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1 Brandon Macchi Card Outfielder
34th Round Pick in the June 2001 draft
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
1 James MacDonald Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
Led the 1978 Daytona Beach Astros, the 1980 Columbus Astros, and the 1981 Tucson Toros in Wins. And for 1980, anyway, leading the Columbus Astros was also good enough to lead the entire Southern League
4 Jim MacDonald Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo18th round pick in June '09 out of Boston College began his pro career at Tri City. Named an NYPL midseason All-Star, MacDonald led the V-Cats in saves and games finished
6 Jeff Mackor Cards Catcher
High A Salem's Defensive Player of the Month for August 2004 had his best offensive year in 2006, hitting .272 with a .711 OPS. Mackor also caught Roger Clemens on June 6, 2006, taking a special one-game demotion from Salem to Lexington so that he could play the part of the Rocket's backstop as he readied himself for his last season with the Astros. Mackor was then promoted to Corpus in 2007, but only played 26 games, and only hit .219.
Salem Avalanche logo
2 Scott MacRae Cards Pitcher
Reached the Majors with Cincinnati in 2001, and went 3 - 3 with a save for the 2005 Corpus Christi Hooks Corpus Christi Hooks logo
16 Mike Madden Cards
Pitcher
 
1980's Houston Astros logo
Had the second-lowest ERA among starters (after Ryan) for the '83 'Stros--and then had the highest ERA of all pitchers for the '84 squad
1 Garry Maddox Card Outfield
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo Hit .351 in only 25 games for the 1998 Jackson Generals
3 Mike Maddux Cards Coach
Hired by the 'Stros as a AA pitching the same year his brother Greg won his 257th game and had an ERA under 3.10 for the tenth straight year
Round Rock Express logo
2 Victor Madrigal Cards Pitcher
Struck out 85 in 87.1 innings for the 1993 Asheville Tourists
Asheville Tourists logo
8 Lance Madsen Cards Infield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Hit three home runs in a single game while playing for the Auburn Astros 8/28/1989, then the following year, led the Osceola Astros in triples with eleven. Oddest year, however, may have been 1993, when he paced the Jackson Generals in home runs with 23, and finished second in RBI, while hitting only .221
13 DAVE MAGADAN Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoOpening Day third baseman in '95 ended up in platoon situation, and hit .329 that year against righties
9 Josh Magee Cards 2nd Base
18th round pick in June 2010 hit .227 at Gulf Coast that year, and then .283 at Greeneville in '11. Was the object of some small fanfare between August 13 and August 16 of that year, when he recorded a hit in 12 consecutive at bats.
Greeneville Astros logo
5 Mike Magnante Cards
Pitcher
 
Became one of only 35 to strike out the side on nine pitches in a major league game (joining fellow Astros Harnisch and Bob Bruce) on August 22, 1997. He did it in the ninth inning of a 9 - 1 win vs. the Colorado Rockies in relief of winner Darryl Kile
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Gary Majewski Card Pitcher
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
Five-year major league veteran signed a minor league contract in December 2009 and spent most of 2010 with Round Rock, although he did pitch in two games for Houston, in which he posted a 22.50 ERA
12 Scott Makarewicz Cards Catcher/Coach
1990 Florida State League All Star actually had a better year in '92 for Jackson, when he hit .287 with 15 doubles and 7 homers for the Generals--but instead the Texas League All Star nod went to teammate Tony Eusebio. Later traded by the Marlins with Jay Powell for Ramon Castro
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
2 Carlos Maldonado Cards Catcher
Acquired in trade for Carlos Hernandez the 2nd Baseman on March 21, 2000, Maldonado hit .270 with 24 doubles for the debut-edition Round Rock Express.
Round Rock Express  logo
5 Esteban Maldonado Cards Pitcher
Led the 1997 Quad City River Bandits in saves with 9, and pitched three years for the Kissimmee Cobras.
Kissimmee Cobras logo
26 Rob Mallicoat Cards
Pitcher
 
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
A savage arm injury ruined what could have been an outstanding major league career. I mean, folks were saying he could've gotten guys out in the majors when he was still pitching at single A
4 Chris Maloney Cards Manager
New Orleans Zephyrs logoNew Orleans manager from 2002 - 2004 and AAA All Star game coach in 2004 is also the son of Jackson General/Round Rock Express magnate Con Maloney--whose parking space I saw at Jackson one year
1 Mark Mangham Card Pitcher
Righthander from Shreveport, LA went 3 - 1 with a 3.91 for the 1985 Florida State League Central Division champion Osceola Astros
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
4 Jim Mann Cards
Pitcher
 
0 - 3 with a 4.15 but 22 saves for the '02 Zephyrs got him a trip to Oklahoma City for the AAA All-Star game and a callup to Houston on July 28. Sent back down on August 18, he was placed on waivers and lost October 10. Houston Astros logo, 2000-
3 Jay Mansavage Cards 2nd Base
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
11th Round pick in June '96 did not play much after hitting .169 in his professional debut for that year's Auburn Doubledays
8 Monte Mansfield Cards Pitcher
Salem Avalanche logoLed the 2000 Martinsville Astros with a 2.22 ERA and 15 games finished; went 9 - 3 with a 3.20 ERA and 9 saves for what appears to have been the 2004 Salem Avalanche bullpen by committee, and has since been a solid middle reliever for the first two Corpus Christi Hook squads.
2 Felix Mantilla Cards
Infield/Outfield
 
1965 All Star for the Red Sox was second to Ashburn among regulars on the 1962 Mets in average. Hit .219 for the '66 Astros to cap his career
Astros Shooting Star logo
7 Kirt Manwaring Cards
Catcher
 
Defensive specialist was picked up for the remainder of 1996 on July 27 for Rick Wilkins and cash and hit .220 in 37 games Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Marc Manwarren Card Outfield
Kissimmee Cobras logo
In his only year in the Astros organization, tied for the club lead in steals with the 1996 Kissimmee Cobras
62 TOMMY MANZELLA Cards
Infield
 
Third round pick in the June 2005 draft was named the system's best defensive infielder and best infield arm by Baseball America prior to the '06 season. After a disappointing offensive season at Tri-City in '05, Manzella posted average numbers at Lexington in '06, and notched both Mid- and Post-season Sally League All-Star nods. In 2007, he posted disappointing numbers at Salem, but got a promotion to AA Corpus anyway and did well there. Began '08 At Corpus and hit .299 with a .724 OPS through 54 games--which got him a Texas League Midseason All-Star selection--before receiving a promotion to AAA Round Rock, where he hit .219. Won two Defensive Player of the Month awards for Round Rock in '09, and led the team in doubles and total bases, before being named team MVP. Opening Day starter for Houston at short in 2010 . . . and for Oklahoma City in 2011. DFAed on August 10, 2011
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
12 JAKE MARISNICK Cards
Outfield
 
Received from the Marlins midseason 2014 for Jarred Cosart. Thereafter, in 51 Games, Hit .272 with a .669 OPS, which you wouldn't think is possible. Opening Day Centerfielder, 2014
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
2 Scott Markley Cards Outfield
Markley hit .315 while leading the club in runs with 113 and hits with 147 for the 1986 1st and 2nd Half SAL Northern Division champions Asheville Tourists
Asheville Tourists logo
1 Roger Marrero Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Went 1 -3 with a 6.35 for the 1989 Auburn Astros while also appearing in one game for Osceola that year
4 Roy Marsh Cards Outfield
1994 Auburn Astros logo# 10 pick in the June 1994 draft hit .257 for Auburn that year while walking 49 times in 55 games--but only hit .216 the following year at Kissimmee, and thereupon went the independent league route
1 Mike Marshall Card Pitcher
Semi-legendary righthander who would one day throw 200 innings as a reliever for the 1974 Dodgers was purchased from the Seattle Pilots in November 1969. With an 0 - 1 record and an 8.44 ERA in June of 1970, the future inventor of the Maxline screwball found himself traded to the Expos for Don Bosch
Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Violenny Marte Card Pitcher
Dominican summer league veteran was 0 - 2 with a 5.06 for Martinsville in 2003 Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
11 Jason Martin Cards Outfield
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
8th round pick in the 2013 free agent draft OBPed .357 at Gulf Coast after signing
1 Steve Martin Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logoAstros I'm sure hope this 37th round pick in the June 2011 draft won't be so wild and crazy
10 Tom Martin Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Provided excellent relief work in 55 games for the 1997 NL Central division champions, going 5 - 3 with a 2.09 and a couple saves. Threw in 20 games for the '05 Round Rock Express.
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
6 David Martinez Cards Pitcher
Three-year veteran of the Venezuelan Summer League played at Greeneville Tennessee in 2009, and was 1 - 4 with a 4.50. Promoted to Tri-City for 2010, he posted a 5 - 2 won/loss record to go with a 57:11 K/BB ratio. Tri-City Pitcher of the Month for August 2010. 37 Games with 5 Wins and 2 Saves at Lexington in 2011. Was the only staff member of the Cal League champion 2012 Lancaster JetHawks to top 100 K's, led the team in Starts, and co-led in Wins, while posting a respectable-for-Clear-Channel 1.33 WHIP. Led the Texas League in Wins, WHIP, and ERA while pitching at Corpus in 2013, and somehow did not get named the Texas League Pitcher of the Year
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Eduardo Martinez Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
Venezuelan Summer League product went 1 - 1 with a 3.08 for the 2000 Martinsville Astros
3 Eric Martinez Cards Infield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo1991 New York-Penn League postseason All Star at DH won his club's triple crown, pacing the Auburn Astros in average at .320, in RBI with 58, and in homers with 9. Mysteriously did not progress, however, and was out of the system after 1992
2 Ernest Martinez Cards Infield
University of Central Florida graduate signed as a free agent could not cut the mustard at Auburn in 1992, hitting .219
Couldn't cut the Mustard
18 Fernando Martinez Cards
Outfield
 
Early 2012 waiver claim from the Mets hit 13 home runs and slugged .507at AAA Oklahoma City that season, and had a 105 OPS+ with a 2.37 BA for the Astros in 41 games after he was promoted in early August. Played 11 Games for Houston and 29 Games for OKC in 2013 without great results, but it was probably the Biogenesis involvement that got him traded to the Yankees for Charles Basford in early June
Couldn't cut the Mustard
93 JD MARTINEZ Cards
Right Field
 
Lexington Legends logo
20th round pick in 2009 out of Nova Southeastern University not too far from the Astroman hit .403 with 5 homers in 19 games at Greeneville before getting a promotion to Tri-City, where he hit .326 with 7 in 53. South Atlantic League MVP in 2010 despite having been promoted to AA Corpus in July, and organizational Player of the Year to boot. Played at AA Corpus in 2011, at least until getting called up to the majors on July 29th, and doubling in his first major league at bat. Hit .274 in 53 Games for Houston in 2011. Began 2012 as Houston's starting left fielder, but was sent down to Oklahoma in August, and only returned to Houston with the roster expansion as he finished the year with a .241 major league AVG. 2013 saw a 44-Game stint on the DL with a wrist strain, as Martinez posted a .250 average in 86 Games for Houston, and saw himself removed from the 40-man roster in November
1 José Martinez Card Infield
Corpus Christi Hooks logoSix year minor league veteran signed as a free agent in February 2012 finished second to Jonathan Singleton in RBI on that year's edition of the Corpus Christi Hooks, then got an end-of-year promotion to AAA Oklahoma City
2 Louie Martinez Cards Pitcher
Juan Luis evidently preferred Louie and went 2 - 2 with a 6.75 for the '91 Auburn Astros
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
10 Marty Martinez Cards
Catcher/Infield
 
Infielder acquired from the Braves in exchange for Bob Aspromonte hit .308 in 78 games for the 1969 team that fell just a little short of winning the first NL West division title. Tailed off from there, though, and was traded to the Cardinals in November of '71 for future Replacements guitarist Bob Stinson
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Michael Martinez Cards First Baseman
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
36th round pick of the Astros in the June 2012 draft out of my alma mater FIU hit .277 at Greeneville that summer, and was their primary first baseman. Hit .225 at Tri-City in 2013 before being suspended for a postive test for amphetamines on August 28
5 Ronnie Martinez Cards Pitcher
Led the DSL in ERA for 2002; 6 - 4 with a 2.39 for Martinsville in '03, and led the T-City Valley Cats in strikeouts for 2004. Went 11 - 2 with the '04 ValleyCats, and was named New York Penn League MVP. In '05, he co-led the SAL in wins while pitching for Lexington. Pitched at three levels in 2006, reaching AA Corpus Christi, but struggled once he got there. Pitched only at Corpus in '07, but the ERA was high
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Randy Martz Card Pitcher
Righty was 17 - 19 in the majors and spent his last professional year with the '85 Tucson Toros
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Larry Mason Card Pitcher
1963 signee spent five years in the Astros' chain, having his best year at Salisbury in 1965, when he was 6 - 2 with a 1.83. Played another three years in Mexico and was rediscovered by TCMA in 1981 Houston Astroslogo
4 Roger Mason Cards
Pitcher
 
Tucson Toros logo
Pitched 1-1/3 innings for the 1989 'Stros with a 20.25 ERA, but was 7 - 12 with a 3.54 for that year's Tucson Toros. Would end up throwing over 400 innings in the majors for seven different teams
16 John Massarelli CardsCatcher/Coach/Mgr
Salem Avalanche logo8th Round Pick in 1987 hit .276 in 1917 at bats in the Astros minor league system, was a 1988 postseason All-Star in the New York-Penn League, and played in the 1990 midseason Florida State League All Star game. Finished his playing career in Taiwan before returning to the Astros to coach, and ultimately manage, at Michigan, Auburn, and Salem
3 Chuck Mathews Cards Pitcher
Went 32 - 16 in the first three years of his career (7 - 3 at Auburn in 1983, 13 - 7 at Daytona Beach in 1984 and 12 - 6 at Osceola in 1985), with good ERA's, then had a 5 - 6 record with a 6.01 at Columbus in '86, and was thereafter out of baseball.
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
7 ED MATHEWS Cards
3rd Base
 
Last hurrah for the 'Stros in 67, and hit .238 in 101 games before being moved on to his final resting place in Detroit in a deal that saw a return of Fred Gladding Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Terry Mathews Card Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
6 - 5 with a 3.67 for the 1993 Jackson Generals, before moving on to the Marlins and their Edmonton affiliate
4 TJ Mathews Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Oakland and St. Louis thought he might end up being their closer; Houston in 2002 would've been satisfied with anything more than the 18-2/3 innings he gave them before breaking down
13 Ron Mathis Cards
Pitcher
 
Led the 1983 PCL in shutouts while pitching eight complete games over 182 innings. Named the fifth starter in Houston at the end of '85 spring training, he went 3 - 5 in 23 games before being sent back down to Tucson. Spent '86 entirely at AAA and most of '87, too, going 10 - 7 to earn a 12-inning, 0- 1 callup to the dome at the end of the year.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Tanner Mathis Card Outfield
2013 lefthanded hitting NDFA led the 2013 Greeneville Astros in Hits and Walks in 60 Games Houston Astros logo, 2000-
19 David Matranga Cards
Infield
 
Round Rock Express  logo
2001 Texas League and AA All-Star got his first callup to Houston in 2003, and homered in his first major league at bat, on June 27 of that year.
75 Kazuo Matsui Cards
2nd Base
 
One of the first signings in the Ed Wade era began 2008 on the DL but made an impact once he got going, with a game that included patient approach, skillful bunting and defense that certainly looked better than his NL position-high error total might have suggested. Then came a second DL stint . . . . After a 2009 in which he played in only 132 games and OPSed .659, Matsui found himself released in May 2010
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Mick Matuszak Card Trainer
Trained for the 1991 Auburn Astros, replacing Mark Copeland, who had trained in 1990
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
12 Jason Maule Cards Infield
Average years in his debut at Auburn in 1999, and his followup at Michigan in 2000, but had a monster breakout in 2001 for the BattleCats, when he led the Midwest League in runs and OBP, and was second in average, while also stealing 56. After hitting .263 at Round Rock for 2002, was lost to the Yankees in the AAA phase of the 2002 Rule V draft Michigan BattleCats logo
16 JUSTIN MAXWELL CardsOutfield
Michigan BattleCats logo
Claimed off waivers from the Yankees on April 8, 2012, Maxwell would end up playing 124 Games for that year's Houston team, and led the squad in homers with 18. Injured in April 2013, and never really had a ready spot on the club thereafter. Played 40 Games before being traded to the Royals right before the deadline
18 DERRICK MAY Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo1996 Opening-Day rightfielder was author of fifth Pinch Hit Grand Slam in team history 9/5/95 vs. the Reds at the Dome
14 LEE MAY Cards
1st Base
 
81 homers in three years and '72 NL All-Star, but only John Bateman in team history had more at bats with a higher strikeout-to-on-base ratio. That would make him also a:

Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
13 MILT MAY Cards
Catcher
 
Acquired from the Pirates for Jerry Reuss after the 1973 season, May hung around long enough to drive Bob Watson in for baseball's reputed millionth run, then was dealt to the Tigers with Dave A Roberts and Jim Crawford for nobodies like Terry Humphrey, Mark Lemongello, Gene Pentz, and Leon Roberts. May was also with the 'Stros long enough to be confused with Lee May on the 1975 Hostess issue
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 Johan Maya Cards Infield
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
Hit .239 in his stateside debut at Martinsville in 1999, was brought back for 2000 at Michigan and hit .206
5 JOHN MAYBERRY Cards
1st Base
 
Oklahoma City '89ers cap logoAnother soon-to-be-great player traded away by the incredibly dense Spec Richardson: Mayberry hit .300 in minor league stops at Greensboro in 1968, at Cocoa the same year, at Oklahoma City in 1969 would of course be replaced by Tal Smith as GM after the 1975 season, the worst in team history.
5 LEE MAYE Cards
Outfield
 
Acquired early in '65 from the Milwaukee Braves in a deal that sent away Ken Johnson and Jim Beauchamp, Maye would lead off on Opening Day of 1966, and hit .288 that year in 115 games, the highest average among regulars. His career as an R & B singer is discussed here, at www.group-harmony.com, and you may view his 1966 Topps # 162 by clicking this
Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Jack Mayfield Card Shortstop
2013 NDFA split shortstop duties with Thomas Lindauer at Greenville that summer, and Slugged .404 Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Cesar Mayora Card Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo
Righthander was 2 - 3 with a 4.54 for the '05 Greeneville Astros then pitched at Greeneville again and at Tri-City in 2006
20 Edwin Maysonet Cards
Infield
 
19th Round Pick hit .275 in his debut for the 2003 Tri-City Valleycats. The following year at Lexington, he led all Astros--minor or major league--in triples with 10. By 2007, he had reached AA Corpus, and had acquired a nice reputation as a plus fielder. Round Rock's starting shortstop for 2008, and hit .271. Got 7 ABs in a September callup, getting his lone hit September 17, in a 14 - 2 loss to Florida. Maysonet performed better by far in Houston than in Round Rock for 2009, seeing a couple weeks of decent playing time for Houston when Kazuo Matsui was placed on the DL with a bad hamstring in late May. Expected by some to make the 2010 squad out of spring training, Maysonet was instead assigned to Round Rock. Missed most of May and all of June with hamstring injury and was thus not in the equation when Matsui was released May 20. Ended up playing 90 games for RRx and hitting .248
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Josh McAfee Card Catcher
Acquired straight up for Brian Dallimore from the D-Backs in April, 2000, McAfee hit .155 for the Kissimmee Cobras that year, backing up Brandon Buckley and Scott Chapman
Kissimmee Cobras logo
1 Steve McAllister Card Infield
1981 Gulf Coast League All-Star for the Astros Orange squad hit .273 that year, .248 the nest at Asheville, and .197 at Daytona in 1983, then was released
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
2 Jason McCarter Cards Pitcher
Quad City River Bandits logo
Best season was his last one in the Astros' organization, as in 1998, he threw 70 innings and notched four saves for the Quad City River Bandits
3 Tim McClaskey Cards Pitcher
Round Rock Express  logoJune 2003 free agent signing finished the year and came back for 2004, eventually pitching in 49 games for the Express, winning 12 and losing 13. Pitched in the organization again in 2005, and finished first in WHIP and second in innings pitched for AA Corpus Christi
4 Todd McClure Cards Pitcher
1988 Florida State League All-Star was traded to the Minnesota Twins on December 4, 1988 for Mark Portugal. Portugal would win 52 games for the big league Astros, and McClure would be out of baseball by 1990.
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
1 Tom McCraw Card
Coach
 
Having seen the rotund and nearly immobile McCraw on the bench, you'd probably be surprised to hear that a young McCraw finished second in the American League in triples and tenth in stolen bases for the 1968 season as a member of the Chicago White Sox. As hitting coach for the late 90's Astros, became something of a tutor to Derek Bell after Derek had faded
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Justin McCray Card Infield
Asheville Tourists logo
Hit .287 in 61 games for the '90 Asheville Tourists, but only walked 7 times and homered twice
19 Lance McCullers CardsPitcher
Selected by the Astros with the supplemental first round pick they'd received for the departure of Clint Barmes via free agency, McCullers saw limited action at Gulf Coast and at Greeneville in 2012, and despite starkly different ERAs, struck out 9+ per nine at each location. Listed fourth on Baseball America's Prospects List for the Astros in 2013. Led Quad Cities in Starts, and finished second in K's and IP, for 2013, and was named Quad Cities Pitcher of the Month in May and a Midwest League midseason and postseason All-Star. Pitched as a 20-year old at Lancaster in 2014, and had the typical inflated ERA that JetHawk pitchers must bear, but also struck out 10.7 per nine innnings, and led the team in whiffs induced
Asheville Tourists logo
3 Ryan McCurdy Cards Catcher
NDFA was third catcher at Tri-City in 2011, and hit .324 while OBPing (.388) higher than he slugged (.382). Played at three levels in 2012, totaling 55 games and a .635 OPS. Began 2013 with a one-game stint at Corpus then spent most of the year at Lancaster before a late July callup back to the Texas League. Didn't hit a homer all year, but the .418 OBP in the Cal League works
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
3 Jim McCutcheon Cards Pitcher
Not sure why the man has a Quad City card, as it appears that all McCutcheon did in 1993--his last year in baseball--was go 1 - 2 in 16 games with a 7.30 for Asheville, and Asheville only
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Danny McDaniel Cards Pitcher
Round Rock Express logo
Lefthander pitched a year in the independent Northwestern League before getting another chance in the 2003 Carolina League. Signed by Salem, he went 5 - 1 to earn a shot with Round Rock in 2004. The Austin native responded with a 4 - 3, 3.36 season for his hometown Express
1 Von McDaniel Card Infield
A phenom for the 1957 Cardinals--One month out of high school, he 2-hit the 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers in his first major league start--McDaniel saw his pitching career derailed by a sore shoulder (and an infinite ERA for the 1958 Houston Buffaloes). Switching to the infield for the 1959 season, McDaniel then played three years for the Oklahoma City '89ers between 1962 and 1964, hitting .247, .215, and .195, respectively, before his release.
Oklahoma City '89ers cap logo
1 Chase McDonald Card 1st Base
6'4" righty was the 12th round pick in the June 2013 draft; as the team's primary first baseman, he led that year's Greeneville Astros in Homers and RBIs
Oklahoma City '89ers cap logo
1 Jim McDonald Card Infield
Not to be confused with Jim MacDonald, the 1980 Southern League wins leader, this McDonald hit .286 with 5 homers and 41 RBI's for the '82 Tucson Toros and .270 with 2 and 21 for the same-year edition Columbus Astros Oklahoma City '89ers cap logo
4 Mike McDowell Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
5 Round Draft Pick in 1989 out of Eastern Washington bucked the odds for a couple years, getting as high as Burlington in 1991
1 Joe McEwing Card
Infield
 
Round Rock Express logoSuper Joe was purchased from Kansas City on the eve of the 2006 season, then spent most of the year at Round Rock, and was named Express MVP after the season
3 Leon McFadden Cards
Shortstop
 
