Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Birthday - 11/21

Happy Birthday to ~

OF Luis Vasquez (21)
Vasquez is in his second professional season, having played his first in the Tampa Bay organization. In 55 games for the Dominican Summer League Astros, he hit .211/.291/.289. He is from the Dominican Republic.

LHP Chris Cotton (24)
Drafted by Houston in the 14th round in 2013 out of LSU, Cotton pitched for Quad Cities for the vast majority of the 2014 season, receiving a late call-up to Lancaster. In a total of 35 appearances, he had a 4.01 ERA and a 1.234 WHIP. He walked 11 batters and struck out 50 in 58.1 innings of work.

Former Astros with birthdays today ~

RHP Gary Wilson (60)
A first round pick for the Astros in 1976, Wilson's entire major league career consisted of seven and a third innings pitched in 6 games for Houston in 1979 with a 12.27 ERA and a 2.864 WHIP.

SS/2B Tripp Cromer (47)
Originally drafted by the Cardinals in the third round in 1989, Cromer first signed with Houston as a free agent in December 1999. In 12 games for the Astros in 2000 and 2003, he hit .167/.231/.333.

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