The Texas Rangers had a difficult 2022 season, finishing 68-94 and falling short of the postseason for the sixth consecutive season after signing Marcus Semien, Jon Gray, and Corey Seager to massive contracts.
But there was at least something for Rangers fans to cheer for during a tough 2022 campaign.
Nathaniel Lowe put on a show for fans in Texas this season, hitting for a .302 average with 27 home runs, 76 RBI, an .850 OPS, and 26 doubles.
Lowe’s breakout campaign was enough for him to earn a special honor.
Yesterday, the Silver Slugger Awards were announced, and Lowe earned the honor for American League first basemen.
It was Lowe’s first Silver Slugger Award.
On Twitter, the Rangers tweeted a cool graphic of Lowe to celebrate his accomplishment.
For the first time in his career…
Nathaniel Lowe is a Silver Slugger! pic.twitter.com/zgWLe1yHzp
— Texas Rangers (@Rangers) November 10, 2022
Rangers Celebrate Their Silver Slugger
Lowe certainly gave Rangers fans a reason to cheer in 2022.
In just his second year in Texas, he earned his first Silver Slugger Award.
Lowe came up with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019 alongside his brother, Brandon Lowe.
Lowe was acquired by the Rangers prior to the start of the 2021 season.
As of now, it appears that that move has paid off for Texas.
Lowe set career highs in home runs, RBI, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS+ and total bases.
The 27-year-old figures to be a key piece for the Rangers going forward as they try to take the next step in building a contending ballclub for the first time since 2016.
Lowe gives Texas a solid middle-of-the-order bat next to Seager.