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Birth Date6-13-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age32 years, 0 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
8.52014
1.62015
5.62016
1.42017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 MIL 24 75 297 277 24 70 9 0 4 91 18 44 1 1 0 26 4 2 .253 .300 .329 .224 3.7 33.0 3.8
2011 MIL 25 136 468 430 45 114 16 1 12 168 29 99 2 3 4 59 2 1 .265 .312 .391 .247 16.2 41.7 6.2
2012 MIL 26 96 346 316 46 101 17 4 12 162 22 44 4 3 1 58 4 1 .320 .368 .513 .299 26.1 25.7 5.5
2013 MIL 27 147 580 521 59 146 25 6 18 237 46 69 5 8 0 82 9 1 .280 .340 .455 .274 23.0 29.8 5.7
2014 MIL 28 153 655 585 73 176 53 2 13 272 66 71 2 2 69 4 4 .301 .373 .465 .305 54.1 22.4 8.5
2015 MIL 29 103 415 371 51 98 20 3 7 145 36 64 1 6 1 43 1 0 .264 .326 .391 .254 12.0 3.2 1.6
2016 MIL 30 95 376 338 48 101 17 3 13 163 33 70 1 4 0 50 5 0 .299 .359 .482 .297 32.1 8.1 4.1
2016 TEX 30 47 168 152 19 42 7 0 11 82 14 30 2 0 0 31 0 0 .276 .345 .539 .297 12.8 1.5 1.5
2017 COL 31 46 175 142 18 44 6 3 2 62 27 19 4 2 0 13 0 0 .310 .429 .437 .292 13.8 0.6 1.4
2017 TEX 31 77 306 281 27 68 15 0 4 95 19 32 4 2 0 27 1 0 .242 .297 .338 .217 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2018 OAK 32 56 211 194 18 49 12 1 1 66 14 33 2 0 1 19 0 0 .253 .310 .340 .223 0.2 -9.2 -0.9
Career10313997360742810091972397154332457528317477309.280.341.428.269194.1156.137.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 HEL Rk 61 253 .292 .272 .347 .408 .267 .394 103 10 8.5 0.7 1.9 -0.4 18.9 2.0 18.9 2.0
2008 WVA A 65 274 .315 .261 .328 .387 .263 .337 110 15.6 7.8 2.4 3.5 2.5 28.3 3.3 28.3 3.3
2008 BRV A+ 64 272 .301 .254 .330 .374 .254 .326 97 12.1 8.1 2.4 1.8 -1.5 21.1 2.3 21.1 2.3
2009 HUN AA 125 506 .297 .255 .333 .379 .267 .299 95 20.7 14.8 7.2 4.5 -1.7 40.8 4.7 40.8 4.7
2010 MIL MLB 75 297 .224 .255 .323 .397 .265 .287 97 -10.9 8.2 5 33.0 1.5 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.8
2010 HUN AA 10 47 .364 .270 .350 .408 .276 .475 101 5.3 1.4 0.8 -0.2 -1.1 6.3 0.6 6.3 0.6
2010 NAS AAA 21 83 .229 .274 .344 .420 .264 .266 104 -3 2.6 1.6 -0.7 0.2 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2011 MIL MLB 136 468 .247 .259 .321 .405 .264 .317 103 -6 12.6 7.4 41.7 2.2 16.2 6.2 16.2 6.2
2011 HUN AA 4 17 .340 .259 .339 .391 .258 .300 100 1.5 0.5 0.3 -0.1 -1.0 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2012 MIL MLB 96 346 .299 .260 .320 .405 .262 .338 108 13.5 9.5 5.5 25.7 -2.3 26.1 5.5 26.1 5.5
2012 WIS A 4 13 .218 .252 .316 .359 .252 .333 99 -0.6 0.4 0.1 0.1 -0.5 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2012 NAS AAA 2 8 .338 .269 .321 .430 .267 .500 94 0.7 0.2 0.1 -0.0 0.7 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
2013 MIL MLB 147 580 .274 .252 .314 .393 .258 .290 106 7.9 15.3 7.4 29.8 -7.6 23.0 5.7 23.0 5.7
2013 USA int 3 6 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .400 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 MIL MLB 153 655 .305 .250 .308 .387 .259 .324 102 27.3 16.9 7.8 22.4 2.1 54.1 8.5 54.1 8.5
2015 MIL MLB 103 415 .254 .257 .318 .402 .264 .297 101 -2.5 11.2 5.8 3.2 -2.4 12.0 1.6 12.0 1.6
2015 BRV A+ 4 18 .235 .288 .348 .386 .282 .250 96 -0.4 0.5 0 0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.1
2016 MIL MLB 95 376 .297 .256 .320 .418 .268 .340 94 14.3 10.6 5.2 8.1 2.0 32.1 4.1 32.1 4.1
2016 TEX MLB 47 168 .297 .260 .320 .426 .263 .279 107 6.4 4.8 2.8 1.5 -1.1 12.8 1.5 12.8 1.5
2017 COL MLB 46 175 .292 .257 .326 .423 .266 .341 104 5.8 5.1 3.1 0.6 -0.2 13.8 1.4 13.8 1.4
2017 TEX MLB 77 306 .217 .252 .319 .421 .258 .259 111 -13.8 9.0 3.8 -0.7 1.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0 -0.1