[McFadden had] grown up in Los Angeles in a mixed neighborhood and never had a single racial encounter until he was a baseball player in Georgia [probably as a member of the 1964 Durham Bulls]. The team bus stopped at a restaurant and all the players piled in. The man behind the counter asked McFadden if he'd like to come back and eat in the kitchen.
'I really didn't think anything about it at first,' McFadden said. 'I thought maybe they had another room in the back, someplace more comfortable. It just didn't register. So I said No thanks. I'll sit here.'He was soon enlightened by the [Billy Goodman.'I was angry. I had a package of crackers in my hand and I just threw them down, walked out and sat in the bus.' After a while his teammates came out bringing him food, and he got angry at them for that. 'I realized later that they were just trying to be nice to me. But when that kind of thing happens, you don't think straight. I was so hurt and so angry I could feel the tears in my eyes. I didn't know whether to cry or punch somebody.'
Astros Shooting Star logo
2 Chris McFerrin Cards Pitcher
The 1997 Media Guide says:Had a hand in 24 of Auburn's 37 victories in 1996 as he was 4 - 2 with 20 saves in 33 games. He tied for first in saves in the New York-Penn League while his appearances tied him for second. 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Randy McGarvey, Jr. Card Catcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
.238 at Tri-City in 2003
1 Clint McGill Card Catcher
Lexington Legends logoSigned as an NDFA at the age of 23 in February of 2005, and made his professional debut with single A Lexington that April--probably an interesting story in there somewhere.
6 Brian McGlone Cards Shortstop
5th Round selection in the June 1990 draft played three years in the early '90's, hitting both his homers at Auburn in 1991
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Nate McGlone Card Coach
Strength and conditioning coach at lancaster in 2011
Lancaster JetHawks logo
1 Robbie McGorkle Card Catcher
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
Being a kid musta been tough with a last name like Robbie's
1 Ryan McGrath Card Catcher
No relation to Campbell, we believe
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Doug McGraw Card Pitcher
December 1993 Rule V pick up from the White Sox organization pitched in '94 for Osceola, and was mistakenly given the back of Jimmy Lewis' 1994 card by the people at Classic.
1994 Osceola Astros logo
2 Terry McGriff Cards
Catcher
 
Primary catcher at Tuscon in 1991 who had five at bats for the big club in 1990, and also happens to be Gary Sheffield's godfather Tucson Toros logo
12 Collin McHugh Cards Pitcher
Tucson Toros logo
Righthander was 26 years old and had a career 0 - 8 MLB record when selected off waivers from the Rockies in December 2013. Then went out and pitched 154-2/3 innings for Houston in 2014--or juuust enough not to qualify for any pitching titles. But if he had gotten to 162 IP, Mr. McHugh would have been third in the AL in WHIP and sixth in ERA. Led the Astros in Strikeouts as well, as he accumulated 9.1 of them per 9IP. Finished 4th in AL ROY voting for 2014, and began 2015 by extending his streak of winning decisions to nine straight
2 Joe McIntosh Cards Pitcher
Ambidextrous pitcher traded with Larry Hardy--in Tal Smith's fourth move after taking over for the axed Spec Richardson--in December of 1975 for Doug Rader never pitched for the big club, and wouldn't even pitch in the minors for them until 1979, for Gulf Coast
Tucson Toros logo
1 Larry McIver Card Outfield
A member of the 1981 Astros Orange Gulf Coast entry, and the 1982 Auburn Astros
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Matthew McKee Card Batboy
The snivelling kid
Asheville Tourists logo
3 Mickey McKee Cards Infield
Lexington Legends logo
Possessor of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane, and another member of that 2001 Lexington Legends squad that may have been the most dominant minor league team in franchise history
2 Ron McKee Cards GM
SAL Executive of the Year in both '84 and '90 had his snivelling kid put in the '89 Asheville ProCards set
Asheville Tourists logo
9 Ryan McKeller Cards Pitcher
Had a predeliction for giving up the long ball at Martinsville in 2003, with 4 in 37-2/3 innings, but otherwise had a fine 3 - 0, 3.58 campaign. Led the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats in earned runs and was second in innings pitched. Despite 4.00 ERA's at two stops in 2005, was still considered to have a bright future by those in the organization, as he was invited to the Ryan camp prior to the 2006 season. Finished 24 games for the '07 Salem Avalanche, while compiling a praiseworthy 2.84 ERA. 4 - 6 with a 5.89 at AA Corpus in 2008. Split '09 between AAA Round Rock and Corpus, striking out 78 while walking 25 in 81-1/3 IP
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1 Jarrod McKinney Card Outfield
31st round pick in 2011 hit below the Mendoza line at Gulf Coast in 2011, then hit .224 for the excellent 2012 Tri-City club, and was released immediately thereafter Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Jim McKnight Card Infield
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Hit .295 with 32 RBI for the 1981 Florida State League Champion Daytona Beach Astros
23 Tony McKnight Cards
Pitcher
 
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo1995 Number One Pick and team leader in ERA for the 1999 Jackson Generals was moved out by the Hun at the trade deadline in 2001 for what turned out to be a remarkably mediocre Mike Williams. McKnight left behind a 5 - 1 career record with a 3.91 ERA for the Astros, which included a four-hit complete game shutout vs. his future Bucs teammates, pitched September 27, 2000.
4 Bo McLaughlin Cards
Pitcher
 
Number One pick in the June '75 draft--while also spending time at AAA Memphis and Charleston--went 9 - 15 with a 3.90 over four years and 203.1 innings with the big club. Possessor of two 1 - 0 complete game shutouts for the 'Stros (one over ten innings, McLaughlin was traded to the Braves in May of 1979 for reliever Frank LaCorte
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1 John McLaren Card Coach/Catcher
Beginning in 1970, spent seven years in the Astros' minor league system, at Covington, Columbus, Sumter, Cocoa, Iowa, Dubuque, and Memphis. But although he played and scored a run in game three of the triple header, his biggest regret may be that he didn't catch Eleno Cuen's no-hitter for his 1972 Cocoa Astros
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1 Tio McLean Card Pitcher
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Pitched in 10 games for Greeneville and Gulf Coast in 2009
2 MARK MCLEMORE Cards
2ndBase
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoOpening Day Starter in 1991 didn't learn to hit 'til after he left Houston; he's a lifetime .259 hitter with a .349 career OBP, but managed no better than .148 with a .221 before his July release that year
55 Mark McLemore Cards
Pitcher
 
Fourth round pick in the 2002 draft got knocked around at Tri-City that year, and at Lexington the next, .jpg
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4 Don McMahon Cards
Pitcher
 
Durable right handed reliever would pitch 1310 innings before he was through, and pitch for seven teams, but only the 1963 Houston Colt .45's ever allowed McMahon to start a game. Actually, they allowed him to start two for them, and he lost both. But was 6 - 8 otherwise over most of two season with the Colts, and had a 2.81 ERA in 100 games Houston Colt .45's logo
3 Craig McMurtry Cards
Pitcher
 
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1994 AAA All-Star would break picket lines during the 1994-95 strike--McLane is on record as saying that McMurtry would have been the team's 1995 Opening Day Starter had the strike not ended--then pitch in 11 games for the big club the following year. Which made his teammates about as happy as you might think. . . .
20 Buck McNabb CardsOutfield
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo1991 Second Round Draft Pick and '92 Midwest League All-Star was perhaps the best minor league player from the early to mid nineties farm system never to get a big-league at bat
2 Patrick McNair Cards Pitcher
43rd Round Pick in the 2001 draft had five saves over 70 innings for the 2002 Lexington club
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40 Aaron McNeal Cards1st Base
Next Big Thing--who led the 1999 Midwest League in homers and was named both the league and the BattleCats' MVP--became trade bait after a wrist injury sustained while with Round Rock in 2000 dampened his power stroke. The player McNeal was traded for--Shortstop Cristian Berroa--hit .325 in his one year for the BattleCats in 2001, didn't get a minor league card for some reason, and was lost to the Rockies in the 2001 Rule V draft.
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1 Brandon Macchi Card Outfielder
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34th Round Pick in the June 2001 draft
1 James MacDonald Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logoLed the 1978 Daytona Beach Astros, the 1980 Columbus Astros, and the 1981 Tucson Toros in Wins. And for 1980, anyway, leading the Columbus Astros was also good enough to lead the entire Southern League
4 Jim MacDonald Cards Pitcher
18th round pick in June '09 out of Boston College began his pro career at Tri City. Named an NYPL midseason All-Star, MacDonald led the V-Cats in saves and games finished
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6 Jeff Mackor Cards Catcher
High A Salem's Defensive Player of the Month for August 2004 had his best offensive year in 2006, hitting .272 with a .711 OPS. Mackor also caught Roger Clemens on June 6, 2006, taking a special one-game demotion from Salem to Lexington so that he could play the part of the Rocket's backstop as he readied himself for his last season with the Astros. Mackor was then promoted to Corpus in 2007, but only played 26 games, and only hit .219.
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2 Scott MacRae Cards Pitcher
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Reached the Majors with Cincinnati in 2001, and went 3 - 3 with a save for the 2005 Corpus Christi Hooks
16 Mike Madden Cards
Pitcher
 
1980's Houston Astros logoHad the second-lowest ERA among starters (after Ryan) for the '83 'Stros--and then had the highest ERA of all pitchers for the '84 squad
1 Garry Maddox Card Outfield
Hit .351 in only 25 games for the 1998 Jackson Generals
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3 Mike Maddux Cards Coach
Hired by the 'Stros as a AA pitching the same year his brother Greg won his 257th game and had an ERA under 3.10 for the tenth straight year
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2 Victor Madrigal Cards Pitcher
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Struck out 85 in 87.1 innings for the 1993 Asheville Tourists
8 Lance Madsen Cards Infield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoHit three home runs in a single game while playing for the Auburn Astros 8/28/1989, then the following year, led the Osceola Astros in triples with eleven. Oddest year, however, may have been 1993, when he paced the Jackson Generals in home runs with 23, and finished second in RBI, while hitting only .221
13 DAVE MAGADAN Cards
Outfield
 
Opening Day third baseman in '95 ended up in platoon situation, and hit .329 that year against righties
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9 Josh Magee Cards 2nd Base
18th round pick in June 2010 hit .227 at Gulf Coast that year, and then .283 at Greeneville in '11. Was the object of some small fanfare between August 13 and August 16 of that year, when he recorded a hit in 12 consecutive at bats.
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5 Mike Magnante Cards
Pitcher
 
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Became one of only 35 to strike out the side on nine pitches in a major league game (joining fellow Astros Harnisch and Bob Bruce) on August 22, 1997. He did it in the ninth inning of a 9 - 1 win vs. the Colorado Rockies in relief of winner Darryl Kile
1 Gary Majewski Card Pitcher
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoFive-year major league veteran signed a minor league contract in December 2009 and spent most of 2010 with Round Rock, although he did pitch in two games for Houston, in which he posted a 22.50 ERA
12 Scott Makarewicz Cards Catcher/Coach
1990 Florida State League All Star actually had a better year in '92 for Jackson, when he hit .287 with 15 doubles and 7 homers for the Generals--but instead the Texas League All Star nod went to teammate Tony Eusebio. Later traded by the Marlins with Jay Powell for Ramon Castro
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2 Carlos Maldonado Cards Catcher
Acquired in trade for Carlos Hernandez the 2nd Baseman on March 21, 2000, Maldonado hit .270 with 24 doubles for the debut-edition Round Rock Express. Round Rock Express  logo
5 Esteban Maldonado Cards Pitcher
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Led the 1997 Quad City River Bandits in saves with 9, and pitched three years for the Kissimmee Cobras.
26 Rob Mallicoat Cards
Pitcher
 
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logoA savage arm injury ruined what could have been an outstanding major league career. I mean, folks were saying he could've gotten guys out in the majors when he was still pitching at single A
4 Chris Maloney Cards Manager
New Orleans manager from 2002 - 2004 and AAA All Star game coach in 2004 is also the son of Jackson General/Round Rock Express magnate Con Maloney--whose parking space I saw at Jackson one year
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1 Mark Mangham Card Pitcher
Righthander from Shreveport, LA went 3 - 1 with a 3.91 for the 1985 Florida State League Central Division champion Osceola Astros Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
4 Jim Mann Cards
Pitcher
 
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0 - 3 with a 4.15 but 22 saves for the '02 Zephyrs got him a trip to Oklahoma City for the AAA All-Star game and a callup to Houston on July 28. Sent back down on August 18, he was placed on waivers and lost October 10.
3 Jay Mansavage Cards 2nd Base
11th Round pick in June '96 did not play much after hitting .169 in his professional debut for that year's Auburn Doubledays
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8 Monte Mansfield Cards Pitcher
Led the 2000 Martinsville Astros with a 2.22 ERA and 15 games finished; went 9 - 3 with a 3.20 ERA and 9 saves for what appears to have been the 2004 Salem Avalanche bullpen by committee, and has since been a solid middle reliever for the first two Corpus Christi Hook squads.
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2 Felix Mantilla Cards
Infield/Outfield
 
1965 All Star for the Red Sox was second to Ashburn among regulars on the 1962 Mets in average. Hit .219 for the '66 Astros to cap his career Astros Shooting Star logo
7 Kirt Manwaring Cards
Catcher
 
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Defensive specialist was picked up for the remainder of 1996 on July 27 for Rick Wilkins and cash and hit .220 in 37 games
1 Marc Manwarren Card Outfield
Kissimmee Cobras logoIn his only year in the Astros organization, tied for the club lead in steals with the 1996 Kissimmee Cobras
62 TOMMY MANZELLA Cards
Infield
 
Third round pick in the June 2005 draft was named the system's best defensive infielder and best infield arm by Baseball America prior to the '06 season. After a disappointing offensive season at Tri-City in '05, Manzella posted average numbers at Lexington in '06, and notched both Mid- and Post-season Sally League All-Star nods. In 2007, he posted disappointing numbers at Salem, but got a promotion to AA Corpus anyway and did well there. Began '08 At Corpus and hit .299 with a .724 OPS through 54 games--which got him a Texas League Midseason All-Star selection--before receiving a promotion to AAA Round Rock, where he hit .219. Won two Defensive Player of the Month awards for Round Rock in '09, and led the team in doubles and total bases, before being named team MVP. Opening Day starter for Houston at short in 2010 . . . and for Oklahoma City in 2011. DFAed on August 10, 2011
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12 JAKE MARISNICK Cards
Outfield
 
Received from the Marlins midseason 2014 for Jarred Cosart. Thereafter, in 51 Games, Hit .272 with a .669 OPS, which you wouldn't think is possible. Opening Day Centerfielder, 2014 Houston Astros logo, 2000-
2 Scott Markley Cards Outfield
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Markley hit .315 while leading the club in runs with 113 and hits with 147 for the 1986 1st and 2nd Half SAL Northern Division champions Asheville Tourists
1 Roger Marrero Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo Went 1 -3 with a 6.35 for the 1989 Auburn Astros while also appearing in one game for Osceola that year
4 Roy Marsh Cards Outfield
# 10 pick in the June 1994 draft hit .257 for Auburn that year while walking 49 times in 55 games--but only hit .216 the following year at Kissimmee, and thereupon went the independent league route
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1 Mike Marshall Card Pitcher
Semi-legendary righthander who would one day throw 200 innings as a reliever for the 1974 Dodgers was purchased from the Seattle Pilots in November 1969. With an 0 - 1 record and an 8.44 ERA in June of 1970, the future inventor of the Maxline screwball found himself traded to the Expos for Don Bosch Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Violenny Marte Card Pitcher
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Dominican summer league veteran was 0 - 2 with a 5.06 for Martinsville in 2003
11 Jason Martin Cards Outfield
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo8th round pick in the 2013 free agent draft OBPed .357 at Gulf Coast after signing
1 Steve Martin Card Pitcher
Astros I'm sure hope this 37th round pick in the June 2011 draft won't be so wild and crazy
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10 Tom Martin Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Provided excellent relief work in 55 games for the 1997 NL Central division champions, going 5 - 3 with a 2.09 and a couple saves. Threw in 20 games for the '05 Round Rock Express. Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
6 David Martinez Cards Pitcher
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Three-year veteran of the Venezuelan Summer League played at Greeneville Tennessee in 2009, and was 1 - 4 with a 4.50. Promoted to Tri-City for 2010, he posted a 5 - 2 won/loss record to go with a 57:11 K/BB ratio. Tri-City Pitcher of the Month for August 2010. 37 Games with 5 Wins and 2 Saves at Lexington in 2011. Was the only staff member of the Cal League champion 2012 Lancaster JetHawks to top 100 K's, led the team in Starts, and co-led in Wins, while posting a respectable-for-Clear-Channel 1.33 WHIP. Led the Texas League in Wins, WHIP, and ERA while pitching at Corpus in 2013, and somehow did not get named the Texas League Pitcher of the Year
1 Eduardo Martinez Card Pitcher
Venezuelan Summer League product went 1 - 1 with a 3.08 for the 2000 Martinsville Astros
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3 Eric Martinez Cards Infield
1991 New York-Penn League postseason All Star at DH won his club's triple crown, pacing the Auburn Astros in average at .320, in RBI with 58, and in homers with 9. Mysteriously did not progress, however, and was out of the system after 1992
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2 Ernest Martinez Cards Infield
University of Central Florida graduate signed as a free agent could not cut the mustard at Auburn in 1992, hitting .219 Couldn't cut the Mustard
18 Fernando Martinez Cards
Outfield
 
Couldn't cut the Mustard
Early 2012 waiver claim from the Mets hit 13 home runs and slugged .507at AAA Oklahoma City that season, and had a 105 OPS+ with a 2.37 BA for the Astros in 41 games after he was promoted in early August. Played 11 Games for Houston and 29 Games for OKC in 2013 without great results, but it was probably the Biogenesis involvement that got him traded to the Yankees for Charles Basford in early June
93 JD MARTINEZ Cards
Right Field
 
20th round pick in 2009 out of Nova Southeastern University not too far from the Astroman hit .403 with 5 homers in 19 games at Greeneville before getting a promotion to Tri-City, where he hit .326 with 7 in 53. South Atlantic League MVP in 2010 despite having been promoted to AA Corpus in July, and organizational Player of the Year to boot. Played at AA Corpus in 2011, at least until getting called up to the majors on July 29th, and doubling in his first major league at bat. Hit .274 in 53 Games for Houston in 2011. Began 2012 as Houston's starting left fielder, but was sent down to Oklahoma in August, and only returned to Houston with the roster expansion as he finished the year with a .241 major league AVG. 2013 saw a 44-Game stint on the DL with a wrist strain, as Martinez posted a .250 average in 86 Games for Houston, and saw himself removed from the 40-man roster in November
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1 José Martinez Card Infield
Six year minor league veteran signed as a free agent in February 2012 finished second to Jonathan Singleton in RBI on that year's edition of the Corpus Christi Hooks, then got an end-of-year promotion to AAA Oklahoma City
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2 Louie Martinez Cards Pitcher
Juan Luis evidently preferred Louie and went 2 - 2 with a 6.75 for the '91 Auburn Astros 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
10 Marty Martinez Cards
Catcher/Infield
 
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Infielder acquired from the Braves in exchange for Bob Aspromonte hit .308 in 78 games for the 1969 team that fell just a little short of winning the first NL West division title. Tailed off from there, though, and was traded to the Cardinals in November of '71 for future Replacements guitarist Bob Stinson
2 Michael Martinez Cards First Baseman
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo36th round pick of the Astros in the June 2012 draft out of my alma mater FIU hit .277 at Greeneville that summer, and was their primary first baseman. Hit .225 at Tri-City in 2013 before being suspended for a postive test for amphetamines on August 28
5 Ronnie Martinez Cards Pitcher
Led the DSL in ERA for 2002; 6 - 4 with a 2.39 for Martinsville in '03, and led the T-City Valley Cats in strikeouts for 2004. Went 11 - 2 with the '04 ValleyCats, and was named New York Penn League MVP. In '05, he co-led the SAL in wins while pitching for Lexington. Pitched at three levels in 2006, reaching AA Corpus Christi, but struggled once he got there. Pitched only at Corpus in '07, but the ERA was high
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1 Randy Martz Card Pitcher
Righty was 17 - 19 in the majors and spent his last professional year with the '85 Tucson Toros Corpus Christi Hooks logo
1 Larry Mason Card Pitcher
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1963 signee spent five years in the Astros' chain, having his best year at Salisbury in 1965, when he was 6 - 2 with a 1.83. Played another three years in Mexico and was rediscovered by TCMA in 1981
4 Roger Mason Cards
Pitcher
 
Tucson Toros logo Pitched 1-1/3 innings for the 1989 'Stros with a 20.25 ERA, but was 7 - 12 with a 3.54 for that year's Tucson Toros. Would end up throwing over 400 innings in the majors for seven different teams
16 John Massarelli CardsCatcher/Coach/Mgr
8th Round Pick in 1987 hit .276 in 1917 at bats in the Astros minor league system, was a 1988 postseason All-Star in the New York-Penn League, and played in the 1990 midseason Florida State League All Star game. Finished his playing career in Taiwan before returning to the Astros to coach, and ultimately manage, at Michigan, Auburn, and Salem
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3 Chuck Mathews Cards Pitcher
Went 32 - 16 in the first three years of his career (7 - 3 at Auburn in 1983, 13 - 7 at Daytona Beach in 1984 and 12 - 6 at Osceola in 1985), with good ERA's, then had a 5 - 6 record with a 6.01 at Columbus in '86, and was thereafter out of baseball. Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
7 ED MATHEWS Cards
3rd Base
 
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Last hurrah for the 'Stros in 67, and hit .238 in 101 games before being moved on to his final resting place in Detroit in a deal that saw a return of Fred Gladding
1 Terry Mathews Card Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo6 - 5 with a 3.67 for the 1993 Jackson Generals, before moving on to the Marlins and their Edmonton affiliate
4 TJ Mathews Cards
Pitcher
 
Oakland and St. Louis thought he might end up being their closer; Houston in 2002 would've been satisfied with anything more than the 18-2/3 innings he gave them before breaking down
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13 Ron Mathis Cards
Pitcher
 
Led the 1983 PCL in shutouts while pitching eight complete games over 182 innings. Named the fifth starter in Houston at the end of '85 spring training, he went 3 - 5 in 23 games before being sent back down to Tucson. Spent '86 entirely at AAA and most of '87, too, going 10 - 7 to earn a 12-inning, 0- 1 callup to the dome at the end of the year.
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1 Tanner Mathis Card Outfield
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2013 lefthanded hitting NDFA led the 2013 Greeneville Astros in Hits and Walks in 60 Games
19 David Matranga Cards
Infield
 
Round Rock Express  logo2001 Texas League and AA All-Star got his first callup to Houston in 2003, and homered in his first major league at bat, on June 27 of that year.
75 Kazuo Matsui Cards
2nd Base
 
One of the first signings in the Ed Wade era began 2008 on the DL but made an impact once he got going, with a game that included patient approach, skillful bunting and defense that certainly looked better than his NL position-high error total might have suggested. Then came a second DL stint . . . . After a 2009 in which he played in only 132 games and OPSed .659, Matsui found himself released in May 2010
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1 Mick Matuszak Card Trainer
Trained for the 1991 Auburn Astros, replacing Mark Copeland, who had trained in 1990 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
12 Jason Maule Cards Infield
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Average years in his debut at Auburn in 1999, and his followup at Michigan in 2000, but had a monster breakout in 2001 for the BattleCats, when he led the Midwest League in runs and OBP, and was second in average, while also stealing 56. After hitting .263 at Round Rock for 2002, was lost to the Yankees in the AAA phase of the 2002 Rule V draft
16 JUSTIN MAXWELL CardsOutfield
Michigan BattleCats logoClaimed off waivers from the Yankees on April 8, 2012, Maxwell would end up playing 124 Games for that year's Houston team, and led the squad in homers with 18. Injured in April 2013, and never really had a ready spot on the club thereafter. Played 40 Games before being traded to the Royals right before the deadline
18 DERRICK MAY Cards
Outfield
 
1996 Opening-Day rightfielder was author of fifth Pinch Hit Grand Slam in team history 9/5/95 vs. the Reds at the Dome
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14 LEE MAY Cards
1st Base
 
81 homers in three years and '72 NL All-Star, but only John Bateman in team history had more at bats with a higher strikeout-to-on-base ratio. That would make him also a:

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13 MILT MAY Cards
Catcher
 
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Acquired from the Pirates for Jerry Reuss after the 1973 season, May hung around long enough to drive Bob Watson in for baseball's reputed millionth run, then was dealt to the Tigers with Dave A Roberts and Jim Crawford for nobodies like Terry Humphrey, Mark Lemongello, Gene Pentz, and Leon Roberts. May was also with the 'Stros long enough to be confused with Lee May on the 1975 Hostess issue
2 Johan Maya Cards Infield
Hit .239 in his stateside debut at Martinsville in 1999, was brought back for 2000 at Michigan and hit .206
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5 JOHN MAYBERRY Cards
1st Base
 
