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Astroland E: The World's Most Complete Listing of Houston Astro Baseball Cards
Astroland

The original McCormick Park, home of the Asheville Tourists and homefield for  an Astros affiliate each year between 1980 and 1993

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Ea - Em
CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
2 Mike Easler Cards
Outfield
 
75 Iowa Oaks -- later Boston Red Sock Iowa Oaks logo
2 Quentin Eberhardt Cards Coach
Iowa Oaks logo
Strength and Conditioning Coach at Corpus in 2011
5 Alex Eckelman Cards Infield
New Orleans Zephyrs logoHit .286 in 185 at bats for the New Orleans Zephyrs in 2004; returned to the organization in 2005 at two levels, and in 2007 became hitting coach at Lexington
13 Tom Edens Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Decent enough job out of the pen in '93 and '94 for the big club
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
2 Bo Edmiston Cards Pitcher
Second in strikeouts for the 2003 Tri-City Valleycats Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Jeff Edwards Cards Pitcher
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
Columbus/Tucson 87-88
3 Jeff Edwards Cards Catcher
Auburn/Asheville (with a short stay at Tucson) '85 - '87
Asheville Tourists logo
22 JOHNNY EDWARDS Cards
Catcher
 
Opening Day 69 - 73 Click to read about an NL record Edwards set that it would take Charles Johnson to break
Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Kevin Eichorn Card Trainer
Applied Bactine for the 2001 Lexington Legends. This will take you to a story from the Lexington Herald-Leader about one of the most dominant minor league teams in recent memory Lexington Legends logo
23 Mitch Einertson CardsCenterfield
Greeneville Astros logo
Outhomered the rest of the 2004 Greeneville Astros, 24 - 21, named team MVP and of course, Appalachian League Top Prospect. 2005 at Lexington: not as good. .211/.276/.359 at Lexington in 2006 when he repeated, but came back with a vengeance at Salem in 2007, where he led the Carolina League in doubles, and was named league MVP. Second on the '08 CC Hooks in RBI, but struggled to reach base.
120
 
Scott Elarton Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Ace in 2000; traded for damaged goods Astacio in 2001 The question remains: Did Scotty get a raw deal from the 'Stros, or did the 'Stros get a raw deal from the Rockies?
1 Larry Elenes Card Pitcher
Pitched exclusively in the Astros' system during his nine-year minor-league career, winning 45 and losing 70, with nine different affiliates. Probably had his best year in 1975, when he went 4 - 2 with a 2.79 at AA Columbus and 2 - 1 with a 2.63 at AAA Iowa, but his card appearance was for the 1974 Cedar Rapids club, for whom he went 5 - 9 with a 3.50
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
2 Austin Elkins Cards Infield
Switch hitter nicknamed "Catfish" out of Dallas Baptist (whence Ben Zobrist) finished second on the 2012 NYPL runnersup Tri-City team in doubles and third in homeruns, and was named a midseason NYPL All-Star, after being selected by the Astros in the 19th round of the June draft. Primary second baseman at Quad Cities in 2013, and led the River Bandits in Walks
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
8 Greg Elliott Cards Infield
Kissimmee Cobras logo
Always liked the '93 Classic/Best Gold issue--though why Classic/Best picked Elliott for inclusion in a "gold" set when he had batted .184 the previous year remains something of a mystery.
3 John Elliott Cards Infield
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo Auburn, Asheville, Osceola, and Columbus, 84 - 88
1 Robert Ellis Card Pitcher
Summered in New Orleans, 1999
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
2 Jeff Ellison Cards Outfield
'76 at Dubuque and '77 at Cocoa
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
13 Jake Elmore Cards Infield
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
Claimed off waivers from the D-Backs on November 1, 2012, Elmore ws back and forth between Oklahoma City and Houston in 2013, hitting .299 for the Redhawks, and playing every position for Houston, including a mopup pitching assignment vs. the Rangers on August 19 during which he he got the side in order
2 Mike Easler Cards
Outfield
 
Iowa Oaks logo75 Iowa Oaks -- later Boston Red Sock
2 Quentin Eberhardt Cards Coach
Strength and Conditioning Coach at Corpus in 2011
Iowa Oaks logo
5 Alex Eckelman Cards Infield
Hit .286 in 185 at bats for the New Orleans Zephyrs in 2004; returned to the organization in 2005 at two levels, and in 2007 became hitting coach at Lexington New Orleans Zephyrs logo
13 Tom Edens Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
Decent enough job out of the pen in '93 and '94 for the big club
2 Bo Edmiston Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logoSecond in strikeouts for the 2003 Tri-City Valleycats
2 Jeff Edwards Cards Pitcher
Columbus/Tucson 87-88
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
3 Jeff Edwards Cards Catcher
Auburn/Asheville (with a short stay at Tucson) '85 - '87
Asheville Tourists logo
22 JOHNNY EDWARDS Cards
Catcher
 
