Jonathan Lucroy

Introducing Catchella using Jonathan Lucroy Part I: Behind the Dish

As you hopefully know by now, Catchella launched today at Baseball Prospectus. If you are unfamiliar, folks who are much smarter than I am have labored hard to finally quantify en masse the defensive contributions of a catcher. The importance of this in baseball circles is hard to overstate. Other metrics — like Ultimate Zone […]


Garin Cecchini Deserves a Shot

The Milwaukee Brewers have some options at third base. None seem spectacularly overwhelming on the surface. However, in determining which player most deserves the starting role, it’s best to explore all available options. As it sits right now, the newly-acquired Jonathan Villar is perched atop the official depth chart. In his 589 career plate appearances, Villar has […]

Jonathan Lucroy

Why Hasn’t Jonathan Lucroy Been Traded?

If the Brewers are indeed open to trading him, Jonathan Lucroy could be one of the hottest commodities available on the trade market. Given the fact that very few attractive options on the free-agent market at catcher existed at the beginning of the offseason, it has become even more barren with Matt Wieters acceptance of his qualifying offer […]


Game One-Hundred Three Recap: Cubs 4, Brewers 2

TOP PLAY (WPA) Having already thrown 19 pitches in the top of the 3rd inning on Saturday, Matt Garza served up a fastball at the top of the zone to Anthony Rizzo, who promptly deposited it in the right field seats (+.298 WPA). The inning started pretty easily for Garza, who seemed to be settling into […]


Game 97 Recap: Brewers 2, Diamondbacks 1

TOP PLAY (WPA): In the top of the sixth inning with nobody out, Ryan Braun broke the scoreless tie by going opposite field on the first pitch for his 18th home run of the season (+.162 WPA). Unlike last night, there was nobody on base for Braun, but a solo shot proved devastating enough as […]