Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia. David Nathaniel Lowe (/loU/LOH; born July 7, 1995) is a Texas Rangers first baseman in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was previously with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Texas Rangers selected him with the 34th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft.
He played college baseball for the Texas Longhorns. In 2014, he led the team with 120 hits and 45 walks while playing all over the field including third base, first base, and left field. His.443 average was second on the team behind Mitch Garneau's.450 mark. Lowe was drafted by the Rangers after his junior year.
In 2015, he started 57 games at first base for the Rangers and hit.282 with 26 RBIs. He won the AL Rookie of the Year Award voting ahead of teammate Yu Darvish.
Lowe became a starter for the Rangers in 2016. He finished that season with a.273 average, 38 RBIs, and nine home runs in 116 games. He returned as the starting first baseman in 2017. On April 8, in a game against the Seattle Mariners, he hit his first career grand slam off Charlie Morton. In 2018, he batted.292 with 22 HRs and 99 RBIs while leading the league in walks with 106.
David Brian Cone was born on January 2, 1963, in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a retired professional baseball player best known for his work as a pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB). He presently serves as a color commentator for the New York Yankees on the YES Network.
He played college baseball for the Missouri State Bears. The Chicago Cubs selected him with their first-round pick (seventh overall) in the 1986 MLB draft, but he chose not to sign and instead attended Missouri Southern State College where he played two seasons as a pitcher and one season as a first baseman. In 1989, his last year of college eligibility, he played in 51 games (starting 39) and batted.443 with 15 home runs and 62 RBIs.
Cone signed with the New York Yankees after graduating from college. He made his major league debut on April 17, 1992, at the age of 25. He went 4-3 that season with a 3.86 ERA in 77 innings pitched. He returned to the Yankees in 1993 and 1994, pitching in 30 and 31 games respectively. Cone had a 6-4 record and 3.32 ERA in 1995 before being traded to the San Diego Padres for Mike Stanton. Cone finished the 1996 season with the Padres, going 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts).
Beleskey, Matt Matthew Beleskey (born June 7, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger who is presently on contract with the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Anaheim Ducks and Boston Bruins of the NHL. Prior to turning pro, he played four seasons of major junior hockey with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
He was selected by the Rangers in the second round (44th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Beleskey made his NHL debut against the Montreal Canadiens on October 4, 2010. The following season, on October 11, 2011, he scored his first career NHL goal against Al Montoya of the Buffalo Sabres. In 2012–13, Beleskey established himself as a top-six forward for the Rangers, scoring 26 goals from the left wing position. He won the James Norris Trophy as the league's best non-playoff team.
On July 1, 2013, the Rangers signed Beleskey to a six-year, $36 million contract extension. He began the 2015–16 season as one of the Rangers' top offensive threats, before suffering a knee injury that required surgery. Recovery time forced him to miss the majority of the season.
Taylor Jones, Yuli Gurriel Yulieski Gourriel Castillo (born June 9, 1984), also known as Yuli Gurriel and dubbed "La Pina," is a Cuban professional baseball first baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB since 2011. Before joining the Astros, he played for the Miami Marlins, who acquired him during the 2012 season opener. He made his debut that same day against the San Diego Padres and went hitless in four at-bats.
Gurriel was signed by the Marlins as an international free agent in 2004. He spent three years playing in their minor league system before making his major league debut on April 17, 2011. The Marlins traded Gurriel to the Astros prior to the 2012 season in exchange for Brian Bogusevic.
In 461 games over eight seasons with the Marlins and Astros, Gurriel has hit.282 with 26 home runs and 102 RBIs.
He has won two Golden Spikes Awards from three finalist nods. The first came in 2014 when his teammate Jose Altuve was also nominated. The second came in 2015 when Gurriel was again nominated along with Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.
Gurriel has been praised for his power batting approach which doesn't include a leg kick or swing path. This has made him popular among hitters who want to copy his style of play.
Stanley Frank Musial (/'mju:zi@l,-Z@l/; born Stanislaw Franciszek Musial; November 21, 1920-January 19, 2013), nicknamed Stan the Man, was a baseball outfielder and first baseman in the United States. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 22 years, from 1941 to 1944 and 1946 to 1963, with the St. Louis Cardinals. In between, he played one season for the Chicago Cubs. Musial is considered by many to be the greatest hitter in MLB history.
He made his debut on April 17, 1941, against the Brooklyn Dodgers at Sportsman's Park. Musial had two hits in that game, including a home run. He ended up with a.444 batting average in his rookie season, finishing second in MVP voting to Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees.
In 1942, Musial had another great year, hitting over.400 twice and leading the league in hits three times. His 1,977 total bases were third in the league, only behind Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox and DiMaggio. However, Musial didn't win the MVP Award because of his high batting average; it was teammate Enos Slaughter who won the award after having a great season himself.
In 1943, Musial had his lowest batting average ever (.290), due in part to playing in more than 100 games for the first time in his career. However, he still hit 29 homers and drove in 99 runs.