2018 OAK MLB 56 211 .223 .248 .315 .419 .254 .300 106 -8.2 6.2 3.7 -9.2 -1.5 0.2 -0.9 0.2 -0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 HEL Rk 253 35 80 18 2 4 39 16 37 0 3 .342 .386 .487 .145 .292 18.9 1.9 2.0
2008 WVA A 274 45 74 16 1 10 33 30 39 8 1 .310 .393 .510 .201 .315 28.3 3.5 3.3
2008 BRV A+ 272 31 69 12 1 10 44 28 45 1 2 .292 .372 .479 .186 .301 21.1 1.8 2.3
2009 HUN AA 506 61 112 32 2 9 66 78 66 1 1 .267 .384 .418 .150 .297 40.8 4.5 4.7
2010 HUN AA 47 8 19 3 0 0 5 4 3 0 0 .452 .489 .524 .071 .364 6.3 -0.2 0.6
2010 NAS AAA 83 8 19 4 0 2 11 3 14 0 0 .237 .265 .362 .125 .229 1.4 -0.7 0.1
2010 MIL MLB 297 24 70 9 0 4 26 18 44 4 2 .253 .300 .329 .076 .224 3.7 33.0 3.8
2011 MIL MLB 468 45 114 16 1 12 59 29 99 2 1 .265 .312 .391 .126 .247 16.2 41.7 6.2
2011 HUN AA 17 3 3 1 0 0 4 6 1 1 0 .273 .529 .364 .091 .340 1.3 -0.1 0.1
2012 NAS AAA 8 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 .429 .500 .429 .000 .338 1.8 -0.0 0.2
2012 MIL MLB 346 46 101 17 4 12 58 22 44 4 1 .320 .368 .513 .193 .299 26.1 25.7 5.5
2012 WIS A 13 0 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .333 .385 .417 .083 .218 -0.6 0.1 -0.1
2013 USA int 6 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 MIL MLB 580 59 146 25 6 18 82 46 69 9 1 .280 .340 .455 .175 .274 23.0 29.8 5.7
2014 MIL MLB 655 73 176 53 2 13 69 66 71 4 4 .301 .373 .465 .164 .305 54.1 22.4 8.5
2015 MIL MLB 415 51 98 20 3 7 43 36 64 1 0 .264 .326 .391 .127 .254 12.0 3.2 1.6
2015 BRV A+ 18 3 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .000 .235 -0.1 0.6 0.1
2016 TEX MLB 168 19 42 7 0 11 31 14 30 0 0 .276 .345 .539 .263 .297 12.8 1.5 1.5
2016 MIL MLB 376 48 101 17 3 13 50 33 70 5 0 .299 .359 .482 .183 .297 32.1 8.1 4.1
2017 TEX MLB 306 27 68 15 0 4 27 19 32 1 0 .242 .297 .338 .096 .217 0.0 -0.7 -0.1
2017 COL MLB 175 18 44 6 3 2 13 27 19 0 0 .310 .429 .437 .127 .292 13.8 0.6 1.4
2018 OAK MLB 211 18 49 12 1 1 19 14 33 0 0 .253 .310 .340 .088 .223 0.2 -9.2 -0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2010 1171 0.5149 0.4842 0.8254 0.5970 0.3644 0.8917 0.7101 0.1746 503 -0.000287
2011 1810 0.5022 0.4243 0.8177 0.5336 0.3141 0.8804 0.7102 0.1823 899 -0.001115
2012 1316 0.4970 0.4590 0.8642 0.5826 0.3369 0.9213 0.7668 0.1358 602 -0.004993
2013 2312 0.4952 0.4317 0.8647 0.5511 0.3145 0.9319 0.7493 0.1353 1111 0.000840
2014 2495 0.5122 0.4192 0.8719 0.5579 0.2736 0.9243 0.7598 0.1281 1217 -0.012459
2015 1667 0.4889 0.4331 0.8463 0.5730 0.2993 0.9272 0.6980 0.1537 823 -0.009776
2016 2187 0.5048 0.4316 0.8051 0.5743 0.2862 0.8833 0.6452 0.1949 0 0.000000
2017 1888 0.5307 0.4094 0.8939 0.5499 0.2506 0.9456 0.7658 0.1061 0 0.000000
2018 823 0.5176 0.4107 0.8669 0.5305 0.2821 0.9159 0.7679 0.1331 0 0.000000
Career156690.50650.43140.85080.56060.29860.91440.7280.1492637.2725-0.0035

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-08 2014-08-09 DTD 1 1 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2012-05-28 2012-07-25 15-DL 58 49 Right Hand Surgery 5th Metacarpal Fracture 2012-05-31 -
2012-04-11 2012-04-12 DTD 1 1 - Chest Tightness - -
2011-03-22 2011-04-11 15-DL 20 10 Right Fingers Recovery From Surgery Little Finger Fracture -
2011-02-24 2011-03-22 Camp 26 0 Right Fingers Surgery Little Finger Fracture 2011-02-24
2010-07-08 2010-07-15 DTD 7 4 Hand Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 OAK $6,500,000
2017 TEX $5,250,000
2016 MIL $4,350,000
2015 MIL $3,400,000
2014 MIL $2,400,000
2013 MIL $2,000,000
2012 MIL $600,000
2011 MIL $424,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$18,424,000
2018Current$6,500,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$24,924,000
8 yrTotal$24,924,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 136 dExcel Sports1 year/$6.5M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2018). Signed by Oakland as a free agent 3/12/18.
