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Derek Lowe

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 230   DOB: 6/1/1973   BORN: Dearborn, MI   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 8th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Rangers in March 2013.

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Lowe announced his retirement Thursday, NESN.com reports.

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Derek Lowe Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 32 MAJ LOS 35 35 2 222.0 223 89 28 146 55 12 15 0 3.61 1.25
2006 33 MAJ LOS 35 34 0 218.0 221 88 14 123 55 16 8 0 3.63 1.27
2007 34 MAJ LOS 33 32 0 199.3 194 86 20 147 59 12 14 0 3.88 1.27
2008 35 MAJ LOS 34 34 0 211.0 194 76 14 147 45 14 11 0 3.24 1.13
2009 36 MAJ ATL 34 34 0 194.7 232 101 16 111 63 15 10 0 4.67 1.52
2010 37 MAJ ATL 33 33 0 193.7 204 86 18 136 61 16 12 0 0 0 4.00 1.37
2011 38 MAJ ATL 34 34 0 187.0 212 105 14 137 70 9 17 0 0 0 5.05 1.51
2012 39 MAJ CLE 21 21 1 119.0 156 73 8 41 45 8 10 0 0 0 5.52 1.69
2012 39 MAJ NYY 17 0 0 23.7 24 8 2 14 6 1 1 1 0 1 3.04 1.27
2012  (Multiple Teams) 39 MAJ CLE/NYY 38 21 1 142.7 180 81 10 55 51 9 11 1 0 1 5.11 1.62
2013 40 MAJ TEX 9 0 0 13.0 16 13 3 8 3 1 0 0 0 1 9.00 1.46
3-Year Averages MAJ   27 18 0 114.2 136 66 9 66 41 6 9 0 0 0 5.20 1.55
Career  (View All) MAJ   681 377 4 2,671.3 2760 1195 217 1722 794 176 157 86 4.03 1.33

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Derek Lowe Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201322017202.368
20122901930882317.345
201139853331021745.285

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201335829101.273
20123503621921303.285
201143284371102119.286

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20136.31002102.840.47
201273.3641262244.171.49
201173.0450572375.551.51

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20136.700062314.852.40
201269.3370292966.101.76
2011114.05120804774.741.51
Derek Lowe Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 32 MAJ LOS 35 35 222.0 5.92 2.23 2.65 1.14 75.6% 3.61 4.29 .289
2006 33 MAJ LOS 35 34 218.0 5.08 2.27 2.24 0.58 3.30 71.8% 3.63 3.69 .296
2007 34 MAJ LOS 33 32 199.3 6.64 2.66 2.49 0.90 3.23 71.7% 3.88 3.95 .295
2008 35 MAJ LOS 34 34 211.0 6.27 1.92 3.27 0.60 2.37 72.4% 89.2 MPH 3.24 3.33 .287
2009 36 MAJ ATL 34 34 194.7 5.13 2.91 1.76 0.74 2.19 69.5% 88.6 MPH 4.67 4.13 .330
2010 37 MAJ ATL 33 33 193.7 6.32 2.83 2.23 0.84 2.60 72.5% 88.5 MPH 4.00 4.01 .312
2011 38 MAJ ATL 34 34 187.0 6.59 3.37 1.96 0.67 2.83 66% 88.0 MPH 5.05 3.88 .337
2012 39 MAJ CLE 21 21 119.0 3.10 3.40 0.91 0.61 2.70 66.3% 88.0 MPH 5.52 4.59 .334
2012 39 MAJ NYY 17 0 23.7 5.32 2.28 2.33 0.76 2.33 78.6% 88.0 MPH 3.04 3.88 .294
2012  (Multiple Teams) 39 MAJ CLE/NYY 38 21 142.7 3.47 3.22 1.08 0.63 2.64 67.9% 88.0 MPH 5.11 4.45 .329
2013 40 MAJ TEX 9 0 13.0 5.54 2.08 2.67 2.08 2.27 37.5% 87.9 MPH 9.00 6.12 .312
3-Year Averages MAJ   27 18 114.2 5.20 3.23 1.61 0.71 66.1% 5.20 4.15 .332
Career MAJ   681 377 2,671.3 5.80 2.68 2.17 0.73 70.7% 4.03 3.89 .304

