For the second time in his career, Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy will take his place among the game’s elite when he competes in tonight’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game in San Diego, California. He will be the lone Milwaukee representative at the 2016 Mid-Summer Classic.
Lucroy was previously an All-Star in 2014 when he starter behind the plate for the National League in Minneapolis. At the plate that night, the veteran went 2-for-2 with a pair of runs batted in during a 5-3 loss for the NL.
This year Lucroy will fulfill a back-up role behind starter Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants. Wilson Ramos from the Washington Nationals is the other reserve catcher.
Lucroy is batting .340 with 11 home runs and 42 runs scored and batted in. All of those numbers fall within the top three of all NL catchers.
The All-Star Game starts at 7pm with TV coverage on FOX.