First base is Nathaniel Lowe’s to lose on the 2022 Texas Rangers, and even beyond
What may be most impressive about Lowe since the start of September is his plate discipline. The first baseman has struck out 18 times, while drawing an impressive 15 walks. His .388 OBP over the last 30 days has made him a difficult out for Texas opponents in September, including the contending ones like the Athletics and the New York Yankees.
Lowe’s 12 RBI’s in September ranks second on the team only behind former Dodgers farmhand D.J Peters, and his 25 hits is second behind the aforementioned Kiner-Falefa.
The 26-year-old has a WAR of 2.2 in 2021. But in September, the first baseman has particularly made the decision an easy one for the Rangers’ brass moving forward — Lowe can be trusted to remain a mainstay on the roster.
On September 18 against the AL Central leading Chicago White Sox, Lowe had two hits in four plate appearances. His .877 OPS over the last 30 days ranks 10th among MLB first baseman.