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

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CARDS I HAVE PLAYER POSITION REMARKS
7 Billy Paul Carver Cards Catcher
Ever see a card from the '88 South Atlantic League All Star set?
Asheville Tourists logo
2 JJ Pacella Cards Pitcher
Lancaster JetHawks logo
Minor league free agent signed by the Astros after he had spent 2007 with the River City Rascals of the independent Frontier League. Split 2008 between Lexington and Salem, and spent two months of 2009 with Lancaster, before his May 27 release
1 Tony Pacheco Card
Manger/Coach
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoJoined the new Colt .45 organization in 1961 as an international scout, a role he filled until 1966, when he became Manager at the Astros' new Bismarck farm club. Managed four other minor league clubs before leaving the organization in 1973. Hired back in 1976 and became first base coach for Houston, a position he held through 1982
1 John Paciorek Card
Outfield
 
3 for 3 with 4 runs scored in his lone MLB appearance, September 29, 1963. Often presented as the owner of the greatest one game career in major league history, Paciorek walked twice to go with his 3 singles, and thus also had a career on base percentage of 1.000 and a career slugging percentage of 1.000.
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1 Oscar Padron Card Coach
Former pitcher in the Astros organization 1993 - 1994, unchronicled however by card appearances, was made pitching coach for the 2004 Appalachian League champion Greeneville Astros. Promoted to Single A Lexington when Charley Taylor was promoted to AAA New Orleans, Padron was killed in a car accident in his native Venezuela just prior to the start of the 2005 season.
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17 Orlando Palmeiro Cards
Outfield/PH
 
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Left-handed hitter whose major value to the 2004 Astros was frequently said to be his playoff experience with the 2002 world champion Anaheim Angels may actually have possessed that value: he hit .300 in the playoffs vs. the Braves and Cardinals. He was 2 for 12 during the more successful 2005 run
45 Jim Pankovits Cards
Infield/Mgr
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logoNot "Plankovits" as on his 1980 TCMA Tuscon Toros # 19 or "Planouits" as on 1981 Tuscon Tuscon Toros # 17 or even "Pankovitz" as on two other issues. Later, as a manager in the Astros' system, gained some small measure of renown as both the manager of the last ever Jackson Generals team, and the 2006 Carolina League Manager of the Year.
1 Luis Pardo Card Pitcher
Ninth round pick in the June 2007 draft was 0 - 8 with a 5.35 for that season's Tri-City V-Cats. Oh well, at least he got a good-looking card.
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25 Jimmy Paredes Cards
Second Baseman
 
Second Baseman acquired with Mark Melancon for Lance Berkman in July 2010 had a double in the Texas League All-Star Game a little less than one year later. Tied with Jimmy Van Ostrand for second place on the 2011 Corpus Christi Hooks in Doubles, with 22. Played 46 Games with Houston that year, and became the first player in Houston big league history to triple in his first major league plate appearance (though Luke Scott was one of several who had a triple as his first hit). Began 2012 with Oklahoma City, where he would lead the Redhawks in Total Bases and would be named the team MVP. Played another 24 Games with Houston after being made a September callup, and hit .197. Played 86 Games at Oklahoma City in 2013, and hit .287. Played 48 for Houston and hit .192. Dropped from the 40-Man roster after the season, Paredes was picked up by the Miami Marlins. Lucky him.
Tri City ValleyCats logo
1 Freddy Parejo Card Outfielder
Lancaster JetHawks logo
Venezuelan who'd spent seven years in the Brewers organization played 123 games with Lancaster and Corpus in 2010 and hit .305 with a .349 OBP
2 Zacarias Paris Cards Pitcher
Righthander was named a 1980 Florida State League All Star after he topped the Daytona Astros in wins with 14. Led the 1981 Southern League in games started with 29. Paris was called up to Houston after the 1982 season, but did not appear in a game, although he did gain major league service time. Invited to Spring Training in 1982 and 1983 as a member of the 40-man roster.
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3 Bob Parker Cards Infield
One of only two Asheville Tourists with over 25 at-bats to hit over .300 for the 1984 South Atlantic League champions (the other being Mark Reynolds). The front of his 1987 ProCards Columbus Astros # 853 identifies him as "Rob," and the back prints the name and stats of pitcher Mark Baker
Asheville Tourists logo
2 Dan Parker Cards Pitcher
Tied with Jimmy Barrett for the team high in victories on the 1999 Appalachian League champion Martinsville Astros
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8 Rick Parker Cards
Outfield
 
Houston Astros 1965 - 1993 logo
Don't know what more they might have wanted: Hit .323 in 319 at bats for the 1992 Tucson Toros, .308 in 120 AB's for the 1993 PCL champion Toros, and .333 in only 45 at bats for the '93 major league squad, yet was granted his free agency October 4, 1993
2 Salty Parker Cards
Coach/Manager
 
The only manager in Houston major league history with a perfect 1.000 winning percentage, Parker won his lone game as interim manager of the Houston ballclub on August 26, 1972, when Cesar Cedeño drove in Roger Metzger from third and Norm Miller from second with one out in the ninth to defeat les Expos. The loss was hung on former Astro and future gadfly Mike Marshall. Leo Durocher managed the team on the following day and Parker went back to his coaching box
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1 Rafeal Parks Card Outfield
29th round pick in the June 2006 draft became a draft and follow, and began his pro career with Greeneville in 2007.
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2 Chad Paronto Cards
Pitcher
 
