .292 with 24 home runs and 84 runs batted in.
The 30-year old Lucroy was also named to the National League All-Star team in 2014, while hitting .301 with 13 homers and 69 RBI’s.
Also in 2014, Lucroy led the National League with 53 doubles, which set a new record for catchers, surpassing Ivan Rodriguez’s previous high of 49.
In six seasons in MLB, Lucroy has compiled a .284 career average, to go along with 90 homers and 418 runs batted in.