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This site was updated on June 4, and this is what I had to say at that time:

Astros 2
Angels 1

"Four Game Road Sweep." It wants to glide off the tongue, but the phrase somehow gets stuck. My mouth is pretty clearly not used to forming the words.

The Tigers just laid the FGRS on us a couple weeks ago, but we hadn't pulled one off since August 26th of 2010, when Dandy Wandy Rodriguez put the Phillies our of their misery.

The Astros and the Angels played 36 innings this past wraparound, and the Halos led at the end of only four of them.

I'm overjoyed for the Astros, but this really, really makes the Angels look bad. Scioscia's seat is now hot, if it hadn't been already.

Both teams had four errors in the series, but I'll be damned if it wasn't the Angels looking bush two times for the Astros' every one.

Bedard has a 2.79 ERA over his last six starts.

Carter's at-bats can be cringe-worthy, but man, when it works, when he connects, it's beautiful. Understand I'm not being hyperbolic or inexact when I say this. What I don't mean to say is that I like the result, the run or runs on the board, though I certainly do. My precise meaning if you can indulge is that the physical action he takes, and then the transference of energy to the ball, is beautiful from the aesthetic standpoint. His swing long slow and graceful describing 270 degress of arc about him and then the struck ball just sails and sails in an elegant catenary that finds its endpoint in the stands.

Or sometimes in the bullpen. It looks like he's swinging at 10 miles an hour--how is it that so much kineticism is given unto the ball?

With the Astros' victory and the Marlins' loss to the Phillies, Houston is now five up on the Marlins, and unless the Astros collapse from these oh-so-giddy heights (which is possible I have to suppose) and the Marlins go on another roll at least twice the length of their recent three-game sweep of the Mets (very unlikely I think), no-one should be confusing the Astros with the worst team in the majors anytime soon.

Which is always a good thing.

In fact, with the Brewers' loss, the Astros move up from 29th into a tie with Milwaukee for 28th, at least in the wins column.

If we can take down Baltimore Tuesday, and if the New York NL franchise co-operates, we could find ourselves tied with the Mets in that same column tomorrow.

That is all.


The Cards
(April 9)

Bought a counterfeit from venezuelancards on ebay:

This was supposed to have been a 1972 Topps Venezuelan Stamp, but was more likely made in someone's garage in Maracaibo during the '90's. The stamp's sharp, bleached white borders and heavily serifed font at the bottom, in Jimmy's name, are both indicators. And you can't tell from the scan, but the card has a shine or gloss to it, that just doesn't gibe with something supposedly 40 years old. Other fora on the web argue about whether the seller on ebay, evidently named Gilberto, knows that he's selling fakes or not. But to me it doesn't matter. It was his responsibility to find out before he started taking money for them.

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CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
26 Fernando Abad Cards
Pitcher
 
Lefthander from La Romana spent four years in the Domincan Summer League, then made his debut with Rookie Greeneville in 2007, where he led the team in strikeouts and finished third on the club in WHIP. In '08 he pitched relief at Lexington, and had one of the best BB/9IP rates on the club. 79 strikeouts and 8 walks in 82-2/3 innings at High A Lancaster in 2009. Split 2010 between AA Corpus, AAA Round Rock, and Houston, where he was 0 - 1 with 2.84 in 22 games. 2011 and 2012 were spent travelling between Oklahoma City and Houston; his major league stats were terrible, but he was pretty good in 13 games at OKC in '12, striking out a batter an inning and posting a 3.90 ERA that was to team median
Lancaster JetHawks logo
9 Reggie Abercrombie Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -Speedy outfielder who swings hard--and wildly--was one of the final Spring Training cuts, and began 2008 at AAA Round Rock. Got a one-month callup when the Astros released Jose Cruz, Jr. in June, but was back in AAA by the All-Star break. Struck out 159 times in 134 games for the '09 Round Rock Express.
1 Alan Abreu Card Pitcher
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -2011 righthanded NDFA out of Miami--who had never pitched at any level prior to his signing, not even in Little League--went 1 - 2 with a 2.70 at Gulf Coast in 2012, with only 8K's in 14 innings despite his 95-mph fastball. Pitched only two innings for Greeneville in 2013
129
 
BOB ABREU Cards
Outfielder
 
Hit an amazing 70 triples in his 7-year career as an Astros farmhand, before being lost in the D-Back/D-Ray expansion draft. Click here for a cool tobacco card replica
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
6 Erick Abreu Cards Pitcher
Minor league free agent formerly in the Yankees organization pitched at Salem in 2008, and was 3 - 0 with a 2.06 at Corpus in '09. Repeated at CC in 2010, and was 4 - 5 with a 3.34. Pitching in the Texas League again for 2011, Abreu led the Hooks in K/BB at 4.11. Led Corpus in wins with 10 in 2012, while making three spot starts for the Hooks Salem Avalanche logo
9 Juan Abreu Cards
Pitcher
 
Righthander with an exaggerated motion and a 96-mph fastball was acquired with others from the Braves in July of 2011 in exchange for Michael Bourn. Subsequently pitched in seven games at AAA Oklahoma, posting an ERA of 1.86. Threw in seven more games for Houston, posting a 2.70 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Assigned to Oklahoma for 2012, he was 2 - 3 with a 7.09 for the Redhawks when he was waived August 10
Salem Avalanche logo
22 Anthony Acevedo CardsOutfield
Michigan BattleCats logoSolid .295 first year with the 2000 Martinsville club got him a promotion to Michigan for 2001--then hit .302 for Lexington in 2002, earning a shot with Round Rock in 2003, where he continued to do well, hitting .283 with 11 homers. Played only ten games in 2004 due to knee surgery, and unable to return, he announced his retirement in the summer of 2005
5 Freddy Acevedo Cards Outfield
The Acevedo at Martinsville for 2001 repeated for 2002 and hit .284, and got the chance at Lexington for 2003, where he was named the organization's Defensive Player of the Month for June
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2 Larry Acker Cards Pitcher
Lefthander led the 1984 Columbus Astros in Wins and Innings Pitched, then led the 1985 Tucson Toros in Losses Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2 José Acosta Cards Catcher
Dominican Summer League Product debuted stateside in 2003 with Martinsville
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
21 Manny Acta CardsInfield/Manager
Kissimmee Cobras logoLight-hitting infielder makes good as coach and manager; after never hitting higher than .268 in seven minor league seasons, Acta has now climbed the professional ladder such that he is managing in the major leagues. In 1999, he led the Kissimmee Cobras to the only Florida State League championship an Astros affiliate ever won.
3 Colt Adams Cards Pitcher
Righthander was an 18th round pick in the June 2006 draft, but had trouble converting his 91 mph fastball into success at the lower levels through 2007. After pitching in only 7 games, placed on the DL in May of '08, and never came back.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
4 Jason Adams Cards Infield
1995 Second-Team All-American at Wichita State began at Auburn in '95 and topped out at Kissimmee three years later 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Ricky Adams Card Infield
Hit .215 in three major league seasons with the Angels and the Giants
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
4 Dan Adamson Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo20th round pick of the Astros in the June 2010 draft led the NYPL champion Tri-City ValleyCats in homers and triples that summer. Led the 2011 Lexington Legends in hitting
1 Tony Adler Card Pitcher
1 - 0 with a 1.59 in 10 games for the 2004 inaugural Greeneville Astros
Greeneville Astros logo
2 Dave Adlesh Cards
Catcher
 
Set a minor-league record for catchers in 1964 with the AA San Antonio Bullets by catching an incredible 130 straight games. Caught Wilson's no -hitter 6/18/67 Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Buck Afenir Card Catcher
Tri City ValleyCats logoNephew of Troy Afenir was originally drafted by the Yankees but released in the Spring of 2010. Signed by the Astros in June, Afenir was the backup catcher on the Tri-City ValleyCats' NYPL championship team that summer
6 Troy Afenir Cards
Catcher
 
Tri City ValleyCats logo1983 first round pick went for six for twenty in ten games as a September call-up to the 'Stros in 1987. He didn't surface again in the bigs for three years--playing in 35 games, hitting .153, with the A's and Reds between '90 and '92
26 Fernando Abad Cards
Pitcher
 
Lefthander from La Romana spent four years in the Domincan Summer League, then made his debut with Rookie Greeneville in 2007, where he led the team in strikeouts and finished third on the club in WHIP. In '08 he pitched relief at Lexington, and had one of the best BB/9IP rates on the club. 79 strikeouts and 8 walks in 82-2/3 innings at High A Lancaster in 2009. Split 2010 between AA Corpus, AAA Round Rock, and Houston, where he was 0 - 1 with 2.84 in 22 games. 2011 and 2012 were spent travelling between Oklahoma City and Houston; his major league stats were terrible, but he was pretty good in 13 games at OKC in '12, striking out a batter an inning and posting a 3.90 ERA that was to team median
Lancaster JetHawks logo
9 Reggie Abercrombie Cards
Outfield
 
Speedy outfielder who swings hard--and wildly--was one of the final Spring Training cuts, and began 2008 at AAA Round Rock. Got a one-month callup when the Astros released Jose Cruz, Jr. in June, but was back in AAA by the All-Star break. Struck out 159 times in 134 games for the '09 Round Rock Express. Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Alan Abreu Card Pitcher
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -2011 righthanded NDFA out of Miami--who had never pitched at any level prior to his signing, not even in Little League--went 1 - 2 with a 2.70 at Gulf Coast in 2012, with only 8K's in 14 innings despite his 95-mph fastball. Pitched only two innings for Greeneville in 2013
129
 
