Mark played for the Woodchucks in 2002 and helped the Chucks win a championship in the 2003 season. Lowe had a successful college career before being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2004.
Lowe made his MLB debut in 2006 and quickly established himself as a reliable relief pitcher. He had a fastball that consistently hit the mid-to-upper 90s and a devastating slider that baffled opposing hitters. In 2009, Lowe had a breakout season, posting a 3.26 ERA and striking out 69 batters in 80 innings pitched. He became an integral part of the Mariners’ bullpen and helped the team to its first winning season since 2003.
In 2010, Lowe was traded to the Texas Rangers and played a key role in the team’s run to the World Series. He appeared in 12 postseason games and didn’t allow a run in any of them. Lowe’s performance in the playoffs earned him a reputation as a clutch pitcher and garnered interest from other teams in the league.
Lowe’s next few seasons were plagued by injuries, but he continued to pitch at a high level when healthy. In 2015, he had a strong season, posting a 1.96 ERA in 13 appearances. However, the following year, Lowe struggled with injuries and was released by the Tigers.
Despite his setbacks, Lowe’s career is a testament to his talent and work ethic. He finished his MLB career with a 4.22 ERA and 352 strikeouts in 385.2 innings pitched. His dominance on the mound and ability to perform in high-pressure situations make him a player worth remembering.