2B Yonathan Mejia (20)
Signed as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2009, the switch-hitting second baseman spent the season with the GCL Astros, hitting .239/.284/.293 in 52 games.
OF George Springer (22)
Houston's first round 2011 draft pick out of the University of Connecticut really made his mark with the Hi-A Lancaster team his first full season before meriting a late season promotion to Corpus Christi. In 106 games with the JetHawks, he hit .316/.398/.557. He didn't fare quite so well with the Hooks as he hit .219/.288/.342 in 22 games. He finished the season with 21 doubles, 10 triples and 24 home runs.
Two former Astros with birthdays today ~
2B Joe Morgan (69)
Originally signed by the Colt .45's as a free agent in 1962, Morgan played for the Colt 45's and Houston Astros from 1963 to 1971 and again in 1980. In 1032 games over 10 seasons for Houston, Morgan hit .261/.374/.393 and earned two of his ten All-Star Nods. Following his trade to the Reds in November of 1971, Morgan hit his stride. It was with the Reds that the future Hall of Famer earned two National League MVP awards, two World Series rings, five Gold Gloves and made his other eight All-Star appearances.
C Joe Ferguson (66)
An eighth round draft pick by the Dodgers in 1968, Ferguson came to Houston in a November 1976 trade with the Cardinals. In 183 games for the Astros in 1977 and 1978, he hit .243/.375/.420