• Full name Joshua Edward Lowe
  • Born 02/02/1998 in Chesapeake, VA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Pope
  • Debut 09/08/2021
  • Drafted in the 1st round (13th overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2016 (signed for $2,597,500).
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    Lowe is one of the best pure athletes in this year's class. He comes from a strong baseball tradition; his father was a fifth-round pick out of high school, and his older brother Nathaniel plays first base for Mississippi State. Lowe showed potential both as a pitcher and as a hitter on the showcase circuit. He has a lean, 6-foot-4 frame with wide, sloped shoulders. Lowe dropped jaws when he displayed his plus-plus raw power during batting practice at the East Coast Pro showcase in August, and hit well in games on the showcase circuit. He does have some swing-and-miss to his game, and has been hot and cold at times this spring, leading different teams to evaluate him differently based on when they've seen him. Lowe is a plus runner and he has plus arm strength at third base, though his defense will need refinement going forward. On the mound, Lowe has shown a promising fastball at 91-94, a plus changeup and a wipeout slider. Some evaluators believe he could be a high draft pick even if he were only a pitcher, but his offensive upside will likely land him in the first round.

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  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020
  • Rated Best Defensive Outfielder in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019
  • Rated Best Outfield Arm in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018
  • Rated Best Athlete in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2018

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Career Transactions

  • Tampa Bay Rays activated 3B Josh Lowe from the 10-day injured list.
  • Tampa Bay Rays sent 3B Josh Lowe on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
  • Tampa Bay Rays placed 3B Josh Lowe on the 10-day injured list retroactive to March 25, 2024. Right oblique strain.
  • Tampa Bay Rays activated 3B Josh Lowe.
  • 3B Josh Lowe roster status changed by Tampa Bay Rays.

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