Astros Shooting Star logo
Opening Day 69 - 73 Click to read about an NL record Edwards set that it would take Charles Johnson to break
1 Kevin Eichorn Card Trainer
Lexington Legends logoApplied Bactine for the 2001 Lexington Legends. This will take you to a story from the Lexington Herald-Leader about one of the most dominant minor league teams in recent memory
23 Mitch Einertson CardsCenterfield
Outhomered the rest of the 2004 Greeneville Astros, 24 - 21, named team MVP and of course, Appalachian League Top Prospect. 2005 at Lexington: not as good. .211/.276/.359 at Lexington in 2006 when he repeated, but came back with a vengeance at Salem in 2007, where he led the Carolina League in doubles, and was named league MVP. Second on the '08 CC Hooks in RBI, but struggled to reach base.
Greeneville Astros logo
120
 
Scott Elarton Cards
Pitcher
 
Ace in 2000; traded for damaged goods Astacio in 2001 The question remains: Did Scotty get a raw deal from the 'Stros, or did the 'Stros get a raw deal from the Rockies? Houston Astros logo, 2000-
1 Larry Elenes Card Pitcher
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
Pitched exclusively in the Astros' system during his nine-year minor-league career, winning 45 and losing 70, with nine different affiliates. Probably had his best year in 1975, when he went 4 - 2 with a 2.79 at AA Columbus and 2 - 1 with a 2.63 at AAA Iowa, but his card appearance was for the 1974 Cedar Rapids club, for whom he went 5 - 9 with a 3.50
2 Austin Elkins Cards Infield
Switch hitter nicknamed "Catfish" out of Dallas Baptist (whence Ben Zobrist) finished second on the 2012 NYPL runnersup Tri-City team in doubles and third in homeruns, and was named a midseason NYPL All-Star, after being selected by the Astros in the 19th round of the June draft. Primary second baseman at Quad Cities in 2013, and led the River Bandits in Walks
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
8 Greg Elliott Cards Infield
Always liked the '93 Classic/Best Gold issue--though why Classic/Best picked Elliott for inclusion in a "gold" set when he had batted .184 the previous year remains something of a mystery.
Kissimmee Cobras logo
3 John Elliott Cards Infield
Auburn, Asheville, Osceola, and Columbus, 84 - 88 Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
1 Robert Ellis Card Pitcher
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
Summered in New Orleans, 1999
2 Jeff Ellison Cards Outfield
'76 at Dubuque and '77 at Cocoa
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
13 Jake Elmore Cards Infield
Claimed off waivers from the D-Backs on November 1, 2012, Elmore ws back and forth between Oklahoma City and Houston in 2013, hitting .299 for the Redhawks, and playing every position for Houston, including a mopup pitching assignment vs. the Rangers on August 19 during which he he got the side in order
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
2 Mike Easler Cards
Outfield
 
75 Iowa Oaks -- later Boston Red Sock Iowa Oaks logo
2 Quentin Eberhardt Cards Coach
Iowa Oaks logo
Strength and Conditioning Coach at Corpus in 2011
5 Alex Eckelman Cards Infield
New Orleans Zephyrs logoHit .286 in 185 at bats for the New Orleans Zephyrs in 2004; returned to the organization in 2005 at two levels, and in 2007 became hitting coach at Lexington
13 Tom Edens Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Decent enough job out of the pen in '93 and '94 for the big club
Houston Astros 1994 - 1999 logo
2 Bo Edmiston Cards Pitcher
Second in strikeouts for the 2003 Tri-City Valleycats Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Jeff Edwards Cards Pitcher
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
Columbus/Tucson 87-88
3 Jeff Edwards Cards Catcher
Auburn/Asheville (with a short stay at Tucson) '85 - '87
Asheville Tourists logo
22 JOHNNY EDWARDS Cards
Catcher
 
Opening Day 69 - 73 Click to read about an NL record Edwards set that it would take Charles Johnson to break
Astros Shooting Star logo
1 Kevin Eichorn Card Trainer
Applied Bactine for the 2001 Lexington Legends. This will take you to a story from the Lexington Herald-Leader about one of the most dominant minor league teams in recent memory Lexington Legends logo
23 Mitch Einertson CardsCenterfield
Greeneville Astros logo
Outhomered the rest of the 2004 Greeneville Astros, 24 - 21, named team MVP and of course, Appalachian League Top Prospect. 2005 at Lexington: not as good. .211/.276/.359 at Lexington in 2006 when he repeated, but came back with a vengeance at Salem in 2007, where he led the Carolina League in doubles, and was named league MVP. Second on the '08 CC Hooks in RBI, but struggled to reach base.
120
 
Scott Elarton Cards
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Ace in 2000; traded for damaged goods Astacio in 2001 The question remains: Did Scotty get a raw deal from the 'Stros, or did the 'Stros get a raw deal from the Rockies?
1 Larry Elenes Card Pitcher
Pitched exclusively in the Astros' system during his nine-year minor-league career, winning 45 and losing 70, with nine different affiliates. Probably had his best year in 1975, when he went 4 - 2 with a 2.79 at AA Columbus and 2 - 1 with a 2.63 at AAA Iowa, but his card appearance was for the 1974 Cedar Rapids club, for whom he went 5 - 9 with a 3.50
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
2 Austin Elkins Cards Infield
Switch hitter nicknamed "Catfish" out of Dallas Baptist (whence Ben Zobrist) finished second on the 2012 NYPL runnersup Tri-City team in doubles and third in homeruns, and was named a midseason NYPL All-Star, after being selected by the Astros in the 19th round of the June draft. Primary second baseman at Quad Cities in 2013, and led the River Bandits in Walks
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
8 Greg Elliott Cards Infield
Kissimmee Cobras logo
Always liked the '93 Classic/Best Gold issue--though why Classic/Best picked Elliott for inclusion in a "gold" set when he had batted .184 the previous year remains something of a mystery.
3 John Elliott Cards Infield
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo Auburn, Asheville, Osceola, and Columbus, 84 - 88
1 Robert Ellis Card Pitcher
Summered in New Orleans, 1999
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
2 Jeff Ellison Cards Outfield
'76 at Dubuque and '77 at Cocoa
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
13 Jake Elmore Cards Infield
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
Claimed off waivers from the D-Backs on November 1, 2012, Elmore ws back and forth between Oklahoma City and Houston in 2013, hitting .299 for the Redhawks, and playing every position for Houston, including a mopup pitching assignment vs. the Rangers on August 19 during which he he got the side in order

Baseball in the Smokies


En - Ez
CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
1 Juan Encarnacion Card Outfield
Born in San Pedro De Macoris, I guess Juan played a couple years in the Dominican summer league, then graduated stateside to Asheville, then disappeared Also, like Miguel Cabrera, this Encarnacion did NOT play for the 2003 World Champion Florida Marlins
Asheville Tourists logo
7 Dave Engle Cards Coach
Tucson Toros logo
Long time Astros upper level minor league hitting coach; but wait, there's more; check this out, from USA Today, written about the time when Rick Ankiel was going through his shit, and people were talking about Steve Blass and Mackey Sassser and their ilk. Head Cases: You Gotta Love 'Em
18 Evan Englebrook CardsPitcher
Big, tall, dude was second to Ronnie Martinez in strikeouts for the 2004 Tri-City Valley Cats; went 2 - 4 with a 3.94 for them, allowing basically a hit an inning. Fell off somewhat at Lexington in 2005, but had a fine year as a swingman for the Salem Avalanche in '06, going 9 - 4 with a 3.31. A wretched start at AA Corpus Christi in 2007 led to a demotion back to Salem where he once again performed well, posting a 1.90 ERA in 52 innings. Threw only 55 innings for Corpus in 2008, after a shoulder injury put him on the DL in July. Split '09 between Round Rock and Corpus, where he was 2 - 0 with a 3.16 in 21 games, all in relief. 0 - 3 with a 4.50 for the same two teams in 2010
Salem Avalanche logo
2 Steve Englishbey Cards Infield
Number one pick in the June 1972 Free Agent Draft had a long career in the Astros system, evidently, but only his stays at Cedar Rapids in 1973 and at Daytona in 1978 have been documented on baseball cards. Went two for four with three RBI's and two runs in Dean and DeLeon's no-hitter vs. Danville in '73.
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
1 Chris Enochs Card Pitcher
Minor league free agent led the 2004 New Orleans Zephyrs in strikeouts with 93, while going 6 - 8 with a 4.14 Cedar Rapids Astros logo
287
 