BOB ABREU Cards
Outfielder
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -Hit an amazing 70 triples in his 7-year career as an Astros farmhand, before being lost in the D-Back/D-Ray expansion draft. Click here for a cool tobacco card replica
6 Erick Abreu Cards Pitcher
Minor league free agent formerly in the Yankees organization pitched at Salem in 2008, and was 3 - 0 with a 2.06 at Corpus in '09. Repeated at CC in 2010, and was 4 - 5 with a 3.34. Pitching in the Texas League again for 2011, Abreu led the Hooks in K/BB at 4.11. Led Corpus in wins with 10 in 2012, while making three spot starts for the Hooks
Salem Avalanche logo
9 Juan Abreu Cards
Pitcher
 
Righthander with an exaggerated motion and a 96-mph fastball was acquired with others from the Braves in July of 2011 in exchange for Michael Bourn. Subsequently pitched in seven games at AAA Oklahoma, posting an ERA of 1.86. Threw in seven more games for Houston, posting a 2.70 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Assigned to Oklahoma for 2012, he was 2 - 3 with a 7.09 for the Redhawks when he was waived August 10
Salem Avalanche logo
22 Anthony Acevedo CardsOutfield
Michigan BattleCats logoSolid .295 first year with the 2000 Martinsville club got him a promotion to Michigan for 2001--then hit .302 for Lexington in 2002, earning a shot with Round Rock in 2003, where he continued to do well, hitting .283 with 11 homers. Played only ten games in 2004 due to knee surgery, and unable to return, he announced his retirement in the summer of 2005
5 Freddy Acevedo Cards Outfield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logoThe Acevedo at Martinsville for 2001 repeated for 2002 and hit .284, and got the chance at Lexington for 2003, where he was named the organization's Defensive Player of the Month for June
2 Larry Acker Cards Pitcher
Lefthander led the 1984 Columbus Astros in Wins and Innings Pitched, then led the 1985 Tucson Toros in Losses
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2 José Acosta Cards Catcher
Dominican Summer League Product debuted stateside in 2003 with Martinsville
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
21 Manny Acta CardsInfield/Manager
Kissimmee Cobras logoLight-hitting infielder makes good as coach and manager; after never hitting higher than .268 in seven minor league seasons, Acta has now climbed the professional ladder such that he is managing in the major leagues. In 1999, he led the Kissimmee Cobras to the only Florida State League championship an Astros affiliate ever won.
3 Colt Adams Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logoRighthander was an 18th round pick in the June 2006 draft, but had trouble converting his 91 mph fastball into success at the lower levels through 2007. After pitching in only 7 games, placed on the DL in May of '08, and never came back.
4 Jason Adams Cards Infield
1995 Second-Team All-American at Wichita State began at Auburn in '95 and topped out at Kissimmee three years later
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Ricky Adams Card Infield
Hit .215 in three major league seasons with the Angels and the Giants
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
4 Dan Adamson Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo20th round pick of the Astros in the June 2010 draft led the NYPL champion Tri-City ValleyCats in homers and triples that summer. Led the 2011 Lexington Legends in hitting
1 Tony Adler Card Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo1 - 0 with a 1.59 in 10 games for the 2004 inaugural Greeneville Astros
2 Dave Adlesh Cards
Catcher
 
Set a minor-league record for catchers in 1964 with the AA San Antonio Bullets by catching an incredible 130 straight games. Caught Wilson's no -hitter 6/18/67
Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Buck Afenir Card Catcher
Nephew of Troy Afenir was originally drafted by the Yankees but released in the Spring of 2010. Signed by the Astros in June, Afenir was the backup catcher on the Tri-City ValleyCats' NYPL championship team that summer Tri City ValleyCats logo
6 Troy Afenir Cards
Catcher
 
Tri City ValleyCats logo1983 first round pick went for six for twenty in ten games as a September call-up to the 'Stros in 1987. He didn't surface again in the bigs for three years--playing in 35 games, hitting .153, with the A's and Reds between '90 and '92
26 Fernando Abad Cards
Pitcher
 
Lefthander from La Romana spent four years in the Domincan Summer League, then made his debut with Rookie Greeneville in 2007, where he led the team in strikeouts and finished third on the club in WHIP. In '08 he pitched relief at Lexington, and had one of the best BB/9IP rates on the club. 79 strikeouts and 8 walks in 82-2/3 innings at High A Lancaster in 2009. Split 2010 between AA Corpus, AAA Round Rock, and Houston, where he was 0 - 1 with 2.84 in 22 games. 2011 and 2012 were spent travelling between Oklahoma City and Houston; his major league stats were terrible, but he was pretty good in 13 games at OKC in '12, striking out a batter an inning and posting a 3.90 ERA that was to team median
Lancaster JetHawks logo
9 Reggie Abercrombie Cards
Outfield
 
Speedy outfielder who swings hard--and wildly--was one of the final Spring Training cuts, and began 2008 at AAA Round Rock. Got a one-month callup when the Astros released Jose Cruz, Jr. in June, but was back in AAA by the All-Star break. Struck out 159 times in 134 games for the '09 Round Rock Express.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Alan Abreu Card Pitcher
2011 righthanded NDFA out of Miami--who had never pitched at any level prior to his signing, not even in Little League--went 1 - 2 with a 2.70 at Gulf Coast in 2012, with only 8K's in 14 innings despite his 95-mph fastball. Pitched only two innings for Greeneville in 2013 Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
129
 
BOB ABREU Cards
Outfielder
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -Hit an amazing 70 triples in his 7-year career as an Astros farmhand, before being lost in the D-Back/D-Ray expansion draft. Click here for a cool tobacco card replica
6 Erick Abreu Cards Pitcher
Salem Avalanche logoMinor league free agent formerly in the Yankees organization pitched at Salem in 2008, and was 3 - 0 with a 2.06 at Corpus in '09. Repeated at CC in 2010, and was 4 - 5 with a 3.34. Pitching in the Texas League again for 2011, Abreu led the Hooks in K/BB at 4.11. Led Corpus in wins with 10 in 2012, while making three spot starts for the Hooks
9 Juan Abreu Cards
Pitcher
 
Righthander with an exaggerated motion and a 96-mph fastball was acquired with others from the Braves in July of 2011 in exchange for Michael Bourn. Subsequently pitched in seven games at AAA Oklahoma, posting an ERA of 1.86. Threw in seven more games for Houston, posting a 2.70 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Assigned to Oklahoma for 2012, he was 2 - 3 with a 7.09 for the Redhawks when he was waived August 10
Salem Avalanche logo
22 Anthony Acevedo CardsOutfield
Solid .295 first year with the 2000 Martinsville club got him a promotion to Michigan for 2001--then hit .302 for Lexington in 2002, earning a shot with Round Rock in 2003, where he continued to do well, hitting .283 with 11 homers. Played only ten games in 2004 due to knee surgery, and unable to return, he announced his retirement in the summer of 2005 Michigan BattleCats logo
5 Freddy Acevedo Cards Outfield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logoThe Acevedo at Martinsville for 2001 repeated for 2002 and hit .284, and got the chance at Lexington for 2003, where he was named the organization's Defensive Player of the Month for June
2 Larry Acker Cards Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logoLefthander led the 1984 Columbus Astros in Wins and Innings Pitched, then led the 1985 Tucson Toros in Losses
2 José Acosta Cards Catcher
Dominican Summer League Product debuted stateside in 2003 with Martinsville
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
21 Manny Acta CardsInfield/Manager
Light-hitting infielder makes good as coach and manager; after never hitting higher than .268 in seven minor league seasons, Acta has now climbed the professional ladder such that he is managing in the major leagues. In 1999, he led the Kissimmee Cobras to the only Florida State League championship an Astros affiliate ever won. Kissimmee Cobras logo
3 Colt Adams Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logoRighthander was an 18th round pick in the June 2006 draft, but had trouble converting his 91 mph fastball into success at the lower levels through 2007. After pitching in only 7 games, placed on the DL in May of '08, and never came back.
4 Jason Adams Cards Infield
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo 1995 Second-Team All-American at Wichita State began at Auburn in '95 and topped out at Kissimmee three years later
1 Ricky Adams Card Infield
Hit .215 in three major league seasons with the Angels and the Giants
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
4 Dan Adamson Cards Outfield
20th round pick of the Astros in the June 2010 draft led the NYPL champion Tri-City ValleyCats in homers and triples that summer. Led the 2011 Lexington Legends in hitting Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Tony Adler Card Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo1 - 0 with a 1.59 in 10 games for the 2004 inaugural Greeneville Astros
2 Dave Adlesh Cards
Catcher
 
Astros Shooting Star logoSet a minor-league record for catchers in 1964 with the AA San Antonio Bullets by catching an incredible 130 straight games. Caught Wilson's no -hitter 6/18/67
1 Buck Afenir Card Catcher
Nephew of Troy Afenir was originally drafted by the Yankees but released in the Spring of 2010. Signed by the Astros in June, Afenir was the backup catcher on the Tri-City ValleyCats' NYPL championship team that summer
Tri City ValleyCats logo
6 Troy Afenir Cards
Catcher
 
1983 first round pick went for six for twenty in ten games as a September call-up to the 'Stros in 1987. He didn't surface again in the bigs for three years--playing in 35 games, hitting .153, with the A's and Reds between '90 and '92 Tri City ValleyCats logo

It didn't really explode; they just called it that


Ag - Aj
CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
3 Tommy Agee Cards
Outfield
 
We gave up Rich Chiles and Buddy Harris to get him in November of '72; that's the "nothing ventured." We gave him up a bare nine months later to get Dave Campbell; that's the "nothing gained." Only Agee's elegant 73 Topps # 420 keeps the whole thing from being a pointless wash. . . .
39 Juan Agosto Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoOnce described as "rubber-armed"; appears three times on the Astros top ten list for single-season appearances
2 Edwin Aguilar Cards Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logoProduct of Venezuela didn't pitch due to injuries in the two years where he was shown on a card, and didn't get a card the year he pitched for Michigan Pittsfield and Martinsville
3 Tommy Agee Cards
Outfield
 
