By: Jon Lewis and John Vittas
Ht: 5’10” Wt: 178 Class: R-So. Bats / Throws: L / R
Home (HS): Suffolk, VA (Nansemond River)
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
Vittas: 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