Rays select a second Lowe

Mississippi State's Nathaniel Lowe (36) was drafted 390th overall by the Rays on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State’s Nathaniel Lowe (36) was drafted 390th overall by the Rays on Saturday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Nathaniel Lowe could be joining his younger brother Joshua in Tampa Bay.

The Rays drafted the younger Lowe with the 13th overall pick on Thursday then selected the Mississippi State junior first baseman in the 13th round (390th overall) on Saturday.

It is the first time for Nathaniel Lowe to be drafted. The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder from Marietta, Georgia is concluding his first season with the Diamond Dogs after previously playing at Mercer and St. Johns River State College.

Nathaniel Lowe is second on the team with a .354 batting average and leads MSU with 86 hits, 20 doubles and 49 RBIs. He also has five home runs, two stolen bases and has only committed two errors in 62 starts.

Nathaniel Lowe is the first Bulldog player to be drafted by Tampa Bay since Josh Johnson in 2007. He will have until July 15 to sign with the Rays or return to Starkville.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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