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Portrait of Matthew Lecroy

Matthew Lecroy DHTwins

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 1539 .260 .326 .440 .264 1.7
Birth Date12-13-1975
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2000 MIN 24 56 190 167 18 29 10 0 5 54 17 38 2 3 1 17 0 0 .174 .254 .323 .195 -9.7 -0.4 -0.9
2001 MIN 25 15 42 40 6 17 5 0 3 31 0 8 1 1 0 12 0 1 .425 .429 .775 .413 7.8 -0.0 0.8
2002 MIN 26 63 196 181 19 47 11 1 7 81 13 38 0 2 0 27 0 2 .260 .306 .448 .263 2.1 0.1 0.2
2003 MIN 27 107 374 345 39 99 19 0 17 169 25 82 4 0 0 64 0 1 .287 .342 .490 .279 11.0 -0.6 1.0
2004 MIN 28 88 287 264 25 71 14 0 9 112 16 60 5 2 0 39 0 0 .269 .321 .424 .252 0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2005 MIN 29 101 350 304 33 79 5 0 17 135 41 85 4 1 0 50 0 0 .260 .354 .444 .287 10.4 -0.8 1.0
2006 WAS 30 39 80 67 5 16 3 0 2 25 11 17 1 1 0 9 0 0 .239 .350 .373 .258 1.0 -0.3 0.1
2007 MIN 31 7 20 20 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .150 .200 .142 -2.3 -0.0 -0.2
Career47615391388146361681606111233321710121804.260.326.440.26420.4-4.21.7

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1998 FTW A 0 267 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FTM A+ 0 225 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLC AAA 0 13 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FTM A+ 0 378 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLC AAA 0 125 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIN MLB 56 190 .195 .281 .354 .451 .270 .189 95 -14.7 5.4 3.1 -0.4 -1.4 -9.7 -0.9 -9.7 -0.9
2000 NBR AA 0 230 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .298 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLC AAA 0 69 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MIN MLB 15 42 .413 .280 .351 .451 .273 .467 100 7 1.2 -0.6 -0.0 0.2 7.8 0.8 7.8 0.8
2001 EDM AAA 101 441 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MIN MLB 63 196 .263 .260 .324 .414 .262 .290 95 0.7 5.2 -3 0.1 -0.9 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2002 EDM AAA 46 199 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .383 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MIN MLB 107 374 .279 .269 .330 .428 .264 .333 101 7.7 10.2 -4.2 -0.6 -3.0 11.0 1.0 11.0 1.0
2004 MIN MLB 88 287 .252 .263 .331 .426 .258 .315 102 -2.5 8.5 -2.7 -2.1 -2.5 0.2 -0.2 0.2 -0.2
2005 MIN MLB 101 350 .287 .261 .320 .411 .255 .305 97 9.9 10.1 -6.2 -0.8 -3.9 10.4 1.0 10.4 1.0
2006 WAS MLB 39 80 .258 .274 .341 .439 .267 .286 91 -0.2 2.4 0.4 -0.3 -0.1 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2006 NWO AAA 5 15 .195 .286 .345 .442 .276 .364 82 -1 0.4 -0.3 0.3 -1.0 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2007 MIN MLB 7 20 .142 .251 .309 .390 .243 .188 102 -2.6 0.6 0.2 -0.0 0.1 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2007 ROC AAA 80 281 .207 .263 .330 .401 .261 .230 92 -15.4 7.9 -2.3 -0.4 -2.7 -12.0 -1.2 -12.0 -1.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1998 FTM A+ 225 32 61 9 1 12 51 21 35 2 1 .305 .382 .540 .235 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLC AAA 13 2 4 1 0 2 4 0 7 0 0 .308 .308 .846 .538 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 FTW A 267 33 62 17 1 9 40 34 45 0 0 .276 .390 .480 .204 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLC AAA 125 23 36 4 1 10 30 5 22 0 1 .303 .336 .605 .303 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 FTM A+ 378 54 93 20 1 20 69 42 51 0 1 .279 .365 .526 .246 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLC AAA 69 15 20 5 0 5 15 4 11 0 0 .308 .348 .615 .308 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 NBR AA 230 33 55 12 1 10 38 29 34 0 0 .282 .391 .508 .226 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIN MLB 190 18 29 10 0 5 17 17 38 0 0 .174 .254 .323 .150 .195 -9.7 -0.4 -0.9
2001 EDM AAA 441 53 130 17 0 20 80 36 95 0 2 .328 .393 .523 .194 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MIN MLB 42 6 17 5 0 3 12 0 8 0 1 .425 .429 .775 .350 .413 7.8 -0.0 0.8
2002 EDM AAA 199 36 61 7 1 12 50 17 34 2 0 .351 .421 .609 .259 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MIN MLB 196 19 47 11 1 7 27 13 38 0 2 .260 .306 .448 .188 .263 2.1 0.1 0.2
2003 MIN MLB 374 39 99 19 0 17 64 25 82 0 1 .287 .342 .490 .203 .279 11.0 -0.6 1.0
2004 MIN MLB 287 25 71 14 0 9 39 16 60 0 0 .269 .321 .424 .155 .252 0.2 -2.1 -0.2
2005 MIN MLB 350 33 79 5 0 17 50 41 85 0 0 .260 .354 .444 .184 .287 10.4 -0.8 1.0
2006 NWO AAA 15 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 .267 .267 .333 .067 .195 -1.8 0.3 -0.2
2006 WAS MLB 80 5 16 3 0 2 9 11 17 0 0 .239 .350 .373 .134 .258 1.0 -0.3 0.1
2007 ROC AAA 281 12 48 12 0 3 25 26 48 0 0 .194 .284 .279 .085 .207 -12.0 -0.4 -1.2
2007 MIN MLB 20 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .150 .150 .200 .050 .142 -2.3 -0.0 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2004-04-08 2004-05-11 15-DL 33 27 Right Trunk Strain Rib Cage -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 MIN $500,000
2006 WAS $850,000
2005 MIN $750,000
2004 MIN $340,000
2003 MIN $312,500
2000 MIN $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$2,952,500
6 yrTotal$2,952,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 40 d

