If Jarrod Saltalamacchia is one kind of question mark--a bit of a frightening one--than Jed Lowrie is the other kind.
With Lowrie, once again, we don't know what we're getting. But, oh, what we could get. A .287/.381/.526 line? Nine homers in under 200 plate appearances? On a pace for between five and six WAR? That would be just a step behind Hanley and Tulo. Heck, it'd be better than Hanley was last year.
But what's the other possibility? Jed Lowrie hadn't been close to that before in the majors. Even without the wrist injury, Lowrie couldn't hold onto even a .800 OPS for long, and had an awful time of things when he came back up for the second stint in 2008.
So what are we going to get out of Jed Lowrie? You tell me.
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