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Astroland K - L: The World's Most Complete Listing of Houston Astro Baseball Cards
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3 David Kady Cards Catcher
NDFA hit .114 for the 2004 and 2005 Greeneville Astros in 26 games.
Greeneville Astros logo
2 Keith Kaiser Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
Acquired with Butch Henry and Terry McGriff for Bill Doran on August 31, 1990. Kaiser pitched at Osceola and Jackson in 1991, compiling a ghastly 1 - 9 record with a 10.99 ERA. Also, the first (both alphabetically and chronologically) of four in the organization with the initials "KK."
1 Pat Kane Card Infield
Non-drafted free agent signed by Tim Purpura out of Villanova hit .203 at Martinsville in 1999
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Chris Kann Card Pitcher
Righthander shown as "Kristopher" in the 2000 Media Guide was an 11th Round draft pick in 1999 who pitched at Martinsville
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2 EDDIE KASKO Cards
Infield
 
Included in the TCMA the 1960's set-- Led off Opening Day in 1964, and later managed the Red Sox. Houston Colt .45's logo
2 Matt Kata Cards
Infield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
Split 2009 between Houston and AAA Round Rock. Hit .200 with the Astros and .269 with the Express. Played 132 games for the Express in 2010, finishing third on the club in hits and doubles
1 Brad Kaufman Card Pitcher
After having been released by the Yankees organization (who acquired him along with ex-Astro farmhand Jim Bruske) at the end of 1999, this 16th round pick of the Padres in '93 pitched at New Orleans in 2000 after having been invited to spring trainer as a non-roster player.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
3 Pat Keedy Cards 1st Base/Outfield
Signed as a minor league free agent on December 16, 1987, and invited to 1988 spring training. Sent to AAA Tucson (and pictured there in all three sets), he would spend the year there before getting his last call up to the Majors with the Indians in 1989
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
2 Buster Keeton Cards Pitcher
Actually shown as "Rickey" on his 1982 TCMA Tucson Toros # 13; won eight games and lost fourteen for Triple A Tucson in 1982 and '83 Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
10 Anthony Kelley Cards Pitcher
Tucson Toros logo
1986 Southern League All-Star was also featured in each of the three Tucson Jones Photo sets
9 Frank Kellner Cards Infield
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoFree agent signed out of Louisiana Tech in '89 got as high as AAA Tucson within the organization. Was both a midseason and postseason all-star for AA Jackson in '93, when he hit .301 in 121 games for the Generals
3 Reid Kelly Cards Pitcher
33rd round pick in 2005 didn't pitch until 2006, but went 4 - 0 with a 3.66 at Rookie Greeneville that year. Much higher ERA at Lexington in 2007, but his peripherals (besides HR/9IP) were still solid and he won the Legends' Pitcher of the Month award for July. Assigned to Lexington again for '08, posted a 1.58 WHIP. 2 - 1 with a 5.23 at Lancaster in 2009, before he was released Mid-June
Lexington Legends logo
2 Bill Kelso Cards Coach
Pitching Coach for the 1992 Auburn Astros 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Jon Kemmer Card Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
21st round pick in the June 2013 draft hit .221 for the 2013 NYPL champ Tri-City ValleyCats that summer
1 Russ Kemmerer Card
Pitcher
 
Houston Colt .45's logoAcquired from Chicago for Dean Stone on June 22 of 1962. Kemmerer did well enough to earn his '63 Topps # 338
3 Brian Kemp Cards Outfield
19th round draft pick out of St. Johns was New York-Penn League midseason All-Star in his draft year of '09, and tied for the team lead in stolen bases. Hit .226 at Lexington in 2010
Tri City ValleyCats logo
4 Tony Kemp Cards 2nd Baseman
5th round pick in the June 2013 draft spent June and July at Tri-City and August at Quad Cities. He was fifth in the NYPL in Hits and Walks, and second in Stolen Bases at the time of his callup, and despite playing the last month in Iowa, still led the V-Cats in Stolen Bases Tri City ValleyCats logo
215
 
JEFF KENT Cards
2nd Baseman
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
Hunsicker's biggest signing (prior to Clemens anyway) homered in his first game as an Astro, and now owns the club hit streak record at 24 games. Biggest hit, however, was probably the one that sent the 2004 NLCS back to St. Louis, a three-run homer that made a winner of Brad Lidge and a hero out of Brandon Backe.
1 Steve Kent Card Pitcher
Round Rock Express  logoFormer major leaguer with Tampa Bay was signed by Houston as a minor league free agent on December 20, 2005, and appeared in 27 games for the Round Rock Express, going 1 - 0 with 2 saves with a 2.43 ERA.
17 Jeff Keppinger Cards
Infield
 
Right handed half of a major-league third-base platoon with Geoff Blum was acquired for a PTBNL on March 31, 2009
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
34 Charley Kerfeld Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Noted Jetsons fan Houston Astroslogo
7 Kyle Kessel Cards Pitcher
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
Former Texas A & M point guard received by the 'Stros in the trade that netted them Roger Cedeño and Octavio Dotel and lost them Derek Bell and Mike Hampton.
1 Sebastian Kessey Card Pitcher
New Orleans Zephyrs logo Lefthander drafted in the 22nd round of the June 2013 draft was used in a relief role at Greeenville that season, though the new Luhnow Approach to Minor League Pitching instituted that year also got him three short Starts. Mixed results were indicated both by a .242 BAA and a 1.44 WHIP
12 Tim Kester Cards Pitcher
His 2.06 ERA for Auburn in '93 was second in the New York-Penn that year. Kester started the 1995 Midwest League All-Star Game. He finished '95 with a 12 - 5 record and a 2.97 ERA--good for eighth in the Midwest League--and got as high as AA Jackson in 1997.
Quad City River Bandits logo
9 Doug Ketchen Cards Pitcher
Led Asheville in starts, wins and innings pitched for 1991, then went 8 - 3 with a 2.79 for the '92 Osceola Astros. Doug -- identified as "J.B. Ketchen" on his 1990 ProCards Auburn Astros # 3415 and as "Doug J.B. Ketchen" on his '90 Best Auburn Astros # 8--got as high as AA Jackson in 1993 and 1994. Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
55 DALLAS KEUCHEL Cards
Pitcher
 
Lancaster JetHawks logo
Lefthander from the University of Arkansas was the Astros' seventh pick in the June '09 draft. Finished third on the '09 V-Cats in innings pitched, strikeouts, and WHIP. Led Lancaster starters in ERA, and all JetHawk pitchers in WHIP for 2010. Led the 2011 Corpus Christi Hooks in Wins while being named Texas League Pitcher of the Week twice. Threw his first professional complete game shutout on May 29 vs. Arkansas and was named to both midseason and postseason league All-Star squads. End of year promotion to AAA Oklahoma City, too. 6 - 4 with a 3.90 at Oklahoma City in 2012, mostly before getting called up to Houston for the first time for the game of June 17th (which he lost) before tossing a complete game victory--Houston's first of the season--vs. Cleveland on the 23rd. Ended the year 3 - 8 for Houston with a 5.27 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Began 2013 as a reliever for Houston before entering the rotation in mid-May, Keuchel posted a 5.15 ERA for the year, and struggled particularly in September. The organization's faith paid off in 2014, however, as he basically carried an ERA under 3.20 throughout the year, led the team in Wins and ERA, and was noticed to the extent of a nomination in the 'Last Man' All-Star balloting. And with a Gold Glove. 2015 Opening Day Starter who beat 2014 CYA winner Corey Kluber in the game
3 Brooks Kieschnick Cards
Pitcher
 
Corpus Christi Hooks logoFormer NCAA Player of the Year at UT and Cubs' first round draft pick remade himself as a sort of two-way player in the first years of the new century, and after an audition at Corpus Christi, hit .304 with a 5.72 ERA for AAA Round Rock in 2005.
218
 
Darryl Kile Cards
Pitcher
A Darryl Kile Timeline, with links to other stuff
Houston Astroslogo
1 Kellen Kiilsgaard Card Outfielder
30th round pick in 2011 was below the Mendoza line at both Greeneville and Tri-City that year Tri City ValleyCats logo
9 Emilio King Cards Rightfielder
Greeneville Astros logo
Strong-armed Dominican NDFA led the 2010 Greeneville Astros in AB's and strikeouts, while tying for the team lead in doubles. Named Lexington team MVP after 2011 season as he finished third on the team in doubles and third in hits, but didn't hit at all as he toured the farm in 2012, and was released November 8th
3 Eric King Cards Infield
Salem Avalanche logo13th round pick out of the University of Tennessee in 2005 hit .305 with a .362 OBP and very low isolated power that summer at Tri-City. A strong start to the 2006 campaign at Lexington got him the nod as a midseason All-Star, but he finished the year at .244/.309/.320. May have hit his ceiling at Salem in 2007, when he hit .200 with a .599 OPS, but should have a chance in 2008.
1 HAL KING Card
Catcher
 
Opening Day backstop in '68, and catcher for each and every inning of the the longest shutout by innings in major league history. 25 K's in 108 plate appearances as a Houston Astro, however, make him a
Astros Shooting Star logo
3 Hub Kittle Cards Coach
Manager at AA Dallas-Fort Worth in 1968, at Single A Savannah in 1969 and at AAA Oklahoma City in 1970 joined Houston as a bullpen and first base coach in 1971 and stayed through 1975 when he was fired after the 97-loss debacle Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Craig Kizer Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 - 2 with a 4.96 for the 1982 Auburn Astros
2 Klinton Klass Cards Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoKrazy, Kooky, Klinton Klass was the Astros' 28th round pick in the June '93 draft, and hit .204 in 35 games for that year's Auburn squad
3 Danny Klassen Cards Infielder
Rookie League ball in Chandler, Arizona in 1993 for Mr. Klassen, then (in order) Helena, Beloit, Stockton, El Paso, Arizona of the National League, Tucson, back up to the D-Backs, back down to Tucson, up again to Arizona, back down to Tucson, El Paso once more, the major leagues in Detroit, Toledo, and then, in 2005, what we're concerned with here, a season in Round Rock, Texas, where he hit .319 and slugged .535. After being injured all of 2006, he returned to the Express for 2007, and hit .293 in 105 games. Only .219 when he returned in 2008, though.
Round Rock Express logo
1 Phil Klimas Card Infield
1976 Appalachian League All-Star for the last ever Covington Astro team was pictured in the 1977 Cocoa Astro set. After departing the Astro organization in 1979 after two years spent at Columbus, his greatest year was probably his last: in 1982, he led the AA Eastern League in batting average and hits, while playing for the Glens Falls White Sox.
Houston Astroslogo
1 David Klinefelter Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Tenth round pick in the June '88 draft went 2 - 3 with a 4.42 for the Auburn Astros
97 Bob Knepper Cards
Pitcher
 
Astrokillah brought in from the Giants with throw-in Chris Bourjos for Enos Cabell went 93 - 100 for the Astros over nine seasons. During his best years--1981 and 1988, when he went 9 - 5 with a 2.18 and 14 - 5 with a 3.14, respecively--he was a quality number two or three starter. But Knepper also led the club in losses four times, while leading in innings pitched once. His legacy also includes a one-hitter he threw 9/21/88 vs. the Braves--and a pattern of mysoginistic statements made to the press.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
10 Alan Knicely Cards
Catcher
 
A Knice pair
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
29 RAY KNIGHT Cards
1st Base
 
Received straight up for Cesar Cedeño on 12/18/81; Would make the '82 All-star team during his .294-6-70 season. Actually led the NL in hitting at the break in '83, but was not similarly honored that year. Traded to the Mets for Gerald Young, infielder Manny Lee, and pitcher Mitch Cook on August 28, 1984.
Houston Astroslogo
1 Adam Knobel Card Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
NDFA from Valparaiso went 2- 0 with a save for the 2005 Tri-City squad
1 Randy Knorr Card
Catcher
 
Anemic-hitting catcher spent most of his time at New Orleans in '99 and also played in the bigs with the Blue Jays
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
3 Mark Knudson Cards
Pitcher
 
1 - 7 with a 5.20 in a Houston uniform, but a winning pitcher while wearing a Brewers cap.
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
4 Ryan Kochen Cards Pitcher
Team MVP for the 2001 Martinsville Astros--leading the club in average, runs, total bases, and RBI's. Hurt his shoulder April 12, 2002 while playing for Lexington, and was out for the rest of that year, but returned for 2003, and was something of a disappointment, hitting .248 for the light-hitting Legends. Given another crack with Salem in 2004, he hit .254 with 52 K's and 19 walks. Released in July 2005
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Lance Koenig Cards 2nd Base
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
Hit .275 for the 2003 Martinsville Astros in his first pro year and .270 in only 20 games for the 2004 Tri-City Valleycats in his second
2 Brock Koman Cards Infield
Tri City ValleyCats logo Led the New York Penn League in doubles for 2003 with 25 for the Tri-City Valleycats, then hit the same amount for the 2004 Lexington Legends
6 Doug Konieczny Cards
Pitcher
 
1971 non-drafted Free Agent signed by Jim Walton would be named Southern League All-Star in 1973, when he led that league in strikeouts. Brief callups that year and the following did not go well, nor did his full-fledged shot in 1975. Still, a place in my heart, as Konieczny's was my first Astro card.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Mike Koons Card Pitcher
Signed as an NDFA in 2007, Koons pitched in nine games for Tri-City that year, with four starts. 39 games as a reliever at Lexington in '08 yielded a 57:19 K/BB ratio, and his release from the organization. Last seen pitching for the independent Space Coast Surge of the Florida Winter Baseball League Lexington Legends logo
2 Alex Koppel Cards Batboy
Tri City ValleyCats logo
The other batboy at Tri-City in 2011. They gave him a card in 2012 as well
9 Marc Krauss Cards
Outfield
 
Received with Bobby Borchering in exchange for Chris Johnson on July 29, 2012, Krauss struggled during the remainder of 2012 at Oklahoma City, enduring a 7 for 57 that got him sent to AA Corpus. OBPed .401 with ten homers in 78 Games at Oklahoma in 2013, and got called up to Houston in late June, when an injury to Trevor Crowe created an opening for rightfielder and DH. A .169 Batting Average got him sent back down to OKC on the 15th of August, but he came back up with the roster expansion and was able to boost the season-ending BA to .209
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Jordan Kreke Card Infield
Minor League free agent signed January 2012 played at three levels for the Astros organization over the following season, hit .205 and was released
Tri City ValleyCats logo
4 Zak Krislock Cards Pitcher
Reliever at Auburn in 1992 had a 11.2 K/9IP and led the club in saves. Brought back for 1993, he split his time between Asheville and Quad City, and managed 107 K's in 110 innings. 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Andrew Kroeker Cards Catcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Only 8 at-bats for the 2005 Tri-City ValleyCats; got 54 more in 2006, homering twice with 6 RBI
1 Gary Kroll Card
Pitcher
 
Acquired from the Mets for Johnny Weekly and cash on 1/6/66, Kroll compiled a 3.80 ERA with no record in 1966. Optioned to Oklahoma City out of spring training in 1967, Kroll was sent to Cleveland for cash on July 27, 1967. His lone Astro artifact remains a high number.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Jonathan Krysa Card Pitcher
26th pick of the June 2000 draft pitched at Auburn that summer and at Lexington the year after. Pitched through 2007 in the independent Northern League for its Kansas City franchise
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Rusty Kryzanowski Card Outfield
Nice Irish Boy 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
12 Mike Kvasnicka Cards Infield/Catcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Miguel Tejada's departure via free agency supplied the supplemental pick used by the Astros to pick this righthander from the University of Minnesota # 33 in June 2010. Homered on the first pitch he saw professionally for the Tri-City ValleyCats, June 18, 2010. Homered four times more for the V-Cats and ended up leading the club in RBIs. Everyday third baseman for the 2011 Lexington Legends, and led the club in games and at bats while hitting .260. Switched to catcher, and repeated at Lexington for 2012, becoming one of three Legends to hit 15 home runs for the club. Traded to the Twin for Gonzalo Sanudo at the end of Spring Training 2013
1 Joe Kwolek Card Infield
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo Played at Asheville in '85 and '86 and at Osceola in '86, with the partial season at Asheville in '86 yielding his career best line: .319-5-28
3 David Kady Cards Catcher
NDFA hit .114 for the 2004 and 2005 Greeneville Astros in 26 games.
Greeneville Astros logo
2 Keith Kaiser Cards Pitcher
Acquired with Butch Henry and Terry McGriff for Bill Doran on August 31, 1990. Kaiser pitched at Osceola and Jackson in 1991, compiling a ghastly 1 - 9 record with a 10.99 ERA. Also, the first (both alphabetically and chronologically) of four in the organization with the initials "KK."
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Pat Kane Card Infield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
Non-drafted free agent signed by Tim Purpura out of Villanova hit .203 at Martinsville in 1999
1 Chris Kann Card Pitcher
Righthander shown as "Kristopher" in the 2000 Media Guide was an 11th Round draft pick in 1999 who pitched at Martinsville
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
2 EDDIE KASKO Cards
Infield
 
Included in the TCMA the 1960's set-- Led off Opening Day in 1964, and later managed the Red Sox.
Houston Colt .45's logo
2 Matt Kata Cards
Infield
 
Split 2009 between Houston and AAA Round Rock. Hit .200 with the Astros and .269 with the Express. Played 132 games for the Express in 2010, finishing third on the club in hits and doubles
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Brad Kaufman Card Pitcher
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
After having been released by the Yankees organization (who acquired him along with ex-Astro farmhand Jim Bruske) at the end of 1999, this 16th round pick of the Padres in '93 pitched at New Orleans in 2000 after having been invited to spring trainer as a non-roster player.
3 Pat Keedy Cards 1st Base/Outfield
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - Signed as a minor league free agent on December 16, 1987, and invited to 1988 spring training. Sent to AAA Tucson (and pictured there in all three sets), he would spend the year there before getting his last call up to the Majors with the Indians in 1989
2 Buster Keeton Cards Pitcher
Actually shown as "Rickey" on his 1982 TCMA Tucson Toros # 13; won eight games and lost fourteen for Triple A Tucson in 1982 and '83
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
10 Anthony Kelley Cards Pitcher
1986 Southern League All-Star was also featured in each of the three Tucson Jones Photo sets Tucson Toros logo
9 Frank Kellner Cards Infield
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
Free agent signed out of Louisiana Tech in '89 got as high as AAA Tucson within the organization. Was both a midseason and postseason all-star for AA Jackson in '93, when he hit .301 in 121 games for the Generals
3 Reid Kelly Cards Pitcher
Lexington Legends logo33rd round pick in 2005 didn't pitch until 2006, but went 4 - 0 with a 3.66 at Rookie Greeneville that year. Much higher ERA at Lexington in 2007, but his peripherals (besides HR/9IP) were still solid and he won the Legends' Pitcher of the Month award for July. Assigned to Lexington again for '08, posted a 1.58 WHIP. 2 - 1 with a 5.23 at Lancaster in 2009, before he was released Mid-June
2 Bill Kelso Cards Coach
Pitching Coach for the 1992 Auburn Astros
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Jon Kemmer Card Outfield
21st round pick in the June 2013 draft hit .221 for the 2013 NYPL champ Tri-City ValleyCats that summer 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Russ Kemmerer Card
Pitcher
 
Houston Colt .45's logo
Acquired from Chicago for Dean Stone on June 22 of 1962. Kemmerer did well enough to earn his '63 Topps # 338
3 Brian Kemp Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo 19th round draft pick out of St. Johns was New York-Penn League midseason All-Star in his draft year of '09, and tied for the team lead in stolen bases. Hit .226 at Lexington in 2010
4 Tony Kemp Cards 2nd Baseman
5th round pick in the June 2013 draft spent June and July at Tri-City and August at Quad Cities. He was fifth in the NYPL in Hits and Walks, and second in Stolen Bases at the time of his callup, and despite playing the last month in Iowa, still led the V-Cats in Stolen Bases
Tri City ValleyCats logo
215
 
JEFF KENT Cards
2nd Baseman
 
Hunsicker's biggest signing (prior to Clemens anyway) homered in his first game as an Astro, and now owns the club hit streak record at 24 games. Biggest hit, however, was probably the one that sent the 2004 NLCS back to St. Louis, a three-run homer that made a winner of Brad Lidge and a hero out of Brandon Backe.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Steve Kent Card Pitcher
Round Rock Express  logo
Former major leaguer with Tampa Bay was signed by Houston as a minor league free agent on December 20, 2005, and appeared in 27 games for the Round Rock Express, going 1 - 0 with 2 saves with a 2.43 ERA.
17 Jeff Keppinger Cards
Infield
 
Right handed half of a major-league third-base platoon with Geoff Blum was acquired for a PTBNL on March 31, 2009
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
34 Charley Kerfeld Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Noted Jetsons fan
Houston Astroslogo
7 Kyle Kessel Cards Pitcher
Former Texas A & M point guard received by the 'Stros in the trade that netted them Roger Cedeño and Octavio Dotel and lost them Derek Bell and Mike Hampton.
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
1 Sebastian Kessey Card Pitcher
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
Lefthander drafted in the 22nd round of the June 2013 draft was used in a relief role at Greeenville that season, though the new Luhnow Approach to Minor League Pitching instituted that year also got him three short Starts. Mixed results were indicated both by a .242 BAA and a 1.44 WHIP
12 Tim Kester Cards Pitcher
His 2.06 ERA for Auburn in '93 was second in the New York-Penn that year. Kester started the 1995 Midwest League All-Star Game. He finished '95 with a 12 - 5 record and a 2.97 ERA--good for eighth in the Midwest League--and got as high as AA Jackson in 1997.
Quad City River Bandits logo
9 Doug Ketchen Cards Pitcher
Led Asheville in starts, wins and innings pitched for 1991, then went 8 - 3 with a 2.79 for the '92 Osceola Astros. Doug -- identified as "J.B. Ketchen" on his 1990 ProCards Auburn Astros # 3415 and as "Doug J.B. Ketchen" on his '90 Best Auburn Astros # 8--got as high as AA Jackson in 1993 and 1994.
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
55 DALLAS KEUCHEL Cards
Pitcher
 
Lefthander from the University of Arkansas was the Astros' seventh pick in the June '09 draft. Finished third on the '09 V-Cats in innings pitched, strikeouts, and WHIP. Led Lancaster starters in ERA, and all JetHawk pitchers in WHIP for 2010. Led the 2011 Corpus Christi Hooks in Wins while being named Texas League Pitcher of the Week twice. Threw his first professional complete game shutout on May 29 vs. Arkansas and was named to both midseason and postseason league All-Star squads. End of year promotion to AAA Oklahoma City, too. 6 - 4 with a 3.90 at Oklahoma City in 2012, mostly before getting called up to Houston for the first time for the game of June 17th (which he lost) before tossing a complete game victory--Houston's first of the season--vs. Cleveland on the 23rd. Ended the year 3 - 8 for Houston with a 5.27 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Began 2013 as a reliever for Houston before entering the rotation in mid-May, Keuchel posted a 5.15 ERA for the year, and struggled particularly in September. The organization's faith paid off in 2014, however, as he basically carried an ERA under 3.20 throughout the year, led the team in Wins and ERA, and was noticed to the extent of a nomination in the 'Last Man' All-Star balloting. And with a Gold Glove. 2015 Opening Day Starter who beat 2014 CYA winner Corey Kluber in the game
Lancaster JetHawks logo
3 Brooks Kieschnick Cards
Pitcher
 
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Former NCAA Player of the Year at UT and Cubs' first round draft pick remade himself as a sort of two-way player in the first years of the new century, and after an audition at Corpus Christi, hit .304 with a 5.72 ERA for AAA Round Rock in 2005.
218
 
Darryl Kile Cards
Pitcher
Houston Astroslogo A Darryl Kile Timeline, with links to other stuff
1 Kellen Kiilsgaard Card Outfielder
30th round pick in 2011 was below the Mendoza line at both Greeneville and Tri-City that year
Tri City ValleyCats logo
9 Emilio King Cards Rightfielder
Strong-armed Dominican NDFA led the 2010 Greeneville Astros in AB's and strikeouts, while tying for the team lead in doubles. Named Lexington team MVP after 2011 season as he finished third on the team in doubles and third in hits, but didn't hit at all as he toured the farm in 2012, and was released November 8th Greeneville Astros logo
3 Eric King Cards Infield
Salem Avalanche logo
13th round pick out of the University of Tennessee in 2005 hit .305 with a .362 OBP and very low isolated power that summer at Tri-City. A strong start to the 2006 campaign at Lexington got him the nod as a midseason All-Star, but he finished the year at .244/.309/.320. May have hit his ceiling at Salem in 2007, when he hit .200 with a .599 OPS, but should have a chance in 2008.
1 HAL KING Card
Catcher
 
Astros Shooting Star logo Opening Day backstop in '68, and catcher for each and every inning of the the longest shutout by innings in major league history. 25 K's in 108 plate appearances as a Houston Astro, however, make him a
3 Hub Kittle Cards Coach
Manager at AA Dallas-Fort Worth in 1968, at Single A Savannah in 1969 and at AAA Oklahoma City in 1970 joined Houston as a bullpen and first base coach in 1971 and stayed through 1975 when he was fired after the 97-loss debacle
Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Craig Kizer Card Pitcher
1 - 2 with a 4.96 for the 1982 Auburn Astros 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Klinton Klass Cards Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Krazy, Kooky, Klinton Klass was the Astros' 28th round pick in the June '93 draft, and hit .204 in 35 games for that year's Auburn squad
3 Danny Klassen Cards Infielder
Rookie League ball in Chandler, Arizona in 1993 for Mr. Klassen, then (in order) Helena, Beloit, Stockton, El Paso, Arizona of the National League, Tucson, back up to the D-Backs, back down to Tucson, up again to Arizona, back down to Tucson, El Paso once more, the major leagues in Detroit, Toledo, and then, in 2005, what we're concerned with here, a season in Round Rock, Texas, where he hit .319 and slugged .535. After being injured all of 2006, he returned to the Express for 2007, and hit .293 in 105 games. Only .219 when he returned in 2008, though.
Round Rock Express logo
1 Phil Klimas Card Infield
1976 Appalachian League All-Star for the last ever Covington Astro team was pictured in the 1977 Cocoa Astro set. After departing the Astro organization in 1979 after two years spent at Columbus, his greatest year was probably his last: in 1982, he led the AA Eastern League in batting average and hits, while playing for the Glens Falls White Sox.
Houston Astroslogo
1 David Klinefelter Card Pitcher
Tenth round pick in the June '88 draft went 2 - 3 with a 4.42 for the Auburn Astros 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
97 Bob Knepper Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
Astrokillah brought in from the Giants with throw-in Chris Bourjos for Enos Cabell went 93 - 100 for the Astros over nine seasons. During his best years--1981 and 1988, when he went 9 - 5 with a 2.18 and 14 - 5 with a 3.14, respecively--he was a quality number two or three starter. But Knepper also led the club in losses four times, while leading in innings pitched once. His legacy also includes a one-hitter he threw 9/21/88 vs. the Braves--and a pattern of mysoginistic statements made to the press.
10 Alan Knicely Cards
Catcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoA Knice pair
29 RAY KNIGHT Cards
1st Base
 
Received straight up for Cesar Cedeño on 12/18/81; Would make the '82 All-star team during his .294-6-70 season. Actually led the NL in hitting at the break in '83, but was not similarly honored that year. Traded to the Mets for Gerald Young, infielder Manny Lee, and pitcher Mitch Cook on August 28, 1984.
Houston Astroslogo
1 Adam Knobel Card Pitcher
NDFA from Valparaiso went 2- 0 with a save for the 2005 Tri-City squad Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Randy Knorr Card
Catcher
 
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
Anemic-hitting catcher spent most of his time at New Orleans in '99 and also played in the bigs with the Blue Jays
3 Mark Knudson Cards
Pitcher
 
New Orleans Zephyrs banner1 - 7 with a 5.20 in a Houston uniform, but a winning pitcher while wearing a Brewers cap.
4 Ryan Kochen Cards Pitcher
Team MVP for the 2001 Martinsville Astros--leading the club in average, runs, total bases, and RBI's. Hurt his shoulder April 12, 2002 while playing for Lexington, and was out for the rest of that year, but returned for 2003, and was something of a disappointment, hitting .248 for the light-hitting Legends. Given another crack with Salem in 2004, he hit .254 with 52 K's and 19 walks. Released in July 2005
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2 Lance Koenig Cards 2nd Base
Hit .275 for the 2003 Martinsville Astros in his first pro year and .270 in only 20 games for the 2004 Tri-City Valleycats in his second Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Brock Koman Cards Infield
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Led the New York Penn League in doubles for 2003 with 25 for the Tri-City Valleycats, then hit the same amount for the 2004 Lexington Legends
6 Doug Konieczny Cards
Pitcher
 
Tri City ValleyCats logo 1971 non-drafted Free Agent signed by Jim Walton would be named Southern League All-Star in 1973, when he led that league in strikeouts. Brief callups that year and the following did not go well, nor did his full-fledged shot in 1975. Still, a place in my heart, as Konieczny's was my first Astro card.
1 Mike Koons Card Pitcher
Signed as an NDFA in 2007, Koons pitched in nine games for Tri-City that year, with four starts. 39 games as a reliever at Lexington in '08 yielded a 57:19 K/BB ratio, and his release from the organization. Last seen pitching for the independent Space Coast Surge of the Florida Winter Baseball League
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2 Alex Koppel Cards Batboy
The other batboy at Tri-City in 2011. They gave him a card in 2012 as well Tri City ValleyCats logo
9 Marc Krauss Cards
Outfield
 
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Received with Bobby Borchering in exchange for Chris Johnson on July 29, 2012, Krauss struggled during the remainder of 2012 at Oklahoma City, enduring a 7 for 57 that got him sent to AA Corpus. OBPed .401 with ten homers in 78 Games at Oklahoma in 2013, and got called up to Houston in late June, when an injury to Trevor Crowe created an opening for rightfielder and DH. A .169 Batting Average got him sent back down to OKC on the 15th of August, but he came back up with the roster expansion and was able to boost the season-ending BA to .209
1 Jordan Kreke Card Infield
Minor League free agent signed January 2012 played at three levels for the Astros organization over the following season, hit .205 and was released
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4 Zak Krislock Cards Pitcher
Reliever at Auburn in 1992 had a 11.2 K/9IP and led the club in saves. Brought back for 1993, he split his time between Asheville and Quad City, and managed 107 K's in 110 innings.
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2 Andrew Kroeker Cards Catcher
Only 8 at-bats for the 2005 Tri-City ValleyCats; got 54 more in 2006, homering twice with 6 RBI Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Gary Kroll Card
Pitcher
 
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Acquired from the Mets for Johnny Weekly and cash on 1/6/66, Kroll compiled a 3.80 ERA with no record in 1966. Optioned to Oklahoma City out of spring training in 1967, Kroll was sent to Cleveland for cash on July 27, 1967. His lone Astro artifact remains a high number.
1 Jonathan Krysa Card Pitcher
26th pick of the June 2000 draft pitched at Auburn that summer and at Lexington the year after. Pitched through 2007 in the independent Northern League for its Kansas City franchise
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1 Rusty Kryzanowski Card Outfield
Nice Irish Boy
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
12 Mike Kvasnicka Cards Infield/Catcher
Miguel Tejada's departure via free agency supplied the supplemental pick used by the Astros to pick this righthander from the University of Minnesota # 33 in June 2010. Homered on the first pitch he saw professionally for the Tri-City ValleyCats, June 18, 2010. Homered four times more for the V-Cats and ended up leading the club in RBIs. Everyday third baseman for the 2011 Lexington Legends, and led the club in games and at bats while hitting .260. Switched to catcher, and repeated at Lexington for 2012, becoming one of three Legends to hit 15 home runs for the club. Traded to the Twin for Gonzalo Sanudo at the end of Spring Training 2013
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1 Joe Kwolek Card Infield
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Played at Asheville in '85 and '86 and at Osceola in '86, with the partial season at Asheville in '86 yielding his career best line: .319-5-28
3 David Kady Cards Catcher
NDFA hit .114 for the 2004 and 2005 Greeneville Astros in 26 games.
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2 Keith Kaiser Cards Pitcher
Acquired with Butch Henry and Terry McGriff for Bill Doran on August 31, 1990. Kaiser pitched at Osceola and Jackson in 1991, compiling a ghastly 1 - 9 record with a 10.99 ERA. Also, the first (both alphabetically and chronologically) of four in the organization with the initials "KK."
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1 Pat Kane Card Infield
Non-drafted free agent signed by Tim Purpura out of Villanova hit .203 at Martinsville in 1999
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1 Chris Kann Card Pitcher
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Righthander shown as "Kristopher" in the 2000 Media Guide was an 11th Round draft pick in 1999 who pitched at Martinsville
2 EDDIE KASKO Cards
Infield
 
Houston Colt .45's logo Included in the TCMA the 1960's set-- Led off Opening Day in 1964, and later managed the Red Sox.
2 Matt Kata Cards
Infield
 
Split 2009 between Houston and AAA Round Rock. Hit .200 with the Astros and .269 with the Express. Played 132 games for the Express in 2010, finishing third on the club in hits and doubles
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1 Brad Kaufman Card Pitcher
After having been released by the Yankees organization (who acquired him along with ex-Astro farmhand Jim Bruske) at the end of 1999, this 16th round pick of the Padres in '93 pitched at New Orleans in 2000 after having been invited to spring trainer as a non-roster player.
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3 Pat Keedy Cards 1st Base/Outfield
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Signed as a minor league free agent on December 16, 1987, and invited to 1988 spring training. Sent to AAA Tucson (and pictured there in all three sets), he would spend the year there before getting his last call up to the Majors with the Indians in 1989
2 Buster Keeton Cards Pitcher
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - Actually shown as "Rickey" on his 1982 TCMA Tucson Toros # 13; won eight games and lost fourteen for Triple A Tucson in 1982 and '83
10 Anthony Kelley Cards Pitcher
1986 Southern League All-Star was also featured in each of the three Tucson Jones Photo sets
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9 Frank Kellner Cards Infield
Free agent signed out of Louisiana Tech in '89 got as high as AAA Tucson within the organization. Was both a midseason and postseason all-star for AA Jackson in '93, when he hit .301 in 121 games for the Generals 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
3 Reid Kelly Cards Pitcher
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33rd round pick in 2005 didn't pitch until 2006, but went 4 - 0 with a 3.66 at Rookie Greeneville that year. Much higher ERA at Lexington in 2007, but his peripherals (besides HR/9IP) were still solid and he won the Legends' Pitcher of the Month award for July. Assigned to Lexington again for '08, posted a 1.58 WHIP. 2 - 1 with a 5.23 at Lancaster in 2009, before he was released Mid-June
2 Bill Kelso Cards Coach
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo Pitching Coach for the 1992 Auburn Astros
1 Jon Kemmer Card Outfield
21st round pick in the June 2013 draft hit .221 for the 2013 NYPL champ Tri-City ValleyCats that summer
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1 Russ Kemmerer Card
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Acquired from Chicago for Dean Stone on June 22 of 1962. Kemmerer did well enough to earn his '63 Topps # 338 Houston Colt .45's logo
3 Brian Kemp Cards Outfield
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19th round draft pick out of St. Johns was New York-Penn League midseason All-Star in his draft year of '09, and tied for the team lead in stolen bases. Hit .226 at Lexington in 2010
4 Tony Kemp Cards 2nd Baseman
Tri City ValleyCats logo5th round pick in the June 2013 draft spent June and July at Tri-City and August at Quad Cities. He was fifth in the NYPL in Hits and Walks, and second in Stolen Bases at the time of his callup, and despite playing the last month in Iowa, still led the V-Cats in Stolen Bases
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JEFF KENT Cards
2nd Baseman
 
Hunsicker's biggest signing (prior to Clemens anyway) homered in his first game as an Astro, and now owns the club hit streak record at 24 games. Biggest hit, however, was probably the one that sent the 2004 NLCS back to St. Louis, a three-run homer that made a winner of Brad Lidge and a hero out of Brandon Backe.
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1 Steve Kent Card Pitcher
Former major leaguer with Tampa Bay was signed by Houston as a minor league free agent on December 20, 2005, and appeared in 27 games for the Round Rock Express, going 1 - 0 with 2 saves with a 2.43 ERA. Round Rock Express  logo
17 Jeff Keppinger Cards
Infield
 
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Right handed half of a major-league third-base platoon with Geoff Blum was acquired for a PTBNL on March 31, 2009
34 Charley Kerfeld Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston AstroslogoNoted Jetsons fan
7 Kyle Kessel Cards Pitcher
Former Texas A & M point guard received by the 'Stros in the trade that netted them Roger Cedeño and Octavio Dotel and lost them Derek Bell and Mike Hampton.
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1 Sebastian Kessey Card Pitcher
Lefthander drafted in the 22nd round of the June 2013 draft was used in a relief role at Greeenville that season, though the new Luhnow Approach to Minor League Pitching instituted that year also got him three short Starts. Mixed results were indicated both by a .242 BAA and a 1.44 WHIP New Orleans Zephyrs logo
12 Tim Kester Cards Pitcher
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His 2.06 ERA for Auburn in '93 was second in the New York-Penn that year. Kester started the 1995 Midwest League All-Star Game. He finished '95 with a 12 - 5 record and a 2.97 ERA--good for eighth in the Midwest League--and got as high as AA Jackson in 1997.
9 Doug Ketchen Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo Led Asheville in starts, wins and innings pitched for 1991, then went 8 - 3 with a 2.79 for the '92 Osceola Astros. Doug -- identified as "J.B. Ketchen" on his 1990 ProCards Auburn Astros # 3415 and as "Doug J.B. Ketchen" on his '90 Best Auburn Astros # 8--got as high as AA Jackson in 1993 and 1994.
55 DALLAS KEUCHEL Cards
Pitcher
 
Lefthander from the University of Arkansas was the Astros' seventh pick in the June '09 draft. Finished third on the '09 V-Cats in innings pitched, strikeouts, and WHIP. Led Lancaster starters in ERA, and all JetHawk pitchers in WHIP for 2010. Led the 2011 Corpus Christi Hooks in Wins while being named Texas League Pitcher of the Week twice. Threw his first professional complete game shutout on May 29 vs. Arkansas and was named to both midseason and postseason league All-Star squads. End of year promotion to AAA Oklahoma City, too. 6 - 4 with a 3.90 at Oklahoma City in 2012, mostly before getting called up to Houston for the first time for the game of June 17th (which he lost) before tossing a complete game victory--Houston's first of the season--vs. Cleveland on the 23rd. Ended the year 3 - 8 for Houston with a 5.27 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Began 2013 as a reliever for Houston before entering the rotation in mid-May, Keuchel posted a 5.15 ERA for the year, and struggled particularly in September. The organization's faith paid off in 2014, however, as he basically carried an ERA under 3.20 throughout the year, led the team in Wins and ERA, and was noticed to the extent of a nomination in the 'Last Man' All-Star balloting. And with a Gold Glove. 2015 Opening Day Starter who beat 2014 CYA winner Corey Kluber in the game
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3 Brooks Kieschnick Cards
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Former NCAA Player of the Year at UT and Cubs' first round draft pick remade himself as a sort of two-way player in the first years of the new century, and after an audition at Corpus Christi, hit .304 with a 5.72 ERA for AAA Round Rock in 2005. Corpus Christi Hooks logo
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A Darryl Kile Timeline, with links to other stuff
1 Kellen Kiilsgaard Card Outfielder
Tri City ValleyCats logo30th round pick in 2011 was below the Mendoza line at both Greeneville and Tri-City that year
9 Emilio King Cards Rightfielder
Strong-armed Dominican NDFA led the 2010 Greeneville Astros in AB's and strikeouts, while tying for the team lead in doubles. Named Lexington team MVP after 2011 season as he finished third on the team in doubles and third in hits, but didn't hit at all as he toured the farm in 2012, and was released November 8th
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3 Eric King Cards Infield
13th round pick out of the University of Tennessee in 2005 hit .305 with a .362 OBP and very low isolated power that summer at Tri-City. A strong start to the 2006 campaign at Lexington got him the nod as a midseason All-Star, but he finished the year at .244/.309/.320. May have hit his ceiling at Salem in 2007, when he hit .200 with a .599 OPS, but should have a chance in 2008. Salem Avalanche logo
1 HAL KING Card
Catcher
 
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Opening Day backstop in '68, and catcher for each and every inning of the the longest shutout by innings in major league history. 25 K's in 108 plate appearances as a Houston Astro, however, make him a
3 Hub Kittle Cards Coach
Astros Shooting Star logoManager at AA Dallas-Fort Worth in 1968, at Single A Savannah in 1969 and at AAA Oklahoma City in 1970 joined Houston as a bullpen and first base coach in 1971 and stayed through 1975 when he was fired after the 97-loss debacle
1 Craig Kizer Card Pitcher
1 - 2 with a 4.96 for the 1982 Auburn Astros
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2 Klinton Klass Cards Outfield
Krazy, Kooky, Klinton Klass was the Astros' 28th round pick in the June '93 draft, and hit .204 in 35 games for that year's Auburn squad 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
3 Danny Klassen Cards Infielder
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Rookie League ball in Chandler, Arizona in 1993 for Mr. Klassen, then (in order) Helena, Beloit, Stockton, El Paso, Arizona of the National League, Tucson, back up to the D-Backs, back down to Tucson, up again to Arizona, back down to Tucson, El Paso once more, the major leagues in Detroit, Toledo, and then, in 2005, what we're concerned with here, a season in Round Rock, Texas, where he hit .319 and slugged .535. After being injured all of 2006, he returned to the Express for 2007, and hit .293 in 105 games. Only .219 when he returned in 2008, though.
1 Phil Klimas Card Infield
1976 Appalachian League All-Star for the last ever Covington Astro team was pictured in the 1977 Cocoa Astro set. After departing the Astro organization in 1979 after two years spent at Columbus, his greatest year was probably his last: in 1982, he led the AA Eastern League in batting average and hits, while playing for the Glens Falls White Sox.
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1 David Klinefelter Card Pitcher
Tenth round pick in the June '88 draft went 2 - 3 with a 4.42 for the Auburn Astros
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97 Bob Knepper Cards
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Astrokillah brought in from the Giants with throw-in Chris Bourjos for Enos Cabell went 93 - 100 for the Astros over nine seasons. During his best years--1981 and 1988, when he went 9 - 5 with a 2.18 and 14 - 5 with a 3.14, respecively--he was a quality number two or three starter. But Knepper also led the club in losses four times, while leading in innings pitched once. His legacy also includes a one-hitter he threw 9/21/88 vs. the Braves--and a pattern of mysoginistic statements made to the press.
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10 Alan Knicely Cards
Catcher
 
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A Knice pair
29 RAY KNIGHT Cards
1st Base
 
Received straight up for Cesar Cedeño on 12/18/81; Would make the '82 All-star team during his .294-6-70 season. Actually led the NL in hitting at the break in '83, but was not similarly honored that year. Traded to the Mets for Gerald Young, infielder Manny Lee, and pitcher Mitch Cook on August 28, 1984.
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1 Adam Knobel Card Pitcher
NDFA from Valparaiso went 2- 0 with a save for the 2005 Tri-City squad
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1 Randy Knorr Card
Catcher
 
Anemic-hitting catcher spent most of his time at New Orleans in '99 and also played in the bigs with the Blue Jays
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3 Mark Knudson Cards
Pitcher
 
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1 - 7 with a 5.20 in a Houston uniform, but a winning pitcher while wearing a Brewers cap.
4 Ryan Kochen Cards Pitcher
Team MVP for the 2001 Martinsville Astros--leading the club in average, runs, total bases, and RBI's. Hurt his shoulder April 12, 2002 while playing for Lexington, and was out for the rest of that year, but returned for 2003, and was something of a disappointment, hitting .248 for the light-hitting Legends. Given another crack with Salem in 2004, he hit .254 with 52 K's and 19 walks. Released in July 2005
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2 Lance Koenig Cards 2nd Base
Hit .275 for the 2003 Martinsville Astros in his first pro year and .270 in only 20 games for the 2004 Tri-City Valleycats in his second
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2 Brock Koman Cards Infield
Led the New York Penn League in doubles for 2003 with 25 for the Tri-City Valleycats, then hit the same amount for the 2004 Lexington Legends Tri City ValleyCats logo
6 Doug Konieczny Cards
Pitcher
 
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1971 non-drafted Free Agent signed by Jim Walton would be named Southern League All-Star in 1973, when he led that league in strikeouts. Brief callups that year and the following did not go well, nor did his full-fledged shot in 1975. Still, a place in my heart, as Konieczny's was my first Astro card.
1 Mike Koons Card Pitcher
Lexington Legends logo Signed as an NDFA in 2007, Koons pitched in nine games for Tri-City that year, with four starts. 39 games as a reliever at Lexington in '08 yielded a 57:19 K/BB ratio, and his release from the organization. Last seen pitching for the independent Space Coast Surge of the Florida Winter Baseball League
2 Alex Koppel Cards Batboy
The other batboy at Tri-City in 2011. They gave him a card in 2012 as well
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9 Marc Krauss Cards
Outfield
 
Received with Bobby Borchering in exchange for Chris Johnson on July 29, 2012, Krauss struggled during the remainder of 2012 at Oklahoma City, enduring a 7 for 57 that got him sent to AA Corpus. OBPed .401 with ten homers in 78 Games at Oklahoma in 2013, and got called up to Houston in late June, when an injury to Trevor Crowe created an opening for rightfielder and DH. A .169 Batting Average got him sent back down to OKC on the 15th of August, but he came back up with the roster expansion and was able to boost the season-ending BA to .209
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1 Jordan Kreke Card Infield
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Minor League free agent signed January 2012 played at three levels for the Astros organization over the following season, hit .205 and was released
4 Zak Krislock Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo Reliever at Auburn in 1992 had a 11.2 K/9IP and led the club in saves. Brought back for 1993, he split his time between Asheville and Quad City, and managed 107 K's in 110 innings.
2 Andrew Kroeker Cards Catcher
Only 8 at-bats for the 2005 Tri-City ValleyCats; got 54 more in 2006, homering twice with 6 RBI
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1 Gary Kroll Card
Pitcher
 
Acquired from the Mets for Johnny Weekly and cash on 1/6/66, Kroll compiled a 3.80 ERA with no record in 1966. Optioned to Oklahoma City out of spring training in 1967, Kroll was sent to Cleveland for cash on July 27, 1967. His lone Astro artifact remains a high number.
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1 Jonathan Krysa Card Pitcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
26th pick of the June 2000 draft pitched at Auburn that summer and at Lexington the year after. Pitched through 2007 in the independent Northern League for its Kansas City franchise
1 Rusty Kryzanowski Card Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoNice Irish Boy
12 Mike Kvasnicka Cards Infield/Catcher
Miguel Tejada's departure via free agency supplied the supplemental pick used by the Astros to pick this righthander from the University of Minnesota # 33 in June 2010. Homered on the first pitch he saw professionally for the Tri-City ValleyCats, June 18, 2010. Homered four times more for the V-Cats and ended up leading the club in RBIs. Everyday third baseman for the 2011 Lexington Legends, and led the club in games and at bats while hitting .260. Switched to catcher, and repeated at Lexington for 2012, becoming one of three Legends to hit 15 home runs for the club. Traded to the Twin for Gonzalo Sanudo at the end of Spring Training 2013
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1 Joe Kwolek Card Infield
Played at Asheville in '85 and '86 and at Osceola in '86, with the partial season at Asheville in '86 yielding his career best line: .319-5-28 Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo

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4 Dave Labossiere Cards Trainer
Before his retirement following the 2008 season, Labossiere had been the Astros' Head Trainer for 26 seasons, and trainer for the AAA Tucson Toros the four before that.
4 Carlos Laboy Cards Outfield
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Non-drafted free agent out of Yubocoa, Puerto Rico played four years for the Astros system between'86 and '89--and saw his average drop in each of them.
20 Frank Lacorte Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo Righthander compiled a 1 - 1 record with a 1.35 ERA in four postseason games for the'Stros--but had a habit of losing his cranium when rocked.
18 Mike Lacoss Cards
Pitcher
 
One of the most unflattering photos to grace an Astros card ever?
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2 Pete Ladd Cards
Pitcher
 
The star of our 1981 TCMA Tucson Toros #19, acquired from Boston with Bobby Sprowl for Bob Watson, also appeared on the '80 Topps Rookie Stars # 678; Went 1 - 1 with a 2.92 ERA in 12-1/3 innings for the 'Stros
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3 Carlos Ladeuth Cards Pitcher
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Venezuelan League graduate was 1 - 1 with 1.58 as a reliever for the '06 Greeneville Astros, then put up a 2.42 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP for Tri-City in '07. Both the WHIP and the ERA were upat Lexington in 2008, but Ladeuth was second on the Legends' staff in K's.
1 Kenneth La Honta Card Outfield
1974 Dubuque Packers  logoHit a home run a year between 1974 and 1976: one at Covington in 1974, one at Covington in 1975, and his last at Dubuque (for whom he's pictured, of course) in 1976. Mike Lally, a teammate in the Appalachian League for 1975, recalls that LaHonta "could motor."
1 Brandon Laird Card
Infield
 
Claimed off waivers from the New York Yankees on September 1, 2012, Laird got into 17 Games with the Astros that month, and hit his first major league home run in his second Game with the club. Back and forth between Houston and Oklahoma City in 2013; he Slugged .449 for OKC, and hit .169 for Houston. Granted his free agency October 4, 2013
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1 Steve Lake Card Catcher
Cracked out an even 100 hits for the 1982 Tucson Toros, then went on to play 476 games in the majors for the Cubs,inals, and Phillies. Went two for four in major league postseason at bats. 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Cameron Lamb Card Pitcher
1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
Righthander was selected from the Giants in the AAA phase of the 2012 Rule V draft. Pitched at three levels in the organization in 2012, moving from Quad Cities to Lancaster to Corpus Christi, despite not pitching particularly well at any location
34 Mike Lamb Cards
3rd Base/Left Field
 
Streaky utilityman was beloved by Jimy Williams, who used him--often without justifcation--in platoon with Morgan Ensberg. Despite being more suited to the infield, used in left at beginning of 2005 campaign when rookies Luke Scott and Chris Burke did not get the job done. Well worth the shaky defense in my opinion, such as when he hit the salami off Mark Prior.
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1 Randy Lamb Card Infield
Best year was for the team with whom he's pictured, the 1977 Cocoa Astros, when he hit .279 with 12 ribbies.
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4 Layne Lambert Cards Shortstop
Led the Auburn Astros and finished eighth in the New York-Penn League in 1990 with a .303 average. Briefly reached AA Jackson in his last pro year of 1992. 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Mitchell Lambson Cards Pitcher
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Lefthander was the 19th round pick from Arizona State in June 2011 and posted a fine 1.16 WHIP at Tri-City over the months that followed. Mostly pitched at Lexington in 2012 and struck out 42 in 36 IP, while only walking 10. Struck out 79 in 71-1/3 IP at Quad Cities in 2013
1 Keith Lampard Card Outfield
Native of Warrington UK and second round pick (24th overall) in the 1965 draft led the 1969 Oklahoma City 89ers in Triples, while finishing second in Homers and third in OPS. Got into nine games for Houston in 1969, and into 53 in '70. Led the 1971 89ers in hitting and doubles. Sent directly from OKC to the Cardinals affiliate in Tulsa midway through the 1972 season and played another year before hanging it up
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4 Lawrence Lamphere Cards 2nd Base
South Atlantic League Midseason All-Star in 1989, when, despite hitting only .223, he led the league in stolen bases with 67 and threw in 65 walks and 24 doubles.
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12 Dave Landaker Cards Shortstop
Eight of his ten cards have something to do with his status as the Astros' number two pick in the June 1992 draft. Didn't play in 1992 due to injury (?), then only got into ten games at Gulf Coast in 1993. Played decently as a 20-year old at Gulf Coast in '94, but flunked out after his .206-18-0 year at Kissimmee in 1995. Almost incontrovertibly one of the worst draft picks in Astros' history.
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10 Rafael Landestoy Cards
2nd Base/Shortstop
 
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Received by the Astros with future NLCS MVP Jeff Leonard in exchange for Joe Ferguson on July 1, 1978. Landestoy's best year for the Astros was probably 1979, when he hit .270 and had a slightly better-than-League-average .338 On Base percentage. He scored the winning run in Game Three of the 1980 NLCS, then drove in the first run in the eighth inning of the fifth game. Landestoy was traded to the Reds for Harry Spilman on June 8, 1981. He returned to the organization in 1985, when he played a year for AAA Tucson. Click to see his nine cards.
3 Jim Landis Cards
Outfield
 
Astros Shooting Star logo Defensive specialist playing his last season in Houston in 1967 made 50 putouts in 50 games with no errors, but only had a moderate Range Factor of 1.27
2 Bryce Lane Cards Outfielder
41st round pick in 2010 barely cleared the Mendoza line at Greeneville that summer. Fourth outfielder at Lexington in 2011 and hit .238
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1 Ira Lane Card Outfield
Hit .093 for the '82 Daytona Beach Astros
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JASON LANE Cards
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After years of having opportunities dangled in front of him, only to be pulled away, the early going of 2005 seemed as if Lane were finally emerging as the OPS monster we knew lurked within. 2006, despite an increase in plate discipline, changed our minds about this, though, and Lane was traded to San Diego for cash towards the end of 2007. Pity, really.
8 Kevin Lane Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoMost remarkable line's gotta be his 3 - 10 record to go with the 2.69 ERA for the '93 Osceola Astros
4 Raphael Lanfranco Cards Catcher
Three of his four cards call him "Raphael" with a ph, rather than "Rafael," with an f, so I'm going with that. Got as high as Burlington in 1992, where he hit his one professional homer.
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10 Gregg Langbehn Cards Coach
Came into the Astros system in '99 as Pitching Coach with Auburn, graduated to Lexington, managed at Tri-City for three years, and is currently managing at Lexington. His 2004 and 2006 teams at Tri-City both won the Stedler division and advanced to the New York-Penn League finals, but each fell short, and finished as league runners up. Lexington Legends logo
2 Allen Langdon Cards Outfield
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Tenth round pick in the June 2005 draft played only 11 games for the 2005 Greeneville Astros due to injury. Repeating at Greeneville in 2006, he finished fourth on the club with a .343 OBP. Released in June 2007
1 Clarke Lange Card Infield
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoHit .217 with three homers and 24 RBI for the 1985 Osceola Astros
1 Vitas Laniauskas Card Asst. GM
Assistant General Manager for the 1989 Asheville Tourists
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16 Hal Lanier Cards
Manager
 
1986 National League Manager of the Year for Houston, and was JR Richard's final strikeout victim in that fireballer's first major-league start. 1980's Houston Astros logo
2 Cory Lapinski Cards Pitcher
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Lefthander was an 11th round pick in the 2005 June draft and walked 38 in 33 innings for Tri-City that year. Showed improvement at Tri-City in 2006, striking out 45 and walking 29 in 37-1/3 innings with a 2.41 ERA, but was released in March of 2007
4 NORM LARKER Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Houston Colt .45's logoIn his only year with the club, Larker led the 1962 Colt .45's in walks, doubles, and OBP. wise, Larker's is the only '62 Bazooka I've got
3 Steve Larose Cards Pitcher
Pitched for the Jackson Mets in 1990, then the Jackson Generals in 1991, after coming to the Houston organization in a trade that also acquired Nick Davis in exchange for Dan Schatzeder.
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3 Don Larsen Cards
Pitcher
 
Sure the World Series perfecto, but also owner of three other World Series victories. 4 - 8 with a 2.40 in 108-2/3 innings for (mostly) the '64 Colts. Houston Colt .45's logo
3 Dan Larson Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Colt .45's logo
Pitcher received with another for Claude Osteen had a deceptive 5 - 8 record in 1976, and a very informative 1 - 7 record in '77
2 Kirk Larson Cards Shortstop
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo 28th round pick in the June '91 draft hit a buck-sixty at Auburn in 1992
1 Ryan Larson Card 3rd Base
38th Round Pick of the Astros in 2002 played at both Martinsville and Tri-City that year, hitting a homer with 17 RBI before his eventual release. He extended his professional career somewhat with two years in the independent Frontier League
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
6 Larry Lasky Cards Trainer
First took a job with the Astros organization at Sarasota in 1978, and was still working at Osceola County Stadium in 1996. Tucson Toros logo
1 Jason Latham Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
Free Agent pick pitched at Martinsville in 1999
5 Barry Latman Cards
Pitcher
 
According to JewsInSports.org, Latman felt strongly enough about his Jewish heritage and religion, that he honeymooned in Israel. Latman went 13-5 (including nine straight victories) in 1961 for the Indians, and made the All-Star team. He joined the Houston Astros in 1966, and the website notes that Latman had three Jewish teammates on that team: Norm Miller, Larry Sherry, and Bo Belinsky. Though that's kind of a misleading statement: I can't really imagine a devout guy like Latman having much to say to certified whacko Belinsky. But anyway. . . .Latman retired after the 1967 season, finishing 20-16 lifetime, with 16 saves. He was 5 - 13 with one save as a 'Stro.
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Andy Launier Card 1st Base
2006 49th round pick from Sierra College in California was signed for 6th - 9th round money as a Draft and Follow, then made his debut at Greeneville in '07. He there put up a better-than-league average slugging percentage, and was named Greeneville Offensive and Defensive Player of the Month for June. Released in May 2008, however.
Greeneville Astros logo
2 George Lauzerique Cards Pitcher
The Cuban-born Lauzerique reached the majors at the age of 19 with the Athletics, but was playing in Mexico by his 25th birthday. After two years out of baseball, returned to give it a whirl with the 1975 and 1976 Dubuque Packers squads, for whom he got a couple cards, and coached a year. 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Scott Lawler Card Catcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
Played in the Cape Cod League before being picked as a free agent and assigned to Auburn in 1997, but went no further.
5 Tom Lawless Cards Manager
Managed the 2009 Lexington Legends to a 68 - 72 record and the 2010 Lancaster JetHawks to a 54 - 86 mark. Replaced Tony Defrancesco as Oklahoma City manager in 2012 when the former was named interim manager for Houston in the wake of Brad Mills' firing. Worked as the RedHawks' infield coach in 2013
Lexington Legends logo
1 Carlos Lazu Card
Pitcher
Pitched in 13 games, finishing 8, for the 2007 Greeneville Astros before his 50-game suspension. Pitched in 3 games at Greeneville after his return in August 2008, posting a 5.40 ERA
Greeneville Astros logo
4 Dave Labossiere Cards Trainer
Before his retirement following the 2008 season, Labossiere had been the Astros' Head Trainer for 26 seasons, and trainer for the AAA Tucson Toros the four before that. Greeneville Astros logo
4 Carlos Laboy Cards Outfield
Asheville Tourists logo
Non-drafted free agent out of Yubocoa, Puerto Rico played four years for the Astros system between'86 and '89--and saw his average drop in each of them.
20 Frank Lacorte Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo Righthander compiled a 1 - 1 record with a 1.35 ERA in four postseason games for the'Stros--but had a habit of losing his cranium when rocked.
18 Mike Lacoss Cards
Pitcher
 
One of the most unflattering photos to grace an Astros card ever?
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Pete Ladd Cards
Pitcher
 
