He improved on his numbers from 2011 eventhough missed a lot of the season. when he cameback he kept hitting like he was before. same numbers? increase? or expect to be another catcher to be kurt suzuki like who has a good first year improve second then nothing.
Draft him in the 12th round every chance you get, the breakout is for real. Plus no timeshare with G. Kottaras this year.
"A Humble Man of Grace and Dignity. A Captain Who Led by Example. Proud of the Pinstripes Tradition and Dedicated to the Pursuit of Excellence. A Yankee Forever." Don Mattingly's plaque in Monument Park
Lucroy provides immense value for where he's likely to go during drafts. Sure, he will likely bat 7th for the Brewers this year, but should have plenty of opportunity to drive in runs. I'd temper power expectations, and I don't think he'll hit anywhere near his .320 clip from last year. However, I fully expect him to be in the neighborhood of .295/15/75 this year....and that combination should provide for immense value in mixed leagues.
I picked him as my starter in one league, but I'm gonna cuff him up with JP Arencibia. I'll take a shot and see what happens. I can see something like .275, 14HR, 70RBI. Let's hope last year wasn't a fluke.
12 Team Yahoo H2H Daily MLB $ Redraft League 1st Place (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG, OPS, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, QS) C D. Mesoraco 1B A. Gonzalez 2B J. Kipnis 3B T. Frazier SS M. Betts OF M. Trout OF J. Upton OF C. Dickerson Util C. Carter (1B/OF), K. Vargas SP S. Strasburg, G. Cole, Y. Ventura, M. Shoemaker, M. Pineda, I. Kennedy, Y. Gallardo, J. Quintana, M. Stroman, K. Gausman, Y. Petit RP G. Holland, C. Allen, K. Quackenbush R.I.P. J. Fernandez, G. Richards, M. Harvey
14th round, pick 166 is where I snagged him. Couldn't be happier looking at my catcher position who has the potential to hit high 200s, or even low 300s with some power and perfect positioning in the line up.