Josh is the younger brother of former Rays first baseman Nate Lowe…the two were teammates with Class-A Bowling Green and Class-A Charlotte in the Rays system…they have a close relationship but have always been competitive...When Josh makes his Rays debut, he and Nate will become the second set of brothers to each play for the Rays, joining shortstop Julio Lugo (2003-06) and right-handed pitcher Ruddy Lugo (2006-07)…Julio and Ruddy spent about three months on the roster together in 2006 before Julio was traded to the Dodgers...Josh’s father, David, was selected by the Mariners in the fifth round in 1986 out of Satellite Beach (Fla.) High School, but instead accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy…David played football and baseball at Navy as a linebacker and pitcher…he went on to serve as a Navy pilot for 20 years...One of the family’s favorite stories involves a game of catch and a broken window…when the two brothers were young, they were warned not to attempt knuckleballs in the backyard… moments later, Josh uncorked a sidearm knuckler that sailed directly through a back window...Josh picked up cycling as a way to stay in shape during the delayed start to the 2020 season… he and Nate both purchased road bikes, with Josh opting for a Trek…he estimates putting around 30-40 miles on it weekly...Josh played football through his junior year of high school as a wide receiver and sometimes quarterback…his days under center came to an end when he “started making too many completions to the other team.”...He enjoys golf and takes advantage of the Florida weather to play year-round.
Joined the Rays from Sept. 8-10 when Randy Arozarena was on the paternity list... On Sept. 8 at BOS, made his major league debut with a start in right field…reached base safely in both plate appearances including his first career hit, an infield single off Nathan Eovaldi in the fifth inning…became the second player in club history with a hit and stolen base in his major league debut, joining Vidal Bruján just over two months earlier July 7 vs. CLE (G1)... At 23 years, 218 days, became the 3rd-youngest player to start in right field at Fenway Park in their major league debut…the others: TB Wil Myers (22.190) in 2013 and STL-AL Pat Parker (22.080) in 1915... Is the younger brother of former Rays first baseman Nate Lowe…marks the second set of brothers to each play for the Rays, joining INF Julio Lugo (2003-06) and RH Ruddy Lugo (2006- 07)…Julio and Ruddy spent about three months on the roster together in 2006 before Julio was traded to the Dodgers... Named Minor League Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player for Triple-A Durham by the Rays Baseball Operations department…hit .291 (117-for-402) with 28 2B, 22 HR, 78 RBI and 26 SB in 111 games for the Bulls…became the first Durham player with 20 HR and 20 SB in a season since Justin Ruggiano in 2007…ranked second among Rays minor leaguers in extra-base hits (52), tied for 2nd in RBI and ranked third in walks (61) and fourth in hits, doubles and stolen bases... Named to the Triple-A East postseason All-Star Team…tied for second in the league in extra-base hits, ranked third in runs and RBI, tied for fifth in home runs and tied for sixth in hits... Named to the Rays Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com... Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 44 overall prospect in the minors following the season… was the No. 2 prospect in the Rays system… the publication also tabbed him as the Best Defensive Outfielder in the organization for a fourth straight year…earned the nod for Best Outfield Arm for the third time (2017, 2020)
Was part of the Rays 60-man player pool and spent the summer at the alternate training site in Port Charlotte...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 16 prospect in the Rays system following the season… the publication also tabbed him as the Best Defensive Outfielder in the organization for a third consecutive year…earned the nod for Best Outfield Arm for the second time (2017)...Rated by The Athletic’s Keith Law as the No. 59 prospect in baseball entering 2021.
In 2019, named to the midseason Southern League All-Star Team…tied for 5th in the SL with 18 HR, ranked 3rd with 30 SB and 9th with 62 RBI…also ranked among the SL’s Top 10 with 70 runs, 45 XBH, 198 total bases and 59 BB...Tied for 3rd among Rays minor leaguers in home runs, tied for 7th in RBI, tied for 2nd in extrabase hits and ranked 3rd in stolen bases... Named to the Rays Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com...Hit .327 (17-for-52) with 2 HR and 11 RBI for the Salt River Rafters in the Arizona Fall League… named to the AFL Rising Stars Game...Underwent right shoulder debridement surgery in November...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 11 prospect in the Rays system following the season.