Out of all the free agents currently available, there is one player sandwiched between Manny Machado and Bryce Harper in fWAR over the past two seasons.
His name is Jed Lowrie, the Athletics’ second baseman who has been worth 8.5 total wins since 2017.
I’m sure you just did a double take because when I found this out, I did too. Nonetheless, this statistic is one reason why Lowrie could be the free agent value play of the offseason.
Yes, Lowrie will be 35-years-old next year. But the benefit that he could provide to clubs in need of an infielder significantly outweighs his presumably low cost. That’s why any team who needs a middle infielder should be calling Lowrie’s agent, right now.
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