Christian Salazar
Home Town:Houston, TX
Last School:Rice University


Christian Salazar

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What is your major: Sport Management because Rice University has the #1 sport management program in the nation.

Who is your baseball hero? Jose Altuve because he plays on my favourite team and had all the odds stacked against him.

Your favourite Major League Team: The Houston Astros

Why are you playing baseball and not some other sport? Baseball was the first sport I started playing and fell in love with the game right away. I also like football, but baseball is my sport

What drew you to the school you are attending: Great academics and great baseball legacy.

Honors at Rice
C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, 2023
2023: Played in 30 games and made 17 starts in his freshman year … Made eight starts in left, five in center, and four in right … Came into games six times as a pinch runner and four times each as a defensive replacement and pinch hitter … Came around to score three times as a pinch runner … Made his starting debut vs. Sam Houston on 2/28 and was hitless in his first 13 at-bats before collecting a pair of hits vs. Texas A&M at the Shriners Classic and followed that up with a pair of doubles for his first career extra-base hits vs. TCU the next game at Minute Maid Park … Slugged his first career home run vs. DBU on 4/29.

Prior to Rice: All District 16-6A selection as a senior for coach Corey Cephus, hitting better than.400 in district games and finished the year with a .340 career average, .945 OPS and .481 on-base percentage while driving in 23 runs… Mustangs ended the season 22-13 and reached the second round of the 6A state playoffs.