Well traveled righthander spent most of 2008 and 2009 at AAA Round Rock, but also got in 17 innings with the big club. Let's be honest: the 4 homers allowed in 6-2/3 innings for Houston in '09 probably wasn't going to cut the mustard Couldn't cut the Mustard
11 Jordan Parraz Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Third Round pick in 2004 draft --who also pitched in college-- began his pro career at Greeneville that year, and led the team in triples. He then spent two years at Short A Tri-City, and in the second of those two years was named Tri-City MVP as he led the New York- Penn League in hitting, slugging and OBP. He went on to lead the Lexington legends in at bats, hits, and doubles for 2007. Led the 2008 Salem Avalanche in OBP
1 Josh Pascarella Card Pitcher
62nd Round pick in the 1995 draft pitched a couple years at Gulf Coast and a couple years at Auburn, with a short stint at Kissimmee in 1998
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1 Bob Pate Card Outfield
Recorded safeties at a .347 clip to lead the 1982 Tucson Toros
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2 Bronswell Patrick Cards Pitcher
18 - 9 in 106 games with 31 starts over three years with the Astros' triple A affiliates, two years in Tucson, and the other in New Orleans. Patrick was a non-roster invitee to Spring training in 1997, and was granted free agency following the Zephyrs' season, on October 17. New Orleans Zephyrs logo
7 John Patton Cards Trainer
Tri City ValleyCats logo
Trainer for the 2003 Martinsville Astros, for the Tri-City ValleyCats 2004 - 2007, and for the Lexington Legends in 2008 and 2009. He seems to be missing a card for the '05 V-Cats. . . .
26 Troy Patton Cards
Pitcher
 
Pitcher who got it up to 94--and threw three no-hitters his senior year in high school--signed late, and though assigned to Greeneville, was not included in the Choice team set. Then he went 2 - 2 with a 1.93 with 32 K's and 5 walks for the Appy League champions, and was named Baseball America's fifth-highest rated prospect in the organization. After becoming the second youngest player in the Futures Game in 2005, Patton had jumped to # 2 on that list for 2006, behind only Jason Hirsh. 6 - 6, 2.99 for the Corpus Christi Hooks in 2007, Patton was called up to replace an injured Roy Oswalt in the Astros rotation, and he made his major league debut August 25 vs. the Pirates. Pitched in three games, losing two with a no-decision before being shut down for the season with a strained biceps. Traded to the Orioles on 12/12/07 with Albers and Scott and Sarfate and Constanzo for PEDguy Tejada
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1 Josh Paul Card Catcher
Free agent with 321 games of major league experience signed with Houston in April of 2008 and was assigned to Round Rock. Released on June 3rd after OPSing .440. Considered by Baseball Reference to be most similar to Merritt Ranew when each was 31 years of age.
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47 Felipe Paulino Cards
Pitcher
 
Reputed owner of 100-mph fastball has been clocked at 97 and had 10.41 K/9IP for the 2004 Greeneville Astros. Made a part of the 40-Man roster when rosters expanded in September of 2007, Paulino was initially hit hard, but got better to the point where he won two games, including his start on the last day of the season vs. the Braves, in which he threw six shutout innings, giving up only two hits. Threw only 2/3 of an inning at any level in '08 because of a pinched nerve in his right arm, but made 17 starts for Houston in 2009 as the club's fifth starter. There were also two demotions to AAA Round Rock. A 3 - 11 major league record, a 6.27 ERA, and the fact that he's out of options made his status for 2010 questionable, but he made the club, and went 1 - 9 with a 5.11. Traded to the Rockies for Clint Barmes in November 2010
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2 Nelson Payano Cards Pitcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Lefthander from Santo Domingo pitched for the Chunichi Dragons in 2009 then signed with the Astros in April of 2010, and would pitch in 26 games for Corpus Christi
2 Richie Paz Cards Infield
Corpus Christi Hooks logoInfielder from Los Teques, Venezuela playing Corpus Christi in 2008 was a midseason Texas League All-Star
7 Brad Peacock Cards
Pitcher
 
Acquired in the same February 2013 deal that bought Chris Carter to the Astros and sent Jed Lowrie to the A's, Peacock had a strong Spring, and made the 2013 Opening Day roster. Made five starts for Houston in April, during which he never got out of the fifth, and after which his ERA stood north of 8.00. One disastrous relief appearance later, he was sent down to Oklahoma City, for whom he posted a 1.10 WHIP in 79 Innings. Bounced back and forth and was back with Houston for good on the fourth of August. Made nine Starts thereafter, went 4 - 3 over them, and posted a 3.64 during that span. ERA for the season still ended up at 5.18
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3 Pat Peavey Cards Infield
Led the '02 Tri-City ValleyCats in homers, and was second in total bases and third in RBI on the 2004 Salem Avalanche Salem Avalanche logo
2 Al Pedrique Cards Manager
Michigan BattleCats logo
Manager at Michigan in 1999 and 2000 led the BattleCats to a Midwest League championship in 2000. Interim manager of the 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks, the team was 43 - 83 under his direction, and he was not retained for 2005.
1 Frank Pedrique Card Infield
Tri City ValleyCats logoHit .227 with 9 RBI and a homer for the 2003 Tri-City ValleyCats
5 Darwin Peguero Cards Pitcher
NDFA was second among qualifiers to Roy Oswalt in ERA for the 1998 Auburn Doubledays
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5 Jailen Peguero Cards Pitcher
No relation to Darwin as far as I can tell led the 2002 Tri-City ValleyCats in saves with six and was second in games. Pitcher of the month for Salem in July of 2004, and spent most of 2005 and 2006 as closer for AA Corpus Christi. Got the promotion to AAA Round Rock in August of 2006. Tri City ValleyCats logo
9 Brian Pellegrini Cards Outfield
Tri City ValleyCats logo
12th round pick in June 2007 got a slow start, appearing in just five games in his debut professional campaign of 2007, and hitting just .226 in his sophomore season, but exploded in 2009 by leading all of minor league baseball with 34 homers. Pellegrini began 2009 at High A Lancaster after spending '08 with Lexington, but was demoted May 14 after hitting .171 (but with 7 home runs). Back at Lexington, he led the SAL with 27 home runs there, OBPed .396, and was named Lexington Player of the Month three times before being named team MVP
10 Bert Peña Cards
Infield
 
