Brandon Lowe Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 185 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/6/1994 (27)
Brandon Lowe Season Stats
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Brandon Lowe News
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe isn't starting on Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays will take on Toronto left-hander Robbie Ray but will do so with Lowe on the bench. The 26-year-old is batting .235 with a .333 on-base percentage, 34 home runs, and seven stolen bases in 571 plate appearances this season. Instead, Tampa Bay will start Joey Wendle at second against Toronto. Wendle, who is hitting sixth on Monday, is batting .271 with a .323 on-base percentage, 10 home runs, and seven stolen bases in 465 plate appearances this year. In most matchups, he'd be a quality streaming option for fantasy managers in deeper leagues. However, given the matchup with Robbie Ray, you're probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help.
Tampa Bay Rays infielder Brandon Lowe went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays. He hammered a solo shot in the right-field seats to extend the Rays lead 2-0. It was his 34th long ball of the season. The 27-year-old has been on fire in September, hitting .313 (10-for-32) with three home runs and seven RBI over 10 games during the month. Low remains a strong option and is wielding a hot bat during the fantasy baseball playoffs. Overall, Lowe is slashing .238/.338/.507 with 34 home runs, 85 RBI, 87 runs scored, and six stolen bases over 551 plate appearances in 2021.
Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe (leg) is out of the starting lineup for the second straight day on Monday. Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that Lowe's "legs are beat up." Cash said that Lowe is available off the bench for Monday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, but Cash is attempting to give Lowe some time to rest his legs. Joey Wendle is making his second consecutive start at second base on Monday. Lowe has been mashing for over two months now. He had an OPS of 1.032 in July, then went on to slash .262/.328/.598 with nine home runs and 26 RBI in August. It sounds as if there's a good chance Lowe will be back in the starting lineup on Tuesday, though he may see some additional rest days going forward.
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.