Local MLB update: Strong season continues for SJRSC’s Nathaniel Lowe

Texas Rangers' Nathaniel Lowe, right, celebrates after hitting a two-run home run that also scored Adolis Garcia (53) during the second inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, Calif., Friday, April 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) (Jeff Chiu, Copyright 2022 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 Sept. 21 games.

Pos. Player, Local tie, MLB team, Notable

IF Javier Baez, Arlington CD, Tigers, Hitting .239 with 15 HR, 60 runs scored and 61 RBI. Homered in Saturday game against the White Sox.

P Bryan Baker, UNF, Orioles, Is 4-3 with 3.70 ERA, 69 Ks in 65.2 IP.

P Mike Baumann, JU, Orioles, Is 1-3 with 4.32 ERA, 17 Ks in 25 IP this season in the bigs.

P Dane Dunning, Clay, Rangers, Is 4-8 with 4.46 ERA with 137 Ks in 153.1 IP.

LF Ben Gamel, Bishop Kenny, Pirates, Hitting .231 with 42 RBI, 8 HR, 40 runs scored.

P Mike Clevinger, Wolfson, Padres, Is 6-7 with 4.49 ERA, 88 Ks in 108.1 IP.

P Frank German, UNF, Red Sox, Called up to bigs on Sept. 17. Has made 3 appearances since call up (2 IP, K, 31.50 ERA).

OF Austin Hays, JU, Orioles, Hitting .252 with 57 RBI, 16 HR, 66 runs scored. Homered in Monday game against Red Sox.

P Justin Lawrence, First Coast/JU, Rockies, Is 3-1 with 6.02 ERA, 46 Ks in 40.1 IP.

1B Nathaniel Lowe, St. Johns River State College, Rangers, Hitting .305 with 25 HR, 73 RBI and 70 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 60-day injured list on Sept. 1 with calf muscle strain.

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 .258 with 5 HR, 45 runs scored and 32 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 .218 with 70 runs scored, 29 RBI and 20 stolen bases.

P Adam Wainwright, Glynn Academy, Cardinals, Is 11-11 with 139 Ks, 3.51 ERA in 187 IP.


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