The star of our 1981 TCMA Tucson Toros #19, acquired from Boston with Bobby Sprowl for Bob Watson, also appeared on the '80 Topps Rookie Stars # 678; Went 1 - 1 with a 2.92 ERA in 12-1/3 innings for the 'Stros
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
3 Carlos Ladeuth Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Venezuelan League graduate was 1 - 1 with 1.58 as a reliever for the '06 Greeneville Astros, then put up a 2.42 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP for Tri-City in '07. Both the WHIP and the ERA were upat Lexington in 2008, but Ladeuth was second on the Legends' staff in K's.
1 Kenneth La Honta Card Outfield
1974 Dubuque Packers  logoHit a home run a year between 1974 and 1976: one at Covington in 1974, one at Covington in 1975, and his last at Dubuque (for whom he's pictured, of course) in 1976. Mike Lally, a teammate in the Appalachian League for 1975, recalls that LaHonta "could motor."
1 Brandon Laird Card
Infield
 
Claimed off waivers from the New York Yankees on September 1, 2012, Laird got into 17 Games with the Astros that month, and hit his first major league home run in his second Game with the club. Back and forth between Houston and Oklahoma City in 2013; he Slugged .449 for OKC, and hit .169 for Houston. Granted his free agency October 4, 2013
1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Steve Lake Card Catcher
Cracked out an even 100 hits for the 1982 Tucson Toros, then went on to play 476 games in the majors for the Cubs,inals, and Phillies. Went two for four in major league postseason at bats. 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Cameron Lamb Card Pitcher
1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
Righthander was selected from the Giants in the AAA phase of the 2012 Rule V draft. Pitched at three levels in the organization in 2012, moving from Quad Cities to Lancaster to Corpus Christi, despite not pitching particularly well at any location
34 Mike Lamb Cards
3rd Base/Left Field
 
Streaky utilityman was beloved by Jimy Williams, who used him--often without justifcation--in platoon with Morgan Ensberg. Despite being more suited to the infield, used in left at beginning of 2005 campaign when rookies Luke Scott and Chris Burke did not get the job done. Well worth the shaky defense in my opinion, such as when he hit the salami off Mark Prior.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Randy Lamb Card Infield
Best year was for the team with whom he's pictured, the 1977 Cocoa Astros, when he hit .279 with 12 ribbies.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Layne Lambert Cards Shortstop
Led the Auburn Astros and finished eighth in the New York-Penn League in 1990 with a .303 average. Briefly reached AA Jackson in his last pro year of 1992. 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Mitchell Lambson Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Lefthander was the 19th round pick from Arizona State in June 2011 and posted a fine 1.16 WHIP at Tri-City over the months that followed. Mostly pitched at Lexington in 2012 and struck out 42 in 36 IP, while only walking 10. Struck out 79 in 71-1/3 IP at Quad Cities in 2013
1 Keith Lampard Card Outfield
Native of Warrington UK and second round pick (24th overall) in the 1965 draft led the 1969 Oklahoma City 89ers in Triples, while finishing second in Homers and third in OPS. Got into nine games for Houston in 1969, and into 53 in '70. Led the 1971 89ers in hitting and doubles. Sent directly from OKC to the Cardinals affiliate in Tulsa midway through the 1972 season and played another year before hanging it up
Tri City ValleyCats logo
4 Lawrence Lamphere Cards 2nd Base
South Atlantic League Midseason All-Star in 1989, when, despite hitting only .223, he led the league in stolen bases with 67 and threw in 65 walks and 24 doubles.
Asheville Tourists logo
12 Dave Landaker Cards Shortstop
Eight of his ten cards have something to do with his status as the Astros' number two pick in the June 1992 draft. Didn't play in 1992 due to injury (?), then only got into ten games at Gulf Coast in 1993. Played decently as a 20-year old at Gulf Coast in '94, but flunked out after his .206-18-0 year at Kissimmee in 1995. Almost incontrovertibly one of the worst draft picks in Astros' history.
Kissimmee Cobras logo
10 Rafael Landestoy Cards
2nd Base/Shortstop
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
Received by the Astros with future NLCS MVP Jeff Leonard in exchange for Joe Ferguson on July 1, 1978. Landestoy's best year for the Astros was probably 1979, when he hit .270 and had a slightly better-than-League-average .338 On Base percentage. He scored the winning run in Game Three of the 1980 NLCS, then drove in the first run in the eighth inning of the fifth game. Landestoy was traded to the Reds for Harry Spilman on June 8, 1981. He returned to the organization in 1985, when he played a year for AAA Tucson. Click to see his nine cards.
3 Jim Landis Cards
Outfield
 
Astros Shooting Star logo Defensive specialist playing his last season in Houston in 1967 made 50 putouts in 50 games with no errors, but only had a moderate Range Factor of 1.27
2 Bryce Lane Cards Outfielder
41st round pick in 2010 barely cleared the Mendoza line at Greeneville that summer. Fourth outfielder at Lexington in 2011 and hit .238
Greeneville Astros logo
1 Ira Lane Card Outfield
Hit .093 for the '82 Daytona Beach Astros
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
179
 
JASON LANE Cards
Outfield
 
Round Rock Express  logo
After years of having opportunities dangled in front of him, only to be pulled away, the early going of 2005 seemed as if Lane were finally emerging as the OPS monster we knew lurked within. 2006, despite an increase in plate discipline, changed our minds about this, though, and Lane was traded to San Diego for cash towards the end of 2007. Pity, really.
8 Kevin Lane Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoMost remarkable line's gotta be his 3 - 10 record to go with the 2.69 ERA for the '93 Osceola Astros
4 Raphael Lanfranco Cards Catcher
Three of his four cards call him "Raphael" with a ph, rather than "Rafael," with an f, so I'm going with that. Got as high as Burlington in 1992, where he hit his one professional homer.
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
10 Gregg Langbehn Cards Coach
Came into the Astros system in '99 as Pitching Coach with Auburn, graduated to Lexington, managed at Tri-City for three years, and is currently managing at Lexington. His 2004 and 2006 teams at Tri-City both won the Stedler division and advanced to the New York-Penn League finals, but each fell short, and finished as league runners up. Lexington Legends logo
2 Allen Langdon Cards Outfield
Greeneville Astros logo
Tenth round pick in the June 2005 draft played only 11 games for the 2005 Greeneville Astros due to injury. Repeating at Greeneville in 2006, he finished fourth on the club with a .343 OBP. Released in June 2007
1 Clarke Lange Card Infield
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoHit .217 with three homers and 24 RBI for the 1985 Osceola Astros
1 Vitas Laniauskas Card Asst. GM
Assistant General Manager for the 1989 Asheville Tourists
Asheville Tourists logo
16 Hal Lanier Cards
Manager
 
1986 National League Manager of the Year for Houston, and was JR Richard's final strikeout victim in that fireballer's first major-league start. 1980's Houston Astros logo
2 Cory Lapinski Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Lefthander was an 11th round pick in the 2005 June draft and walked 38 in 33 innings for Tri-City that year. Showed improvement at Tri-City in 2006, striking out 45 and walking 29 in 37-1/3 innings with a 2.41 ERA, but was released in March of 2007
4 NORM LARKER Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Houston Colt .45's logoIn his only year with the club, Larker led the 1962 Colt .45's in walks, doubles, and OBP. wise, Larker's is the only '62 Bazooka I've got
3 Steve Larose Cards Pitcher
Pitched for the Jackson Mets in 1990, then the Jackson Generals in 1991, after coming to the Houston organization in a trade that also acquired Nick Davis in exchange for Dan Schatzeder.
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
3 Don Larsen Cards
Pitcher
 
Sure the World Series perfecto, but also owner of three other World Series victories. 4 - 8 with a 2.40 in 108-2/3 innings for (mostly) the '64 Colts. Houston Colt .45's logo
3 Dan Larson Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Colt .45's logo
Pitcher received with another for Claude Osteen had a deceptive 5 - 8 record in 1976, and a very informative 1 - 7 record in '77
2 Kirk Larson Cards Shortstop
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo 28th round pick in the June '91 draft hit a buck-sixty at Auburn in 1992
1 Ryan Larson Card 3rd Base
38th Round Pick of the Astros in 2002 played at both Martinsville and Tri-City that year, hitting a homer with 17 RBI before his eventual release. He extended his professional career somewhat with two years in the independent Frontier League
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
6 Larry Lasky Cards Trainer
First took a job with the Astros organization at Sarasota in 1978, and was still working at Osceola County Stadium in 1996. Tucson Toros logo
1 Jason Latham Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
Free Agent pick pitched at Martinsville in 1999
5 Barry Latman Cards
Pitcher
 
According to JewsInSports.org, Latman felt strongly enough about his Jewish heritage and religion, that he honeymooned in Israel. Latman went 13-5 (including nine straight victories) in 1961 for the Indians, and made the All-Star team. He joined the Houston Astros in 1966, and the website notes that Latman had three Jewish teammates on that team: Norm Miller, Larry Sherry, and Bo Belinsky. Though that's kind of a misleading statement: I can't really imagine a devout guy like Latman having much to say to certified whacko Belinsky. But anyway. . . .Latman retired after the 1967 season, finishing 20-16 lifetime, with 16 saves. He was 5 - 13 with one save as a 'Stro.
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Andy Launier Card 1st Base
2006 49th round pick from Sierra College in California was signed for 6th - 9th round money as a Draft and Follow, then made his debut at Greeneville in '07. He there put up a better-than-league average slugging percentage, and was named Greeneville Offensive and Defensive Player of the Month for June. Released in May 2008, however.
Greeneville Astros logo
2 George Lauzerique Cards Pitcher
The Cuban-born Lauzerique reached the majors at the age of 19 with the Athletics, but was playing in Mexico by his 25th birthday. After two years out of baseball, returned to give it a whirl with the 1975 and 1976 Dubuque Packers squads, for whom he got a couple cards, and coached a year. 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Scott Lawler Card Catcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
Played in the Cape Cod League before being picked as a free agent and assigned to Auburn in 1997, but went no further.
5 Tom Lawless Cards Manager
Managed the 2009 Lexington Legends to a 68 - 72 record and the 2010 Lancaster JetHawks to a 54 - 86 mark. Replaced Tony Defrancesco as Oklahoma City manager in 2012 when the former was named interim manager for Houston in the wake of Brad Mills' firing. Worked as the RedHawks' infield coach in 2013
Lexington Legends logo
1 Carlos Lazu Card
Pitcher
Pitched in 13 games, finishing 8, for the 2007 Greeneville Astros before his 50-game suspension. Pitched in 3 games at Greeneville after his return in August 2008, posting a 5.40 ERA
Greeneville Astros logo
4 Dave Labossiere Cards Trainer
Before his retirement following the 2008 season, Labossiere had been the Astros' Head Trainer for 26 seasons, and trainer for the AAA Tucson Toros the four before that. Greeneville Astros logo
4 Carlos Laboy Cards Outfield
Asheville Tourists logo
Non-drafted free agent out of Yubocoa, Puerto Rico played four years for the Astros system between'86 and '89--and saw his average drop in each of them.
20 Frank Lacorte Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo Righthander compiled a 1 - 1 record with a 1.35 ERA in four postseason games for the'Stros--but had a habit of losing his cranium when rocked.
18 Mike Lacoss Cards
Pitcher
 
One of the most unflattering photos to grace an Astros card ever?
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Pete Ladd Cards
Pitcher
 
The star of our 1981 TCMA Tucson Toros #19, acquired from Boston with Bobby Sprowl for Bob Watson, also appeared on the '80 Topps Rookie Stars # 678; Went 1 - 1 with a 2.92 ERA in 12-1/3 innings for the 'Stros
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
3 Carlos Ladeuth Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Venezuelan League graduate was 1 - 1 with 1.58 as a reliever for the '06 Greeneville Astros, then put up a 2.42 ERA with a 1.11 WHIP for Tri-City in '07. Both the WHIP and the ERA were upat Lexington in 2008, but Ladeuth was second on the Legends' staff in K's.
1 Kenneth La Honta Card Outfield
1974 Dubuque Packers  logoHit a home run a year between 1974 and 1976: one at Covington in 1974, one at Covington in 1975, and his last at Dubuque (for whom he's pictured, of course) in 1976. Mike Lally, a teammate in the Appalachian League for 1975, recalls that LaHonta "could motor."
1 Brandon Laird Card
Infield
 
Claimed off waivers from the New York Yankees on September 1, 2012, Laird got into 17 Games with the Astros that month, and hit his first major league home run in his second Game with the club. Back and forth between Houston and Oklahoma City in 2013; he Slugged .449 for OKC, and hit .169 for Houston. Granted his free agency October 4, 2013
1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Steve Lake Card Catcher
Cracked out an even 100 hits for the 1982 Tucson Toros, then went on to play 476 games in the majors for the Cubs,inals, and Phillies. Went two for four in major league postseason at bats. 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Cameron Lamb Card Pitcher
1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
Righthander was selected from the Giants in the AAA phase of the 2012 Rule V draft. Pitched at three levels in the organization in 2012, moving from Quad Cities to Lancaster to Corpus Christi, despite not pitching particularly well at any location
34 Mike Lamb Cards
3rd Base/Left Field
 
Streaky utilityman was beloved by Jimy Williams, who used him--often without justifcation--in platoon with Morgan Ensberg. Despite being more suited to the infield, used in left at beginning of 2005 campaign when rookies Luke Scott and Chris Burke did not get the job done. Well worth the shaky defense in my opinion, such as when he hit the salami off Mark Prior.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Randy Lamb Card Infield
Best year was for the team with whom he's pictured, the 1977 Cocoa Astros, when he hit .279 with 12 ribbies.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Layne Lambert Cards Shortstop
Led the Auburn Astros and finished eighth in the New York-Penn League in 1990 with a .303 average. Briefly reached AA Jackson in his last pro year of 1992. 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Mitchell Lambson Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Lefthander was the 19th round pick from Arizona State in June 2011 and posted a fine 1.16 WHIP at Tri-City over the months that followed. Mostly pitched at Lexington in 2012 and struck out 42 in 36 IP, while only walking 10. Struck out 79 in 71-1/3 IP at Quad Cities in 2013
1 Keith Lampard Card Outfield
Native of Warrington UK and second round pick (24th overall) in the 1965 draft led the 1969 Oklahoma City 89ers in Triples, while finishing second in Homers and third in OPS. Got into nine games for Houston in 1969, and into 53 in '70. Led the 1971 89ers in hitting and doubles. Sent directly from OKC to the Cardinals affiliate in Tulsa midway through the 1972 season and played another year before hanging it up
Tri City ValleyCats logo
4 Lawrence Lamphere Cards 2nd Base
South Atlantic League Midseason All-Star in 1989, when, despite hitting only .223, he led the league in stolen bases with 67 and threw in 65 walks and 24 doubles.
Asheville Tourists logo
12 Dave Landaker Cards Shortstop
Eight of his ten cards have something to do with his status as the Astros' number two pick in the June 1992 draft. Didn't play in 1992 due to injury (?), then only got into ten games at Gulf Coast in 1993. Played decently as a 20-year old at Gulf Coast in '94, but flunked out after his .206-18-0 year at Kissimmee in 1995. Almost incontrovertibly one of the worst draft picks in Astros' history.
Kissimmee Cobras logo
10 Rafael Landestoy Cards
2nd Base/Shortstop
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
Received by the Astros with future NLCS MVP Jeff Leonard in exchange for Joe Ferguson on July 1, 1978. Landestoy's best year for the Astros was probably 1979, when he hit .270 and had a slightly better-than-League-average .338 On Base percentage. He scored the winning run in Game Three of the 1980 NLCS, then drove in the first run in the eighth inning of the fifth game. Landestoy was traded to the Reds for Harry Spilman on June 8, 1981. He returned to the organization in 1985, when he played a year for AAA Tucson. Click to see his nine cards.
3 Jim Landis Cards
Outfield
 
Astros Shooting Star logo Defensive specialist playing his last season in Houston in 1967 made 50 putouts in 50 games with no errors, but only had a moderate Range Factor of 1.27
2 Bryce Lane Cards Outfielder
41st round pick in 2010 barely cleared the Mendoza line at Greeneville that summer. Fourth outfielder at Lexington in 2011 and hit .238
Greeneville Astros logo
1 Ira Lane Card Outfield
Hit .093 for the '82 Daytona Beach Astros
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
179
 
JASON LANE Cards
Outfield
 
Round Rock Express  logo
After years of having opportunities dangled in front of him, only to be pulled away, the early going of 2005 seemed as if Lane were finally emerging as the OPS monster we knew lurked within. 2006, despite an increase in plate discipline, changed our minds about this, though, and Lane was traded to San Diego for cash towards the end of 2007. Pity, really.
8 Kevin Lane Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoMost remarkable line's gotta be his 3 - 10 record to go with the 2.69 ERA for the '93 Osceola Astros
4 Raphael Lanfranco Cards Catcher
Three of his four cards call him "Raphael" with a ph, rather than "Rafael," with an f, so I'm going with that. Got as high as Burlington in 1992, where he hit his one professional homer.
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
10 Gregg Langbehn Cards Coach
Came into the Astros system in '99 as Pitching Coach with Auburn, graduated to Lexington, managed at Tri-City for three years, and is currently managing at Lexington. His 2004 and 2006 teams at Tri-City both won the Stedler division and advanced to the New York-Penn League finals, but each fell short, and finished as league runners up. Lexington Legends logo
2 Allen Langdon Cards Outfield
Greeneville Astros logo
Tenth round pick in the June 2005 draft played only 11 games for the 2005 Greeneville Astros due to injury. Repeating at Greeneville in 2006, he finished fourth on the club with a .343 OBP. Released in June 2007
1 Clarke Lange Card Infield
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoHit .217 with three homers and 24 RBI for the 1985 Osceola Astros
1 Vitas Laniauskas Card Asst. GM
Assistant General Manager for the 1989 Asheville Tourists
Asheville Tourists logo
16 Hal Lanier Cards
Manager
 
1986 National League Manager of the Year for Houston, and was JR Richard's final strikeout victim in that fireballer's first major-league start. 1980's Houston Astros logo
2 Cory Lapinski Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Lefthander was an 11th round pick in the 2005 June draft and walked 38 in 33 innings for Tri-City that year. Showed improvement at Tri-City in 2006, striking out 45 and walking 29 in 37-1/3 innings with a 2.41 ERA, but was released in March of 2007
4 NORM LARKER Cards
1st Base/Outfield
 
Houston Colt .45's logoIn his only year with the club, Larker led the 1962 Colt .45's in walks, doubles, and OBP. wise, Larker's is the only '62 Bazooka I've got
3 Steve Larose Cards Pitcher
Pitched for the Jackson Mets in 1990, then the Jackson Generals in 1991, after coming to the Houston organization in a trade that also acquired Nick Davis in exchange for Dan Schatzeder.
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
3 Don Larsen Cards
Pitcher
 
Sure the World Series perfecto, but also owner of three other World Series victories. 4 - 8 with a 2.40 in 108-2/3 innings for (mostly) the '64 Colts. Houston Colt .45's logo
3 Dan Larson Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Colt .45's logo
Pitcher received with another for Claude Osteen had a deceptive 5 - 8 record in 1976, and a very informative 1 - 7 record in '77
2 Kirk Larson Cards Shortstop
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo 28th round pick in the June '91 draft hit a buck-sixty at Auburn in 1992
1 Ryan Larson Card 3rd Base
38th Round Pick of the Astros in 2002 played at both Martinsville and Tri-City that year, hitting a homer with 17 RBI before his eventual release. He extended his professional career somewhat with two years in the independent Frontier League
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
6 Larry Lasky Cards Trainer
First took a job with the Astros organization at Sarasota in 1978, and was still working at Osceola County Stadium in 1996. Tucson Toros logo
1 Jason Latham Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
Free Agent pick pitched at Martinsville in 1999
5 Barry Latman Cards
Pitcher
 