  • 5 years/$11M (2012-16), plus 2017 club option. Signed extension with Milwaukee 3/26/12, replacing 1 year deal signed 3/12. $0.5M signing bonus. 12:$0.5M, 13:$0.75M, 14:$2M, 15:$3M, 16:$4M, 17:$5.25M club option, $0.25M buyout. If Lucroy qualifies as a Super 2 after 2012 season, salaries increase to $1.9M in 2013, $2.3M in 2014, $3.3M in 2015, $4.25M in 2016 (met). Award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 8 clubs). No-trade list for 2016 includes Cleveland, Detroit, LA Angels, Minnesota, Oakland, San Diego, Seattle, Washington. Acquired by Texas in trade from Milwaukee 8/1/16 with $1,689,891 remaining on contract. Texas exercised 2017 option 11/16.
  • 1 year/$0.424M (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 5/21/10.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2007 (3-101) (Louisiana-Lafayette). Signed 6/12/07, $0.34M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .259 .326 .457 .281
11 vs R (Multi) .296 .356 .471 .289
11 vs U (Multi) .000 1.000 .000 .000
18 Split (Multi) .037 .030 .014 .008
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .233 .313 .483 .288
31 vs R (2016) .310 .365 .505 .299
31 vs U (2016) .000 1.000 .000 .000
38 Split (2016) .077 .052 .023 .012
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)The A's are hanging in there right now, but I highly doubt they are making a run as the season heads into summer. What are realistic returns for guys like Jed Lowrie, Blake Treinen, Matt Joyce, Jonathan Lucroy, and Khris Davis?
(John from Harrisonburg)
Man, this is tough. The four hitters you mentioned are all playing well now, same as Treinen ... but I think it all depends on perceived need by any acquiring team. Joyce probably pulls the least value of the five, in my opinion, because his role is filled by lots of other players out there on the open market. To me, he's probably a dude that pulls back a flyer-type prospect in that C+ range.

Lucroy could be a big upgrade over a team with a dire catching situation (read: the Nationals), so I could absolutely see a team dealing something from the bottom part of their Top 10 to acquire him on a short-term deal. If he punched a ball over the fence once or twice before the deadline, that'd help his cause.

Davis is an interesting case, as I think his market would be more limited to AL teams, and I think those front offices might see his low BABIP making him something of a buy-low candidate. But he's going to be very expensive in arbitration this offseason, so I'm not sure anyone would see him as a tremendous value, which will drive down his return. Maybe a Top 15 prospect in a strong system? Hard to say.

Treinen is probably the big-ticket item of this bunch, with two more years after this under inexpensive team control. A legitimate prospect could come back to the A's in exchange for his arm (and the rest of him, I guess), and probably 10-12 teams will be looking for a reliever at the deadline. I could see this deal looking like the Justin Wilson trade from the last deadline, with a Jeimer Candelario prospect coming back.

Finally, there's Lowrie. Jed! has been outrageous, and I think he remains underrated and undervalued across the board. The Indians, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and others could be fun fits this season ... but I'd think the A's would be wise to try to pull the trigger on this deal ASAP. I think he could return a top-10 guy too, but more likely a close-to-the-majors or big-league piece that has more team control and a relatively low upside. (Bryan Grosnick)
2016-12-01 19:00:00 (link to chat)Gary Sanchez puts up what kind of stat line in 2017? If he the best fantasy catcher by 2018? If not, then who?
