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Jed Lowrie (SS)

Houston Astros - 3% owned

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Bats: B, Throws: R

Jed Lowrie will has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and will undergo surgery on his right thumb to repair a ligament tear. He will be on the DL until after the All-Star Break at least. (Source: Astros.com)

Fantasy Impact: This is a huge blow to the Astros as well as fantasy owners. Lowrie was a top-5 option at the SS position so far this season, but his fantasy value takes a nosedive with this news. Lowrie should be held onto in AL-Only leagues, but in other formats (assuming you don't have a DL/BE slot to stash him in) you can consider dropping him if there are decent options on the waiver wire.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a solo-HR and a double against the Padres on Monday. He also had one strikeout and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie was excellent on Monday, continuing his success early in this season, and it looks like the power is here to stay. However, in the short-term there is some bad news for Lowrie as he flew to Houston after the game with an injury to his thumb after sliding into home awkwardly. Lowrie will have a MRI to see if there is any serious damage.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 0-for-3 with two walks, a strikeout, and a run scored against the Athletics on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't the most impressive game for Lowrie, but he remained productive, something he's done almost every time out this season. Lowrie should be active in all fantasy formats as he is a top-six option at the SS position.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a single and a double against the Athletics on Saturday. He also drew a walk, scored two runs, and had two RBI in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie was excellent on Saturday, and his batting average is just short of .300 (currently .296) after the multi-hit effort. Lowrie is sixth on the player rater at the SS position and should be in your starting lineup regardless of the fantasy format.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-5 with a single, a walk, and a run scored against the Athletics on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie has found ways to be productive in almost every game so far this season. He and Springer scored the first runs of the game in the 10th inning on Friday, and it led to the eventual Astros win. Fantasy owners already know to keep Lowrie active in all formats.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 3-for-3 with a double, two singles, and a walk against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: It was about as productive a day as anyone could hope for, and it comes as no surprise as Lowrie has been great to start the season. All that is left is to keep the power stroke going to ensure Lowrie stays a top-10 option at the SS position. Keep him in your lineup in all formats.

 

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Jed Lowrie drew a walk in his lone AB as a pinch hitter against the Mariners on Tuesday. He also scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Marwin Gonzalez got the start at SS, so Lowrie didn't make an appearance until the eighth inning as a pinch hitter. It was likely just a rest day for him as Lowrie has been great early this season. Keep Lowrie in your lineup in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 2-for-4 with two RBI singles against the Mariners on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie had been in a mini-slump, so it was great to see him have a productive game like this. Fantasy owners should have kept him active (and should continue to do so) as he has been a top-10 option at the SS position.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a walk against the Angels on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie has been in a mini-slump after his torrid start, but fantasy owners shouldn't be too worried as it's likely a blip on the radar. Lowrie remains a good source of power at the SS position, and someone who should stay in starting lineups in all fantasy formats.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Angels on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It was another off day for Lowrie as fantasy owners saw his average drop again, this time to .222. There is no reason Lowrie shouldn't remain in your lineup, however, as his power has been worth the tradeoff thus far.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 0-for-4 with a strikeout against the Angels on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Well you can't expect Lowrie to hit a home run every game. Lowrie's batting average did dip to .250 as a result of the 0-for, but that's just because of how few ABs have been had this early in the season. Keep him in your lineup in all formats.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a 2-run homer and a RBI double against the A's on Wednesday. He also walked and struckout once.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie seemed to be due for a bounce back year, assuming he could stay healthy, but even so, few people expected him to rake like this. Lowrie is currently top-40 on the player rater, and his three HRs have him tied for 6th in the league in the early goings. All fantasy owners should keep him in their lineups going forward.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-3 with a single, a strikeout, and a HBP against the Athletics on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie wasn't any worse for wear after getting plunked, which was a welcome sign for Houston fans as well as fantasy owners. Lowrie should be kept in lineups in all formats as he's been pretty productive early in the season (especially with the two HRs).

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-5 with a single and a walk against the Rangers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't the flashiest of days for the shortstop, but Lowrie was at least respectable in leagues that factor in walks. He's not going to hit the cover off the ball every day, but he'll hit well enough (with the occasional HR) to warrant staying in your lineup.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts against the Rangers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie cooled off a bit after having a homer in back-to-back games, but it isn't a cause for any concern for fantasy owners. He should be kept in all lineups going forward.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-4 with a solo-HR against the Rangers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Home runs in back-to-back games show that Lowrie's comeback year is in full swing. Health is the only concern with him, but he's in good shape right now. Hopefully Lowrie's power stroke continues, but regardless he should be kept in fantasy lineups in all formats.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-4 with a home run against the Indians on Thursday. The home run came in the ninth inning and ended a combined no-hit bid by the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie's homer was the only hit by the Astros on the day, and it had Cleveland RP Nick Hagadone nearly collapse in disappointment as it blew the combined no-hit bid in the ninth with one out. For Lowrie and his fantasy owners it was great to see him get his power swing going, especially heading over to Global Life Park to face the Rangers in the next series. Keep him in your lineup going forward and enjoy the rewards.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with two singles against the Indians on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: The hits weren't amazing, but Lowrie was the only Astros batter to have a multi-hit day against Carrasco. If Lowrie can handle the likes of him then look for those singles to turn into doubles (or even HRs) going forward against inferior SPs. Keep him in your lineup in all formats.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 0-for-2 with a walk against the Indians on Opening Day. He also scored a run.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie scored an insurance run after drawing a walk in the eighth inning. He's been showing quite a bit of patience at the plate as of late, something the K-heavy Astros desperately need in their lineup. Fantasy owners should keep Lowrie in their lineups as well, and look for him to potentially hit a HR against SPs like Bauer, Gallardo, and Lewis in the current and upcoming series, both of which are in hitters parks.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 0-for-1 with a walk against the Royals on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a short outing for Lowrie, but a decent one as he flied out in the 2nd and walked in the 5th. Lowrie is healthy and as long as that is the case he should be in most lineups, especially at the MI spot. Look for him to potentially get his power going with the first two series of the year being at hitters parks (Minute Maid & Global Life).

