Just inside pick 200 of most NFBC drafts, you’ll see Tampa Bay’s Brandon Lowe . At the second base position, he provides some nice pop and does a little bit of everything. Over 82 games with the Rays last season, he hit 17 home runs with 51 RBI, stole five bases and posted a respectable .270/.336/.514 slash line. His 34.6-percent strikeout rate is a bit high, but he hits righties very well, despite the whiffs. As a talent, there’s a lot to like about Lowe, but his overall situation might not be as positive as you may think.

When Lowe doesn’t strike out, he makes quality contact. He didn’t meet the criteria to qualify on the leaderboard, but here’s where some of his marks would have ended up:

Courtesy of Baseball Savant

Lowe does an excellent job making hard contact, and his numbers compare quite nicely to other guys who hit at least 25-30  home runs per season. Well, for the most part, but you get the gist of my point. The other thing I like about Lowe’s 2019 season is...