Lowrie puts himself on track for 1st All-Star nod with monster start

A's 2B has been early-season MVP for AL West club

Karl Buscheck
May 03, 2018 - 3:10 pm

Now in his 11th season in the majors, Jed Lowrie is playing his way toward a destination he's as-of-yet never reached: the All-Star game. 

The veteran second baseman has delivered quite the résumé. In April, he tallied 35 hits, breaking his own record for most hits in that month. Lowrie's drilled eight home runs in his first 30 games, putting him halfway to his career high of 16 longballs.

Dallas Keuchel, Lowrie's erstwhile teammate with the Astros, summarized the cerebral A's infielder in hilarious fashion.

"Honestly, it’s almost annoying how professional he is,” Keuchel said per Susan Sluser of the San Francisco Chronicle. “His knowledge of the strike zone is one of the biggest keys for me."

With an MVPish 1.013 OPS, it's about time Lowrie start looking into flights to and hotels for Washington D.C. — the site of the All-Star game — in mid-July.


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