Jonathan Lucroy

Jonathan Lucroy

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Jonathan Lucroy is a retired American professional baseball catcher. Moreover, MLB player Jonathan Lucroy played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago Cubs, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, and Atlanta Braves throughout 12 seasons.

Early life

Jonathan Charles Lucroy best known as Jonathan Lucroy was born on the 13th of June, 1986, in Eustis, Florida, the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 36 years old and holds an American nationality. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Gemini and he believes in Christianity.

In addition, he is the son of Steve Lucroy (father) and Haren Lucroy (mother). While his mother Karen stayed at home to care for Jonathan and his two younger brothers, David and Matthew.

His father Steven worked as a groundsman at nearby golf courses. He grew up cheering for the Major League Baseball team the Atlanta Braves, and Chipper Jones was one of his favorite players.

College Career

Talking about his academic career, he went to Umatilla High School in Umatilla, Florida. He played baseball for three years at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette after graduating from high school. In both high school and college, he broke several records.

He established many school records, including runs scored (84), doubles (54), total bases (414), and others. He received several honors throughout his time in high school, including selection to the All-Sun Belt Conference teams in 2005, 2007, 2006, and other years.

In memory of Jonathan, Umatilla High School retired his Number 6 jersey in April 2011. He played high school baseball with the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns for a considerable amount of time, leading them to NCAA Regional appearances in 2005 and 2007.

Professional Career

Regarding his professional career, the Milwaukee Brewers selected him in the third round as the 101st overall pick in the 2007 MLB Draft. In May 2010 against the Minnesota Twins, he made his Milwaukee Brewers debut. This player played regularly for the rest of the season.

In 2012, he extended the term of his agreement to five years with the potential of an additional one-year extension for a fee of $11 million. He was a top choice twice while playing for the Brewers, in 2014 and 2016.

His finest season was in 2014 when he hit 13 grand slams and drove in 53 pairs thanks to a public alliance. After six seasons, he departed the team and joined the Texas Officers for the 2016–17 season.

He also took part in the 2017 World Baseball Classic and played for Team USA. After defeating Puerto Rico, the USA won the competition for the first time. To the Los Angeles Angels, he was traded on December 29, 2018.

Keynan Middleton, Nick Tropeano, and Andrelton Simmons are some of his well-known teammates. He batted.242 with four home runs and 27 RBI in 77 games during his second season with the Rangers, while Chirinos had 12 home runs and 26 RBI in 46 games over the same period.

Jonathan was traded by the Rangers to the Colorado Rockies on July 30, 2017, for an unknown player who was eventually revealed to be Rookie League prospect Pedro Gonzalez the following month.

Mid-season trade

Following his midseason trade, he played in 46 games for the Rockies, batting.310 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 142 at-bats. At the end of the season, this player became a free agent.

David Forst, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics had stated earlier in the offseason that he intended to keep catchers Bruce Maxwell and Josh Phegley on the team for the 2018 campaign, but when Jonathan remained unsigned throughout the customary free agency period, the Athletics contacted him.

On March 9, he agreed to a one-year contract with Oakland, demoting pitchers Jairo Labourt and Bruce Maxwell to a lower position on the depth chart. His first no-hitter came on April 21 when Sean Manaea blanked the Boston Red Sox in 108 pitches.

Jonathan Lucroy

Caption: Jonathan Lucroy’s photo during a match (Source: MLB Trade Rumors)

Although he was willing to return to Oakland when the season ended, the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on the conditions of his contract. On December 28, 2018, Jonathan was signed by the Los Angeles Angels to a one-year, $3.35 million contract.

The team needed a seasoned catcher to complement rookie catchers, José Briceno and Kevan Smith. Only one game after his return from the injured list, on August 2, 2019, the Angels designated him for assignment in favor of Max Stassi, who they had acquired in a trade while Jonathan was out with an injury.

Working with other clubs

Only one game after his return from the injured list, on August 2, 2019, the Angels designated him for assignment in favor of Max Stassi, who they had acquired in a trade while Jonathan was out with an injury. He became a free agent on October 31, just after the 2019 World Series was over.

He batted for the brief period he was a member of Chicago’s team. 53 at-bats for 189 with a home run and six RBI. He played first base four times and caught in 20 games, starting 14 from behind the plate. Moreover, he was one of seven catchers brought to spring training by the Boston Red Sox in 2020. On February 19, he signed a minor league deal with the team.

He played in the eighth and ninth innings of the Red Sox’s 13-2 thumping of the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day as his only Red Sox appearance before being designated for assignment on July 29 to make place for pitcher Chris Mazza.

Moreover, he signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves on May 15, one month after departing the Nationals. He was outrighted once more, this time back to Gwinnett, but he chose not to accept the assignment and instead chose free agency. Moreover, he announced his retirement from professional baseball on August 2, 2022.

Awards and Net Worth

This former MLB player will be formally inducted into the Milwaukee Brewers Wall of Honor, on the 6th of August 2022. He also received the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. Moreover, this man has earned 2 All-Star.

As a former baseball player, his net worth estimate, his net worth estimates around $16 million, and he has not revealed anything regarding his income and salary.

Relationship Status

On the 7th of July, 2010, he married Sarah Lucroy. The pair first met when they were college students. With the marriage, the couple has a daughter named Ellia and a son named Easton. Moreover, this man is not a part of controversy or rumors.

Jonathan Lucroy

Caption: Jonathan Lucroy with his wife Sarah Lucroy (Source: WAGs of Chicago – Tumblr)

Body Measurements and Social Media

This man stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and his weight is unknown. Moreover, this former player is bald with blue eyes and there is no other information regarding his other body stats.

On his Instagram, there are more than 10.7k followers. Likewise, there are more than 98.4k followers on Twitter and he is not active on Facebook.

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