MORGAN ENSBERG Cards
3rd Base
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
Ensberg had the season Astros fans have been waiting for in 2005, drove in 100 runs, and was named team MVP. April of 2006 ran like a repeat of 2005, but he fell off quickly from there, after an injury. Traded to San Diego for not much mid-'07.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW:
1)Ensberg hit .230 Auburn in '98
2)He hit .239 Kissimmee in '99
3) Only two players in team history have walked over 100 times in a season while hitting below .250: Joe Morgan in 1969, and Morgan Ensberg in 2006.
4)Game-used issues are cool
.
I like this 2000 game-used card
2 Chris Epps Cards Outfield
45th round pick in the June 2011 draft out of Clemson split 2011 between the GCL and the NYPL, hitting .300 for the Gulf Cooast squad, then split 2012 between Lexington and Lancaster, hitting 10 home runs in the Cal League before being shut down in mid-August. Returned for the Jethawks postseason and hit .353 as the JetHawks took the Cal league title. Slugged .503 as the jetHawks' main left fielder in 2013, and co-led the team in Doubles and finished in a three-way tie for second in Homers
Lancaster JetHawks logo
32 Darin Erstad CardsOutfield
Free agent signing in December of '07 saw more and more time in center as '08 progressed and as it became apparent Michael Bourn would never hit
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
4 Felix Escalona Cards Infield
Ended 2001 at Lexington, then was selected by the Giants in the Rule V draft that December Same page I took you to for Eichorn. Sorry. Lexington Legends logo
1 Sergio Escalona Card
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
Lefthander from El tucoyo, VZ was received by the Astros in exchange for Albert Cartwright on January 10, 2011. Pitched in 48 Games for the Astros, posting a 2.93 ERA, overall and .217/.423 Righty/Lefty BAbip splits. Missed all of 2012 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Pitched in 2013 at AA Corpus Christi with a 6.60, until being suspended for 50 Games over his involvement with Biogenesis
9 Rodrigo Escobar Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo2001 Venezuelan Summer League MVP came stateside to play with Martinsville in 2002, going 6 - 2 with a 3.12. In 2003, he played at two levels, doing better at Tri-City than at Lexington. In 2004 he repeated at Tri-City, and dominated, going 8 - 0 with a 1.33, and got the promotion to High A Salem in 2005. Outstanding there in '05, he repeated as an Av in '06 and had troubles.
1 Brian Espersen Card Pitcher
18th round pick in June 2007 had pitched a no-hitter in the Coastal Plain Summer Collegiate League, but went 0 - 2 with a 9.00 for the '07 V-Cats
Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Pedro Espinoza Cards Infield
Spent 2004 and 2005 at Greenevile; appears to lack power, but doesn't strike out, either.
Greeneville Astros logo
6 Brian Esposito Cards
Catcher
 
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
MLFA split time with Jason Castro and Jonathan Fixler behind the plate at AA Corpus Christi in 2009. Caught for both AA Corpus and AAA Round Rock in 2010. and even got 3 at-bats for Houston. Divided his time in 2011 between Corpus and Oklahoma City, hitting .155 in Double A, but .317 in Triple A
5 Joel Estes Cards Pitcher
Got as high as the AA Columbus Mudcats in 1989, so at least when it was all over, Joel had a cool hat
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
12 Paul Estrada Cards Pitcher
Pronounced "Pow-OOL". Resident of Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela threw at Martinsville in 2002 and 2003, at Tri-City in 2004, and at Lexington in 2005. By 2006, he he had emerged as something of a prospect--with a nasty downward breaking slider a la Brad Lidge--and finished the year as closer at AA Corpus Christi. Stepped backward at Round Rock in 2007, where he was 1 - with a 5.12, and lost the closer's job to Travis Driskill Pitched in only 9 games in 2008, due to injuries.
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
2 Larry Eubanks Cards Catcher
Hit .291 at Dubuque in 1976, hit .291 at Cocoa in 1977, hit .281 at Columbus in 1978, then, mysteriously, disappeared. However, sources now indicate that as of 2005, Eubanks is high school baseball coach at Deer Valley High School in Glendale , Arizona. Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
122
 
TONY EUSEBIO Cards
Catcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
24-game hit streak in '00 a club record that stood for four years. Had third longest tenure on Astros big club after Bagwell and Biggio before the 'Stros opted not to re-sign him, and had actually been with the organization longer than anyone but Biggio. My, the 1994 Osceola All-time set is cool:

I mean as a one-time club RECORD HOLDER isn't the guy worthy of some RESPECT? 'Course this is the same guy some of the jagoffs on the ESPN boards called "Fat Tony." Whatever; the defensive skills may have sometimes been lacking (especially on the plays at the plate), but I will always know Eusebio as "Tough Tony," and his status as one of the best-hitting backup catchers in the majors should have found him a good job somewhere. But for some reason, it didn't.