We gave up Rich Chiles and Buddy Harris to get him in November of '72; that's the "nothing ventured." We gave him up a bare nine months later to get Dave Campbell; that's the "nothing gained." Only Agee's elegant 73 Topps # 420 keeps the whole thing from being a pointless wash. . . .
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
39 Juan Agosto Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Once described as "rubber-armed"; appears three times on the Astros top ten list for single-season appearances Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Edwin Aguilar Cards Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logoProduct of Venezuela didn't pitch due to injuries in the two years where he was shown on a card, and didn't get a card the year he pitched for Michigan Pittsfield and Martinsville
3 Tommy Agee Cards
Outfield
 
We gave up Rich Chiles and Buddy Harris to get him in November of '72; that's the "nothing ventured." We gave him up a bare nine months later to get Dave Campbell; that's the "nothing gained." Only Agee's elegant 73 Topps # 420 keeps the whole thing from being a pointless wash. . . .
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
39 Juan Agosto Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Once described as "rubber-armed"; appears three times on the Astros top ten list for single-season appearances
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Edwin Aguilar Cards Pitcher
Product of Venezuela didn't pitch due to injuries in the two years where he was shown on a card, and didn't get a card the year he pitched for Michigan Pittsfield and Martinsville Martinsville Astros 1999 logo

It didn't really explode; they just called it that


Al - An
CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
12 Ruben Alaniz Cards Pitcher
2009 NDFA led the 2010 Greeneville Astros in strikeouts and tied for the lead in starts. At Lexington in 2011, led Legends starters in WHIP--and hit batsmen. Fourth starter for High A (and Cal League champion) Lancaster in 2012, he had the typical Clear Channel 5.00+ ERA, but led the team in winning percentage and was named the Jethawks' Pitcher of the Month for April. Pitched all of 2013 at AA Corpus, and had a .298 BAA, along with a 9 - 9 record. Capped his season with seven shutout IP in the Texas League championship series. Began 2014 back at Corpus, but endured two injuries and a rehab at Gulf Coast before being suspended 50 Games for a positive test of a drug of abuse on August 30
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
6 Randy Albaladejo Cards Catcher
Never got higher than single A Quad City
Asheville Tourists logo
33 Matt Albers Cards
Pitcher
 
Debuted at Martinsville for the 2002 season, and got better at Tri-City in 2003, going 5 - 4 with a 2.92. A Carolina League Top Prospect for the 2005 season, and a Houston Astro for four games in 2006, including one in which he wore the flowing rainbows. Sixth starter for Houston in 2007, to mixed results before being traded to the Orioles with Luke Scott and a bunch of others for Mitchell Report star Miguel Tejada. Returned to the fold in 2014 and pitched 10 strong innings out of the 'pen before injuring his shoulder and missing the rest of the year. Option declined by the 'Stros shortly after the season ended
Tri City ValleyCats logo
13 Ervin Alcantara Cards Outifeld
2003 Martinsville Astro hit .344 with 18 doubles in 54 games to earn a spot on the Appy League postseason All-Star team. Lexington Legends offensive player of the month in June 2004. Finished second in hits on the 2005 Salem Avalanche, and topped the squad in doubles. Scored 61 times and stole 20 bases for the '06 Avs
Salem Avalanche logo
1 Troy Aleshire Card Catcher
Fifth selection in the June 1985 draft Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
8 Chad Alexander Cards Outfield
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo99 Texas League Top Prospect
21 Don Alexander CardsCoach
Spent seven years (1990 - 1996) as a pitching coach in the low minors for the Astros, then returned to the organization in 2005 to do the same job, again at the Short-A level. Moved to High A Lancaster for 2009 and remained there in '10, graduating to Double A Corpus for 2011. Had the thankless job of Pitching Coach at Lancaster in 2012, but may actually have done some good: team ERA dropped by almost a full run from 2011 and WHIP dropped more than a tenth of a point. Stayed at Lancaster for 2013, and his staff had the fewest Walks in the Cal League, a feat his Jethawk staff in 2014 missed by one BB in 2014
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
7 Jason Alfaro Cards Infield
His rise through the Astros organization landed him at the Dell Diamond for 2001 and 2002, and in Metairie for 2003
Round Rock Express logo
2 José Alfaro Cards Pitcher
'74 at Cedar Rapids and '75 at Dubuque, and as such, twice a teammate of household name Paulo De Leon. Despite the long shadow of DeLeon, Alfaro has a bit of renown himself, in that he pitched a 5 - 0 no-hitter vs. Cedar Rapids while pitching for the Packers in '75.
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
1 Frank Alfieri Card Infield
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logoThird Baseman hit .237 for the 1999 Auburn Doubledays, before moving on to the Frontier League's Canton Crocodiles
3 Carlos Alfonso Cards Coach/Manager
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo Long time minor league manager and coach skippered the 1981 Daytona Beach Astros to a FSL championship, and as a player, was also part of the deal in 1975 that brought the Astros noted space case Joaquin Andujar
6 Karl Allaire Cards Shortstop
Click here for a cool story
Houston Astroslogo
1 Blake Allen Card Pitcher
Rule 5 pick up from the Indians organization in the AA phase of the 2004 draft pitched at Salem and Corpus in 2005, then returned to Whataburger Field for 2006, and won four times while losing twice. Corpus Christi Hooks logo
5 Dave Allen Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logoPitched 10-1/3 innings for the Phillies' NYPL entries in 1987 and 1988 before catching on with the 'Stros, and pitching at Gulf Coast, Auburn and finally at Burlington, where he got 18 starts in 1992
11 Harold Allen Cards Pitcher
Tucson Toros logoLefthander who got as high as AAA Tucson occupied himself as a housepainter in the offseason
3 Gary Allenson Cards Manager
Managed the Nationals in the 97 AA All Star game
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
2 Roberto Alleyne Cards Outfield
.331-.409-.530 at Gulf Coast in 1996; the .291-.344-.461 he put up in his last professional year, in 1999 at Michigan, ,wasn't bad either 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Benjamin Ally Card Pitcher
After playing with Batavia in the Phillies organization in 2001, was signed by the Astros as a NDFA and pitched a year at Martinsville in 2002
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
3 Frank Almonte Cards Left Field
NDFA from the Dominican Republic came stateside with Greeneville in 2008, and was named Appy League Player of the Week on July 14, 2008. Repeated at Greeneville for 2009 and hit .300 vs lefties, but only .231 vs. righthanders. Hit .188 at Tri-City in 2010
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Dave Aloi Cards Pitcher
CLICK HERE to see a good example of an early TCMA minor league card, and read about a very well-pitched game by Mr. Aloi
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
20 JESUS ALOU Cards
Outfield
 
Led off Opening Day in '69 Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
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MOISES ALOU Cards
Outfielder
 
Monster years whenever he played, strikeout avoidance plus power like no-one in franchise history, and by far the club's career leader in batting average--so why didn't the guy capture the love of Houston fans? His departure to the Cubs may have provided a clue.
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
29 JOSÉ ALTUVE Cards
Second Base
 
Venezuelan infielder was named an Appy League postseason All-Star and Greeneville MVP for 2009 after his second season at the Rookie level. Split 2010 between Lexington and High A Lancaster, OPSing .805. OPSed 1.057 at Lancaster and .958 at Corpus before getting called up to the majors July 19. Became the third player after Ken Caminiti and Orlando Miller to record 11 hits in his first 7 games with the 'Stros. Made leap from solid player to great one in 2014, breaking Biggio's tean record for Hits in a season and leading the AL in Hits, Average, and Stolen Bases
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
3 Andrew Alvarado Cards Pitcher
Seventh round pick in 2004 was 4 - 3 with a 3.58 for the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats, then only pitched 9 innings in 2005.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Arnaldo Alvarado Card Infield
1 for 5 with two ribbies in Jose Alfaro's 1975 no-hitter for Dubuque. Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Oscar Alvarado Card Catcher
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo Debuted for Pittsfield in 2001
1 José Alvarez Card Infield
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo 76 Dubuque Packers
1 José Alvarez Card Pitcher
'84 Tucson Toro pitched in 98 games for the Atlanta Braves over four seasons, compiling an 8 - 9 won/loss with a 2.99 ERA. Last pitched for the '95 Richmond Braves, at the age of 39.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
3 Luis Alvarez Cards Catcher
Played 17 games for the Rookie Greeneville Astros in 2009, hitting .271 with a homer. Didn't play due to an injury in 2010, then returned to Greenevile for 2011, where he hit an identical .271 while OPSing .729. Hit .271 at Lexington in 2012, then played at four levels in 2013, Slugging .511
Greeneville Astros logo
2 Wilner Alvarez Cards Outfield
DSL product skipped Martinsville for his first season stateside, instead beginning at Lexington, and may have paid, hitting .215
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
4 Wander Alvino Cards Pitcher
Lexington Legends logoDominican had a 33:7 K/BB ratio at Greeneville in 2008, but also had a 5.79 ERA and a .320 BAA. Promoted to Tri-City for 2009, the ratio was down, but so was the batting average against. Second in games and third in ERA for the 2010 Lexington Legends. 1.62 WHIP at Lancaster in 2011
2 JOE AMALFITANO Cards
Second Base
 
