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Jon Lucroy (University of Louisiana - Lafayette)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Jon Lucroy
Position:Catcher
School:University of Louisiana-Lafayette
School Type:Four-Year College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:6/13/86
Height:6'0"
Weight:200 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):04/20/07
Game(s):Arizona State

Focus Area
Comments
Hitting Ability:Lucroy has an average bat with a line-drive stroke.
Power:While more of a line-drive hitter, he does have some raw power and should have average power in the future. He's got very strong hands.
Running Speed:He's a below-average runner, but isn't bad for a catcher.
Arm Strength:He's got an above-average arm.
Fielding:Lucroy is an excellent receiver with good defensive skills across the board.
Physical Description:As a strong backstop, Lucroy reminds some of Michael Barrett or Mike Lieberthal.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Good line-drive stroke, excellent defensive skills behind the plate and natural leadership ability.
Weaknesses:How much power he actually has will determine just how bright his future is .
Summary:Lucroy is a pretty good, if lesser-known, all-around catching prospect. He has a good line-drive stroke and has the chance to hit for average with some pop. Defensively, he is a natural leader who throws extremely well. Those who look for college catching in this draft should surely take a look at Lucroy.