Friday, October 19, 2012

Composition of the Astros System: Pitchers

As I confessed yesterday, I really enjoy looking at the minutiae of what makes up a team. Yesterday I looked at Position Players. Today, let's look at Pitchers. All information includes both major league players and minor league players in the Astros system as of the end of the 2012 season. I may be missing one or two players but the underlying data should be pretty darned accurate.

ASTROS PITCHERS (150)

PLACE OF BIRTH
83 - United States (25 states)*
39 - Dominican Republic
10 - Venezuela
5 - Panama
4 - Puerto Rico
2 - Colombia
1 - Brazil
1 - El Salvador
1 - Mexico
1 - Nicaragua
1 - Canada (Ontario)
1 - Taiwan
1 - Virgin Islands

*U.S. Breakdown
18 - Texas
11 - California
9 - Florida
6 - Arizona
4 - Oklahoma
4 - South Carolina
3 - Illinois
3 - North Carolina
3 - New York
2 each - Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania
1 each - Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington

WHEN/HOW SIGNED
The dates may be off on an occasional winter signing or a Latin free agent who did not play until the following year, but this should still serve to give you a general idea.
  • 2002 - Latin American Free Agent (1)
  • 2005 - Latin American Free Agents (4)
  • 2006 - Latin American Free Agents (3); Drafted (2 college)
  • 2007 - Latin American Free Agents (4); Rule 5 (1)
  • 2008 - Drafted (7 - 5 high school, 1 community college & 1 college); Latin American Free Agents (6); Pacific Rim Free Agent (1); U.S. Non-Drafted Free Agent (1); Free Agent (1)
  • 2009 - Latin American Free Agents (7); Drafted (3 - 2 high school & 1 college); U.S. Non-Drafted Free Agent (2); Free Agent (1); Trade (1); Waiver Claim (1)
  • 2010 - Drafted (12 - 6 college, 4 high school & 2 community college); Latin American Free Agents (10); Trades (2); Free Agents (2); Rule 5 (1)
  • 2011 - Drafted (13 - 7 college, 4 community college & 2 high school); Trades (8); Latin American Free Agents (7); U.S. Non-Drafted Free Agents (3); Free Agents (2); Waiver Claim (1); Rule 5 (1)
  • 2012 - Drafted (14 - 11 college, 2 community college & 1 high school); Trades (13); Latin American Free Agents (7); Free Agents (4); Waiver Claims (2); U.S. Non-drafted Free Agents (2)
Totals
28 - Drafted out of College
14 - Drafted out of High School
9 - Drafted out of Community College
49 - Latin American Free Agents
1 - Pacific Rim Free Agents
8 - U.S. Non-Drafted Free Agents
24 - Trades
10 - Free Agents
4 - Waiver Claims
3 - Rule 5

DRAFT PICKS BY ROUND
In addition to those players drafted by the Astros, there have been numerous players added to the system that were drafted by other teams. For example, in addition to 13 top five round picks (including supplemental picks) drafted by the Astros, there are an additional 12 players who were first five round picks by other teams that are now in the system. Here is the breakdown by round. (As a reminder, this is for pitchers only).

6 - 1st round
6 - 2nd round
5 - 3rd round
6 - 4th round
2 - 5th round
1 - 6th round
3 - 7th round
5 - 8th round
5 - 9th round
4 - 10th round
1 - 11th round
1 - 12th round
1 - 13th round
3 - 15th round
1 - 16th round
2 - 17th round
1 - 18th round
1 - 19th round
1 - 22nd round
1 - 23rd round
1 - 24th round
2 - 25th round
1 - 27th round
2 - 28th round
1 - 29th round
1 - 30th round
2 - 31st round
2 - 32nd round
1 - 33rd round
1 - 34th round
2 - 37th round
2 - 38th round
1 - 39th round

"HANDEDNESS"
111 - Right-handed pitchers
39 - Left-handed pitchers

Up next - Composite of position players and pitchers

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