MLB Draft: 2016 Top High School Third Baseman
Josh Lowe, born February 2, 1998, is the top third base high school prospect. Lowe, who comes from Pope High School in Georgia, is committed to Florida State University, and is a two way prospect. He is a player that will be gone when the Pittsburgh Pirates pick, as Lowe will probably go in the top 15.
The six-foot-four 190 pound high schooler has a nice left handed swing. When in the box, Lowe stands square to the plate with a semi crouched stance. He has a high leg kick, drops his hands, and features a slight uppercut in his swing. His swing plane should allow Lowe to develop doubles and home run power form the left side, as he already has some raw power to work with. As he grows and fills out his frame, the power will develop. Lowe also has great speed and a plus arm, and he is a good with the glove allowing him to stay at the hot corner.
Overall Lowe might be like when the Cardinals took Jack Flaherty in 2014, an interesting two way prospect. His bat will get him drafted as a third baseman, and he’ll become a very good one. Overall, his ceiling might be the Mike Moustakas of 2015.
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