With a name like that, you knew Joey was a wiseguy
Astros Shooting Star logo
3 Adan Amezcua Cards Catcher
Don't call him Adam Kissimmee Cobras logo
2 Ed Andersen Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logoAndersen's career makes me wish the old Appalachian League Covington Astros had gotten a team set or two done
40 Larry Andersen Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoWiseacre best remembered as being TRADED FOR JEFF BAGWELL, but also remember he's still third on the Astros list for career ERA at 2.57. And that's no joke.
1 Drew Anderson Card Second Base
22nd Round pick in the June '07 draft struggled some that summer at Greeneville and was released in May of '08
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Eric Anderson Card Infield
Neither TCMA, who manufactured his 1982 Auburn Astros baseball card, nor I, who chronicle it, have anything to say about Eric Anderson 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 John Anderson Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoReceived with Carl Warwick on May 7, 1962 from the Cardinals for Bobby Shantz, Anderson had a 5.09 ERA for the debut Colt .45's in 10 Games. Later would pitch for AAA Oklahoma City (in 1965 and 1966) and close out his professional career with the Astros' Amarillo affilate in 1967
2 John Anderson Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo Another Anderson whose one-year career was spent at Auburn. John's year was 1994.
36 Josh Anderson Cards
Pitcher
 
2003 New York-Penn League All-Star, 2004 Sally League All-Star pick, and 2006 Texas League All-Star Game MVP made his major league bebut in September of '07, and sizzled, hitting .358 with a .413 OBP in 21 games. Traded to the Braves for the dreadful Oscar Villareal in November of 2007.
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
7 Tom Anderson Cards Pitcher
This Anderson, while starting at Auburn, DID progress, and got as far as High A Osceola, pitching there in '93 and '94, and an All-Star in '93 Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
8 Travis Anderson Cards Pitcher
Owner of two 5.00+ ERA seasons and a 4.40+ season in single A was sent to the Drubs as a player to be named with Mike Nannini to complete the deal that also moved Russ Rohlicek to acquire Flash Gordon.
Michigan BattleCats logo
6 ROB ANDREWS Cards
Second Base
 
Picked up in the Lee May/Enos Cabell deal; Opening Day for Houston in '75, but never thereafter, as Rob quite simply played himself out of a job, or rather DID NOT play himself out of same
Michigan BattleCats logo
2 Jon Andrianoff Cards Infield
Played 94 games at Martinsville Pittsfield and Michigan, but never tripled and never homered
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
20 Joaquin Andujar Cards
Pitcher
 
Flakiest Astro ever? Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
2 Anthony Angel Cards Infield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
4 Don Angotti Cards Catcher/Coach
Houston AstroslogoPlayed in three single A towns in 1991, then coached at AAA Tucson in 1992
19 Willie Ansley CardsOufield
Can't Miss Prospect who did. He and Andujar Cedeno were in the '89 Asheville Tourists ProCards set. Needless to say, the set was once worth a good bit. Only Ansley's appearance in the 1989 South Atlantic All-Star set even slightly redeems.
Asheville Tourists logo
119
 
ERIC ANTHONY Cards
Outfield
 
Huge hype guy who reached the Dome's right field upper deck with one and got a star on a seat for his effort. When the 'Stros finally gave up, they got Mike Hampton for him. Eric then hit the first home run in Jacobs Field history for the M's. Still, it's hard to disagree with Kev and Scott on the dude.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
12 Ruben Alaniz Cards Pitcher
2009 NDFA led the 2010 Greeneville Astros in strikeouts and tied for the lead in starts. At Lexington in 2011, led Legends starters in WHIP--and hit batsmen. Fourth starter for High A (and Cal League champion) Lancaster in 2012, he had the typical Clear Channel 5.00+ ERA, but led the team in winning percentage and was named the Jethawks' Pitcher of the Month for April. Pitched all of 2013 at AA Corpus, and had a .298 BAA, along with a 9 - 9 record. Capped his season with seven shutout IP in the Texas League championship series. Began 2014 back at Corpus, but endured two injuries and a rehab at Gulf Coast before being suspended 50 Games for a positive test of a drug of abuse on August 30
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
6 Randy Albaladejo Cards Catcher
Never got higher than single A Quad City
Asheville Tourists logo
33 Matt Albers Cards
Pitcher
 
Debuted at Martinsville for the 2002 season, and got better at Tri-City in 2003, going 5 - 4 with a 2.92. A Carolina League Top Prospect for the 2005 season, and a Houston Astro for four games in 2006, including one in which he wore the flowing rainbows. Sixth starter for Houston in 2007, to mixed results before being traded to the Orioles with Luke Scott and a bunch of others for Mitchell Report star Miguel Tejada. Returned to the fold in 2014 and pitched 10 strong innings out of the 'pen before injuring his shoulder and missing the rest of the year. Option declined by the 'Stros shortly after the season ended
Tri City ValleyCats logo
13 Ervin Alcantara Cards Outifeld
2003 Martinsville Astro hit .344 with 18 doubles in 54 games to earn a spot on the Appy League postseason All-Star team. Lexington Legends offensive player of the month in June 2004. Finished second in hits on the 2005 Salem Avalanche, and topped the squad in doubles. Scored 61 times and stole 20 bases for the '06 Avs Salem Avalanche logo
1 Troy Aleshire Card Catcher
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoFifth selection in the June 1985 draft
8 Chad Alexander Cards Outfield
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo99 Texas League Top Prospect
21 Don Alexander CardsCoach
Spent seven years (1990 - 1996) as a pitching coach in the low minors for the Astros, then returned to the organization in 2005 to do the same job, again at the Short-A level. Moved to High A Lancaster for 2009 and remained there in '10, graduating to Double A Corpus for 2011. Had the thankless job of Pitching Coach at Lancaster in 2012, but may actually have done some good: team ERA dropped by almost a full run from 2011 and WHIP dropped more than a tenth of a point. Stayed at Lancaster for 2013, and his staff had the fewest Walks in the Cal League, a feat his Jethawk staff in 2014 missed by one BB in 2014
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
7 Jason Alfaro Cards Infield
His rise through the Astros organization landed him at the Dell Diamond for 2001 and 2002, and in Metairie for 2003
Round Rock Express logo
2 José Alfaro Cards Pitcher
'74 at Cedar Rapids and '75 at Dubuque, and as such, twice a teammate of household name Paulo De Leon. Despite the long shadow of DeLeon, Alfaro has a bit of renown himself, in that he pitched a 5 - 0 no-hitter vs. Cedar Rapids while pitching for the Packers in '75.
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
1 Frank Alfieri Card Infield
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logoThird Baseman hit .237 for the 1999 Auburn Doubledays, before moving on to the Frontier League's Canton Crocodiles
3 Carlos Alfonso Cards Coach/Manager
Long time minor league manager and coach skippered the 1981 Daytona Beach Astros to a FSL championship, and as a player, was also part of the deal in 1975 that brought the Astros noted space case Joaquin Andujar
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
6 Karl Allaire Cards Shortstop
Click here for a cool story Houston Astroslogo
1 Blake Allen Card Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logoRule 5 pick up from the Indians organization in the AA phase of the 2004 draft pitched at Salem and Corpus in 2005, then returned to Whataburger Field for 2006, and won four times while losing twice.
5 Dave Allen Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logoPitched 10-1/3 innings for the Phillies' NYPL entries in 1987 and 1988 before catching on with the 'Stros, and pitching at Gulf Coast, Auburn and finally at Burlington, where he got 18 starts in 1992
11 Harold Allen Cards Pitcher
Lefthander who got as high as AAA Tucson occupied himself as a housepainter in the offseason
Tucson Toros logo
3 Gary Allenson Cards Manager
Managed the Nationals in the 97 AA All Star game 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
2 Roberto Alleyne Cards Outfield
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo.331-.409-.530 at Gulf Coast in 1996; the .291-.344-.461 he put up in his last professional year, in 1999 at Michigan, ,wasn't bad either
1 Benjamin Ally Card Pitcher
After playing with Batavia in the Phillies organization in 2001, was signed by the Astros as a NDFA and pitched a year at Martinsville in 2002
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
3 Frank Almonte Cards Left Field
NDFA from the Dominican Republic came stateside with Greeneville in 2008, and was named Appy League Player of the Week on July 14, 2008. Repeated at Greeneville for 2009 and hit .300 vs lefties, but only .231 vs. righthanders. Hit .188 at Tri-City in 2010
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Dave Aloi Cards Pitcher
CLICK HERE to see a good example of an early TCMA minor league card, and read about a very well-pitched game by Mr. Aloi Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
20 JESUS ALOU Cards
Outfield
 
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logoLed off Opening Day in '69
298
 
MOISES ALOU Cards
Outfielder
 
Monster years whenever he played, strikeout avoidance plus power like no-one in franchise history, and by far the club's career leader in batting average--so why didn't the guy capture the love of Houston fans? His departure to the Cubs may have provided a clue.
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
29 JOSÉ ALTUVE Cards
Second Base
 
Venezuelan infielder was named an Appy League postseason All-Star and Greeneville MVP for 2009 after his second season at the Rookie level. Split 2010 between Lexington and High A Lancaster, OPSing .805. OPSed 1.057 at Lancaster and .958 at Corpus before getting called up to the majors July 19. Became the third player after Ken Caminiti and Orlando Miller to record 11 hits in his first 7 games with the 'Stros. Made leap from solid player to great one in 2014, breaking Biggio's tean record for Hits in a season and leading the AL in Hits, Average, and Stolen Bases
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
3 Andrew Alvarado Cards Pitcher
Seventh round pick in 2004 was 4 - 3 with a 3.58 for the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats, then only pitched 9 innings in 2005. Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Arnaldo Alvarado Card Infield
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo1 for 5 with two ribbies in Jose Alfaro's 1975 no-hitter for Dubuque.
1 Oscar Alvarado Card Catcher
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo Debuted for Pittsfield in 2001
1 José Alvarez Card Infield
76 Dubuque Packers
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 José Alvarez Card Pitcher
'84 Tucson Toro pitched in 98 games for the Atlanta Braves over four seasons, compiling an 8 - 9 won/loss with a 2.99 ERA. Last pitched for the '95 Richmond Braves, at the age of 39. Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
3 Luis Alvarez Cards Catcher
Played 17 games for the Rookie Greeneville Astros in 2009, hitting .271 with a homer. Didn't play due to an injury in 2010, then returned to Greenevile for 2011, where he hit an identical .271 while OPSing .729. Hit .271 at Lexington in 2012, then played at four levels in 2013, Slugging .511
Greeneville Astros logo
2 Wilner Alvarez Cards Outfield
DSL product skipped Martinsville for his first season stateside, instead beginning at Lexington, and may have paid, hitting .215
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
4 Wander Alvino Cards Pitcher
Dominican had a 33:7 K/BB ratio at Greeneville in 2008, but also had a 5.79 ERA and a .320 BAA. Promoted to Tri-City for 2009, the ratio was down, but so was the batting average against. Second in games and third in ERA for the 2010 Lexington Legends. 1.62 WHIP at Lancaster in 2011
Lexington Legends logo
2 JOE AMALFITANO Cards
Second Base
 
