Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 2 days ago

Lucroy found his way on base all four times up Thursday against the Cubs, knocking a single and drawing three walks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Unfortunately, the Brewers weren't able to get much going offensively against Jake Arrieta and the Chicago relief crew, as they had more walks (seven) than hits (six). As for Lucroy, he's clipping along with a nice .290 average and .364 OBP, but those have been pretty empty stats -- he has no homers, no steals (not that we expect those) and just six RBI.

Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 7 days ago

Lucroy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lucroy is one of the more heavily used catchers in the big leagues, as he can be used at first base on the days when he is not behind the plate. He'll get a rare day off Sunday, however, with manager Craig Counsell electing to roll with Martin Maldonado at catcher for the afternoon contest. Lucroy will look to add to an eight-game hit streak when the Brewers open up a three-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley on Tuesday.

Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 1 week ago

Lucroy went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two RBI and a run against the Twins on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's riding high with hits in five straight games. It's a little concerning that Lucroy's hit only seven homers in his last 117 games, but if his average bounces back from last year's down campaign -- as it looks to be doing thus far -- fantasy owners will again be happy to have him in the fold.

Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 2 weeks ago

Lucroy will start at at first base in Thursday's game against the Cardinals, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager Craig Counsell wants to give Lucroy a break from catching, but still keep his bat in the lineup, so he will move him from behind the plate to first base Thursday afternoon. Lucroy will still bat cleanup like he has in every game he has started this season.

Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 2 weeks ago

Lucroy went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite hitting safely in all six of his games coming in, Lucroy entered with only a .273 average because he'd gotten exactly one hit in all of those games. After last year's power dip, we're still waiting for Lucroy to get back to hitting some homers -- he doesn't have one yet this season -- but assuming good health, he should again be a reliable middle-of-the-order presence for the Brew Crew.

Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 3 weeks ago

Lucroy is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lucroy has been behind the plate in each of the Brewers' first five games, but will take a seat for a day game following an evening contest. The veteran backstop is off to a five-game hitting streak to start the season, posting a .683 OPS over that span. In his stead, Martin Maldonado will get the start and bat sixth in the order.

Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 1 month ago

Lucroy is 12-for-29 (.414) with a home run and six RBI through 11 spring games.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Injuries limited Lucroy to 103 games last season and played a role in him finishing the campaign with just a .717 OPS, but he did post an .808 OPS after the All-Star break, and has continued to swing the bat well this spring. He will open the season as the Brewers' primary catcher, and will almost certainly hit somewhere between second and fifth in the batting order.

Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 2 months ago

Lucroy returned to camp Tuesday after fighting off a bout of food poisoning, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His absence from camp Monday was initially attributed to the flu, but it was revealed today that he just had a case of food poisoning. The issue seems to be resolved, allowing Lucroy to return to being the main catcher for Milwaukee.

Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 2 months ago

Lucroy was out of camp Monday with the flu, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The flu has apparently gotten into Brewers camp, currently affecting Lucroy as well as a coach. This doesn't seem like a big issue, though, so the backstop should head back to camp very soon.

Jonathan Lucroy C/DH MIL 7 months ago

Lucroy is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although Lucroy was medically cleared last week, the Brewers are understandably reluctant to return him behind the plate this season, leaving him to handle part-time duty at first base and off the bench. With the Brewers facing another right-hander in Andrew Cashner, Lucroy will remain on the pine in favor of Adam Lind. It remains to be seen how many starts Lucroy will log over the final four days.