Local MLB update: Huge week at the plate for St. Johns River State product Nate Lowe

Texas Rangers' Nathaniel Lowe (30) celebrates after scoring on a two-run ground-rule double by Andy Ibanez during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (Michael Dwyer, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There’s very good representation of local products in at the highest level of professional baseball.

Each Thursday, News4JAX will update players in Major League Baseball. What about guys who are playing minor league baseball? We’ve got you covered there, too. Local minor league prospects will be updated Friday’s during the season.

Local MLB player update

Checking in on how players with area ties are doing in Major League Baseball in 2022. Stats are through Aug. 24 games.

Pos. Player, Local tie, MLB team, Notable

IF Javier Baez, Arlington CD, Tigers, Hitting .224 with 11 HR, 44 runs scored and 45 RBI.

P Bryan Baker, UNF, Orioles, Is 4-3 with 4.10 ERA, 58 Ks in 52.2 IP.

P Mike Baumann, JU, Orioles, Is 1-2 with 4.50 ERA, 9 Ks in 12 IP this season in the bigs. Back in Triple-A where he’s 1-6.

P Dane Dunning, Clay, Rangers, Is 3-6 with 4.19 ERA with 112 Ks in 129 IP. Has won 2 of last 3 decisions after losing 5 in a row.

LF Ben Gamel, Bishop Kenny, Pirates, Hitting .249 with 38 RBI, 5 HR, 34 runs scored.

P Mike Clevinger, Wolfson, Padres, Is 4-5 with 3.59 ERA, 70 Ks in 80.1 IP.

OF Austin Hays, JU, Orioles, Hitting .257 with 52 RBI, 14 HR, 57 runs scored.

P Justin Lawrence, First Coast/JU, Rockies, Is 2-1 with 5.14 ERA, 28 Ks in 21 IP. Picked up a win against the Rangers on Tuesday night.

1B Nathaniel Lowe, St. Johns River State College, Rangers, Sizzling hot week. Belted 3 homers in a 4-game span. Had a 3-for-6, 5-RBI game against the Rockies on Wednesday night. Hitting .295 with 20 HR, 62 RBI and 58 runs scored.

RP Darren O’Day, Bishop Kenny, Braves, Is 2-2 with 26 Ks, 4.15 ERA in 21.2 IP. Was put on 15-day injured list with calf muscle strain on July 13 and now on injury rehab assignment with Gwinnett.

C Roberto Perez, Florida Gateway College, Pirates, Remains on 60-day injured list with hamstring strain after going on it May 7. Hitting .233 with 2 HR, 8 RBI, 8 runs scored.

P Sean Reid-Foley, Sandalwood, Mets, Suffered a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in late April and underwent Tommy John surgery, putting him out for the season. Was 0-0 with 5.40 ERA, 8 Ks in 10 IP.

OF Austin Slater, Bolles, Giants, Hitting .265 with 5 HR, 41 runs scored and 28 RBI this season.

OF DJ Stewart, Bolles, Orioles, Was hitless in 3 at-bats before being optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

OF Myles Straw, SJRSC, Guardians, Hitting .204 with 57 runs scored, 23 RBI and 15 stolen bases.

P Adam Wainwright, Glynn Academy, Cardinals, Is 9-9 with 126 Ks, 3.11 ERA in 156.1 IP.

About the Author:

Justin Barney joined News4Jax in February 2019, but he’s been covering sports on the First Coast for more than 20 years.