First player to wear the number "1" on his Astros uniform when he did so on September 14, 1981. Invited to Spring Training each year from '82 to '87, the slick-fielding Peña never made the Opening Day roster, and spent most of his later career at Tucson, but also had call ups to Houston in every year but 1982. Three times this was to replace Dickie Thon on the Houston roster as Thon battled the effects of the Mike Torrez beaning. Peña also must be at least somewhat remarkable for the fact that he played in 88 games in the major leagues, yet other than a .500 average he carried across a two at-bat cup of coffee in '82, he never hit .300 during any season at any level.
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22 Carlos Peña Cards
1st Base
 
Journeyman first baseman with power was the team's largest offseason signing as the 'Stros entered the American League in the Spring of 2013. He became the team's first ever DH in a non-interleague game on March 31 of that year, going 1 for 4 with a run scored in the Astros' 8 - 2 defeat of the Rangers. Hit .209 with the usual decent amount of Walks before his release at the trade deadline
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4 Francisco Peña Cards Pitcher
Despite a positive 1.58 K/BB ratio through 2004, Peña managed just a 22 - 28 record in his journey through the Astros minor league system that began in the Dominican Summer League in 1997 and ended at Salem in 2004 Salem Avalanche logo
1 George Peña Card ?
Iowa Oaks logo
Because his one TCMA card does not specify a position, all I can say is that Mr. Peña played an unspecified role for the 1975 Iowa Oaks
3 Roberto Peña Cards Catcher
7th round pick in the June 2010 draft and son of Bert Peña was Greeneville's Defensive Player of the Month for July 2010. Primary catcher at Lexington in 2011, but only hit .217. Began 2012 at Lexington again, but was promoted to Lancaster in July. Ended the year with a cumulative .223 BA. Baseball America named him the top defensive catcher in the organization for three years running, 2010-2012. Primary catcher for Quad Cities in 2013, he OBPed a career-high .297
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4 Tony Peña Cards
Catcher/Manager
 
Finished career of 1950 games caught with Stros in 1997, then after a year managing the White Sox' entry in the Arizona complex league, was made manager at AAA New Orleans on October 30, 1998. In three years guiding the Zephyrs, Peña was 205 - 216, but because he led the Z's to a PCL co-championship in 2001, Peña was considered by many--including those here at Astroland--to be the best candidate for the chair in Houston that had opened up with the dismissal of Larry Dierker. But while Jimy Williams certainly did not distinguish himself at the helm for the Astros, the sorry way in which Peña abdicated the job he eventually took in Kansas City shows that he would not have been the man for the job in the Bayou City, after all.
New Orleans Zephyrs logo
1 Pat Penafeather Card Asst GM
Kid who loved baseball, and especially the Auburn Astros, was named the club's administrative assistant at the age of 18--and was dead at 19. 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
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HUNTER PENCE Cards
Outfield
 
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Second round draft pick out of Texas Arlington in July of 2004 was named Tri-City's defensive Player of the Month in August '04, then went on to finish second in the New York-Penn League in slugging. Hit 31 home runs at two levels in 2005, and hit another 28 at AA Corpus Christi in 2006. By 2007, fans were clamoring for Pence to be placed on the Astros' roster, and on April 28, he was. Pence went on to have one of the best rookie seasons in team history, leading the club in batting average, while hitting 30 doubles and 17 homers, and ended up finishing third in the Rookie of the Year voting. May never again have been quite as good for the Astros, but would hit at least .280 every year but one and hit 25 homers each full year. Made the All-Star team in 2009 and 2011, while forging a reputation as a rightfielder with a dangerous and accurate arm. Funneled to the Phillies for four minor leaguers at the deadline 2011, we'll see if any of 'em are ever as good as Pence was
4 JIM PENDELTON Cards
Infield/Outfield
 
The first left fielder in team history played in 117 games for the Colt .45's during the inaugural season, then split 1963 between Grady Hatton's Oklahoma City squad and Lou Fitzgerald's club at San Antonio
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6 Lance Pendleton Cards
Pitcher
 
Righthander was selected from the Yankees in the 2010 Rule V draft, but was returned to New York at the end of Spring Training 2011. Made his major league debut for the Yankees three weeks later before spending most of the year at AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Cut by the Yankees on September 9, he was claimed by the Astros the same day, then pitched in four games down the stretch for the (way) last-place Astros, giving up four homers in 4-2/3 innings and posting a 17.36 ERA. On October 6, Pendleton was outrighted and became an unconditional free agent--only to be signed by the Astros again on November 18 and given an invite to ST 2012
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2 Darwin Pennye Cards Coach
Former Pirates farmhand and NY-Penn League All-Star served as hitting coach for the 1997 and 1998 Auburn Doubledays 1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
5 Gene Pentz Cards
Pitcher
 
1995 - 2000 Auburn Doubledays logo
Right handed reliever threw nine wild pitches in a mere 87 innings in 1977, "good" enough to finish sixth in the league in that dubious category. And while you'd think that a season in which you threw a wild pitch every nine innings just about would also be "good" enough to head up a franchise all-time list, you'd actually find that 17 pitchers--most of them much better than Pentz--actually did worse during one season or the other..
4 JOE PEPITONE Cards
1st Base
 
