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Fantasy Insights: Catchers

The top 10 catchers for the 2015 fantasy season kicks off the start of fantasy content here, at Baseball Essential. At least once a week, a new top 10 position ranking will be released with Will Garofalo’s analysis and sleeper pick. The sleeper pick is someone who’s value might be down or incorrectly perceived, so be on the look out for those names as acquiring/drafting a couple...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Catcher Pitch Framing Fully Appreciated Yet?

Last night when I was watching the Gold Glove awards being announced, I started thinking about how the awards were doing a much better job this year of going to people with actual good defense. That is opposed to the past trend of giving out an award because of a good offensive season, or highlight reel plays that would be routine plays by better defenders. Basically, there weren’t...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers shut out in Gold Glove awards

After Carlos Gomez snapped the franchise's 31-year drought last season, the Milwaukee Brewers were shut out of the Gold Glove awards in 2014. Finalists Jonathan Lucroy and Gerardo Parra were not announced as Gold Glove winners during an hour-long special aired Tuesday evening on ESPN2. Despite missing nearly two months with a thumb injury, St. Louis' Yadier Molina won the...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Lucroy, Parra named Gold Glove finalists

The Milwaukee Brewers have a pair of finalists for the Rawlings Gold Glove award, but reigning Gold Glove winner Carlos Gomez is not one of them. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy and outfielder Gerardo Parra were named finalists at their respective positions in announcement made by Rawlings on Thursday afternoon. Yadier Molina of the Cardinals and Russell Martin of the Pirates join Lucroy...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lucroy sets MLB record for doubles by catcher

MILWAUKEE -- It may have taken him longer than he had hoped it would, but Jonathan Lucroy made history at Miller Park on Saturday night. A run-scoring double off Chicago Cubs left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada in the fifth inning was Lucroy's 46th two-bagger as a catcher this season, breaking Ivan Rodriguez's major-league record for doubles in a season by a backstop. Lucroy now has 53 doubles...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lucroy sets doubles record in Brewers' 2-1 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) Jonathan Lucroy set a major-league record for doubles in a season by a catcher, and Francisco Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball's career saves list in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Wily Peralta (17-11) struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings, allowing five hits and one walk in 109 pitches. Rodriguez pitched...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers nip Cubs, 2-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jonathan Lucroy set a major-league record for doubles in a season by a catcher, and Francisco Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball's career saves list in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Wily Peralta (17-11) struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings, allowing five hits and one walk in 109 pitches. Rodriguez pitched...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers nip Cubs, 2-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jonathan Lucroy set a major-league record for doubles in a season by a catcher, and Francisco Rodriguez moved into 10th place on baseball's career saves list in the Milwaukee Brewers' 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night. Wily Peralta (17-11) struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings, allowing five hits and one walk in 109 pitches. Rodriguez pitched...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Lucroy sets doubles record for catchers

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy set the single-season record for the most doubles by a catcher when he hit his 46th on Saturday night. Lucroy broke the major league mark previously established by Texas' Ivan Rodriguez in 1996. The Brewers catcher doubled to the left-field wall against Chicago Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada with one out in the fifth. He received a standing...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Mike Trout joins elite company

By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Staff Reporter - Mike Trout is going to finish the year first in fWAR again - he's at 7.8 right now, with #2 being far behind at 6.2 (Jonathan Lucroy). For those who prefer rWAR, he's also at 7.8 but Donaldson is much closer at 7.3, so it isn't quite a lock but it is close.Anyhow, this will be the third year in a row that Trout has been #1 in...
Via Angelswin
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Entirety of the Jonathan Lucroy MVP Argument

Okay, I’ll grant that now isn’t the best time to talk about the National League MVP Award, with just weeks to go in a closely competitive regular season. I’ll grant that now isn’t the best time to talk about a Brewer winning the NL MVP Award, with the team in a bit of a slide […]
Via Fangraphs
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy, Catcher Framing, and the NL MVP

Three years ago, the BBWAA opened their doors to FanGraphs; currently, four of our writers are members, including David Laurila, Eno Sarris, Carson Cistulli, and myself. Having that access has allowed David and Eno to do really interesting work in combining data with comments from the players, including Eno’s piece on Jacob deGrom from this […]
Via Fangraphs
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Streaking Brewers retire last 24 batters; Beat Blue Jays 6-1

