Maryland Draft Preview: 2B Brandon Lowe

By: Jon Lewis and John Vittas

Ht: 5’10”          Wt: 178         Class: R-So.        Bats / Throws: L / R

Home (HS): Suffolk, VA (Nansemond River)

2015 Stats

AB: 234     Slash Line: .342 / .442 / .564     HR: 9     RBI: 52     SB: 10    K-Rate: 10%

Pros: pure hitter, plus plate discipline, goes to all fields, no wasted motion, short to the ball, quick hands, good lateral movement defensively

Cons: size, average arm, limited to second base

17078877866_7b8cec7471_zVittas: Watching Lowe swing a baseball bat is an absolute treat. His plate discipline is outstanding and bat control is precise. He can go to all fields and hit any pitch hard. He may lack star power due to his quiet personality and underwhelming size, but his bat can play at any level. After adding power and speed during his time at Maryland, Lowe has the potential to be a Major League starter.

Offensive Comp: Nick Markakis; Player Mold: Daniel Murphy with better defensive attributes

Lewis: Lowe is a polished hitter with a great approach and deceptive power. He generates excellent bat speed despite his diminutive frame and goes to all fields with ease. He does not possess a long stride or timing mechanism, which allows him to be short to the ball and barrel up seemingly everything. He is a steady defender who makes all the plays albeit he is not flashy. He has playable speed and a fringe average arm; he profiles as a solid pro defender at 2B.

20-80 Scale (50 is Big League Average)

Hit: 60     Power: 45     Field: 50      Arm: 45     Run: 50      Overall: 50

Rounds: 2-5

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