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Zac Lowther

Zac Lowther 83 P

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Non-Roster Invitee
  • Full Name: Zacary William Lowther
  • Age: 23 (April 30, 1996)
  • Bats/Throws: L/L Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 235
  • Draft: Round CBB (2017, BAL)
  • School: Xavier
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Zac Lowther Stats Summary

Zac Lowther Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
January 28, 2020 Baltimore Orioles invited non-roster LHP Zac Lowther to spring training.
September 18, 2019 Bowie Baysox activated LHP Zac Lowther from the 7-day injured list.
September 11, 2019 Bowie Baysox placed LHP Zac Lowther on the 7-day injured list.
May 7, 2019 Bowie Baysox activated LHP Zac Lowther from the temporarily inactive list.
May 3, 2019 Bowie Baysox placed LHP Zac Lowther on the temporarily inactive list.
March 31, 2019 LHP Zac Lowther assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
May 28, 2018 LHP Zac Lowther assigned to Frederick Keys from Delmarva Shorebirds.
May 15, 2018 LHP Zac Lowther assigned to Delmarva Shorebirds from Aberdeen IronBirds.
May 4, 2018 LHP Zac Lowther assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds from Delmarva Shorebirds.
March 30, 2018 LHP Zac Lowther assigned to Delmarva Shorebirds from Aberdeen IronBirds.
March 11, 2018 LHP Zac Lowther assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
June 30, 2017 LHP Zac Lowther assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds.
June 13, 2017 Baltimore Orioles signed LHP Zac Lowther.
June 13, 2017 LHP Zac Lowther assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
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Zac Lowther Awards and Honors

Zac Lowther  83 P

Zac Lowther
  • Full Name: Zacary William Lowther
  • Born: April 30, 1996
  • Age: 23
  • Birthplace:
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 235
  • Draft: Round CBB (2017, BAL)
  • School: Xavier

2019
♦ Spent the entire season with Double-A Bowie, going 13-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 26 starts.
♦ Named Orioles Organization All-Star by MiLB.com for the second straight season.
♦ Earned Eastern League Midseason and Postseason All-Star selections.
♦ Honored as a Double-A All-Star by Baseball America.
♦ Ranked among Orioles minor leaguers in wins (1st, 13), strikeouts (1st, 154), starts (1st, 26), innings (1st, 148.0), average against (2nd, .197) and ERA (3rd, 2.55).
♦ Ranked among Eastern League leaders in wins (1st, 13), strikeouts (1st, 154), starts (T-1st, 26), ERA (2nd, 2.55), innings (4th, 148.0), average (4th, .197) and WHIP (7th, 1.11). 
♦ His 13 victories tied for 5th in all of Minor League Baseball. 
♦ Registered 154 strikeouts, the most by an Orioles minor leaguer since Tyler Wilson struck out 157 opponents in 2014. Was the highest strikeout total in the Eastern League since 2013.
♦ Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of 5/11 - 5/18. 
♦ Went 3-1 with a 0.60 ERA (2 ER, 30.0 IP) over five starts in May, registering 29 strikeouts and just 21 hits allowed while holding Eastern League batters to a .198 average. Did not allow a run in four of his five starts that month. 
♦ Recorded a season-high 10 strikeouts, 8/6 at Trenton.
♦ Allowed three earned runs or less in 23 of his 26 starts. 
♦ Picked up a victory in four consecutive starts, 6/8 - 6/25. Won seven of eight decisions over an eight-start span, 6/8 - 7/19. 
♦ Held right-handers to a .194 average, while left-handers batted just .203 against him. 
♦ Went 7-4 with a 1.91 ERA (19 ER, 89.2 IP) in 15 road starts. 
♦ Earned a playoff win at Harrisburg on 9/6, allowing one run over 6.1 innings. 


2018
♦ Split the year between Class-A Delmarva and Class-A Frederick, going 8-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 23 games (22 starts) between the two clubs. 
♦ Named Orioles Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year (along with LHP Keegan Akin).
♦ Named MLBPipeline.com's Orioles Pitching Prospect of the Year.
♦ Named the left-handed starting pitcher on MiLB.com's Orioles Organizational All-Star Team.
♦ Led Orioles farmhands in strikeouts (151) and ERA (2.18). 
♦ Ranked among qualifying Minor League Baseball leaders in WHIP (7th, 0.98), ERA (11th, 2.18) and opponent's average (11th, .195)
♦ Opened the season with Delmarva, where he went 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA in six starts for the Shorebirds. He held South Atlantic League batters to a .115 average (12 hits in 31.0 IP), with left-handed batters hitting just .037 (1-27) against him. 
♦ Registered 51 strikeouts in 31.0 innings with Delmarva, including a career-high 13 strikeouts in his season debut on 4/9 vs. Hickory. He also recorded double-digit strikeouts on 4/22 vs. Lakewood (11) and 5/23 at Hickory (10). 
♦ Promoted to Frederick on 5/30 and made his final 17 appearances (16 starts) with the Keys, going 5-3 with a 2.53 ERA. 
♦ Went 3-0 with a 0.71 ERA (2 ER, 25.1 IP) over his first five starts with the Keys.
♦ Finished 19.1 innings shy of qualifying among Carolina League leaders, where his 2.53 ERA would have led the circuit. 
♦ Limited Carolina League batters to a .220 average, with left-handers hitting .207.
♦ Went 5-1 with a 1.82 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) at night with the Keys.


2017
♦ Appeared in 12 games (11 starts) for Class-A Aberdeen, going 2-2 with a 1.66 ERA. 
♦ Named a New York-Penn League Midseason All-Star.
♦ Limited NYPL batters to a .182 average, with right-handers batting just .166 against him.
♦ Struck out 12 batters over 6.0 no-hit innings, 9/2 at Tri-Cities.

 

PERSONAL
♦ Selected by Baltimore in the 2nd round (#74 overall) of the 2017 draft.
♦ Attended Xavier University, and was the highest-ever Musketeer selected in the draft.
♦ Was an All-BIG EAST First Team selection during his junior season, setting a Xavier single-season strikeout record with 123 punchouts during the 2017 campaign. The 123 strikeouts ranked 12th among Division 1 pitchers. Was also named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament Team in 2017 and was named Preseason All-BIG EAST. 
♦ Was a college roommate for two years with infielder Rylan Bannon, who was acquired by Baltimore from Los Angeles in a 2018 trade that sent IF Manny Machado to the Dodgers. 
♦ Xavier University has produced Hall of Famers Jim Bunning and Frank Robinson.
♦ Led the Cape Cod League with 54 strikeouts during the summer of 2016.
♦ Played for the Cuyahoga Heights (OH) football and baseball teams in high school. Led the Greater Cleveland area with 148 strikeouts and had a 0.55 ERA during his 2013 season.
♦ Was First Team All-Ohio during his senior year, a season that included an 18-strikeout game and an OHSAA Division IV State Runner-Up finish.