The 2021 MLB season is underway and Rice baseball alums are busy on the mound and at the plate. Here’s the latest from the MLB Owls from this week.
Glen Otto – Texas Rangers
Otto was handed his first big league loss this week, allowing eight runs on eight hits in 3.1 innings against the Oakland A’s. The tough outing inflated his ERA from below 2.00 to 6.92. He struck out five.
Through September 11, Otto has a 6.92 ERA with a 1.231 WHIP. He’s averaging 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
Brock Holt – Texas Rangers
Holt is scheduled to begin a rehab stint at AAA Round Rock on Sunday. He’s been on the COVID-19/Injured List since August 23.
Through September 11, Holt is hitting .208 with 14 extra-base hits, 22 walks and 40 strikeouts. His OPS is .580 and he’s collected 19 RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
This was one of Duffey’s busiest weeks of the 2021 season. He appeared in four games, recording one save, one hold and a win. He allowed just one hit over 4.0 innings pitched with four strikeouts, allowing no walks and no runs.
Through September 11, Duffey has a 3.27 ERA with a 1.357 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge appeared in three games this week, working across multiple innings on two separate occasions. He allowed three hits, struck out three batters and walked three, but was charged with just one run in 3.2 innings of work.
Through September 11, Luetge has a 2.84 ERA with a 1.140 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Tampa Bay Rays
Chargois also saw three appearances this week, but struggled in his latter two outings. He was charged with a blown save against the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing a go-ahead home run to Hunter Renfroe.
Through September 11, Chargois has a 2.54 ERA with a 1.065 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings.