Rays' top pick Lowe signed to $2.6 million deal

Rays' top pick Lowe signed to $2.6 million deal

The Rays signed their 2016 No. 1 Draft pick, Joshua Lowe, for $2.6 million, according to MLB.com insider Jim Callis. He will report to the Rookie-level GCL Rays. That figure is below the slot value of $3,098,900 for the No. 13 overall pick.

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The Gatorade Player of the Year in Georgia, Lowe, a third baseman from Pope High School, led his team to the Georgia 6A championship game. The 18-year-old had committed to play for Florida State, but instead opted to sign with the Rays.

Lowe, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound left-handed hitter, has raw power and plus speed. He is also capable of playing center field.

Lowe's brother, Nathaniel, drafted by the Rays in the 13th round, is also expected to sign with the team.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com.. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.