Brandon Lowe Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/6/1994 (27)
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Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe (back) recently had a setback when his back began bothering him while hitting in the cages, and he was scheduled to be shut down until June 20. But he resumed rotational exercises before that and is expected to resume swinging a bat on Tuesday. Manager Kevin Cash said there isn't a timetable for Lowe's return. The 27-year-old initially went on the injured list with a stress reaction in his lower back and has been out since May 16, so he could require a lengthy minor league rehab assignment before he's back. Lowe is probably a couple of weeks away, so fantasy managers need to remain patient. Before the injury, he was slashing just .212/.293/.415 with five home runs, 12 RBI and a stolen base in 32 games played.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said that second baseman Brandon Lowe (back) felt discomfort in his back again while swinging. His doctor isn't overly concerned, but Lowe will now be shut down until Monday to see if some rest does the trick. Lowe was initially shut down for three weeks due to a stress reaction in his lower back, and the Rays are hoping a little rest will get him back on track. The 27-year-old was hitting just .212/.293/.415 with five home runs, 12 RBI, 20 runs scored and a stolen base in 32 games before his injury, but hopefully he'll be back soon for Tampa. Vidal Brujan and Isaac Paredes have been splitting the playing time at the keystone with Lowe sidelined.
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe (back) has been given permission to start doing some rotational exercises and he hopes to hit off a tee for the first time this Friday. However, skipper Kevin Cash said "it's going to take a couple weeks" for Lowe to move through stages of hitting, running and fielding drills, and he'll likely need to go on a rehab assignment after that. Lowe is recovering from a stress reaction in his lower back and will be out for at least another few weeks. Isaac Paredes and Vidal Brujan have been splitting time at the keystone with Lowe sidelined. Before Lowe's injury, he was hitting .212/.293/.415 with five home runs, 12 RBI, 20 runs scored and one stolen base in 133 plate appearances over 32 games played.
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe has quietly been emerging as one of the best power hitters in the American League over the past two years. In 2019, he hit 17 home runs over just 82 games while registering a barrel-rate of 16.3%. Last year, he made additional strides as both a power hitter and as an overall hitter. He hit 14 home runs over 56 games in 2020 and raised his barrel-rate to 17.5%, which ranked amongst the top 2% of the league. One other area where Lowe greatly improved in 2020 was in the strikeout department. Lowe struck out a whopping 34.6% of the time in 2019, which was a massive red flag. Last year, he lowered that rate to 25.9%. He also greatly improved against left-handed pitchers. In 2019, the Rays were hesitant to use him against lefties as he hit .232 with 36 strikeouts over 66 at-bats. Last year, he actually hit lefties just as good as righties, slashing .300/.417/.720 with only 14 strikeouts in 50 at-bats against lefties. Lowe should have both second base and outfield eligibility in most fantasy leagues 2021. That versatility is an extremely nice commodity in all leagues, especially deeper ones. He's a solid target in the middle of the sixth round in most drafts. He should be able to top 30 home runs in 2021 if he's able to stay healthy while providing solid runs and RBI totals amidst the strong Rays lineup.