RHP Brandon Culbreth (20)
Drafted by Houston in the 8th round in 2011 out of high school in North Carolina, Culbreth is in his second season with the GCL Astros. After seven appearances (two starts), he is 0-2 with a 6.53 ERA and a 1.838 WHIP in 20.2 innings of work. However, in his last four outings, he has a 2.38 ERA and a 0.794 WHIP.
CC Hitting Coach Joel Chimelis (45)
Chimelis was drafted by Oakland in the 11th round in 1988 and spent time in the Oakland, San Francisco and New York Mets organizations as well as playing in the Mexican League and Independent League baseball. Chimelis has been a hitting coach in the Astros organization for Tri-City (2006-2010), Lexington (2011) and is now in his first season as hitting coach for Corpus Christi.
One former Astro with a birthday today ~
C Jack Hiatt (70)
Hiatt came to Houston from the Cubs organization in December of 1970. He played in Houston from 1971 until he went to the Angels in July of 1972. In 79 games, he hit .266/.393/.347.