While several Rice Baseball alums are producing at the highest level, others are working their way up the ladder. Here’s the latest on the MiLB Owls.
Jon Duplantier (Dodgers) has made six appearances out of the pen so far this season, dazing with a 1.04 ERA. He’s allowed just one run so far and did not surrender a hit in five of his six outings, the longest of which lasted two innings.
Tristan Gray (Rays) started has gotten off to a slower start through the first 17 games of the 2022 season. He’s hitting .180, a good clip below his lifetime .238 MiLB average, but he has hit four home runs and driven in 11 runs.
Ford Proctor (Rays) has been right by Gray in the Durham Bulls’ lineup with a modest .236 average and a .348 on-base percentage. Both marks are on the lower end of his career MiLB averages.
Matt Canterino (Twins) made the jump from High-A to AA to start the season and has fit right in at the higher level. He’s started four games as an opener, never going longer than three innings while compiling a 2.79 ERA. Opposing batters are hitting .152 against him this season.
Dane Myers (Tigers) is pummeling the baseball through the first few weeks of the year. He’s hit eight extra-base hits in 17 games, helping lead to a .935 slugging percentage. Myers’ .323 average leads the Erie Seawolves by a wide margin. None of his teammates are hitting better than .294.
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Ricky Salinas (Reds) has made four long relief appearances through the young MiLB season, striking out 11 batters in 11.1 innings pitched. He owns a 3.18 ERA, which would be the best mark of his MiLB career.
Trei Cruz (Tigers, High-A) rose from rookie ball to High-A in his first pro season and that’s where he begins his sophomore campaign. Through 15 games he’s hitting .224 with a .764 OPS, a positive step after an inconsistent start at the plate last season. He has drawn 14 walks, pushing up his OPS to .397.
Evan Kravetz (Reds, High-A) jumped through several teams last season but has found a home in Dayton with the Reds’ High-A affiliate to start the season. He’s appeared in four games with one start and has a 4.38 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 12.1 innings pitched.
Addison Moss (Rays, High-A) has gotten off to a masterful start in his third minor league season. He’s appeared in three games so far, not allowing an earned run in 5.0 innings pitched. In addition to a sterling 0.00 ERA, Moss has surrendered just four hits.