Brandon Lowe Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/6/1994 (29)
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The Tampa Bay Rays placed second baseman Brandon Lowe (knee) on the 10-day injured list on Saturday and recalled outfielder Raimel Tapia from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move. Lowe fractured his right patella fouling a ball off his knee on Thursday and is expected to miss the next four to six weeks. It's an unfortunate injury for the 29-year-old left-handed hitter with the regular season coming to a close in just over a week. Even if the Rays make a deep postseason run, Lowe is unlikely to be available to play in October. The Rays are limping to the finish line with key injuries to Lowe, Luke Raley and Randy Arozarena. Lowe finishes his 2023 season with a .231/.328/.443 slash line with 21 home runs, 68 RBI, seven stolen bases and 58 runs scored in 377 at-bats.
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe (knee) has been diagnosed with a right patella fracture and is expected to be shelved for four-to-six weeks. It's a bit of surprising turn of events after the 29-year-old fouled a ball off of his right knee during Thursday's contest but was able to remain in the game for a few more innings. Lowe is obviously done for the regular season and would need the Rays to make a deep postseason run in order to return in 2023. The slugger ran hot and cold all year, ultimately submitting a .231/.328/.443 slash line with 21 home runs, 68 RBI, and seven stolen bases during 377 at-bats. Rookie Curtis Mead, who replaced Lowe in the lineup on Thursday and Friday, should see more action in the infield during the final week of play.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said that second baseman Brandon Lowe (knee) was limping noticeably due to a sore right knee after he fouled a ball off of it on Thursday, and he's gone for more testing on Friday. Lowe is obviously not playing on Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays, with Isaac Paredes drawing the start at the keystone and hitting fifth against Blue Jays right-hander Chris Bassitt. Curtis Mead is starting at the hot corner. The results of Lowe's tests will determine how much time he will miss, but with only nine games remaining before the end of the regular season, the Rays might just be hoping that he'll be back in time for the playoffs. The 29-year-old left-handed hitter is batting .231 (87-for-377) on the year with 21 homers, 68 RBI, seven stolen bases and 58 runs scored for the Rays.
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe's 2022 season was interrupted multiple times by injuries, and he ended the year with just 65 appearances. Over those contests, he slashed .221/.308/.383 with eight home runs, 31 runs, 25 RBI, and one stolen base, a season after slugging 39 dingers with a .247 batting average. Despite the injuries and down year, there were still bright spots. Lowe dropped his strikeout rate by 4.3%, and his .237 xBA is superior to his actual mark. His average exit velocity was a bit higher than 2021's, and though his barrel rate took a hit, his 10.3% rate is still elite. Everyone knows that Lowe can smash right-handers, and he showed an ability to hit lefties this year, posting a .793 OPS, which he's had trouble with in the past. The 28-year-old's never been much of a runner, but with a healthy season and a Rays team that's aggressive on the bases, nothing's stopping him from stealing a handful of bags. Lowe's going to hit behind solid on-base guys in the middle of the lineup, so even though he probably won't replicate his 196 RBI plus runs from 2021, he'll be able to reach 170 over a full season. The keystone position is relatively weak, and it's hard to find someone with the talent and power at the plate that the former prospect possesses. Lowe's ADP is sitting at 171, making him the 11th second baseman off the board, but he was the ability to outplay that.