Another soon-to-be-great player traded away by the incredibly dense Spec Richardson: Mayberry hit .300 in minor league stops at Greensboro in 1968, at Cocoa the same year, at Oklahoma City in 1969 would of course be replaced by Tal Smith as GM after the 1975 season, the worst in team history.
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5 LEE MAYE Cards
Outfield
 
Acquired early in '65 from the Milwaukee Braves in a deal that sent away Ken Johnson and Jim Beauchamp, Maye would lead off on Opening Day of 1966, and hit .288 that year in 115 games, the highest average among regulars. His career as an R & B singer is discussed here, at www.group-harmony.com, and you may view his 1966 Topps # 162 by clicking this
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1 Jack Mayfield Card Shortstop
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2013 NDFA split shortstop duties with Thomas Lindauer at Greenville that summer, and Slugged .404
1 Cesar Mayora Card Pitcher
Righthander was 2 - 3 with a 4.54 for the '05 Greeneville Astros then pitched at Greeneville again and at Tri-City in 2006
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20 Edwin Maysonet Cards
Infield
 
19th Round Pick hit .275 in his debut for the 2003 Tri-City Valleycats. The following year at Lexington, he led all Astros--minor or major league--in triples with 10. By 2007, he had reached AA Corpus, and had acquired a nice reputation as a plus fielder. Round Rock's starting shortstop for 2008, and hit .271. Got 7 ABs in a September callup, getting his lone hit September 17, in a 14 - 2 loss to Florida. Maysonet performed better by far in Houston than in Round Rock for 2009, seeing a couple weeks of decent playing time for Houston when Kazuo Matsui was placed on the DL with a bad hamstring in late May. Expected by some to make the 2010 squad out of spring training, Maysonet was instead assigned to Round Rock. Missed most of May and all of June with hamstring injury and was thus not in the equation when Matsui was released May 20. Ended up playing 90 games for RRx and hitting .248
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1 Josh McAfee Card Catcher
Acquired straight up for Brian Dallimore from the D-Backs in April, 2000, McAfee hit .155 for the Kissimmee Cobras that year, backing up Brandon Buckley and Scott Chapman
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1 Steve McAllister Card Infield
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1981 Gulf Coast League All-Star for the Astros Orange squad hit .273 that year, .248 the nest at Asheville, and .197 at Daytona in 1983, then was released
2 Jason McCarter Cards Pitcher
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3 Tim McClaskey Cards Pitcher
June 2003 free agent signing finished the year and came back for 2004, eventually pitching in 49 games for the Express, winning 12 and losing 13. Pitched in the organization again in 2005, and finished first in WHIP and second in innings pitched for AA Corpus Christi
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4 Todd McClure Cards Pitcher
1988 Florida State League All-Star was traded to the Minnesota Twins on December 4, 1988 for Mark Portugal. Portugal would win 52 games for the big league Astros, and McClure would be out of baseball by 1990. Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
1 Tom McCraw Card
Coach
 
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Having seen the rotund and nearly immobile McCraw on the bench, you'd probably be surprised to hear that a young McCraw finished second in the American League in triples and tenth in stolen bases for the 1968 season as a member of the Chicago White Sox. As hitting coach for the late 90's Astros, became something of a tutor to Derek Bell after Derek had faded
1 Justin McCray Card Infield
Hit .287 in 61 games for the '90 Asheville Tourists, but only walked 7 times and homered twice
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19 Lance McCullers CardsPitcher
Selected by the Astros with the supplemental first round pick they'd received for the departure of Clint Barmes via free agency, McCullers saw limited action at Gulf Coast and at Greeneville in 2012, and despite starkly different ERAs, struck out 9+ per nine at each location. Listed fourth on Baseball America's Prospects List for the Astros in 2013. Led Quad Cities in Starts, and finished second in K's and IP, for 2013, and was named Quad Cities Pitcher of the Month in May and a Midwest League midseason and postseason All-Star. Pitched as a 20-year old at Lancaster in 2014, and had the typical inflated ERA that JetHawk pitchers must bear, but also struck out 10.7 per nine innnings, and led the team in whiffs induced
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3 Ryan McCurdy Cards Catcher
NDFA was third catcher at Tri-City in 2011, and hit .324 while OBPing (.388) higher than he slugged (.382). Played at three levels in 2012, totaling 55 games and a .635 OPS. Began 2013 with a one-game stint at Corpus then spent most of the year at Lancaster before a late July callup back to the Texas League. Didn't hit a homer all year, but the .418 OBP in the Cal League works Corpus Christi Hooks logo
3 Jim McCutcheon Cards Pitcher
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Not sure why the man has a Quad City card, as it appears that all McCutcheon did in 1993--his last year in baseball--was go 1 - 2 in 16 games with a 7.30 for Asheville, and Asheville only
2 Danny McDaniel Cards Pitcher
Lefthander pitched a year in the independent Northwestern League before getting another chance in the 2003 Carolina League. Signed by Salem, he went 5 - 1 to earn a shot with Round Rock in 2004. The Austin native responded with a 4 - 3, 3.36 season for his hometown Express
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1 Von McDaniel Card Infield
A phenom for the 1957 Cardinals--One month out of high school, he 2-hit the 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers in his first major league start--McDaniel saw his pitching career derailed by a sore shoulder (and an infinite ERA for the 1958 Houston Buffaloes). Switching to the infield for the 1959 season, McDaniel then played three years for the Oklahoma City '89ers between 1962 and 1964, hitting .247, .215, and .195, respectively, before his release.
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1 Chase McDonald Card 1st Base
6'4" righty was the 12th round pick in the June 2013 draft; as the team's primary first baseman, he led that year's Greeneville Astros in Homers and RBIs Oklahoma City '89ers cap logo
1 Jim McDonald Card Infield
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Not to be confused with Jim MacDonald, the 1980 Southern League wins leader, this McDonald hit .286 with 5 homers and 41 RBI's for the '82 Tucson Toros and .270 with 2 and 21 for the same-year edition Columbus Astros
4 Mike McDowell Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo5 Round Draft Pick in 1989 out of Eastern Washington bucked the odds for a couple years, getting as high as Burlington in 1991
1 Joe McEwing Card
Infield
 
Super Joe was purchased from Kansas City on the eve of the 2006 season, then spent most of the year at Round Rock, and was named Express MVP after the season
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3 Leon McFadden Cards
Shortstop
 
[McFadden had] grown up in Los Angeles in a mixed neighborhood and never had a single racial encounter until he was a baseball player in Georgia [probably as a member of the 1964 Durham Bulls]. The team bus stopped at a restaurant and all the players piled in. The man behind the counter asked McFadden if he'd like to come back and eat in the kitchen.
'I really didn't think anything about it at first,' McFadden said. 'I thought maybe they had another room in the back, someplace more comfortable. It just didn't register. So I said No thanks. I'll sit here.'He was soon enlightened by the [Billy Goodman.'I was angry. I had a package of crackers in my hand and I just threw them down, walked out and sat in the bus.' After a while his teammates came out bringing him food, and he got angry at them for that. 'I realized later that they were just trying to be nice to me. But when that kind of thing happens, you don't think straight. I was so hurt and so angry I could feel the tears in my eyes. I didn't know whether to cry or punch somebody.'
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2 Chris McFerrin Cards Pitcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
The 1997 Media Guide says:Had a hand in 24 of Auburn's 37 victories in 1996 as he was 4 - 2 with 20 saves in 33 games. He tied for first in saves in the New York-Penn League while his appearances tied him for second.
1 Randy McGarvey, Jr. Card Catcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo.238 at Tri-City in 2003
1 Clint McGill Card Catcher
Signed as an NDFA at the age of 23 in February of 2005, and made his professional debut with single A Lexington that April--probably an interesting story in there somewhere.
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6 Brian McGlone Cards Shortstop
5th Round selection in the June 1990 draft played three years in the early '90's, hitting both his homers at Auburn in 1991 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Nate McGlone Card Coach
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Strength and conditioning coach at lancaster in 2011
1 Robbie McGorkle Card Catcher
Being a kid musta been tough with a last name like Robbie's
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1 Ryan McGrath Card Catcher
No relation to Campbell, we believe
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1 Doug McGraw Card Pitcher
December 1993 Rule V pick up from the White Sox organization pitched in '94 for Osceola, and was mistakenly given the back of Jimmy Lewis' 1994 card by the people at Classic. 1994 Osceola Astros logo
2 Terry McGriff Cards
Catcher
 
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Primary catcher at Tuscon in 1991 who had five at bats for the big club in 1990, and also happens to be Gary Sheffield's godfather
12 Collin McHugh Cards Pitcher
Righthander was 26 years old and had a career 0 - 8 MLB record when selected off waivers from the Rockies in December 2013. Then went out and pitched 154-2/3 innings for Houston in 2014--or juuust enough not to qualify for any pitching titles. But if he had gotten to 162 IP, Mr. McHugh would have been third in the AL in WHIP and sixth in ERA. Led the Astros in Strikeouts as well, as he accumulated 9.1 of them per 9IP. Finished 4th in AL ROY voting for 2014, and began 2015 by extending his streak of winning decisions to nine straight
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2 Joe McIntosh Cards Pitcher
Ambidextrous pitcher traded with Larry Hardy--in Tal Smith's fourth move after taking over for the axed Spec Richardson--in December of 1975 for Doug Rader never pitched for the big club, and wouldn't even pitch in the minors for them until 1979, for Gulf Coast
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1 Larry McIver Card Outfield
A member of the 1981 Astros Orange Gulf Coast entry, and the 1982 Auburn Astros 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Matthew McKee Card Batboy
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The snivelling kid
3 Mickey McKee Cards Infield
Lexington Legends logoPossessor of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane, and another member of that 2001 Lexington Legends squad that may have been the most dominant minor league team in franchise history
2 Ron McKee Cards GM
SAL Executive of the Year in both '84 and '90 had his snivelling kid put in the '89 Asheville ProCards set
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9 Ryan McKeller Cards Pitcher
Had a predeliction for giving up the long ball at Martinsville in 2003, with 4 in 37-2/3 innings, but otherwise had a fine 3 - 0, 3.58 campaign. Led the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats in earned runs and was second in innings pitched. Despite 4.00 ERA's at two stops in 2005, was still considered to have a bright future by those in the organization, as he was invited to the Ryan camp prior to the 2006 season. Finished 24 games for the '07 Salem Avalanche, while compiling a praiseworthy 2.84 ERA. 4 - 6 with a 5.89 at AA Corpus in 2008. Split '09 between AAA Round Rock and Corpus, striking out 78 while walking 25 in 81-1/3 IP
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1 Jarrod McKinney Card Outfield
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31st round pick in 2011 hit below the Mendoza line at Gulf Coast in 2011, then hit .224 for the excellent 2012 Tri-City club, and was released immediately thereafter
1 Jim McKnight Card Infield
1981 Daytona Astros FSL Champs logoHit .295 with 32 RBI for the 1981 Florida State League Champion Daytona Beach Astros
23 Tony McKnight Cards
Pitcher
 
1995 Number One Pick and team leader in ERA for the 1999 Jackson Generals was moved out by the Hun at the trade deadline in 2001 for what turned out to be a remarkably mediocre Mike Williams. McKnight left behind a 5 - 1 career record with a 3.91 ERA for the Astros, which included a four-hit complete game shutout vs. his future Bucs teammates, pitched September 27, 2000.
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4 Bo McLaughlin Cards
Pitcher
 
Number One pick in the June '75 draft--while also spending time at AAA Memphis and Charleston--went 9 - 15 with a 3.90 over four years and 203.1 innings with the big club. Possessor of two 1 - 0 complete game shutouts for the 'Stros (one over ten innings, McLaughlin was traded to the Braves in May of 1979 for reliever Frank LaCorte
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1 John McLaren Card Coach/Catcher
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Beginning in 1970, spent seven years in the Astros' minor league system, at Covington, Columbus, Sumter, Cocoa, Iowa, Dubuque, and Memphis. But although he played and scored a run in game three of the triple header, his biggest regret may be that he didn't catch Eleno Cuen's no-hitter for his 1972 Cocoa Astros
1 Tio McLean Card Pitcher
Pitched in 10 games for Greeneville and Gulf Coast in 2009
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2 MARK MCLEMORE Cards
2ndBase
 
Opening Day Starter in 1991 didn't learn to hit 'til after he left Houston; he's a lifetime .259 hitter with a .349 career OBP, but managed no better than .148 with a .221 before his July release that year
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55 Mark McLemore Cards
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Fourth round pick in the 2002 draft got knocked around at Tri-City that year, and at Lexington the next, .jpg Houston Astros logo, 2000-
4 Don McMahon Cards
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Durable right handed reliever would pitch 1310 innings before he was through, and pitch for seven teams, but only the 1963 Houston Colt .45's ever allowed McMahon to start a game. Actually, they allowed him to start two for them, and he lost both. But was 6 - 8 otherwise over most of two season with the Colts, and had a 2.81 ERA in 100 games
3 Craig McMurtry Cards
Pitcher
 
Tucson Toros logo1994 AAA All-Star would break picket lines during the 1994-95 strike--McLane is on record as saying that McMurtry would have been the team's 1995 Opening Day Starter had the strike not ended--then pitch in 11 games for the big club the following year. Which made his teammates about as happy as you might think. . . .
20 Buck McNabb CardsOutfield
1991 Second Round Draft Pick and '92 Midwest League All-Star was perhaps the best minor league player from the early to mid nineties farm system never to get a big-league at bat
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2 Patrick McNair Cards Pitcher
43rd Round Pick in the 2001 draft had five saves over 70 innings for the 2002 Lexington club Lexington Legends logo
40 Aaron McNeal Cards1st Base
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Next Big Thing--who led the 1999 Midwest League in homers and was named both the league and the BattleCats' MVP--became trade bait after a wrist injury sustained while with Round Rock in 2000 dampened his power stroke. The player McNeal was traded for--Shortstop Cristian Berroa--hit .325 in his one year for the BattleCats in 2001, didn't get a minor league card for some reason, and was lost to the Rockies in the 2001 Rule V draft.
1 Brandon Macchi Card Outfielder
34th Round Pick in the June 2001 draft
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1 James MacDonald Card Pitcher
Led the 1978 Daytona Beach Astros, the 1980 Columbus Astros, and the 1981 Tucson Toros in Wins. And for 1980, anyway, leading the Columbus Astros was also good enough to lead the entire Southern League
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4 Jim MacDonald Cards Pitcher
18th round pick in June '09 out of Boston College began his pro career at Tri City. Named an NYPL midseason All-Star, MacDonald led the V-Cats in saves and games finished Tri City ValleyCats logo
6 Jeff Mackor Cards Catcher
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High A Salem's Defensive Player of the Month for August 2004 had his best offensive year in 2006, hitting .272 with a .711 OPS. Mackor also caught Roger Clemens on June 6, 2006, taking a special one-game demotion from Salem to Lexington so that he could play the part of the Rocket's backstop as he readied himself for his last season with the Astros. Mackor was then promoted to Corpus in 2007, but only played 26 games, and only hit .219.
2 Scott MacRae Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logoReached the Majors with Cincinnati in 2001, and went 3 - 3 with a save for the 2005 Corpus Christi Hooks
16 Mike Madden Cards
Pitcher
 
Had the second-lowest ERA among starters (after Ryan) for the '83 'Stros--and then had the highest ERA of all pitchers for the '84 squad
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1 Garry Maddox Card Outfield
Hit .351 in only 25 games for the 1998 Jackson Generals 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
3 Mike Maddux Cards Coach
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Hired by the 'Stros as a AA pitching the same year his brother Greg won his 257th game and had an ERA under 3.10 for the tenth straight year
2 Victor Madrigal Cards Pitcher
Struck out 85 in 87.1 innings for the 1993 Asheville Tourists
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8 Lance Madsen Cards Infield
Hit three home runs in a single game while playing for the Auburn Astros 8/28/1989, then the following year, led the Osceola Astros in triples with eleven. Oddest year, however, may have been 1993, when he paced the Jackson Generals in home runs with 23, and finished second in RBI, while hitting only .221
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13 DAVE MAGADAN Cards
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Opening Day third baseman in '95 ended up in platoon situation, and hit .329 that year against righties Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
9 Josh Magee Cards 2nd Base
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18th round pick in June 2010 hit .227 at Gulf Coast that year, and then .283 at Greeneville in '11. Was the object of some small fanfare between August 13 and August 16 of that year, when he recorded a hit in 12 consecutive at bats.
5 Mike Magnante Cards
Pitcher
 
Became one of only 35 to strike out the side on nine pitches in a major league game (joining fellow Astros Harnisch and Bob Bruce) on August 22, 1997. He did it in the ninth inning of a 9 - 1 win vs. the Colorado Rockies in relief of winner Darryl Kile
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1 Gary Majewski Card Pitcher
Five-year major league veteran signed a minor league contract in December 2009 and spent most of 2010 with Round Rock, although he did pitch in two games for Houston, in which he posted a 22.50 ERA
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12 Scott Makarewicz Cards Catcher/Coach
1990 Florida State League All Star actually had a better year in '92 for Jackson, when he hit .287 with 15 doubles and 7 homers for the Generals--but instead the Texas League All Star nod went to teammate Tony Eusebio. Later traded by the Marlins with Jay Powell for Ramon Castro
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2 Carlos Maldonado Cards Catcher
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Acquired in trade for Carlos Hernandez the 2nd Baseman on March 21, 2000, Maldonado hit .270 with 24 doubles for the debut-edition Round Rock Express.
5 Esteban Maldonado Cards Pitcher
Led the 1997 Quad City River Bandits in saves with 9, and pitched three years for the Kissimmee Cobras.
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26 Rob Mallicoat Cards
Pitcher
 
A savage arm injury ruined what could have been an outstanding major league career. I mean, folks were saying he could've gotten guys out in the majors when he was still pitching at single A
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4 Chris Maloney Cards Manager
New Orleans manager from 2002 - 2004 and AAA All Star game coach in 2004 is also the son of Jackson General/Round Rock Express magnate Con Maloney--whose parking space I saw at Jackson one year New Orleans Zephyrs logo
1 Mark Mangham Card Pitcher
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Righthander from Shreveport, LA went 3 - 1 with a 3.91 for the 1985 Florida State League Central Division champion Osceola Astros
4 Jim Mann Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- 0 - 3 with a 4.15 but 22 saves for the '02 Zephyrs got him a trip to Oklahoma City for the AAA All-Star game and a callup to Houston on July 28. Sent back down on August 18, he was placed on waivers and lost October 10.
3 Jay Mansavage Cards 2nd Base
11th Round pick in June '96 did not play much after hitting .169 in his professional debut for that year's Auburn Doubledays
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8 Monte Mansfield Cards Pitcher
Led the 2000 Martinsville Astros with a 2.22 ERA and 15 games finished; went 9 - 3 with a 3.20 ERA and 9 saves for what appears to have been the 2004 Salem Avalanche bullpen by committee, and has since been a solid middle reliever for the first two Corpus Christi Hook squads. Salem Avalanche logo
2 Felix Mantilla Cards
Infield/Outfield
 
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1965 All Star for the Red Sox was second to Ashburn among regulars on the 1962 Mets in average. Hit .219 for the '66 Astros to cap his career
7 Kirt Manwaring Cards
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Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logoDefensive specialist was picked up for the remainder of 1996 on July 27 for Rick Wilkins and cash and hit .220 in 37 games
1 Marc Manwarren Card Outfield
In his only year in the Astros organization, tied for the club lead in steals with the 1996 Kissimmee Cobras
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62 TOMMY MANZELLA Cards
Infield
 
Third round pick in the June 2005 draft was named the system's best defensive infielder and best infield arm by Baseball America prior to the '06 season. After a disappointing offensive season at Tri-City in '05, Manzella posted average numbers at Lexington in '06, and notched both Mid- and Post-season Sally League All-Star nods. In 2007, he posted disappointing numbers at Salem, but got a promotion to AA Corpus anyway and did well there. Began '08 At Corpus and hit .299 with a .724 OPS through 54 games--which got him a Texas League Midseason All-Star selection--before receiving a promotion to AAA Round Rock, where he hit .219. Won two Defensive Player of the Month awards for Round Rock in '09, and led the team in doubles and total bases, before being named team MVP. Opening Day starter for Houston at short in 2010 . . . and for Oklahoma City in 2011. DFAed on August 10, 2011
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12 JAKE MARISNICK Cards
Outfield
 
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Received from the Marlins midseason 2014 for Jarred Cosart. Thereafter, in 51 Games, Hit .272 with a .669 OPS, which you wouldn't think is possible. Opening Day Centerfielder, 2014
2 Scott Markley Cards Outfield
Markley hit .315 while leading the club in runs with 113 and hits with 147 for the 1986 1st and 2nd Half SAL Northern Division champions Asheville Tourists
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1 Roger Marrero Card Pitcher
Went 1 -3 with a 6.35 for the 1989 Auburn Astros while also appearing in one game for Osceola that year
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4 Roy Marsh Cards Outfield
# 10 pick in the June 1994 draft hit .257 for Auburn that year while walking 49 times in 55 games--but only hit .216 the following year at Kissimmee, and thereupon went the independent league route 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Mike Marshall Card Pitcher
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Semi-legendary righthander who would one day throw 200 innings as a reliever for the 1974 Dodgers was purchased from the Seattle Pilots in November 1969. With an 0 - 1 record and an 8.44 ERA in June of 1970, the future inventor of the Maxline screwball found himself traded to the Expos for Don Bosch
1 Violenny Marte Card Pitcher
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logoDominican summer league veteran was 0 - 2 with a 5.06 for Martinsville in 2003
11 Jason Martin Cards Outfield
8th round pick in the 2013 free agent draft OBPed .357 at Gulf Coast after signing
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1 Steve Martin Card Pitcher
Astros I'm sure hope this 37th round pick in the June 2011 draft won't be so wild and crazy Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
10 Tom Martin Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
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Provided excellent relief work in 55 games for the 1997 NL Central division champions, going 5 - 3 with a 2.09 and a couple saves. Threw in 20 games for the '05 Round Rock Express.
6 David Martinez Cards Pitcher
Three-year veteran of the Venezuelan Summer League played at Greeneville Tennessee in 2009, and was 1 - 4 with a 4.50. Promoted to Tri-City for 2010, he posted a 5 - 2 won/loss record to go with a 57:11 K/BB ratio. Tri-City Pitcher of the Month for August 2010. 37 Games with 5 Wins and 2 Saves at Lexington in 2011. Was the only staff member of the Cal League champion 2012 Lancaster JetHawks to top 100 K's, led the team in Starts, and co-led in Wins, while posting a respectable-for-Clear-Channel 1.33 WHIP. Led the Texas League in Wins, WHIP, and ERA while pitching at Corpus in 2013, and somehow did not get named the Texas League Pitcher of the Year
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1 Eduardo Martinez Card Pitcher
Venezuelan Summer League product went 1 - 1 with a 3.08 for the 2000 Martinsville Astros
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3 Eric Martinez Cards Infield
1991 New York-Penn League postseason All Star at DH won his club's triple crown, pacing the Auburn Astros in average at .320, in RBI with 58, and in homers with 9. Mysteriously did not progress, however, and was out of the system after 1992 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Ernest Martinez Cards Infield
Couldn't cut the Mustard
University of Central Florida graduate signed as a free agent could not cut the mustard at Auburn in 1992, hitting .219
18 Fernando Martinez Cards
Outfield
 
Early 2012 waiver claim from the Mets hit 13 home runs and slugged .507at AAA Oklahoma City that season, and had a 105 OPS+ with a 2.37 BA for the Astros in 41 games after he was promoted in early August. Played 11 Games for Houston and 29 Games for OKC in 2013 without great results, but it was probably the Biogenesis involvement that got him traded to the Yankees for Charles Basford in early June
Couldn't cut the Mustard
93 JD MARTINEZ Cards
Right Field
 
