C Jason Castro (25)
Castro the Astro was born in Castro Valley, CA and was drafted by Houston in the first round in 2008 out of Stanford. He made his major league debut in June 2010 and played in 67 games that season. Due to a torn ACL suffered in a base-running incident in Spring Training in 2011, he missed the entire 2011 season. Another injury set him back in Spring Training 2012, but he recovered sooner than expected. His major league career is just getting started in earnest this season. In 40 games he is hitting .252/.324/.370 and .300/.300/.400 over the last two weeks.
I always thought Castro would look good with a Clark Gable "Gone with the Wind" mustache so Steve Eisenhour aka (@KevinBassStache) indulged me with a little photoshop. Many thanks!
RHP Fernando Rodriguez (28)
Originally drafted by the Angels out of high school in El Paso in 2003, Rodriguez came to Houston as a free agent in December 2010. In 75 games for Houston in 2011 and 2012, he has an ERA of 4.29, a WHIP of 1.494 and a SO/9 of 9.4.
OF J.B. Shuck (25)
Shuck was a sixth round draft pick out of Ohio State in 1988 and made his major league debut in August of 2011. In 37 games with the Astros, he hit .272/.359/.321 with 11 walks to only seven strikeouts. Shuck is currently at AAA Oklahoma City and is hitting .286/.353/.333 with 18 walks to ten strikeouts and has played all three outfield positions multiple times this season.
C M.P. Cokinos (22)
A Houston native, Cokinos was drafted in the 31st round in 2012 out of St. Mary's University. He will be starting his professional with the Tri-City team which just happens to have its opening game today. For a little bit more about Cokinos, Astros County did this short write up in conjunction with the recent draft.