STONE CRABS: Lowe named player of the year; Boldt, Sullivan named all-stars

By Bryan Levine, SunCoast Sports

The Florida State League announced its postseason honors over the previous two days and a few Charlotte Stone Crabs founds their names featured.

Former Stone Crab Brandon Lowe received the league’s highest honor, being named the player of the year – an impressive feat. Considering he was promoted to Double-A Montgomery on Aug. 2.

“It’s a great honor,” Lowe said in a press release. “There is a ton of talent in the FSL and to be voted the player of the year is an incredible feeling. I have to thank everyone that helped me prepare for the season and thank my teammates for putting me in positions to do so well.”

Lowe’s .311 average, 34 doubles, .403 on-base percentage, .524 slugging percentage and .927 OPS are still good enough for tops in the league. The Tampa Bay Rays’ No. 18 prospect, according to MLBPipeline, is hitting .276 in 19 games with the Biscuits, with eight extra-base hits, 11 RBI and eight runs.

The Florida State League also named outfielder Ryan Boldt and former catcher Brett Sullivan to the postseason all-star team.

Sullivan, who was promoted to Double-A with Lowe, still has a league-best 67 RBI. He’s appeared in 19 games with Montgomery and it hitting .282 with seven RBI.

Boldt has played in 116 games with Charlotte this season, hitting .296 with five homers, 59 RBI. He was also named the No. 24 prospect in the Rays’ organization on the MLBPipeline midseason update.

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