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Get on the Lowrie train

I targeted Jed Lowrie in every league I was in, even in the final rounds of mixed leagues with the sentiment that he would eventually take over the full-time job at shortstop from Marco Scutaro. I guess several people had the same mentality since I was only able to draft him in one league.

We're beginning to see the seeds planted for a takeover. Lowrie is 12-for-26 (.462) with six runs, one home run, and five RBIs with a 1.154 OPS. It's a small sample, but there's no doubting the talent of Lowrie. Health has been holding him back the last couple of seasons. In just 171 at-bats last season, he batted .287 with 31 runs, nine home runs, 24 RBIs, and a .907 OPS. Lowrie makes good contact and draws walks.

The Red Sox offense is off to a slow start and while it's still early, it's difficult to remove Lowrie from the lineup now. Scutaro is off to a slow start, but he is getting on base via the walks. Lowrie has more upside and Terry Francona might stick with the veteran.

Still, often times in fantasy baseball you need to make the waiver wire add before the player becomes an obvious add. Lowrie has eligibility at second base and shortstop in most leagues and now is the time to add him. You could always stash him on the bench and if he gets the job full-time, you get a steal.



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