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Award season wraps up this week for Major League Baseball with the announcement of the American and National League Most Valuable Players on Thursday and, while we know that Jonathan Lucroy isn’t a finalist, it’s still possible he could finish as high as fourth in the final voting. Lucroy’s rise to national prominence has come quickly over the last few seasons, and Justin Schultz of The First Out At Third points out that his walk and strikeout rates have improved consistently over the last five seasons.
Lucroy may still see some time at first base in 2015 but the need to play him there has diminished a bit now that the Brewers have added Adam Lind. An upgrade at that spot was easily the Brewers’ biggest offseason need, and August Fagerstrom of FanGraphs listed it as the seventh-biggest positional hole in all of baseball this winter.
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