20th round pick in 2009 out of Nova Southeastern University not too far from the Astroman hit .403 with 5 homers in 19 games at Greeneville before getting a promotion to Tri-City, where he hit .326 with 7 in 53. South Atlantic League MVP in 2010 despite having been promoted to AA Corpus in July, and organizational Player of the Year to boot. Played at AA Corpus in 2011, at least until getting called up to the majors on July 29th, and doubling in his first major league at bat. Hit .274 in 53 Games for Houston in 2011. Began 2012 as Houston's starting left fielder, but was sent down to Oklahoma in August, and only returned to Houston with the roster expansion as he finished the year with a .241 major league AVG. 2013 saw a 44-Game stint on the DL with a wrist strain, as Martinez posted a .250 average in 86 Games for Houston, and saw himself removed from the 40-man roster in November
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1 José Martinez Card Infield
Six year minor league veteran signed as a free agent in February 2012 finished second to Jonathan Singleton in RBI on that year's edition of the Corpus Christi Hooks, then got an end-of-year promotion to AAA Oklahoma City Corpus Christi Hooks logo
2 Louie Martinez Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Juan Luis evidently preferred Louie and went 2 - 2 with a 6.75 for the '91 Auburn Astros
10 Marty Martinez Cards
Catcher/Infield
 
Infielder acquired from the Braves in exchange for Bob Aspromonte hit .308 in 78 games for the 1969 team that fell just a little short of winning the first NL West division title. Tailed off from there, though, and was traded to the Cardinals in November of '71 for future Replacements guitarist Bob Stinson
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2 Michael Martinez Cards First Baseman
36th round pick of the Astros in the June 2012 draft out of my alma mater FIU hit .277 at Greeneville that summer, and was their primary first baseman. Hit .225 at Tri-City in 2013 before being suspended for a postive test for amphetamines on August 28
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5 Ronnie Martinez Cards Pitcher
Led the DSL in ERA for 2002; 6 - 4 with a 2.39 for Martinsville in '03, and led the T-City Valley Cats in strikeouts for 2004. Went 11 - 2 with the '04 ValleyCats, and was named New York Penn League MVP. In '05, he co-led the SAL in wins while pitching for Lexington. Pitched at three levels in 2006, reaching AA Corpus Christi, but struggled once he got there. Pitched only at Corpus in '07, but the ERA was high
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1 Randy Martz Card Pitcher
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Righty was 17 - 19 in the majors and spent his last professional year with the '85 Tucson Toros
1 Larry Mason Card Pitcher
Houston Astroslogo1963 signee spent five years in the Astros' chain, having his best year at Salisbury in 1965, when he was 6 - 2 with a 1.83. Played another three years in Mexico and was rediscovered by TCMA in 1981
4 Roger Mason Cards
Pitcher
 
Pitched 1-1/3 innings for the 1989 'Stros with a 20.25 ERA, but was 7 - 12 with a 3.54 for that year's Tucson Toros. Would end up throwing over 400 innings in the majors for seven different teams
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16 John Massarelli CardsCatcher/Coach/Mgr
8th Round Pick in 1987 hit .276 in 1917 at bats in the Astros minor league system, was a 1988 postseason All-Star in the New York-Penn League, and played in the 1990 midseason Florida State League All Star game. Finished his playing career in Taiwan before returning to the Astros to coach, and ultimately manage, at Michigan, Auburn, and Salem Salem Avalanche logo
3 Chuck Mathews Cards Pitcher
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Went 32 - 16 in the first three years of his career (7 - 3 at Auburn in 1983, 13 - 7 at Daytona Beach in 1984 and 12 - 6 at Osceola in 1985), with good ERA's, then had a 5 - 6 record with a 6.01 at Columbus in '86, and was thereafter out of baseball.
7 ED MATHEWS Cards
3rd Base
 
Astros Shooting Star logoLast hurrah for the 'Stros in 67, and hit .238 in 101 games before being moved on to his final resting place in Detroit in a deal that saw a return of Fred Gladding
1 Terry Mathews Card Pitcher
6 - 5 with a 3.67 for the 1993 Jackson Generals, before moving on to the Marlins and their Edmonton affiliate
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4 TJ Mathews Cards
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Oakland and St. Louis thought he might end up being their closer; Houston in 2002 would've been satisfied with anything more than the 18-2/3 innings he gave them before breaking down Houston Astros logo, 2000-
13 Ron Mathis Cards
Pitcher
 
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Led the 1983 PCL in shutouts while pitching eight complete games over 182 innings. Named the fifth starter in Houston at the end of '85 spring training, he went 3 - 5 in 23 games before being sent back down to Tucson. Spent '86 entirely at AAA and most of '87, too, going 10 - 7 to earn a 12-inning, 0- 1 callup to the dome at the end of the year.
1 Tanner Mathis Card Outfield
Houston Astros logo, 2000- 2013 lefthanded hitting NDFA led the 2013 Greeneville Astros in Hits and Walks in 60 Games
19 David Matranga Cards
Infield
 
2001 Texas League and AA All-Star got his first callup to Houston in 2003, and homered in his first major league at bat, on June 27 of that year.
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75 Kazuo Matsui Cards
2nd Base
 
One of the first signings in the Ed Wade era began 2008 on the DL but made an impact once he got going, with a game that included patient approach, skillful bunting and defense that certainly looked better than his NL position-high error total might have suggested. Then came a second DL stint . . . . After a 2009 in which he played in only 132 games and OPSed .659, Matsui found himself released in May 2010
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1 Mick Matuszak Card Trainer
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Trained for the 1991 Auburn Astros, replacing Mark Copeland, who had trained in 1990
12 Jason Maule Cards Infield
Michigan BattleCats logoAverage years in his debut at Auburn in 1999, and his followup at Michigan in 2000, but had a monster breakout in 2001 for the BattleCats, when he led the Midwest League in runs and OBP, and was second in average, while also stealing 56. After hitting .263 at Round Rock for 2002, was lost to the Yankees in the AAA phase of the 2002 Rule V draft
16 JUSTIN MAXWELL CardsOutfield
Claimed off waivers from the Yankees on April 8, 2012, Maxwell would end up playing 124 Games for that year's Houston team, and led the squad in homers with 18. Injured in April 2013, and never really had a ready spot on the club thereafter. Played 40 Games before being traded to the Royals right before the deadline
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18 DERRICK MAY Cards
Outfield
 
1996 Opening-Day rightfielder was author of fifth Pinch Hit Grand Slam in team history 9/5/95 vs. the Reds at the Dome Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
14 LEE MAY Cards
1st Base
 
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81 homers in three years and '72 NL All-Star, but only John Bateman in team history had more at bats with a higher strikeout-to-on-base ratio. That would make him also a:

13 MILT MAY Cards
Catcher
 
Acquired from the Pirates for Jerry Reuss after the 1973 season, May hung around long enough to drive Bob Watson in for baseball's reputed millionth run, then was dealt to the Tigers with Dave A Roberts and Jim Crawford for nobodies like Terry Humphrey, Mark Lemongello, Gene Pentz, and Leon Roberts. May was also with the 'Stros long enough to be confused with Lee May on the 1975 Hostess issue
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2 Johan Maya Cards Infield
Hit .239 in his stateside debut at Martinsville in 1999, was brought back for 2000 at Michigan and hit .206
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5 JOHN MAYBERRY Cards
1st Base
 
Another soon-to-be-great player traded away by the incredibly dense Spec Richardson: Mayberry hit .300 in minor league stops at Greensboro in 1968, at Cocoa the same year, at Oklahoma City in 1969 would of course be replaced by Tal Smith as GM after the 1975 season, the worst in team history. Oklahoma City '89ers cap logo
5 LEE MAYE Cards
Outfield
 
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Acquired early in '65 from the Milwaukee Braves in a deal that sent away Ken Johnson and Jim Beauchamp, Maye would lead off on Opening Day of 1966, and hit .288 that year in 115 games, the highest average among regulars. His career as an R & B singer is discussed here, at www.group-harmony.com, and you may view his 1966 Topps # 162 by clicking this
1 Jack Mayfield Card Shortstop
Astros Shooting Star logo2013 NDFA split shortstop duties with Thomas Lindauer at Greenville that summer, and Slugged .404
1 Cesar Mayora Card Pitcher
Righthander was 2 - 3 with a 4.54 for the '05 Greeneville Astros then pitched at Greeneville again and at Tri-City in 2006
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20 Edwin Maysonet Cards
Infield
 
19th Round Pick hit .275 in his debut for the 2003 Tri-City Valleycats. The following year at Lexington, he led all Astros--minor or major league--in triples with 10. By 2007, he had reached AA Corpus, and had acquired a nice reputation as a plus fielder. Round Rock's starting shortstop for 2008, and hit .271. Got 7 ABs in a September callup, getting his lone hit September 17, in a 14 - 2 loss to Florida. Maysonet performed better by far in Houston than in Round Rock for 2009, seeing a couple weeks of decent playing time for Houston when Kazuo Matsui was placed on the DL with a bad hamstring in late May. Expected by some to make the 2010 squad out of spring training, Maysonet was instead assigned to Round Rock. Missed most of May and all of June with hamstring injury and was thus not in the equation when Matsui was released May 20. Ended up playing 90 games for RRx and hitting .248
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1 Josh McAfee Card Catcher
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Acquired straight up for Brian Dallimore from the D-Backs in April, 2000, McAfee hit .155 for the Kissimmee Cobras that year, backing up Brandon Buckley and Scott Chapman
1 Steve McAllister Card Infield
1981 Gulf Coast League All-Star for the Astros Orange squad hit .273 that year, .248 the nest at Asheville, and .197 at Daytona in 1983, then was released
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2 Jason McCarter Cards Pitcher
Best season was his last one in the Astros' organization, as in 1998, he threw 70 innings and notched four saves for the Quad City River Bandits
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3 Tim McClaskey Cards Pitcher
June 2003 free agent signing finished the year and came back for 2004, eventually pitching in 49 games for the Express, winning 12 and losing 13. Pitched in the organization again in 2005, and finished first in WHIP and second in innings pitched for AA Corpus Christi Round Rock Express  logo
4 Todd McClure Cards Pitcher
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1988 Florida State League All-Star was traded to the Minnesota Twins on December 4, 1988 for Mark Portugal. Portugal would win 52 games for the big league Astros, and McClure would be out of baseball by 1990.
1 Tom McCraw Card
Coach
 
Having seen the rotund and nearly immobile McCraw on the bench, you'd probably be surprised to hear that a young McCraw finished second in the American League in triples and tenth in stolen bases for the 1968 season as a member of the Chicago White Sox. As hitting coach for the late 90's Astros, became something of a tutor to Derek Bell after Derek had faded
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1 Justin McCray Card Infield
Hit .287 in 61 games for the '90 Asheville Tourists, but only walked 7 times and homered twice
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19 Lance McCullers CardsPitcher
Selected by the Astros with the supplemental first round pick they'd received for the departure of Clint Barmes via free agency, McCullers saw limited action at Gulf Coast and at Greeneville in 2012, and despite starkly different ERAs, struck out 9+ per nine at each location. Listed fourth on Baseball America's Prospects List for the Astros in 2013. Led Quad Cities in Starts, and finished second in K's and IP, for 2013, and was named Quad Cities Pitcher of the Month in May and a Midwest League midseason and postseason All-Star. Pitched as a 20-year old at Lancaster in 2014, and had the typical inflated ERA that JetHawk pitchers must bear, but also struck out 10.7 per nine innnings, and led the team in whiffs induced
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3 Ryan McCurdy Cards Catcher
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NDFA was third catcher at Tri-City in 2011, and hit .324 while OBPing (.388) higher than he slugged (.382). Played at three levels in 2012, totaling 55 games and a .635 OPS. Began 2013 with a one-game stint at Corpus then spent most of the year at Lancaster before a late July callup back to the Texas League. Didn't hit a homer all year, but the .418 OBP in the Cal League works
3 Jim McCutcheon Cards Pitcher
Not sure why the man has a Quad City card, as it appears that all McCutcheon did in 1993--his last year in baseball--was go 1 - 2 in 16 games with a 7.30 for Asheville, and Asheville only
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2 Danny McDaniel Cards Pitcher
Lefthander pitched a year in the independent Northwestern League before getting another chance in the 2003 Carolina League. Signed by Salem, he went 5 - 1 to earn a shot with Round Rock in 2004. The Austin native responded with a 4 - 3, 3.36 season for his hometown Express
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1 Von McDaniel Card Infield
A phenom for the 1957 Cardinals--One month out of high school, he 2-hit the 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers in his first major league start--McDaniel saw his pitching career derailed by a sore shoulder (and an infinite ERA for the 1958 Houston Buffaloes). Switching to the infield for the 1959 season, McDaniel then played three years for the Oklahoma City '89ers between 1962 and 1964, hitting .247, .215, and .195, respectively, before his release.
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1 Chase McDonald Card 1st Base
Oklahoma City '89ers cap logo
6'4" righty was the 12th round pick in the June 2013 draft; as the team's primary first baseman, he led that year's Greeneville Astros in Homers and RBIs
1 Jim McDonald Card Infield
Oklahoma City '89ers cap logoNot to be confused with Jim MacDonald, the 1980 Southern League wins leader, this McDonald hit .286 with 5 homers and 41 RBI's for the '82 Tucson Toros and .270 with 2 and 21 for the same-year edition Columbus Astros
4 Mike McDowell Cards Pitcher
5 Round Draft Pick in 1989 out of Eastern Washington bucked the odds for a couple years, getting as high as Burlington in 1991
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
1 Joe McEwing Card
Infield
 
Super Joe was purchased from Kansas City on the eve of the 2006 season, then spent most of the year at Round Rock, and was named Express MVP after the season Round Rock Express logo
3 Leon McFadden Cards
Shortstop
 
Astros Shooting Star logo
[McFadden had] grown up in Los Angeles in a mixed neighborhood and never had a single racial encounter until he was a baseball player in Georgia [probably as a member of the 1964 Durham Bulls]. The team bus stopped at a restaurant and all the players piled in. The man behind the counter asked McFadden if he'd like to come back and eat in the kitchen.
'I really didn't think anything about it at first,' McFadden said. 'I thought maybe they had another room in the back, someplace more comfortable. It just didn't register. So I said No thanks. I'll sit here.'He was soon enlightened by the [Billy Goodman.'I was angry. I had a package of crackers in my hand and I just threw them down, walked out and sat in the bus.' After a while his teammates came out bringing him food, and he got angry at them for that. 'I realized later that they were just trying to be nice to me. But when that kind of thing happens, you don't think straight. I was so hurt and so angry I could feel the tears in my eyes. I didn't know whether to cry or punch somebody.'
2 Chris McFerrin Cards Pitcher
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logoThe 1997 Media Guide says:Had a hand in 24 of Auburn's 37 victories in 1996 as he was 4 - 2 with 20 saves in 33 games. He tied for first in saves in the New York-Penn League while his appearances tied him for second.
1 Randy McGarvey, Jr. Card Catcher
.238 at Tri-City in 2003
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1 Clint McGill Card Catcher
Signed as an NDFA at the age of 23 in February of 2005, and made his professional debut with single A Lexington that April--probably an interesting story in there somewhere. Lexington Legends logo
6 Brian McGlone Cards Shortstop
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
5th Round selection in the June 1990 draft played three years in the early '90's, hitting both his homers at Auburn in 1991
1 Nate McGlone Card Coach
Strength and conditioning coach at lancaster in 2011
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1 Robbie McGorkle Card Catcher
Being a kid musta been tough with a last name like Robbie's
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
1 Ryan McGrath Card Catcher
No relation to Campbell, we believe
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
1 Doug McGraw Card Pitcher
1994 Osceola Astros logo
December 1993 Rule V pick up from the White Sox organization pitched in '94 for Osceola, and was mistakenly given the back of Jimmy Lewis' 1994 card by the people at Classic.
2 Terry McGriff Cards
Catcher
 
Tucson Toros logoPrimary catcher at Tuscon in 1991 who had five at bats for the big club in 1990, and also happens to be Gary Sheffield's godfather
12 Collin McHugh Cards Pitcher
Righthander was 26 years old and had a career 0 - 8 MLB record when selected off waivers from the Rockies in December 2013. Then went out and pitched 154-2/3 innings for Houston in 2014--or juuust enough not to qualify for any pitching titles. But if he had gotten to 162 IP, Mr. McHugh would have been third in the AL in WHIP and sixth in ERA. Led the Astros in Strikeouts as well, as he accumulated 9.1 of them per 9IP. Finished 4th in AL ROY voting for 2014, and began 2015 by extending his streak of winning decisions to nine straight
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2 Joe McIntosh Cards Pitcher
Ambidextrous pitcher traded with Larry Hardy--in Tal Smith's fourth move after taking over for the axed Spec Richardson--in December of 1975 for Doug Rader never pitched for the big club, and wouldn't even pitch in the minors for them until 1979, for Gulf Coast
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1 Larry McIver Card Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
A member of the 1981 Astros Orange Gulf Coast entry, and the 1982 Auburn Astros
1 Matthew McKee Card Batboy
The snivelling kid
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3 Mickey McKee Cards Infield
Possessor of an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane, and another member of that 2001 Lexington Legends squad that may have been the most dominant minor league team in franchise history
Lexington Legends logo
2 Ron McKee Cards GM
SAL Executive of the Year in both '84 and '90 had his snivelling kid put in the '89 Asheville ProCards set
Asheville Tourists logo
9 Ryan McKeller Cards Pitcher
Salem Avalanche logo
Had a predeliction for giving up the long ball at Martinsville in 2003, with 4 in 37-2/3 innings, but otherwise had a fine 3 - 0, 3.58 campaign. Led the 2004 Tri-City ValleyCats in earned runs and was second in innings pitched. Despite 4.00 ERA's at two stops in 2005, was still considered to have a bright future by those in the organization, as he was invited to the Ryan camp prior to the 2006 season. Finished 24 games for the '07 Salem Avalanche, while compiling a praiseworthy 2.84 ERA. 4 - 6 with a 5.89 at AA Corpus in 2008. Split '09 between AAA Round Rock and Corpus, striking out 78 while walking 25 in 81-1/3 IP
1 Jarrod McKinney Card Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo31st round pick in 2011 hit below the Mendoza line at Gulf Coast in 2011, then hit .224 for the excellent 2012 Tri-City club, and was released immediately thereafter
1 Jim McKnight Card Infield
Hit .295 with 32 RBI for the 1981 Florida State League Champion Daytona Beach Astros
1981 Daytona Astros FSL Champs logo
23 Tony McKnight Cards
Pitcher
 
1995 Number One Pick and team leader in ERA for the 1999 Jackson Generals was moved out by the Hun at the trade deadline in 2001 for what turned out to be a remarkably mediocre Mike Williams. McKnight left behind a 5 - 1 career record with a 3.91 ERA for the Astros, which included a four-hit complete game shutout vs. his future Bucs teammates, pitched September 27, 2000. 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
4 Bo McLaughlin Cards
Pitcher
 
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
Number One pick in the June '75 draft--while also spending time at AAA Memphis and Charleston--went 9 - 15 with a 3.90 over four years and 203.1 innings with the big club. Possessor of two 1 - 0 complete game shutouts for the 'Stros (one over ten innings, McLaughlin was traded to the Braves in May of 1979 for reliever Frank LaCorte
1 John McLaren Card Coach/Catcher
Beginning in 1970, spent seven years in the Astros' minor league system, at Covington, Columbus, Sumter, Cocoa, Iowa, Dubuque, and Memphis. But although he played and scored a run in game three of the triple header, his biggest regret may be that he didn't catch Eleno Cuen's no-hitter for his 1972 Cocoa Astros
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1 Tio McLean Card Pitcher
Pitched in 10 games for Greeneville and Gulf Coast in 2009
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2 MARK MCLEMORE Cards
2ndBase
 
Opening Day Starter in 1991 didn't learn to hit 'til after he left Houston; he's a lifetime .259 hitter with a .349 career OBP, but managed no better than .148 with a .221 before his July release that year Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
55 Mark McLemore Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
Fourth round pick in the 2002 draft got knocked around at Tri-City that year, and at Lexington the next, .jpg
4 Don McMahon Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Colt .45's logoDurable right handed reliever would pitch 1310 innings before he was through, and pitch for seven teams, but only the 1963 Houston Colt .45's ever allowed McMahon to start a game. Actually, they allowed him to start two for them, and he lost both. But was 6 - 8 otherwise over most of two season with the Colts, and had a 2.81 ERA in 100 games
3 Craig McMurtry Cards
Pitcher
 
1994 AAA All-Star would break picket lines during the 1994-95 strike--McLane is on record as saying that McMurtry would have been the team's 1995 Opening Day Starter had the strike not ended--then pitch in 11 games for the big club the following year. Which made his teammates about as happy as you might think. . . .
Tucson Toros logo
20 Buck McNabb CardsOutfield
1991 Second Round Draft Pick and '92 Midwest League All-Star was perhaps the best minor league player from the early to mid nineties farm system never to get a big-league at bat 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
2 Patrick McNair Cards Pitcher
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43rd Round Pick in the 2001 draft had five saves over 70 innings for the 2002 Lexington club
40 Aaron McNeal Cards1st Base
Next Big Thing--who led the 1999 Midwest League in homers and was named both the league and the BattleCats' MVP--became trade bait after a wrist injury sustained while with Round Rock in 2000 dampened his power stroke. The player McNeal was traded for--Shortstop Cristian Berroa--hit .325 in his one year for the BattleCats in 2001, didn't get a minor league card for some reason, and was lost to the Rockies in the 2001 Rule V draft.
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1 Bobby Meacham Card Coach
First base coach under Mills Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Rusty Meacham Card Pitcher
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10 - 4 with 2.74 ERA with the Kansas City Royals in '92; 4 - 3 with a 2.20 for the 2000 New Orleans Zephyrs
1 Geoff Meadows Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoShown as Jeff on his 1982 TCMA Auburn Astros #7, although the Doyle database shows "Geoff." Anyway, 0 - 2 with a 9.50 for the 1981 Astros Blue Gulf Coast squad, and 2 - 5 with a 5.49 for the team with whom he makes his card appearance.
25 Louie Meadows Cards
Outfield
 
Make no mistake: he's no Mike Fischlin. But Meadows, after hitting .300 in the minors three times, remains one of only 18 non-pitchers with over 100 major-league at-bats for Houston to finish with an average under .200
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
30 Dave Meads CardsPitcher
The organization isn't showing a great deal of faith in you when they lend you out to an independent club for your second professional year--as the Astros did with Meads in 1985, when they let him pitch the South Atlantic League season with the unaffiliated Gastonia Jets. But Meads struck out 130 while walking only 30 in 146 innings for Gastonia, and the Astros made sure not to lend him out for 1986. And a 4 - 3 recordwith the '86 Asheville Tourists got him to AA Columbus by the end of the Southern League campaign. Meads made his major league debut April 13 of the following year, and got his first win ten days later, when, relieving Danny Darwin with an Atlanta Brave on second with two outs in the top of the seventh, he struck out Ken Griffey on three pitches. Meads was done for the day, but the Astros rallied in the bottom frame, and he had the W.
Houston Astroslogo
1 Tim Meckes Card Pitcher
1981 Daytona Astros FSL Champs logo
23 - 29 over four years in the Astros organization, spending two years as high as AA Columbus
1 Tomas Medina Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoTomas also enjoys soccer, music, and pizza, says the back of his 1997 Auburn card. I guess they were stumped for better material, as the ERA's--in the DSL, in the GCL, in the FSL, and in the New York-Penn--were very high.
1 Val Medina Card Infield
Hit .383 with 28 driven in for the 1981 FSL champion Daytona Beach Astros, earning a promotion to Columbus, where he drove in another 28, but hit only .273
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Chris Medrano Card Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2009 Greeneville Astros
Greeneville Astros logo
4 Jhonny Medrano Cards 3rd Baseman
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Pictured on a card for the 2008 Greenville Astros, although he did not play. Hit .213 at Tri-City in 2009. Back in Greeneville for 2010, Medrano hit .295, but struck out 49 times, while only walking 11
2 Danny Meier Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo 24th round pick in the June 2008 played four positions, and DHed, for the Tri-City ValleyCats before his June 2009 release
2 Jeremiah Meiners Cards Pitcher
Lefthander was the 40th pick in the June 2010 draft. Struck out 40 whle only walking 10 at Greeneville in 2011. Similar numbers for the NYPL runnersup Tri-City ValleyCats in 2012, when he struck out 41 and walked 11, finishing with a 1.98 ERA
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Marlon Mejia Card Infield
13th Round Pick in 1995 out of Westchester Community College hit .208 with a homer for the 1996 Auburn Doubedays
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
5 Yonathan Mejia Cards 1st Baseman
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
2013 Gulf Coast League All-Star led the 2014 Greeneville Astros in AB's and was third in Hits
3 ROMAN MEJIAS Cards Outfield
Until Jeff Bagwell connected twice on the first day of the season, 2003, Mejias had been the only player to homer twice on Opening Day for the Houston National League club, doing it in the Colt .45's inaugural game on Aril 10, 1962. Mejias was easily the greatest offensive force for the first year club, but would be traded to Boston in November of '62 for two-time AL batting champ and big-time disappointment Pete Runnels.
Houston Colt .45's uniform
17 Mark Melancon CardsPitcher
Acquired in the Lance Berkman deal, led the 2011 team in saves with 20. Traded to the Red Sox on December 14 of that year for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland, Melancon made the 2012 Boston club out of ST but was sent to AAA Pawtuckett after struggling mightily in April
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
2 Diego Melendez Cards Pitcher
0 - 12 with a 5.82 for the 1977 Cocoa Astros -- but pitched for three more years, two of them at High A. Not much success, though Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
6 German Melendez Cards Catcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
02 Appalachian League Top Prospect, when he hit .291 with 21 RBI's in 38 games but only 1 homer and 6 doubles. After two years of declining production, made the switch to pitcher, and was 7 - 0 with a 2.86 as a reliever for Tri-City in 2005. Continued to do well in '06, and reached High A Salem that year as a 25-year old. 6 - 5 with a predeliction for the longball in '07 for Corpus Christi. Released in May of '08.
2 William Melendez Cards Catcher
Cedar Rapids Astros logoShown as "Luis" on his '73 Cedar Rapids card, and "William" on his '76 Dubuque--but signed the '73 card "Bill"--which is how Pat Doyle shows him. Caught for 7 years in the Astros organization for eight teams, enjoying perhaps his best year for the '74 Columbus Astros, when he hit .221 with a couple homers and 31 RBI
46 Mitch Meluskey Cards
Catcher
 
