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Nate Lowe 1B

Tampa Bay Rays

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July 24, 2020 06:44 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Left off roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays assigned Lowe to their alternate training site Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Lowe is one of the Rays' top power bats at any level of the system, but he wasn't an ideal fit for a bench role with two other lefty-hitting first basemen in front of him on the depth chart (Ji-Man Choi and Yoshi Tsutsugo). The Rays have ample depth at every position on the roster, so it could require multiple absences from lineup regulars before Lowe gets another look as a strong-side platoon bat.

July 7, 2020 01:52 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Tried out at third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe has put in work at third base in summer camp thus far, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Manager Kevin Cash still envisions primarily deploying Lowe at first base when he's on the field, but he's also interested in finding ways to insert the promising 25-year-old in the lineup more frequently. Lowe put in a total of nine games at third base between Triple-A Durham and the Rays last season, compared to a combined 93 at first. Cash commented Monday that Lowe has looked serviceable at the hot corner thus far but still "needs more work."

July 4, 2020 01:20 AM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Takes BP in first day of camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe was one of the players to take batting practice during the Rays' first day of summer camp Friday, Juan Toribio of reports.

The 24-year-old impressed during his first taste of the big leagues in 2019, slashing .263/.325/.454 across 169 plate appearances. Lowe is currently down the depth chart at first base and designated hitter, but with rosters expanded to 30 players for the first two weeks of the regular season, he certainly has a chance of sticking if he can impress during the approximately three weeks until the start of the campaign.

March 26, 2020 12:24 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned Lowe to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Lowe has nothing left to prove in the minors, but the Rays' wealth of corner infielders and left-handed options off the bench made it an uphill battle for him to crack the Opening Day roster. The 24-year-old may need an injury to either Ji-Man Choi or Yoshitomo Tsutsugo before he gets another opportunity to handle the large side of a platoon with the big club.

March 22, 2020 10:48 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Toils through sluggish spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe hit .227 (5-for-22) with two doubles, two RBI, two walks and one run across 11 Grapefruit League games during spring training.

Lowe arrived in camp approximately 20 pounds lighter, but as his spring line indicates, that hasn't yet translated to increased success at the plate. The 24-year-old did make a strong case for himself over his 50-game major-league debut last season, slashing .263/.325/.454 with 15 extra-base hits (eight doubles, seven home runs), 19 RBI, 13 walks and 24 runs across 169 plate appearances. Lowe put in time at first base (21 games), third base (four games) and designated hitter (17 games) in 2019; that versatility should help keep his chances of securing an Opening Day roster spot relatively strong, although the offseason arrivals of Jose Martinez and Yoshi Tsutsugo does make it more of a challenge.

February 18, 2020 01:52 AM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Drops weight in offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe arrived in Rays camp nearly 20 pounds lighter than his season-ending weight of 245 pounds, Juan Toribio of reports.

Lowe enjoyed a solid rookie campaign, slashing .263/.325/.454 with seven home runs and 19 RBI across 169 plate appearances over 50 games. However, the 23-year-old felt he could increase his defensive utility and chances of remaining at the big-league level overall with better fitness, so he cut processed foods and sugar out of his diet while also engaging in offseason workouts with the likes of Francisco Lindor and Gio Urshela. Lowe saw time at both corner infield spots last season, and he believes his lighter frame will help sharpen up his range at the hot corner specifically, thereby increasing his chances of sticking on the Opening Day roster.

October 5, 2019 10:48 AM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Not on ALDS squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe is not a member of the Rays' ALDS roster.

Lowe recorded a solid .263/.325/.454 slash line in his 50-game debut this season. The Rays seem to be prioritizing defensive flexibility with their bench options, leaving Ji-Man Choi as the only left-handed first baseman on the roster.

September 28, 2019 12:52 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Well-balanced night at plate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs in a win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Lowe made some solid contributions from the latter half of the order in the postseason-clinching win, churning out his first multi-hit effort since Sept. 1 in the process. The rookie has only three extra-base hits during the month when factoring in Friday's two-bagger, but his season line remains a solid .272/.335/.469 (164 plate appearances) heading into the final pair of regular-season contests.

September 22, 2019 11:28 AM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Slugs game-winning homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe went 1-for-5 with a game-winning two-run home run in an extra-innings victory over the Red Sox on Saturday.

