After a successful campaign at the plate last season, with 22 home runs and 91 RBI, Mike Lowell was rewarded with a three year, $6.5 million dollar contract. He played a vital role in the Marlins 2000 season, one in which they improved from a 64-and-98 record to a 79-and-82 record.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Lowell plays in one of the most talented infields in league. His prowess at the plate is accompanied by a .986 fielding percentage (12 errors in 374 chances), an all-time club record. Interesting piece of trivia. Who was Randy Johnson's 3000th strikeout victim?
Surprisingly, after completing his first full season as a starter in the majors, Lowell is already the all-time home run leader at third base for the Marlins. He's hit 36 home runs in his career.