With a name like that, you knew Joey was a wiseguy Astros Shooting Star logo
3 Adan Amezcua Cards Catcher
Kissimmee Cobras logo Don't call him Adam
2 Ed Andersen Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logoAndersen's career makes me wish the old Appalachian League Covington Astros had gotten a team set or two done
40 Larry Andersen Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Wiseacre best remembered as being TRADED FOR JEFF BAGWELL, but also remember he's still third on the Astros list for career ERA at 2.57. And that's no joke.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Drew Anderson Card Second Base
22nd Round pick in the June '07 draft struggled some that summer at Greeneville and was released in May of '08
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Eric Anderson Card Infield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoNeither TCMA, who manufactured his 1982 Auburn Astros baseball card, nor I, who chronicle it, have anything to say about Eric Anderson
1 John Anderson Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoReceived with Carl Warwick on May 7, 1962 from the Cardinals for Bobby Shantz, Anderson had a 5.09 ERA for the debut Colt .45's in 10 Games. Later would pitch for AAA Oklahoma City (in 1965 and 1966) and close out his professional career with the Astros' Amarillo affilate in 1967
2 John Anderson Cards Pitcher
Another Anderson whose one-year career was spent at Auburn. John's year was 1994.
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
36 Josh Anderson Cards
Pitcher
 
2003 New York-Penn League All-Star, 2004 Sally League All-Star pick, and 2006 Texas League All-Star Game MVP made his major league bebut in September of '07, and sizzled, hitting .358 with a .413 OBP in 21 games. Traded to the Braves for the dreadful Oscar Villareal in November of 2007. Corpus Christi Hooks logo
7 Tom Anderson Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoThis Anderson, while starting at Auburn, DID progress, and got as far as High A Osceola, pitching there in '93 and '94, and an All-Star in '93
8 Travis Anderson Cards Pitcher
Owner of two 5.00+ ERA seasons and a 4.40+ season in single A was sent to the Drubs as a player to be named with Mike Nannini to complete the deal that also moved Russ Rohlicek to acquire Flash Gordon.
Michigan BattleCats logo
6 ROB ANDREWS Cards
Second Base
 
Picked up in the Lee May/Enos Cabell deal; Opening Day for Houston in '75, but never thereafter, as Rob quite simply played himself out of a job, or rather DID NOT play himself out of same
Michigan BattleCats logo
2 Jon Andrianoff Cards Infield
Played 94 games at Martinsville Pittsfield and Michigan, but never tripled and never homered Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
20 Joaquin Andujar Cards
Pitcher
 
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logoFlakiest Astro ever?
2 Anthony Angel Cards Infield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
4 Don Angotti Cards Catcher/Coach
Played in three single A towns in 1991, then coached at AAA Tucson in 1992
Houston Astroslogo
19 Willie Ansley CardsOufield
Can't Miss Prospect who did. He and Andujar Cedeno were in the '89 Asheville Tourists ProCards set. Needless to say, the set was once worth a good bit. Only Ansley's appearance in the 1989 South Atlantic All-Star set even slightly redeems.
Asheville Tourists logo
119
 
ERIC ANTHONY Cards
Outfield
 
Huge hype guy who reached the Dome's right field upper deck with one and got a star on a seat for his effort. When the 'Stros finally gave up, they got Mike Hampton for him. Eric then hit the first home run in Jacobs Field history for the M's. Still, it's hard to disagree with Kev and Scott on the dude.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
12 Ruben Alaniz Cards Pitcher
2009 NDFA led the 2010 Greeneville Astros in strikeouts and tied for the lead in starts. At Lexington in 2011, led Legends starters in WHIP--and hit batsmen. Fourth starter for High A (and Cal League champion) Lancaster in 2012, he had the typical Clear Channel 5.00+ ERA, but led the team in winning percentage and was named the Jethawks' Pitcher of the Month for April. Pitched all of 2013 at AA Corpus, and had a .298 BAA, along with a 9 - 9 record. Capped his season with seven shutout IP in the Texas League championship series. Began 2014 back at Corpus, but endured two injuries and a rehab at Gulf Coast before being suspended 50 Games for a positive test of a drug of abuse on August 30
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
6 Randy Albaladejo Cards Catcher
Never got higher than single A Quad City
Asheville Tourists logo
33 Matt Albers Cards
Pitcher
 
Debuted at Martinsville for the 2002 season, and got better at Tri-City in 2003, going 5 - 4 with a 2.92. A Carolina League Top Prospect for the 2005 season, and a Houston Astro for four games in 2006, including one in which he wore the flowing rainbows. Sixth starter for Houston in 2007, to mixed results before being traded to the Orioles with Luke Scott and a bunch of others for Mitchell Report star Miguel Tejada. Returned to the fold in 2014 and pitched 10 strong innings out of the 'pen before injuring his shoulder and missing the rest of the year. Option declined by the 'Stros shortly after the season ended
Tri City ValleyCats logo
13 Ervin Alcantara Cards Outifeld
Salem Avalanche logo2003 Martinsville Astro hit .344 with 18 doubles in 54 games to earn a spot on the Appy League postseason All-Star team. Lexington Legends offensive player of the month in June 2004. Finished second in hits on the 2005 Salem Avalanche, and topped the squad in doubles. Scored 61 times and stole 20 bases for the '06 Avs
1 Troy Aleshire Card Catcher
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoFifth selection in the June 1985 draft
8 Chad Alexander Cards Outfield
99 Texas League Top Prospect
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
21 Don Alexander CardsCoach
Spent seven years (1990 - 1996) as a pitching coach in the low minors for the Astros, then returned to the organization in 2005 to do the same job, again at the Short-A level. Moved to High A Lancaster for 2009 and remained there in '10, graduating to Double A Corpus for 2011. Had the thankless job of Pitching Coach at Lancaster in 2012, but may actually have done some good: team ERA dropped by almost a full run from 2011 and WHIP dropped more than a tenth of a point. Stayed at Lancaster for 2013, and his staff had the fewest Walks in the Cal League, a feat his Jethawk staff in 2014 missed by one BB in 2014
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
7 Jason Alfaro Cards Infield
His rise through the Astros organization landed him at the Dell Diamond for 2001 and 2002, and in Metairie for 2003
Round Rock Express logo
2 José Alfaro Cards Pitcher
'74 at Cedar Rapids and '75 at Dubuque, and as such, twice a teammate of household name Paulo De Leon. Despite the long shadow of DeLeon, Alfaro has a bit of renown himself, in that he pitched a 5 - 0 no-hitter vs. Cedar Rapids while pitching for the Packers in '75.
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
1 Frank Alfieri Card Infield
Third Baseman hit .237 for the 1999 Auburn Doubledays, before moving on to the Frontier League's Canton Crocodiles
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
3 Carlos Alfonso Cards Coach/Manager
Long time minor league manager and coach skippered the 1981 Daytona Beach Astros to a FSL championship, and as a player, was also part of the deal in 1975 that brought the Astros noted space case Joaquin Andujar 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
6 Karl Allaire Cards Shortstop
Houston AstroslogoClick here for a cool story
1 Blake Allen Card Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logoRule 5 pick up from the Indians organization in the AA phase of the 2004 draft pitched at Salem and Corpus in 2005, then returned to Whataburger Field for 2006, and won four times while losing twice.
5 Dave Allen Cards Pitcher
Pitched 10-1/3 innings for the Phillies' NYPL entries in 1987 and 1988 before catching on with the 'Stros, and pitching at Gulf Coast, Auburn and finally at Burlington, where he got 18 starts in 1992
Kissimmee Cobras logo
11 Harold Allen Cards Pitcher
Lefthander who got as high as AAA Tucson occupied himself as a housepainter in the offseason Tucson Toros logo
3 Gary Allenson Cards Manager
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoManaged the Nationals in the 97 AA All Star game
2 Roberto Alleyne Cards Outfield
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo.331-.409-.530 at Gulf Coast in 1996; the .291-.344-.461 he put up in his last professional year, in 1999 at Michigan, ,wasn't bad either
1 Benjamin Ally Card Pitcher
After playing with Batavia in the Phillies organization in 2001, was signed by the Astros as a NDFA and pitched a year at Martinsville in 2002
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
3 Frank Almonte Cards Left Field
NDFA from the Dominican Republic came stateside with Greeneville in 2008, and was named Appy League Player of the Week on July 14, 2008. Repeated at Greeneville for 2009 and hit .300 vs lefties, but only .231 vs. righthanders. Hit .188 at Tri-City in 2010
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Dave Aloi Cards Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logoCLICK HERE to see a good example of an early TCMA minor league card, and read about a very well-pitched game by Mr. Aloi
20 JESUS ALOU Cards
Outfield
 
