Brandon Lowe Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/6/1994 (28)
Brandon Lowe Season Stats
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Brandon Lowe News
The Tampa Bay Rays transferred infielder Brandon Lowe (back) to the 60-day injured list on Wednesday. The move makes room for starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow, who was activated from the 60-day injured list, on the active roster. Lowe appeared in 65 games for the Rays this season, batting .221 with a .308 on-base percentage, eight home runs, and a stolen base in 266 plate appearances. Right-handed pitcher Christofer Ogando was also optioned to Triple-A.
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe (back) will be shut down for the rest of the season due to lingering back issues. Lowe has been dealing with back inflammation all season, and the Rays have finally decided that he won't be able to return without the risk of further damage. The 28-year-old lefty managed only 235 at-bats in 2022, and slashed a disappointing .221/.308/.383 with just eight homers and one stolen base. The hope will be to figure out the back problems in the off-season and have him ready for the 2023 season, but back injuries tend to be tricky and it is hard to say how he will progress. If he is healthy, he could be a bounce-back candidate for 2023.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash said that second baseman Brandon Lowe's (back) MRI exam showed some inflammation in his back, and he's seeking additional medical opinions to determine the best course of action. The Rays remain hopeful that Lowe will play again this year, but fantasy managers shouldn't be holding out as much hope, especially since the 28-year-old left-handed hitter has disappointed to the tune of a .221/.308/.383 slash line with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 31 runs scored and a steal in 266 plate appearances over 65 games played. The Rays will just be hoping that Lowe can contribute if the club makes it to the postseason. Isaac Paredes is starting at second base on Wednesday, but Jonathan Aranda and Taylor Walls could mix in for however long Lowe is sidelined.
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.