Nate Lowe
Nate Lowe
24-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Tampa Bay Rays
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Prior to 2018, Lowe’s claim to fame was being the older brother of Josh Lowe, the Rays’ selection with the No. 13 overall pick in 2016. Nathaniel was less heralded, transferring from Mercer to St. Johns River State College to Mississippi State before Tampa selected him in the 13th round in 2016. As an older first baseman with minimal pedigree, he wasn’t considered much of a prospect until he exploded in his third pro season. Lowe was the best hitter in the Florida State League (191 wRC+), got promoted to Double-A, was the best hitter in the Southern League (193 wRC+), and finally got challenged after a promotion to Triple-A. His walk rate dipped (15.6% to 7.3%), his strikeout rate spiked (13.3% to 24.5%) and his pull rate jumped by 11%. If he can recapture the patient, all-fields, flyball-oriented approach he showed at Double-A, Lowe will look the part of a big-league cleanup hitter. If not, there is some Quadruple-A hitter risk. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Rays in June of 2016 that includes a $100,000 signing bonus.
Not on ALDS squad
1BTampa Bay Rays
October 4, 2019
Lowe is not a member of the Rays' ALDS roster.
ANALYSIS
Lowe recorded a solid .263/.325/.454 slash line in his 50-game debut this season. The Rays seem to be prioritizing defensive flexibility with their bench options, leaving Ji-Man Choi as the only left-handed first baseman on the roster.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
7
14
5
1
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
2
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+39%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+39%
OPS vs LHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left 1.018 28 5 2 5 0 .292 .393 .625
Since 2017vs Right .734 141 19 5 14 0 .258 .312 .422
2019vs Left 1.018 28 5 2 5 0 .292 .393 .625
2019vs Right .734 141 19 5 14 0 .258 .312 .422
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+26%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+26%
OPS on Road
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .675 71 11 4 9 0 .180 .282 .393
Since 2017Away .852 98 13 3 10 0 .319 .357 .495
2019Home .675 71 11 4 9 0 .180 .282 .393
2019Away .852 98 13 3 10 0 .319 .357 .495
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Nate Lowe compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.26
 
BB Rate
7.7%
 
K Rate
29.6%
 
BABIP
.340
 
ISO
.191
 
AVG
.263
 
OBP
.325
 
SLG
.454
 
OPS
.779
 
wOBA
.340
 
Exit Velocity
91.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
41.3%
 
Barrels/PA
6.5%
 
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Well-balanced night at plate
1BTampa Bay Rays
September 28, 2019
Lowe went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.
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Slugs game-winning homer
1BTampa Bay Rays
September 22, 2019
Lowe went 1-for-5 with a game-winning two-run home run in an extra-innings victory over the Red Sox on Saturday.
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Playing third, hitting third
1BTampa Bay Rays
September 18, 2019
Lowe will play third and hit third in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, according to Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network.
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Hits home run in return
1BTampa Bay Rays
September 2, 2019
Lowe went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in the Rays' 8-2 win over the Indians on Sunday.
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Called up, in lineup
1BTampa Bay Rays
September 1, 2019
Lowe was called up from Triple-A Durham and will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and No. 8 batter Sunday against the Indians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
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