General: One of the nation's top collegiate players and a candidate for National Player of the Year and All-American honors after bursting onto the national scene with an outstanding 2004 campaign and a spot on Team USA last summer Has already earned First Team Preseason All-American recognition in 2005 by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball (Louisville Slugger) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Also on the 2005 Wallace Watch List for the award given annually by the College Baseball Foundation to the nation's top collegiate player in honor of Brooks Wallace Expected to play second base but also has the ability and arm strength to play shortstop if necessary Has excellent strength, an outstanding throwing arm and above average speed Should hit in the middle of the lineup Turns the double play well Very athletic A switch-hitter with nearly the same effectiveness and power from the left or right side of the plate Ranked No. 18 on Baseball America's list of Top Collegiate Prospects for the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Cardinal Career (Updated Career Statistics): A First Team All-American and the Pac-10 Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2004 A two-time NCAA All-Regional choice Stanford's active career leader with a .348 batting average that ranks just two points off Stanford's all-time Top 10 list Also Stanford's active career leader in RBI (96), doubles (31), runs scored (96), hits (155), total bases (245), walks (69), at bats (445), slugging percentage (.551), on-base percentage (.435), sacrifice flies (10), assists (318), games played (120) and games started (113) Second among active Stanford players behind fellow junior John Mayberry, Jr. in triples (4) and home runs (17) Has one grandslam Has added three sacrifice bunts, third among active players Has 43 career multi-hit games (team-high), including 11 three-hit contests, two four-hit efforts and one six-hit game Has 24 multiple-RBI contests (team-high), including eight three-RBI games, four contests with four runs driven in and one five-RBI game Has a career .953 fielding percentage with 24 errors in 513 career chances.
As A Junior In 2005: On the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award and Wallace Award watch lists for the top collegiate player of the year Selected as a Second Team Midseason All-American at second base by Baseball America Leads Stanford in homers (12, #4T Pac-10), RBI (61, #3 Pac-10, #29T NCAA), slugging percentage (.595, #7 Pac-10), total bases (116), sacrifice flies (10, #1 Pac-10), walks (36, #4T Pac-10) and multiple-RBI games (18) Also second on the club in batting average (.323), third in doubles (15) and on-base percentage (.418), as well as tied for third in multiple-hit games (18),and fourth in runs scored (40) Has committed just six errors in 256 defensive chances for a .977 fielding percentage while starting all 52 games at second base Ranks second on the team in both assists (150, #5 Pac-10) and fielding double plays (38, #8 Pac-10) Homered in four consecutive games from February 13-20 Drove in 13 runs during a six-game tear from February 13-26, collecting at least one RBI in all four contests Has a team-high 36 strikeouts Collected his 200th career hit versus Santa Clara (April 26) Posted a season-high-tying six-game hit streak (February 26 - March 20) and another one from May 9-17.
