2B/SS Tyler Greene (29)
One of our newest Astros, Greene was a first round draft pick by the Cardinals in 2005 and came to Houston on August 9th in a trade with St. Louis for a PTBNL or cash. In 77 games for St. Louis in 2012, Greene hit .218/.272/.358. In six games with Houston, he is hitting .350/.350/.600.
LHP Christopher Lee (20)
Drafted by Houston in the fourth round in 2011 and originally from Tampa, Florida, Lee was assigned from Greeneville to the GCL recently. He hasn't pitched in three weeks which leads me to believe there may be an injury involved. In five appearances (three starts) for Greeneville, Lee was 1-2 with a 11.42 ERA and a 2.538 WHIP.
OF Emilio King (23)
King was signed by the Astros as an NDFA out of the Dominican Republic prior to the 2006 season. King has struggled somewhat this season and has been unable to recreate his solid 2011 Lexington season when he hit .293/.332/.439. He is now with the Tri-City club and appears to be heating up. In his last 10 games, he is hitting .314/.314/.714. For the season, he is hitting .190/.246/.322.
Former Astros with birthdays today ~
RHP John Buzhardt (died June 15, 2008 at age 71)
Buzhardt came to Houston from the Orioles in September of 1967 and pitched in only one game in 1967 and an additional 39 games in 1968 at the end of his career. Buzhardt compiled a 4-4 record with a 3.09 ERA and a 1.281 WHIP.
RHP Chad Qualls (34)
A second round pick by Houston in 2000, Qualls pitched for Houston from 2004 to 2007. In 262 games, he was 24-12 with a 3.39 ERA and a 1.236 WHIP. He appeared in 3 games in the 2005 World Series with a 1.69 ERA and a 0.938 WHIP. In December 2007 he was included in a trade with Arizona for Jose Valverde. He is currently with the Pirates, his sixth team since leaving the Astros organization.
RHP Brett Myers (32)
A first round pick by the Phillies in 1999, Meyers came to Houston as a free agent in January 2010 and pitched for the Astros until the July 2012 trade that sent him to the White Sox. In 102 games (66 starts), he was 21-26 with a 3.77 ERA and a 1.280 WHIP with 19 saves.