C Cristian Moronta (23)
Signed by Houston as a NDFA out of the Dominican Republic in 2008, Moronta spent his first two seasons in the DSL before landing in Greeneville in 2011. This season he played in 16 games for four different teams, hitting .263/.326/.368.
RHP Sergio Perez (28)
A native of Florida, Perez was drafted in the second round in 2006 out of the University of Tampa. In 2012 at Oklahoma City, he was 4-2 with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.540 WHIP in 40 games (four starts). This winter, he is pitching for Magallanes in the Venezuelan winter league and is 7-3 in 10 starts with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.265 WHIP. He currently leads the league in wins.
1B Mike Martinez (23)
Martinez was drafted in the 36th round in 2012 out of Florida International University. In 48 games for Greeneville in 2012, Martinez hit .277/.366/.380. The right-handed batter actually hit very well against right-handed pitchers, hitting .336/.399/.450 against them.
Former Astros with birthdays today ~
RHP Steve Shea (70)
Shea signed with Houston as a free agent in August 1965 and pitched in 30 games for the Astros in 1968, going 4-4 with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.486 WHIP.
RHP Buddy Harris (64)
A first round pick by the Astros in 1968, Harris pitched in 22 games for the Astros in 1970 and 1971 with a 6.32 ERA and a 1.486 WHIP. In six seasons in the minor leagues, he was 44-40 with a 2.52 ERA and a 1.147 WHIP.