RHP Jose Trinidad (25)
Trinidad was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic by Houston in 2006 and is currently in his second full season in Lancaster. He has been extremely steady out of the bullpen, going 8-3 with a 2.22 ERA and a 1.271 WHIP. He has been even better than that in three spot starts in which he is 2-1 with a 1.13 ERA.
C Alfredo Gonzalez (20)
Gonzalez was a NDFA out of Venezuela who first played for the DSL team in 2009. After sitting out 2010, he played for the GCL Astros in 2011 and now again in 2012. So far in 2012, he is hitting .220/.273/.293 with a 36% caught stealing percentage.
Former Astros with birthdays today ~
C Robbie Wine (50)
A first round pick by the Astros in 1983, Wine only played in 23 games for Houston, hittiing .146/.186/.195.
C Don Bryant (71)
Bryant came to Houston as a Rule 5 pick from the Giants in December of 1968. In 46 games for the Astros in 1969 and 1970, he hit .193/.244/.241.
OF Joe Cannon (59)
Originally drafted by Houston in the first round in 1974, Cannon only played in 17 games for the Astros in 1978 and 1979, hitting .171/.171/.229.
OF Chris Jones (55)
A 25th round pick by the Astros in 1979, Jones hit .200/.286/.200 in 31 games.
Apparently, it is underachiever's day for our former Astros.