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Monday, July 31, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL TRADE DEADLINE FALLOUT: JONATHAN LUCROY DEALT AGAIN AT TRADE DEADLINE, THIS TIME TO ROCKIES

                                                           

It was a strong case of deja vu for veteran catcher Jonathan Lucroy on Sunday as he was traded for the second year in a row leading up to the MLB July 31 deadline.  Last year at this time Lucroy went from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Texas Rangers and this time around he goes from Texas to the Colorado Rockies.  The Rockies pick up Lucroy for a player to be named later and that trade alone is ironic considering how much the Rangers gave up for him a year ago.  Needless to say, Lucroy has had a very rough season as he moved to Colorado with a listless .242 average with just 4 home runs and 27 RBI.  In fact you can say that Lucroy has been a colossal bust all the way around and at the age of 31, you have to wonder if age is becoming a factor here.  If Lucroy couldn't hit well in Texas, Colorado is just a slightly better offensive park so no need to jump and down about the new locale.  Walking in just 6.2 percent of his at-bats (down from 8.6), Lucroy is also dealing with an unlucky .259 BABIP which hasn't helped the average.  Now players do tend to get a bit of a boost once traded so Lucroy is worth adding if he was cut loose by someone in your league.  Otherwise this is not a momentous move in terms of 2017 fantasy baseball.


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