Latest Update Marlins optioned Ed Lucas to Triple-A New Orleans. Sun Jul, 20, 10:12 AM
A big infielder, he has good power and run-producing qualities. Can also play several infield positions, which adds to his overall value to a ball club.
Flaws: : Has always lacked consistency, preventing him from becoming a big-league regular at an earlier age. Doesn't have great speed. Needs to find his big-league niche.
The Marlins needed to open up a roster spot to add Anthony DeSclafani to the rotation and Lucas became the roster casualty. The utility infielder was batting just .239 with one home run and seven RBI over 155 at-bats this season.Analyst: Howard Bender
Lucas was to be the beneficiary of regular shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria's trip to the disabled list, but without the ability to consistently produce at the plate, he's been losing time to Donovan Solano lately. He does have hits in three-straight games now and this one may have bought him another start or two without interruption, but he simply doesn't do enough to make himself fantasy relevant.Analyst: Howard Bender
Lucas went yard for the first time this season on Wednesday, logging his second multi-hit game since rejoining the Marlins back on April 29. He is now sitting on a .280 average though 25 at-bats and could become a decent fantasy add if Wednesday's production can get him moving in the right direction. Analyst: Matthew Beck
He was hit by a pitch during spring training which broke his left hand. Lucas hit .429 (6-for-14) with two RBI and a 2/2 K/BB ratio over his three rehab games with High-A Jupiter. He'll serve in a utility role with the Marlins.Analyst: Drew Phelps