Nathaniel Lowe Texas Rangers

Age: 27 (July 07, 1995) | 6' 4" | 220lbs. | Bats: Left 1B-148 3B-1 DH-8 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
TAM A+ 2018 51 194 39 69 25 33 15 0 10 44 0 0 .356 .432 .588 11 15 .391 n/a
TAM AA 2018 51 188 36 64 35 30 11 0 13 42 1 1 .340 .444 .606 16 13 .349 n/a
TAM AAA 2018 28 100 18 26 8 27 6 1 4 16 0 0 .260 .327 .460 7 25 .319 n/a
TAM AAA 2019 93 329 63 95 72 82 24 0 16 63 1 0 .289 .421 .508 18 20 .341 n/a
TAM AL 2019 50 152 24 40 13 50 8 0 7 19 0 0 .263 .325 .454 8 30 .340 40/24/36 4 4
TAM AL 2020 21 67 10 15 9 28 2 0 4 11 1 0 .224 .316 .433 12 37 .314 46/28/26 7 6
TEX AL 2021 157 557 75 147 80 162 24 3 18 72 8 0 .264 .357 .415 12 25 .339 55/18/27 20 20
TEX AL 2022 107 405 49 114 29 104 18 2 16 48 1 2 .281 .331 .454 7 24 .344 47/23/31 15 14
Career 4yrs 335 1181 158 316 131 344 52 5 45 150 10 2 .268 .342 .434 10 26 .340 n/a
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Follows Brandon on BA's top ten prospects list.

  1. 9. Nate Lowe | 1B
    Nate Lowe
    Born: Jul 7, 1995 
    Bats: L Throws: R 
    Ht.: 6'4" Wt.: 235 

    Track Record: Once viewed as an organizational player, Lowe transformed himself into a prospect in 2018 after getting into better shape and improving his flexibility in the offseason. He played at three different colleges before joining the Rays as a 13th-round pick in 2016, the same year in which Tampa Bay drafted his brother Josh in the first round. Scouting Report: Lowe’s improved conditioning wasn’t his only tweak. He simplified and shortened a long swing that had always left him vulnerable to fastballs in. Pitchers soon learned that fastballs that used to tie him up turned into home runs. Lowe had always had good pitch recognition, and he had long been able to hit breaking balls and changeups. Getting more pull-oriented and looser at the plate paid off when he squared up more balls. Lowe has plus power to go with an average hit tool. He has to hit as a first baseman who doesn’t run well and is a below-average defender. The Future: Lowe has one season on his résumé in which he has produced, but scouts say that his newfound power and improved swing are no flukes. He currently stands behind Jake Bauers on the Rays’ depth chart, but his plus power is alluring.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 24 '18

Second on BA's latest Hot Sheet.

2. Nathaniel Lowe, 1B, Rays
Team: Double-A Montgomery (Southern)
Age: 22
Why He’s Here: .462/.559/.962 (12-for-26), 6 R, 1 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBIs, 7 BB, 2 SO

The Scoop: Lowe was a 13th-round pick out of Mississippi State in 2016. When he got to high Class A Charlotte in the second half of 2017, he batted .249/.355/.353 in 52 games. For a first baseman, that’s not typically the resume of a prospect. But Lowe’s return to the Florida State League in 2018 was outstanding, and he’s kept it going in his first 10 games since his promotion to Double-A with a promising combination of barrel awareness, strike-zone awareness and lefthanded power, with his OPS ranking fourth in the minors. (BB)

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 18 '18