The rookie came through in dramatic fashion, as his 338-foot shot to left with Johnny Davis aboard in the bottom of the 11th erased a 4-3 deficit and won another critical game for the Rays. The round tripper was a rare taste of offensive success for Lowe in September, as he's still hitting just .184 (7-for-38) for the month and has struck out on 17 occasions over 39 plate appearances.

September 19, 2019 11:24 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Playing third, hitting third
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe will play third and hit third in Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, according to Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network.

Lowe started just three games at third base in the minor leagues, but that did not stop manager Kevin Cash from giving him the nod there for the first time in the majors. Lowe will look to get on track at the plate Wednesday after going just 5-for-29 (.172) over his first 12 games of the month.

September 3, 2019 11:44 AM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Hits home run in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in the Rays' 8-2 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Lowe drew the start at DH after being called up earlier Sunday and did not disappoint, as his two-run bomb in the fourth inning proved to be the game-winning RBI. He was kept in the minors longer than his performance dictated because the Rays did not want to designate Ji-Man Choi or Jesus Aguilar for assignment, but now that rosters have expanded, Lowe should be in the lineup more often than not.

September 1, 2019 06:00 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Called up, in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe was called up from Triple-A Durham and will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and No. 8 batter Sunday against the Indians, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

The trade-deadline acquisition of Jesus Aguilar left no room in Tampa Bay for Lowe, but the rookie will rejoin the big club as part of the expanded September roster. While he'll immediately draw back into the lineup upon his return, Lowe may only be in store for a handful of starts per week while Ji-Man Choi and Jesus Aguilar form a platoon at first base and Avisail Garcia regularly occupies the designated hitter spot.

August 31, 2019 02:12 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Joining big club Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe will be recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Lowe was added to the taxi squad and will join the Rays when roster expand Sunday. The first baseman has been solid across 30 appearances with the big club this season, slashing .294/.365/.510 with five home runs, though it remains to be seen how much playing time he'll see down the stretch with Ji-Man Choi and Jesus Aguilar both on the big-league roster.

August 1, 2019 12:56 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Headed back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned Lowe to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Juan Toribio of reports.

Lowe looked like he might be able to stick with the big club for the remainder of the season after being named American League Player of the Week following a handful of big games coming out of the All-Star break, but the Rays' acquisition of Jesus Aguilar on Wednesday left the rookie without a spot. Since both Lowe and Ji-Man Choi are somewhat redundant as lefty-hitting, first basemen/designated hitters, Lowe was the odd man out since he still has minor-league options remaining. Lowe will get the chance to play every day at Durham but should be among the top candidates for a promotion back to Tampa Bay in the event the Rays lose another regular player to injury.

July 30, 2019 04:44 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Added to lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe will bat sixth and be the designated hitter Tuesday against Boston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Lowe had been scheduled to see with lefty David Price in the mound. Due to Tommy Pham's lingering hand sprain, however, he'll be added to the lineup, batting sixth and serving as the designated hitter.

July 30, 2019 02:32 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Sitting against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe is not starting Tuesday against lefty David Price and the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays have generally kept Lowe on the bench against lefties. Travis d'Arnaud has emerged as his platoon partner at first base and will get the start in his absence.

July 29, 2019 09:40 AM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Back over .300 mark
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe went 3-for-5 with an RBI single, a double and a run in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Lowe was a constant thorn in the side of Blue Jays pitching throughout the afternoon, and his second straight multi-hit effort pushed his season average back over the .300 mark. The rookie is making excellent use of his current major-league stint, as he's now hitting .327 (18-for-55) with four doubles, five home runs and 12 RBI since being called back up from Triple-A Durham on July 4.

July 27, 2019 11:52 AM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Out against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays.

Southpaw Ryan Borucki is starting for Toronto, so Lowe heads to the bench. He has not started against a left-handed pitcher since July 13, despite the fact that he slashed .286/.444/.452 in 84 at-bats against southpaws at Triple-A this year. Travis d'Arnaud is starting at first base and hitting cleanup.

July 24, 2019 04:44 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Sitting versus lefty again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

Nate Lowe and Ji-Man Choi will both head to the bench for the third day in a row with the Red Sox bringing another lefty (David Price) to the bump. Travis d'Arnaud will receive a start at first base while Austin Meadows handles the designated hitter spot.

July 23, 2019 03:52 PM
Rays' Nate Lowe: Out against another lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lowe remains on the bench against lefty Chris Sale and the Red Sox on Tuesday, source reports.

The Red Sox will trot out a third straight southpaw, David Price, on Wednesday, so Lowe could wind up stuck on the bench all series. Travis d'Arnaud remains the starter at first base in his absence.

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