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Worst Matchups for Derek Lowe (by OPS against, min 21 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Ludwick CIN 24 11 4 12 0 3 0 .458 1.083 1.523
Hanley Ramirez LA 29 15 1 4 5 4 0 .517 .828 1.416
Matt Holliday STL 40 20 1 11 2 8 1 .500 .750 1.262
Chase Utley PHI 38 16 3 4 3 0 2 .421 .789 1.253
Ian Desmond WAS 25 9 3 8 2 9 2 .360 .840 1.233
Nyjer Morgan CLE 31 17 0 1 0 0 0 .548 .645 1.194
Mark Reynolds MIL 27 10 2 8 0 4 0 .370 .778 1.148
Dan Uggla ATL 31 13 2 7 1 2 1 .419 .710 1.147
Carl Crawford LA 24 11 0 1 0 2 0 .458 .667 1.125
Torii Hunter DET 26 7 3 7 1 3 1 .269 .654 .950

Best Matchups for Derek Lowe (by OPS against, min 21 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jimmy Rollins PHI 44 12 0 2 0 1 0 .273 .318 .591
Carlos Beltran NY-A 35 9 0 2 4 5 0 .257 .257 .582
Shane Victorino BOS 35 8 1 3 1 4 0 .229 .314 .564
Kelly Johnson NY-A 22 5 0 0 3 2 2 .227 .227 .547
Emilio Bonifacio CHI-N 23 5 0 0 2 6 0 .217 .261 .541
Ryan Howard PHI 48 11 0 6 4 7 1 .229 .250 .538
Angel Pagan SF 26 6 0 3 0 3 0 .231 .308 .538
Raul Ibanez ANA 44 7 2 7 2 3 0 .159 .295 .491
Miguel Olivo LA 22 4 0 0 1 7 0 .182 .227 .445
Chris Young NY-N 28 5 0 2 2 9 0 .179 .179 .404

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Derek Lowe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lowe was released by the Rangers on Thursday, MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan reports.

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Lowe cleared waivers Wednesday and now has the option to report to Triple-A Round Rock or test the free-agent market, CBSSports.com reports.

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Lowe was designated for assignment Monday, the Rangers' Executive Vice President of Communications John Blake reports.

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Lowe earned his first win of the season, pitching four hitless innings in relief of injured starter Nick Tepesch (wrist) against the Mariners on Saturday.

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Lowe's contract was purchased by the Rangers on Sunday, the team's official site reports.

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The Rangers informed Lowe on Tuesday that he has made the club as a relief pitcher, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Lowe cruised through his first three innings Thursday on just 31 pitches before surrendering four home runs in the fourth inning. He has entered the competition for the final rotation spot following the news that Robbie Ross will head to the bullpen according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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Lowe threw two scoreless innings in his spring debut Friday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Derek Lowe.

2013

After a couple of dismal seasons in the rotation, Lowe was marginally useful out of the bullpen for the Yankees, giving up just two earned runs in his last 14.1 innings in middle relief and mop-up work. He may catch on in a bullpen somewhere, but Lowe is far too hittable at this point to find any greater role than that.

2012

Lowe snapped a streak of winning 12 or more games in nine consecutive seasons last year and posted an ugly 5.05 ERA. After the season he was traded in a salary dump to Cleveland with the Braves paying $10 million of the $15 million left on the final year of his contract. However, his peripheral numbers show he really wasn't that much different of a pitcher than his two previous seasons in Atlanta. His FIP, which tries to show a pitcher's ERA for the elements he can control, of 3.70 last season was nearly identical to the 3.89 FIP he posted in 2010 and his 4.05 FIP in 2009. While he gave up a few more walks, he also saw his BAPIP increase to .327 from .305. He may have been unlucky and could be a bounce-back candidate as a result, although that may be somewhat muted by moving to the AL from the NL. He'll add veteran depth to the Indians rotation, and at age 39 in June, he's still durable and generates enough ground balls (59 percent of batted balls) to think he has another decent year left in his career.