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logoLed off Opening Day in '69
298
 
MOISES ALOU Cards
Outfielder
 
Monster years whenever he played, strikeout avoidance plus power like no-one in franchise history, and by far the club's career leader in batting average--so why didn't the guy capture the love of Houston fans? His departure to the Cubs may have provided a clue.
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
32 JOSÉ ALTUVE Cards
Second Base
 
Venezuelan infielder was named an Appy League postseason All-Star and Greeneville MVP for 2009 after his second season at the Rookie level. Split 2010 between Lexington and High A Lancaster, OPSing .805. OPSed 1.057 at Lancaster and .958 at Corpus before getting called up to the majors July 19. Became the third player after Ken Caminiti and Orlando Miller to record 11 hits in his first 7 games with the 'Stros. Made leap from solid player to great one in 2014, breaking Biggio's tean record for Hits in a season and leading the AL in Hits, Average, and Stolen Bases
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
3 Andrew Alvarado Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logoSeventh round pick in 2004 was 4 - 3 with a 3.58 for the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats, then only pitched 9 innings in 2005.
1 Arnaldo Alvarado Card Infield
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo1 for 5 with two ribbies in Jose Alfaro's 1975 no-hitter for Dubuque.
1 Oscar Alvarado Card Catcher
Debuted for Pittsfield in 2001
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
1 José Alvarez Card Infield
76 Dubuque Packers Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 José Alvarez Card Pitcher
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo'84 Tucson Toro pitched in 98 games for the Atlanta Braves over four seasons, compiling an 8 - 9 won/loss with a 2.99 ERA. Last pitched for the '95 Richmond Braves, at the age of 39.
3 Luis Alvarez Cards Catcher
Played 17 games for the Rookie Greeneville Astros in 2009, hitting .271 with a homer. Didn't play due to an injury in 2010, then returned to Greenevile for 2011, where he hit an identical .271 while OPSing .729. Hit .271 at Lexington in 2012, then played at four levels in 2013, Slugging .511
Greeneville Astros logo
2 Wilner Alvarez Cards Outfield
DSL product skipped Martinsville for his first season stateside, instead beginning at Lexington, and may have paid, hitting .215
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
4 Wander Alvino Cards Pitcher
Dominican had a 33:7 K/BB ratio at Greeneville in 2008, but also had a 5.79 ERA and a .320 BAA. Promoted to Tri-City for 2009, the ratio was down, but so was the batting average against. Second in games and third in ERA for the 2010 Lexington Legends. 1.62 WHIP at Lancaster in 2011 Lexington Legends logo
2 JOE AMALFITANO Cards
Second Base
 
Astros Shooting Star logoWith a name like that, you knew Joey was a wiseguy
3 Adan Amezcua Cards Catcher
Kissimmee Cobras logo Don't call him Adam
2 Ed Andersen Cards Pitcher
Andersen's career makes me wish the old Appalachian League Covington Astros had gotten a team set or two done
Kissimmee Cobras logo
40 Larry Andersen Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Wiseacre best remembered as being TRADED FOR JEFF BAGWELL, but also remember he's still third on the Astros list for career ERA at 2.57. And that's no joke. Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Drew Anderson Card Second Base
22nd Round pick in the June '07 draft struggled some that summer at Greeneville and was released in May of '08
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Eric Anderson Card Infield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoNeither TCMA, who manufactured his 1982 Auburn Astros baseball card, nor I, who chronicle it, have anything to say about Eric Anderson
1 John Anderson Card Pitcher
Received with Carl Warwick on May 7, 1962 from the Cardinals for Bobby Shantz, Anderson had a 5.09 ERA for the debut Colt .45's in 10 Games. Later would pitch for AAA Oklahoma City (in 1965 and 1966) and close out his professional career with the Astros' Amarillo affilate in 1967
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 John Anderson Cards Pitcher
Another Anderson whose one-year career was spent at Auburn. John's year was 1994. 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
36 Josh Anderson Cards
Pitcher
 
Corpus Christi Hooks logo2003 New York-Penn League All-Star, 2004 Sally League All-Star pick, and 2006 Texas League All-Star Game MVP made his major league bebut in September of '07, and sizzled, hitting .358 with a .413 OBP in 21 games. Traded to the Braves for the dreadful Oscar Villareal in November of 2007.
7 Tom Anderson Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoThis Anderson, while starting at Auburn, DID progress, and got as far as High A Osceola, pitching there in '93 and '94, and an All-Star in '93
8 Travis Anderson Cards Pitcher
Owner of two 5.00+ ERA seasons and a 4.40+ season in single A was sent to the Drubs as a player to be named with Mike Nannini to complete the deal that also moved Russ Rohlicek to acquire Flash Gordon.
Michigan BattleCats logo
6 ROB ANDREWS Cards
Second Base
 
Picked up in the Lee May/Enos Cabell deal; Opening Day for Houston in '75, but never thereafter, as Rob quite simply played himself out of a job, or rather DID NOT play himself out of same
Michigan BattleCats logo
2 Jon Andrianoff Cards Infield
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logoPlayed 94 games at Martinsville Pittsfield and Michigan, but never tripled and never homered
20 Joaquin Andujar Cards
Pitcher
 
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logoFlakiest Astro ever?
2 Anthony Angel Cards Infield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
4 Don Angotti Cards Catcher/Coach
Played in three single A towns in 1991, then coached at AAA Tucson in 1992 Houston Astroslogo
19 Willie Ansley CardsOufield
Can't Miss Prospect who did. He and Andujar Cedeno were in the '89 Asheville Tourists ProCards set. Needless to say, the set was once worth a good bit. Only Ansley's appearance in the 1989 South Atlantic All-Star set even slightly redeems.
Asheville Tourists logo
119
 
ERIC ANTHONY Cards
Outfield
 
Huge hype guy who reached the Dome's right field upper deck with one and got a star on a seat for his effort. When the 'Stros finally gave up, they got Mike Hampton for him. Eric then hit the first home run in Jacobs Field history for the M's. Still, it's hard to disagree with Kev and Scott on the dude.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo

It didn't really explode; they just called it that


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CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
17 Andrew Aplin CardsOutfield
Attended Arizona State University, then was made the Astros' fifth pick in the June 2012 draft. Assigned to Tri-City, he led the 2012 V-Cats in OPS. Led the 2013 Cal League in RBI, and the Lancaster JetHawks in G, PA, R and RBI, while slugging .424, seventh best on the team among those who'd notched 100 Games. The Cal League Mid- and Postseason All-Star honors which followed made sense. Split 2014 between AA Corpus and AAA Oklahoma City, and played alright, while distinguishing himself in neither city
12 Ricardo Aponte Cards Pitcher/Coach
San Pedro De Macoris product pitched in the Astros minor league system, and got as high as AAA Tucson in 1981, then began coaching at Rookie League Sarasota the following year. He coached for 10 more years in the States, before taking the job as the pitching coach for the Dominican Summer League Astros after his 1992 season at Burlington, and Aponte held that post through 2006. Aponte was hired by the Washington Nationals, and made their bullpen coach, for 2007. But after that ran its course, he came back to the Astros and coached the 2009 Greeneville Astros, the 2010 Lexington Legends, and was back at Greeneville in 2011. He coached pitchers at Tri-Ciity in 2012
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
25 Mark Appel CardsPitcher
# 1 overall pick in June 2013 pitched a couple Games for Tri-City that summer, then spent the rest of his time at Quad Cities, where he struck out 27 in 33 IP. Teammate of Carlos Correa with the River Bandits, making them the first minor league team in history to have two # 1 overall picks on their roster. Began 2014 at Lancaster and pitched awfully, but still somehow got to work out at MMP and notched a promotion to Corpus in July--facts which were noticed by those on the major league club. Pitched well for the duration in the Texas League, however, and began 2015 at Whataburger Field
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
1 Josh Appell Card Pitcher
Lefthanded pitcher acquired from the New York Mets in November of 2007 for Ralph Henriquez pitched at Salem in 2008, at least until his release in August
Salem Avalanche logo
2 Reno Aragon Cards Pitcher
Miami Dade Juco product pitched at Dubuque and Cocoa '76 and '77 Salem Avalanche logo
1 Danny Ardoin Card Catcher
Acquired from the Nationals in March '07 to play backup at Round Rock after the injury to Hector Gimenez, and played in 52 games for the Express.
Round Rock Express logo
11 Douglas Arguello Cards Pitcher
Resident of Managua, Nicaragua began his ascent through the organization with a 4- 0 record with a 5.26 ERA for the 2003 Martinsville Astros. 1 - 0 with a 2.92 at Martinsville in '04, but the ERA was high again at Tri-City in 2005. Led the 2006 Tri-City ValleyCats in strikeouts. Threw two shutouts and led the Salem Avalanche in innings pitched in 2008. Texas League midseason All-Star for Corpus in '09. Co-led the 2010 Corpus Christi Hooks in innings pitched with Jordan Lyles, and bested him in ERA
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Alberto Arias Card
Pitcher
 