(Jason from NY)
27 home runs, 87 RBI, one steal, .270 batting average. He's top 3. My money is going to be on Jonathan Lucroy in a full season in Arlington in that park/with that lineup/playing for a big contract. (Mike Gianella)
2016-05-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)if you forced the cubs and braves to swap records right now, would either team make the playoffs?
(taylor swift from milwaukee)
Happy you could join us today, T-Swift.
This is a really fun question. As of this moment, the Cubs are 27-9 and the Brewers are 16-22. So, let's flip the records.
The first thing that probably happens is that the Brewers are a bit less likely to move people like Jonathan Lucroy at the deadline, because holy moley, they've got one hell of a head start. However, their less than desirable depth and lack of pitching will catch up with them in a hurry. Meanwhile, the Cubs will still have the talent of the best team in baseball, despite the firestorm of hot takes that would be surrounding them. I'd say the Cubs still easily make the playoffs, while the Brewers probably end up looking like a worse version of last year's Twins. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which two should I keep? Miguel Sano, Yasiel Puig, Rougned Odor, Jonathan Lucroy, Adam Wainwright, Marcus Stroman. Incentives in my league are heavily in favor of keeping players who will have the most value this year.
(mattstupp from NYC)
This is tough, but I'd lean on Puig and Stroman as the guys who're most likely to raise the most WARP this year. Now, if we're talking your typical 5x5 fantasy numbers, I'd consider booting Stro and going Sano ... and that's not taking into account positional scarcity. But for me Odor's the only other contender other than those three. Puig for sure in my book. (Bryan Grosnick)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)I turned down his Jonathan LuCroy and Bryce Harper for my Mike Trout. I can keep any of those guys forever. I think I might've picked with my heart instead of my head. What do you think?
(JC from CoMo)
I'm not sure you ever have to justify keeping Mike Trout. Besides, haven't you heard Harper is going to minors? (Craig Goldstein)
2014-03-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Matt Adams or Jonathan Lucroy for this year and the next 3 years?
(Ryan from Boston)
Lucroy. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-25 12:30:00 (link to chat)Better fringe MVP candidate: Coco Crisp or... Shin-soo Choo? Jonathan Lucroy? Chris Davis?
(justarobert from Santa Clara, CA)
If Lucroy keeps getting as many borderline calls as he has thus far this season, he might be an actual MVP candidate. He's pretty much lapping the field right now. Of course, we're a ways away from a player getting award consideration because of his framing, so Choo makes a more likely choice. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Kevin, great to have you here today. Jonathan LuCroy, can he stay at catcher? Will the bat play if he doesn't? And do I know how to use a name to get a question answered or what?
(Greg from Ben Weasel Don't Like It)
Yes, doubtful. As far the name thing, never could deal with the suburban punk ethos very well. (Kevin Goldstein)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2008 afx 0 .000 0.0 2036 -.002 1.2 44 -.068 -.013 2.0 2.5 3.5
2008 afa 0 .000 0.0 2168 .000 -0.2 59 -.073 .005 2.7 1.6 1.8
2009 aax 0 .000 0.0 4576 -.000 0.5 118 -.048 .004 3.2 2.7 4.5
2010 mlb 4889 .045 30.3 3489 -.002 2.2 50 -.007 -.000 0.2 31.8 33.0
2010 aaa 0 .000 0.0 768 .001 -0.2 14 -.018 .000 0.2 0.1 -0.7
2010 aax 0 .000 0.0 450 .000 -0.1 8 .020 -.002 -0.1 0.1 -0.2
2011 mlb 7759 .044 45.6 5169 .001 -1.7 94 -.000 .007 0.0 42.9 41.7
2011 aax 0 .000 0.0 182 -.000 0.0 5 .039 .001 -0.1 0.3 -0.1
2012 mlb 5738 .035 26.1 4066 -.003 3.8 77 .043 .000 -2.0 26.6 25.7
2012 aaa 0 .000 0.0 72 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.000 0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2012 afx 0 .000 0.0 69 .000 -0.0 4 .014 .003 -0.0 -0.1 0.1
2013 mlb 7896 .029 31.5 5168 -.002 3.0 92 .038 .006 -1.9 32.0 29.8
2014 mlb 8248 .017 18.5 5235 -.004 5.2 102 .025 -.001 -1.5 22.7 22.4
2015 afa 0 .000 0.0 46 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.001 0.0 0.4 0.6
2015 mlb 5253 .005 3.8 3514 -.001 0.6 83 .023 .009 -1.0 3.2 3.2
2016 mlb 7583 .005 5.6 5277 -.001 1.8 104 -.067 .006 4.4 11.0 9.6
2017 mlb 6857 -.017 -17.9 4631 .002 -3.0 61 -.017 .004 0.7 -21.0 -0.1
2018 mlb 3206 -.009 -4.5 2068 .006 -3.6 39 -.008 .004 0.2 -8.1 -9.2

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