3 David Evans Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoLed the 1995 Jackson Generals with 18 saves
7 Jamie Evans Cards Pitcher
The Annotated Jamie Evans: A little bit of flowery prose, here, if you can stand it
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
6 Tim Evans Cards Outfield
1993 Midwest League All-Star topped out at Jackson in '94 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
110
 
ADAM EVERETT Cards
Shortstop
 
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
Doubts about his ability to hit were cast aside in the wake of Julio Lugo's arrest on domestic abuse charges. The defense at times was sparkling down the stretch in 2003, and he proved he was able to hit .250, at the least, with some pop. By 2006, Everett had shown himself to be a not-totally-unclutch .235 hitter who just happened to play the best shortstop in the game.
45 CARL EVERETT Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Homered from both sides 3/24/98, 8/7/99. So clutch in '99, my disappointment at trading him to Boston for salary and namesake Adam, is tempered now by the general consensus among baseball people that Carl isn't such a good guy
2 Cat Everett Cards Infield
Another Everett who plays shortstop was drafted in the 44th round of the June '07 draft, and hit .229 at Tri-City that year, but walked more than he struck out. Couldn't say the same thing at Lexington in 2008, however, where he hit .203.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Juan Encarnacion Card Outfield
Born in San Pedro De Macoris, I guess Juan played a couple years in the Dominican summer league, then graduated stateside to Asheville, then disappeared Also, like Miguel Cabrera, this Encarnacion did NOT play for the 2003 World Champion Florida Marlins
Asheville Tourists logo
7 Dave Engle Cards Coach
Tucson Toros logo
Long time Astros upper level minor league hitting coach; but wait, there's more; check this out, from USA Today, written about the time when Rick Ankiel was going through his shit, and people were talking about Steve Blass and Mackey Sassser and their ilk. Head Cases: You Gotta Love 'Em
18 Evan Englebrook CardsPitcher
Big, tall, dude was second to Ronnie Martinez in strikeouts for the 2004 Tri-City Valley Cats; went 2 - 4 with a 3.94 for them, allowing basically a hit an inning. Fell off somewhat at Lexington in 2005, but had a fine year as a swingman for the Salem Avalanche in '06, going 9 - 4 with a 3.31. A wretched start at AA Corpus Christi in 2007 led to a demotion back to Salem where he once again performed well, posting a 1.90 ERA in 52 innings. Threw only 55 innings for Corpus in 2008, after a shoulder injury put him on the DL in July. Split '09 between Round Rock and Corpus, where he was 2 - 0 with a 3.16 in 21 games, all in relief. 0 - 3 with a 4.50 for the same two teams in 2010
Salem Avalanche logo
2 Steve Englishbey Cards Infield
Number one pick in the June 1972 Free Agent Draft had a long career in the Astros system, evidently, but only his stays at Cedar Rapids in 1973 and at Daytona in 1978 have been documented on baseball cards. Went two for four with three RBI's and two runs in Dean and DeLeon's no-hitter vs. Danville in '73.
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
1 Chris Enochs Card Pitcher
Minor league free agent led the 2004 New Orleans Zephyrs in strikeouts with 93, while going 6 - 8 with a 4.14 Cedar Rapids Astros logo
287
 