According to JewsInSports.org, Latman felt strongly enough about his Jewish heritage and religion, that he honeymooned in Israel. Latman went 13-5 (including nine straight victories) in 1961 for the Indians, and made the All-Star team. He joined the Houston Astros in 1966, and the website notes that Latman had three Jewish teammates on that team: Norm Miller, Larry Sherry, and Bo Belinsky. Though that's kind of a misleading statement: I can't really imagine a devout guy like Latman having much to say to certified whacko Belinsky. But anyway. . . .Latman retired after the 1967 season, finishing 20-16 lifetime, with 16 saves. He was 5 - 13 with one save as a 'Stro.
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
1 Andy Launier Card 1st Base
2006 49th round pick from Sierra College in California was signed for 6th - 9th round money as a Draft and Follow, then made his debut at Greeneville in '07. He there put up a better-than-league average slugging percentage, and was named Greeneville Offensive and Defensive Player of the Month for June. Released in May 2008, however.
Greeneville Astros logo
2 George Lauzerique Cards Pitcher
The Cuban-born Lauzerique reached the majors at the age of 19 with the Athletics, but was playing in Mexico by his 25th birthday. After two years out of baseball, returned to give it a whirl with the 1975 and 1976 Dubuque Packers squads, for whom he got a couple cards, and coached a year. 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Scott Lawler Card Catcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
Played in the Cape Cod League before being picked as a free agent and assigned to Auburn in 1997, but went no further.
5 Tom Lawless Cards Manager
Managed the 2009 Lexington Legends to a 68 - 72 record and the 2010 Lancaster JetHawks to a 54 - 86 mark. Replaced Tony Defrancesco as Oklahoma City manager in 2012 when the former was named interim manager for Houston in the wake of Brad Mills' firing. Worked as the RedHawks' infield coach in 2013
Lexington Legends logo
1 Carlos Lazu Card
Pitcher
Pitched in 13 games, finishing 8, for the 2007 Greeneville Astros before his 50-game suspension. Pitched in 3 games at Greeneville after his return in August 2008, posting a 5.40 ERA
Greeneville Astros logo

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2 Ramon Leader Cards Outfield
Played on the last ever Covington Astro team, and finished with the 1978 Daytona Beach Astros
3 Del Leatherwood Cards Pitcher
Got as high as Tucson in 1980 and '81, but his best year was for the 1979 Columbus Astros, for whom he was 15 - 11 with a 3.07. There does seem to be some doubt about the spelling of his name--each of his three cards shows a different version--but Pat Doyle has it as shown here.
1 Luis Ledesma Card Outfield
After hitting .317 in 1998 for the Dominican Summer League Astros, they brought him to the States and Martinsville for 1999. After he hit in .183 in 26 games, they musta sent him back. . .
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
383
 
CARLOS LEE Cards
Outfield
 
100-Million dollar free agent outfielder was Houston team MVP in his first year of 2007, and became fifth player in team history to post a .300-30-100 season. Much better defensively than you'd expect from a fat man, too! His injury late in the 2008 season sealed the Astros fate in the last season to date that mattered. Drove in 100 while hitting .300 in each of his first three years in Houston; after that the expected thirty-something power loss left him less effective if not the total drain on a franchise that some fans made him out to be. Always kept the strikeouts down, always stayed sensible with two strikes, it's not just the Los Caballitos who will miss Lee. Traded to the Marlins on July 5, 2012
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Chris Lee Card Pitcher
After going 5 - 2 with a Gulf Coast League-leading 1.15 for Sarasota in '87, Lee advanced to Asheville for'88
Asheville Tourists logo
8 Christopher Lee Cards Pitcher
Asheville Tourists logo
Lefthander was the fourth round pick in the June 2011 amateur draft and had a real good groundout/flyout ratio at Greeneville that summer, if not much else. Limited to only 8-2/3 innings at G-ville in 2012. Finally put it together in his third stint at G-ville in 2013: was 2 - 2 with a 3.10 and a 1.09 WHIP, while leading the team in K's
1 David Lee Card Pitcher
Round Rock Express logoMajor leaguer with the Rockies, Padres, and Indians was 1 - 1 with a 4.35 in 31 innings for the 2006 Round Rock Express
2 Eric Lee Cards Outfield
Lee's unnumbered 2000 Grandstand Auburn Doubleday card notes, somewhat cryptically: "He is the owner of Minuteman Press in Baytown, TX."
Michigan BattleCats logo
1 John Lee Card Pitcher
6' 3" 190 righthander was drafted out of Memphis State and assigned immediately to single A Dubuque in 1976, where he went 1 - 2 with a 5.73. Briefly pitched for the '77 Cocoa Astros with no record before leaving baseball. 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Chase Lehr Card Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
49th round draft pick, Class of '08, was 0 - 1 with a 6.52 in 7 games for that season's Tri-City Valley Cats squad
3 Stan Leland Cards Pitcher
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logoBroke in with Gulf Coast and Cocoa in 1977, and got as high as Tucson in 1981, but his best season was probably with Columbus the year previous, when he was 8 - 11 with a 3.49
16 Denny Lemaster Cards
Pitcher
 
NL All-Star in 1967 with the Braves, LeMaster--given name "Denver"-- is owner of the 16th best single season in Astros history--minimum 20 starts-- for ERA/IP X 100, which if you get my drift kind of tells you who pitched the best, the most.

LeMaster's somewhat luckless
1968 season:
Yr ERA  IP W L GS CG  H BB  K
'68 2.81 224 10 15 32  7 231 72 146

Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
6 Mark Lemongello Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired in a December '75 deal that sent (among others) Dave A Roberts to the Tigers, Lemongello is considered to have flunked out (and was traded to Toronto for Alan Ashby in the winter of '78), but was actually better than Roberts' last season in both of his. . . .
1980's Houston Astros logo
3 Fehlandt Lentini Cards Outfield
Lexington Legends logo
No we are not making this up: "Fehlandt Lentini" was the actual name of a once-legitimate Astros' prospect. Signed as a non-drafted free agent after the season had already started in 2001, he played at three levels that year and finished up at Lexington, where he hit .295. In 2002, Lentini was a Midwest League All Star for the Michigan BattleCats, and in 2003 he drove in 48 for Salem, and got a cup of coffee at AA Round Rock. In 2004, he played in the independent Frontier League
8 Arcenio Leon Cards Pitcher
Grandstand proclaimed him an Appalachian League Top Prospect in 2007 despite an 0 - 7 record that summer at Greeneville. 3 - 1 with a 3.33 when he repeated at Greeenville in 2008, and a 1.85 WHIP at Lexington in '09. 2.33 ERA and 1.17 WHIP at Lexington in 2010. Third in Holds and Games Finished at Corpus in 2011. 3 - 2 with a 4.38 at Corpus in 2012, and placed on waivers November 3, picked up by the Brewers
Lexington Legends logo
8 Jeff Leonard Cards
Outfield
 
Received from the Dodgers with Rafael Landestoy and cash for Joe Ferguson on September 11, 1978, and later moved with Dave Bergman in one of the more horrible deals the club has ever made to the Giants for Mike Ivie. Leonard was also the principal player in an interesting ending to a game vs. the Mets.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Jacob Leonhardt Cards Pitcher
Righthander from Nacogdoches, TX, also known as Robert, walked more than he struck out at Tri-City in 2007. After a 4 - 14 year at Lexington in 2008, was released in November 2008. Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Don Leppert Cards
Coach
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
Third base coach for Houston between 1980 and 1985 under first Bill Virdon and then Bob Lillis
4 Dan Lewis Cards Outfield
Third round pick in the 1986 January draft whose best year was probably at Asheville in 1988, when despite hitting .239, chipped in with 11 doubles and 12 homers in 107 games. Also went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a saving defensive play in Dean Hartgraves' no-hitter for Asheville that year.
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Eddie Lewis Cards Pitcher
11th round selection in the June 1993 draft spent a year at Quad City
Quad City River Bandits logo
14 Jimmy Lewis Cards Pitcher
Second round pick in 1991 Draft was overworked at Florida State and never even had a 100-inning season in the minors for Houston. His 1994 Classic Osceola Astros # 13 is a wrongback that shows Lewis instead as teammate Doug McGraw Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
4 Mica Lewis Cards Shortstop
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
UCLA graduate hit .280 with 10 doubles and 15 stolen bases for the '88 Auburn club, but never really built on that and was gone after 1990
2 Ramon Leader Cards Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoPlayed on the last ever Covington Astro team, and finished with the 1978 Daytona Beach Astros
3 Del Leatherwood Cards Pitcher
Got as high as Tucson in 1980 and '81, but his best year was for the 1979 Columbus Astros, for whom he was 15 - 11 with a 3.07. There does seem to be some doubt about the spelling of his name--each of his three cards shows a different version--but Pat Doyle has it as shown here.
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Luis Ledesma Card Outfield
After hitting .317 in 1998 for the Dominican Summer League Astros, they brought him to the States and Martinsville for 1999. After he hit in .183 in 26 games, they musta sent him back. . .
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
383
 
CARLOS LEE Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
100-Million dollar free agent outfielder was Houston team MVP in his first year of 2007, and became fifth player in team history to post a .300-30-100 season. Much better defensively than you'd expect from a fat man, too! His injury late in the 2008 season sealed the Astros fate in the last season to date that mattered. Drove in 100 while hitting .300 in each of his first three years in Houston; after that the expected thirty-something power loss left him less effective if not the total drain on a franchise that some fans made him out to be. Always kept the strikeouts down, always stayed sensible with two strikes, it's not just the Los Caballitos who will miss Lee. Traded to the Marlins on July 5, 2012
1 Chris Lee Card Pitcher
After going 5 - 2 with a Gulf Coast League-leading 1.15 for Sarasota in '87, Lee advanced to Asheville for'88
Asheville Tourists logo
8 Christopher Lee Cards Pitcher
Lefthander was the fourth round pick in the June 2011 amateur draft and had a real good groundout/flyout ratio at Greeneville that summer, if not much else. Limited to only 8-2/3 innings at G-ville in 2012. Finally put it together in his third stint at G-ville in 2013: was 2 - 2 with a 3.10 and a 1.09 WHIP, while leading the team in K's
Asheville Tourists logo
1 David Lee Card Pitcher
Major leaguer with the Rockies, Padres, and Indians was 1 - 1 with a 4.35 in 31 innings for the 2006 Round Rock Express Round Rock Express logo
2 Eric Lee Cards Outfield
Michigan BattleCats logo
Lee's unnumbered 2000 Grandstand Auburn Doubleday card notes, somewhat cryptically: "He is the owner of Minuteman Press in Baytown, TX."
1 John Lee Card Pitcher
1974 Dubuque Packers  logo6' 3" 190 righthander was drafted out of Memphis State and assigned immediately to single A Dubuque in 1976, where he went 1 - 2 with a 5.73. Briefly pitched for the '77 Cocoa Astros with no record before leaving baseball.
1 Chase Lehr Card Pitcher
49th round draft pick, Class of '08, was 0 - 1 with a 6.52 in 7 games for that season's Tri-City Valley Cats squad
Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Stan Leland Cards Pitcher
Broke in with Gulf Coast and Cocoa in 1977, and got as high as Tucson in 1981, but his best season was probably with Columbus the year previous, when he was 8 - 11 with a 3.49 Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
16 Denny Lemaster Cards
Pitcher
 
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
NL All-Star in 1967 with the Braves, LeMaster--given name "Denver"-- is owner of the 16th best single season in Astros history--minimum 20 starts-- for ERA/IP X 100, which if you get my drift kind of tells you who pitched the best, the most.

LeMaster's somewhat luckless
1968 season:
Yr ERA  IP W L GS CG  H BB  K
'68 2.81 224 10 15 32  7 231 72 146

6 Mark Lemongello Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired in a December '75 deal that sent (among others) Dave A Roberts to the Tigers, Lemongello is considered to have flunked out (and was traded to Toronto for Alan Ashby in the winter of '78), but was actually better than Roberts' last season in both of his. . . .
1980's Houston Astros logo
3 Fehlandt Lentini Cards Outfield
No we are not making this up: "Fehlandt Lentini" was the actual name of a once-legitimate Astros' prospect. Signed as a non-drafted free agent after the season had already started in 2001, he played at three levels that year and finished up at Lexington, where he hit .295. In 2002, Lentini was a Midwest League All Star for the Michigan BattleCats, and in 2003 he drove in 48 for Salem, and got a cup of coffee at AA Round Rock. In 2004, he played in the independent Frontier League
Lexington Legends logo
8 Arcenio Leon Cards Pitcher
Grandstand proclaimed him an Appalachian League Top Prospect in 2007 despite an 0 - 7 record that summer at Greeneville. 3 - 1 with a 3.33 when he repeated at Greeenville in 2008, and a 1.85 WHIP at Lexington in '09. 2.33 ERA and 1.17 WHIP at Lexington in 2010. Third in Holds and Games Finished at Corpus in 2011. 3 - 2 with a 4.38 at Corpus in 2012, and placed on waivers November 3, picked up by the Brewers
Lexington Legends logo
8 Jeff Leonard Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
Received from the Dodgers with Rafael Landestoy and cash for Joe Ferguson on September 11, 1978, and later moved with Dave Bergman in one of the more horrible deals the club has ever made to the Giants for Mike Ivie. Leonard was also the principal player in an interesting ending to a game vs. the Mets.
2 Jacob Leonhardt Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logoRighthander from Nacogdoches, TX, also known as Robert, walked more than he struck out at Tri-City in 2007. After a 4 - 14 year at Lexington in 2008, was released in November 2008.
3 Don Leppert Cards
Coach
 
Third base coach for Houston between 1980 and 1985 under first Bill Virdon and then Bob Lillis
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
4 Dan Lewis Cards Outfield
Third round pick in the 1986 January draft whose best year was probably at Asheville in 1988, when despite hitting .239, chipped in with 11 doubles and 12 homers in 107 games. Also went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a saving defensive play in Dean Hartgraves' no-hitter for Asheville that year.
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Eddie Lewis Cards Pitcher
Quad City River Bandits logo
11th round selection in the June 1993 draft spent a year at Quad City
14 Jimmy Lewis Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoSecond round pick in 1991 Draft was overworked at Florida State and never even had a 100-inning season in the minors for Houston. His 1994 Classic Osceola Astros # 13 is a wrongback that shows Lewis instead as teammate Doug McGraw
4 Mica Lewis Cards Shortstop
UCLA graduate hit .280 with 10 doubles and 15 stolen bases for the '88 Auburn club, but never really built on that and was gone after 1990
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Ramon Leader Cards Outfield
Played on the last ever Covington Astro team, and finished with the 1978 Daytona Beach Astros 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
3 Del Leatherwood Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Got as high as Tucson in 1980 and '81, but his best year was for the 1979 Columbus Astros, for whom he was 15 - 11 with a 3.07. There does seem to be some doubt about the spelling of his name--each of his three cards shows a different version--but Pat Doyle has it as shown here.
1 Luis Ledesma Card Outfield
After hitting .317 in 1998 for the Dominican Summer League Astros, they brought him to the States and Martinsville for 1999. After he hit in .183 in 26 games, they musta sent him back. . .
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
383
 
CARLOS LEE Cards
Outfield
 
100-Million dollar free agent outfielder was Houston team MVP in his first year of 2007, and became fifth player in team history to post a .300-30-100 season. Much better defensively than you'd expect from a fat man, too! His injury late in the 2008 season sealed the Astros fate in the last season to date that mattered. Drove in 100 while hitting .300 in each of his first three years in Houston; after that the expected thirty-something power loss left him less effective if not the total drain on a franchise that some fans made him out to be. Always kept the strikeouts down, always stayed sensible with two strikes, it's not just the Los Caballitos who will miss Lee. Traded to the Marlins on July 5, 2012
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Chris Lee Card Pitcher
After going 5 - 2 with a Gulf Coast League-leading 1.15 for Sarasota in '87, Lee advanced to Asheville for'88
Asheville Tourists logo
8 Christopher Lee Cards Pitcher
Asheville Tourists logo
Lefthander was the fourth round pick in the June 2011 amateur draft and had a real good groundout/flyout ratio at Greeneville that summer, if not much else. Limited to only 8-2/3 innings at G-ville in 2012. Finally put it together in his third stint at G-ville in 2013: was 2 - 2 with a 3.10 and a 1.09 WHIP, while leading the team in K's
1 David Lee Card Pitcher
Round Rock Express logoMajor leaguer with the Rockies, Padres, and Indians was 1 - 1 with a 4.35 in 31 innings for the 2006 Round Rock Express
2 Eric Lee Cards Outfield
Lee's unnumbered 2000 Grandstand Auburn Doubleday card notes, somewhat cryptically: "He is the owner of Minuteman Press in Baytown, TX."
Michigan BattleCats logo
1 John Lee Card Pitcher
6' 3" 190 righthander was drafted out of Memphis State and assigned immediately to single A Dubuque in 1976, where he went 1 - 2 with a 5.73. Briefly pitched for the '77 Cocoa Astros with no record before leaving baseball. 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Chase Lehr Card Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
49th round draft pick, Class of '08, was 0 - 1 with a 6.52 in 7 games for that season's Tri-City Valley Cats squad
3 Stan Leland Cards Pitcher
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logoBroke in with Gulf Coast and Cocoa in 1977, and got as high as Tucson in 1981, but his best season was probably with Columbus the year previous, when he was 8 - 11 with a 3.49
16 Denny Lemaster Cards
Pitcher
 
NL All-Star in 1967 with the Braves, LeMaster--given name "Denver"-- is owner of the 16th best single season in Astros history--minimum 20 starts-- for ERA/IP X 100, which if you get my drift kind of tells you who pitched the best, the most.

