3B Jonathan Meyer (21)
Drafted in the 3rd round supplemental in 2009 out of high school in California, Meyer has moved up a level each year, playing the 2011 season at Lancaster. His batting line for 2011 was .264/.343/.399/.742 with 23 doubles and 14 home runs. In August and September, he really heated things up with a .307 BA.
RHP Frederick Tiburcio (21)
A non-drafted free agent from the Dominican Republic, Tiburcio spent two seasons in the DSL before graduating to the GCL Astros in 2011. In 12 games (10 starts), he went 3-5 with a 4.47 ERA and a 1.399 WHIP. He improved toward the end of the season to 3-1 with a 3.60 ERA and a 1.300 WHIP in August.
Former Astros with birthdays today
RHP Russ Kemmerer (80)
Pitched in 53 games for the Colt 45's in 1962 and 1963.
OF Howie Goss (died July 31, 1996 at 61)
Played for the 1963 Colt 45's