2011

Lowe's first season in Atlanta in 2009 after signing a four-year, $60 million contract looked like a bust after he posted a 4.67 ERA, but his second season was a somewhat surprising return to form. Lowe won 16 games and has won 12 or more games in nine consecutive seasons. He increased his strikeout rate, slightly reduced his walk rate and slightly improved his usual strong groundball rate (58.8 percent groundballs allowed). However, the better explanation may be a decline from the second highest BABIP in his career in 2009. Either way, Lowe is still durable at age 37 and should produce similar results as Atlanta's No. 3 or No. 4 starter.

2010

Lowe failed to live up to the four-year, $60-million deal he signed following the 2008 season. His ERA, WHIP and BAA were all at higher levels than they were at the end of any of his four seasons in Los Angeles. Lowe saw a decline in his strikeout rate and allowed the lowest rate of groundballs (under 60 percent of batted balls) since he returned to the starting rotation in 2002. Since he'll turn 37 this season, the risk seems to the downside, although it's worth noting that his .330 BABIP was the highest it has been since 2004 when he was in Boston. Lowe will be the No. 4 or No. 5 starter for the Braves and remains durable and capable of another season of 12 or more wins.

2009

Lowe finished a four-year, $36 million contract with the Dodgers with his fourth consecutive sub-4.00 ERA / double-digit wins season. He's among the league's most consistent starters and though his strikeout numbers will never move much above 150, Lowe keeps his ERA and WHIP low with perhaps the league's top sinker. He seems to be getting better with age and at 35. He'll be the No. 1 or No. 2 starter with the Braves after signing a four-year contract.

2008

Lowe has been a model of consistency for the Dodgers in his three years with the club, notching his sixth consecutive year of 32-plus starts. As a Dodger, Lowe has never won fewer than 12 games or posted an ERA above last year's 3.88. He seems to have a rubber arm and though he'll never front a rotation -- fantasy or otherwise -- you can pencil him in for 12-14 wins, 140 strikeouts, and an ERA near 3.80.

2007

Having made at least 33 starts in each of his five years as a starter, Lowe has proved to be a valuable innings eater. He's not a strikeout pitcher, but Lowe plus Dodger Stadium should be good for somewhere in the 15-win range and a solid ERA and WHIP. He's not a No. 1 starter, but he's durable and owners won't have to worry about the waiver wire with him.

2006

Lowe's 3.61 ERA looks a little better than it really is - he gave up 24 unearned runs in 2005, with a whopping 19 of them coming on the road. He's an effective innings-eater, but in no way should he be counted to anchor your fantasy staff.

2005

Lowe boosted his salary significantly in the postseason with gutsy performances in the ALCS. While those big game heroics made good theatre, his regular season made good vaudeville. He comes with the reputation of folding when things go bad (.303 with runners on in 2004). After his stellar 2002 season, Lowe has been trending downward. He's walking more batters, allowing more hits and runs, and striking out less batters. The move to Dodger Stadium should help Lowe's numbers, but one concern for the ground-ball pitcher is that the Los Angeles infield defense took a step back after offseason transactions. He will be a very serviceable No. 2-3 starter, but he's not the "big-game" guy that his playoff performances suggest. One minor worry about Lowe is a recurring blister he seems to experience every summer.

2004

Lowe will be the third man in the rotation behind Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling. He had some alarming home/road splits last year, but that trend lessened as the season wore on. No fantasy owner will be disappointed with Lowe.

2003

Lowe, 29, gave the Red Sox a solid second banana to Pedro Martinez, finishing third in the Cy Young voting. He ranked in the top 10 in many pitching categories, finishing with a 21-8 record and 2.58 ERA in 32 starts. He was afforded good run support (6.84, second in the league), but didn't need it because he allowed a mere .211 BAA (166 hits) in 219 2/3 innings. If the Sox opt to start the knuckle-balling Tim Wakefield between Pedro and Lowe, Lowe could be even more dangerous.