Lack of class he showed when departing to Detroit via trade was matched only by the break he caught when he was re-signed by the club he'd dissed so mercilessly.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Roberto Mena Card Infield
salemavalanche2.jpg Minor league free agent who had been drafted by the Mariners and let go after one Short A season played one season for the Astros, as well, at Lexington, and at Salem, in 2008. Salem Avalanche logo
1 Darryl Menard Card Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
Righthander was 3 - 2 with a 2.47 in 29 games for the '86 Osceola Astros in his only year in the Astros' chain
2 Donaldo Mendez Cards Infield
Michigan BattleCats logoVenezuela native led the 2000 Astros farm system in stolen bases with the 39 he swiped for the 2K version Michigan BattleCats
1 Valentin Mendez Card 2nd Base
2001 Dominican Summer League MVP came stateside for Martinsville in '02
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
4 Michael Mendoza Cards
Pitcher
 
Owner of 37 wins within the organization between 1973 and 1980, Mendoza pitched his one scoreless, perfect, major league inning on September 26, 1979, finishing the game for the Astros that both Niekro brothers had started. Phil won his 20th; Joe lost his 11th. Charleston Charlies logo
2 Daniel Mengden Cards Pitcher
Charleston Charlies logo
Righthanded Houston native was the Astros' fourth found pick in the June 2014 draft and pitched 11 innings professionally for the club thereafter. WHIP was good more because of a good walk rate than the avoidance of Hits, while the K/9 rate was just shy of 14
27 DENIS MENKE Cards
Shortstop
 
Astros Shooting Star logoOpening Day '69 - '71 and an All-Star in 1969 and 1970 played six different positions during his 1970 All-Star campaign, AND batted .304 with 92 RBI's while usually batting fifth.
5 Hector Mercado Cards Pitcher/Coach
Without a doubt Mercado's most notable year within the Astros chain was 1994, when he notched a decison in each of his first twelve starts while posting a 2.35 ERA over that span. Unfortunately, FSL All-Star nod notwithstanding, the record was only 5 - 7 at that point, and he kinda fell apart from there, finishing 6 - 13 with a 3.95. After an international career that saw him pitch in Japan and Taiwan, began coaching pitchers for the GCL Astros in 2010, moving to Greeneville in 2012
1994 Osceola Astros logo
22 Orlando Merced Cards
Outfield
 
Runner Up to Bagwell in 1991 Rookie Of The Year voting ended up playing alongside him between 2001 and 2003 Houston Astros logo, 2000-
3 Carlos Mercedes Cards Pitcher
Quad City River Bandits logo
Like major-leaguer brother Jose Mercedes, Carlos was signed originally for the Orioles' Dominican League entry, then moved on
2 Fernando Mercedes Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo0 - 3 with a 9.38 in 18 games with four saves in his single professional year for the 1992 Burlington Astros
1 Jamie Merchant Card Pitcher
Led the 1980 Columbus Astros in ERA with a 2.54 while winning 9 and losing 5; would eventually pitch in parts of two major league seasons for the Cubs
Columbus Astros logo
1 Jonah Mergen Card Strength Coach
Strength Coach at Greeneville starting in 2010
Greeneville Astros logo
7 Brandon Meredith Cards Outfield
Lancaster JetHawks logo
San Diego State alum was the 6th round pick in the June 2011 draft. Led that summer's version of the Tri-City V-Cats in Triples with 4. Led the last ever Astros affiliate in Lexington among regulars in OPS, with an .883, and had a nice stolen bases to caughts ratio. Hit 14 Homers during that season's second half. One of three Lancaster JetHawks in 2013 (with Duffy and Epps) to hit 20 Doubles and 15 Homers, and his OBP was a point shy of .400
3 Ron Meridith Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo Righty was 5 - 1 with a 3.44 for the 2003 Tri-City Valleycats
1 Jonathan Merritt Card Shortstop
2010 NDFA was the primary shortstop for that year's Greeneville squad and led them in walks and triples
Greeneville Astros logo
3 Joe Messman Cards Pitcher
Number six pick in the 1997 draft pitched in a Midwest-League-leading 63 games for the 1998 Quad City River Bandits, then was traded in a deadline move to San Francisco on August 31, 1999 for outfielder Stan Javier
Quad City River Bandits logo
4 Daniel Meszaros Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
48th round pick broke out at Lexington in early 2009, converting his first 9 save opportunities, and posting a 19:3 K/BB ratio. Promoted to AA Corpus shortly thereafter, and did OK. Began at Corpus in 2010, and led the Hooks in games finished and saves. 7-game promotion to Round Rock didn't go so well
2 Tony Metoyer Cards Pitcher
Began his career as a third baseman with Auburn in 1984, hitting only .175, then converted to pitcher. Threw for three more years in the Astros chain, his best year being 1987, when he went 7 - 3 with a 2.72 for a very good Osceola staff. Pitched in 1988 for the unaffiliated Carolina League Virginia Generals, and in 1989 for the unaffiliated Miami Miracle of the FSL. For 1990, he was off to Taiwan, where he pitched for seven years. He then closed his career by pitching for four years in the Mexican League, and has more recently coached for Baseball USA
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
3 Nate Metroka Cards Outfield
Led the '08 Greeneville Astros in hitting and OPS, while garnering an Appy League Player of the Week award for the week of August 25th. Not bad for a 47th round pick. Began '09 at Lexington but was demoted to Extended Spring Training in May and later rejoined Greeneville.
Greeneville Astros logo
29 ROGER METZGER Cards
Shortstop
 
1973 Gold Glove Winner started Opening Day each year from 1971 to 1978. Gotta love his poorly airbrushed hat on the 1971 Topps # 404 Rookie Stars he shares with Buddy Harris
Greeneville Astros logo
24 Brian Meyer Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astroslogo
In five minor league stops and two major league ones within the Astros organizaton, this 1988 Southern League All-Star only once had an ERA over 3.00. Compiled ERAs under 2.00 for Auburn in 1986, for Osceola in 1987, and for Houston in 1988. Finished up with a 2.84 major league ERA--but an 0 - 5 major league record
2 Drew Meyer Cards Outfield
Round Rock Express  logoFormer first round pick of the Texas Rangers signed a one-year contract before the '09 season and played at AA Corpus Christi, hitting .291 and OBPing .362. Hit .257 for Round Rock in 2010 before being released July 3rd
15 Jonathan Meyer Cards 3rd Base
Third round pick played his first pro season as an 18-year-old at Greeneville in 2009 and led the team in G, AB and PA. Starting shortstop at Lexington in 2010, and made 29 errors. Moved to third base the next year and co-led the 2011 Lancaster JetHawks in Doubles, and finished second on the squad in Walks and Homers. Lost in the pack offensively a little bit at Lancaster in 2012, but did hit 24 doubles, good for fourth on the team, ahead of, for example, Nash and Springer. Was named the club's Defensive Player of the Month twice. Led Corpus in AB's and Games Played in 2013, and hit 24 Doubles again
Round Rock Express  logo
1 Bobby Meacham Card Coach
First base coach under Mills Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Rusty Meacham Card Pitcher
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
10 - 4 with 2.74 ERA with the Kansas City Royals in '92; 4 - 3 with a 2.20 for the 2000 New Orleans Zephyrs
1 Geoff Meadows Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoShown as Jeff on his 1982 TCMA Auburn Astros #7, although the Doyle database shows "Geoff." Anyway, 0 - 2 with a 9.50 for the 1981 Astros Blue Gulf Coast squad, and 2 - 5 with a 5.49 for the team with whom he makes his card appearance.
25 Louie Meadows Cards
Outfield
 
Make no mistake: he's no Mike Fischlin. But Meadows, after hitting .300 in the minors three times, remains one of only 18 non-pitchers with over 100 major-league at-bats for Houston to finish with an average under .200
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
30 Dave Meads CardsPitcher
The organization isn't showing a great deal of faith in you when they lend you out to an independent club for your second professional year--as the Astros did with Meads in 1985, when they let him pitch the South Atlantic League season with the unaffiliated Gastonia Jets. But Meads struck out 130 while walking only 30 in 146 innings for Gastonia, and the Astros made sure not to lend him out for 1986. And a 4 - 3 recordwith the '86 Asheville Tourists got him to AA Columbus by the end of the Southern League campaign. Meads made his major league debut April 13 of the following year, and got his first win ten days later, when, relieving Danny Darwin with an Atlanta Brave on second with two outs in the top of the seventh, he struck out Ken Griffey on three pitches. Meads was done for the day, but the Astros rallied in the bottom frame, and he had the W.
Houston Astroslogo
1 Tim Meckes Card Pitcher
1981 Daytona Astros FSL Champs logo
23 - 29 over four years in the Astros organization, spending two years as high as AA Columbus
1 Tomas Medina Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoTomas also enjoys soccer, music, and pizza, says the back of his 1997 Auburn card. I guess they were stumped for better material, as the ERA's--in the DSL, in the GCL, in the FSL, and in the New York-Penn--were very high.
1 Val Medina Card Infield
Hit .383 with 28 driven in for the 1981 FSL champion Daytona Beach Astros, earning a promotion to Columbus, where he drove in another 28, but hit only .273
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Chris Medrano Card Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2009 Greeneville Astros
Greeneville Astros logo
4 Jhonny Medrano Cards 3rd Baseman
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Pictured on a card for the 2008 Greenville Astros, although he did not play. Hit .213 at Tri-City in 2009. Back in Greeneville for 2010, Medrano hit .295, but struck out 49 times, while only walking 11
2 Danny Meier Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo 24th round pick in the June 2008 played four positions, and DHed, for the Tri-City ValleyCats before his June 2009 release
2 Jeremiah Meiners Cards Pitcher
Lefthander was the 40th pick in the June 2010 draft. Struck out 40 whle only walking 10 at Greeneville in 2011. Similar numbers for the NYPL runnersup Tri-City ValleyCats in 2012, when he struck out 41 and walked 11, finishing with a 1.98 ERA
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Marlon Mejia Card Infield
13th Round Pick in 1995 out of Westchester Community College hit .208 with a homer for the 1996 Auburn Doubedays
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
5 Yonathan Mejia Cards 1st Baseman
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
2013 Gulf Coast League All-Star led the 2014 Greeneville Astros in AB's and was third in Hits
3 ROMAN MEJIAS Cards Outfield
Until Jeff Bagwell connected twice on the first day of the season, 2003, Mejias had been the only player to homer twice on Opening Day for the Houston National League club, doing it in the Colt .45's inaugural game on Aril 10, 1962. Mejias was easily the greatest offensive force for the first year club, but would be traded to Boston in November of '62 for two-time AL batting champ and big-time disappointment Pete Runnels.
Houston Colt .45's uniform
17 Mark Melancon CardsPitcher
Acquired in the Lance Berkman deal, led the 2011 team in saves with 20. Traded to the Red Sox on December 14 of that year for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland, Melancon made the 2012 Boston club out of ST but was sent to AAA Pawtuckett after struggling mightily in April
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
2 Diego Melendez Cards Pitcher
0 - 12 with a 5.82 for the 1977 Cocoa Astros -- but pitched for three more years, two of them at High A. Not much success, though Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
6 German Melendez Cards Catcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
02 Appalachian League Top Prospect, when he hit .291 with 21 RBI's in 38 games but only 1 homer and 6 doubles. After two years of declining production, made the switch to pitcher, and was 7 - 0 with a 2.86 as a reliever for Tri-City in 2005. Continued to do well in '06, and reached High A Salem that year as a 25-year old. 6 - 5 with a predeliction for the longball in '07 for Corpus Christi. Released in May of '08.
2 William Melendez Cards Catcher
Cedar Rapids Astros logoShown as "Luis" on his '73 Cedar Rapids card, and "William" on his '76 Dubuque--but signed the '73 card "Bill"--which is how Pat Doyle shows him. Caught for 7 years in the Astros organization for eight teams, enjoying perhaps his best year for the '74 Columbus Astros, when he hit .221 with a couple homers and 31 RBI
46 Mitch Meluskey Cards
Catcher
 
Lack of class he showed when departing to Detroit via trade was matched only by the break he caught when he was re-signed by the club he'd dissed so mercilessly.
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Roberto Mena Card Infield
salemavalanche2.jpg Minor league free agent who had been drafted by the Mariners and let go after one Short A season played one season for the Astros, as well, at Lexington, and at Salem, in 2008. Salem Avalanche logo
1 Darryl Menard Card Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
Righthander was 3 - 2 with a 2.47 in 29 games for the '86 Osceola Astros in his only year in the Astros' chain
2 Donaldo Mendez Cards Infield
Michigan BattleCats logoVenezuela native led the 2000 Astros farm system in stolen bases with the 39 he swiped for the 2K version Michigan BattleCats
1 Valentin Mendez Card 2nd Base
2001 Dominican Summer League MVP came stateside for Martinsville in '02
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
4 Michael Mendoza Cards
Pitcher
 
Owner of 37 wins within the organization between 1973 and 1980, Mendoza pitched his one scoreless, perfect, major league inning on September 26, 1979, finishing the game for the Astros that both Niekro brothers had started. Phil won his 20th; Joe lost his 11th. Charleston Charlies logo
2 Daniel Mengden Cards Pitcher
Charleston Charlies logo
Righthanded Houston native was the Astros' fourth found pick in the June 2014 draft and pitched 11 innings professionally for the club thereafter. WHIP was good more because of a good walk rate than the avoidance of Hits, while the K/9 rate was just shy of 14
27 DENIS MENKE Cards
Shortstop
 
Astros Shooting Star logoOpening Day '69 - '71 and an All-Star in 1969 and 1970 played six different positions during his 1970 All-Star campaign, AND batted .304 with 92 RBI's while usually batting fifth.
5 Hector Mercado Cards Pitcher/Coach
Without a doubt Mercado's most notable year within the Astros chain was 1994, when he notched a decison in each of his first twelve starts while posting a 2.35 ERA over that span. Unfortunately, FSL All-Star nod notwithstanding, the record was only 5 - 7 at that point, and he kinda fell apart from there, finishing 6 - 13 with a 3.95. After an international career that saw him pitch in Japan and Taiwan, began coaching pitchers for the GCL Astros in 2010, moving to Greeneville in 2012
1994 Osceola Astros logo
22 Orlando Merced Cards
Outfield
 
Runner Up to Bagwell in 1991 Rookie Of The Year voting ended up playing alongside him between 2001 and 2003 Houston Astros logo, 2000-
3 Carlos Mercedes Cards Pitcher
Quad City River Bandits logo
Like major-leaguer brother Jose Mercedes, Carlos was signed originally for the Orioles' Dominican League entry, then moved on
2 Fernando Mercedes Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo0 - 3 with a 9.38 in 18 games with four saves in his single professional year for the 1992 Burlington Astros
1 Jamie Merchant Card Pitcher
Led the 1980 Columbus Astros in ERA with a 2.54 while winning 9 and losing 5; would eventually pitch in parts of two major league seasons for the Cubs
Columbus Astros logo
1 Jonah Mergen Card Strength Coach
Strength Coach at Greeneville starting in 2010
Greeneville Astros logo
7 Brandon Meredith Cards Outfield
Lancaster JetHawks logo
San Diego State alum was the 6th round pick in the June 2011 draft. Led that summer's version of the Tri-City V-Cats in Triples with 4. Led the last ever Astros affiliate in Lexington among regulars in OPS, with an .883, and had a nice stolen bases to caughts ratio. Hit 14 Homers during that season's second half. One of three Lancaster JetHawks in 2013 (with Duffy and Epps) to hit 20 Doubles and 15 Homers, and his OBP was a point shy of .400
3 Ron Meridith Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo Righty was 5 - 1 with a 3.44 for the 2003 Tri-City Valleycats
1 Jonathan Merritt Card Shortstop
2010 NDFA was the primary shortstop for that year's Greeneville squad and led them in walks and triples
Greeneville Astros logo
3 Joe Messman Cards Pitcher
Number six pick in the 1997 draft pitched in a Midwest-League-leading 63 games for the 1998 Quad City River Bandits, then was traded in a deadline move to San Francisco on August 31, 1999 for outfielder Stan Javier
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4 Daniel Meszaros Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
48th round pick broke out at Lexington in early 2009, converting his first 9 save opportunities, and posting a 19:3 K/BB ratio. Promoted to AA Corpus shortly thereafter, and did OK. Began at Corpus in 2010, and led the Hooks in games finished and saves. 7-game promotion to Round Rock didn't go so well
2 Tony Metoyer Cards Pitcher
Began his career as a third baseman with Auburn in 1984, hitting only .175, then converted to pitcher. Threw for three more years in the Astros chain, his best year being 1987, when he went 7 - 3 with a 2.72 for a very good Osceola staff. Pitched in 1988 for the unaffiliated Carolina League Virginia Generals, and in 1989 for the unaffiliated Miami Miracle of the FSL. For 1990, he was off to Taiwan, where he pitched for seven years. He then closed his career by pitching for four years in the Mexican League, and has more recently coached for Baseball USA
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
3 Nate Metroka Cards Outfield
Led the '08 Greeneville Astros in hitting and OPS, while garnering an Appy League Player of the Week award for the week of August 25th. Not bad for a 47th round pick. Began '09 at Lexington but was demoted to Extended Spring Training in May and later rejoined Greeneville.
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29 ROGER METZGER Cards
Shortstop
 
1973 Gold Glove Winner started Opening Day each year from 1971 to 1978. Gotta love his poorly airbrushed hat on the 1971 Topps # 404 Rookie Stars he shares with Buddy Harris
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24 Brian Meyer Cards
Pitcher
 
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In five minor league stops and two major league ones within the Astros organizaton, this 1988 Southern League All-Star only once had an ERA over 3.00. Compiled ERAs under 2.00 for Auburn in 1986, for Osceola in 1987, and for Houston in 1988. Finished up with a 2.84 major league ERA--but an 0 - 5 major league record
2 Drew Meyer Cards Outfield
Round Rock Express  logoFormer first round pick of the Texas Rangers signed a one-year contract before the '09 season and played at AA Corpus Christi, hitting .291 and OBPing .362. Hit .257 for Round Rock in 2010 before being released July 3rd
15 Jonathan Meyer Cards 3rd Base
Third round pick played his first pro season as an 18-year-old at Greeneville in 2009 and led the team in G, AB and PA. Starting shortstop at Lexington in 2010, and made 29 errors. Moved to third base the next year and co-led the 2011 Lancaster JetHawks in Doubles, and finished second on the squad in Walks and Homers. Lost in the pack offensively a little bit at Lancaster in 2012, but did hit 24 doubles, good for fourth on the team, ahead of, for example, Nash and Springer. Was named the club's Defensive Player of the Month twice. Led Corpus in AB's and Games Played in 2013, and hit 24 Doubles again
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1 Bobby Meacham Card Coach
First base coach under Mills Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
1 Rusty Meacham Card Pitcher
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
10 - 4 with 2.74 ERA with the Kansas City Royals in '92; 4 - 3 with a 2.20 for the 2000 New Orleans Zephyrs
1 Geoff Meadows Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoShown as Jeff on his 1982 TCMA Auburn Astros #7, although the Doyle database shows "Geoff." Anyway, 0 - 2 with a 9.50 for the 1981 Astros Blue Gulf Coast squad, and 2 - 5 with a 5.49 for the team with whom he makes his card appearance.
25 Louie Meadows Cards
Outfield
 
Make no mistake: he's no Mike Fischlin. But Meadows, after hitting .300 in the minors three times, remains one of only 18 non-pitchers with over 100 major-league at-bats for Houston to finish with an average under .200
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
30 Dave Meads CardsPitcher
The organization isn't showing a great deal of faith in you when they lend you out to an independent club for your second professional year--as the Astros did with Meads in 1985, when they let him pitch the South Atlantic League season with the unaffiliated Gastonia Jets. But Meads struck out 130 while walking only 30 in 146 innings for Gastonia, and the Astros made sure not to lend him out for 1986. And a 4 - 3 recordwith the '86 Asheville Tourists got him to AA Columbus by the end of the Southern League campaign. Meads made his major league debut April 13 of the following year, and got his first win ten days later, when, relieving Danny Darwin with an Atlanta Brave on second with two outs in the top of the seventh, he struck out Ken Griffey on three pitches. Meads was done for the day, but the Astros rallied in the bottom frame, and he had the W.
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1 Tim Meckes Card Pitcher
1981 Daytona Astros FSL Champs logo
23 - 29 over four years in the Astros organization, spending two years as high as AA Columbus
1 Tomas Medina Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoTomas also enjoys soccer, music, and pizza, says the back of his 1997 Auburn card. I guess they were stumped for better material, as the ERA's--in the DSL, in the GCL, in the FSL, and in the New York-Penn--were very high.
1 Val Medina Card Infield
Hit .383 with 28 driven in for the 1981 FSL champion Daytona Beach Astros, earning a promotion to Columbus, where he drove in another 28, but hit only .273
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1 Chris Medrano Card Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2009 Greeneville Astros
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4 Jhonny Medrano Cards 3rd Baseman
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Pictured on a card for the 2008 Greenville Astros, although he did not play. Hit .213 at Tri-City in 2009. Back in Greeneville for 2010, Medrano hit .295, but struck out 49 times, while only walking 11
2 Danny Meier Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo 24th round pick in the June 2008 played four positions, and DHed, for the Tri-City ValleyCats before his June 2009 release
2 Jeremiah Meiners Cards Pitcher
Lefthander was the 40th pick in the June 2010 draft. Struck out 40 whle only walking 10 at Greeneville in 2011. Similar numbers for the NYPL runnersup Tri-City ValleyCats in 2012, when he struck out 41 and walked 11, finishing with a 1.98 ERA
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1 Marlon Mejia Card Infield
13th Round Pick in 1995 out of Westchester Community College hit .208 with a homer for the 1996 Auburn Doubedays
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5 Yonathan Mejia Cards 1st Baseman
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
2013 Gulf Coast League All-Star led the 2014 Greeneville Astros in AB's and was third in Hits
3 ROMAN MEJIAS Cards Outfield
Until Jeff Bagwell connected twice on the first day of the season, 2003, Mejias had been the only player to homer twice on Opening Day for the Houston National League club, doing it in the Colt .45's inaugural game on Aril 10, 1962. Mejias was easily the greatest offensive force for the first year club, but would be traded to Boston in November of '62 for two-time AL batting champ and big-time disappointment Pete Runnels.
Houston Colt .45's uniform
17 Mark Melancon CardsPitcher
Acquired in the Lance Berkman deal, led the 2011 team in saves with 20. Traded to the Red Sox on December 14 of that year for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland, Melancon made the 2012 Boston club out of ST but was sent to AAA Pawtuckett after struggling mightily in April
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2 Diego Melendez Cards Pitcher
0 - 12 with a 5.82 for the 1977 Cocoa Astros -- but pitched for three more years, two of them at High A. Not much success, though Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
6 German Melendez Cards Catcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
02 Appalachian League Top Prospect, when he hit .291 with 21 RBI's in 38 games but only 1 homer and 6 doubles. After two years of declining production, made the switch to pitcher, and was 7 - 0 with a 2.86 as a reliever for Tri-City in 2005. Continued to do well in '06, and reached High A Salem that year as a 25-year old. 6 - 5 with a predeliction for the longball in '07 for Corpus Christi. Released in May of '08.
2 William Melendez Cards Catcher
Cedar Rapids Astros logoShown as "Luis" on his '73 Cedar Rapids card, and "William" on his '76 Dubuque--but signed the '73 card "Bill"--which is how Pat Doyle shows him. Caught for 7 years in the Astros organization for eight teams, enjoying perhaps his best year for the '74 Columbus Astros, when he hit .221 with a couple homers and 31 RBI
46 Mitch Meluskey Cards
Catcher
 
