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2015 MLB Draft: Rays select college 2B Brandon Lowe

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20 year old second baseman from the University of Maryland

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With the 87th overall pick in the 2015 draft, the Rays selected Brandon Lowe, a lefty hitting second baseman from the University of Miami. Lowe is 5'10 and weighs in at 180lbs.

He was ranked 2nd in the state of Maryland, and was 98th overall by Baseball America.

His tools:

Tools Current Projected
Hit 20 50
Game 20 40
Raw 45+ 45+
Speed 60 60
Field 45 45+
Arm 45+ 45+

Here's his scouting video:

Lowe may have gone higher in the draft, but during his freshman year, he tore his ACL which resulted in him losing an entire season. His scouting reports say that he has elite pitch recognition skills to go along with plus bat speed.

During his two seasons with Maryland, Lowe has slashed .338/.448/.509 with 10 HR (9 this season) and 19 stolen bases in 120 games.

Here's what mlb.com has written up for Lowe:

The Maryland second baseman can flat-out hit, with terrific strike-zone discipline and the ability to hit for average and get on base at a high clip. He's not a huge power guy, but he does have some strength from the left side of the plate. Lowe tore his ACL right at the start of his freshman season and has worked his way back to full health, but he's not going to be a big threat on the basepaths. His arm will play at second and he makes the routine plays.