RHP Jose Cisnero (23)
Signed as a NDFA out of the Dominican Republic in 2007, Cisnero first played for the DSL Astros in 2008. After 3 seasons of sub-4.00 ERA's, he hit Lancaster. In 27 starts, he was 8-11 with a 6.06 ERA and a 1.541 WHIP. His SO/9 was very good at 11.1, but his walk rate was high at 5.5 BB/9. In one start at Corpus Christi so far this season, he pitched four innings with one hit, no runs, four walks and three strikeouts.
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LHP Jeff Calhoun (54)
A third round draft pick in 1980, Calhoun pitched for Houston from 1984 to 1986. In 73 appearances, he was 3-6 with a 2.64 ERA and a 1.202 WHIP before being traded to the Phillies for C Ronn Reynolds in April of 1987.
RHP Sean Bergman (42)
Originally drafted by the Tigers in the 4th round in 1991, Bergman came to Houston in January of 1998 in a trade with the Padres for OF James Mouton. In two seasons for the Astros in 1998 and 1999, he went 16-15 with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.406 WHIP in 50 appearances (43 starts).