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Full Name: Michael Averett Lowell Primary Position: 3B
Height/Weight: 6'3"/210 First Game: September 13, 1998
Birthdate: February 24, 1974 MLB Experience: 10 years
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Michael Averett Lowell was born on February 24, 1974 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is currently the third basemen for the Boston Red Sox. Lowell was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1999 but has overcome the disease to make four All-Star appearances, most recently in the summer of 2007 with the Red Sox.

Lowell has always been a good player, but never a great one. He was a guy that the Florida Marlins could count on to give them great defense and some power. His AVG has never been very high (.272 career), but he draws an adequate number of walks and has some pop in his bat.

New York Yankees

Lowell was drafted by the New York Yankees out of Florida International University in 1995. He would graduate in 1997 and made his major league debut with the Yankees on September 13, 1998. He appeared in just eight games that year and was traded before Spring Training in 1999 to the Florida Marlins.

Florida Marlins

He spent several years in the middle of the Marlins order. His solid defense and ability to knock in runners made him a valuable player. In 2003, Lowell was a key part of the Marlins' World Series Championship team as he hit 32 home runs and drove in 105 runs.

In 2005 his production suddenly fell off the table and he was one of the worst offensive players in baseball. Scouts say that his bat speed just wasn't there and although he was able to consistently make contact, there was nothing behind his swing. His defense never failed him, however. His sure hands and accurate arm lead to his first Gold Glove.

Boston Red Sox

Because of his poor numbers in 2005, the Marlins traded Lowell along with Josh Beckett and Guillermo Mota to Boston for Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez, Harvey Garcia and Jesus Delgado. In his first year with Sox, Lowell batted .284 with 20 homers and 80 runs batted in as the Sox missed the playoffs.

In 2007, Lowell hit .302 with 14 home runs and 63 RBIs before the All-Star break, earning himself his fourth appearance in the Midsummer Classic and first with the Sox.

Lowell capped off an amazing 2007 season with a trip to the World Series and the MVP thereof, hitting .400 with a home run, four hits, and 6 RBI.

Career Highlights

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1998 NY A 8 15 1 4 0 0 .267 .267 .267 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999 FLA N 97 308 32 78 12 47 .253 .317 .419 15 0 26 69 5 0 0 1 8
2000 FLA N 140 508 73 137 22 91 .270 .344 .474 38 0 54 75 9 0 4 4 4
2001 FLA N 146 551 65 156 18 100 .283 .340 .448 37 0 43 79 10 0 1 3 9
2002 FLA N 160 597 88 165 24 92 .276 .346 .471 44 0 65 92 4 0 4 5 16
2003 FLA N 130 492 76 136 32 105 .276 .350 .530 27 1 56 78 3 0 3 6 14
2004 FLA N 158 598 87 175 27 85 .293 .365 .505 44 1 64 77 6 0 5 8 17
2005 FLA N 150 500 56 118 8 58 .236 .298 .360 36 1 46 58 2 1 4 1 14
2006 BOS A 153 573 79 163 20 80 .284 .339 .475 47 1 47 61 4 0 2 5 22
2007 BOS A 154 589 79 191 21 120 .324 .378 .501 37 2 53 71 3 0 3 4 19
Total NL 981 3554 477 965 143 578 .272 .339 .462 241 3 354 528 39 1 21 28 82
Total AL 315 1177 159 358 41 200 .304 ? ? 84 3 100 133 7 0 5 9 41
Total 1296 4731 636 1323 184 778 .280 .344 .468 325 6 454 661 46 1 26 37 123

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1998 NY A 3B 7 3 36 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 NY A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 FLA N 3B 83 81 716.1 59 143 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2000 FLA N 3B 136 135 1191.1 101 260 12 19 0 0 0 0 0 .968
2001 FLA N 3B 144 142 1250.2 108 260 9 35 0 0 0 0 0 .976
2002 FLA N 3B 159 159 1400.1 150 286 14 36 1 0 0 0 0 .969
2003 FLA N 3B 128 128 1109.2 84 243 9 27 0 0 0 0 0 .973
2003 FLA N DH 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 FLA N DH 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 FLA N 3B 154 153 1326 117 272 7 30 0 0 0 0 0 .982
2005 FLA N 3B 135 126 1126.2 107 243 6 34 0 0 0 0 0 .983
2005 FLA N 2B 8 8 67 18 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .969
2006 BOS A 3B 153 148 1298.2 143 314 6 39 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2007 BOS A 3B 154 150 1324.1 105 264 15 34 0 0 0 0 0 .961
Total 3B 1253 1225 10780 976 2290 82 267 1 0 0 0 0 .976
Total DH 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 2B 8 8 67 18 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .969

Transactions

Trivia

  • Lowell attended Florida International University where he earned his degree in finance, and his uniform number (#15) was retired.
  • In 2007, Lowell hit 120 RBI's, which is Red Sox record for any third baseman; he beat Butch Hobson's 112 set in 1977.


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