Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Happy Birthday - 12/10

Happy Birthday to ~

IF Gregorio Petit (30)
Petit originally signed with Oakland out of Venezuela in 2001 and came to Houston as a free agent in January 2014. After playing 85 games in Oklahoma City, hitting .297/.340/.457, he was called up to Houston on July 25th. In 37 games for the Astros, he hit .278/.300/.423.

RHP Andrew Thurman (23)
Drafted in the second round in 2013 out of UC-Irvine, Thurman spent his 2014 season with the Quad Cities team. In 26 games (20 starts), Thurman went 7-9 with a 5.38 ERA and a 1.405 WHIP.

These former Astros celebrate the day as well ~

RHP Doug Henry (51)
Originally drafted by the Brewers in the eighth round in 1985, Henry came to Houston as a free agent in November 1997. In 139 games for the Astros from 1998 to 2000, he was 11-8 with 5 saves and had a 3.88 ERA and a 1.372 WHIP.  In four games for Houston in the NLDS in 1998 and 1999, he had a 1.88 ERA and a 1.125 WHIP. He is currently the Bullpen Coach for the Kansas City Royals.

RHP Dan Wheeler (37)
A 34th round pick by Tampa in 1996, Wheeler came to Houston in an August 2004 trade with the Mets. In 205 games for the Astros from 2004 to 2007, he was 6-12 with 23 saves and had a 3.02 ERA and a 1.088 WHIP.  In the NLDS in 2004 and 2005, he pitched in four games with a 1.69 ERA and a 1.313 WHIP.  Since it's his birthday, we'll just say that he didn't fare quite that well in the World Series and leave it at that.  He was traded to the then Devil Rays in 2007 for Ty Wigginton.

2B Bob Fenwick (68)
A first round pick by the Giants in 1967, Fenwick was drafted from the Giants in the Rule 5 draft in November 1971. In 36 games for the Astros in 1972, he hit .180/.226/.240. According to Baseball-Reference, Fenwick was the only major leaguer born in Okinawa when it was under U.S. control.

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