Among players taken in the top 60 on average last spring who stayed mostly healthy all year, Jonathan Lucroy was the biggest bust. He posted just a .635 OPS during his time with Texas in 2017, down more than 200 points from his 2016 mark, and was ultimately dealt to Colorado at the trade deadline. Lucroy's numbers improved after he joined the Rockies (.310/.429/.437), although he managed just two homers in his 46 games after the move. Indeed the dip in power was the big story of his season on the whole, as Lucroy completely gave up power in the name of contact (10.6 percent strikeout rate), much to the detriment of his fantasy value. The catcher position is almost void of impact talent and Lucroy will remain relevant given his plate skills, but the fluctuation in his home-run totals combined with the rigors and inherent risks of the catcher position leave him with a wide range of outcomes. Bet on a batting-average rebound -- that's about as far as we'll go.
Lucroy is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Lucroy will be granted a day off after starting each of the team's past eight contests. The 31-year-old produced a trio of three-hit games over that stretch and is hitting a respectable .286 during September. He'll be replaced by Tony Wolters behind the plate Sunday.
Lucroy is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Lucroy will head to the bench for Thursday's matinee contest after catching all nine innings Wednesday night, going 0-for-4 with an RBI. Tony Wolters will get a start behind the dish in his stead.
Lucroy is out of the lineup for Sunday's matchup against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports. Lucroy has made eight plate appearances over his last two starts, but he has failed to record a hit in that time. He'll get the day off while Tony Wolters serves as Colorado's backstop.
Lucroy is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Lucroy will head to the bench following two straight starts, including a 2-for-4 day at the plate during Tuesday's victory. In his place, Tony Wolters sets up behind the plate.
Lucroy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Lucroy will sit after catching four of the last five games for Colorado, giving way to Tony Wolters behind the plate.