Acquired from the Yankees for Curt Blefary in December of 1969, you'd be hard pressed to find any player less suited to play baseball in Texas. Mocked by Jim Bouton for having not just one but two toupees, Pepitone announced to the New York media that he intended to retire on July 22, 1970, and had been picked up by the Cubs on waivers by the end of the month. Rumors that he tried to have Bob Watson's legs broken are probably unfounded.
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1 Carlos Perdomo Card Infield
Minor league free agent signed during the 2012-2013 offseason had spent five years in the Phillies organization. Known for an exceptionally low (~7%) strikeout rate--something he carried into his season with Lancaster in 2013--but, unfortunately, he doesn't walk or hit for average very much either. The Clear Channel effect did, however, allow him to best his previous stateside career high in Batting Average by almost 40 points, as he hit .294 over 65 Games
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1 José Perdomo Card Pitcher
2008 NDFA righthander out of Ciudad Bolivar, VZ led Gulf Coast starters in ERA and had a WHIP below 1.00, in 2010. Pitched in the Appy league at Greeneville in 2011, with nowhere near as much success Greeneville Astros logo
1 Carlos Perez Card Catcher
Corpus Christi Hooks logo
Another player acquired from the Jays in the JA Happ deal, the defensively sound Perez hit.318 at Lancaster to finish 2012, then split 2013 between AA Corpus and AAA Oklahoma City, OPSing .689
3 Francsico Perez Cards Pitcher
Only Shane Reynolds and Donne Wall had better ERAs for the 1989 Auburn Astros than Perez. Reynolds was promoted to Double A Columbus for 1990 and went 9 - 10 with a 4.81, and was in Houston by the end of 1992. Perez, on the other hand, was promoted to Single A Asheville for 1990, went 6 - 4 with a 5.35, and was released after the season.
Asheville Tourists logo
5 Gorky Perez Cards Outfield
You just know that if he'd made the majors Chris Berman would've called him Gorky "Park" Perez. But alas, he hit .175 at Osceola in 1990 and was released.
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
2 Jay Perez Cards Catcher
Second round pick in the June 1999 draft co-led Martinsville in 1999 with 36 RBI and was named an Appy League top prospect, but hit .237 at the same level in 2000 and disappeared.
Martinsville Astros 1999 logo
6 Jhonny Perez Cards Infield
Kissimmee Cobras logo
He spelled it that way long before Jhonny Peralta did: Perez hit .319 at the Gulf Coast complex league in 1994 and was recognized as a top prospect by the Upper Deck company as early as 1995. After tying for the Kissimmee club lead in homers with 12 in 1996, Baseball America saw fit to pronounce Perez the number seven prospect in the organization for 1997. But he showed that power neither at Kissimmee nor at AA Jackson in 1997, and was never really considered a serious prospect again thereafter.
5 Jorge Perez Cards Pitcher
Kissimmee Cobras logoRighthanded JUCO product who gets up to 95 was the 30th round pick in the June 2013 draft. Pitched 17 Games at Gulf Coast, posting a 5.81, and another disastrous one at Quad Cities
3 Juri Perez Cards Pitcher
Venezuelan free agent led the 2009 Greeneville Astros in starters' ERA. Led the 2011 TC V-Cats in Innings Pitched--and Home Runs allowed. Up and down between Tri-City and Lexington in 2012 with more success (like a 1.81 ERA) in the NYPL. Pitched with Quad Cities in 2013, but released August 5
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1 Martin Perez Card Pitcher
Captured on cardboard while pitching for the 1976 Dubuque Packers, Perez also pitched for Covington in 1974 and 1975. All told, he was 15 - 15 in three years of action in the Astros organization, with remarkably similar 5.00+ ERAs each year 1974 Dubuque Packers  logo
1 Pastor Perez Card Infield
Cedar Rapids Astros logo
The only Cocoa Astro to hit over .300 in 1972, Pastor Perez also finished third on the team with 49 RBI. Pictured on a card for the 1974 Cedar Rapids Astros, who were also his last stop in the Astros organization. After a five-year layoff, played for Maracaibo in the doomed and ill-fated Inter-American League in 1979
4 Ramon Perez Cards Infield
Debuted at Rookie Covington in 1971 and hit .250. Closed the decade and his career by hitting .234 at AAA Charleston in 1979. Best year was probably at Columbus in 1974, when he hit .283 with 37 RBIs. Hit a grand total of four home runs during his nine seasons in the organization. 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored in the Bob Dean/Paulo DeLeon co-no-hitter on July 25, 1973
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13 Sergio Perez Cards Pitcher
Second pick in the 2006 draft signed late, and only got into 11 games for that year's Lexington Legends, but won three and lost zero with a 2.20 ERA. Assigned to High A Salem for '07, Perez went 7 - 10 with a 4.00, and gave up a hit an inning. '08 was essentially lost due to a groin injury and a broken hand. 11 - 11 as a starter for Corpus Christi in '09, and walked five for every six he struck out. No card appearances in 2010 or 2011, though he split 2010 between Corpus and Round Rock, and spent all of 2011 at AAA OKC. Relieved more than he started for the first time in his career at OKC in 2012, and finished with a 4.50 ERA, which seems to be the median point for his career in general
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1 Tomas Perez Card
Infield
 
Utility infielder made the Astros out of Spring training in '08, but was demoted to Round Rock when Kaz Matsui returned from the 15-day DL. Ended up playing in 79 games for the Express at three positions in 2008, hitting .275 Houston Astros logo, 2000-
2 Tyson Perez Cards Pitcher
Lancaster JetHawks logo
The first player in organizational hhistory to be named "tyson" led the 2011 Greeneville Astros in Innings Pitched and co-led in Starts, while posting a 49:13 K/BB. Big promotion to Lancaster for 2013, and his 5.58 ERA was more than a point above the league champion club's median. Second on the club in Innings, though
2 Yorkis Perez Cards
Pitcher
 
Received from the Phillies in return for Trever Miller on March 29, 2000. Posted a 5.16 ERA in 22-2/3 innings before manager Larry Dierker and Pitching Coach Burt Hooton had seen enough, and gave him his release July 24th.
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2 Ray Perkins Cards Pitcher
Contrary to what you might be thinking, did NOT coach the New York Football Giants between 1979 and 1982. Instead, he pitched in the 'Stros' system between 1982 and 1984, debuting at Auburn and finishing two years later at Daytona Beach with a 16 - 17 record in the organization.
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1 Andrew Perry Card Pitcher
36th round pick in the 2001 June draft out of Cal Poly-Pomona went 1 - 6 with a 5.79 at Pittsfield that summer. Pittsfield Astros 2001 logo
1 Pat Perry Card Pitcher
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
Lefthander was the second pick for the Astros in the June '78 draft, and was working his third year at AA Columbus when, on June 24, 1983, while possessed of a 5 - 2 record with a 4.04 ERA, he was released. Despite the fact that he never pitched above AA with Houston, Perry would go on to appear in the majors for four teams, and at Triple A for five others. Finally retired in 1995, after an 18-year career.
2 Mark Persails Cards Pitcher
Round Rock Express logoReceived by the Astros in the deal that sent Brad Ausmus and CJ Nitkowski to the Tigers on January 14, 1999, Persails pitched well at Kissimmee and Jackson that year, then pitched poorly, but won a Texas League championship at Round Rock in 2000.
3 Reinaldo Pestana Cards Catcher
Product of the Venezuelan Academy first played stateside at Greeneville in 2006, and the results were less than spectacular as he hit .146 and OPSed .539. Repeating at G-ville in 2007, however, brought real progress, as the average was brought up to .266, which was good enough for fifth place on that rather offensively-challenged team. A promotion to Tri-City for 2008 did not go well.
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41 Roberto Petagine Cards
1st Base
 
