Nate Lowe's advanced stats suggest future success

Christopher Crawford believes Texas Rangers 1B Nate Lowe's advanced offensive stats are a good sign for his second half of the 2021 season.

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CHRISTOPHER CRAWFORD: Nate Lowe was the talk of the fantasy season to begin the year but then fell off the radar with middling results. Over the last three weeks or so, however, Lowe has been back to performing at a quality level with a .338, .417, .554 slash along with four homers in 74 at-bats in 19 games. That does include a two-homer game against the A's on Thursday. So while the power hasn't been atypical of a first baseman, it's kind of hard to complain about that kind of average.

The power should start showing up soon as well, however, according to the advanced stats. Lowe's well above average in hard hit percentage and maximum exit velocity, and the same is true about his percentage of barrels. In the meantime, the hits and on-base percentage should continue to climb thanks to his impressive approach at the plate and ability to make hard contact to all parts of the field.

Keep in mind that this is the 25-year-old's first full season of baseball, so you can expect some highs and lows, no pun intended. But everything he's done over the last few weeks suggest that the first baseman will be more helper than hurter in the second half of 2021.