David Nathaniel Lowe…single…Nate’s younger brother, Josh, was the Rays’ 1st round selection (13th overall) in the 2016 June draft, the 3rd time in franchise history that brothers were selected in the same draft…Josh, a 3B-OF drafted out of high school, spent 2020 at TB’s Alternate Training Site in Port Charlotte, FL…Nate and Josh were teammates at Bowling Green in 2017 and Charlotte in 2018…their father, David, was a 5th round selection of SEA in the 1986 MLB draft but accepted an appointment at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, where he played football (LB) and baseball (RHP) for four years each…went on to have a 20-year career as a U.S. Navy pilot… Nate spent five consecutive New Year’s Days (2016-20) on mission trips to the Bahamian Island of Eleuthera…the eight-day trips centered around youth ministry and athletic activities.
Opened the season at TB’s Alternate Training Site in Port Charlotte, FL before recall on 9/1…started 19 of the Rays’ final 23 regular season games at 1B (15), DH (3), and 3B (1) beginning 9/2…tied for the team lead in RBI (11) and T2nd in homers (4) over season’s final month…handled 120 total chances without an error at 1B and 3B…lone postseason app. was start at 1B in Game 1 of A.L. Wild Card series vs. TOR (0-3)…was not on Rays’ playoff rosters for ALDS, ALCS, or WS.
Made 36 starts at 1B (19), DH (16), and 3B (1) over 4 stints with the Rays (4/29-5/8; 6/1; 7/4-31; 9/1-end of season) in 1st Major League action…was selected from Durham (AAA) on 4/29 and made MLB debut as DH that night at KC…doubled off Scott Barlow in 8th inning for `1st hit…had his 1st MLB homer off NYY’s Masahiro Tanaka on 7/5 to end a 10-pitch at bat…became 1st player in Rays history with as many as 5 HR in 1st 17 games, including 2 in final game of that stretch on 7/13-2 at BAL…joined Mike Brosseau in becoming just the 4th pair of rookie teammates with multiple HR in the same game in MLB history and pair hit consecutive HR in the 9th inning…was selected as the A.L. Player of the Week for 7/8-14, hitting .471 with 3 HR and 7 RBI in 4 games…posted career high 4 hits, 7/12 at BAL…connected for 11th inning walk-off HR, 9/21 vs. BOS…hit .319 in 26 road games…was not on TB’s playoff roster for either A.L. Wild Card or ALDS…played in 93 games for Durham and ranked among the International League leaders in walks (2nd, 72), OBP (2nd, .421), and OPS (5th, .929).
Was selected as TB’s Minor League Player of the Year, hitting .330 with 27 HR and 102 RBI in 130 total games with Charlotte (High-A), Montgomery (AA), and Durham…led Rays minor leaguers in HR and RBI and was 3rd in batting…was a Florida State League mid-season All-Star and was leading the FSL in batting (.356), RBI (44), and EBH (25) when promoted to Montgomery on 6/7…was the Rays minor league hitter of the month for both April and May…started at 1B for Team USA in 2018 All-Star Futures Game at WAS, going 1-for-2 with an RBI… was promoted to Durham on 8/8 and batted .267 with 6 RBI in postseason to help Bulls win the Governors’ Cup…was named to the Rays Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com and selected to Baseball America’s Double-A All-Star Team.
Began the season with Class-A Bowling Green and was named to the Midwest League midseason All-Star Team...Transferred to Charlotte on June 27...Hit .274/.373/.388 (110-for-402) with 7 HR and 59 RBI between the two levels.
Spent his first professional season with Short-A Hudson Valley…named to the New York-Penn League midseason All-Star Team...Ranked 5th in the NYPL with a .300 avg., which was 4th among Rays minor leaguers…ranked among NYPL leaders in doubles (18, tied for 3rd), hits (74, 4th), extra-base hits (24, tied for 4th), slugging pct. (.437, 5th) and total bases (108, 5th).