Michael Averett Lowell (born the February 24th 1974 with San Juan (Puerto Rico)) is a player of Baseball evolving/moving in major Ligue of baseball as a Joueur of third goal with the Red Sox of Boston since the season 2006. It gained by twice the world Série in 2003 with the Marlins of Florida and in 2007 with Red Sox. He was elected Meilleur player of the world Série 2007.
Beginning of careerIn 1992, Mike Lowell leaves graduate the college of Coral Gables in Florida. It is among the best players of the state of Florida during its four years of college and obtains the highest average for its diploma. It integrates the International Université of Florida with a sporting purse. During its academic years, it is selected three times in the standard team of the Trans America Athletic Conference and obtains an average with the stick of 0,353, the fifth best average of the history of the university. It is named Étudiant year of the conference in 1995 and its number of uniform is withdrawn, a first for a player of the Panthers Goldens delicious. At the time of the draft 1995, the Yankees of New York select it with the 20th turn (562e total choice). It signs its first professional contract the June 8th and begins its career in minor league with the Yankees from Oneonta in the New York-PEN State League . In 72 matches, it strikes 73 sure blows (18 doubles and 1 circuit) with an average with the stick of 0,260.
In 1996, it shares its time of play between Bats of Greensboro ( South Atlantic League ) and the Yankees of Tampa ( Florida State League ). With an average of 0,282 and 8 circuits, it is among the best recruits of the organization of the Yankees. It is promoted on level AA with Navigators of Norwich ( Eastern League )) and improves its statistics: 0,344 of average to the stick and 15 circuits in 78 matches. It finishes the season in international Ligue with the Columbus Clippers where it strikes 15 circuits in only 57 matches. In 1998, it is again in the manpower of the Clippers. He is elected Meilleur player match of the stars Triple-HAVe in middle of season thanks to a blow of circuit. In 126 matches of regular season, it strikes 26 circuits and produces 99 points. It is called in major League for the end of the season and takes part in 8 matches. It obtains its first sure blow at the time of its first match the September 13rd. The 1999, it is transferred to the Marlins from Florida in exchange from three recruits floridiennes.
Career in major League
Marlins of FloridaThree weeks after its transfer, it is operated of a cancerous tumor to the testicles discovered during an examination of routine. It returns on the grounds of major League the May 29th 1999 after a passage in Ligue of the coast of the Pacific with Cannons of Calgary. In 97 matches with Marlins, it strikes 12 circuits and produces 47 points with an average of 0,253 for its first true season in major League.
In 2002, it is selected for the first time for the Match of stars of the major League of baseball. In 2003, it is again selected for the match of stars, but at the end of August, it undergoes a wound with the wrist which holds it isolated grounds during 32 matches. It returns for the eliminatory series and takes part in the success of Marlins on the Yankees of New York at the time of a world Série with surprises. It finishes 11th at the time of the vote for the Meilleur player of the National league and receives the Prix Silver Slugger for a player of third goal.
The season 2004 confirms the talents of striker of Lowell. It receives a third consecutive selection with the match of stars and finishes the season with an average with the stick of 0,293,27 circuits and 85 points produced. In 2005, its results are disappointing: 0,236 of average, only 8 produced circuits and 58 points. It receives the Gant gilded for a player of third goal with a defensive percentage of 0,983.
Red Sox of BostonThe November 24th 2005, the Red Sox of Boston therefore recover the Lanceur Josh Beckett and the contract of Mike Lowell within the framework of an exchange with Marlins who wish to reduce their wage bill. Lowell exceeds waitings of the leaders of the frankness, carrying out a time the American League in the category of the doubles. It finishes the season with 47 doubles, 20 circuits, 80 points produced and a defensive percentage of 0,987 with equality with Eric Chavez, the player of third of the Athletics d' Oakland.
In 2007, it is again selected for the match of the stars, this time with the team of the National league. It finishes the regular season with its higher average with the stick in career (0,324), 21 produced circuits and 120 points (better total of the frankness). At the time of the world Series 2007, it contributes to the success of Red Sox vis-a-vis the Rockies from Colorado with an average of 0,400,4 produced points and 1 circuit at the time of the 4 victories of its team. He is elected Meilleur player series, becoming the second player Oporto-yankee to receive this distinction after Roberto Clemente.
- world Series: 2003,2007.
- Better player of the world series: 2007.
- Glove gilded (third goal) of the National league: 2005.
- Match of stars of the major League of baseball: 4 selections (2002, 2003,2004,2007).
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