LHP Ricardo Batista (21)
Signed as an NDFA from the Dominican Republic in 2008, Batista has been used primarily as a starter in the past, but was moved to the bullpen this season with good results. In 12 appearances for the GCL Astros, he is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA and a 1.385 WHIP.
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C Reggie Baldwin (58)
A third round pick by the Astros in 1976, Baldwin's entire major league career consisted of 52 games for the Astros in 1978 and 1979. He hit .241/.267/.345. He spent one more year in the minor leagues for the New York Mets where he was sent by Houston in a trade for Keith Bodie, the current manager of the Corpus Christi Hooks.
RHP Woody Williams (46)
Originally drafted in the 28th round by Toronto, Williams signed with Houston prior to the 2007 season. In one season for Houston, he pitched in 33 games (31 starts) with a 8-15 record, a 5.27 ERA and a 1.431 WHIP. Williams' best seasons were the four years that he spent in the Cardinals organization where he had a 45-22 record and earned his one All-Star nod in 2003.