Tampa Bay Rays Top Minor League Performers
Just about a month ago, we highlighted Brandon Lowe’s excellent start to the season. The Tampa Bay Rays minor league second baseman has not slowed down since then.
In fact, since that article, Lowe has gotten even better. At that time, he had posted an excellent .333/.433/.558, leading the Rays farm system with a stellar .991 OPS. His performance over those first two months had surpassed his output from 2016, as Lowe appeared to be on his way to becoming a top prospect for the Rays.
A month later, Lowe has improved those numbers. He has a .343/.434/.622 batting line for the Charlotte Stone Crabs, hitting 23 doubles and nine homers. His 1.056 OPS is the best of any player in the Rays system to appear in ten or more games this season. Lowe has also improved defensively, making only ten errors in 236 chances at second, improving his range dramatically.
As Lowe continues to demolish the Florida State League, it seems to be only a matter of time before he gets that promotion to the Montgomery Biscuits. There, at the AA level, Lowe will face the true test that each prospect must take. If he continues to hit in the Southern League, then he may well be one of the Rays top prospects, and one of the top prospects in the game.
Brandon Lowe has been on fire this season, and is not showing any signs of slowing down. If anything, he appears to be getting even better.