Dominican righthander came out of the bullpen with some success in 2009 for Houston, and also pitched at AAA Round that year and the year before. Though expected to make Houston's 2010 roster, missed all of 2010 with a rotator cuff issue
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
2 Jonnathan Aristil Cards Pitcher
Received from the Rockies in December 2010 in the deal that sent Matt Lindstrom to Colorado. Pitched at AA Corpus in 2011, where he was 4 - 8 with a 6.31, but led the club in strikeouts Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Chris Armstrong Card Catcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logoPlayed 22 games for the 1999 Auburn Astros, hitting .325 before his release
5 Jack Armstrong Cards Pitcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logoSon of the former Reds pitcher of the same name was number three pick in June 2011 draft, then didn't sign until right before the deadline on August 8th. Never did pitch in the minors for Houston in 2011, and 2012 will mark his proefessional debut
2 Tim Arnsberg Cards Pitcher
Was 5-1 with a 2.28 the part of '85 he spent at Auburn, but was overmatched elsewhere
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Rene Arocha Card Pitcher
One-time Cuban defector New Orleans Zephyrs logo
3 Miguel Arrendell Cards Infield
Used mostly as a DH at Greeneville in 2009, Arrendell posted a .394 OBP--but only a .235 average. Hit .228 at Lexington in 2010. Hit .264 in a season split between Tri-city and Lancaster in 2011, then was released November 17
Greeneville Astros logo
2 JT Arteaga Cards Pitcher
University of Miami grad picked up from the Mets in the 2000 Rule 5 Draft played at New Orleans
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
17 Andrew Aplin CardsOutfield
Attended Arizona State University, then was made the Astros' fifth pick in the June 2012 draft. Assigned to Tri-City, he led the 2012 V-Cats in OPS. Led the 2013 Cal League in RBI, and the Lancaster JetHawks in G, PA, R and RBI, while slugging .424, seventh best on the team among those who'd notched 100 Games. The Cal League Mid- and Postseason All-Star honors which followed made sense. Split 2014 between AA Corpus and AAA Oklahoma City, and played alright, while distinguishing himself in neither city
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
12 Ricardo Aponte Cards Pitcher/Coach
San Pedro De Macoris product pitched in the Astros minor league system, and got as high as AAA Tucson in 1981, then began coaching at Rookie League Sarasota the following year. He coached for 10 more years in the States, before taking the job as the pitching coach for the Dominican Summer League Astros after his 1992 season at Burlington, and Aponte held that post through 2006. Aponte was hired by the Washington Nationals, and made their bullpen coach, for 2007. But after that ran its course, he came back to the Astros and coached the 2009 Greeneville Astros, the 2010 Lexington Legends, and was back at Greeneville in 2011. He coached pitchers at Tri-Ciity in 2012
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
25 Mark Appel CardsPitcher
# 1 overall pick in June 2013 pitched a couple Games for Tri-City that summer, then spent the rest of his time at Quad Cities, where he struck out 27 in 33 IP. Teammate of Carlos Correa with the River Bandits, making them the first minor league team in history to have two # 1 overall picks on their roster. Began 2014 at Lancaster and pitched awfully, but still somehow got to work out at MMP and notched a promotion to Corpus in July--facts which were noticed by those on the major league club. Pitched well for the duration in the Texas League, however, and began 2015 at Whataburger Field
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
1 Josh Appell Card Pitcher
Salem Avalanche logo Lefthanded pitcher acquired from the New York Mets in November of 2007 for Ralph Henriquez pitched at Salem in 2008, at least until his release in August
2 Reno Aragon Cards Pitcher
Miami Dade Juco product pitched at Dubuque and Cocoa '76 and '77
Salem Avalanche logo
1 Danny Ardoin Card Catcher
Acquired from the Nationals in March '07 to play backup at Round Rock after the injury to Hector Gimenez, and played in 52 games for the Express.
Round Rock Express logo
11 Douglas Arguello Cards Pitcher
Resident of Managua, Nicaragua began his ascent through the organization with a 4- 0 record with a 5.26 ERA for the 2003 Martinsville Astros. 1 - 0 with a 2.92 at Martinsville in '04, but the ERA was high again at Tri-City in 2005. Led the 2006 Tri-City ValleyCats in strikeouts. Threw two shutouts and led the Salem Avalanche in innings pitched in 2008. Texas League midseason All-Star for Corpus in '09. Co-led the 2010 Corpus Christi Hooks in innings pitched with Jordan Lyles, and bested him in ERA
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Alberto Arias Card
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - Dominican righthander came out of the bullpen with some success in 2009 for Houston, and also pitched at AAA Round that year and the year before. Though expected to make Houston's 2010 roster, missed all of 2010 with a rotator cuff issue
2 Jonnathan Aristil Cards Pitcher
Received from the Rockies in December 2010 in the deal that sent Matt Lindstrom to Colorado. Pitched at AA Corpus in 2011, where he was 4 - 8 with a 6.31, but led the club in strikeouts
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Chris Armstrong Card Catcher
Played 22 games for the 1999 Auburn Astros, hitting .325 before his release 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
5 Jack Armstrong Cards Pitcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logoSon of the former Reds pitcher of the same name was number three pick in June 2011 draft, then didn't sign until right before the deadline on August 8th. Never did pitch in the minors for Houston in 2011, and 2012 will mark his proefessional debut
2 Tim Arnsberg Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoWas 5-1 with a 2.28 the part of '85 he spent at Auburn, but was overmatched elsewhere
1 Rene Arocha Card Pitcher
One-time Cuban defector
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
3 Miguel Arrendell Cards Infield
Used mostly as a DH at Greeneville in 2009, Arrendell posted a .394 OBP--but only a .235 average. Hit .228 at Lexington in 2010. Hit .264 in a season split between Tri-city and Lancaster in 2011, then was released November 17
Greeneville Astros logo
2 JT Arteaga Cards Pitcher
University of Miami grad picked up from the Mets in the 2000 Rule 5 Draft played at New Orleans
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
17 Andrew Aplin CardsOutfield
Attended Arizona State University, then was made the Astros' fifth pick in the June 2012 draft. Assigned to Tri-City, he led the 2012 V-Cats in OPS. Led the 2013 Cal League in RBI, and the Lancaster JetHawks in G, PA, R and RBI, while slugging .424, seventh best on the team among those who'd notched 100 Games. The Cal League Mid- and Postseason All-Star honors which followed made sense. Split 2014 between AA Corpus and AAA Oklahoma City, and played alright, while distinguishing himself in neither city
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
12 Ricardo Aponte Cards Pitcher/Coach
San Pedro De Macoris product pitched in the Astros minor league system, and got as high as AAA Tucson in 1981, then began coaching at Rookie League Sarasota the following year. He coached for 10 more years in the States, before taking the job as the pitching coach for the Dominican Summer League Astros after his 1992 season at Burlington, and Aponte held that post through 2006. Aponte was hired by the Washington Nationals, and made their bullpen coach, for 2007. But after that ran its course, he came back to the Astros and coached the 2009 Greeneville Astros, the 2010 Lexington Legends, and was back at Greeneville in 2011. He coached pitchers at Tri-Ciity in 2012
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
25 Mark Appel CardsPitcher
# 1 overall pick in June 2013 pitched a couple Games for Tri-City that summer, then spent the rest of his time at Quad Cities, where he struck out 27 in 33 IP. Teammate of Carlos Correa with the River Bandits, making them the first minor league team in history to have two # 1 overall picks on their roster. Began 2014 at Lancaster and pitched awfully, but still somehow got to work out at MMP and notched a promotion to Corpus in July--facts which were noticed by those on the major league club. Pitched well for the duration in the Texas League, however, and began 2015 at Whataburger Field
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
1 Josh Appell Card Pitcher
Salem Avalanche logo Lefthanded pitcher acquired from the New York Mets in November of 2007 for Ralph Henriquez pitched at Salem in 2008, at least until his release in August
2 Reno Aragon Cards Pitcher
Salem Avalanche logo Miami Dade Juco product pitched at Dubuque and Cocoa '76 and '77
1 Danny Ardoin Card Catcher
Acquired from the Nationals in March '07 to play backup at Round Rock after the injury to Hector Gimenez, and played in 52 games for the Express.
Round Rock Express logo
11 Douglas Arguello Cards Pitcher
Resident of Managua, Nicaragua began his ascent through the organization with a 4- 0 record with a 5.26 ERA for the 2003 Martinsville Astros. 1 - 0 with a 2.92 at Martinsville in '04, but the ERA was high again at Tri-City in 2005. Led the 2006 Tri-City ValleyCats in strikeouts. Threw two shutouts and led the Salem Avalanche in innings pitched in 2008. Texas League midseason All-Star for Corpus in '09. Co-led the 2010 Corpus Christi Hooks in innings pitched with Jordan Lyles, and bested him in ERA
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Alberto Arias Card
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - Dominican righthander came out of the bullpen with some success in 2009 for Houston, and also pitched at AAA Round that year and the year before. Though expected to make Houston's 2010 roster, missed all of 2010 with a rotator cuff issue
2 Jonnathan Aristil Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logoReceived from the Rockies in December 2010 in the deal that sent Matt Lindstrom to Colorado. Pitched at AA Corpus in 2011, where he was 4 - 8 with a 6.31, but led the club in strikeouts
1 Chris Armstrong Card Catcher
Played 22 games for the 1999 Auburn Astros, hitting .325 before his release
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
5 Jack Armstrong Cards Pitcher
Son of the former Reds pitcher of the same name was number three pick in June 2011 draft, then didn't sign until right before the deadline on August 8th. Never did pitch in the minors for Houston in 2011, and 2012 will mark his proefessional debut 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
2 Tim Arnsberg Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoWas 5-1 with a 2.28 the part of '85 he spent at Auburn, but was overmatched elsewhere
1 Rene Arocha Card Pitcher
New Orleans Zephyrs logo One-time Cuban defector
3 Miguel Arrendell Cards Infield
Used mostly as a DH at Greeneville in 2009, Arrendell posted a .394 OBP--but only a .235 average. Hit .228 at Lexington in 2010. Hit .264 in a season split between Tri-city and Lancaster in 2011, then was released November 17
Greeneville Astros logo
2 JT Arteaga Cards Pitcher
University of Miami grad picked up from the Mets in the 2000 Rule 5 Draft played at New Orleans
New Orleans Zephyrs banner

