Tampa Bay Rays 2016 Top 10 Prospects: Where Are They Now?

Lucius Fox #19 and Willy Adames #1 of the Tampa Bay Rays (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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5. Josh Lowe

Nate Lowe set the minor leagues on fire with 27 homers and 102 RBI in 2018. Nate isn’t the only one in the Lowe family with a bright future in Tampa Bay. His younger brother, Josh was picked in the first round by the Rays in 2016.

Like his brother, Josh is 6’4″ and weighs 205 pounds. Nate Lowe recently lost 20 pounds this past offseason to bring himself down to around just ten pounds heavier than his brother. The Georgia native hits from the left-hand side like his older brother.

After being drafted 13th overall in 2016, he finished the season at the fifth spot on MLB’s list. Lowe brought speed and solid hitting to the Rays’ system but added the power aspect last season.

Josh Lowe cranked up the power last season in AA-Montgomery with a .442 slugging percentage, 18 homers, 23 doubles, four triples, 30 stolen bases, 70 runs, and 62 RBI.

He had a great showing in the Arizona Fall League, slashing .327/.379/.558 with two homers and four steals.

After the season, Lowe had a procedure done to clean out his shoulder and will be out until late May.

This is disappointing news to the Rays considering the strides the former 13th overall pick made in the 2019 season.

Rays Reach New Lowe

MLB.com currently has Josh Lowe ranked as the Rays’ number nine prospect with a major league ETA of 2021. The day could come in the next couple of years that the Rays have two Lowe brothers bashing homers from the left-hand side.