Product of the Venezuelan Academy led the 1993 Texas League in batting, doubles, and walks, while chalking up a .442 OBP and garnering the League MVP award. Traded to San Diego with Caminiti, Cedeno, Finley, and Brian Williams for seven players in December of 1994. After moving through the Padres', Mets' and Reds' organizations without much success, Petagine went to Japan in 1998, and was extremely successful, winning three Gold Gloves, two home run titles, and an MVP.
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2 Rick Peters Cards Coach
1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
Managed the 1990 Auburn Astros to a last place finish in the McNamara West Division of the New York-Penn League, then coached two years in the Midwest League for the Astros' Burlington club.
1 Mark Peterson Card Pitcher
1991 - 1999 Jackson Generals logoLeft-handed control guy wasn't at his best during his short stint in the Astros organization, going 0 - 0 with a 5.40 (and walking 2 over 6 innings) for the 1997 Jackson Generals
8 Nate Peterson Cards Outfield
Left-handed hitter from Melbourne, Australia led the 1993 Auburn Astros in doubles, and was third on the 1995 Kissimmee Cobras in OPS
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2 Mark Petkovsek Cards Pitcher
Pronounced Pet-KYE-zek I do believe. Pitched a no-hitter as a UT Longhorn, and also threw one in his only year as a Tucson Toro, blanking the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5 - 0 on May 16, 1994. It was his only complete game of the year, and one of ten wins. The ten winning decisions made him (along with Donne Wall) one of only two Toros to reach double-digit victories that year. Granted his free agency by the Astros after the year, by the time Petkovsek was done, he had won 46 major league games, most notably with St. Louis and Anaheim.
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Andy Pettitte Cards
Pitcher
 
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Big free agent signing brought in from the Yankees (and not just to aid in luring Roger Clemens) was injured in first game as an Astro, and only made 15 appearances in his first year of 2004. He missed only one start through the All-Star break of 2005, but pitched in considerable bad luck, and to a certain degree, down to his opponent. But by the end of the season, and after a remarkable second-half hot streak, he was Houston's Pitcher of the Year for 2005. Pettitte posted a terrible 5.28 ERA and 1.59 WHIP during the first half of 2006, and no second-half rally could keep the season from being a disappointment. Seemingly without recollection of the statements he'd made about home and hearth when he came to Houston in 2004, Pettitte skedaddled back to New York during the offseason after the '06 season when the Yanks offered him a player option year.
1 Craig Petulla Card Pitcher
Only the third player ever drafted by the Astros out of Slippery Rock University was taken in the 25th round of the June 2000 draft. Pitched for the Martinsville Astros that summer, and was 0 - 1 with a 4.66 over 13 games and 19-1/3 innings.
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3 Nathan Pettus Cards Pitcher
27th round pick in June of '08 posted a 2.11 ERA over 25 games at two short-season levels in 2009. Pitched only seven games combined in 2010 and '11. 1 - 6 with a 5.86 in 31 Games at Lexington in 2012 and released after the season
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3 Jon Philips Cards Pitcher
As of 2007, the only player the Astros have ever drafted out of St. Bonaventure University. 19th round pick in 1993 pitched in 25 games for Gulf Coast and Auburn, winning three and losing two between '93 and '95.
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1 Brett Phillips Card Centerfield
~1990 Auburn Astros logo
6th round pick in 2012 played at Gulf Coast in 2012, hitting .251, then graduated to Greeneville for 2013. where hit .247. 13-Game callup to Quad Cities didn't go so great, and he finished back in the Appy League
2 JR Phillips Cards
1st Base
 
Bagwell insurance who in two different stints with the organization played most of his games at AAA New Orleans. Led the 1997 New Orleans Zephyrs in batting, homers and strikeouts. Became the only player in organizational history to hit four home runs in a game on May 21, 1997 at Omaha.One of three Zephyrs in 1998 (with Incaviglia and Ward) to hit 20 homers. But even with all this service time logged in the Crescent City, Phillips was still able to play in the sixth-most games at first base for Houston during the decade beginning in 1991.
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3 Montie Phillips Cards Pitcher
Minor league free agent previously in the Giants organization led the 1991 Osceola Astros in saves, and was named an FSL midseason All-star
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2 Hipolito Pichardo Cards
Pitcher
 
