Saturday, January 24, 2015

Happy Birthday - 1/24

Happy Birthday to ~

C Jake Rodriguez (23)
Drafted by Houston in the 19th round in 2013 out of Oregon State University, Rodriguez played for Lancaster, Quad Cities and Tri-City in 2014. In 51 games, he hit .128/.195/.179.

RHP Juan Hernandez (22)
Signed as an international free agent from the Dominican Republic in 2012, Hernandez pitched for the DSL team until receiving an August promotion to the Gulf Coast League. In 13 games (two starts), he was 2-4 with a 6.82 ERA and a 1.848 WHIP.

RHP Carlos Sanabria (18)
An international free agent out of Venezuela, Sanabria spent his first professional season in the Dominican Summer League. In 15 appearances (three starts), Sanabria was 2-2 with a 2.82 ERA and a 1.617 WHIP.

Former Astros celebrating birthdays today ~

LF Sandy Valdespino (76)
Valdespino came to Houston in a December 1968 trade with Atlanta and played in 41 games for the Astros in 1969, hitting .244/.326/.277.

LHP Ross Powell (47)
Originally drafted by the Reds in the third round in 1989, Powell came to Houston from Pittsburgh in July 1995. In 27 games for Houston in 1994 and 1995, he had a 6.61 ERA and a 2.327 WHIP.

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