Nate Lowe
Nate Lowe
23-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.
Returns to minors
1BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
May 8, 2019
Lowe was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
Lowe's first stint in the majors was short-lived, as the 23-year-old wound up making just nine appearances for the Rays, slashing .257/.289/.314 with a pair of doubles and 2:10 BB:K in those contests. This move frees up a spot on the roster for Austin Meadows (finger), who is expected to be activated from the injured list ahead of Friday's series opener against the Yankees. The 23-year-old Lowe figures to rejoin the Rays again at some point later in the season, but he'll toil away in the minors for now.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
6
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
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2
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+59%
OPS vs RHP
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .400 5 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
Since 2017vs Right .636 33 3 0 1 0 .267 .303 .333
2019vs Left .400 5 1 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200
2019vs Right .636 33 3 0 1 0 .267 .303 .333
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
 
 
+60%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+60%
OPS at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
No Stats
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .801 13 2 0 0 0 .333 .385 .417
Since 2017Away .501 25 2 0 1 0 .217 .240 .261
2019Home .801 13 2 0 0 0 .333 .385 .417
2019Away .501 25 2 0 1 0 .217 .240 .261
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.
BB/K
0.20
 
BB Rate
5.3%
 
K Rate
26.3%
 
BABIP
.346
 
ISO
.057
 
AVG
.257
 
OBP
.289
 
SLG
.314
 
OPS
.604
 
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Laces two-bagger in win
1BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
May 7, 2019
Lowe went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs in a win over the Diamondbacks on Monday.
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Benched vs. lefty
1BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
May 5, 2019
Lowe is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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On base twice in debut
1BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
April 30, 2019
Lowe went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run in a win over the Royals on Monday, his first major-league game.
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Hitting fifth in big-league debut
1BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
April 29, 2019
Lowe will bat fifth and be the designated hitter Monday against the Royals, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Promotion official
1BTampa Bay Rays  AAA
April 29, 2019
The Rays confirmed Monday that Lowe's contract has been selected from Triple-A Durham ahead of Tampa Bay's series opener against the Royals, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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