Individual Game Notes (2005)
Game-By-Game Statistics 5/22 vs. Arizona - 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI ... season-high-tying hits 5/15 vs. UCLA - 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI, SB ... season-high-tying hits 5/13 vs. UCLA - 2-4, 2B, RBI 5/10 at Santa Clara - 2-6, 2 2B ... season-high-tying doubles 5/9 at California - HR, 3 RBI 5/3 at Nevada - 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI 5/2 at UC Davis - 2-5, RBI, SB 4/26 vs. Santa Clara - Collected his 200th career hit with a fourth inning infield single 4/22 vs. Washington - Singled and then scored the eventual game-winning run in the sixth inning of a 2-1 victory 4/19 vs. San Jose State - HR, RBI 4/17 at Arizona State - 2-3, RBI 4/10 vs. Oregon State - 2 RBI ... RBI single in seventh to drive home Adam Sorgi with eventual game-winning run 4/9 vs. Oregon State (Gm. 1) - 2-5 4/5 vs. Santa Clara - 2 RBI 4/3 at Washington State - 3 RBI, 2 SF ... had three RBI without a hit, driving in runs with two sacrifice flies and an RBI groundout 4/2 at Washington State - 3-5, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 runs ... third two-homer game of career ... season-high-tying runs scored for second straight game 4/1 at Washington State - 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 runs ... season-high-tying runs scored 3/29 vs. Pacific - 2-4, 2B 3/26 at Sacramento State - 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI 3/20 at Pacific - HR, 3 RBI 3/5 vs. California - 2-3, RBI, 2 2B 2/25 vs. USC - 2 RBI, 2 SF 2/20 at Texas - 2-4, HR, RBI ... Homered for fourth consecutive game 2/19 at Texas - HR, 4 RBI ... second career grandslam in six-run Cardinal ninth ... season-high-tying RBI 2/18 at Texas - HR, 3 RBI 2/13 vs. Kansas - 3-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 runs ... season-high-tying runs scored 2/6 at Cal State Fullerton - 2-4, 2B, SF, 2 RBI 1/30 vs. Fresno State (Gm. 2) - 2-5, RBI 1/30 vs. Fresno State (Gm. 1) - 3-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, HBP ... second career two-homer game ... season-high-tying RBI ... reached base in all four of his plate appearances 1/29 vs. Fresno State - HR, 2 RBI
As A Sophomore In 2004: Named a First Team All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball (Louisville Slugger) and Sports Weekly, as well as a Second Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association and College Baseball Insider.com, and a Third Team choice of the NCBWA Also named the 2004 Pac-10 Player of the Year and a member of the NCAA All-Regional squad, as well as winning Team MVP and Jack Shepard Award honors, the latter awarded annually to the Stanford player with the team's highest batting average Spent the entire season on the "Watch List" for the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award but was not selected as one of five finalists when they were announced on May 25 National semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy awarded to the best collegiate player in the nation annually by the NCBWA Named the "Best Player" in the Baseball America Midseason Report and also a member of the publication's Midseason Sophomore All-American squad Won Pac-10 Triple Crown honors with a .399 batting average (#7 all-time at Stanford), 17 homers and 68 RBI, tying for the conference lead in the latter category The first Stanford player to lead the Pac-10 in batting average since Jeffrey Hammonds in 1992 Had one grandslam Led the Cardinal and ranked among the Pac-10 leaders in nearly every other offensive category as well, including runs scored (72, #2 Pac-10, #18 NCAA, #10T all-time at Stanford), doubles (19, #3 Pac-10), triples (4, #6T Pac-10, shared team lead), total bases (171, #1 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.734, #1 Pac-10, #15 NCAA), on-base percentage (.505), bases on balls (50, #1 Pac-10, #18 NCAA) and multiple-RBI games (19) Also ranked second on the team with 93 hits (#3 Pac-10) and 27 multiple-hit contests, while stealing six bases, contributing five sacrifice flies and hit by five pitches One of four Stanford players (along with Brian Hall, Sam Fuld and Danny Putnam) to play in and start all 60 games In addition to his outstanding offensive numbers was also one of the nation's best defensive second basemen, making just 10 errors in his 282 defensive chances for a .965 fielding percentage while starting all 60 games at either second base (52) or shortstop (8) Also led the team and ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in assists with 180 Homered five times in a four-game span from March 7-26 and five more times in a nine-game stretch from April 18 - May 4, going deep in each game during the first hot home run stretch and every other contest during the second run Had three hit streaks of 10 or more games, including a pair of career-high-tying 11-game stretches from February 7-29 (.500, 19-38, 2 HR, 18 RBI) and May 15 - June 4 (.500, 21-42, 2 HR, 10 RBI), as well as a 10-gamer from April 17 - May 4 (.444, 20-45, 5 HR, 12 RBI) Began the streak that started on April 17 with multiple hits in seven of the first eight games of the run and also had multiple hits in five of the team's first seven contests of the season Had 23 RBI over a 10-game run from February 22 - March 26, starting the stretch with 10 RBI in the first three contests and ending it with 11 in the final four Scored at least one run in seven consecutive contests from February 15-29 Earned his first national weekly honor when he was named the NCBWA National Co-Hitter of the Week on March 2 after a big three-game series at California (February 27-29; 7-10, 3 3B, 7 RBI, 1.400 SLUG) Ranked second on the team behind Mayberry with involvement in 34 double plays Hit .394 with nine doubles, a triple, four homers, 20 RBI and a pair of stolen bases while starting all 24 Pac-10 games Had his overall average at .400 or above for 12 consecutive games before falling to his final .399 by going 1-for-4 in the NCAA Regional Championship loss to Long Beach State on June 6.
