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#8 Jed Lowrie
Jed Lowrie Athletics
Houston Astros - Shortstop/Third Base
Bats: Both Throws: Right
Height: 6'0 Weight: 180
Born on April 17, 1984 in Salem, Oregon
MLB Debut
April 15, 2008 for the Boston Red Sox
Draft
Picked no. 45 in round 1 of the 2005 draft by the Boston Red Sox.
Career Statistics
Updated February 7, 2016
Batting AVG     .257
Home Runs     65
RBIs     314
Teams
Career Highlights and Awards
  • 2004 Pac-10 Player of the Year
  • 2004 First Team All-American
  • 2005 NYPL All-Star
  • 2007 Eastern League All-Star
  • 2007 Portland Sea Dogs Most Valuable Player
  • 2007 Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year

Jed Lowrie (born on April 17, 1984, in Salem, Oregon) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. He formerly played for the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros. He was mainly a third baseman for the Astros in 2015.

Early Career Edit

Lowrie attended Stanford University where, in 2004, he was awarded Pac-10 Player of the Year honors and was selected for the First Team All-American by Baseball America, Louisville Slugger and Sports Weekly. He was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round of the 2005 amateur draft. He was officially signed on July 1, by Nakia Hill, and was assigned to the short-season Lowell Spinners, where he remained for the rest of the season. He spent the 2006 season with the Advanced-A Wilmington Blue Rocks, where he struggled, hitting only .262.

2007 was Lowrie's professional breakout season. He batted .297 with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. Lowrie was an Eastern League All-Star, and was named the Sea Dogs Most Valuable Player and the Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year.

2008 Edit

Lowrie began the 2008 season as the starting shortstop for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League. However, due to injuries to both Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell and utility infielder Alex Cora caused Lowrie, along with Joe Thurston, to be called up to the Show. He was called up on April 10, and made his major league debut on April 15, driving in three runs in a victory over the Cleveland Indians. He remained with the Red Sox until May 11, when Cora was activated. He was called up for a second time on July 12, when starting shortstop Julio Lugo went down with an injury. Lowrie was slated to compete with Cora over the starting shortstop job, however, Lowrie far outperformed Cora, playing at a level far above even where Lugo was at before his injury. This has led to much speculation that he will retain the job even after Lugo returns.

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