Happy Birthday to ~
1B Chase Davidson (23)
Drafted out of the University of Georgia in the 41st round in 2011, Davidson only played in nine games for Tri-City in 2012, hitting .156/.229/.281. His last game was June 28th. He was never officially placed on the DL, but he apparently suffered an injury. I'm hoping to see him back in action at Spring Training.
OF Jarico Reynoso (20)
A non-drafted free agent from the Dominican Republic, Reynoso played his first professional season with the DSL Astros this year. In 58 games, he hit .241/.324/.278 with 17 stolen bases.
Former Astros with birthdays today ~
2B Derrel Thomas (62)
A first round pick by the Astros in 1969, Thomas only played in five games for Houston in 1971 in which he went hitless. He was traded to the Padres in December 1971 and went on to play a total of 15 seasons for seven different teams.
UT Dave Campbell (71)
Campbell came to Houston in an August 1973 trade with Houston and played in 44 games for the Astros from 1973 to 1974, hitting .158/.179/.237.
LHP Danny Boone (59)
A second round pick by the Angels in 1976, Boone came to Houston in a June 1982 trade with the Padres. In 10 games for the Astros that season, he had a 3.55 ERA and a 0.868 WHIP. And, yes, he is a descendant of that Daniel Boone.