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1 Miguel Asencio Card Pitcher
Received in December of '06 with Jason Jennings in the trade that sent away Jason Hirsh, Taylor Buchholz, and Willy Taveras, then very quickly assigned for the '07 season to Round Rock, where he posted a 1.85 WHIP and spent time on the DL. Waived shortly after the season's conclusion.
Round Rock Express logo
15 Jonny Ash Cards Infield
11th Round pick in June 2004 was fourth in hitting on the 2004 Tri-City Valley Cats. In 2005, as one of a slew of Lexington Legends given midseason callups to Salem (including Hunter Pence, Troy Patton, and Ash's college teammate Mario Garza), Ash hit .320 as a Legend in 67 games, and an identical .320 as a member of the Avalanche, in 59. OBPed .370 at AA Corpus in 2006, despite seeing his double play mate in Zobrist traded away in the Aubrey Huff deal. Hit .300 at Corpus in '07, but ended the season on the disabled list. Began '08 at AAA Round Rock, but was demoted to Corpus Christi in July after hitting .224.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
97 ALAN ASHBY Cards
Catcher/Coach
 
Caught 3 no-hitters (Forsch, Ryan, Scott)
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
27 BOB ASPROMONTE Cards
3rd Base
 
Most home runs at Colt Field; Most Grand Slams by an Astro
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
4 Ezequiel Astacio Cards Pitcher
Acquired with Taylor Buchholz for Billy Wagner on November 3, 2003, Astacio won 15 games for the Phillies' FSL affiliate in 2003, but had mixed results in his promotion to AA in 2004, despite a K/BB walk ratio that got as high as 4:1. In 2005, found steady work as the major league's sixth starter, working the back ends of doubleheaders, and pitching every fifth day while Brandon Backe was out. The ERA was high at 5.67, but the ratio (66/25) promised good things. Good things that never happened.
Round Rock Express logo
5 Pedro Astacio Cards Pitcher
Collected a paycheck while injured, then split. . . Gotta like Hunsicker for making the move, though.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
2 Mike Aubel Cards Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo92 at Auburn and goodbye
2 Don August Cards Pitcher
Long Career with Brewers
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
8 Sam August Cards Pitcher
Once misidentified as Jeff Juden 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
2 Dave Augustine Cards Outfield
Charleston Charlies logo West Virginia native was close to home in '78 and '79 with the AAA Charleston Charlies
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BRAD AUSMUS Cards
Catcher
 
Caught more games than anyone else in Astros history. In honor of the man who singlehandedly forced nine innings of excruciatingly futile playoff baseball, Astroland is proud to present Ausmus Goes Apeshit
Charleston Charlies logo
26 Jay Austin CardsCenterfield
Second round draft pick in the June 2008 draft struggled in his first pro year that summer at Greeneville, but was more representative in his sophomore year, when he got a promotion to Single A Lexington. Still only 19 during the 2010 season, he tied for the lead in triples for the High A Lancaster Jethawks, being named a midseason CAL League All-Star, and League Player of the Week on May 10. Hit .247 at Lancaster for 2011
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Brandon Averill Card Infileld
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Esteban Avila Card Infield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo Venezuelan came to the states and played at Martinsville in 2001
2 Abraham Ayala Cards Catcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo They liked him so much at Martinsville in 2000, they brought him back for 2001
1 Miguel Asencio Card Pitcher
Received in December of '06 with Jason Jennings in the trade that sent away Jason Hirsh, Taylor Buchholz, and Willy Taveras, then very quickly assigned for the '07 season to Round Rock, where he posted a 1.85 WHIP and spent time on the DL. Waived shortly after the season's conclusion.
Round Rock Express logo
15 Jonny Ash Cards Infield
11th Round pick in June 2004 was fourth in hitting on the 2004 Tri-City Valley Cats. In 2005, as one of a slew of Lexington Legends given midseason callups to Salem (including Hunter Pence, Troy Patton, and Ash's college teammate Mario Garza), Ash hit .320 as a Legend in 67 games, and an identical .320 as a member of the Avalanche, in 59. OBPed .370 at AA Corpus in 2006, despite seeing his double play mate in Zobrist traded away in the Aubrey Huff deal. Hit .300 at Corpus in '07, but ended the season on the disabled list. Began '08 at AAA Round Rock, but was demoted to Corpus Christi in July after hitting .224.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
97 ALAN ASHBY Cards
Catcher/Coach
 
Caught 3 no-hitters (Forsch, Ryan, Scott)
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
27 BOB ASPROMONTE Cards
3rd Base
 
Houston Astros 2000 - logoMost home runs at Colt Field; Most Grand Slams by an Astro
4 Ezequiel Astacio Cards Pitcher
Acquired with Taylor Buchholz for Billy Wagner on November 3, 2003, Astacio won 15 games for the Phillies' FSL affiliate in 2003, but had mixed results in his promotion to AA in 2004, despite a K/BB walk ratio that got as high as 4:1. In 2005, found steady work as the major league's sixth starter, working the back ends of doubleheaders, and pitching every fifth day while Brandon Backe was out. The ERA was high at 5.67, but the ratio (66/25) promised good things. Good things that never happened.
Round Rock Express logo
5 Pedro Astacio Cards Pitcher
Collected a paycheck while injured, then split. . . Gotta like Hunsicker for making the move, though.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
2 Mike Aubel Cards Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo92 at Auburn and goodbye
2 Don August Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoLong Career with Brewers
8 Sam August Cards Pitcher
Once misidentified as Jeff Juden
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
2 Dave Augustine Cards Outfield
West Virginia native was close to home in '78 and '79 with the AAA Charleston Charlies Charleston Charlies logo
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BRAD AUSMUS Cards
Catcher
 
Caught more games than anyone else in Astros history. In honor of the man who singlehandedly forced nine innings of excruciatingly futile playoff baseball, Astroland is proud to present Ausmus Goes Apeshit
Charleston Charlies logo
26 Jay Austin CardsCenterfield
Second round draft pick in the June 2008 draft struggled in his first pro year that summer at Greeneville, but was more representative in his sophomore year, when he got a promotion to Single A Lexington. Still only 19 during the 2010 season, he tied for the lead in triples for the High A Lancaster Jethawks, being named a midseason CAL League All-Star, and League Player of the Week on May 10. Hit .247 at Lancaster for 2011
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Brandon Averill Card Infileld
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Esteban Avila Card Infield
Venezuelan came to the states and played at Martinsville in 2001 Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2 Abraham Ayala Cards Catcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo They liked him so much at Martinsville in 2000, they brought him back for 2001
1 Miguel Asencio Card Pitcher
Received in December of '06 with Jason Jennings in the trade that sent away Jason Hirsh, Taylor Buchholz, and Willy Taveras, then very quickly assigned for the '07 season to Round Rock, where he posted a 1.85 WHIP and spent time on the DL. Waived shortly after the season's conclusion.
Round Rock Express logo
15 Jonny Ash Cards Infield
11th Round pick in June 2004 was fourth in hitting on the 2004 Tri-City Valley Cats. In 2005, as one of a slew of Lexington Legends given midseason callups to Salem (including Hunter Pence, Troy Patton, and Ash's college teammate Mario Garza), Ash hit .320 as a Legend in 67 games, and an identical .320 as a member of the Avalanche, in 59. OBPed .370 at AA Corpus in 2006, despite seeing his double play mate in Zobrist traded away in the Aubrey Huff deal. Hit .300 at Corpus in '07, but ended the season on the disabled list. Began '08 at AAA Round Rock, but was demoted to Corpus Christi in July after hitting .224.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
97 ALAN ASHBY Cards
Catcher/Coach
 
Caught 3 no-hitters (Forsch, Ryan, Scott)
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
27 BOB ASPROMONTE Cards
3rd Base
 
Houston Astros 2000 - logoMost home runs at Colt Field; Most Grand Slams by an Astro
4 Ezequiel Astacio Cards Pitcher
Acquired with Taylor Buchholz for Billy Wagner on November 3, 2003, Astacio won 15 games for the Phillies' FSL affiliate in 2003, but had mixed results in his promotion to AA in 2004, despite a K/BB walk ratio that got as high as 4:1. In 2005, found steady work as the major league's sixth starter, working the back ends of doubleheaders, and pitching every fifth day while Brandon Backe was out. The ERA was high at 5.67, but the ratio (66/25) promised good things. Good things that never happened.
Round Rock Express logo
5 Pedro Astacio Cards Pitcher
Collected a paycheck while injured, then split. . . Gotta like Hunsicker for making the move, though.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
2 Mike Aubel Cards Outfield
92 at Auburn and goodbye 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Don August Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoLong Career with Brewers
8 Sam August Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo Once misidentified as Jeff Juden
2 Dave Augustine Cards Outfield
West Virginia native was close to home in '78 and '79 with the AAA Charleston Charlies
Charleston Charlies logo
182
 
BRAD AUSMUS Cards
Catcher
 
Caught more games than anyone else in Astros history. In honor of the man who singlehandedly forced nine innings of excruciatingly futile playoff baseball, Astroland is proud to present Ausmus Goes Apeshit
Charleston Charlies logo
26 Jay Austin CardsCenterfield
Second round draft pick in the June 2008 draft struggled in his first pro year that summer at Greeneville, but was more representative in his sophomore year, when he got a promotion to Single A Lexington. Still only 19 during the 2010 season, he tied for the lead in triples for the High A Lancaster Jethawks, being named a midseason CAL League All-Star, and League Player of the Week on May 10. Hit .247 at Lancaster for 2011
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Brandon Averill Card Infileld
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Esteban Avila Card Infield
Venezuelan came to the states and played at Martinsville in 2001
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2 Abraham Ayala Cards Catcher
They liked him so much at Martinsville in 2000, they brought him back for 2001 Martinsville Astros 1999 logo

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