6. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
Jonathan Lucroy has found himself in a pretty rough situation. He’s one of the stars on a horrible baseball team, and the 29-year-old backstop is in the prime of his career unable to really win. He’s been subject to a lot of trade rumors, and there’s a lot of talk that he may be moved to a contender. No matter where he ends up next year, he’ll produce like the terrific player he is.
Lucroy struggled with injuries last year, appearing in only 103 games. His numbers weren’t bad though, seven home runs, 43 RBI and a .264/.326/.391 slash. His WAR though, dropped from a fantastic 6.7 to a measly 1.0. In the limited time, he did end up with 20 doubles, but not quite the 53 he had in 2014. If the Florida native can stay healthy, he should have no trouble getting back on track next year. Whether that’s with the Brewers or another team though, is yet to be seen.