Owls In The Majors / 2018

J.T. Chargois at Rice U

J.T. Chargois

Rice 2010-2012
Minnesota Twins
Los Angeles Dodgers
Chargois' MLB bio
Chargois was on the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career after he was claimed by the Dodgers prior to Spring Training.  He made his MLB debut on June 11, 2016, joining his former Rice teammate Tyler Duffey on the Twins. A second round pick of the Twins in 2012, he was a two-way player for the Owls and earned All-Conference USA honors as a junior after posting a 4-1 record with a 2.15 ERA and eight saves in 37.2 total innings..
J.T. Chargois w/Dodgers

Tony Cingrani at Rice U

Tony Cingrani

Rice 2010-2011
Cincinnati Reds
Los Angeles Dodgers
Cingrani's MLB bio
Cingrani was on 2018 Opening Day roster with the defending NL Champion Dodgers, his seventh big league season. He was traded to the Dodgers at the end of July and went on to appear in seven postseason games, allowing just one run over 5.0 innings (1.80 ERA). He made three appearances against Houston in the World Series, including a pair of games at Minute Maid Park. A third round pick of the Reds in 2011, he made his MLB debut with the team in 2012. In 2011 the 6-foot-5 southpaw tied the Rice school record of 12 saves in a single season that was set by David Aardsma in the national championship season of 2003.
Cingrani w/Dodgers


Tyler Duffey

Rice 2010-2012
Minnesota Twins
Duffey's MLB bio
Duffey was on the Twins Opening Day roster for the first time in his career in 2017 after earning call-ups in each of the two previous seasons, and went on to appear in a career-high 56 games coming out of the bullpen. He made 26 starts in 2016, finishing with a 9-12 record. He made his MLB debut with the club in August of 2015. A fifth round draft pick (160th player overall) by the Twins in 2012, Duffey was 5-1 in 10 MLB starts in his initial stint in the majors. The Houston native and former Bellaire High School star had seven saves with a 1.93 ERA in 51.1 innings in his final season at Rice in 2012. He was named the C-USA Tournament's Most Valuable Player in the Owls' run to the tourney crown that year.

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Brock Holt Rice

Brock Holt

Rice 2009
Pittsburgh Pirates
Boston Red Sox
Holt's MLB bio
Holt was on the Red Sox opening day roster for the fifth consecutive season in 2018. He started in left field for Boston on Opening Day 2016 after being named to the American League All-Star team for the Red Sox in 2015. A ninth round pick of Pittsburgh in 2009, Holt made his MLB debut in 2012 with the Pirates. The Stephenville, Texas, native hit .348 as the Rice leadoff batter who also finished second on the 2009 Owls squad with 12 home runs.
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Anthony Rendon

Rice 2009-2011
Washington Nationals
Rendon's MLB bio
Rendon was on the Opening Day roster for the fifth consecutive year with Washington. He made headlines in early May of 2017 in a game vs. the Mets when he was 6x6 with three home runs and 10 RBI. A first round pick of the Nationals in 2011, and the sixth player selected overall, Rendon made his MLB debut with the club in 2013. In his sophomore season at Rice in 2010, the Houston native was named the recipient of the Howser Trophy as the National Collegiate Player of the Year.
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