The 2023 MLB season is done and Rice baseball played their parts across the league. Here’s how the season went for each of the MLB Owls.
J.T. Chargois – Miami Marlins
Chargois was the only Rice baseball alum to make a postseason appearance this year. He pitched 0.2 innings in the Marlins’ second game of the Wild Card Round, allowing one hit and no runs. In the regular season, he notched a 3.61 ERA in 42.1 innings. His 0.6 home runs allowed per nine innings rate was his lowest mark in that metric since his debut season in 2016.
Tyler Duffey – Chicago Cubs
Duffey spent almost the entirety of the season with the Cubs’ AAA affiliate, making 36 minor league appearances with a 3.70 ERA before getting the call from the big league team on the final day of the 2023 season. In game 162, Duffey tossed two innings, allowing a solo home run, but otherwise fairing well. He struck out three batters.
Tristan Gray – Tampa Bay Rays
Gray wasn’t given a long time with the big league club, but he made every moment of his MLB debut count. Gray failed to reach base in his lone plate appearance in his debut game (Sep. 16 against the Orioles) but delivered a massive go-ahead home run the next day, his only career start thus far before being sent back down to AAA after the game.
You guys. I love baseball.
Called up to make his Major League debut. Making his first major league start.
A postseason berth on the line.
He got his first hit early in game….THEN, in the 8th…Game is tied.
He hits a solo HR to give his team the lead.
So so… pic.twitter.com/LZdSHrzpBB
— Tricia Whitaker (@TriciaWhitaker) September 17, 2023
Lucas Luetge – Atlanta Braves
Luetge signed with the Atlanta Braves this offseason after spending the last two years with the New York Giants. Although he started the year with the big league club, he would be optioned to AAA early in the summer, making a few spot appearances with the Braces in July and mid-September. On the whole, he totaled 12 big league outings this season with a 1-0 record and a 7.24 ERA.
Dane Myers – Miami Marlins
Myers had a tremendous debut in the big leagues this season. On July 4, his first-ever MLB game, he went 2-for-3 with an RBI, the start of a terrific 10-game explosion. In his first 10 appearances, Myers slashed .444/.460/.583 with eight RBI and three extra-base hits. His offensive explosion would come down to earth later on, but he still finished the year with a potent .269 average through 22 games played.
Dane Myers adds his 2nd hit in his MLB debut
Dane's accomplishments today:
-First Multi-Hit game
-First Run scored
Its DANE TIME in Miami pic.twitter.com/cRlOVWIDHk
— Daniel (@Drodyyy) July 4, 2023
Glenn Otto – Texas Rangers / San Diego Padres
Otto spent the first few months of the regular season working to return from injury, finally making his 2023 debut on June 30 against the Astros, the first of three separate appearances against Houston in his six outings with Texas this season. Following a two-inning relief appearance on September 4, Otto was designated for assignment and claimed off waivers by the San Deigo Padres.
Anthony Rendon – Los Angeles Angels
On July 4, Rendon fouled a ball off his shin. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, that would end his season. Rendon’s unfortunate injury luck limited him to just 43 games this season. Rendon had some productive outings when healthy, but finished the season with a .236 average and 22 RBI, hindered by his limited playing time.
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