Mets Have Talked to Free Agent Catcher Jonathan Lucroy

Jon Morosi of MLB.com is reporting that the New York Mets have had some contact with free agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy.

Lucroy, 31, struggled offensively for the Texas Rangers in 2017 with a .242/.297/.338 slash line in 77 games before being traded to the Colorado Rockies in July. The veteran did hit .310/.429/.437 for the Rockies but he had a 1.016 OPS at Coors Field and .673 OPS on the road in his time for Colorado.

The Mets showed interest in Lucroy during the 2016 deadline before he was ultimately traded to the Rangers and hit .276/.345/.539 down the stretch for them.

Power was virtually non-existent for Lucroy in 2017 who saw his ISO drop from .208 in 2016 to .106 last season. He also had a career-low 27.9 flyball percentage and a career-high 53.5 groundball percentage.

Out of 110 catchers ranked defensively by Baseball Prospectus for the 2017 season, Lucroy ranked 109th with -19.5 fielding runs above average.

The three-time all-star does have 47 games of experience at first base where the Mets are also looking to add depth too. Right now the Mets would be going with the combination of Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki at catcher for the 2018 season.

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