2019 MLB Draft Guide: Rookie Infielders
Matt Selz is firing up a detailed look at all the MLB impact rookies you should expect to see in 2019 and has part two of this series loaded with infielders.
Like the Pitcher's piece in this series, we will break down the rookies sitting 20-50 in the rankings or the ones that were not talked about in Jim Bowden's Rookie piece due to timing.
Brandon Lowe (2B Rays) - Lowe came up towards the end of last season and, while it started out rough, he turned it around fairly quickly. The second baseman has been known as a hitter his whole time in the Tampa system, but he really broke out in 2018 with a .297/.391/.558 slash line with 22 homers, 76 RBI, 73 runs, and eight steals in 100 games in the minors last year before coming up to the majors for a 43-game stint. He did start out going 0-for-19 in Tampa but then went 30-for-110 with six homers, 25 RBI, 16 runs, and two steals. The .233 average is misleading since the 30-for-110 stretch works out to a .272 average. Throughout the minor league career for the former third-round pick, he has swung a good bat and was never afraid of taking a walk with a career double-digit BB-rate. That...