All-Time MLB Players From Louisiana: J.T. Chargois
There have been a number of individuals from Lafayette, and the Acadiana area, that have played in Major League Baseball over the years.
Obviously, the entire state of Louisiana has produced even more.
As a matter of fact, 246 people born in the state of Louisiana have appeared in a Major League Baseball game, beginning in 1874, with John Peters of New Orleans, who played 11 years, with the likes of the Chicago White Stockings, Milwaukee Grays, Providence Grays, Buffalo Bisons, and Pittsburgh Alleghenys.
All summer, we’ll preview a player from the state of Louisiana that appeared in Major League baseball, starting with players from Lafayette, before spotlighting players from the Acadiana area, and then a few from the state itself.
Yesterday, we spotlighted Eddie Dyer.
Today, we feature J.T. Chargois.
Born in Sulphur in 1990, Chargois, a right-handed pitcher, is currently a member of the Minnesota Twins organization.
After playing his high school baseball at Sulphur High School, and then his college baseball at Rice, Chargois was selected by the Twins in the 2nd round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
Chargois is actually the only person ever born in Morgan City to appear in a Major League Baseball game.
The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Chargois made his MLB debut on June 11, 2016, allowing 3 hits and 5 earned runs in 0.2 innings.
Chargois is very highly thought of however, going 4-1 with a 1.95 ERA. in his minor league career, mostly as a reliever.