The Maryland baseball team’s season came to an abrupt end on Saturday.
Now it appears that second baseman Brandon Lowe suffered a broken fibula in the game, according to a report.
Lowe suffered the injury while rounding first base in Saturday’s season-ending Super Regional contest. Before his injury, the redshirt sophomore was pegged by many to go anywhere between the fifth and seventh round.
Lowe had hit a lead-off single into center field when the injury occurred. When you watch the replay, it’s pretty clear that he is in significant pain as he limps his way back to the first base bag.
Sophomore Patrick Hisle replaced Lowe following the awkward play.
Since Lowe has spent three years in college (missed his freshman year with a knee injury), he is eligible for the MLB Draft. The 2015 edition will take place on Monday evening.
Baseball America released their top 500 prospects last week and Lowe came in at No. 98 on the list. He was the second-highest rated Maryland player on the list.
In 2015, Lowe hit .331 with nine home runs (second on the team) and 53 RBIs (tied for first on the team). He also had a .964 field percentage at second base.
With the injury, Lowe’s draft stock will likely go down. It wouldn’t be a huge shock to see Lowe return to College Park for his junior season.
Depending on how many players return in 2016, the Terps could be the favorite in the Big Ten. Pitcher Alex Robinson, center fielder LaMonte Wade, and closer Kevin Mooney are some of the other Maryland players that could be drafted on Monday.
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