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Matthew LeCroy

39-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 12/13/1975   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Retired from baseball in November of 2008 to manage Low-A Hagerstown in 2009.

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Matthew LeCroy Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 29 MAJ MIN 101 350 304 33 79 22 5 0 17 50 0 0 41 85 0 1 4 .260 .354 .444 .798
2006 30 AAA NEW 5 15 15 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .267 .267 .333 .600
2006 30 MAJ WAS 39 80 67 5 16 5 3 0 2 9 0 0 11 17 0 1 1 .239 .350 .373 .723
2007 31 AAA ROC 80 281 247 12 48 15 12 0 3 25 0 0 26 48 0 3 5 .194 .281 .279 .560
2007 31 MAJ MIN 7 20 20 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .150 .150 .200 .350
Career  (View All)     476 1,539 1,388 146 361 129 68 1 60 218 0 4 123 332 2 9 17 .260 .327 .440 .767

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Matthew LeCroy: MLB Games Played By Position

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Matthew LeCroy Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 29 MAJ MIN 350 304 11.7% 24.3% 0.48 72% .307 .184
2006 30 AAA NEW 15 15 0% 26.7% 0.00 73% .364 .066
2006 30 MAJ WAS 80 67 13.8% 21.3% 0.65 75% .292 .134
2007 31 AAA ROC 281 247 9.3% 17.1% 0.54 81% .230 .085
2007 31 MAJ MIN 20 20 0% 20% 0.00 80% .188 .050
Career     1,539 1,388 8% 21.6% 0.37 76% .302 .180

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Matthew LeCroy: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lecroy asked for and was granted his release by the A's.

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LeCroy signed a minor league contract with Oakland that includes an invitation to spring training.

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LeCroy refused an assignment to Triple-A and became a free agent.

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LeCroy started his first game at catcher since May 25, 2006 and went 0-for-4 in Monday's loss to Detroit.

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The Twins purchased LeCroy's contract from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

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LeCroy is in a 0-for-24 slump that has dropped his average to .168 at Triple-A Rochester.

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Lecroy was sent to Triple-A Rochester.

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LeCroy signed a minor league contract with Minnesota that includes an invitation to spring training, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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The Nationals have re-signed LeCroy to a minor league deal.

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The Nationals granted LeCroy his unconditional release Thursday.

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LeCroy was designated for assignment on Monday.

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LeCroy received a cortisone shot in his elbow Sunday, the Nationals website reports.

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LeCroy was pulled from the catcher position in the middle of the seventh inning by Nationals manager Frank Robinson.

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Nationals' opponents have been successful in their last 16 steal attempts, the Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matthew LeCroy.

2008

LeCroy wasn't able to play catcher well in the primer of his career, and he's only an emergency option there now. That limits his ability to make a major league roster and he'll likely spend time at Triple-A after signing with Oakland.

2007

While he's a long shot to make the team, the Twins may decide to go with a right-handed bat to platoon with Jason Kubel at DH. If so, LeCroy could win the job, but his inability to field a position hurts his chances. He showed last season he may not be an option even in spot duty at catcher, and he's a liability even at first base.

2006

LeCroy got extensive playing time last season at DH after Torii Hunter got hurt and responded with 17 home runs. He killed left-handed pitching to the tune of a 1.025 OPS. Unfortunately, LeCroy's chronically sore knees prevented him from getting behind the plate and he lost his eligibility at catcher for this season. His poor defense at first base means he's probably limited to mostly pinch hitting this season.

2005

LeCroy could win the starting DH job or get significant playing time in a platoon at the position or at catcher if Joe Mauer isn't healthy. He didn't get as much playing time last season as he did in 2003, but he did increase his time behind the plate and likely qualifies at catcher in most fantasy leagues with 26 games played at the position. He's a valuable catcher as a result because he could hit 20+ home runs if he gets enough at-bats but won't wear down or get hurt by playing too many games at the position. However, his defense behind the plate isn't strong enough to keep the everyday job. LeCroy is also a valuable bat off the bench as he hit four home runs as a pinch hitter.

2004

LeCroy doesn't have a set job entering 2004, but he could get an abundance of playing time at catcher, first base and DH. If Joe Mauer struggles, LeCroy could even become the starting catcher. LeCroy is a streaky hitter who uses his own brute strength to generate considerable power. He was second in the American League in OPS while hitting a changeup (stat courtesy of the Bill James 2004 Handbook) and did well against knuckleballers. Against other pitchers, he was streaky and so his playing time was erratic. If he finds a way to get 400 at-bats, he should produce over 20 home runs. After catching 22 games last year, he should qualify behind the plate for most fantasy leagues this year.

2003

LeCroy finally seems to have stuck in the major leagues after posting strong minor-league numbers the last three seasons but constantly shuffling back and forth from the majors. LeCroy was platooned at DH with David Ortiz late in the season and in the playoffs. He could find playing time at DH and 1B this season. If he finds a way to get 400 at bats, he could post 20 HR. He also may find a way to qualify at catcher in some leagues (six games there last season).