In the first deal of the year for Jeff Luhnow, not only did he bring in a quality starting pitcher, but so far, he’s brought in both an offensively and defensively strong short stop. Not to mention, he’s young. He’s a great fit for the Astros. I know April just ended, but it’s looking like the Astros ran away with that trade. Or as some like to call it, the Astros and Jeff Luhnow committed trade rape. With Mark Melancon being dealt to the Red Sox and already in AAA, this Weiland/Lowrie trade could really end up lop sided. That is if Jed can stay healthy.
With the way Jed has played so far, he looks to have All Star potential. He’s played errorless baseball in the field so far and he’s hit .329 with 3 homeruns and 9 RBIs. If you’re a die hard fan like me, you’ve known the Astros haven’t had much offensive support from the short stop position in quite some time! I’ve liked him since we got him, but I think it’s safe to say every Astros fan is on the Lowrie bandwagon. Lowrie has batted from multiple positions in the lineup, but with this team, he looks like he was born for the three hole. If I had my way he’d follow Schafer and Altuve in our batting order. With the way those guys have gotten on base, we could score quite a few runs in the first with the way Lowrie plays. Jed plays the game hard and right. Hopefully there’s a long stay in Houston for this short stop!