C Franny Polanco (20)
From the Dominican Republic, this NDFA is in his second year at the DSL with a .292/.326/.368/.695 batting line. Polanco is a right-handed hitter who actually hits better against RHP's (.294) than lefties (.289). His batting average improved to .345 post All-Star.
Former Astros with birthdays today
IF/OF Aubrey Huff (35)
Obtained from the Devil Rays for Mitch Talbot and Ben Zobrist
Played in 68 games in 2006
LF Keith Lampard (66)
Played in 62 games for Houston in 1969 and 1970
RHP Marc Valdes (40)
Pitched in 53 games for the Astros in 2000
MGR Cecil Cooper (62)
As manager of the Houston Astros for parts of 2007 and 2009 and all of 2008, he compiled a 170-170 record. The things I will most remember Cooper for are his freakishly large hands.