SS Jean Batista (20)
A non-drafted free agent from the Dominican Republic, Batista is in his first year in the Astros organization. He played in 38 games in the GCL and put up some decent numbers and was promoted to Greeneville, a move that seemed to have agreed with him. In 12 games at Greeneville, Batista hit .333/.348/.533/.881 with three doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI's. For the season, he hit .265 with a .397 slugging percentage.
Former Astros with birthdays today
LHP Randy Niemann (56)
Played for Houston in 1979 and 1980
Was a player to be named in the trade with the Pirates for Phil Garner
LHP Pedro Borbon (44)
Pitched in 56 games for Houston in 2002