Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Birthday - 11/24

Happy Birthday to ~

RHP Francis Martes (19)
Originally signed by the Marlins out of the Dominican Republic, Martes came to the Houston organization as a part of the July 2014 trade that sent Jarred Cosart, Kiké Hernandez and Austin Wates to Miami. In his second professional season with the Gulf Coast League, he had a combined (between the Miami and Astros system) 4.09 ERA and 1.295 WHIP. For the GCL Astros, he had a 0.84 ERA and a 0.727 WHIP in four appearances (three starts).

One former Astro celebrates the day as well ~

RHP George Throop (64)
A 16th round pick by the Royals in 1972, Throop came to Houston in an April 1979 trade. In 14 games for the Astros that season, he had a 3.22 ERA and a 1.559 WHIP.

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