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Lucroy emerges as Brewers' top catching prospect

Updated: October 29, 2009, 2:48 PM ET
By Jason Grey
When the Milwaukee Brewers' brass had a year-end meeting with the media, assistant general manager Gord Ash said something interesting: Jonathan Lucroy, not Angel Salome, was the team's top catching prospect.

A third-round pick in the 2007 draft out of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lucroy turned heads last year when he hit .301 with 20 homers between two Class A levels. Half of his year was spent at a strong hitting environment in low Class A, but he still hit well upon his promotion and drew praise for his ability to get on base and control the strike zone.

Lucroy has a solid line-drive swing that he uses to take the ball to all fields. He covers the plate well, and his strong hands and wrists give him the potential for pull power.

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