Detroit Tigers 2016 Review: Mark Lowe
2016 Stats of Note
Lowe didn’t have the best 2016 season in Detroit.
His run prevention numbers ballooned across the board. His ERA (7.11), FIP (5.66), xFIP (4.76) and SIERA (4.07) all left much to be desired.
While the ex-Mariner’s SIERA number suggests he’s a better pitcher than his 7.11 ERA indicated, it is still too high of a number for a player Detroit is investing over $10 million in to pitch out of the bullpen.
The reliever was hit particularly hard by American League Central opposition. Cleveland collected six hits, four runs and three home runs off Lowe in six innings, while the White Sox totaled seven hits of their own, plus five earned runs, five walks and a pair of home runs in six frames.
Pitching against Kansas City was particularly unkind to Lowe. OF the 30 Royals the veteran faced in five innings, 15 reached base. In addition to being tagged for 12 hits and three walks, Lowe also allowed nine runs while only striking out one batter.
Comerica Park Numbers
Despite holding batters to a .232 batting average in 25.1 innings pitched at Comerica Park, Lowe still posted a 5.68 ERA at the stadium. This was mainly due to him handing out 10 free passes and allowing six home runs over the same span.