The Milwaukee Brewers have certainly carved their way into the national headlines over the past week. Fresh off a series sweep of the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers, the National League’s top dogs were poised to pick up where they left off in LA when they returned home to begin a three game set with the Toronto Blue Jays. And what happened back on their Wisconsin soil Tuesday...
Via Sports-Glory
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers dominate Blue Jays, 6-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mike Fiers pitched seven dominant innings and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez each hit two doubles as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night. Fiers (3-1) held the Blue Jays to two hits and one run and retired the final 18 batters he faced. He struck out six and walked one to help Milwaukee win its fifth straight game. The Blue...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy Becoming the New Face of the Milwaukee Brewers

Thanks to his breakout 2014 season, Jonathan Lucroy is quickly supplanting Ryan Braun as the face of the Milwaukee Brewers franchise. Before his overturned positive PED test in 2012 and suspension as a result of the Biogenesis scandal last year, it would’ve been unimaginable that anybody would pass Braun as the franchise’s most valuable player. After all, Braun – who signed...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers sweep Dodgers; take over top record in NL

Call it the “broom stroke heard round the world.” The NL Central leading Milwaukee Brewers made perhaps their biggest statement of the season this weekend, sweeping the NL West leading Los Angeles Dodgers in Chavez Ravine to take over the top record in the National League as baseball reaches its dog days of August. It began Friday night when the Brew Crew doubled up former teammate...
Via Sports-Glory
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy Keeping Brewers atop NL Central

In one the season’s biggest surprises, the Milwaukee Brewers are enjoying a three game lead in the National League Central division. While 2014 was supposed to be the St. Louis Cardinals‘ year, Milwaukee’s convincing lead makes them the favorite to take home the division crown. The Brew Crew has been lead by two MVP candidates, Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy. The 28 year...
Via Baseball News Source
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lucroy's 5-RBI day powers Brewers over Dodgers for series sweep

  Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBI, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 victory on Sunday. Wily Peralta (15-7) tied Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the major league lead in victories, allowing five hits in six scoreless innings. The right-hander is...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Crew completes three-game sweep over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBI, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 victory on Sunday. Wily Peralta (15-7) tied Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the major league lead in victories, allowing five hits in six scoreless innings. The...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lucroy powers Brewers over Dodgers 7-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 victory on Sunday. Wily Peralta (15-7) tied Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the major league lead in victories, allowing five hits in six scoreless innings. The...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Crew completes three-game sweep over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBI, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 victory on Sunday. Wily Peralta (15-7) tied Johnny Cueto and Adam Wainwright for the major league lead in victories, allowing five hits in six scoreless innings. The...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy calls out Aaron Rodgers

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy called Aaron Rodgers out. To complete what has become a social media phenomenon, that is, as he challenged him to complete the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to strike out ALS. Rodgers is a good sport and humbly accepted Lucroy’s challenge. Watch the video below and see who Rodgers challenged to complete the stunt. You may also be interested...
Via cover32 - Packers
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Feisty base running sometimes causes outs, but Brewers won't change

MILWAUKEE -- Already in scoring position with two outs and Jonathan Lucroy at the plate, Carlos Gomez left many scratching their heads Saturday when he was caught stealing third base to end the inning. With one of his top run producers at the plate and Gomez having the ability to score from second base on the vast majority of base hits, did manager Ron Roenicke think about taking...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Injury Update: Jonathan Lucroy out with sore hamstring

Milwaukee Brewers All-Star catcher Jonathan Lucroy was held out of the lineup on Friday night due to a sore hamstring, reports Andrew Gruman of Fox Sports Wisconsin:RR says Jonathan Lucroy has a sore hamstring. That's why he is not in there tonight. #Brewers— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) August 8, 2014 #451179948 / gettyimages.comManager Ron Ronenicke said that the move was...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers: Thoughts after last night’s win

Don’t look now, but the Milwaukee Brewers may have finally gotten out of their hitting slump. The Brewers had much to celebrate last night. (Photo: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) After a pathetic little stretch where Milwaukee could barely scrape a run together, the Brewers torched David Price of the Rays and Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals in back-to-back games. Last night’s...
Via isportsweb.com
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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