Nate Lowe

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Nate Lowe
Nate Lowe (cropped).jpg
Lowe with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019
Tampa Bay Rays – No. 35
First baseman
Born: (1995-07-07) July 7, 1995 (age 24)
Norfolk, Virginia
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 29, 2019, for the Tampa Bay Rays
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average.263
Home runs7
Runs batted in19
Teams

David Nathaniel Lowe (born July 7, 1995) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Lowe attended Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia. He enrolled at Mercer University and played college baseball for the Mercer Bears in 2014. He transferred to St. Johns River State College for the 2015 season, and transferred to Mississippi State University to play for the Mississippi State Bulldogs for 2016.[1] That year, he was named a Second Team All-American by Louisville Slugger.[2]

The Rays selected him in the 13th round, with the 390th overall selection, of the 2016 MLB draft.[1] He signed and made his professional debut with the Hudson Valley Renegades of the Class A Short Season New York-Penn League, batting .300/.382/.437 with four home runs and 40 runs batted in (RBIs) in 67 games.[3] He played for both the Bowling Green Hot Rods of the Class A Midwest League and the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League in 2017,[4] hitting .274 with seven home runs and 59 RBIs in 115 games between both teams.[5]

Lowe began the 2018 season with Charlotte.[5] He received a midseason promotion to the Montgomery Biscuits of the Class AA Southern League, and was named to represent the Rays in the 2018 All-Star Futures Game.[6] The Rays promoted Lowe again, to the Durham Bulls of the Class AAA International League, in August.[7] Lowe was named to the 2018 MLB Pipeline team of the year after hitting .330/.416/.568 with 27 home runs and 102 RBIs in 130 games between the three clubs.[8] He returned to Durham to begin 2019.[9]

The Rays promoted Lowe to the major leagues on April 29, 2019.[10] On July 5, 2019 he hit his first major league home run against the Yankees.[11]On July 13, 2019 Lowe recorded his first multi home run game.[12]

Personal life[edit]

His brother, Josh Lowe, also plays in the Rays organization.[13] They were teammates with Bowling Green and Charlotte.[4][5] His father, David, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 1986 MLB Draft,[14] but instead attended the U.S. Naval Academy and became a pilot in the U.S. Navy.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chastain, Bill (May 24, 2018). "Rays get Nathaniel Lowe in 13th round of Draft". MLB.com. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  2. ^ "MSU's Hudson, Lowe named Louisville All-Americans". Clarionledger.com. June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Nathaniel Lowe Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Lowe brothers relishing chance to play together | Hot Rods". bgdailynews.com. April 21, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Lowe brothers making waves in Charlotte". MiLB.com. May 30, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Kennedy, Jahmal. "Biscuits slugger selected to All-Star Futures Game - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news". Wsfa.com. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bulls' Lowe dazzles in Triple-A debut". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  8. ^ "2018 Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Year". MLB.com. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rays Journal: Prospects Nate Lowe, Colin Poche among latest cuts". Tampabay.com. March 16, 2019. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  10. ^ 7:03 PM ET. "Rays promoting slugging first baseman Lowe". Espn.com. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  11. ^ "Rays' Nate Lowe: Slugs first big-league homer". CBS Sports. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  12. ^ "Batter's Box: How Lowe can you Go?". Pitcher List. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  13. ^ James, Pat (June 8, 2016). "Draft prospect Josh Lowe driven by family". Major League Baseball. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  14. ^ Winkeljohn, Matt (May 25, 2016). "Lowe Brothers Prepare To Go High In Draft". Baseball America. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  15. ^ "Tampa Bay Rays draft Georgia brothers Joshua and Nathaniel Lowe | USA TODAY High School Sports". Usatodayhss.com. Retrieved July 7, 2018.

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