Oakland A’s: Three bold predictions for 2021
By David Hill
Jed Lowrie plays in at least 120 games in 2021
Jed Lowrie staying healthy is hardly a given. Unless he is with the Oakland A’s.
Lowrie has appeared in over 100 games just four times in his dozen years in the majors. Every time that has happened, he has been a member of the A’s. In fact, he has appeared in over 135 games in each of those four years, eclipsing the 150 game mark in three of those seasons.
The idea that he will be healthy is a bit of a bold prediction in the first place. Lowrie made just eight plate appearances in his two seasons with the Mets over his nine games. He never actually saw game action on defense, as all of his appearances were as a pinch hitter.
But that was with the Mets. Now that he is back with the Oakland A’s, Lowrie has once again rediscovered whatever it is about the Bay Area that works well for him. He is healthy once more, slated to be the A’s primary second baseman this season. While Oakland is likely to be cautious with his playing time early on, if he remains healthy, those concerns will fade as the weather warms up.
There is something about Oakland that works for Jed Lowrie. Put him down for at least 120 games this season.