Details
  • released 3/08 sent to minor-league camp 3/16/08
  • signed as a free agent from MIN 2/15/08 (minor-league contract)
  • refused assignment Triple-A 10/11/07
  • contract purchased 9/10/07 signed as a free agent from WAS 1/07, 1 year/$0.5M (07) (minor-league contract)
  • re-signed 8/06 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 7/06 signed as a free agent from MIN 2/06, 1 year/$0.85M (06)+$0.25M bonuses ($50K 120 games & $25K each 80,85,90,95,100,105,110,115 g)
  • sent outright to Triple-A 10/05 re-signed 12/04, 1 year/$0.75M (05)
  • 1 year/$0.34M (04) 1 year/$0.3125M (03) recalled 8/02 5/02 optioned to Triple-A 5/02 recalled 4/02 optioned to Triple-A 4/02 recalled 4/02 optioned to Triple-A 3/02 signed 3/02
  • contract purchased 9/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2008 As a third catcher and platoon DH, Matt LeCroy would be worth the roster spot. He might be worth one in the NL if the team had a lefty first baseman who needed some platoon protection, say the Pirates with Adam LaRoche.
2005 As much as it might be nice if he could reliably provide insurance for Mauer's knee, LeCroy has knee problems of his own, and with his weak arm, he's better off in a role where he doesn't catch all that often. Still, he's a championship-caliber role player, a nifty DH or spot-starter at first against all lefties. If one of the outfielders broke down for a long stretch, it would be nice to see what he could do in an extended trial in a corner, before he gets much older.
2003 Leg and knee injuries have crimped LeCroy’s ability to catch, and that handicaps his prospects as long as Mientkiewicz is around. Could he still break out and become a good everyday DH? It’s certainly possible, but the Twins’ logjam of outfielders puts him in a precarious situation. Tactically, your third catcher isn’t as helpful as you’d like if he’s in the game as your DH. It would make the most sense if the Twins gave him a shot now at Mientkiewicz’s expense, to see what he can do before Morneau arrives.
2002 LeCroy didn't shed many tears over the departure of Tom Kelly. Kelly didn't like his defense, and that, along with a number of other factors that perhaps shouldn't always matter, led to LeCroy spending the summer pummeling the bejeezus out of PCL pitching as the Edmonton Trappers DH. LeCroy can catch, play first base, or DH. He can also hit. Sensing a theme among the Twins' prospects yet?
2001 Matt LeCroy had a great exhibition season, so even though he had just 32 games of experience above A ball, keeping him to start the season looked like a worthwhile risk. In retrospect, it seems clear he could have used a half-season in the minors. Give LeCroy credit for sorting out the office politics quickly enough: he refused to complain about his demotion and went so far as to blame himself for the pitching staff’s problems. While ideally you want him to win the job and give the Twins the right-handed power they need, the Twins should let him play every day at the level for which he’s ready and move the other catchers around accordingly. If they don’t push, he’ll be more than just the next Tim Laudner.
2000 LeCroy came into 1999 needing to improve his footwork and his game calling, because his hitting is already fine. He did improve, but he’ll probably never be a good catcher. He spent time with the Pan Am Games team, then suffered a broken finger in the PCL playoffs that spoiled his chance for a call-up. He’s been gifted with Antone Williamson’s good looks and Steve McMichael’s hair. Just try to tell me that won’t sell tickets in a land that loved Kent Hrbek. LeCroy is a very good candidate for 2000 AL Rookie of the Year.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Camp-Opening RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Pick-me-ups and DiscardsChristina Kahrl2007-11-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Very Bad NewsWill Carroll2006-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 17-21, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-22
Prospectus Notebook: Angels, Red Sox, RedsBaseball Prospectus2006-06-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Unplanned ExitsSteven Goldman2006-06-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Stolen Base ReportJeff Erickson2006-05-31
Prospectus Hit List: Week of 5/28Marc Normandin2006-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: 2006 Vintage UTKWill Carroll2006-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Big Folks' TableJim Baker2006-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-14Christina Kahrl2006-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: SparkleWill Carroll2006-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26-27Christina Kahrl2006-04-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 11-13Christina Kahrl2006-04-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessDoctoring The Numbers: The Draft, Part EightRany Jazayerli2006-03-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: February 19-22Christina Kahrl2006-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 29-October 7Christina Kahrl2005-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessA Modest Proposal: What MLB Can Learn From the Little League World SeriesJohn Erhardt2005-08-25
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30Christina Kahrl2005-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 29Christina Kahrl2005-07-30
Prospectus Notebook: Thursday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-06-30
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsThomas Gorman2005-05-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsJay Jaffe2005-04-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 5-14, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: New York MetsWill Carroll2005-04-01
Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsJay Jaffe2005-03-23
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Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, San Francisco GiantsBaseball Prospectus2004-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: New Ways to Spell ReliefJoe Sheehan2004-10-08
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