Brandon Norman Lowe (born July 6, 1994) is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays.
What Teams has Brandon Lowe Played for?
So far, Brandon Lowe has only been with the Tampa Bay Rays and has not played with any other team.
Lowe was promoted to the major leagues by the Rays on August 4, 2018.
On August 15, Lowe got his first major league hit. On August 28, he hit his first career home run.
Lowe hit.233/.324/.450 in 148 plate appearances last season, with six home runs and 25 runs batted in. Lowe played 15 games in the outfield despite spending most of his time at second base.
Lowe signed a six-year contract deal with the Rays on March 20, 2019, for an estimated $24 million guarantee.
Lowe went 2-for-5 against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 12, 2019, for his first career multi-homer game. Lowe was picked as a reserve for the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 3, 2019, marking his first All-Star appearance.
Lowe had a left quad injury while rehabilitating with Durham on August 21, but he was back in the majors on September 22. Lowe hit.270/.336/.514 with 17 home runs and 51 RBIs in 82 games during the 2019 season. In the American League Rookie of the Year vote, he came in third.
MLB.com selected Lowe AL Player of the Week after he hit.448 with four home runs in the second week of August. During the truncated 60-game season, he hit.269/.362/.554 with 14 home runs and 37 RBIs.
The members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in Tampa Bay selected Lowe team MVP. The Rays had the best record in the American League at the end of the season.
Lowe struggled terribly in the postseason, going 6–56 with one home run through the opening game of the World Series. Lowe never batted lower than third in the batting order, despite his slump.
Lowe shook out of his slump in Game 2 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, blasting two home runs. His second home run tied the postseason record for most home runs by a club.
He became the first Ray and the 6th-second baseman in World Series history to hit two home runs in the same game.