RHP Jonas Dufek (24)
A ninth round pick by the Astros in 2011 out of Creighton, Dufek is spending his second season as an Astro with the Lexington club. After a somewhat slow start, he has four wins in his last five starts. In 15 games, he is 5-1 with a 5.33 ERA and a 1.434 WHIP.
Former Astros with birthdays today ~
OF/1B Dave Roberts (79)
Roberts came to the Colt .45's after having retired from baseball and played in 77 games for Houston in 1962 and 1964. This excellent article from Baseball-Reference outlines some of the problems that faced the Panamanian born Roberts during his 22 seasons of playing professional baseball in the minor leagues, major league and in Japan.
C Otis Thornton (67)
Thornton was drafted by Houston in the 68th round in 1965. In two major league games (three at-bats), he wasn't able to get that one major league knock but he did get an RBI. An interesting side note, the two games he played in were both ends of a double-header in Montreal. He was the first player in major league history to play his entire major league career outside of the United States.