The 2023 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.
New MLB Owls
The 2023 MLB Draft was held this week with three current Rice baseball players selected, all pitchers. Just one year removed from his transition from catcher to pitcher, Justin Long was selected by the Braves in the seventh round, 219th overall.
The Diamondbacks picked the other two Owls drafted this year. Hayden Durke was selected in the 13th round, 385th overall. Matthew Linskey went a few rounds later in the 16th round, 475th overall.
Dane Myers – Miami Marlins
Myers has been nothing short of phenomenal since getting his promotion to the big leagues in early July. Through six career games, he’s dazzled with his bat and some nifty base running, making five starts for the Marlins, all in center field. He’s recorded at least one RBI in five of his six appearances so far and is hitting a ridiculous .625 against left-handed pitching.
Dane Myers is an absolute GAMER. pic.twitter.com/ExPz1OByg9
— takes (@TakesWereMade_) July 9, 2023
First deep dive for our fish, Dane. pic.twitter.com/AUVXkoD6xa
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) July 9, 2023
Through the All-Star Break, Myers is hitting .409 with two extra-base hits, no walks and six strikeouts. His OPS is 1.000 and he’s collected six RBI.
J.T. Chargois – Miami Marlins
Chargois made two appearances in the week leading up to the All-Star Break, the first coming on July 5 when he worked through a turbulent fifth inning against the Cardinals, walking two, but recording a pair of strikeouts to prevent any runs from being charged to his ledger. His second outing was much smoother, escaping the seventh inning against the Phillies with an inning-ending double play on just his second pitch.
Through the All-Star Break, Chargois has a 3.27 ERA with a 1.136 WHIP. He’s averaging 7.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Glenn Otto – Texas Rangers
Otto made his third appearance of this season, this week, all of which have come in relief. He worked the sixth and seventh innings against the Nationals on Friday, earning his first official hold of the year. He allowed one run via a solo home, but otherwise turned in a crisp six outs, four by way of the strikeout.
Through the All-Star Break, Otto has a 7.11 ERA with a 1.105 WHIP. He’s averaging 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels
Redone left a game last week with a bruised shin after fouling a ball off his leg but wasn’t placed on the injured list. There’s some optimism he returns to the lineup shortly after the conclusion of the All-Star Break.
Through the All-Star Break, Rendon is hitting .236 with eight extra-base hits, 25 walks and 27 strikeouts. His OPS is .678 and he’s collected 22 RBI.
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