Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
.238
 
Career Avg.
.259
Name  Jed Lowrie
Born  4/17/1984
Height  6-0
Weight  190
Number  8
Position  SS
Bats  S
Throws  R
8/14/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie (fractured finger) played Wednesday, but is expected to go on the disabled list.
Insight: Lowrie (.238, 5 HR, 42 RBI) tried, but the broken finger effected his hitting and throwing. Lowrie has not been able to reproduce last season's solid numbers (.290, 15 HR, 75 RBI, 80 runs). The A's are going to call up Andy Parrino.
 
8/13/2014 6:06:00 PM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie (fractured finger) is in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Lowrie has a fractured right index finger, but he's going to try to play through it. He hasn't had a good season at the plate and the injury won't help him turn things around.
 
8/12/2014 9:07:00 PM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie's MRI revealed a fractured right index finger, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Lowrie intends to keep playing through the injury. He hasn't had a good season at the plate and the injury won't help him turn things around.
 
8/8/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie (finger) is in the lineup Friday, according to John Hickey of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Lowrie was out of the starting lineup the last three games due to a bruised finger. His .290 average, 15 homers and 75 RBI last season made him a strong option at shortstop for fantasy owners, but he's followed up that campaign with a .245 average, five homers and 42 RBI.
 
8/6/2014 1:05:00 PM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie (finger) is not in the lineup for the second straight game Wednesday.
Insight: Lowrie is dealing with a bruised finger. His .290 average, 15 homers and 75 RBI last season made him a strong option at shortstop for fantasy owners, but he's followed up that campaign with a .245 average, five homers and 42 RBI. Eric Sogard is starting at shortstop again.
 
8/5/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie is out of the lineup Tuesday due to a bruised finger, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Lowrie's .290 average, 15 homers and 75 RBI last season made him a strong option at shortstop for fantasy owners, but he's followed up that campaign with a .245 average, five homers and 42 RBI.
 
5/29/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: A's shortstop Jed Lowrie is not in Thursday's starting lineup. SOURCE: Jane Lee, MLB.com
Insight: He's been dealing with a strained neck/trap muscle. Lowrie has followed up a very productive 2013 season (.290, 15 HR, 75 RBI) with a mediocre year in 2014 (.241, 3 HR, 20 RBI). Nick Punto will make the start at shortstop but he's not worth owning in fantasy.
 
5/24/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: A's shortstop Jed Lowrie is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Although he missed a couple of games with a neck strain, this appears to be a regularly scheduled day off. Lowrie's numbers have been mediocre this season (.251, 3 HR, 18 RBI) after a very productive 2013 (.290, 15 HR, 75 RBI, 80 runs).
 
5/22/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: A's shortstop Jed Lowrie returned to the lineup Thursday against the Rays. SOURCE: Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: He had been out with a neck strain. Lowrie's numbers have been so-so (.258, 3 HR, 18 RBI) but the league's lack of depth at shortstop makes him worth holding onto in fantasy.
 
5/20/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie left Sunday's game with a neck strain and is not in Tuesday's lineup.
Insight: Lowrie is considered day-to-day. Nick Punto will again take over at shortstop, but has little fantasy value with his .225 batting average, zero homers and six RBI.
 
5/18/2014 1:55:00 PM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie left Sunday's game with a neck strain, according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group.
Insight: Lowrie is considered day-to-day. Nick Punto took over at shortstop Sunday at Cleveland.
 
5/18/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie is just 2-for-14 (.143) in his career against Indians starter Justin Masterson.
Insight: For a 180-pound guy who plays in a huge ballpark, Lowrie hits far too many fly balls (50 percent FB rate). That's why he's only hitting .259 with a .279 BABIP even though he's lowered his K rate and raised his walk rate from last year. Avoid him Sunday against Masterson.
 
5/16/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Friday against the Indians.
Insight: Lowrie is batting .266 with three homers on the year, but he has a solid 20/22 K/BB, 14 doubles and 24 runs scored.
 
4/30/2014 4:07:00 PM
Description: A's shortstop Jed Lowrie won't start Wednesday against Texas. SOURCE: Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area
Insight: Lowrie hasn't missed a game all season so this is probably just a maintenance day. Nick Punto (.229, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will draw the start at shortstop for Oakland.
 
4/16/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with two doubles, one RBI and two runs Tuesday against the Angels.
Insight: Lowrie is still hitting just .262 but his 6/15 K/BB and 27 percent line-drive rate suggest he's about to heat up.
 
4/13/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: A's shortstop Jed Lowrie won't start Sunday against Seattle.
Insight: Lowrie hasn't gotten it going yet this season, batting just .242 through 11 games. Nick Punto (.214, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will give it a try Sunday in the series finale.
 
4/9/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Oakland shortstop Jed Lowrie is back in the lineup after leaving Monday's game with a bruised leg. SOURCE: Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: He was taken out as a precaution and was never expected to miss any time. Fantasy owners like Lowrie (.286, 1 HR, 4 RBI) because he's eligible at both second base and shortstop.
 
4/7/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: A's shortstop Jed Lowrie exited Monday's game with a bruised right leg. SOURCE: Jane Lee, MLB.com
Insight: He was hit by a pitch. Don't be surprised if Lowrie (.286, 1 HR, 4 RBI) is back in the lineup for Oakland's next game Wednesday against the Twins.
 
4/5/2014 8:07:00 PM
Description: Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie had two hits, including a solo homer, Saturday against King Felix and the Mariners.
Insight: Lowrie's homer broke up Hernandez' shutout in the ninth inning. The 29-year-old infielder hit a career-high .290 with 15 homers, 75 RBI, 80 runs and a .790 OPS last season. Lowrie never played more than 97 games in his first five years in the majors but played 154 last year.
 
9/16/2013 8:22:00 PM
Description: Athletics shortstop Jed Lowrie won't play Monday versus the Angels but if he makes it through batting practice tomorrow, he should be able to play on Tuesday. SOURCE: John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: Lowrie has been battling hamstring tightness. Andy Parrino is filling in at shortstop on Monday.