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 looked sharp in the first two outings of his major league career. The latter pair have been more challenging for the young hurler. On Thursday night the Astros torched him for seven runs in 3.1 innings, handing him his second loss in as many starts.
Through September 18, Otto has a 9.37 ERA with a 1.653 WHIP. He’s averaging 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Brock Holt – Texas Rangers
Holt made his return to the lineup this week after almost a month on the injured list. He tripled in his first game back against the Astros on Wednesday and added a single in the following game.
Through September 18, Holt is hitting .207 with 15 extra-base hits, 22 walks and 44 strikeouts. His OPS is .582 and he’s collected 19 RBI.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey appeared in three games this week, working scoreless innings in the bookend performances and getting roughed up for three runs in a two-inning outing against the Yankees in between. He finished with five strikeouts and one hit allowed in three games.
Through September 18, Duffey has a 3.58 ERA with a 1.337 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge was used once this week, throwing a scoreless ninth inning in a blowout win for the Yankees over the Indians. He had one strikeout and allowed no hits.
Through September 18, Luetge has a 2.79 ERA with a 1.123 WHIP. He’s averaging 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
J.T. Chargois – Tampa Bay Rays
Chargois was the most heavily utilized former Rice baseball alum this week, making four relief appearances. He earned one hold, striking out six of the 14 batters he faced while allowing just one run. Since being acquired by the Rays at the trade deadline, Chargois owns a 1.80 ERA.
Through September 18, Chargois has a 2.52 ERA with a 1.020 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
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