LeMaster's somewhat luckless
1968 season:
Yr ERA  IP W L GS CG  H BB  K
'68 2.81 224 10 15 32  7 231 72 146

Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
6 Mark Lemongello Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired in a December '75 deal that sent (among others) Dave A Roberts to the Tigers, Lemongello is considered to have flunked out (and was traded to Toronto for Alan Ashby in the winter of '78), but was actually better than Roberts' last season in both of his. . . .
1980's Houston Astros logo
3 Fehlandt Lentini Cards Outfield
Lexington Legends logo
No we are not making this up: "Fehlandt Lentini" was the actual name of a once-legitimate Astros' prospect. Signed as a non-drafted free agent after the season had already started in 2001, he played at three levels that year and finished up at Lexington, where he hit .295. In 2002, Lentini was a Midwest League All Star for the Michigan BattleCats, and in 2003 he drove in 48 for Salem, and got a cup of coffee at AA Round Rock. In 2004, he played in the independent Frontier League
8 Arcenio Leon Cards Pitcher
Grandstand proclaimed him an Appalachian League Top Prospect in 2007 despite an 0 - 7 record that summer at Greeneville. 3 - 1 with a 3.33 when he repeated at Greeenville in 2008, and a 1.85 WHIP at Lexington in '09. 2.33 ERA and 1.17 WHIP at Lexington in 2010. Third in Holds and Games Finished at Corpus in 2011. 3 - 2 with a 4.38 at Corpus in 2012, and placed on waivers November 3, picked up by the Brewers
Lexington Legends logo
8 Jeff Leonard Cards
Outfield
 
Received from the Dodgers with Rafael Landestoy and cash for Joe Ferguson on September 11, 1978, and later moved with Dave Bergman in one of the more horrible deals the club has ever made to the Giants for Mike Ivie. Leonard was also the principal player in an interesting ending to a game vs. the Mets.
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Jacob Leonhardt Cards Pitcher
Righthander from Nacogdoches, TX, also known as Robert, walked more than he struck out at Tri-City in 2007. After a 4 - 14 year at Lexington in 2008, was released in November 2008. Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 Don Leppert Cards
Coach
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
Third base coach for Houston between 1980 and 1985 under first Bill Virdon and then Bob Lillis
4 Dan Lewis Cards Outfield
Third round pick in the 1986 January draft whose best year was probably at Asheville in 1988, when despite hitting .239, chipped in with 11 doubles and 12 homers in 107 games. Also went 2 for 3 with an RBI and a saving defensive play in Dean Hartgraves' no-hitter for Asheville that year.
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Eddie Lewis Cards Pitcher
11th round selection in the June 1993 draft spent a year at Quad City
Quad City River Bandits logo
14 Jimmy Lewis Cards Pitcher
Second round pick in 1991 Draft was overworked at Florida State and never even had a 100-inning season in the minors for Houston. His 1994 Classic Osceola Astros # 13 is a wrongback that shows Lewis instead as teammate Doug McGraw Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
4 Mica Lewis Cards Shortstop
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
UCLA graduate hit .280 with 10 doubles and 15 stolen bases for the '88 Auburn club, but never really built on that and was gone after 1990

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126
 
Brad Lidge Cards
Pitcher
 
Amazing first half of 2003--exemplified by his part in the six-pitcher no-hitter of the Yankees--had Houston fans forgetting all about the arm problems of previous years. The last two months of 2004--the end of a year during which he averaged an astounding 14.93 strikeouts per nine innings--made him a star. Some people say he was never the same after he gave up a homer to a certain slugger in a certain important game, but what came first, the chicken or the egg? Either way, the team gave up, and traded Lidge to the Phillies in November 2007 with Eric Bruntlett for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary, and Mike Costanzo.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Cameron Likely Cards Outfield
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
Drafted out of South Alabma in the 24th round of the 2001 draft, Likely debuted at Pittsfield that year, hitting .291 in forty games. Promoted to Michigan for 2002, he walked 50 times in 100 games, and stole 26 bases, fifth best in the organization. He played at Lexington in 2003 and at Salem in 2004.
30 BOB LILLIS Cards
Shortstop/Manager
 
Houston Colt .45's logoOpening Day in '63 and '65, then managed from '82 - '85
96 JOSÉ LIMA Cards
Pitcher
 
All-Star, winner of 21 Games in '99, and holder of the team record for Most Single-Season Homers Allowed for some time to come, Lima is still much more than a one-season wonder
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Che-Hsuan Lin Card Outfield
Taiwanese righthander known as a fine defender was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox in October 2012 and played 2013 at Oklahoma City, hitting .234. By December of that year, he had signed with the Rangers
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Julio Linares Card Coach
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
Father to Rodney began coaching in the Astros chain at Covington in 1973 and all told has managed 16 seasons at the Rookie level within the chain, most recently at Gulf Coast in 1997 and 1998. Before that, bench coach under Terry Collins. Currently Special Assistant to the GM in charge of Dominican scouting
5 Mario Linares Cards Catcher
Quad City River Bandits logoUniversity of Florida product had a promising start to his career at Auburn in '91, when he hit .274 in 51 games, but tailed off from there, and his last team was the '93 Quad City River Bandits
10 Rodney Linares Cards Coach
Hitting Coach in the Dominican Summer League since 1999, Linares was introduced stateside as coach with the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats, and in 2005 moved to Lexington. 2007 saw him introduced as the new manager at Greeneville, replacing Ivan DeJesus. Returned to Lexington as manager for the 2010 season and stayed there in 2011, moving on to Lancaster for 2012, where he led the JetHawks to a Cal League championship. His 2013 JetHawks also made the playoffs but did not advance
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Jack Lind Card Manager
7th Round pick in the 1967 June draft spent 1969 and 1970 at AAA Oklahoma City before playing out his minor league string elsewhere, then returned to the organization 36 years later to manage the 2006 Lexington Legends Lexington Legends logo
1 Thomas Lindauer Card Shortstop
Lexington Legends logo
23rd round pick in the June 2013 draft began at Tri-City, but was demoted to Greeneville after posting a .095 OBP in 22 Games. Hit .247 at G-ville.
1 Jim Lindeman Card
Outfield
 
Tucson Toros logoAlthough he went 8 for 23 in 9 games for the 'Stros in '93, the exinal and Phillie spent most of the year at AAA Tuscon, where he won the PCL batting crown
13 Matt Lindstrom Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired from the Marlins in December of '09 and installed as the closer, Lindstrom saved 23 but posted a 4/39 while blowing 6 saves. Traded to the Rockies in December of 2010
Tucson Toros logo
5 Scott Linebrink Cards
Pitcher
 
Last game for the Astros was also his first victory as an Astro: Two days after beating the first-place Cubs with 5 innings of 4-run ball, on May 23, 2003, Linebrink was placed on waivers by the Astros, and claimed by the last-place Padres
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Tom Lipari Card Pitcher
Salem Avalanche logo
Minor League Free Agent out of the Padres organization pitched in nine games for Salem in 2004, winning none, losing one
2 James Lira Cards Pitcher
Michigan BattleCats logoTriple A Rule 5 acquisition from the Devil Rays in 2000 led the Michigan Battlecats in saves for 2001 and was a Midwest League All-Star, then pitched 18 innings for the Lexington Legends in 2002 without giving up a run. Double A ball was, however, a harder nut to crack for Lira, as his 0 - 5, 6.04 season at Round Rock in 2003 showed.
11 PAT LISTACH Cards
Shortstop
 
Ex ROY for the Brewers (in 1992) was a spectacular flop for the Astros (in 1997)
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
2 Martin Lister Cards Pitcher
4 - 3 with a 4.00 ERA in 15 games for the 1995 Jackson Generals after being acquired with Ross Powell for Ed Taubensee 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Christopher Little Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
12th Round pick in June 2001 draft and led the '01 Martinsville Astros in appearances, but was not back for 2002
2 Jeff Livin Cards Pitcher
Best season of four-year career in Astros' system was probably in 1985 for the Asheville Tourists, when he was 15 - 7 with a 3.48 in 27 games. As of August 2003, employed as head baseball coach at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.
Asheville Tourists logo
16 Shawn Livsey CardsOutfield
Sandwich pick in the June 1991 draft (and the top one who signed) spent two years in the complex league, and only got as high as single A Kissimmee
1994 Osceola Astros logo
126
 
Brad Lidge Cards
Pitcher
 
Amazing first half of 2003--exemplified by his part in the six-pitcher no-hitter of the Yankees--had Houston fans forgetting all about the arm problems of previous years. The last two months of 2004--the end of a year during which he averaged an astounding 14.93 strikeouts per nine innings--made him a star. Some people say he was never the same after he gave up a homer to a certain slugger in a certain important game, but what came first, the chicken or the egg? Either way, the team gave up, and traded Lidge to the Phillies in November 2007 with Eric Bruntlett for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary, and Mike Costanzo.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Cameron Likely Cards Outfield
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
Drafted out of South Alabma in the 24th round of the 2001 draft, Likely debuted at Pittsfield that year, hitting .291 in forty games. Promoted to Michigan for 2002, he walked 50 times in 100 games, and stole 26 bases, fifth best in the organization. He played at Lexington in 2003 and at Salem in 2004.
30 BOB LILLIS Cards
Shortstop/Manager
 
Houston Colt .45's logoOpening Day in '63 and '65, then managed from '82 - '85
96 JOSÉ LIMA Cards
Pitcher
 
All-Star, winner of 21 Games in '99, and holder of the team record for Most Single-Season Homers Allowed for some time to come, Lima is still much more than a one-season wonder
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Che-Hsuan Lin Card Outfield
Taiwanese righthander known as a fine defender was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox in October 2012 and played 2013 at Oklahoma City, hitting .234. By December of that year, he had signed with the Rangers
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Julio Linares Card Coach
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
Father to Rodney began coaching in the Astros chain at Covington in 1973 and all told has managed 16 seasons at the Rookie level within the chain, most recently at Gulf Coast in 1997 and 1998. Before that, bench coach under Terry Collins. Currently Special Assistant to the GM in charge of Dominican scouting
5 Mario Linares Cards Catcher
Quad City River Bandits logoUniversity of Florida product had a promising start to his career at Auburn in '91, when he hit .274 in 51 games, but tailed off from there, and his last team was the '93 Quad City River Bandits
10 Rodney Linares Cards Coach
Hitting Coach in the Dominican Summer League since 1999, Linares was introduced stateside as coach with the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats, and in 2005 moved to Lexington. 2007 saw him introduced as the new manager at Greeneville, replacing Ivan DeJesus. Returned to Lexington as manager for the 2010 season and stayed there in 2011, moving on to Lancaster for 2012, where he led the JetHawks to a Cal League championship. His 2013 JetHawks also made the playoffs but did not advance
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Jack Lind Card Manager
7th Round pick in the 1967 June draft spent 1969 and 1970 at AAA Oklahoma City before playing out his minor league string elsewhere, then returned to the organization 36 years later to manage the 2006 Lexington Legends Lexington Legends logo
1 Thomas Lindauer Card Shortstop
Lexington Legends logo
23rd round pick in the June 2013 draft began at Tri-City, but was demoted to Greeneville after posting a .095 OBP in 22 Games. Hit .247 at G-ville.
1 Jim Lindeman Card
Outfield
 
Tucson Toros logoAlthough he went 8 for 23 in 9 games for the 'Stros in '93, the exinal and Phillie spent most of the year at AAA Tuscon, where he won the PCL batting crown
13 Matt Lindstrom Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired from the Marlins in December of '09 and installed as the closer, Lindstrom saved 23 but posted a 4/39 while blowing 6 saves. Traded to the Rockies in December of 2010
Tucson Toros logo
5 Scott Linebrink Cards
Pitcher
 
Last game for the Astros was also his first victory as an Astro: Two days after beating the first-place Cubs with 5 innings of 4-run ball, on May 23, 2003, Linebrink was placed on waivers by the Astros, and claimed by the last-place Padres
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Tom Lipari Card Pitcher
Salem Avalanche logo
Minor League Free Agent out of the Padres organization pitched in nine games for Salem in 2004, winning none, losing one
2 James Lira Cards Pitcher
Michigan BattleCats logoTriple A Rule 5 acquisition from the Devil Rays in 2000 led the Michigan Battlecats in saves for 2001 and was a Midwest League All-Star, then pitched 18 innings for the Lexington Legends in 2002 without giving up a run. Double A ball was, however, a harder nut to crack for Lira, as his 0 - 5, 6.04 season at Round Rock in 2003 showed.
11 PAT LISTACH Cards
Shortstop
 
Ex ROY for the Brewers (in 1992) was a spectacular flop for the Astros (in 1997)
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
2 Martin Lister Cards Pitcher
4 - 3 with a 4.00 ERA in 15 games for the 1995 Jackson Generals after being acquired with Ross Powell for Ed Taubensee 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Christopher Little Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
12th Round pick in June 2001 draft and led the '01 Martinsville Astros in appearances, but was not back for 2002
2 Jeff Livin Cards Pitcher
Best season of four-year career in Astros' system was probably in 1985 for the Asheville Tourists, when he was 15 - 7 with a 3.48 in 27 games. As of August 2003, employed as head baseball coach at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.
Asheville Tourists logo
16 Shawn Livsey CardsOutfield
Sandwich pick in the June 1991 draft (and the top one who signed) spent two years in the complex league, and only got as high as single A Kissimmee
1994 Osceola Astros logo
126
 
Brad Lidge Cards
Pitcher
 
Amazing first half of 2003--exemplified by his part in the six-pitcher no-hitter of the Yankees--had Houston fans forgetting all about the arm problems of previous years. The last two months of 2004--the end of a year during which he averaged an astounding 14.93 strikeouts per nine innings--made him a star. Some people say he was never the same after he gave up a homer to a certain slugger in a certain important game, but what came first, the chicken or the egg? Either way, the team gave up, and traded Lidge to the Phillies in November 2007 with Eric Bruntlett for Michael Bourn, Geoff Geary, and Mike Costanzo.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Cameron Likely Cards Outfield
Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
Drafted out of South Alabma in the 24th round of the 2001 draft, Likely debuted at Pittsfield that year, hitting .291 in forty games. Promoted to Michigan for 2002, he walked 50 times in 100 games, and stole 26 bases, fifth best in the organization. He played at Lexington in 2003 and at Salem in 2004.
30 BOB LILLIS Cards
Shortstop/Manager
 
Houston Colt .45's logoOpening Day in '63 and '65, then managed from '82 - '85
96 JOSÉ LIMA Cards
Pitcher
 
All-Star, winner of 21 Games in '99, and holder of the team record for Most Single-Season Homers Allowed for some time to come, Lima is still much more than a one-season wonder
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Che-Hsuan Lin Card Outfield
Taiwanese righthander known as a fine defender was claimed off waivers from the Red Sox in October 2012 and played 2013 at Oklahoma City, hitting .234. By December of that year, he had signed with the Rangers
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Julio Linares Card Coach
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
Father to Rodney began coaching in the Astros chain at Covington in 1973 and all told has managed 16 seasons at the Rookie level within the chain, most recently at Gulf Coast in 1997 and 1998. Before that, bench coach under Terry Collins. Currently Special Assistant to the GM in charge of Dominican scouting
5 Mario Linares Cards Catcher
Quad City River Bandits logoUniversity of Florida product had a promising start to his career at Auburn in '91, when he hit .274 in 51 games, but tailed off from there, and his last team was the '93 Quad City River Bandits
10 Rodney Linares Cards Coach
Hitting Coach in the Dominican Summer League since 1999, Linares was introduced stateside as coach with the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats, and in 2005 moved to Lexington. 2007 saw him introduced as the new manager at Greeneville, replacing Ivan DeJesus. Returned to Lexington as manager for the 2010 season and stayed there in 2011, moving on to Lancaster for 2012, where he led the JetHawks to a Cal League championship. His 2013 JetHawks also made the playoffs but did not advance
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Jack Lind Card Manager
7th Round pick in the 1967 June draft spent 1969 and 1970 at AAA Oklahoma City before playing out his minor league string elsewhere, then returned to the organization 36 years later to manage the 2006 Lexington Legends Lexington Legends logo
1 Thomas Lindauer Card Shortstop
Lexington Legends logo
23rd round pick in the June 2013 draft began at Tri-City, but was demoted to Greeneville after posting a .095 OBP in 22 Games. Hit .247 at G-ville.
1 Jim Lindeman Card
Outfield
 
Tucson Toros logoAlthough he went 8 for 23 in 9 games for the 'Stros in '93, the exinal and Phillie spent most of the year at AAA Tuscon, where he won the PCL batting crown
13 Matt Lindstrom Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired from the Marlins in December of '09 and installed as the closer, Lindstrom saved 23 but posted a 4/39 while blowing 6 saves. Traded to the Rockies in December of 2010
Tucson Toros logo
5 Scott Linebrink Cards
Pitcher
 
Last game for the Astros was also his first victory as an Astro: Two days after beating the first-place Cubs with 5 innings of 4-run ball, on May 23, 2003, Linebrink was placed on waivers by the Astros, and claimed by the last-place Padres
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Tom Lipari Card Pitcher
Salem Avalanche logo
Minor League Free Agent out of the Padres organization pitched in nine games for Salem in 2004, winning none, losing one
2 James Lira Cards Pitcher
Michigan BattleCats logoTriple A Rule 5 acquisition from the Devil Rays in 2000 led the Michigan Battlecats in saves for 2001 and was a Midwest League All-Star, then pitched 18 innings for the Lexington Legends in 2002 without giving up a run. Double A ball was, however, a harder nut to crack for Lira, as his 0 - 5, 6.04 season at Round Rock in 2003 showed.
11 PAT LISTACH Cards
Shortstop
 
Ex ROY for the Brewers (in 1992) was a spectacular flop for the Astros (in 1997)
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
2 Martin Lister Cards Pitcher
4 - 3 with a 4.00 ERA in 15 games for the 1995 Jackson Generals after being acquired with Ross Powell for Ed Taubensee 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Christopher Little Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
12th Round pick in June 2001 draft and led the '01 Martinsville Astros in appearances, but was not back for 2002
2 Jeff Livin Cards Pitcher
Best season of four-year career in Astros' system was probably in 1985 for the Asheville Tourists, when he was 15 - 7 with a 3.48 in 27 games. As of August 2003, employed as head baseball coach at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.
Asheville Tourists logo
16 Shawn Livsey CardsOutfield
Sandwich pick in the June 1991 draft (and the top one who signed) spent two years in the complex league, and only got as high as single A Kissimmee
1994 Osceola Astros logo

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7 Dan Lock Cards Pitcher
Second Round Pick, June 1994, out of Yale, of all places
Kissimmee Cobras logo
2 Drew Locke Cards Outfield
Round Rock Express logo
Rule V pick up from the Dodgers in December 2008 won the Texas League Batting Crown with Corpus in 2009 and also paced the circuit in RBIs. Tied by Collin Delome for the home run lead for Corpus, else would have won his team's Triple Crown outright. Led Round Rock in doubles and slugging in 2010, while hitting .279
1 Joe Locke Card Pitcher
Right handed pitcher drafted in the fourth round of the June '87 draft out of high school pitched 59 innings at Sarasota in 1987, then 59 innings at Asheville in 1988
Asheville Tourists logo
3 Paul Lockhart Cards Outfield
After beginning his career with Auburn in 2000, switch-hitter batted .247 in 99 games for the 2001 South Atlantic League champion Lexington Legends. Lockhart was released by Houston 3/26/03.
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
27 Kenny Lofton Cards
Outfield
 
The One That Got Away Tucson Toros logo
8 Kyle Logan Cards Outfield
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
Left-handed hitter from Hattiesburg, MS batted over .290 three times in a minor-league career that started at Auburn in 1997 and appears to have ended at New Orleans in 2004. Member of the 2000 Texas League Champion Round Rock Express, and named MVP of the 2001 Texas League All Star game.
2 Rich Loiselle Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoReliever picked up from San Diego with Jeff Tabaka for Phil Plantier pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates later on, going 9 - 18 over six seasons with a 4.38.
1 Niuman Loiz Card Pitcher
Threw a seven-inning no-hitter for the Gulf Coast Astros on August 19, 1994, defeating the GCL Cubs, 2 - 0. Pitched seven years in the Astros organization, at Kissimmee, Auburn, and Quad City, but only once did he appear on a card--in 1996 for the River Bandits
Mid 80\'s GCL Astroslogo
5 Steve Lombardozzi Cards
Infield
 
Anybody else remember this some-field, no-hit second baseman on the Letterman show? Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
1 Brent Long Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
1 - 3 with a 7.99 for Martinsville in 2002
3 Kenny Long Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo6'0" lefthander out of Illinois State University led the 2012 Tri-City ValleyCats in WHIP and had a 20:5 K/BB before being promoted to Lancaster, where he posted a 1.13 in limited duty. Began 2013 at Lancaster and pitched well, but 15 Walks in 21 Innings doomed his promotion to AA Corpus Christi, and he returned to Lancaster
18 Dave Lopes Cards
Outfield
 
Lopes stole 25 bases for the 'Stros in 1986, which Topps said was a record. We attempt to untangle the truth of that statement.
1980's Houston Astros logo
3 Aristides Lopez Cards Outfield
Hit .303 for the 1998 Venezuelan Summer League Astros, but could only muster a .220 with Martinsville in '99. Promoted to Auburn with unknown results for 2000, then released
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
11 Aurelio Lopez Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
Señor Smoke actually had a better screwball than a fastball. Midseason free agent pick up went 3 - 3 during the '86 regular season, but took the loss in Game Six
5 Johann Lopez Cards Pitcher
New Orleans Zephyrs logoProduct of Agua Negra, Venezuela was barely 17 when he pitched his first game stateside, and had made it to AAA New Orleans just after his 23rd birthday, in time to win the '98 AAA World Series with them. Last seen in 2000, pitching for the Oklahoma RedHawks
4 José Lopez Cards Catcher
No relation we think to the famed Piña Colada mix magnate debuted stateside at Tri-City in 2005 and hit .268 with a .420 SLG in 33 games. Began 2006 in extended Spring Training until promoted to Lexington upon the injury to Eric Cavers. Backup catcher at High A Salem in 2007. Backup again at AA Corpus in 2008, he also got a short promotion to AAA Round Rock
Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Juan Lopez Cards Catcher
His 1988 Best Columbus Astros # 10 has the following to say:
Juan is an excellent defensive catcher who has a strong arm and a quick release and a knack for keeping opposing baserunners honest. He spent three years in the Cleveland organization before being signed by the Astros as a free agent. Juan has impressed all with his ability handle pitching staffs, and especially his handling of younger hurlers.