So bad on Tuesday that he retired on Thursday: free agent signing in February of '02 was placed on the DL March 22. But the first appearance after his activation went dreadfully. After his 1/3 of an inning, 3 hits, 2 walks, and three earned runs given up to the Phillies on May 7, Pichardo decided to retire rather than go on in such mediocrity. And in doing so, Pichard became just one of seven pitchers in Astro history to have exactly one Game Pitched and exactly 0 At Bats, and one of only two (with Philip Barzilla) to end his Astros careeer with a grand total of 1/3 of an inning pitched.
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1 Larry Pierson Card Coach
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Introduced as the pitching coach for the Salem Avalanche in 2007, and he guided Salem's hurlers that year to a third place finish in Carolina League team ERA.
1 Agustin Pinales Card Pitcher
Greeneville Astros logoRighthander was 1 - 4 for the 2007 Greeneveille Astros, and ranked second in the Appalachian League in runs allowed with 45
2 Jairo Pineda Cards Pitcher
Led the 1998 Gulf Coast League in strikeouts while pitching for the GCL 'Stros; reached High A Michigan within the Astros organization before he was lost in the AA portion of the 1999 Rule V draft to Detroit. Would go on to pitch for his native Nicaragua in the 2003 Baseball World Cup, and pitch in the Mexican League to close his pro career in 2004.
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1 Greg Pines Card Catcher
Signed by the Astros as a minor league free agent in June of 2002, Pines went 1 for 15 in 13 games for that year's MWL playoffs-bound Michigan BattleCats squad. Michigan BattleCats logo
2 Donald Pisker Cards Outfield
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South Jerseyite with the "smooth compact sweeping stroke" finished second in batting for the 1975 Covington Astros, then led the 1976 Dubuque Packers--and the entire Midwest League--in average, and was named a League All-Star. Finished second to Jim O'Bradovich in both homers and RBI for the 1978 Charleston Charlies. Never got a major league at bat or solo card appearance with Houston, but he WAS featured on the 1979 Topps "Astros prospects" card, along with Bruce Bochy and Mike Fischlin. Traded to Toronto for Gary Woods on December 5, 1978.
5 Colton Pitkin Cards Pitcher
Lefthander threw 7-2/3 innings for the 2007 Greeneville Astros, and was 2 -2 with a 3.07 in 44 frames when he repeated in 2008. Named G-ville's Pitcher of the Month in June and August of that year. All of 2009 spent at Tri-City, where he co-led the squad in K's despite a high ERA. 1.64 WHIP at Lexington in 2010. Improved that in 2011 at of all places Lancaster, though even there, an ERA of almost 6 and a half is trouble
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9 Joe Pittman Cards
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Fifth round draft pick in 1975--and the second player the Astros had ever drafted out of Southern University--hit .278 at Dubuque in 1976 and .283 at Columbus in 1979, but had his best year at Tucson in 1980, when he hit .314 with 23 doubles, 10 triples, and 54 stolen bases. Debuted as a major leaguer on April 25, 1981, and collected 40 hits including 5 doubles for Houston before getting traded to the Padres for Danny Boone on June 8, 1982.
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1 Jared Pitts Card Outfield
28th round pick in June 2007 hit .205 in 36 games, but played errorless ball
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9 Gordon Pladson Cards
Pitcher
 
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Righthanded reliever most famous for winning AstrosConnection's mythical tobacco-chewing contest also became, on July 14, 1980, the last major league pitcher ever to relieve JR Richard. Richard had thrown 3-1/3 innings of one-hit shutout ball (and hit a double, which shouldn't surprise you) vs. Phil Niekro and the Braves, but walked off the hill complaining of what we now know to be an ominous dizziness. Pladson didn't pitch horribly in relief, but 2 runs and 3 hits given up over 3-2/3 was enough to lose the game when Niekro was pitching a two-hit complete game shutout. It was Pladson's first major league loss; he never would get a win.
28 PHIL PLANTIER Cards
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One-time phenom for the Red Sox, and possessor of a stance even more radical than Bagwell's<./a>, had, by December of 1994, lost both the 'future star' tag and the ridiculous crouch. Acquired from the Padres in the Derek Bell<./a>/Caminiti megadeal, Plantier started 20 games and hit four homers for the Astros before being traded back to the Pads for Rich Loiselle and Jeff Tabaka in July of '95.
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1 George Ploucher Card Pitcher
First of only two draft picks the Astros have ever taken from Middle Tennessee State University was a ninth round pick in the June 1976 draft after having led the MTSU Blue Raiders in strikeouts the previous season. Had a better ERA than Dave Smith for the '76 Covington Astros, and as many losses as Gordy Pladson for the 1977 Cocoa Astros.
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6 Anthony Pluta Cards Pitcher
Third round pick in the June 2000 draft signed late, but hit 99 mph in front of Bert Hooton during the instructional league sessions after the season. Was 12 - 4 at Lexington in 2001 while striking out 9.41 men per nine innings, and was named the SAL Pitcher of the Week for July 22 - 28. Baseball America then named Pluta their fifth-best prospect in the Astro organization for the 2002 season. But a high walk rate remained the same while strikeouts dropped at Michigan in 2002, and 2003 was cut short on April 20 when he blew out his elbow after only 12-1/3 IP. Missed all of 2004 after Tommy John surgery, and had trouble regaining his velocity when he returned at Tri-City in 2005. Released by the Astros in March of 2006, though he has pitched in the Rangers organization since.
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0 AARON POINTER Card
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Righthander from the University of San Francisco (and brother to the Pointer Sisters) played first base for Single A Salisbury in 1961, where he led the Western Carolina League in batting (at .402), runs (at 117) and hits (at 129), gaining league MVP honors. Pointer is thus the only player in Astros organizational history to hit .400 over a season at any level while qualifying for his league's batting title, and is in fact the last player in any full-season stateside league to hit .400 over a full season. After hitting .277 with 10 homers for the AAA Oklahoma City '89ers in 1966, Pointer made the Houston ballclub out of Spring Training in '67, and was Houston's Opening Day leftfielder on April 11, 1967 vs. the Braves, when his two-run double helped make a winner of Mike Cuellar. Optioned back to Oklahoma for good after 27 games in '67, Pointer began 1968 at OKC, and was traded to the Cubs in May. Although he never had a baseball card to his very lonesome, Pointer did appear on the 1967 Astros Rookie Stars # 564.
2 Celson Polanco Cards Pitcher
Tri City ValleyCats logoNative of El Limon, DR pitched at Greeneville in 2005 and at Tri-City in '06, finishing 11 games and notching two saves for the V-Cats
1 Roger Polanco Card Infield
Long before the rise of Andres Reiner's Venezuelan Academy, this righthander from Maracay, Venezuela, played three years in the low minors, having his best year when he hit .260 for the 1974 Covington Astros. Polanco drove in 21, but didn't homer--just like teammate Terry Puhl
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1 Steve Polverini Card Pitcher
One of four players drafted by the Astros out of Cal State Los Angeles in the two-year span beginning in 1987, Polverini was drafted 17th in '87, and pitched at Auburn that year, posting a W-L (3 - 1) and an ERA (3.80) that both looked pretty OK, while also finishing second-to-last on the team in hits allowed per nine innings. 1983 - 1994 Auburn Astros logo
7 Ed Ponte Cards Pitcher
Osceola Astros 1985 - 1993 logo
1988 NDFA from Sarasota, FL threw middle relief for the 1989 Asheville Tourists and led the team in wins with 11. Propelled himself to mid-level prospect status (and a Tomorrow's Heroes card appearance>) with an even better season at High A Osceola in 1991. Ponte was only 7 - 6 as a middle reliever and sometimes closer for the O-Astros, but he posted a 1.78 ERA, and a WHIP of 0.78, to go with a K/BB ratio of 3.90. Began '92 at Osceola, and after 7 poorly-pitched games, Ponte found himself demoted to single A Burlington, after which he was not taken seriously as a prospect again. Pitched some (and pitched well) at AA Jackson at the end of '92, but ended his Astro career as a Quad City River Bandit in 1993.
2 Brian Porter Cards Pitcher/Coach
3 - 4 with a 3.28 for the 1989 Auburn Astros, before bone chips in his elbow ended his short playing career. Came back for Auburn the following year as their Assistant General manager, and held that position for the 1990 season before leaving the organization
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15 Colin Porter Cards
Outfield
 