Lack of class he showed when departing to Detroit via trade was matched only by the break he caught when he was re-signed by the club he'd dissed so mercilessly.
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1 Roberto Mena Card Infield
salemavalanche2.jpg Minor league free agent who had been drafted by the Mariners and let go after one Short A season played one season for the Astros, as well, at Lexington, and at Salem, in 2008. Salem Avalanche logo
1 Darryl Menard Card Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
Righthander was 3 - 2 with a 2.47 in 29 games for the '86 Osceola Astros in his only year in the Astros' chain
2 Donaldo Mendez Cards Infield
Michigan BattleCats logoVenezuela native led the 2000 Astros farm system in stolen bases with the 39 he swiped for the 2K version Michigan BattleCats
1 Valentin Mendez Card 2nd Base
2001 Dominican Summer League MVP came stateside for Martinsville in '02
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
4 Michael Mendoza Cards
Pitcher
 
Owner of 37 wins within the organization between 1973 and 1980, Mendoza pitched his one scoreless, perfect, major league inning on September 26, 1979, finishing the game for the Astros that both Niekro brothers had started. Phil won his 20th; Joe lost his 11th. Charleston Charlies logo
2 Daniel Mengden Cards Pitcher
Charleston Charlies logo
Righthanded Houston native was the Astros' fourth found pick in the June 2014 draft and pitched 11 innings professionally for the club thereafter. WHIP was good more because of a good walk rate than the avoidance of Hits, while the K/9 rate was just shy of 14
27 DENIS MENKE Cards
Shortstop
 
Astros Shooting Star logoOpening Day '69 - '71 and an All-Star in 1969 and 1970 played six different positions during his 1970 All-Star campaign, AND batted .304 with 92 RBI's while usually batting fifth.
5 Hector Mercado Cards Pitcher/Coach
Without a doubt Mercado's most notable year within the Astros chain was 1994, when he notched a decison in each of his first twelve starts while posting a 2.35 ERA over that span. Unfortunately, FSL All-Star nod notwithstanding, the record was only 5 - 7 at that point, and he kinda fell apart from there, finishing 6 - 13 with a 3.95. After an international career that saw him pitch in Japan and Taiwan, began coaching pitchers for the GCL Astros in 2010, moving to Greeneville in 2012
1994 Osceola Astros logo
22 Orlando Merced Cards
Outfield
 
Runner Up to Bagwell in 1991 Rookie Of The Year voting ended up playing alongside him between 2001 and 2003 Houston Astros logo, 2000-
3 Carlos Mercedes Cards Pitcher
Quad City River Bandits logo
Like major-leaguer brother Jose Mercedes, Carlos was signed originally for the Orioles' Dominican League entry, then moved on
2 Fernando Mercedes Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo0 - 3 with a 9.38 in 18 games with four saves in his single professional year for the 1992 Burlington Astros
1 Jamie Merchant Card Pitcher
Led the 1980 Columbus Astros in ERA with a 2.54 while winning 9 and losing 5; would eventually pitch in parts of two major league seasons for the Cubs
Columbus Astros logo
1 Jonah Mergen Card Strength Coach
Strength Coach at Greeneville starting in 2010
Greeneville Astros logo
7 Brandon Meredith Cards Outfield
Lancaster JetHawks logo
San Diego State alum was the 6th round pick in the June 2011 draft. Led that summer's version of the Tri-City V-Cats in Triples with 4. Led the last ever Astros affiliate in Lexington among regulars in OPS, with an .883, and had a nice stolen bases to caughts ratio. Hit 14 Homers during that season's second half. One of three Lancaster JetHawks in 2013 (with Duffy and Epps) to hit 20 Doubles and 15 Homers, and his OBP was a point shy of .400
3 Ron Meridith Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo Righty was 5 - 1 with a 3.44 for the 2003 Tri-City Valleycats
1 Jonathan Merritt Card Shortstop
2010 NDFA was the primary shortstop for that year's Greeneville squad and led them in walks and triples
Greeneville Astros logo
3 Joe Messman Cards Pitcher
Number six pick in the 1997 draft pitched in a Midwest-League-leading 63 games for the 1998 Quad City River Bandits, then was traded in a deadline move to San Francisco on August 31, 1999 for outfielder Stan Javier
Quad City River Bandits logo
4 Daniel Meszaros Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
48th round pick broke out at Lexington in early 2009, converting his first 9 save opportunities, and posting a 19:3 K/BB ratio. Promoted to AA Corpus shortly thereafter, and did OK. Began at Corpus in 2010, and led the Hooks in games finished and saves. 7-game promotion to Round Rock didn't go so well
2 Tony Metoyer Cards Pitcher
Began his career as a third baseman with Auburn in 1984, hitting only .175, then converted to pitcher. Threw for three more years in the Astros chain, his best year being 1987, when he went 7 - 3 with a 2.72 for a very good Osceola staff. Pitched in 1988 for the unaffiliated Carolina League Virginia Generals, and in 1989 for the unaffiliated Miami Miracle of the FSL. For 1990, he was off to Taiwan, where he pitched for seven years. He then closed his career by pitching for four years in the Mexican League, and has more recently coached for Baseball USA
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
3 Nate Metroka Cards Outfield
Led the '08 Greeneville Astros in hitting and OPS, while garnering an Appy League Player of the Week award for the week of August 25th. Not bad for a 47th round pick. Began '09 at Lexington but was demoted to Extended Spring Training in May and later rejoined Greeneville.
Greeneville Astros logo
29 ROGER METZGER Cards
Shortstop
 
1973 Gold Glove Winner started Opening Day each year from 1971 to 1978. Gotta love his poorly airbrushed hat on the 1971 Topps # 404 Rookie Stars he shares with Buddy Harris
Greeneville Astros logo
24 Brian Meyer Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astroslogo
In five minor league stops and two major league ones within the Astros organizaton, this 1988 Southern League All-Star only once had an ERA over 3.00. Compiled ERAs under 2.00 for Auburn in 1986, for Osceola in 1987, and for Houston in 1988. Finished up with a 2.84 major league ERA--but an 0 - 5 major league record
2 Drew Meyer Cards Outfield
Round Rock Express  logoFormer first round pick of the Texas Rangers signed a one-year contract before the '09 season and played at AA Corpus Christi, hitting .291 and OBPing .362. Hit .257 for Round Rock in 2010 before being released July 3rd
15 Jonathan Meyer Cards 3rd Base
Third round pick played his first pro season as an 18-year-old at Greeneville in 2009 and led the team in G, AB and PA. Starting shortstop at Lexington in 2010, and made 29 errors. Moved to third base the next year and co-led the 2011 Lancaster JetHawks in Doubles, and finished second on the squad in Walks and Homers. Lost in the pack offensively a little bit at Lancaster in 2012, but did hit 24 doubles, good for fourth on the team, ahead of, for example, Nash and Springer. Was named the club's Defensive Player of the Month twice. Led Corpus in AB's and Games Played in 2013, and hit 24 Doubles again
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7 Dan Miceli Cards
Pitcher
 
I guess there are some that feel his scathing, small-minded critique of John Boles DIDN'T lead to that worthy man being fired as manager of the 2001 Marlins, but I'm not buying that s&^ here. Still, Miceli acted the team player in his stay as an Astro, and was rather valuable as a setup man in 2004 after the departure of Octavio Dotel and the promotion of Brad Lidge to the closer's role. Struggled in the playoffs, to put it mildly, however.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
11 Jason Michaels Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
Back up outfielder for the '09 team mostly pinch-hit or spelled Carlos Lee for defense late, but also played center and right.
1 Brian Middleton Card Pitcher
1 - 3 with a 3.10 in his only year in the Astros organization, for the 2001 Martinsville Astros
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Kyle Middleton Cards Pitcher
Minor League free agent who had pitched seven years in the Royals system was signed by the Astros in May of '07 and installed as the closer at AA Corpus Christi. Struck out 44 in 51 inings, while notching 23 saves. Split '08 three ways: some at AA Corpus, some at AAA Round Rock, and some on the DL.
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
21 Jiovanni Mier CardsShorttop
Led the 2009 Greeneville Astros in Homers and Triples--and Errors--after having been made the club's # 1 pick in the most recent June draft. Played 2010 at Lexington and led the Legends in Errors, too--but only hit 2 home runs. .Played 57 games for Lexington and 57 for Lancaster in 2011, slugging .380 in the Sally League and .306 in the Cal. Improved the average to .292 at Lancaster in 2012, but still only homered 3 times. Hit .194 for Corpus in 104 Games in 2013
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
2 Matt Mieske Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
Acquired by the Astros from Seattle on June 19, 1999 in exchange for Jackson General Kevin Hodges, who would then make his major league debut for the Mariners. Mieske, for his part, would hit .284 with 5 doubles and 5 homers in 109 at bats for the 1999 Houston squad. Mieske did nowhere near so well in 2000 and was released on August 17 of that year.
6 Mark Miggins Cards Pitcher
Charleston Charlies logo Misidentified as Dave Smith in the 1979 Charlotte set on a card that was later corrected
1 Scott Migl Card Pitcher
Righthander split '09 between Greeneville and Tri-City after having been the Astros' 34th round draft pick. Finished 3rd on the Greeneville staff with a 2.75 ERA
Greeneville Astros logo
14 Joe Mikulik Cards Outfield
1000 Minor League hits can be the stuff of poetry Tucson Toros logo
1 Bob Milacki Card Pitcher
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
"Shellacky Milacki" returned from Kintetsu in 1998 and led the AAA champion New Orleans Zephyrs in innings pitched (189.2) and strikeouts (104).
9 LARRY MILBOURNE Cards
2nd Base
 
Houston Astroslogo 1973 Rule V pickup started Opening Day in '76, although he would not supplant Rob Andrews at second, and would play in only 59 games in what would be his last season in the organization
4 Aaron Miles Cards Infield
Finished fifth in the Midwest League in batting for the 1999 Michigan BattleCats, then was taken from us by the White Sox in the 2000 Rule V Draft. Would go on to make the majors with the '03 Sox, and play for a World Champion in St. Louis in 2006.
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2 David Miller Cards Pitcher
The tallest player in Tri-City ValleyCat history (surpassing the previous holder of this distinction, Evan Englebrook) was 2 - 0 for the V-Cats in 2007, and 3 - 2 in 2008 before being released in November. On June 21, 2008, Miller threw four hitless middle-relief innings to combine with starter Shane Wolf and finisher Ashton Mowdy in posting the first no-hitter in ValleyCat history in a 10 - 0 shellacking of the Oneonta Tigers
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22 Greg Miller CardsPitcher
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Not the Dodgers guy at one time on everybody's hot list, but the guy acquired on December 15, 1999 along with Adam Everett for Carl Everett. Although he had a 90+ fastball and a good curve, a 2002 injury set him back, and 2003--with ERA's over 5.00 at Round Rock and New Orleans--was his last year in the organization
2 Jeff Miller Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo 4 - 4 with a 3.60 over 50 games for the 1992 Burlington Astros. Struck out 44 over what turned out to be the last 33-2/3 innings of his professional career
4 Josh Miller Cards Pitcher
Innings eater for the 2006 Texas League champion Corpus Christi Hooks was second on the squad in innings pitched, first in hits and earned runs allowed--and led the team in Wins, too. Returned in 2007 and posted a 3.48 ERA and a fine 1.19 WHIP. Gave up 30 home runs in 148 innings at Round Rock in '08. Began his coaching career at Greeneville in 2013, and his pitchers led the Appy League in WHIP
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
4 Kyle Miller Cards Catcher/1st Base
One of three catchers for the 2007 Greeneville Astros also played some first. After beginning '08 at Greeneville, got a promotion to Lexington in July. '09 went like the reverse
Greeneville Astros logo
18 NORM MILLER Cards
Outfield
 
Astros Shooting Star logo
Opening Day 68 & 69, when he got the majority of his 1316 at bats and 315 hits for the Astros. Pictured with Doug Rader on one of the cooler Shooting Star issues I've seen.
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ORLANDO MILLER Cards
Shortstop
 
Acquired from the Yankees on March 13 of 1990 for Daven Bond and ex-Olympian David Silvestri, Miller was immediately fallen in love with by the card companies upon his acquisition by the Astros. And a 1990 Sally League All Star pick seemed to confirm everything. But the defense was horrendous throughout the minors, and got no better once he got to the majors, where he hit like he had for the most part in the minors: in the .260's. Nevertheless, Miller, before his trade to the Tigers in December of '96, became one of only eleven Astros in the nineties to have hit 20+ doubles in back-to-back years during the decade.
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1 Richard Miller Card Pitcher
6 - 2 with a 2.73 for the 1975 Covington Astros, then not as good in 1976 for either Dubuque or Columbus
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3 Ryan Miller Cards Infield
1997 FSL All-Star hit .307 with 20 doubles for the '98 Jackson Generals and topped out at New Orleans two years later New Orleans Zephyrs logo
2 Steven Miller Cards Trainer
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Began training in the Astros system for Lexington in 2012, moving to Lancaster in 2013
2 Tony Milller Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo 3 - 2 with a 4.61 for the 1991 Auburn Astros
15 Trever Miller Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
5 - 2 with a 4.02 over the 1998 and 1999 seasons for the big club. Was especially good in '98, when he appeared in 37 games, going 2- 0 with a save, and actually made a spot start, on September 15, 1998, in an 8 - 4 loss to the Mets that wasn't his fault. Acquired by the Astros in the first Ausmus deal, Trever was sent to the Phillies at the end of spring training 2000 for human blowtorch Yorkis Perez. Returned to the Astros fold in 2006 and with the departure of Mike Gallo , became the club's lone lefty specialist for 2006. Joined by Mark Mclemore in that role for '07, Miller most distinguished himself that year by appearing in a major-league record 76 games without a decision--though he did notch one save.
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WADE MILLER Cards
Pitcher
 
Opening Day Starter 2002 owned Milwaukee, and was 32 - 18 in first 50 Major League Decisions. Besides, it was all his fault. Houston Astros logo, 2000-
3 Brad Mills Cards Infield
Tucson Toros logo
1985 Tucson Toro acquired in trade that sent Scott Loucks to the Expos had spent parts of four years in the majors with Montreal, hitting .256 in 106 games, but didn't do as well as that. Hired as the Astros' 18th manager on October 27th, 2009, Mills watched the club he'd been handed gradually dismantled around him as Oswalt,Berkman, Pence, Bourn, and Carlos Lee, among many others, were traded away from under him. Then he found himself in late 2012, being fired for not winning. Not sure if he was a good manager or not, but we sure as fuck never found out
1 Jordan Mills Card Pitcher
Tucson Toros logo28th round pick in the June 2013 draft led the Greeneville Astros in Wins during the short season that followed, and posted a 1.03 WHIP for the team that led the Appy League in that stat
2 Fred Mims Cards Outfield
.293-14-71 for the Cedar Rapids Astros in 1973
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
1 Chris Minaker Card Infield
MLFA who had a Masters from Stanford and deferred a Rhodes scholarship to play ball wrote his senior thesis on social pressure and steroid use. Hit .319 with a .350 OBP in a month and a half for High A Lancaster, then was mysteriously released. Lancaster JetHawks logo
3 Juan Minaya Cards Pitcher
Lexington Legends logo
GCL Astros Co-Pitcher of the Month for July 2009. Lost his first seven decisions for Lexington in 2010, and ended up 4 - 12 with a 4.79 ERA while still co-leading the club in starts with 26. .299 BAA at Lexington in 2011. 17 Games including two Starts at Tri-City in 2012, and a 4.66 ERA
4 Jim Miner Cards Pitcher
Tucson Toros logo Last year of seven-year professional career was spent with the 1984 Tucson Toros, for whom he went 5 - 5 with a 4.47
1 Craig Mineto Card Pitcher
Righthander who once went 8 - 0 in the FSL compiled an 11 - 12 record over his three years with the 85 - '87 Tucson Toros
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2 Bill Minnich Cards Outfield
.201-2-14 for the 1992 Auburn Astros 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Albert Minnis Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
25th round pick out of Wichita State played his first season in 2013 at Tri-City, and made 14 relief appearances, giving up Runs in only 3 of them. Posted a 1.14 WHIP, but ended the season on the DL
2 Daniel Minor Cards Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logoNinth pick in the 2012 draft pitched at Greeneville following his signing and led Appy League qualifiers in ERA and WHIP. Also led the team in Innings Pitched and had a nice .619 OPS Against. 85 K's and 29 Walks at Quad Cities in 2013, and a 3.71 ERA
1 Gino Minutelli Card Pitcher
Delaware native would pitch for the Toros in 1994 (going 4 - 4 with a 6.71) and end his career the following year pitching for the Tigres of Mexico City
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2 Dennis Miscik Cards Pitcher
Spent five years in the Astros minor league system, for five teams. Was named a 1976 Appalachian League All Star when he went 5 - 4 with a 3.34 for Covington, and went 8 - 2 with a 3.50 for the 1979 Southern League East Division champion Columbus Astros. And his 1980 Tucson card shows him in a super-cool red Shooting Star jacket
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
12 Donovan Mitchell Cards Infield
Quad City River Bandits logo
His .291-3-45 All-Star season for the 1992 Asheville Tourists impressed Fleer enough that he was honored with inclusion in the 1993 - '94 Fleer Excel set. Later, would hit .329 with four homers and 42 RBI's for the '95 Quad City River Bandits and was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star, though his card actually shows Chris Truby (I think).
1 Ronnie Mitchell Card Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo38th round pick in the June 2013 draft OPSed .677 at Tri-City in his first pro season
2 Ryan Mitchell Cards Pitcher
3 - 1 with a 3.34 and a nice strikeout to walk ratio at Greeneville in 2005 for this 6'5" 17-year old 20th round draft pick. Repeated at Greeneville in 2006--until he was suspended and sent home for an unspecified violation of team rules in August. Never re-signed, and now plies his trade in an indie league.
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3 Tony Mitchell Cards Outfield
Acquired from the Cleveland Indians with Mitch Meluskey for Buck McNabb and Jimmy Lewis on April 26, 1995, Mitchell spent a single year in the Astros chain, hitting .266 with 19 homers for the Jackson Generals. Not sure how, but he was gone for 1996, although the Signature Rookies people didn't catch on
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Greg Mize Card Pitcher
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
12 - 17 with a 5.49 over four seasons in the Astros chain, finishing up at High A Daytona Beach in 1984
7 John Mizerock Cards
Catcher
 
The desperation of the mid 80's Astros to find someone, anyone who could take Alan Ashby's place has been written about elsewhere, but sure is interesting to note that when Mizerock got his first major league at bat in 1983, he had:a) never hit higher than .257 in the minorsb)somehow managed to be named to the 1982 Southern League All Star team despite hitting .229.After hitting .185 during the Astros' 1986 Division championship year, Mizerock was released on October 24, and was thus already history when his two 1987 cards hit the streets. . . Both Robbie Wine and Mark Bailey would survive the 1987 season, but would not get through the '88 campaign, and Craig Biggio would make his debut June 25 of that year, effectively ending the "masquerade."
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
12 Dave Mlicki Cards
Pitcher
 
Super Dave was acquired from the Tigers on June 23, 2001 in exchange for faded 20-game winner Jose Lima. Went 7 - 3 the rest of the way, and got the nod for (and the losss in) game two of the NLDS vs. the Braves. 4 - 10 in 2002, Mlicki was not invited back for '03. Still, one of only three Astro pitchers with five innings or more pitched to have a postseason ERA of 0.00
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
13 Doug Mlicki Cards Pitcher
Brother to Dave was drafted in the 12th round by the Astros in 1992, and got as high as AAA Tucson in 1996. His 1995 Signature Rookies Authentic Signature # 37 notes that the curveballer Mlicki led the '93 Osceola squad in innings pitched, walks, and strikeouts, and that he had "established himself as Houston's best pitching prospect, outside of Billy Wagner."
Tucson Toros logo
7 Dan Miceli Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
I guess there are some that feel his scathing, small-minded critique of John Boles DIDN'T lead to that worthy man being fired as manager of the 2001 Marlins, but I'm not buying that s&^ here. Still, Miceli acted the team player in his stay as an Astro, and was rather valuable as a setup man in 2004 after the departure of Octavio Dotel and the promotion of Brad Lidge to the closer's role. Struggled in the playoffs, to put it mildly, however.
11 Jason Michaels Cards
Outfield
 
Back up outfielder for the '09 team mostly pinch-hit or spelled Carlos Lee for defense late, but also played center and right.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Brian Middleton Card Pitcher
1 - 3 with a 3.10 in his only year in the Astros organization, for the 2001 Martinsville Astros
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Kyle Middleton Cards Pitcher
Minor League free agent who had pitched seven years in the Royals system was signed by the Astros in May of '07 and installed as the closer at AA Corpus Christi. Struck out 44 in 51 inings, while notching 23 saves. Split '08 three ways: some at AA Corpus, some at AAA Round Rock, and some on the DL. Corpus Christi Hooks logo
21 Jiovanni Mier CardsShorttop
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Led the 2009 Greeneville Astros in Homers and Triples--and Errors--after having been made the club's # 1 pick in the most recent June draft. Played 2010 at Lexington and led the Legends in Errors, too--but only hit 2 home runs. .Played 57 games for Lexington and 57 for Lancaster in 2011, slugging .380 in the Sally League and .306 in the Cal. Improved the average to .292 at Lancaster in 2012, but still only homered 3 times. Hit .194 for Corpus in 104 Games in 2013
2 Matt Mieske Cards
Outfield
 
Acquired by the Astros from Seattle on June 19, 1999 in exchange for Jackson General Kevin Hodges, who would then make his major league debut for the Mariners. Mieske, for his part, would hit .284 with 5 doubles and 5 homers in 109 at bats for the 1999 Houston squad. Mieske did nowhere near so well in 2000 and was released on August 17 of that year.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
6 Mark Miggins Cards Pitcher
Misidentified as Dave Smith in the 1979 Charlotte set on a card that was later corrected
Charleston Charlies logo
1 Scott Migl Card Pitcher
Righthander split '09 between Greeneville and Tri-City after having been the Astros' 34th round draft pick. Finished 3rd on the Greeneville staff with a 2.75 ERA
Greeneville Astros logo
14 Joe Mikulik Cards Outfield
Tucson Toros logo
1000 Minor League hits can be the stuff of poetry
1 Bob Milacki Card Pitcher
"Shellacky Milacki" returned from Kintetsu in 1998 and led the AAA champion New Orleans Zephyrs in innings pitched (189.2) and strikeouts (104).
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
9 LARRY MILBOURNE Cards
2nd Base
 
