The 2022 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.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels
Rendon had a relatively quiet week from the plate, collecting just three hits despite his team going 5-1 over their last six games He contributed five RBI to the cause, most notably this home run to contribute to their May 10, no-hitter.
What was so special about one more long ball in a blowout victory? It was Rendon’s first and only at bat as a left-hander at the professional level. He’s literally batting 1.000 from that side of the plate for his career. Not bad.
Anthony Rendon's first career left-handed at-bat… is a HOMER 🤯
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 11, 2022
Through May 11 Rendon is hitting .206 with nine extra-base hits, 16 walks and 23 strikeouts. His OPS is .687 and he’s collected 16 RBI.
J.T. Chargois – Tampa Bay Rays
Chargois reportedly had “a really encouraging day” in his rehab process this week and could start throwing off a mound this week. He’s been on the injury list since he suffered an oblique injury in the first week of the season.
Through May 11, Chargois has a 0.00 ERA with a 0.000 WHIP. He’s averaging 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Tyler Duffey – Minnesota Twins
Duffey has really started to settle into his setup role over the last several weeks. He’s now allowed one hit or fewer in six of his last seven outings, including a pair of one-hit, no-run appearances this week in which he earned his third and fourth holds of the year, respectively. He’s drop his EARA by more than five points since April 19.
Through May 11, Duffey has a 3.86 ERA with a 1.114 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Lucas Luetge – New York Yankees
Luetge wasn’t called upon this week out of the Yankees’ bullpen. It’s the first time hasn’t made an appearance through a full week so far this year.
Through May 11, Luetge has a 4.15 ERA with a 1.500 WHIP. He’s averaging 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
Glenn Otto – Texas Rangers
Otto made his third start of the season on May 8, going five innings in what would become a Rangers victory. He was not credited with a decision but allowed just two earned runs on two hits while striking out two.
Through May 11, Otto has a 3.14 ERA with a .977 WHIP. He’s averaging 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings.