From the Field: Jeremy Lucas, C, Cleveland Indians

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Jeremy Lucas was a 12th round pick out of Indiana State back in 2012.

Lucas put up some great numbers in the Indians system prior to 2015, but once he bumped with AA pitchers he has had a few struggles. That said, in 2016 it looked like he recovered his power (12 HR, tying his career high), and was selected to his first All-Star game. He even got his first taste of AAA, which is great.

He is not super young, but he has a nice mix of plate discipline, power and defense that should keep him employed for years to come.

<th data-stat="year_ID" align="left" class="tooltip sort_default_asc show_partial_when_sorting" tip="A Star indicates an all-star that season.
A Ring indicates the player appeared in WS for winning team.” style=”background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;” onmouseover=”” onmouseout=”” onclick=””>Year

<th data-stat="age_diff" align="center" class="tooltip sort_default_asc show_partial_when_sorting" tip="Difference of the player's age to that of the weighted average
of all players in the league (batter & pitcher ages computed separately)” style=”background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;” onmouseover=”” onmouseout=”” onclick=””>AgeDif

<th data-stat="lg_ID" align="center" class="tooltip sort_default_asc" tip="League
AL – American League (1901-present)
NL – National League (1876-present)
AA – American Association (1882-1891)
UA – Union Association (1884)
PL – Players League (1890)
FL – Federal League (1914-1915)
NA – National Association (1871-1875)” style=”background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;” onmouseover=”” onmouseout=”” onclick=””>Lg

<th data-stat="level" align="center" class="tooltip sort_default_asc" tip="Classification of League
Classifications have changed over time but have generally ranged from
AAA to AA to A and then Short-Season or Rookie and B, C, D, etc.” style=”background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;” onmouseover=”” onmouseout=”” onclick=””>Lev

<th data-stat="PA" align="center" class="tooltip" tip="Plate Appearances
When available, we use actual plate appearances from play-by-play game accounts
Otherwise estimated using AB + BB + HBP + SF + SH,
which excludes catcher interferences.
When this color click for a summary of each PA.” data-filter=”1″ data-name=”Plate Appearances” style=”background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;” onmouseover=”” onmouseout=”” onclick=””>PA

<th data-stat="batting_avg" align="center" class="tooltip hide_non_quals" tip="Hits/At Bats
For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played
Bold indicates highest BA using current stats
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<th data-stat="onbase_perc" align="center" class="tooltip hide_non_quals" tip="(H + BB + HBP)/(At Bats + BB + HBP + SF)
For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” data-filter=”1″ data-name=”On-Base%” style=”background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;” onmouseover=”” onmouseout=”” onclick=””>OBP

<th data-stat="slugging_perc" align="center" class="tooltip hide_non_quals" tip="Total Bases/At Bats or
(1B + 2*2B + 3*3B + 4*HR)/AB

For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” data-filter=”1″ data-name=”Slugging %” style=”background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;” onmouseover=”” onmouseout=”” onclick=””>SLG

<th data-stat="onbase_plus_slugging" align="center" class="tooltip hide_non_quals" tip="On-Base + Slugging Percentages
For recent years, leaders need 3.1 PA
per team game played” data-filter=”1″ data-name=”On-Base Plus Slugging” style=”background-color: #ddd; border: 1px solid #aaa; padding: 2px;” onmouseover=”” onmouseout=”” onclick=””>OPS

Age Tm G AB R H HR RBI SB CS BB SO
2012 21 -0.1 Mahoning Valley NYPL A- 29 109 88 10 22 2 8 1 0 16 14 .250 .364 .386 .751
2013 22 0.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA 80 332 278 37 75 6 37 1 0 49 55 .270 .384 .421 .805
2013 22 0.7 Lake County MIDW A 75 312 263 35 72 6 35 1 0 44 50 .274 .383 .433 .816
2013 22 -2.4 Akron EL AA 5 20 15 2 3 0 2 0 0 5 5 .200 .400 .200 .600
2014 23 0.1 Carolina CARL A+ 101 439 378 62 101 12 58 1 1 52 69 .267 .363 .442 .805
2015 24 -0.5 Akron EL AA 68 269 238 25 57 2 22 0 1 23 41 .239 .306 .311 .617
2015 24 1.8 Scottsdale AZFL Fal 10 39 36 4 8 0 3 1 0 3 5 .222 .282 .250 .532
2016 25 0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA 99 414 357 46 90 12 48 1 3 45 79 .252 .346 .420 .766
2016 25 0.7 Akron EL AA 95 398 341 44 86 12 48 1 3 45 74 .252 .350 .425 .775
2016 25 -1.5 Columbus IL AAA 4 16 16 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 .250 .250 .313 .563
Minors (5 seasons) Minors 377 1563 1339 180 345 34 173 4 5 185 258 .258 .353 .405 .758
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/2/2016.
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