1999 Midwest League All-Star at Michigan, when he led the BattleCats in stolen bases, and finished second on the team in home runs to Aaron McNeal. Went 2 for 5 with his first AAA homer and 2 RBIs while playing for the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs in Brian Powell's no-hitter of the Omaha Golden Spikes on May 6, 2001. Team MVP at New Orleans in 2003, when he led the team in batting (and finished 6th in the PCL) with a .320 mark. Had his contract purchased from New Orleans on May 29 of '03, when Richard Hidalgo was placed on the DL, and made his major league debut the next day. Sent down, called up, sent down, and eventually added to the 40-Man after the season, Porter failed to clear waivers when the Astros tried to send him back to New Orleans after Orlando Palmeiro signed as a free agent on January 19, 2004.
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4 Ron Porterfield Cards Trainer
Trained athletes in the Astros organization for nine years, beginning in 1988 at Auburn and ending after the 1996 season at Tucson. Named the Texas League's top trainer for 1992 while employed for the Jackson Generals Tucson Toros logo
1 Calvin Portley Card Infield
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First round pick of the Astros in June of '73 never hit over .260 or drove in more than 24, and never reached AAA. He did, however, play second base in Dave Aloi's 1973 no-hitter, and he did make an appearance on cardboard for the 1974 Cedar Rapids Astros.
73 Mark Portugal Cards
Pitcher
 
Changeup artist acquired from the Twins in a trade for Florida State League All Star Todd McClure on December 4, 1988. Began '89 at Tucson, but was 7 - 0 for Houston after a midseason recall, and was a fixture in the Astros rotation for four years thereafter. Became known as an Astro for beating the Giants: in 17 starts as an Astro, was 11 - 3 vs. Frisco, with a 2.21 ERA, and an 88:30 strikeout to walk ratio.Had one of the great seasons in Astros history in 1993, when he was 18 - 4 with a 2.77. That season made him, as of this writing, one of just four pitchers (with Roy Oswalt, Mike Hampton, and Roger Clemens) in Houston major league history to post a season with an .800 winning percentage or better.
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3 Leo Posada Cards Manager
The man best known for being Jorge Posada's uncle also played major league ball for the Kansas City Athletics in the 50's, and--more to the point here--won a Texas League MVP award for the Amarillo Sonics in 1965 and managed six Astro farm teams between 1968 and 1978
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1 Scott Pose Card Outfield
The first Opening Day centerfielder in Florida Marlins history played 17 games for the Astros at New Orleans in 2001, hitting .271 with a couple doubles New Orleans Zephyrs logo
5 David Potts Cards Pitcher
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1986 NDFA out of Virginia Tech was one of four pitchers (with Pedro DeLeon, Carl Grovom, and Guy Normand) for the 1988 Osceola Astros to record a winning season with ten victories or more
2 Alex Pounds Cards Strength Coach
Corpus Christi Hooks logoStrength coach at Lancaster in 2010. Outside the organization in 2011 and served the same role at Corpus Christi in 2012
3 Brian Powell Cards
Pitcher
 
Won 2 games for the Houston Astros and 23 more for the New Orleans Zephyrs, but none of them were as cool as that no-hitter he threw in May of '01
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2 Corey Powell Cards 1st Base
Converted pitcher was selected by the Astros from the Expos in the minor league phase of the December 1993 Rule V draft. Led the 1994 Osceola Astros in RBI while slugging .327. Released sometime between February 24 and April 5, 1995, Powell played the rest of his career thereafter in the independent leagues and in Mexico--except for a strange 3-game stint with the AAA Pawtuckett Red Sox in 2000. 1994 Osceola Astros logo
3 Greg Powell Cards Pitcher
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Signed as a minor league free agent from the independent Frontier League River Cty Rascals on August 14, 2001, Powell finished the year at Short A Pittsfield for the Astros, getting into 8 games and posting a 0.48 ERA. Led the 2002 Michigan BattleCats in Games Pitched, and walked only 13 in 81 IP. Trailed only Chad Qualls on the 2003 Round Rock Express in Games Started and Innings Pitched.
14 Jay Powell Cards
Relief Pitcher
 