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-3 with a double and two strikeouts against the Royals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a mixed day for Lowrie, as he had a nice double in his first AB, but then followed with two strikeouts. The biggest thing with Lowrie is he's healthy, and as long as that's the case he can provide a bit of pop to your lineup at SS or MI. Grab him off the waiver wire if he's available in mixed leagues, especially if your drafted SS won't be ready for Opening Day (like J.J. Hardy).

 

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Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with a single, walk, and a HR against the Braves on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie hit his first homer of the spring, and it seems increasingly likely that a bounceback season is in order. Lowrie is a top-10 SS in fantasy when healthy, and you can get him late in drafts because he is often overlooked. Take him if you want to wait on SS and need a little pop.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-2 with a double against the Yankees on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie was one of the few Astros that were able to get solid contact against Nathan Eovaldi of the Yankees. He's been hitting well all spring, and a bounceback season seems likely. Lowrie is a top-10 SS in fantasy as long as he's healthy.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-3 with a single against the Mets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie had a quiet day at the plate, but a good one nonetheless as he rounds into regular season form. The most important thing is that he's healthy, and as long as that's the case Lowrie brings a top-10 package to the SS position.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with two singles, one RBI, and a run scored against the Pirates. He also struckout once.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie is showing signs of being back to 2013 form, and if that is the case he can be a top-10 SS in fantasy as long as he stays healthy. Lowrie has some good pop for a SS (10-15 HRs), and because he is a switch hitter he is going to be a tough out all season long, scoring runs often in the power-packed Astros lineup. Draft him in the middle-to-late rounds in mixed leagues if you want to wait on the position.

 

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Jed Lowrie goes 0-for-2

Fri, Mar 20th 3:08pm EDT
By Eric Townsend

Jed Lowrie went 0-for-2 with a strikeout against the Nationals on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie, like most of the Astros, struggled against Max Scherzer on Friday. However, he has been good this spring, and as long as he stays healthy he is primed for a bounceback year. Look for him in all formats as he is a top-10 SS with a bit of pop.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-3 with a single against the Mets on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie has been consistently solid so far this spring, and will be the starting shortstop for the Astros. As long as he is healthy Lowrie provides a decent amount of pop (10-15 HRs) at the SS position, with a good average, and should have nice Rs and RBIs in the power-packed Houston lineup. Lowrie is a top-10 SS that goes late in drafts, so grab him if you wait on the position.

 

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Jed Lowrie was hitless for the second day in a row in a split squad game against the Washington Nationals. He went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. (Source: Astros.com)

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie is the early favorite to start at shortstop. But he will need to improve on his .294 Grapefruit League batting average. If not, Carlos Correa, the Astros' top prospect, stands waiting in the wings.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 0-for-2 with two flyouts against the Nationals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie finally cooled down on Sunday after having been great all Spring, but his average remains over .350 so there is nothing to worry about. Lowrie remains a top-10 SS in fantasy that can be had in mid-to-late rounds (making him a solid value if you wait on the position), and is a good source of power if he stays healthy.

 

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Jed Lowrie went 1-for-2 with a single and a walk on Friday against the Nationals. He also scored a run and struckout once.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie had another good day at the plate, as he has been consistently solid throughout this spring. He has a good amount of power for a SS, and the only major concern with him is health. Look for Lowrie in the middle rounds in mixed leagues as he's a top-10 SS that is often overlooked.

 

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Jed Lowrie goes 1-for-3

Thu, Mar 12th 3:11pm EDT
By Eric Townsend

Jed Lowrie went 1-for-3 (the lone hit being a single) on Thursday against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie had a decent day at the plate, but did groundout for the final out in the 5th inning with the bases loaded. He is locked in as the shortstop for Houston this season, and will look to stay healthy, and to get back to his 2013 form. Lowrie provides a decent amount of HR pop at the SS position, and should be a consideration in mid-to-late rounds in mixed leagues.

 

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Jed Lowrie doubles twice

Tue, Mar 10th 3:31pm EDT
By Eric Townsend

Jed Lowrie went 2-for-3 with two doubles (including one that went off the outfield wall), and scored a run against the Cardinals. He also struck out once.

Fantasy Impact: Lowrie had a great day at the plate and with his glove, making a couple strong throws Tuesday in addition to the two doubles. He is a good candidate to bounce back this season and should be drafted in mid-to-late rounds in mixed leagues.

 

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Jed Lowrie was held hitless in two plate appearances Sunday against the Braves. Atlanta used eight pitchers to no-hit the Astros as a team in a 2-2 10 inning tie.

Fantasy Impact: Jed Lowrie was brought in this offseason to be the Astros everyday shortstop. After a sub-par 2014 season, Lowrie is looking to return to his 2013 form that saw him smack 15 HRs with 75 RBI. With the shortstop position lacking fantasy stars, Lowrie can be a top ten SS that is drafted in the later rounds in most formats.

 

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