Split '87 between Asheville and Osceola, before beiong promoted to Double A Columbus for '88.

Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
2 Luis Lopez Cards Outfield
Michigan BattleCats logo
Had nearly three times as many strikeouts as walks for the '99 Michigan Battle Cats
1 Mendy Lopez Card
2nd Base
 
New Orleans Zephyrs logoBounced between AAA and the majors in 2001: Got into 10 games mid 2001, spelling Biggio, then was lost for the waiver price to Pittsburgh. Through Mid 2003, was on the Royals' major league roster
3 Omar Lopez Cards Manager
Managed in the VSL in 2008 and then for two years in the Gulf Coast League beginning in 2009. Organizational Player Development Man of the Year in 2010, he began managing at Greeneville in 2011 and continued there for 2012. Managed Quad Cities in 2013 and led them to a Midwest League championship. I'm sure having # 1 overall picks Carlos Correa and Mark Appell on his roster helped, but still . . .
Greeneville Astros logo
1 Pancho Lopez Card Pitcher
The man who Pat Doyle identifies as Francisco went 7 - 3 with a 2.06 for the 1973 Cedar Rapids Astros Cedar Rapids Astros logo
2 Pedro Lopez Cards Catcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
Nine-year minor leaguer was signed as a minor league free agent in the early parts of '97, then played three more in the Astros' chain. Played 168 games for the Jackson Generals between 1997 and 1999, plus another 44 for single A Kissimmee and triple A New Orleans during that time, accumulating a total of 88 RBI and 251 total bases
2 Wilton Lopez Cards
Pitcher
 
Waiver pickup from the Padres before the 2009 season pitched for at AA that year and made 14 starts and 15 relief appearances for Corpus Christi, finishing second on the club in IP. Had a nice 69:13 K/BB ratio to go with his 1.32 WHIP. Made his major league debut for the 'Stros in August of that year. Has posted solid middle relief seasons with Houston ever since, being both perhaps the best of 2011's beleaguered relief corp and the best of 2012's stellar one
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
48 Mark Loretta Cards
2nd Base
 
Deadline pickup in 2002 hit .424 in 66 AB's, but wasn't re-signed, so spent four years as the franchise career leader in batting, min. 75 PA. Came back for 2007, and while he hit .287, distinguished himself primarilly by playing 72 games at short, despite lacking the necessary range.And needless to say, he's no longer the team's career batting leader, min. 75 PA.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Michael Lorsbach Card Outfield
34th round Pick in June 2002 out of Rice finished third on the 2002 Martinsville Astros in OBP with a .395
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
6 Scott Loucks Cards
Outfield
 
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
Switch-hitter played in 69 games for the early '80's Astros, looking good in a couple limited previews but hitting .224 with 17 K's in 49 AB's when they gave him an extended 44-game tryout in 1982. Best season in the minors was probably for the 1985 Tucson club, when he hit .287 with 8 homers and 58 ribbies.
6 Mark Loughlin Cards Pitcher
Lefthander went 8 - 2 with a 2.01, striking out 78 and walking 32, for the 1991 Auburn Astros, and was named a league All-Star. Plus, ProCards said he was one of Tomorrow's Heroes. He was 6 - 8 with a 5.94 at Asheville in 1992, but rebounded with a 4 - 6, 3.57 campaign in 19 games at Quad City in 1993. Still, he was not back in the Astros' farm for '94.
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Shane Loux Card Pitcher
Former PCL Pitcher of the Year and minor league free agent was fourth starter for the 2010 Round Rock Experss, winning 6 losing 12 and posting a 5.25 ERA
Round Rock Express logo
1 Farley Love Card Pitcher
Righthander from Eight Mile, Alabama, went 4 - 2 with a 0.90 ERA for the 1998 Quad City River Bandits, and pitched with no record at two other stops that year Quad City River Bandits logo
1 Jeff Love Card Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logo
His 1999 Multi-Ad Kissimmee Cobras Unnumbered has the following to say:Jeff was signed by the Astros in March 1998 to a free agent contract. He led the Kissimmee bullpen with 90.1 relief innings and was second on the club with a 2.89 ERA.He was 3 - 2 that year, but followed in 1999 with a 2 - 3 record with a 6.66, and was released.
1 Chris Lovett Card Third Base
Minor league free agent who'd previously pitched for the GCL Braves hit .157 for Greeneville in 2010
Greeneville Astros bannerlogo
38 Jed Lowrie Cards
Shortstop
 
Switch-hitter received from the Red Sox with Kyle Weiland in exchange for Mark Melancon in December 2012 was Luhnow's introductory move, and made the new GM look good--in that he tied for the fourth-most homers in the majors by a shortstop--and bad--as he missed two months with assorted injuries. In a move that might be seen as Luhnow cutting his losses, Jed was traded to the A's with Fernando Rodriguez before the 2013 season for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi. Returned to the fold as a 30-year old on December 15, 2014, signing a three-year deal worth $23M
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
5 Mike Loynd Cards Pitcher
Florida State graduate Loynd was acquired from the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Robbie Wine, Jr., on March 25, 1998. Loynd pitched at AAA Tucson in 1988 (thus playing with the guy --Craig Biggio--who made the player he'd been traded for expendable), and at AA Columbus in '89
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
7 Dan Lock Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logo
Second Round Pick, June 1994, out of Yale, of all places
2 Drew Locke Cards Outfield
Rule V pick up from the Dodgers in December 2008 won the Texas League Batting Crown with Corpus in 2009 and also paced the circuit in RBIs. Tied by Collin Delome for the home run lead for Corpus, else would have won his team's Triple Crown outright. Led Round Rock in doubles and slugging in 2010, while hitting .279
Round Rock Express logo
1 Joe Locke Card Pitcher
Right handed pitcher drafted in the fourth round of the June '87 draft out of high school pitched 59 innings at Sarasota in 1987, then 59 innings at Asheville in 1988
Asheville Tourists logo
3 Paul Lockhart Cards Outfield
After beginning his career with Auburn in 2000, switch-hitter batted .247 in 99 games for the 2001 South Atlantic League champion Lexington Legends. Lockhart was released by Houston 3/26/03.
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
27 Kenny Lofton Cards
Outfield
 
Tucson Toros logo
The One That Got Away
8 Kyle Logan Cards Outfield
Left-handed hitter from Hattiesburg, MS batted over .290 three times in a minor-league career that started at Auburn in 1997 and appears to have ended at New Orleans in 2004. Member of the 2000 Texas League Champion Round Rock Express, and named MVP of the 2001 Texas League All Star game.
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
2 Rich Loiselle Cards Pitcher
Reliever picked up from San Diego with Jeff Tabaka for Phil Plantier pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates later on, going 9 - 18 over six seasons with a 4.38.
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Niuman Loiz Card Pitcher
Threw a seven-inning no-hitter for the Gulf Coast Astros on August 19, 1994, defeating the GCL Cubs, 2 - 0. Pitched seven years in the Astros organization, at Kissimmee, Auburn, and Quad City, but only once did he appear on a card--in 1996 for the River Bandits
Mid 80\'s GCL Astroslogo
5 Steve Lombardozzi Cards
Infield
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
Anybody else remember this some-field, no-hit second baseman on the Letterman show?
1 Brent Long Card Pitcher
1 - 3 with a 7.99 for Martinsville in 2002
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
3 Kenny Long Cards Pitcher
6'0" lefthander out of Illinois State University led the 2012 Tri-City ValleyCats in WHIP and had a 20:5 K/BB before being promoted to Lancaster, where he posted a 1.13 in limited duty. Began 2013 at Lancaster and pitched well, but 15 Walks in 21 Innings doomed his promotion to AA Corpus Christi, and he returned to Lancaster
Tri City ValleyCats logo
18 Dave Lopes Cards
Outfield
 
Lopes stole 25 bases for the 'Stros in 1986, which Topps said was a record. We attempt to untangle the truth of that statement. 1980's Houston Astros logo
3 Aristides Lopez Cards Outfield
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
Hit .303 for the 1998 Venezuelan Summer League Astros, but could only muster a .220 with Martinsville in '99. Promoted to Auburn with unknown results for 2000, then released
11 Aurelio Lopez Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoSeñor Smoke actually had a better screwball than a fastball. Midseason free agent pick up went 3 - 3 during the '86 regular season, but took the loss in Game Six
5 Johann Lopez Cards Pitcher
Product of Agua Negra, Venezuela was barely 17 when he pitched his first game stateside, and had made it to AAA New Orleans just after his 23rd birthday, in time to win the '98 AAA World Series with them. Last seen in 2000, pitching for the Oklahoma RedHawks
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
4 José Lopez Cards Catcher
No relation we think to the famed Piña Colada mix magnate debuted stateside at Tri-City in 2005 and hit .268 with a .420 SLG in 33 games. Began 2006 in extended Spring Training until promoted to Lexington upon the injury to Eric Cavers. Backup catcher at High A Salem in 2007. Backup again at AA Corpus in 2008, he also got a short promotion to AAA Round Rock
Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Juan Lopez Cards Catcher
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
His 1988 Best Columbus Astros # 10 has the following to say:
Juan is an excellent defensive catcher who has a strong arm and a quick release and a knack for keeping opposing baserunners honest. He spent three years in the Cleveland organization before being signed by the Astros as a free agent. Juan has impressed all with his ability handle pitching staffs, and especially his handling of younger hurlers.

Split '87 between Asheville and Osceola, before beiong promoted to Double A Columbus for '88.

2 Luis Lopez Cards Outfield
Michigan BattleCats logoHad nearly three times as many strikeouts as walks for the '99 Michigan Battle Cats
1 Mendy Lopez Card
2nd Base
 
Bounced between AAA and the majors in 2001: Got into 10 games mid 2001, spelling Biggio, then was lost for the waiver price to Pittsburgh. Through Mid 2003, was on the Royals' major league roster
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
3 Omar Lopez Cards Manager
Managed in the VSL in 2008 and then for two years in the Gulf Coast League beginning in 2009. Organizational Player Development Man of the Year in 2010, he began managing at Greeneville in 2011 and continued there for 2012. Managed Quad Cities in 2013 and led them to a Midwest League championship. I'm sure having # 1 overall picks Carlos Correa and Mark Appell on his roster helped, but still . . .
Greeneville Astros logo
1 Pancho Lopez Card Pitcher
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
The man who Pat Doyle identifies as Francisco went 7 - 3 with a 2.06 for the 1973 Cedar Rapids Astros
2 Pedro Lopez Cards Catcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoNine-year minor leaguer was signed as a minor league free agent in the early parts of '97, then played three more in the Astros' chain. Played 168 games for the Jackson Generals between 1997 and 1999, plus another 44 for single A Kissimmee and triple A New Orleans during that time, accumulating a total of 88 RBI and 251 total bases
2 Wilton Lopez Cards
Pitcher
 
Waiver pickup from the Padres before the 2009 season pitched for at AA that year and made 14 starts and 15 relief appearances for Corpus Christi, finishing second on the club in IP. Had a nice 69:13 K/BB ratio to go with his 1.32 WHIP. Made his major league debut for the 'Stros in August of that year. Has posted solid middle relief seasons with Houston ever since, being both perhaps the best of 2011's beleaguered relief corp and the best of 2012's stellar one
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
48 Mark Loretta Cards
2nd Base
 
Deadline pickup in 2002 hit .424 in 66 AB's, but wasn't re-signed, so spent four years as the franchise career leader in batting, min. 75 PA. Came back for 2007, and while he hit .287, distinguished himself primarilly by playing 72 games at short, despite lacking the necessary range.And needless to say, he's no longer the team's career batting leader, min. 75 PA. Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Michael Lorsbach Card Outfield
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
34th round Pick in June 2002 out of Rice finished third on the 2002 Martinsville Astros in OBP with a .395
6 Scott Loucks Cards
Outfield
 
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logoSwitch-hitter played in 69 games for the early '80's Astros, looking good in a couple limited previews but hitting .224 with 17 K's in 49 AB's when they gave him an extended 44-game tryout in 1982. Best season in the minors was probably for the 1985 Tucson club, when he hit .287 with 8 homers and 58 ribbies.
6 Mark Loughlin Cards Pitcher
Lefthander went 8 - 2 with a 2.01, striking out 78 and walking 32, for the 1991 Auburn Astros, and was named a league All-Star. Plus, ProCards said he was one of Tomorrow's Heroes. He was 6 - 8 with a 5.94 at Asheville in 1992, but rebounded with a 4 - 6, 3.57 campaign in 19 games at Quad City in 1993. Still, he was not back in the Astros' farm for '94.
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Shane Loux Card Pitcher
Former PCL Pitcher of the Year and minor league free agent was fourth starter for the 2010 Round Rock Experss, winning 6 losing 12 and posting a 5.25 ERA Round Rock Express logo
1 Farley Love Card Pitcher
Quad City River Bandits logo
Righthander from Eight Mile, Alabama, went 4 - 2 with a 0.90 ERA for the 1998 Quad City River Bandits, and pitched with no record at two other stops that year
1 Jeff Love Card Pitcher
His 1999 Multi-Ad Kissimmee Cobras Unnumbered has the following to say:Jeff was signed by the Astros in March 1998 to a free agent contract. He led the Kissimmee bullpen with 90.1 relief innings and was second on the club with a 2.89 ERA.He was 3 - 2 that year, but followed in 1999 with a 2 - 3 record with a 6.66, and was released.
Kissimmee Cobras logo
1 Chris Lovett Card Third Base
Minor league free agent who'd previously pitched for the GCL Braves hit .157 for Greeneville in 2010
Greeneville Astros bannerlogo
38 Jed Lowrie Cards
Shortstop
 
Switch-hitter received from the Red Sox with Kyle Weiland in exchange for Mark Melancon in December 2012 was Luhnow's introductory move, and made the new GM look good--in that he tied for the fourth-most homers in the majors by a shortstop--and bad--as he missed two months with assorted injuries. In a move that might be seen as Luhnow cutting his losses, Jed was traded to the A's with Fernando Rodriguez before the 2013 season for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi. Returned to the fold as a 30-year old on December 15, 2014, signing a three-year deal worth $23M
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
5 Mike Loynd Cards Pitcher
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
Florida State graduate Loynd was acquired from the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Robbie Wine, Jr., on March 25, 1998. Loynd pitched at AAA Tucson in 1988 (thus playing with the guy --Craig Biggio--who made the player he'd been traded for expendable), and at AA Columbus in '89
7 Dan Lock Cards Pitcher
Second Round Pick, June 1994, out of Yale, of all places
Kissimmee Cobras logo
2 Drew Locke Cards Outfield
Rule V pick up from the Dodgers in December 2008 won the Texas League Batting Crown with Corpus in 2009 and also paced the circuit in RBIs. Tied by Collin Delome for the home run lead for Corpus, else would have won his team's Triple Crown outright. Led Round Rock in doubles and slugging in 2010, while hitting .279
Round Rock Express logo
1 Joe Locke Card Pitcher
Right handed pitcher drafted in the fourth round of the June '87 draft out of high school pitched 59 innings at Sarasota in 1987, then 59 innings at Asheville in 1988
Asheville Tourists logo
3 Paul Lockhart Cards Outfield
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
After beginning his career with Auburn in 2000, switch-hitter batted .247 in 99 games for the 2001 South Atlantic League champion Lexington Legends. Lockhart was released by Houston 3/26/03.
27 Kenny Lofton Cards
Outfield
 
Tucson Toros logo The One That Got Away
8 Kyle Logan Cards Outfield
Left-handed hitter from Hattiesburg, MS batted over .290 three times in a minor-league career that started at Auburn in 1997 and appears to have ended at New Orleans in 2004. Member of the 2000 Texas League Champion Round Rock Express, and named MVP of the 2001 Texas League All Star game.
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
2 Rich Loiselle Cards Pitcher
Reliever picked up from San Diego with Jeff Tabaka for Phil Plantier pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates later on, going 9 - 18 over six seasons with a 4.38. 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Niuman Loiz Card Pitcher
Mid 80\'s GCL Astroslogo
Threw a seven-inning no-hitter for the Gulf Coast Astros on August 19, 1994, defeating the GCL Cubs, 2 - 0. Pitched seven years in the Astros organization, at Kissimmee, Auburn, and Quad City, but only once did he appear on a card--in 1996 for the River Bandits
5 Steve Lombardozzi Cards
Infield
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoAnybody else remember this some-field, no-hit second baseman on the Letterman show?
1 Brent Long Card Pitcher
1 - 3 with a 7.99 for Martinsville in 2002
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
3 Kenny Long Cards Pitcher
6'0" lefthander out of Illinois State University led the 2012 Tri-City ValleyCats in WHIP and had a 20:5 K/BB before being promoted to Lancaster, where he posted a 1.13 in limited duty. Began 2013 at Lancaster and pitched well, but 15 Walks in 21 Innings doomed his promotion to AA Corpus Christi, and he returned to Lancaster Tri City ValleyCats logo
18 Dave Lopes Cards
Outfield
 
1980's Houston Astros logo
Lopes stole 25 bases for the 'Stros in 1986, which Topps said was a record. We attempt to untangle the truth of that statement.
3 Aristides Lopez Cards Outfield
Hit .303 for the 1998 Venezuelan Summer League Astros, but could only muster a .220 with Martinsville in '99. Promoted to Auburn with unknown results for 2000, then released
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
11 Aurelio Lopez Cards
Pitcher
 
Señor Smoke actually had a better screwball than a fastball. Midseason free agent pick up went 3 - 3 during the '86 regular season, but took the loss in Game Six
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
5 Johann Lopez Cards Pitcher
Product of Agua Negra, Venezuela was barely 17 when he pitched his first game stateside, and had made it to AAA New Orleans just after his 23rd birthday, in time to win the '98 AAA World Series with them. Last seen in 2000, pitching for the Oklahoma RedHawks New Orleans Zephyrs logo
4 José Lopez Cards Catcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
No relation we think to the famed Piña Colada mix magnate debuted stateside at Tri-City in 2005 and hit .268 with a .420 SLG in 33 games. Began 2006 in extended Spring Training until promoted to Lexington upon the injury to Eric Cavers. Backup catcher at High A Salem in 2007. Backup again at AA Corpus in 2008, he also got a short promotion to AAA Round Rock
2 Juan Lopez Cards Catcher
His 1988 Best Columbus Astros # 10 has the following to say:
Juan is an excellent defensive catcher who has a strong arm and a quick release and a knack for keeping opposing baserunners honest. He spent three years in the Cleveland organization before being signed by the Astros as a free agent. Juan has impressed all with his ability handle pitching staffs, and especially his handling of younger hurlers.

Split '87 between Asheville and Osceola, before beiong promoted to Double A Columbus for '88.

Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
2 Luis Lopez Cards Outfield
Had nearly three times as many strikeouts as walks for the '99 Michigan Battle Cats
Michigan BattleCats logo
1 Mendy Lopez Card
2nd Base
 
Bounced between AAA and the majors in 2001: Got into 10 games mid 2001, spelling Biggio, then was lost for the waiver price to Pittsburgh. Through Mid 2003, was on the Royals' major league roster New Orleans Zephyrs logo
3 Omar Lopez Cards Manager
Greeneville Astros logo
Managed in the VSL in 2008 and then for two years in the Gulf Coast League beginning in 2009. Organizational Player Development Man of the Year in 2010, he began managing at Greeneville in 2011 and continued there for 2012. Managed Quad Cities in 2013 and led them to a Midwest League championship. I'm sure having # 1 overall picks Carlos Correa and Mark Appell on his roster helped, but still . . .
1 Pancho Lopez Card Pitcher
Cedar Rapids Astros logoThe man who Pat Doyle identifies as Francisco went 7 - 3 with a 2.06 for the 1973 Cedar Rapids Astros
2 Pedro Lopez Cards Catcher
Nine-year minor leaguer was signed as a minor league free agent in the early parts of '97, then played three more in the Astros' chain. Played 168 games for the Jackson Generals between 1997 and 1999, plus another 44 for single A Kissimmee and triple A New Orleans during that time, accumulating a total of 88 RBI and 251 total bases
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
2 Wilton Lopez Cards
Pitcher
 
Waiver pickup from the Padres before the 2009 season pitched for at AA that year and made 14 starts and 15 relief appearances for Corpus Christi, finishing second on the club in IP. Had a nice 69:13 K/BB ratio to go with his 1.32 WHIP. Made his major league debut for the 'Stros in August of that year. Has posted solid middle relief seasons with Houston ever since, being both perhaps the best of 2011's beleaguered relief corp and the best of 2012's stellar one
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
48 Mark Loretta Cards
2nd Base
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
Deadline pickup in 2002 hit .424 in 66 AB's, but wasn't re-signed, so spent four years as the franchise career leader in batting, min. 75 PA. Came back for 2007, and while he hit .287, distinguished himself primarilly by playing 72 games at short, despite lacking the necessary range.And needless to say, he's no longer the team's career batting leader, min. 75 PA.
1 Michael Lorsbach Card Outfield
34th round Pick in June 2002 out of Rice finished third on the 2002 Martinsville Astros in OBP with a .395
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
6 Scott Loucks Cards
Outfield
 
Switch-hitter played in 69 games for the early '80's Astros, looking good in a couple limited previews but hitting .224 with 17 K's in 49 AB's when they gave him an extended 44-game tryout in 1982. Best season in the minors was probably for the 1985 Tucson club, when he hit .287 with 8 homers and 58 ribbies.
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
6 Mark Loughlin Cards Pitcher
Lefthander went 8 - 2 with a 2.01, striking out 78 and walking 32, for the 1991 Auburn Astros, and was named a league All-Star. Plus, ProCards said he was one of Tomorrow's Heroes. He was 6 - 8 with a 5.94 at Asheville in 1992, but rebounded with a 4 - 6, 3.57 campaign in 19 games at Quad City in 1993. Still, he was not back in the Astros' farm for '94.
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Shane Loux Card Pitcher
Round Rock Express logo
Former PCL Pitcher of the Year and minor league free agent was fourth starter for the 2010 Round Rock Experss, winning 6 losing 12 and posting a 5.25 ERA
1 Farley Love Card Pitcher
Quad City River Bandits logoRighthander from Eight Mile, Alabama, went 4 - 2 with a 0.90 ERA for the 1998 Quad City River Bandits, and pitched with no record at two other stops that year
1 Jeff Love Card Pitcher
His 1999 Multi-Ad Kissimmee Cobras Unnumbered has the following to say:Jeff was signed by the Astros in March 1998 to a free agent contract. He led the Kissimmee bullpen with 90.1 relief innings and was second on the club with a 2.89 ERA.He was 3 - 2 that year, but followed in 1999 with a 2 - 3 record with a 6.66, and was released.
Kissimmee Cobras logo
1 Chris Lovett Card Third Base
Minor league free agent who'd previously pitched for the GCL Braves hit .157 for Greeneville in 2010
Greeneville Astros bannerlogo
38 Jed Lowrie Cards
Shortstop
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
Switch-hitter received from the Red Sox with Kyle Weiland in exchange for Mark Melancon in December 2012 was Luhnow's introductory move, and made the new GM look good--in that he tied for the fourth-most homers in the majors by a shortstop--and bad--as he missed two months with assorted injuries. In a move that might be seen as Luhnow cutting his losses, Jed was traded to the A's with Fernando Rodriguez before the 2013 season for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi. Returned to the fold as a 30-year old on December 15, 2014, signing a three-year deal worth $23M
5 Mike Loynd Cards Pitcher
Florida State graduate Loynd was acquired from the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Robbie Wine, Jr., on March 25, 1998. Loynd pitched at AAA Tucson in 1988 (thus playing with the guy --Craig Biggio--who made the player he'd been traded for expendable), and at AA Columbus in '89
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo

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Lu - Ly
CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
1 Aubrey Lucas Card Pitcher
Another player on the FSL Central Division Champion '85 Osceola Astros, for whom he was 4- 2 with a 1.76 Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
4 Gary Lucas Cards Coach
Quad City River Bandits logo
Pitching Coach for the 1993 and 1994 Quad City River Bandits led the National League in appearances with 57 for the 1981 San Diego Padres
4 Matt Lucas Cards Catcher
NDFA out of Cal State Fullerton had his best year in 2000 for the Auburn Doubledays; he hit .303 with 27 hits in 29 games
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Andrea Lucati Card Pitcher
NDFA from Ponzano Veneto, Italy threw seven innings at Greeneville in 2008
Greeneville Astros logo
3 Roger Luce Cards Catcher
Acquired from the Texas Rangers on May 18, 1995 for prospect-gone bust Domingo Jean, Luce caught some at AA Jackson in '95, and split '96 between Jackson and Tucson 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
6 Nate Lucero Cards Trainer
Quad City River Bandits logo
Trainer in the Astros organization between 1993 and 2000
4 Ken Luckham Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoRule Five selection from the Dodgers in '89 was probably best at Osceola in 1991, going 8 - 12 as a starter with a 3.89
2 Arquimedes Lugo Cards Pitcher
1 - 2 with a 3.64 in 22 games for the 1993 Auburn Astros
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
87 Julio Lugo Cards
Shortstop
 
43rd Round Pick in the June 1994 draft remains the lowest-round draft pick to have ever reached Houston. And I will not defend wife-beaters, but I'm still not sure Lugo might not have been railroaded out of Houston. Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Ruddy Lugo Cards Pitcher
Round Rock Express logo
Julio Lugo's brother was received from the Dodgers on January 25, 2003 in exchange for Daryle "Heavy D" Ward, and released one year later. Threw 85 innings for the 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays, with OK results.
2 Santo Luis Cards Pitcher
Lexington Legends logoRighthander from La Romana, DR led the 2006 Greeneville Astros in Saves and Games Finished, and pulled off the same quiniella at Lexington in 2007, while pulling off a team strikeout title as well.
3 Tyler Lumsden Cards Pitcher
Minor league free agent lefty began 2009 at Round Rock, then was demoted to AA Corpus on July 1st. Overall, a 4.94 ERA and a .300 BAA. Led the 2010 Hooks in starts and innings pitched while posting numbers a little better than those in 2009
Round Rock Express logo
4 Joe Lydic Cards Infield
Led the 2000 Auburn Doubledays in doubles, total bases and SLG, then started the 2001 Midwest League All Star game , but has plunged since: hit .246 for Michigan in 2002 and .203 for Salem in 2003 Salem Avalanche logo
1 Scott Lydy Card Outfield
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
Another superprospect who didn't make it; played for the Zephyrs in 2001, his 12th minor league season. Doubled and drove in a run in Brian Powell's no-hitter
38 Jordan Lyles Cards
Pitcher
 
First round pick in the June 2008 draft led Greenville pitchers who threw more than ten innings that summer in WHIP. Pitching for Lexington in '09, he led the Legends, and finished third in the Sally League, in strikeouts. Didn't win Lexington's Pitcher of the Month Award, but was nevertheless named the organization's Pitcher of the Year for 2009. Led Corpus in strikeouts for 2010 and repeated as Pitcher of the Year. Was 3 - 3 with a 3.20 ERA at AAA Oklahoma City in late May of 2011 when he was promoted to Houston, and made his major league debut May 31, giving up 2 over 7, but getting a no-decision vs. the Cubs. Was 2 - 7 with a 5.02 in late August, when he was demoted back to OKC for the ten days or so before rosters expanded, when he came back up. Overall, was 5 - 0 with a 3.49 at OKC in 2012, and was 5 - 12 with a 5.55 at Houston. Began 2013 in the Houston rotation, but could not avoid a demotion in '13 either. He finished with a WHIP over 1.5 in six Games at OKC and in 27 Games with Houston. Traded as a 23-year-old to the Colorado Rockies on December 3 with Brandon Barnes for 27-year-old Dexter Fowler, we'll see how that goes
Lexington Legends logo
4 Jim Lynch Cards Pitcher
28th Selection in June 1994 draft had best year in 1998, when, used for the first time as a starter, and splitting his time between single A Quad City and High A Kissimmee, he had a 13 - 8 record with a 3.23 ERA over 156 innings
Kissimmee Cobras logo
17 Brandon Lyon Cards
Pitcher
 
Middle reliever thrown closer money when Valverde departed highlighted Ed Wade's inability to grasp the idea that middle relievers are fundamentally equivalent from year to year. After a short but horrid 2011, Lyon was sent with David Carpenter and others to Toronto in a ten-player deal July 20, 2012
Kissimmee Cobras logo
2 Barry Lyons Cards Catcher
Tucson Toros logo
Biloxi, MS, native was the heir apparent to Gary Carter for the late-80's Mets, but after only one year they let him go and went with the immortal Mackey Sasser instead. Houston signed Lyons as a free agent in January of 1992, and he spent that year as Tucson's primary catcher, hitting .300 with 45 RBI's
1 Rick Lysander Card Catcher
Tucson Toros logo 10 - 7 with a 4.05 for the 1982 Tucson Toros; the following two years were spent in Minneapolis as the Twins' primary (and best) righthanded reliever
1 Aubrey Lucas Card Pitcher
Another player on the FSL Central Division Champion '85 Osceola Astros, for whom he was 4- 2 with a 1.76
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
4 Gary Lucas Cards Coach
Pitching Coach for the 1993 and 1994 Quad City River Bandits led the National League in appearances with 57 for the 1981 San Diego Padres Quad City River Bandits logo
4 Matt Lucas Cards Catcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
NDFA out of Cal State Fullerton had his best year in 2000 for the Auburn Doubledays; he hit .303 with 27 hits in 29 games
1 Andrea Lucati Card Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logoNDFA from Ponzano Veneto, Italy threw seven innings at Greeneville in 2008
3 Roger Luce Cards Catcher
Acquired from the Texas Rangers on May 18, 1995 for prospect-gone bust Domingo Jean, Luce caught some at AA Jackson in '95, and split '96 between Jackson and Tucson
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
6 Nate Lucero Cards Trainer
Trainer in the Astros organization between 1993 and 2000
Quad City River Bandits logo
4 Ken Luckham Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
Rule Five selection from the Dodgers in '89 was probably best at Osceola in 1991, going 8 - 12 as a starter with a 3.89
2 Arquimedes Lugo Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo 1 - 2 with a 3.64 in 22 games for the 1993 Auburn Astros
87 Julio Lugo Cards
Shortstop
 
43rd Round Pick in the June 1994 draft remains the lowest-round draft pick to have ever reached Houston. And I will not defend wife-beaters, but I'm still not sure Lugo might not have been railroaded out of Houston.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Ruddy Lugo Cards Pitcher
Julio Lugo's brother was received from the Dodgers on January 25, 2003 in exchange for Daryle "Heavy D" Ward, and released one year later. Threw 85 innings for the 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays, with OK results.
Round Rock Express logo
2 Santo Luis Cards Pitcher
Lexington Legends logo
Righthander from La Romana, DR led the 2006 Greeneville Astros in Saves and Games Finished, and pulled off the same quiniella at Lexington in 2007, while pulling off a team strikeout title as well.
3 Tyler Lumsden Cards Pitcher
Round Rock Express logoMinor league free agent lefty began 2009 at Round Rock, then was demoted to AA Corpus on July 1st. Overall, a 4.94 ERA and a .300 BAA. Led the 2010 Hooks in starts and innings pitched while posting numbers a little better than those in 2009
4 Joe Lydic Cards Infield
Led the 2000 Auburn Doubledays in doubles, total bases and SLG, then started the 2001 Midwest League All Star game , but has plunged since: hit .246 for Michigan in 2002 and .203 for Salem in 2003
Salem Avalanche logo
1 Scott Lydy Card Outfield
Another superprospect who didn't make it; played for the Zephyrs in 2001, his 12th minor league season. Doubled and drove in a run in Brian Powell's no-hitter
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
38 Jordan Lyles Cards
Pitcher
 
Lexington Legends logo
First round pick in the June 2008 draft led Greenville pitchers who threw more than ten innings that summer in WHIP. Pitching for Lexington in '09, he led the Legends, and finished third in the Sally League, in strikeouts. Didn't win Lexington's Pitcher of the Month Award, but was nevertheless named the organization's Pitcher of the Year for 2009. Led Corpus in strikeouts for 2010 and repeated as Pitcher of the Year. Was 3 - 3 with a 3.20 ERA at AAA Oklahoma City in late May of 2011 when he was promoted to Houston, and made his major league debut May 31, giving up 2 over 7, but getting a no-decision vs. the Cubs. Was 2 - 7 with a 5.02 in late August, when he was demoted back to OKC for the ten days or so before rosters expanded, when he came back up. Overall, was 5 - 0 with a 3.49 at OKC in 2012, and was 5 - 12 with a 5.55 at Houston. Began 2013 in the Houston rotation, but could not avoid a demotion in '13 either. He finished with a WHIP over 1.5 in six Games at OKC and in 27 Games with Houston. Traded as a 23-year-old to the Colorado Rockies on December 3 with Brandon Barnes for 27-year-old Dexter Fowler, we'll see how that goes
4 Jim Lynch Cards Pitcher
28th Selection in June 1994 draft had best year in 1998, when, used for the first time as a starter, and splitting his time between single A Quad City and High A Kissimmee, he had a 13 - 8 record with a 3.23 ERA over 156 innings
Kissimmee Cobras logo
17 Brandon Lyon Cards
Pitcher
 
Middle reliever thrown closer money when Valverde departed highlighted Ed Wade's inability to grasp the idea that middle relievers are fundamentally equivalent from year to year. After a short but horrid 2011, Lyon was sent with David Carpenter and others to Toronto in a ten-player deal July 20, 2012
Kissimmee Cobras logo
2 Barry Lyons Cards Catcher
Biloxi, MS, native was the heir apparent to Gary Carter for the late-80's Mets, but after only one year they let him go and went with the immortal Mackey Sasser instead. Houston signed Lyons as a free agent in January of 1992, and he spent that year as Tucson's primary catcher, hitting .300 with 45 RBI's Tucson Toros logo
1 Rick Lysander Card Catcher
Tucson Toros logo
10 - 7 with a 4.05 for the 1982 Tucson Toros; the following two years were spent in Minneapolis as the Twins' primary (and best) righthanded reliever
1 Aubrey Lucas Card Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logoAnother player on the FSL Central Division Champion '85 Osceola Astros, for whom he was 4- 2 with a 1.76
4 Gary Lucas Cards Coach
Pitching Coach for the 1993 and 1994 Quad City River Bandits led the National League in appearances with 57 for the 1981 San Diego Padres
Quad City River Bandits logo
4 Matt Lucas Cards Catcher
NDFA out of Cal State Fullerton had his best year in 2000 for the Auburn Doubledays; he hit .303 with 27 hits in 29 games
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Andrea Lucati Card Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo
NDFA from Ponzano Veneto, Italy threw seven innings at Greeneville in 2008
3 Roger Luce Cards Catcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo Acquired from the Texas Rangers on May 18, 1995 for prospect-gone bust Domingo Jean, Luce caught some at AA Jackson in '95, and split '96 between Jackson and Tucson
6 Nate Lucero Cards Trainer
Trainer in the Astros organization between 1993 and 2000
Quad City River Bandits logo
4 Ken Luckham Cards Pitcher
Rule Five selection from the Dodgers in '89 was probably best at Osceola in 1991, going 8 - 12 as a starter with a 3.89 Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
2 Arquimedes Lugo Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 - 2 with a 3.64 in 22 games for the 1993 Auburn Astros
87 Julio Lugo Cards
Shortstop
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- 43rd Round Pick in the June 1994 draft remains the lowest-round draft pick to have ever reached Houston. And I will not defend wife-beaters, but I'm still not sure Lugo might not have been railroaded out of Houston.
4 Ruddy Lugo Cards Pitcher
Julio Lugo's brother was received from the Dodgers on January 25, 2003 in exchange for Daryle "Heavy D" Ward, and released one year later. Threw 85 innings for the 2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays, with OK results.
Round Rock Express logo
2 Santo Luis Cards Pitcher
Righthander from La Romana, DR led the 2006 Greeneville Astros in Saves and Games Finished, and pulled off the same quiniella at Lexington in 2007, while pulling off a team strikeout title as well. Lexington Legends logo
3 Tyler Lumsden Cards Pitcher
Round Rock Express logo
Minor league free agent lefty began 2009 at Round Rock, then was demoted to AA Corpus on July 1st. Overall, a 4.94 ERA and a .300 BAA. Led the 2010 Hooks in starts and innings pitched while posting numbers a little better than those in 2009
4 Joe Lydic Cards Infield
Salem Avalanche logo Led the 2000 Auburn Doubledays in doubles, total bases and SLG, then started the 2001 Midwest League All Star game , but has plunged since: hit .246 for Michigan in 2002 and .203 for Salem in 2003
1 Scott Lydy Card Outfield
Another superprospect who didn't make it; played for the Zephyrs in 2001, his 12th minor league season. Doubled and drove in a run in Brian Powell's no-hitter
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
38 Jordan Lyles Cards
Pitcher
 
First round pick in the June 2008 draft led Greenville pitchers who threw more than ten innings that summer in WHIP. Pitching for Lexington in '09, he led the Legends, and finished third in the Sally League, in strikeouts. Didn't win Lexington's Pitcher of the Month Award, but was nevertheless named the organization's Pitcher of the Year for 2009. Led Corpus in strikeouts for 2010 and repeated as Pitcher of the Year. Was 3 - 3 with a 3.20 ERA at AAA Oklahoma City in late May of 2011 when he was promoted to Houston, and made his major league debut May 31, giving up 2 over 7, but getting a no-decision vs. the Cubs. Was 2 - 7 with a 5.02 in late August, when he was demoted back to OKC for the ten days or so before rosters expanded, when he came back up. Overall, was 5 - 0 with a 3.49 at OKC in 2012, and was 5 - 12 with a 5.55 at Houston. Began 2013 in the Houston rotation, but could not avoid a demotion in '13 either. He finished with a WHIP over 1.5 in six Games at OKC and in 27 Games with Houston. Traded as a 23-year-old to the Colorado Rockies on December 3 with Brandon Barnes for 27-year-old Dexter Fowler, we'll see how that goes
Lexington Legends logo
4 Jim Lynch Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logo
28th Selection in June 1994 draft had best year in 1998, when, used for the first time as a starter, and splitting his time between single A Quad City and High A Kissimmee, he had a 13 - 8 record with a 3.23 ERA over 156 innings
17 Brandon Lyon Cards
Pitcher
 
Middle reliever thrown closer money when Valverde departed highlighted Ed Wade's inability to grasp the idea that middle relievers are fundamentally equivalent from year to year. After a short but horrid 2011, Lyon was sent with David Carpenter and others to Toronto in a ten-player deal July 20, 2012
Kissimmee Cobras logo
2 Barry Lyons Cards Catcher
Biloxi, MS, native was the heir apparent to Gary Carter for the late-80's Mets, but after only one year they let him go and went with the immortal Mackey Sasser instead. Houston signed Lyons as a free agent in January of 1992, and he spent that year as Tucson's primary catcher, hitting .300 with 45 RBI's
Tucson Toros logo
1 Rick Lysander Card Catcher
10 - 7 with a 4.05 for the 1982 Tucson Toros; the following two years were spent in Minneapolis as the Twins' primary (and best) righthanded reliever Tucson Toros logo

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