Brandon Lowe
25-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
10-Day IL
Injury Lower Leg
Est. Return 8/7/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
It's difficult to make heads or tails of Lowe. He totaled 28 homers and posted wRC+ marks of 156 and 178 at Double-A and Triple-A, respectively, last season. Lowe was also 13% better than league average, offensively, in his first foray into the major leagues. However, he was relatively old for those levels in the minors and had a 25.7% strikeout rate in the big leagues. Statcast suggests he was a .220-ish hitter. His 77.4% zone-contact rate was way below league average and is a red flag looking ahead to 2019 and beyond. There is some speed here to go along with the pop, and Lowe has shown that he will accept his walks. After the Rays traded Mallex Smith, general manager Erik Neander said publicly that Lowe will be in the mix for a spot on the Opening Day roster, but a starting spot seems unlikely barring multiple injuries in front of him on the depth chart. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a six-year, $24 million contract with the Rays in March of 2019. Contract includes team options for 2025 and 2026.
Not progressing as expected
2BTampa Bay Rays
Lower Leg
July 21, 2019
Lowe (bruised shin) is still not moving well taking groundballs, and it may be awhile until he is activated off the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
ANALYSIS
When he was first placed on the injured list July 4, the thought was that Lowe might only miss the minimum 10 days, but things have dragged on a bit. The Rays won't activate him until he is able to field multiple positions, as they have plenty of depth and could be getting Daniel Robertson (knee) and Matt Duffy (hamstring) back next week. Manager Kevin Cash said it is a bit of a head scratcher that Lowe has been this slow to recover.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
15
4
10
10
16
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vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
3
4
2
2
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+24%
OPS vs RHP
2019
 
 
+29%
OPS vs RHP
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .705 99 9 6 17 0 .232 .263 .442
Since 2017vs Right .872 356 47 16 57 7 .272 .354 .518
2019vs Left .705 65 6 3 9 0 .254 .277 .429
2019vs Right .906 242 34 13 40 5 .282 .355 .551
2018vs Left .704 34 3 3 8 0 .188 .235 .469
2018vs Right .794 114 13 3 17 2 .247 .351 .443
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+14%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+15%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .783 241 25 9 39 4 .249 .332 .451
Since 2017Away .890 214 31 13 35 3 .277 .336 .554
2019Home .802 153 16 7 24 2 .259 .327 .475
2019Away .922 154 24 9 25 3 .293 .351 .571
2018Home .746 88 9 2 15 2 .230 .341 .405
2018Away .809 60 7 4 10 0 .236 .300 .509
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brandon Lowe compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.21
 
BB Rate
7.2%
 
K Rate
33.9%
 
BABIP
.381
 
ISO
.247
 
AVG
.276
 
OBP
.339
 
SLG
.523
 
OPS
.862
 
wOBA
.373
 
Exit Velocity
91.3 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
41.5%
 
Barrels/PA
7.5%
 
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May need only couple rehab games
2BTampa Bay Rays
Lower Leg
July 19, 2019
Lowe (lower leg) may only need one or two rehab games at High-A Charlotte before activation, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Could be out through next Wednesday
2BTampa Bay Rays
Lower Leg
July 18, 2019
Despite the fact Lowe (lower leg) continues to make progress, he could remain out through next Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Status for weekend unknown
2BTampa Bay Rays
Lower Leg
July 16, 2019
Manager Kevin Cash is unsure if Lowe (lower leg) will be ready to play by the weekend, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Upcoming availability 'in question'
2BTampa Bay Rays
Lower Leg
July 13, 2019
The availability of Lowe (shin) -- who is projected to remain on the 10-day injured list through the weekend series with the Orioles -- for next week's four-game series versus the Yankees remains "in question" according to manager Kevin Cash, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
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Won't be ready for weekend series
2BTampa Bay Rays
Lower Leg
July 11, 2019
Lowe (shin) is not expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list during the Rays' four-game series against the Orioles this weekend, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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