1973 Rule V pickup started Opening Day in '76, although he would not supplant Rob Andrews at second, and would play in only 59 games in what would be his last season in the organization
Houston Astroslogo
4 Aaron Miles Cards Infield
Finished fifth in the Midwest League in batting for the 1999 Michigan BattleCats, then was taken from us by the White Sox in the 2000 Rule V Draft. Would go on to make the majors with the '03 Sox, and play for a World Champion in St. Louis in 2006.
Quad City River Bandits logo
2 David Miller Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
The tallest player in Tri-City ValleyCat history (surpassing the previous holder of this distinction, Evan Englebrook) was 2 - 0 for the V-Cats in 2007, and 3 - 2 in 2008 before being released in November. On June 21, 2008, Miller threw four hitless middle-relief innings to combine with starter Shane Wolf and finisher Ashton Mowdy in posting the first no-hitter in ValleyCat history in a 10 - 0 shellacking of the Oneonta Tigers
22 Greg Miller CardsPitcher
Not the Dodgers guy at one time on everybody's hot list, but the guy acquired on December 15, 1999 along with Adam Everett for Carl Everett. Although he had a 90+ fastball and a good curve, a 2002 injury set him back, and 2003--with ERA's over 5.00 at Round Rock and New Orleans--was his last year in the organization
Round Rock Express  logo
2 Jeff Miller Cards Pitcher
4 - 4 with a 3.60 over 50 games for the 1992 Burlington Astros. Struck out 44 over what turned out to be the last 33-2/3 innings of his professional career
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
4 Josh Miller Cards Pitcher
Innings eater for the 2006 Texas League champion Corpus Christi Hooks was second on the squad in innings pitched, first in hits and earned runs allowed--and led the team in Wins, too. Returned in 2007 and posted a 3.48 ERA and a fine 1.19 WHIP. Gave up 30 home runs in 148 innings at Round Rock in '08. Began his coaching career at Greeneville in 2013, and his pitchers led the Appy League in WHIP
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
4 Kyle Miller Cards Catcher/1st Base
Greeneville Astros logo
One of three catchers for the 2007 Greeneville Astros also played some first. After beginning '08 at Greeneville, got a promotion to Lexington in July. '09 went like the reverse
18 NORM MILLER Cards
Outfield
 
Astros Shooting Star logo Opening Day 68 & 69, when he got the majority of his 1316 at bats and 315 hits for the Astros. Pictured with Doug Rader on one of the cooler Shooting Star issues I've seen.
122
 
ORLANDO MILLER Cards
Shortstop
 
Acquired from the Yankees on March 13 of 1990 for Daven Bond and ex-Olympian David Silvestri, Miller was immediately fallen in love with by the card companies upon his acquisition by the Astros. And a 1990 Sally League All Star pick seemed to confirm everything. But the defense was horrendous throughout the minors, and got no better once he got to the majors, where he hit like he had for the most part in the minors: in the .260's. Nevertheless, Miller, before his trade to the Tigers in December of '96, became one of only eleven Astros in the nineties to have hit 20+ doubles in back-to-back years during the decade.
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Richard Miller Card Pitcher
6 - 2 with a 2.73 for the 1975 Covington Astros, then not as good in 1976 for either Dubuque or Columbus 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
3 Ryan Miller Cards Infield
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
1997 FSL All-Star hit .307 with 20 doubles for the '98 Jackson Generals and topped out at New Orleans two years later
2 Steven Miller Cards Trainer
Lancaster JetHawks logoBegan training in the Astros system for Lexington in 2012, moving to Lancaster in 2013
2 Tony Milller Cards Pitcher
3 - 2 with a 4.61 for the 1991 Auburn Astros
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
15 Trever Miller Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
5 - 2 with a 4.02 over the 1998 and 1999 seasons for the big club. Was especially good in '98, when he appeared in 37 games, going 2- 0 with a save, and actually made a spot start, on September 15, 1998, in an 8 - 4 loss to the Mets that wasn't his fault. Acquired by the Astros in the first Ausmus deal, Trever was sent to the Phillies at the end of spring training 2000 for human blowtorch Yorkis Perez. Returned to the Astros fold in 2006 and with the departure of Mike Gallo , became the club's lone lefty specialist for 2006. Joined by Mark Mclemore in that role for '07, Miller most distinguished himself that year by appearing in a major-league record 76 games without a decision--though he did notch one save.
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
218
 
WADE MILLER Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
Opening Day Starter 2002 owned Milwaukee, and was 32 - 18 in first 50 Major League Decisions. Besides, it was all his fault.
3 Brad Mills Cards Infield
1985 Tucson Toro acquired in trade that sent Scott Loucks to the Expos had spent parts of four years in the majors with Montreal, hitting .256 in 106 games, but didn't do as well as that. Hired as the Astros' 18th manager on October 27th, 2009, Mills watched the club he'd been handed gradually dismantled around him as Oswalt,Berkman, Pence, Bourn, and Carlos Lee, among many others, were traded away from under him. Then he found himself in late 2012, being fired for not winning. Not sure if he was a good manager or not, but we sure as fuck never found out
Tucson Toros logo
1 Jordan Mills Card Pitcher
28th round pick in the June 2013 draft led the Greeneville Astros in Wins during the short season that followed, and posted a 1.03 WHIP for the team that led the Appy League in that stat
Tucson Toros logo
2 Fred Mims Cards Outfield
.293-14-71 for the Cedar Rapids Astros in 1973 Cedar Rapids Astros logo
1 Chris Minaker Card Infield
Lancaster JetHawks logo
MLFA who had a Masters from Stanford and deferred a Rhodes scholarship to play ball wrote his senior thesis on social pressure and steroid use. Hit .319 with a .350 OBP in a month and a half for High A Lancaster, then was mysteriously released.
3 Juan Minaya Cards Pitcher
Lexington Legends logoGCL Astros Co-Pitcher of the Month for July 2009. Lost his first seven decisions for Lexington in 2010, and ended up 4 - 12 with a 4.79 ERA while still co-leading the club in starts with 26. .299 BAA at Lexington in 2011. 17 Games including two Starts at Tri-City in 2012, and a 4.66 ERA
4 Jim Miner Cards Pitcher
Last year of seven-year professional career was spent with the 1984 Tucson Toros, for whom he went 5 - 5 with a 4.47
Tucson Toros logo
1 Craig Mineto Card Pitcher
Righthander who once went 8 - 0 in the FSL compiled an 11 - 12 record over his three years with the 85 - '87 Tucson Toros Tucson Toros logo
2 Bill Minnich Cards Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
.201-2-14 for the 1992 Auburn Astros
1 Albert Minnis Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo25th round pick out of Wichita State played his first season in 2013 at Tri-City, and made 14 relief appearances, giving up Runs in only 3 of them. Posted a 1.14 WHIP, but ended the season on the DL
2 Daniel Minor Cards Pitcher
Ninth pick in the 2012 draft pitched at Greeneville following his signing and led Appy League qualifiers in ERA and WHIP. Also led the team in Innings Pitched and had a nice .619 OPS Against. 85 K's and 29 Walks at Quad Cities in 2013, and a 3.71 ERA
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Gino Minutelli Card Pitcher
Delaware native would pitch for the Toros in 1994 (going 4 - 4 with a 6.71) and end his career the following year pitching for the Tigres of Mexico City Tucson Toros logo
2 Dennis Miscik Cards Pitcher
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
Spent five years in the Astros minor league system, for five teams. Was named a 1976 Appalachian League All Star when he went 5 - 4 with a 3.34 for Covington, and went 8 - 2 with a 3.50 for the 1979 Southern League East Division champion Columbus Astros. And his 1980 Tucson card shows him in a super-cool red Shooting Star jacket
12 Donovan Mitchell Cards Infield
His .291-3-45 All-Star season for the 1992 Asheville Tourists impressed Fleer enough that he was honored with inclusion in the 1993 - '94 Fleer Excel set. Later, would hit .329 with four homers and 42 RBI's for the '95 Quad City River Bandits and was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star, though his card actually shows Chris Truby (I think).
Quad City River Bandits logo
1 Ronnie Mitchell Card Outfield
38th round pick in the June 2013 draft OPSed .677 at Tri-City in his first pro season
Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Ryan Mitchell Cards Pitcher
3 - 1 with a 3.34 and a nice strikeout to walk ratio at Greeneville in 2005 for this 6'5" 17-year old 20th round draft pick. Repeated at Greeneville in 2006--until he was suspended and sent home for an unspecified violation of team rules in August. Never re-signed, and now plies his trade in an indie league.
Greeneville Astros logo
3 Tony Mitchell Cards Outfield
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
Acquired from the Cleveland Indians with Mitch Meluskey for Buck McNabb and Jimmy Lewis on April 26, 1995, Mitchell spent a single year in the Astros chain, hitting .266 with 19 homers for the Jackson Generals. Not sure how, but he was gone for 1996, although the Signature Rookies people didn't catch on
1 Greg Mize Card Pitcher
12 - 17 with a 5.49 over four seasons in the Astros chain, finishing up at High A Daytona Beach in 1984
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
7 John Mizerock Cards
Catcher
 
The desperation of the mid 80's Astros to find someone, anyone who could take Alan Ashby's place has been written about elsewhere, but sure is interesting to note that when Mizerock got his first major league at bat in 1983, he had:a) never hit higher than .257 in the minorsb)somehow managed to be named to the 1982 Southern League All Star team despite hitting .229.After hitting .185 during the Astros' 1986 Division championship year, Mizerock was released on October 24, and was thus already history when his two 1987 cards hit the streets. . . Both Robbie Wine and Mark Bailey would survive the 1987 season, but would not get through the '88 campaign, and Craig Biggio would make his debut June 25 of that year, effectively ending the "masquerade."
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
12 Dave Mlicki Cards
Pitcher
 
Super Dave was acquired from the Tigers on June 23, 2001 in exchange for faded 20-game winner Jose Lima. Went 7 - 3 the rest of the way, and got the nod for (and the losss in) game two of the NLDS vs. the Braves. 4 - 10 in 2002, Mlicki was not invited back for '03. Still, one of only three Astro pitchers with five innings or more pitched to have a postseason ERA of 0.00
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
13 Doug Mlicki Cards Pitcher
Tucson Toros logo
Brother to Dave was drafted in the 12th round by the Astros in 1992, and got as high as AAA Tucson in 1996. His 1995 Signature Rookies Authentic Signature # 37 notes that the curveballer Mlicki led the '93 Osceola squad in innings pitched, walks, and strikeouts, and that he had "established himself as Houston's best pitching prospect, outside of Billy Wagner."
7 Dan Miceli Cards
Pitcher
 
I guess there are some that feel his scathing, small-minded critique of John Boles DIDN'T lead to that worthy man being fired as manager of the 2001 Marlins, but I'm not buying that s&^ here. Still, Miceli acted the team player in his stay as an Astro, and was rather valuable as a setup man in 2004 after the departure of Octavio Dotel and the promotion of Brad Lidge to the closer's role. Struggled in the playoffs, to put it mildly, however.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
11 Jason Michaels Cards
Outfield
 
Back up outfielder for the '09 team mostly pinch-hit or spelled Carlos Lee for defense late, but also played center and right.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
1 Brian Middleton Card Pitcher
1 - 3 with a 3.10 in his only year in the Astros organization, for the 2001 Martinsville Astros
Martinsville Astros 2000 - 2002 logo
2 Kyle Middleton Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Minor League free agent who had pitched seven years in the Royals system was signed by the Astros in May of '07 and installed as the closer at AA Corpus Christi. Struck out 44 in 51 inings, while notching 23 saves. Split '08 three ways: some at AA Corpus, some at AAA Round Rock, and some on the DL.
21 Jiovanni Mier CardsShorttop
Led the 2009 Greeneville Astros in Homers and Triples--and Errors--after having been made the club's # 1 pick in the most recent June draft. Played 2010 at Lexington and led the Legends in Errors, too--but only hit 2 home runs. .Played 57 games for Lexington and 57 for Lancaster in 2011, slugging .380 in the Sally League and .306 in the Cal. Improved the average to .292 at Lancaster in 2012, but still only homered 3 times. Hit .194 for Corpus in 104 Games in 2013
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
2 Matt Mieske Cards
Outfield
 
Acquired by the Astros from Seattle on June 19, 1999 in exchange for Jackson General Kevin Hodges, who would then make his major league debut for the Mariners. Mieske, for his part, would hit .284 with 5 doubles and 5 homers in 109 at bats for the 1999 Houston squad. Mieske did nowhere near so well in 2000 and was released on August 17 of that year.
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
6 Mark Miggins Cards Pitcher
Misidentified as Dave Smith in the 1979 Charlotte set on a card that was later corrected Charleston Charlies logo
1 Scott Migl Card Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo
Righthander split '09 between Greeneville and Tri-City after having been the Astros' 34th round draft pick. Finished 3rd on the Greeneville staff with a 2.75 ERA
14 Joe Mikulik Cards Outfield
Tucson Toros logo1000 Minor League hits can be the stuff of poetry
1 Bob Milacki Card Pitcher
"Shellacky Milacki" returned from Kintetsu in 1998 and led the AAA champion New Orleans Zephyrs in innings pitched (189.2) and strikeouts (104).
New Orleans Zephyrs banner
9 LARRY MILBOURNE Cards
2nd Base
 
1973 Rule V pickup started Opening Day in '76, although he would not supplant Rob Andrews at second, and would play in only 59 games in what would be his last season in the organization Houston Astroslogo
4 Aaron Miles Cards Infield
Quad City River Bandits logo
Finished fifth in the Midwest League in batting for the 1999 Michigan BattleCats, then was taken from us by the White Sox in the 2000 Rule V Draft. Would go on to make the majors with the '03 Sox, and play for a World Champion in St. Louis in 2006.
2 David Miller Cards Pitcher
The tallest player in Tri-City ValleyCat history (surpassing the previous holder of this distinction, Evan Englebrook) was 2 - 0 for the V-Cats in 2007, and 3 - 2 in 2008 before being released in November. On June 21, 2008, Miller threw four hitless middle-relief innings to combine with starter Shane Wolf and finisher Ashton Mowdy in posting the first no-hitter in ValleyCat history in a 10 - 0 shellacking of the Oneonta Tigers
Tri City ValleyCats logo
22 Greg Miller CardsPitcher
Not the Dodgers guy at one time on everybody's hot list, but the guy acquired on December 15, 1999 along with Adam Everett for Carl Everett. Although he had a 90+ fastball and a good curve, a 2002 injury set him back, and 2003--with ERA's over 5.00 at Round Rock and New Orleans--was his last year in the organization
Round Rock Express  logo
2 Jeff Miller Cards Pitcher
4 - 4 with a 3.60 over 50 games for the 1992 Burlington Astros. Struck out 44 over what turned out to be the last 33-2/3 innings of his professional career 1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logo
4 Josh Miller Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Innings eater for the 2006 Texas League champion Corpus Christi Hooks was second on the squad in innings pitched, first in hits and earned runs allowed--and led the team in Wins, too. Returned in 2007 and posted a 3.48 ERA and a fine 1.19 WHIP. Gave up 30 home runs in 148 innings at Round Rock in '08. Began his coaching career at Greeneville in 2013, and his pitchers led the Appy League in WHIP
4 Kyle Miller Cards Catcher/1st Base
One of three catchers for the 2007 Greeneville Astros also played some first. After beginning '08 at Greeneville, got a promotion to Lexington in July. '09 went like the reverse
Greeneville Astros logo
18 NORM MILLER Cards
Outfield
 
Opening Day 68 & 69, when he got the majority of his 1316 at bats and 315 hits for the Astros. Pictured with Doug Rader on one of the cooler Shooting Star issues I've seen.
Astros Shooting Star logo
122
 
ORLANDO MILLER Cards
Shortstop
 
Acquired from the Yankees on March 13 of 1990 for Daven Bond and ex-Olympian David Silvestri, Miller was immediately fallen in love with by the card companies upon his acquisition by the Astros. And a 1990 Sally League All Star pick seemed to confirm everything. But the defense was horrendous throughout the minors, and got no better once he got to the majors, where he hit like he had for the most part in the minors: in the .260's. Nevertheless, Miller, before his trade to the Tigers in December of '96, became one of only eleven Astros in the nineties to have hit 20+ doubles in back-to-back years during the decade.
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
1 Richard Miller Card Pitcher
1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
6 - 2 with a 2.73 for the 1975 Covington Astros, then not as good in 1976 for either Dubuque or Columbus
3 Ryan Miller Cards Infield
New Orleans Zephyrs logo 1997 FSL All-Star hit .307 with 20 doubles for the '98 Jackson Generals and topped out at New Orleans two years later
2 Steven Miller Cards Trainer
Began training in the Astros system for Lexington in 2012, moving to Lancaster in 2013
Lancaster JetHawks logo
2 Tony Milller Cards Pitcher
3 - 2 with a 4.61 for the 1991 Auburn Astros 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
15 Trever Miller Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
5 - 2 with a 4.02 over the 1998 and 1999 seasons for the big club. Was especially good in '98, when he appeared in 37 games, going 2- 0 with a save, and actually made a spot start, on September 15, 1998, in an 8 - 4 loss to the Mets that wasn't his fault. Acquired by the Astros in the first Ausmus deal, Trever was sent to the Phillies at the end of spring training 2000 for human blowtorch Yorkis Perez. Returned to the Astros fold in 2006 and with the departure of Mike Gallo , became the club's lone lefty specialist for 2006. Joined by Mark Mclemore in that role for '07, Miller most distinguished himself that year by appearing in a major-league record 76 games without a decision--though he did notch one save.
218
 
WADE MILLER Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Opening Day Starter 2002 owned Milwaukee, and was 32 - 18 in first 50 Major League Decisions. Besides, it was all his fault.
3 Brad Mills Cards Infield
1985 Tucson Toro acquired in trade that sent Scott Loucks to the Expos had spent parts of four years in the majors with Montreal, hitting .256 in 106 games, but didn't do as well as that. Hired as the Astros' 18th manager on October 27th, 2009, Mills watched the club he'd been handed gradually dismantled around him as Oswalt,Berkman, Pence, Bourn, and Carlos Lee, among many others, were traded away from under him. Then he found himself in late 2012, being fired for not winning. Not sure if he was a good manager or not, but we sure as fuck never found out
Tucson Toros logo
1 Jordan Mills Card Pitcher
28th round pick in the June 2013 draft led the Greeneville Astros in Wins during the short season that followed, and posted a 1.03 WHIP for the team that led the Appy League in that stat Tucson Toros logo
2 Fred Mims Cards Outfield
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
.293-14-71 for the Cedar Rapids Astros in 1973
1 Chris Minaker Card Infield
Lancaster JetHawks logo MLFA who had a Masters from Stanford and deferred a Rhodes scholarship to play ball wrote his senior thesis on social pressure and steroid use. Hit .319 with a .350 OBP in a month and a half for High A Lancaster, then was mysteriously released.
3 Juan Minaya Cards Pitcher
GCL Astros Co-Pitcher of the Month for July 2009. Lost his first seven decisions for Lexington in 2010, and ended up 4 - 12 with a 4.79 ERA while still co-leading the club in starts with 26. .299 BAA at Lexington in 2011. 17 Games including two Starts at Tri-City in 2012, and a 4.66 ERA
Lexington Legends logo
4 Jim Miner Cards Pitcher
Last year of seven-year professional career was spent with the 1984 Tucson Toros, for whom he went 5 - 5 with a 4.47 Tucson Toros logo
1 Craig Mineto Card Pitcher
Tucson Toros logo
Righthander who once went 8 - 0 in the FSL compiled an 11 - 12 record over his three years with the 85 - '87 Tucson Toros
2 Bill Minnich Cards Outfield
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo .201-2-14 for the 1992 Auburn Astros
1 Albert Minnis Card Pitcher
25th round pick out of Wichita State played his first season in 2013 at Tri-City, and made 14 relief appearances, giving up Runs in only 3 of them. Posted a 1.14 WHIP, but ended the season on the DL
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
2 Daniel Minor Cards Pitcher
Ninth pick in the 2012 draft pitched at Greeneville following his signing and led Appy League qualifiers in ERA and WHIP. Also led the team in Innings Pitched and had a nice .619 OPS Against. 85 K's and 29 Walks at Quad Cities in 2013, and a 3.71 ERA 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Gino Minutelli Card Pitcher
Tucson Toros logo
Delaware native would pitch for the Toros in 1994 (going 4 - 4 with a 6.71) and end his career the following year pitching for the Tigres of Mexico City
2 Dennis Miscik Cards Pitcher
Spent five years in the Astros minor league system, for five teams. Was named a 1976 Appalachian League All Star when he went 5 - 4 with a 3.34 for Covington, and went 8 - 2 with a 3.50 for the 1979 Southern League East Division champion Columbus Astros. And his 1980 Tucson card shows him in a super-cool red Shooting Star jacket
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
12 Donovan Mitchell Cards Infield
His .291-3-45 All-Star season for the 1992 Asheville Tourists impressed Fleer enough that he was honored with inclusion in the 1993 - '94 Fleer Excel set. Later, would hit .329 with four homers and 42 RBI's for the '95 Quad City River Bandits and was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star, though his card actually shows Chris Truby (I think).
Quad City River Bandits logo
1 Ronnie Mitchell Card Outfield
38th round pick in the June 2013 draft OPSed .677 at Tri-City in his first pro season Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Ryan Mitchell Cards Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logo
3 - 1 with a 3.34 and a nice strikeout to walk ratio at Greeneville in 2005 for this 6'5" 17-year old 20th round draft pick. Repeated at Greeneville in 2006--until he was suspended and sent home for an unspecified violation of team rules in August. Never re-signed, and now plies his trade in an indie league.
3 Tony Mitchell Cards Outfield
Acquired from the Cleveland Indians with Mitch Meluskey for Buck McNabb and Jimmy Lewis on April 26, 1995, Mitchell spent a single year in the Astros chain, hitting .266 with 19 homers for the Jackson Generals. Not sure how, but he was gone for 1996, although the Signature Rookies people didn't catch on
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
1 Greg Mize Card Pitcher
12 - 17 with a 5.49 over four seasons in the Astros chain, finishing up at High A Daytona Beach in 1984
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
7 John Mizerock Cards
Catcher
 
The desperation of the mid 80's Astros to find someone, anyone who could take Alan Ashby's place has been written about elsewhere, but sure is interesting to note that when Mizerock got his first major league at bat in 1983, he had:a) never hit higher than .257 in the minorsb)somehow managed to be named to the 1982 Southern League All Star team despite hitting .229.After hitting .185 during the Astros' 1986 Division championship year, Mizerock was released on October 24, and was thus already history when his two 1987 cards hit the streets. . . Both Robbie Wine and Mark Bailey would survive the 1987 season, but would not get through the '88 campaign, and Craig Biggio would make his debut June 25 of that year, effectively ending the "masquerade."
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
12 Dave Mlicki Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000-
Super Dave was acquired from the Tigers on June 23, 2001 in exchange for faded 20-game winner Jose Lima. Went 7 - 3 the rest of the way, and got the nod for (and the losss in) game two of the NLDS vs. the Braves. 4 - 10 in 2002, Mlicki was not invited back for '03. Still, one of only three Astro pitchers with five innings or more pitched to have a postseason ERA of 0.00
13 Doug Mlicki Cards Pitcher
Brother to Dave was drafted in the 12th round by the Astros in 1992, and got as high as AAA Tucson in 1996. His 1995 Signature Rookies Authentic Signature # 37 notes that the curveballer Mlicki led the '93 Osceola squad in innings pitched, walks, and strikeouts, and that he had "established himself as Houston's best pitching prospect, outside of Billy Wagner."
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2 Mike Modica Cards Pitcher
When drafted by the Astros in the 46th round of the June 2008 draft, Modica chose not to sign. But when drafted in the 24th round by the Asrtos the following year, he did. 0 - 3 with a 2.61 ERA for Tri-City and a 1.41 WHIP after that. Spent most of 2010 as a lefthanded reliever for Lancaster, where he had a 5.10 ERA and a .317 BAA Tri City ValleyCats logo
21 Brian Moehler Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
Failed Free Agent acquisition for '03 was supposed to fill the void left by the released Shane Reynolds. Three starts, 13.7 IP, and 12 Earned Runs later, he was on the DL for the remainder of the season. Returned as bullpen help in '07, and didn't do half bad. Re-signed for '08, Moehler made a couple emergency starts early on, and comported himself fairly well.
2 Joe Moeller Cards Pitcher
Drafted by the Astros from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1967 rule V draft, Moeller was returned to the Dodgers nine days before the start of the 1968 season, and thus became one of the few '60's era players (along with Manny Mota and the ever-hated Donn Clendenon) to have an appearance on a baseball card as a Houston player but to have never appeared in a regular season game
Astros Shooting Star logo
4 Randy Moffitt Cards
Pitcher
 
