Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Birthday - 12/2

Happy Birthday to ~

SS Miguelangel Sierra (17)
Sierra signed with the Astros during the 2014 international signing period out of Venezuela. He has not yet played his first professional game.

SS Kristian Trompiz (19)
Trompiz was signed by the Astros as an international free agent out of Venezuela in July 2012. In his second professional season, he sstarted the season with the Gulf Coast League club, was promoted to Greeneville in mid-July and finished the season with three games for Tri-City. In a total of 52 games, he hit .285/.360/.400 with 16 doubles and one home run.

SS Thomas Lindauer (23)
Drafted in the 23rd round in 2013 out of the University of Illinois, Lindauer played for the Quad Cities team in 2014. In 92 games, he hit .183/.245/.279.

One former Astro with a birthday today ~

RHP Darryl Kile (died June 18, 2002 at 33)
A 30th round pick by the Astros in 1987, Kile pitched in 209 games (182 starts) for Houston from 1991 to 1997, going 71-65 with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.408 WHIP. In post-season pitching for Houston, he was 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA and a 0.571 WHIP. Kile was an All-Star for the Astros in 1993 and 1997 and is honored with a memorial plaque on the outfield wall at Minute Maid Park.

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