RHP David Martinez (25)
Martinez originally signed with the Astros out of Venezuela and began his career in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2005. Martinez is in his first season with Lancaster. In 21 appearances (20 starts), he is 5-4 with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.342 WHIP. However in his last ten games, he 4-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.156 WHIP.
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RHP Roger Clemens (50)
A first round pick by the Red Sox in 1983, Clemens was lured out of impending retirement and signed with Houston as a free agent in January 2004. In three seasons with the Astros, he was 38-18 with a 2.40 ERA and a 1.074 WHIP. In the 24 seasons that constituted his career, he was 354-184 with a 3.12 ERA and a 1.173 WHIP. Clemens has a ridiculous number of achievements to his name, but the primary ones among them have to be 11 All-Star appearances and seven Cy Young awards.
RHP Scott Linebrink (36)
Originally drafted by the Giants in the second round in 1997, Linebrink was obtained in a January 2000 trade with the Giants for Doug Henry. He pitched in 48 games for the Astros from 2000 to 2003 with a 4.97 ERA and a 1.645 WHIP before being selected off waivers by the Padres in 2003. He pitched very successfully in San Diego after the trade with a 27-12 record, a 2.7 ERA and a 1.147 WHIP in 306 appearances.