Former first round pick of the Baltimore Orioles was acquired by the Astros on July 4th of 1998 in a trade with the Florida Marlins that also (re-)netted them Scott Makarewicz--and all they had to do was give up ne'er-do-well Ramon Castro. Powell was excellent down the stretch for the 102-win division winners, striking out 38 in 34 innings and posting a 2.38 ERA. But he posted an 11.57 ERA while appearing in all three games of the NLDS vs. the Padres and never really had it again for the 'Stros. His injury-plagued 2000 season where he only pitched 27 inning but still gave up 17 runs may have been the last straw for the 'Stros, and they traded him to the Rockies for Ron Villone on June 27, 2001, a week shy of three years after they acquired him.
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3 Jordan Powell Cards Pitcher
1 - 2 with a 5.56 for that famously understaffed 2007 Greeneville team. 1 - 7 with a high WHIP but a good ratio and a decent ERA at Lexington in 2008. Posted a 4.13 ERA at Lancaster in '09, pitching his home games at one of the most extreme hitter's parks in baseball, and was named team pitcher of the month for May.
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2 Landon Powell Cards Catcher
Minor League free agent signed midway through Sppring Training 2012 had caught Dallas Braden's perfect game for the Oakland A's. PCL All-Star--though he slugged only .377--for the Oklahoma Redhawks in 2012 under the Astros flag
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3 Ross Powell Cards
Pitcher
 
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Hard-throwing lefthander was acquired with Marty Lister in exchange for Eddie Taubensee on April 19, 1994. Assigned to AAA Tucson, Powell was called up to Houston on May 31, upon the release of Mitch Williams, and had appeared in nine games as situational lefty without allowing a run when he was sent down on June 30 after Pete Harnisch was reinsated from the 15-Day DL. Called up again when Brian Williams was placed on the DL August 2, Powell pitched 3 more games for the 'Stros before the players strike shut things down. Split time again between Tucson and Houston again in 1995 until he was traded to Pittsburgh on July 28 for a player who as near as I can tell was never named.
8 Steve Powers Cards Pitcher
1991 - 1992 Burlington Astros logoLefthander out of the University of Missouri signed as an NDFA June 18, 1990 and pitched four years in the Astros system, with perhaps the most success at Burlington in 1992, where he was 5 - 5 with a 4.18 in 55 games, all in relief
6 Howard Prager Cards Infield
Named a New York-Penn League All-Star in 1989, when he led the league in RBI's and finished second in average. Despite beginning the year at High A Osceola, Prager topped the 1991 Jackson Generals in batting and finished second to Joe Mikulik in runs batted in
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2 Mario Prats Cards Pitcher
Alumnus of the very same high school that the Astroman attended finished second on the 1990 Gulf Coast Astros in games pitched gulfcoast.jpg
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6 Wes Pratt Cards Outfield
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Finished eighth in the New York Penn League in batting average for 1994 and was named an NYPL postseason All-Star. Led the Auburn Doubledays in doubles, OPS, and average as a 23-year old in 1996. Second to Kevin Burns in doubles on the 1997 Quad City River Bandits
1 Dayton Preston Card President/GM
Mid 70s Columbus Astros logoOwned the Columbus Astros between 1979 and 1988 and saw to it that he got himself a baseball card that last year
2 Pete Prieto Cards Trainer
Native of Havana Cuba was head trainer for (at the very least) the 1975 Dubuque Packers and the 1977 Cocoa Astros
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1 Val Primante Card Catcher
17th round draft pick in the 1979 draft out of the University of Nebraska homered five times and drove in 51 for the 1980 Daytona Beach Astros, which got him a late-season callup to AA Columbus, where TCMA would misspell his last name Mid 70s Columbus Astros logo
12 Alan Probst Cards Catcher
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17th round draft pick in 1992 led the Auburn Astros that summer in homers and RBI. Hit .289 through the break for the 1994 Quad City River Bandits, and was named a Midwest League midseason All-Star. Had one of the two RBI that JR Phillips was NOT responsible for in Phillips' four-homer game
2 Brad Propst Cards Pitcher
Also known as James, a 38th round pick in June of '11 and a pitcher in 17 games for Rookie Greeneville that year. Struck out 22 in 22-2/3 at Greeneville and Tri-City in 2012, and had a 1.00 ERA at Greeneville, but the 8.56 he had at Tri-City got him released after the season anyway
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2 Chad Prosser Cards Infield
28th round draft pick in June of '03 was Lexington's defensive player of the month for August 2004
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27 Brandon Puffer Cards
Pitcher
 
Sidearming righthander had spent 6-1/2 years in the minors already when Houston signed him out of the independent Atlantic League as a minor league free agent in July of 2000. Went 6 - 1 with a 2.07 for the '01 Express, earning a Texas League All-Star nod, and a chance in the bigs the following year. Threw in 55 games for the Astros in 2002, winning three, losing three and posting a 4.43 ERA. Outstanding at New Orleans in 2003, he was less so in two callups for the big club, posting a 5.14 ERA before he was released in November
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TERRY PUHL Cards
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Lefty-hitting outfielder from Melville Saskatchewan led the 1975 Dubuque Packers in hitting, and finished third in the Midwest League as a 19-year old. Two years later he hit .301 in a 60-game trial at the major league level. An NL All-Star in '78, Puhl led off on Opening Day for the Astros each year between '78 and '82 and was an Opening Day starter three times more. Hit .372 in 13 playoff games and hit the crucial game-tying double in the seventh inning of the second game of the 1980 NLCS vs. Philadelphia. Fourth all-time as of this writing on the Astros' list in Games played, Puhl is also seventh all-time for the club in runs scored, at bats and plate appearances, and sixth all-time in hits and singles
28 LUIS PUJOLS Cards
Catcher
 
NDFA from Santo Domingo, DR had never hit higher than .267 in any minor league stop when he made his major league debut in September of 1977. Started four of five games vs. the Phillies in the 1980 NLCS because of Alan Ashby's broken rib suffered in the one-game playoff vs. the Dodgers, and started 2 of the 5 in the '81 NLDS because of the platoon split. Made his only Opening Day start vs. Fernando Valenzuela on April 9 of 1981, netting a single in three AB's. One of only eight men through 2007 to have caught 300 games or more for the Astros
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