On January 10th, The Mets and Jed Lowrie agreed to a 2 year deal worth $20 million. Lowrie is coming off the best year of his career, setting highs with 23 home runs, 99 RBIs and 78 walks. He’ll join an infield that already includes the newly acquired Robinson Cano at second base, Todd Frazier at third base and Jeff McNeil in a utility role. Lowrie’s patient approach and ability to switch hit make him a likely part of the Mets’ everyday lineup.
Here is the potential Opening Day lineup with the addition of Jed Lowrie:
- Brandon Nimmo (L) RF/CF
- Jed Lowrie (S) 3B
- Robinson Cano (L) 2B
- Wilson Ramos (R) C
- Michael Conforto (L) LF/CF
- Todd Frazier (R) 1B (until Alonso gets called up)
- Juan Lagares/ Keon Broxton (R) CF / Jeff Mcneil (L) LF
- Amed Rosario (R) SS
With Jed Lowrie, Robinson Canó, Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo, the Mets have four players who last year had a .350 OBP or better. Only two teams in 2018 had four qualified hitters with a .350 OBP or better: the Red Sox (Betts, JD Martinez, Beninenti, Bogaerts) and the Rays (Wendle, Mallex Smith, Duffy and Pham).