Jed Lowrie has been a pleasant surprise since coming over from the Boston Red Sox in an offseason trade before the 2012 season. He has been the second-best bat behind Jose Altuve and has been one of the top hitting shortstops in the National League.
However, the Astros have completely fallen apart since May 25th when they were 22-23. Since that day they have lost 30 of their past 41 games, and they currently have the worst record in Major League Baseball.
For the third year in a row, the Astros will be having a fire sale at the deadline, but Jed Lowrie shouldn't be one of the players they trade. These are the top six reasons why.