Rays Promote Top Prospect

After trading Austin Meadows to the Detroit Tigers on Monday night, the Tampa Bay Rays now have an open roster spot. According to Ken Rosenthal, they will be using it to promote Josh Lowe to the major league club. 

Lowe is viewed as one of the best outfield prospects in the entire league, so there naturally will be a lot of eyes on him when he officially joins the Rays. The 24-year-old had two plate appearances last season, where he had a hit and walk. With that, he also added a stolen base for good measure. 

Yet, Lowe spent the rest of the season with Triple-A Durham. In 111 games with the team, he had 22 home runs, 78 RBIs, and a .291 batting average. He also was quite active on the basepaths, as he had a very solid 26 stolen bases. Needless to say, with numbers like these, he can be effective in several different ways.

Nevertheless, it will be intriguing to see how Lowe performs with the Rays. If he can carry over the success he had in Triple-A last season, he could be one of this year's AL Rookie of the Year candidates. 

Photo Credit: © Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports