With plenty of trade rumors about Jonathan Lucroy leaving the Milwaukee Brewers, the All-Star game may be one for fans to say goodbye.
Throughout Jonathan Lucroy’s years with the Milwaukee Brewers he seems to have been pretty underappreciated across the league, even when he’s been an All-Star. But, then again that’s the role of the every day catcher in baseball. Period.
This is Lucroy’s second All-Star game as back in 2014 was his first selection and he was made sure to contribute. In two at-bats, he had two RBI doubles. But, the NL fell 3-5.
Recently, MLB Trade Rumors has mentioned Jonathan Lucroy being connected with a trade with the Texas Rangers. It’s of no surprise as they’ve had interest ever since the off-season. But, this specific names are being mentioned.
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17-year old OF Leody Taveras and 18-year old SS Anderson Tejada were specific names being mentioned. Taveras was BA’s #3 international prospect signed last year by the Rangers for 2.1 million and overall ranked #8 by MLB.com.
Taveras has gone from the DSL in 11 games batting .385/.467/.538 to the AZL in 17 games batting a line of .253/.309/.333 so far this season. Tejada isn’t ranked among the top prospects for the Texas Rangers.
The biggest reason this is becoming such a buzz as Ken Rosenthal has reported is 18 scouts were at a Class A Rookie League game to watch the young Texas Rangers prospects. Not your ordinary game at Rookie League level.
There are many reasons the Milwaukee Brewers may be holding back as the young age of the prospects is one and the maybe just one more top rated prospect is being discussed between the Brewers and Rangers in order for the deal to go through.
But, like any MLB trade deadline, it’s always a guessing game. At least for tonight, we can enjoy Jonathan Lucroy and it’s easy to bet he’ll contribute to the National League team in some way.