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 five appearances with the Dodgers’ AAA affiliate in Oklahoma City this season, racking up 26 strikeouts in 26.1 innings with a 4.10 ERA. That’s his lowest ERA in the minors since 2018 when he spent most of the season at the AA when he was in the Diamondbacks’ organization.
Tristan Gray (Rays) had a red-hot month of May. After starting the season slowly, he slashed .269/.329/.526 last month. He closed the month with hits in 15 of 17 games. For the season, Gray is hitting .193 through 49 games.
Ford Proctor (Rays) has played alongside Gray this season and although he’s primarily served as the team’s catcher, he’s also made appearances at second base, third base and shortstop. He’s fielding at a .970 while behind the plate and hitting .214 when it’s his turn in the batter’s box.
Matt Canterino (Twins) has been superb this season, holding opposing batters to a .142 batting average with a 1.14 WHIP in 11 appearances. His 1.83 ERA is the highest of his career, which speaks to how impressive his first three seasons in the minors has been so far.
Dane Myers (Tigers) spent the month of May shuttling back and forth between AA and AAA, ending up back at the AA level on May 31. He had five at bats while he was up, collecting one hit with two strikeouts. His movement back and forth limited him to five games at AA. He’s averaging .265 with a .778 OPS across all levels this season.
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Ricky Salinas (Reds) worked primarily as a starter in previous seasons, but he’s worked exclusively out of the bullpen this year. He owns a 4.91 ERA over 13 appearances with 31 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched. He hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs in an outing since May 6.
Trei Cruz (Tigers, High-A) spent last season entirely at shortstop but has moved around the diamond this year. He’s had starts at shortstop, second base, third base and designated hitter this season. At the plate, he’s hitting .205 with a .694 OPS.
Evan Kravetz (Reds, High-A) has made 10 appearances this season where he’s been particularly effective at home. He owns a 2.37 ERA in six home games where he’s struck out 28 batters while surrendering just 11 hits. He owns a collective 4.40 ERA on the season as a whole with 42 strikeouts in 28.2 innings pitched.
Addison Moss was released by the Rays on May 24. He was with their High-A affiliated at that time.
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