Individual Game Notes (2004)
Game-By-Game Statistics 6/5 vs. St. John's (Regional) - 2-5, HR, RBI 6/4 vs. UNLV (Regional) - 2-3, RBI 5/21 vs. USC - 3-4, 2 RBI 5/18 vs. San Francisco - 2-2, SB 5/16 at Arizona - 6-6, 3 2B, HR, SB, 5 RBI, 3 runs ... first career grand slam in top of 9th inning to give Cardinal a lead in game Arizona came back to win, 19-18 ... career-highs of six hits and five RBI 5/15 at Arizona - 2-5, RBI 5/8 at Washington - 3-4, 3 2B, RBI ... career-high doubles and most by a Stanford player in game in 2004 5/4 vs. San Jose State - HR, 2 RBI 5/1 vs. Washington State - 2-4, 2B, HR, RBI, 3 runs 4/30 vs. Washington State - 2-3 4/27 at Santa Clara - 4-8, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 3 runs ... second four-hit game of career ... tied game with 7th inning HR ... led off 9th inning with double before scoring tying run in a game Stanford won 12-8 in 14 innings 4/23 vs. Sacramento State - 2-6, 2B, HR, RBI 4/20 vs. Saint Mary's - 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI 4/18 vs. California - 2-4, HR, 2 RBI 4/17 vs. California - 3-4, RBI 4/13 vs. Santa Clara - 3-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI 4/9 at Oregon State - HR, 3 RBI 4/8 at Oregon State - 2-5, 2B 4/2 at UCLA - 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI 3/26 vs. Cal Poly - HR, 4 RBI 3/24 at Santa Clara - 2-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 4 runs ... first career two-homer game, career-high runs scored 3/23 at Saint Mary's - HR, RBI 3/7 at USC - HR, 2 RBI 3/6 at USC - 3-7, 2B 2/29 at California - 2-4 2/28 at California - 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI, SB, 2 SF ... career-high two sacrifice flies 2/27 at California - 3-3, 3 3B, 4 RBI ... tied NCAA single-game record with three triples ... also walked twice and got hit by a pitch to reach safely in all six at bats 2/22 vs. Texas - HR, 3 RBI 2/21 vs. Texas - 3 BB ... reached base in four of his five at bats 2/15 vs. Kansas - 3 BB ... reached base in four of his five at bats 2/13 vs. Kansas - 3-4 2/8 at Fresno State - 2-5, 2B, RBI 2/7 at Fresno State - 2-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI 2/1 vs. Cal State Fullerton - 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI ... first collegiate homer 1/31 vs. Cal State Fullerton - 3-4
As A Freshman In 2003: Emerged as the starting second baseman in late March and finished the season with a .292 batting average, 28 RBI and five stolen bases in 60 games played and 53 starts Tied for third on the club with five sacrifice flies, while adding 12 doubles and 24 runs scored Started the team's last 29 games at second base Ranked second on the club with 138 assists Hit .260 with a double and five RBI in the postseason Named to the NCAA All-Regional team after hitting .500 with three RBI in the event Had an excellent offensive Pac-10 campaign, hitting .338 with four doubles, nine RBI and a pair of stolen bases in 21 games played and 19 starts Posted a season-high nine-game hit streak from May 3-16 in which he batted .333 Had a pair of seven-game hit streaks from February 7-22 and March 29 - April 8 earlier in the season, the first of which included a five-game stretch (February 14-22, Game 1) with four multiple-hit games.
Individual Game Notes (2003)
Game-By-Game Statistics 6/19 vs. Cal State Fullerton (CWS Bracket Final) - 2-4 ... Singled with two outs to set up Chris Carter's key two-run sixth inning homer in 7-5 Stanford win 6/13 vs. South Carolina (CWS Opener) - Had key RBI single in three-run fourth inning in 8-0 win 6/7 vs. Long Beach State (Regional Championship Game) - Successfully converted the team's final out by fielding a groundball and throwing out the 49er runner in a 4-2 win 5/31 vs. UC Riverside (Regional) - 3-5, RBI 5/24 vs. Cal Poly - 3 RBI ... season-high-tying RBI 5/23 vs. Cal Poly - 2-4, RBI ... snapped out of 0-for-11 skid 5/9 at California - 3-4 5/3 at USC - 3 RBI, 3 runs ... season-high-tying RBI and runs scored 3/29 vs. Washington - 3-5 3/23 at Arizona State - Led off top of 10th inning with a single that pinch-runner Donny Lucy turned into the game-winning run in a 9-8 Stanford victory 2/22 at Texas (Game 1) - 4-5, SB, RBI ... season-high hits 2/9 vs. Florida State - First collegiate start 2/7 vs. Florida State - First collegiate hit.
High School: A 2002 graduate of North Salem High School A three-time First Team selection to the All-Valley League squad Earned All-State Second Team honors in his senior year, Third Team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore Hit .350 with three home runs and 18 RBI as a senior, as well as .429 with one home run and 23 RBI as a junior Compiled a career .387 batting average with six homers and 64 RBI Also spent time on the mound with a career 4-3 record, 1.27 ERA and four saves Was a four-year member of the high school honor roll and won the Principal's Athletic-Academic award all four years Also played three seasons of varsity basketball Coached in baseball by Chris Lee.
Other Amateur Baseball: Spent the summer of 2004 as a member of Team USA, sharing the team-lead with five stolen bases, while hitting .230 with six doubles, a triple, a homer and 13 RBI for the Americans, who finished the summer with an 18-7 record and won the FISU World University Baseball title Played during the summer of 2003 for the Mat-Su Miners in the Alaska Baseball League, hitting .224 with a homer, seven RBI and two stolen bases Helped the 2002 Capitol City Storm to a second-place finish at the Connie Mack West Coast Regionals Led the 2001 North Salem Vikings to the Legion AAA state title and Post 9 Baseball to a second-place Legion AAA state finish in 2000 Member of the 1999 Legion A state champion North Salem Vikings team.
Career Game Highs AB - 8, at Santa Clara (4/27/04)
R - 4, at Santa Clara (3/24/04)
H - 6, at Arizona (5/16/04)
HR - 2, twice, last vs. Fresno State (1/30/05 - Game 1)
RBI - 5, at Arizona (5/16/04)
SB - 1, 12 times, last at Cal State Fullerton (2/4/05)
Hit Streak - 11 games, twice, last (5/15/04 - 6/4/04)
Getting To Know Jed Lowrie
Dan and Miriam Lowrie
Favorite Pro Sports Athletes:
Brett Boone and Alex Rodriguez
Best Advice To Youngsters:
Never give up on your dreams and don't worry what others are doing; stay focused on what you need to do to make yourself a better player
Claims to go to the local eatery "The Cook Book" as one of his gameday rituals
Earliest Baseball Memory:
Playing catch with his father in the front yard when he was four years old
Despite residing in Salem, Oregon, Jed's parents have attended nearly every one of his home weekend series during his first two years with the Cardinal, making the approximately 11 hour drive from their home to the Bay Area (each way)