Brother to Billie Jean King closed ten years for the Giants, twice surpassing 150 in ERA+, and was picked up by the '82 'Stros after San Fran cast him off. Splitting time between Tucson and Houston, he still managed a respectable 3.02 ERA with three saves in 30 appearances for the parent club
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4 Shawn Moffitt Cards Trainer
Trainer to clubs in Kissimmee, Auburn and Michigan in the late '90's Michigan BattleCats logo
3 Carlos Mojica Cards Catcher
Greeneville Astros logo
Graduate of the Dominican Summer league hit .302 without any extra base hits in 16 games for Greeneville in 2008. Did have 4 doubles and a homer at the same level in '09, when he hit .273. Three-peated in 2010 and hit .184
1 Felix Molina Card Infield
Corpus Christi Hooks logoMinor league free agent who had been let go from the Twins organization played second at third at AA Corpus in 2009, OPSing .679
9 Eric Montague Cards Trainer
Has now spent eleven years as a trainer in the Astros organization starting in 2002: a year at Martinsville, a year at Lexington, five at Salem, two at Lancaster, and now two for AA Corpus
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6 Rafael Montalvo Cards
Pitcher
 
Had a 17-year minor league career--and a one-game major league career. After spending five years within the Dodgers organization, they sent him to the 'Stros for an over-the-hill Enos Cabell on June 10 of 1985. After going 2 - 7 with a 4.20 in 52 games at Tucson to finish '85, Montalvo pitched in his one major league game April 13, 1986, in an 8 - 7 loss to the Braves by the end of which Phil Garner had stroked a two-run pinch hit triple, and Mike Scott had taken the loss. Montalvo himself gave up a triple, and an earned run. After that Montalvo went back to Tucson, where he played the remainder of '86 and two more years. He finished at Campeche in the Mexican League, in 1996.
1980's Houston Astros logo
1 Dionel Montas Card 3rd Base
Greeneville Astros logo
The only Dionel in Astros' organizational history played at Greeneville in 2008
4 Alberto Montero Cards 3rd Base
Non-drafted FA out of La Romana, Dominican Republic played at Asheville and Burlington, hit three homers
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1 Larry Montgomery Card Pitcher
Came out of a retirement that had lasted since 1981 to pitch with Tucson in 1985. 0 - 2 with a 4.60 there, he also pitched at AA Columbus (with better results) before hanging them up again
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28 Ray Montgomery Cards
Outfield
 
47 games for the Astros between 1996 and 1998, including a spot on the Opening Day roster for '97, adds up to a real up and down career Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
2 José Monzon Cards Centerfield
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2008 NDFA from San Felipe Venezuela played in the DSL and the GCL, then was the regular centerfielder for Greeneville in 2011. Third of five 2011 G-ville Astros alphabetically to strike out exactly 51 times. Hit .214 when repeating at Greeneville as a 20-year old in 2012
1 Alex Mookas Card Clubhouse Manager
Lancaster JetHawks logoCal League Clubhouse Manager of the Year in 2011 and got a card appearance in 2012
4 Chan Moon Cards Infield
Not the first organization player from South Korea (that would be Chan Ho Park, who, though never appearing on a card, pitched for Round Rock in 2007), but rather the first one who was originally signed by the Astros. Limited success so far, however, as he hit .215 at Gulf Coast in 2010 and .207 at Greeneville in 2011. One of five players on that club to whiff exactly 51 times. Mostly played at Lexington in 2012, and hit .257. Played at Short Season Tri-City in 2013, OPSing .662
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8 Jackie Moore Cards Manager
Led the Round Rock Express into the playoffs in three of his first four years, and won the Texas League championship in Round Rock's debut year of 2000. Was named Texas League Manager of the Year in three of the five years he was eligible, and now has a PCL Division championship under his belt, as well. In late 2007 came the news that he was to join the major league club as Cecil Cooper's bench coach in 2008. Left the organization in 2009 when he accepted the job of bench coach with the Texas Rangers
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1 Scott Moore Card
Infield
 
Round Rock Express logo
MLFA signed in November 2011 hit .318 for the OKC Redhawks in 2012 then was promoted to Houston at the end of June, where he hit .231, and homered in consecutive games twice, mostly playing third, but some first
11 Melvin Mora Cards Infield
A lot of people who didn't know that Mora was a 1993 South Atlantic League All-Star first heard of Mora during the 1999 NLCS, when playing for the New York Mets against the Braves, he went 6 for 14 with 6 runs and a homer. The Mets showed about as much faith in Mora's ability as the Astros had, and traded him with others to altimore for Mike Bordick. Mora has been a three-time All-Star for the Orioles, and finished 18th in MVP for 2004
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2 Jobduan Morales Cards Catcher
Not only the first 'Jobduan' but the first 'Morales' in organizational history was acquired straight up for AAAer Justin Ruggiano from the Marlins on May 26, 2012. As Ruggiano went directly to the Marlins major league roster, the switch-hitting Morales hit .292 with 5 homers in 37 Games at Tri-City before being promoted to Lexington in August. Played 66 Games for Quad Cities in 2013, hitting .167
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3 Colin Moran Cards 3rd Baseman
Nephew of BJ Surhoff wasmade the # 6 overall pick in the June 2013 draft by the Marlins--who then traded him to the 'Stros about a year later in the deal that netted the Marlins Jarred Cosart and the Astros Jake Marisnick. Assigned to Corpus, Moran hit .304 in 28 Games for the Hooks, and hit a couple of Homers
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3 Jorge Moreno Cards Infield
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Third round pick out of Fresno State in 2006 hit .180 at Tri-City that year, and didn't improve the average much at Lexington in '07, though he did boost the slugging a good deal with ten jacks. Split '08 between Lexington and Salem, while also missing time because of a broken bone in his hand when he was hit by a pitch. Played at Lancaster and at Corpus in '09, hitting .233, then lost to the Nationals in the December Rule V draft
3 OMAR MORENO Cards
Outfield
 
Astros Shooting Star logo December '82 free agent signing had 30 Stolen bases in 97 games--imagine if he'd hit. But he didn't, so they traded him to the Yankees in August of '83 for 1984 All-Star Jerry Mumphrey
3 Nick Moresi Cards Outfield
Appeared in 37 games at short, 6 games in the outfield, and a bunch more as a pinch-hitter for the 2000 Texas League champion Round Rock Express. Hit .295 that year and was invited back for 2001, although he was not able to repeat his performance (.183) for the 2001 League runners-up
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64 JOE MORGAN Cards2nd Base
Two stints with the 'Stros but wearing a Reds cap in the Hall. Which kinda makes sense, as contrarians aside, he really was much better after he left the Astros Astros Shooting Star logo
2 Cesar Morillo Cards Infield
Round Rock Express  logo
Appeared in 37 games at short, 6 games in the outfield, and a bunch more as a pinch-hitter for the 2000 Texas League champion Round Rock Express. Hit .295 that year and was invited back for 2001, although he was not able to repeat his performance (.183) for the 2001 League runners-up
14 Alvin Morman Cards
Pitcher
 
29 - 12 as a farmhand in three seasons, and 4 - 1 as a Houston Astro, although the ERA didn't always match. An amazing 8 - 0 with a 1.55 in 1992 for the Asheville Tourists, and 8 - 2 with a 2.96 the following year for Jackson. After giving up 8 homers in 42 innings for the 'Stros in '96, however, was traded to Cleveland for Jose Cabrera.
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3 Cristian Moronta Cards Catcher
NDFA made his American debut at Greeneville in 2011 after playing three years in the DSL, but was limited by an injured hand to only 13 games. Played for Gulf Coast, Greeneville, Tri-City and Lexington in 2012, but still only played 16 games. Played another 11 Games at Greeneville in 2013, OBPing .289
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1 Fred Morris Card Pitcher
1 - 1 with a 4.36 for Daytona Beach in 1978 and 3 - 1 with a 5.00 for Columbus in '79.
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1 Jeff Morris Card Pitcher
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
15th round pick in the June 1980 draft was 16 - 8 with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP in his three-year career in the Astros organization, and reach AAA Tucson, for whom he is pictured in his lone card appearance.
1 Ken Morris Card Pitcher
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo 5 - 5 with a 4.52 in his lone season for the 1988 Auburn Astros
1 Zach Morton Card Pitcher
Northwestern product was the 32nd pick in the June 2013 draft for the Astros. Split 2013 between Tri-City and Quad Cities, striking out 22 and walking 10, while posting a 1.75 ERA
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2 John Moses Cards Coach
Hitting Coach at Corpus for 2011 presided over a group which finished last in the Texas League in OPS Tri City ValleyCats logo
4 Les Moss Cards
Coach
 
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Former backup catcher for the immediate postwar St. Louis Browns became Houston's Pitching Coach in 1982 and stayed through 1989
35 Andy Mota Cards
2nd Base
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoSon to Manny led the 1988 New York-Penn League in average and hits, then did the same the following year in the Florida State League. 1990 Southern League All Star got a September call up in 1991, but hit .189 and was traded to San Francisco after 6 at-bats for the '93 Toros
2 José Mota Cards Outfield
No relation as far as I know for this outfielder who got as high as the Florida State League for two years in the late '70's. Mike Lally, a teammate of Mota's with the '75 Covington Astros, says that Mota "could absolutely fly on the basepaths," though Lally also remembers that Jose was also picked off quite a bit.
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
1 Manny Mota Card Outfield
Acquired from the Giants with Dick LeMay for Joey Amalfitano in November of 1962, Mota spent spring of 1963 at Geronimo Park at Apache Junction but was traded to the Pirates five days before of the start of the 1963 season for health food freak Howie Goss, and thus accumulated exactly 0 of his 150 career pinch-hits in a Houston uniform.
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3 Trevor Mote Cards Infield
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15th Round Draft Pick in 2001 had his best year at Michigan in 2002, when he was third on the club in homers (10) and doubles (25). Played for the Salem Avalanche in 2003, but only hit .235, and was, evidently, released
13 Tony Mounce Cards Pitcher
Began the 1995 season for Quad City by spinning 19 consecutive scoreless innings, and ended it by leading the league in wins with 16. Went on to finish second in ERA in the Florida State League for the 1996 Kissimmee Cobras, but couldn't make a seamless transition to higher-level minor-league ball. Despite being named a 1997 Midseason Texas League All-Star, he finished the year with a 5.03 ERA. After that, it appears he was not considered quite so highly within the Astros organization. Released some time after the 2000 Media guide went to press, Mounce has most recently been signed by the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League.
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JAMES MOUTON Cards
Outfield
 
1993 Pacific Coast League MVP for the Tucson Toros led off Opening Day in '94, but never quite bellied up with the OBP or the Stolen Bases. But the K's were really the problem. I guess it's pretty logical to say that it's OK to strike out a little bit if you've got the extra bases, and if so, the contrapositive also holds. So you might then finger the worst offenders by calculating:
(Total Bases - Strikeouts)/Plate Appearances).
Figuring minimum 1000 plate appearances, and through the end of 2003, Moises Alou (at .404) leads the Astros all-time in this particular stat--and he's got more than a 100 point lead over his second-place uncle Jesus. James Mouton, on the other hand, is fourth-worst on this list, ahead of only defensive wizard Tim Bogar, Eric Anthony (who did hit a few homers, but struck out so prodigiously that they were nullified for all intents and purposes), and Mark Bailey. So in the end the promise was belied
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2 Ashton Mowdy Cards Pitcher
19th round pick in the June 2008 draft finished tied for second on the Tri-City ValleyCats in strikeouts with 48, and, on June 21st, despite walking the bases loaded in the ninth, closed out the first no-hitter in Tri-City history, finishing what Shane Wolf had started and David Miller had handed to him. Fine 33:8 K/BB ratio at Lexington in 2009. Rated as having the best curve in the organization by Baseball America prior to the 2010 season. 2 - 3 with a 4.91 for Lancaster in 2010
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2 Mike Modica Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo
When drafted by the Astros in the 46th round of the June 2008 draft, Modica chose not to sign. But when drafted in the 24th round by the Asrtos the following year, he did. 0 - 3 with a 2.61 ERA for Tri-City and a 1.41 WHIP after that. Spent most of 2010 as a lefthanded reliever for Lancaster, where he had a 5.10 ERA and a .317 BAA
21 Brian Moehler Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - Failed Free Agent acquisition for '03 was supposed to fill the void left by the released Shane Reynolds. Three starts, 13.7 IP, and 12 Earned Runs later, he was on the DL for the remainder of the season. Returned as bullpen help in '07, and didn't do half bad. Re-signed for '08, Moehler made a couple emergency starts early on, and comported himself fairly well.
2 Joe Moeller Cards Pitcher
Drafted by the Astros from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1967 rule V draft, Moeller was returned to the Dodgers nine days before the start of the 1968 season, and thus became one of the few '60's era players (along with Manny Mota and the ever-hated Donn Clendenon) to have an appearance on a baseball card as a Houston player but to have never appeared in a regular season game
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4 Randy Moffitt Cards
Pitcher
 
Brother to Billie Jean King closed ten years for the Giants, twice surpassing 150 in ERA+, and was picked up by the '82 'Stros after San Fran cast him off. Splitting time between Tucson and Houston, he still managed a respectable 3.02 ERA with three saves in 30 appearances for the parent club Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
4 Shawn Moffitt Cards Trainer
Michigan BattleCats logo
Trainer to clubs in Kissimmee, Auburn and Michigan in the late '90's
3 Carlos Mojica Cards Catcher
Graduate of the Dominican Summer league hit .302 without any extra base hits in 16 games for Greeneville in 2008. Did have 4 doubles and a homer at the same level in '09, when he hit .273. Three-peated in 2010 and hit .184
Greeneville Astros logo
1 Felix Molina Card Infield
Minor league free agent who had been let go from the Twins organization played second at third at AA Corpus in 2009, OPSing .679
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9 Eric Montague Cards Trainer
Has now spent eleven years as a trainer in the Astros organization starting in 2002: a year at Martinsville, a year at Lexington, five at Salem, two at Lancaster, and now two for AA Corpus Corpus Christi Hooks logo
6 Rafael Montalvo Cards
Pitcher
 
1980's Houston Astros logo
Had a 17-year minor league career--and a one-game major league career. After spending five years within the Dodgers organization, they sent him to the 'Stros for an over-the-hill Enos Cabell on June 10 of 1985. After going 2 - 7 with a 4.20 in 52 games at Tucson to finish '85, Montalvo pitched in his one major league game April 13, 1986, in an 8 - 7 loss to the Braves by the end of which Phil Garner had stroked a two-run pinch hit triple, and Mike Scott had taken the loss. Montalvo himself gave up a triple, and an earned run. After that Montalvo went back to Tucson, where he played the remainder of '86 and two more years. He finished at Campeche in the Mexican League, in 1996.
1 Dionel Montas Card 3rd Base
The only Dionel in Astros' organizational history played at Greeneville in 2008
Greeneville Astros logo
4 Alberto Montero Cards 3rd Base
Non-drafted FA out of La Romana, Dominican Republic played at Asheville and Burlington, hit three homers
Asheville Tourists logo
1 Larry Montgomery Card Pitcher
Came out of a retirement that had lasted since 1981 to pitch with Tucson in 1985. 0 - 2 with a 4.60 there, he also pitched at AA Columbus (with better results) before hanging them up again Tucson Toros logo
28 Ray Montgomery Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
47 games for the Astros between 1996 and 1998, including a spot on the Opening Day roster for '97, adds up to a real up and down career
2 José Monzon Cards Centerfield
2008 NDFA from San Felipe Venezuela played in the DSL and the GCL, then was the regular centerfielder for Greeneville in 2011. Third of five 2011 G-ville Astros alphabetically to strike out exactly 51 times. Hit .214 when repeating at Greeneville as a 20-year old in 2012
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1 Alex Mookas Card Clubhouse Manager
Cal League Clubhouse Manager of the Year in 2011 and got a card appearance in 2012
Lancaster JetHawks logo
4 Chan Moon Cards Infield
Not the first organization player from South Korea (that would be Chan Ho Park, who, though never appearing on a card, pitched for Round Rock in 2007), but rather the first one who was originally signed by the Astros. Limited success so far, however, as he hit .215 at Gulf Coast in 2010 and .207 at Greeneville in 2011. One of five players on that club to whiff exactly 51 times. Mostly played at Lexington in 2012, and hit .257. Played at Short Season Tri-City in 2013, OPSing .662
Lexington Legends logo
8 Jackie Moore Cards Manager
Round Rock Express logo
Led the Round Rock Express into the playoffs in three of his first four years, and won the Texas League championship in Round Rock's debut year of 2000. Was named Texas League Manager of the Year in three of the five years he was eligible, and now has a PCL Division championship under his belt, as well. In late 2007 came the news that he was to join the major league club as Cecil Cooper's bench coach in 2008. Left the organization in 2009 when he accepted the job of bench coach with the Texas Rangers
1 Scott Moore Card
Infield
 
MLFA signed in November 2011 hit .318 for the OKC Redhawks in 2012 then was promoted to Houston at the end of June, where he hit .231, and homered in consecutive games twice, mostly playing third, but some first
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11 Melvin Mora Cards Infield
A lot of people who didn't know that Mora was a 1993 South Atlantic League All-Star first heard of Mora during the 1999 NLCS, when playing for the New York Mets against the Braves, he went 6 for 14 with 6 runs and a homer. The Mets showed about as much faith in Mora's ability as the Astros had, and traded him with others to altimore for Mike Bordick. Mora has been a three-time All-Star for the Orioles, and finished 18th in MVP for 2004
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Jobduan Morales Cards Catcher
Not only the first 'Jobduan' but the first 'Morales' in organizational history was acquired straight up for AAAer Justin Ruggiano from the Marlins on May 26, 2012. As Ruggiano went directly to the Marlins major league roster, the switch-hitting Morales hit .292 with 5 homers in 37 Games at Tri-City before being promoted to Lexington in August. Played 66 Games for Quad Cities in 2013, hitting .167
Asheville Tourists logo
3 Colin Moran Cards 3rd Baseman
Asheville Tourists logo
Nephew of BJ Surhoff wasmade the # 6 overall pick in the June 2013 draft by the Marlins--who then traded him to the 'Stros about a year later in the deal that netted the Marlins Jarred Cosart and the Astros Jake Marisnick. Assigned to Corpus, Moran hit .304 in 28 Games for the Hooks, and hit a couple of Homers
3 Jorge Moreno Cards Infield
Third round pick out of Fresno State in 2006 hit .180 at Tri-City that year, and didn't improve the average much at Lexington in '07, though he did boost the slugging a good deal with ten jacks. Split '08 between Lexington and Salem, while also missing time because of a broken bone in his hand when he was hit by a pitch. Played at Lancaster and at Corpus in '09, hitting .233, then lost to the Nationals in the December Rule V draft
Tri City ValleyCats logo
3 OMAR MORENO Cards
Outfield
 
December '82 free agent signing had 30 Stolen bases in 97 games--imagine if he'd hit. But he didn't, so they traded him to the Yankees in August of '83 for 1984 All-Star Jerry Mumphrey
Astros Shooting Star logo
3 Nick Moresi Cards Outfield
Appeared in 37 games at short, 6 games in the outfield, and a bunch more as a pinch-hitter for the 2000 Texas League champion Round Rock Express. Hit .295 that year and was invited back for 2001, although he was not able to repeat his performance (.183) for the 2001 League runners-up Round Rock Express  logo
64 JOE MORGAN Cards2nd Base
Astros Shooting Star logo
Two stints with the 'Stros but wearing a Reds cap in the Hall. Which kinda makes sense, as contrarians aside, he really was much better after he left the Astros
2 Cesar Morillo Cards Infield
Round Rock Express  logoAppeared in 37 games at short, 6 games in the outfield, and a bunch more as a pinch-hitter for the 2000 Texas League champion Round Rock Express. Hit .295 that year and was invited back for 2001, although he was not able to repeat his performance (.183) for the 2001 League runners-up
14 Alvin Morman Cards
Pitcher
 
29 - 12 as a farmhand in three seasons, and 4 - 1 as a Houston Astro, although the ERA didn't always match. An amazing 8 - 0 with a 1.55 in 1992 for the Asheville Tourists, and 8 - 2 with a 2.96 the following year for Jackson. After giving up 8 homers in 42 innings for the 'Stros in '96, however, was traded to Cleveland for Jose Cabrera.
Asheville Tourists logo
3 Cristian Moronta Cards Catcher
NDFA made his American debut at Greeneville in 2011 after playing three years in the DSL, but was limited by an injured hand to only 13 games. Played for Gulf Coast, Greeneville, Tri-City and Lexington in 2012, but still only played 16 games. Played another 11 Games at Greeneville in 2013, OBPing .289
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1 Fred Morris Card Pitcher
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
1 - 1 with a 4.36 for Daytona Beach in 1978 and 3 - 1 with a 5.00 for Columbus in '79.
1 Jeff Morris Card Pitcher
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo 15th round pick in the June 1980 draft was 16 - 8 with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP in his three-year career in the Astros organization, and reach AAA Tucson, for whom he is pictured in his lone card appearance.
1 Ken Morris Card Pitcher
5 - 5 with a 4.52 in his lone season for the 1988 Auburn Astros
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
1 Zach Morton Card Pitcher
Northwestern product was the 32nd pick in the June 2013 draft for the Astros. Split 2013 between Tri-City and Quad Cities, striking out 22 and walking 10, while posting a 1.75 ERA Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 John Moses Cards Coach
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Hitting Coach at Corpus for 2011 presided over a group which finished last in the Texas League in OPS
4 Les Moss Cards
Coach
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoFormer backup catcher for the immediate postwar St. Louis Browns became Houston's Pitching Coach in 1982 and stayed through 1989
35 Andy Mota Cards
2nd Base
 
Son to Manny led the 1988 New York-Penn League in average and hits, then did the same the following year in the Florida State League. 1990 Southern League All Star got a September call up in 1991, but hit .189 and was traded to San Francisco after 6 at-bats for the '93 Toros
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
2 José Mota Cards Outfield
No relation as far as I know for this outfielder who got as high as the Florida State League for two years in the late '70's. Mike Lally, a teammate of Mota's with the '75 Covington Astros, says that Mota "could absolutely fly on the basepaths," though Lally also remembers that Jose was also picked off quite a bit.
Mid \'80s Daytona Beach Astros logo
1 Manny Mota Card Outfield
Houston Colt .45's logo
Acquired from the Giants with Dick LeMay for Joey Amalfitano in November of 1962, Mota spent spring of 1963 at Geronimo Park at Apache Junction but was traded to the Pirates five days before of the start of the 1963 season for health food freak Howie Goss, and thus accumulated exactly 0 of his 150 career pinch-hits in a Houston uniform.
3 Trevor Mote Cards Infield
Salem Avalanche logo 15th Round Draft Pick in 2001 had his best year at Michigan in 2002, when he was third on the club in homers (10) and doubles (25). Played for the Salem Avalanche in 2003, but only hit .235, and was, evidently, released
13 Tony Mounce Cards Pitcher
Began the 1995 season for Quad City by spinning 19 consecutive scoreless innings, and ended it by leading the league in wins with 16. Went on to finish second in ERA in the Florida State League for the 1996 Kissimmee Cobras, but couldn't make a seamless transition to higher-level minor-league ball. Despite being named a 1997 Midseason Texas League All-Star, he finished the year with a 5.03 ERA. After that, it appears he was not considered quite so highly within the Astros organization. Released some time after the 2000 Media guide went to press, Mounce has most recently been signed by the Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League.
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
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JAMES MOUTON Cards
Outfield
 
1993 Pacific Coast League MVP for the Tucson Toros led off Opening Day in '94, but never quite bellied up with the OBP or the Stolen Bases. But the K's were really the problem. I guess it's pretty logical to say that it's OK to strike out a little bit if you've got the extra bases, and if so, the contrapositive also holds. So you might then finger the worst offenders by calculating:
(Total Bases - Strikeouts)/Plate Appearances).
Figuring minimum 1000 plate appearances, and through the end of 2003, Moises Alou (at .404) leads the Astros all-time in this particular stat--and he's got more than a 100 point lead over his second-place uncle Jesus. James Mouton, on the other hand, is fourth-worst on this list, ahead of only defensive wizard