MORGAN ENSBERG Cards
3rd Base
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
Ensberg had the season Astros fans have been waiting for in 2005, drove in 100 runs, and was named team MVP. April of 2006 ran like a repeat of 2005, but he fell off quickly from there, after an injury. Traded to San Diego for not much mid-'07.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW:
1)Ensberg hit .230 Auburn in '98
2)He hit .239 Kissimmee in '99
3) Only two players in team history have walked over 100 times in a season while hitting below .250: Joe Morgan in 1969, and Morgan Ensberg in 2006.
4)Game-used issues are cool
.
I like this 2000 game-used card
2 Chris Epps Cards Outfield
45th round pick in the June 2011 draft out of Clemson split 2011 between the GCL and the NYPL, hitting .300 for the Gulf Cooast squad, then split 2012 between Lexington and Lancaster, hitting 10 home runs in the Cal League before being shut down in mid-August. Returned for the Jethawks postseason and hit .353 as the JetHawks took the Cal league title. Slugged .503 as the jetHawks' main left fielder in 2013, and co-led the team in Doubles and finished in a three-way tie for second in Homers
Lancaster JetHawks logo
32 Darin Erstad CardsOutfield
Free agent signing in December of '07 saw more and more time in center as '08 progressed and as it became apparent Michael Bourn would never hit
Houston Astros logo, 2000 -
4 Felix Escalona Cards Infield
Ended 2001 at Lexington, then was selected by the Giants in the Rule V draft that December Same page I took you to for Eichorn. Sorry. Lexington Legends logo
1 Sergio Escalona Card
Pitcher
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000 - logo
Lefthander from El tucoyo, VZ was received by the Astros in exchange for Albert Cartwright on January 10, 2011. Pitched in 48 Games for the Astros, posting a 2.93 ERA, overall and .217/.423 Righty/Lefty BAbip splits. Missed all of 2012 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Pitched in 2013 at AA Corpus Christi with a 6.60, until being suspended for 50 Games over his involvement with Biogenesis
9 Rodrigo Escobar Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo2001 Venezuelan Summer League MVP came stateside to play with Martinsville in 2002, going 6 - 2 with a 3.12. In 2003, he played at two levels, doing better at Tri-City than at Lexington. In 2004 he repeated at Tri-City, and dominated, going 8 - 0 with a 1.33, and got the promotion to High A Salem in 2005. Outstanding there in '05, he repeated as an Av in '06 and had troubles.
1 Brian Espersen Card Pitcher
18th round pick in June 2007 had pitched a no-hitter in the Coastal Plain Summer Collegiate League, but went 0 - 2 with a 9.00 for the '07 V-Cats
Tri City ValleyCats logo
2 Pedro Espinoza Cards Infield
Spent 2004 and 2005 at Greenevile; appears to lack power, but doesn't strike out, either.
Greeneville Astros logo
6 Brian Esposito Cards
Catcher
 
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
MLFA split time with Jason Castro and Jonathan Fixler behind the plate at AA Corpus Christi in 2009. Caught for both AA Corpus and AAA Round Rock in 2010. and even got 3 at-bats for Houston. Divided his time in 2011 between Corpus and Oklahoma City, hitting .155 in Double A, but .317 in Triple A
5 Joel Estes Cards Pitcher
Got as high as the AA Columbus Mudcats in 1989, so at least when it was all over, Joel had a cool hat
1989 - 1900 Columbus Mudcats logo
12 Paul Estrada Cards Pitcher
Pronounced "Pow-OOL". Resident of Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela threw at Martinsville in 2002 and 2003, at Tri-City in 2004, and at Lexington in 2005. By 2006, he he had emerged as something of a prospect--with a nasty downward breaking slider a la Brad Lidge--and finished the year as closer at AA Corpus Christi. Stepped backward at Round Rock in 2007, where he was 1 - with a 5.12, and lost the closer's job to Travis Driskill Pitched in only 9 games in 2008, due to injuries.
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
2 Larry Eubanks Cards Catcher
Hit .291 at Dubuque in 1976, hit .291 at Cocoa in 1977, hit .281 at Columbus in 1978, then, mysteriously, disappeared. However, sources now indicate that as of 2005, Eubanks is high school baseball coach at Deer Valley High School in Glendale , Arizona. Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
122
 
TONY EUSEBIO Cards
Catcher
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
24-game hit streak in '00 a club record that stood for four years. Had third longest tenure on Astros big club after Bagwell and Biggio before the 'Stros opted not to re-sign him, and had actually been with the organization longer than anyone but Biggio. My, the 1994 Osceola All-time set is cool:

I mean as a one-time club RECORD HOLDER isn't the guy worthy of some RESPECT? 'Course this is the same guy some of the jagoffs on the ESPN boards called "Fat Tony." Whatever; the defensive skills may have sometimes been lacking (especially on the plays at the plate), but I will always know Eusebio as "Tough Tony," and his status as one of the best-hitting backup catchers in the majors should have found him a good job somewhere. But for some reason, it didn't.

3 David Evans Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoLed the 1995 Jackson Generals with 18 saves
7 Jamie Evans Cards Pitcher
The Annotated Jamie Evans: A little bit of flowery prose, here, if you can stand it
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
6 Tim Evans Cards Outfield
1993 Midwest League All-Star topped out at Jackson in '94 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
110
 
ADAM EVERETT Cards
Shortstop
 
Houston Astros 2000 - logo
Doubts about his ability to hit were cast aside in the wake of Julio Lugo's arrest on domestic abuse charges. The defense at times was sparkling down the stretch in 2003, and he proved he was able to hit .250, at the least, with some pop. By 2006, Everett had shown himself to be a not-totally-unclutch .235 hitter who just happened to play the best shortstop in the game.
45 CARL EVERETT Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Homered from both sides 3/24/98, 8/7/99. So clutch in '99, my disappointment at trading him to Boston for salary and namesake Adam, is tempered now by the general consensus among baseball people that Carl isn't such a good guy
2 Cat Everett Cards Infield
Another Everett who plays shortstop was drafted in the 44th round of the June '07 draft, and hit .229 at Tri-City that year, but walked more than he struck out. Couldn't say the same thing at Lexington in 2008, however, where he hit .203.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Juan Encarnacion Card Outfield
Born in San Pedro De Macoris, I guess Juan played a couple years in the Dominican summer league, then graduated stateside to Asheville, then disappeared Also, like Miguel Cabrera, this Encarnacion did NOT play for the 2003 World Champion Florida Marlins
Asheville Tourists logo
7 Dave Engle Cards Coach
Tucson Toros logo
Long time Astros upper level minor league hitting coach; but wait, there's more; check this out, from USA Today, written about the time when Rick Ankiel was going through his shit, and people were talking about Steve Blass and Mackey Sassser and their ilk. Head Cases: You Gotta Love 'Em
18 Evan Englebrook CardsPitcher
Big, tall, dude was second to Ronnie Martinez in strikeouts for the 2004 Tri-City Valley Cats; went 2 - 4 with a 3.94 for them, allowing basically a hit an inning. Fell off somewhat at Lexington in 2005, but had a fine year as a swingman for the Salem Avalanche in '06, going 9 - 4 with a 3.31. A wretched start at AA Corpus Christi in 2007 led to a demotion back to Salem where he once again performed well, posting a 1.90 ERA in 52 innings. Threw only 55 innings for Corpus in 2008, after a shoulder injury put him on the DL in July. Split '09 between Round Rock and Corpus, where he was 2 - 0 with a 3.16 in 21 games, all in relief. 0 - 3 with a 4.50 for the same two teams in 2010
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2 Steve Englishbey Cards Infield
Number one pick in the June 1972 Free Agent Draft had a long career in the Astros system, evidently, but only his stays at Cedar Rapids in 1973 and at Daytona in 1978 have been documented on baseball cards. Went two for four with three RBI's and two runs in Dean and DeLeon's no-hitter vs. Danville in '73.
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1 Chris Enochs Card Pitcher
Minor league free agent led the 2004 New Orleans Zephyrs in strikeouts with 93, while going 6 - 8 with a 4.14 Cedar Rapids Astros logo
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MORGAN ENSBERG Cards
3rd Base
 
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Ensberg had the season Astros fans have been waiting for in 2005, drove in 100 runs, and was named team MVP. April of 2006 ran like a repeat of 2005, but he fell off quickly from there, after an injury. Traded to San Diego for not much mid-'07.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW:
1)Ensberg hit .230 Auburn in '98
2)He hit .239 Kissimmee in '99
3) Only two players in team history have walked over 100 times in a season while hitting below .250: Joe Morgan in 1969, and Morgan Ensberg in 2006.
4)Game-used issues are cool
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I like this 2000 game-used card
2 Chris Epps Cards Outfield
45th round pick in the June 2011 draft out of Clemson split 2011 between the GCL and the NYPL, hitting .300 for the Gulf Cooast squad, then split 2012 between Lexington and Lancaster, hitting 10 home runs in the Cal League before being shut down in mid-August. Returned for the Jethawks postseason and hit .353 as the JetHawks took the Cal league title. Slugged .503 as the jetHawks' main left fielder in 2013, and co-led the team in Doubles and finished in a three-way tie for second in Homers
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32 Darin Erstad CardsOutfield
Free agent signing in December of '07 saw more and more time in center as '08 progressed and as it became apparent Michael Bourn would never hit
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4 Felix Escalona Cards Infield
Ended 2001 at Lexington, then was selected by the Giants in the Rule V draft that December Same page I took you to for Eichorn. Sorry. Lexington Legends logo
1 Sergio Escalona Card
Pitcher
 
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Lefthander from El tucoyo, VZ was received by the Astros in exchange for Albert Cartwright on January 10, 2011. Pitched in 48 Games for the Astros, posting a 2.93 ERA, overall and .217/.423 Righty/Lefty BAbip splits. Missed all of 2012 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Pitched in 2013 at AA Corpus Christi with a 6.60, until being suspended for 50 Games over his involvement with Biogenesis
9 Rodrigo Escobar Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logo2001 Venezuelan Summer League MVP came stateside to play with Martinsville in 2002, going 6 - 2 with a 3.12. In 2003, he played at two levels, doing better at Tri-City than at Lexington. In 2004 he repeated at Tri-City, and dominated, going 8 - 0 with a 1.33, and got the promotion to High A Salem in 2005. Outstanding there in '05, he repeated as an Av in '06 and had troubles.
1 Brian Espersen Card Pitcher
18th round pick in June 2007 had pitched a no-hitter in the Coastal Plain Summer Collegiate League, but went 0 - 2 with a 9.00 for the '07 V-Cats
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2 Pedro Espinoza Cards Infield
Spent 2004 and 2005 at Greenevile; appears to lack power, but doesn't strike out, either.
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6 Brian Esposito Cards
Catcher
 
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MLFA split time with Jason Castro and Jonathan Fixler behind the plate at AA Corpus Christi in 2009. Caught for both AA Corpus and AAA Round Rock in 2010. and even got 3 at-bats for Houston. Divided his time in 2011 between Corpus and Oklahoma City, hitting .155 in Double A, but .317 in Triple A
5 Joel Estes Cards Pitcher
Got as high as the AA Columbus Mudcats in 1989, so at least when it was all over, Joel had a cool hat
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12 Paul Estrada Cards Pitcher
Pronounced "Pow-OOL". Resident of Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela threw at Martinsville in 2002 and 2003, at Tri-City in 2004, and at Lexington in 2005. By 2006, he he had emerged as something of a prospect--with a nasty downward breaking slider a la Brad Lidge--and finished the year as closer at AA Corpus Christi. Stepped backward at Round Rock in 2007, where he was 1 - with a 5.12, and lost the closer's job to Travis Driskill Pitched in only 9 games in 2008, due to injuries.
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2 Larry Eubanks Cards Catcher
Hit .291 at Dubuque in 1976, hit .291 at Cocoa in 1977, hit .281 at Columbus in 1978, then, mysteriously, disappeared. However, sources now indicate that as of 2005, Eubanks is high school baseball coach at Deer Valley High School in Glendale , Arizona. Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
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TONY EUSEBIO Cards
Catcher
 
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24-game hit streak in '00 a club record that stood for four years. Had third longest tenure on Astros big club after Bagwell and Biggio before the 'Stros opted not to re-sign him, and had actually been with the organization longer than anyone but Biggio. My, the 1994 Osceola All-time set is cool:

I mean as a one-time club RECORD HOLDER isn't the guy worthy of some RESPECT? 'Course this is the same guy some of the jagoffs on the ESPN boards called "Fat Tony." Whatever; the defensive skills may have sometimes been lacking (especially on the plays at the plate), but I will always know Eusebio as "Tough Tony," and his status as one of the best-hitting backup catchers in the majors should have found him a good job somewhere. But for some reason, it didn't.

3 David Evans Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoLed the 1995 Jackson Generals with 18 saves
7 Jamie Evans Cards Pitcher
The Annotated Jamie Evans: A little bit of flowery prose, here, if you can stand it
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6 Tim Evans Cards Outfield
1993 Midwest League All-Star topped out at Jackson in '94 1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logo
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ADAM EVERETT Cards
Shortstop
 
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Doubts about his ability to hit were cast aside in the wake of Julio Lugo's arrest on domestic abuse charges. The defense at times was sparkling down the stretch in 2003, and he proved he was able to hit .250, at the least, with some pop. By 2006, Everett had shown himself to be a not-totally-unclutch .235 hitter who just happened to play the best shortstop in the game.
45 CARL EVERETT Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros logo, 2000- Homered from both sides 3/24/98, 8/7/99. So clutch in '99, my disappointment at trading him to Boston for salary and namesake Adam, is tempered now by the general consensus among baseball people that Carl isn't such a good guy
2 Cat Everett Cards Infield
Another Everett who plays shortstop was drafted in the 44th round of the June '07 draft, and hit .229 at Tri-City that year, but walked more than he struck out. Couldn't say the same thing at Lexington in 2008, however, where he hit .203.
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