Houston Astros minor league players

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This a partial list of Minor League Baseball players in the Houston Astros system and the rosters of their minor league affiliates:

Players[edit]

Andrew Aplin[edit]

Andrew Aplin
Andrew Aplin and Tyler Heineman with CC Hooks in 2014.jpg
Aplin (right) and Tyler Heineman (left) with the Corpus Christi Hooks in 2014
Houston Astros – No. 77
Outfielder
Born: (1991-03-21) March 21, 1991 (age 25)
Suisun City, California
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Andrew Ahyim Aplin (born March 21, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Houston Astros' Minor League Baseball organization. Prior to playing professionally, he attended Arizona State University, where he played college baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils.

Aplin was born Suisun City, California,[1] but lived in the Phoenix metropolitan area in the mid-1990s. When he was six, his family moved back to California.[2] Aplin attended Vanden High School in Fairfield, California. After graduating, the New York Yankees selected Aplin in the 33rd round of the 2009 MLB draft.[3] He did not sign, and instead enrolled at Arizona State University in order to play college baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team.[2]

The Houston Astros selected Aplin in the fifth round, with the 159th overall selection, of the 2012 MLB draft.[1][3] He signed quickly, and made his professional debut for the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Class A-Short Season New York–Pennsylvania League.[4]

In 2013, Aplin played for the Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League.[1] Aplin began the 2014 season with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League.[2] At the trade deadline, the Astros traded outfielder Austin Wates to the Miami Marlins, and promoted Aplin to the Class AAA Pacific Coast League to replace him.[1] The Astros added him to their 40-man roster after the 2015 season.[5]

Akeem Bostick[edit]

Akeem Bostick
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1995-05-04) May 4, 1995 (age 21)
Florence, South Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Akeem Maurice Bostick (born May 4, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros' organization.

Bostick attended West Florence High School in Florence, South Carolina. Bostick played for the school's baseball team, and was their ace pitcher. In his senior year, Bostick had a 9-0 win–loss record and a 0.68 earned run average (ERA) with 84 strikeouts in 51 innings pitched.[6]

Bostick committed to attend Georgia Southern College, where he would play baseball and American football. The Texas Rangers selected Bostick in the second round of the 2013 MLB draft.[7][8] He signed with the Rangers rather than attend college,[9] reportedly receiving a $520,620 signing bonus. The Rangers assigned him to the Arizona Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League.[10]

In 2014, Bostick pitched for the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League. He had a 5.17 ERA. After the 2014 season, the Rangers traded Bostick to the Houston Astros for Carlos Corporán.[11]

His cousin, Brandon Bostick, plays in the National Football League.[12]

J. D. Davis[edit]

J. D. Davis
Houston Astros
Third baseman
Born: (1993-04-27) April 27, 1993 (age 23)
Elk Grove, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jonathan Gregory Davis (born April 27, 1993) is an American professional baseball third baseman in the Houston Astros organization.

Davis was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft out of Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California.[13] He did not sign and attended California State University, Fullerton, where he played from 2012 to 2014. Davis played first base and was also a pitcher. In his three years he hit, .307/.394/.461 with 14 home runs and 113 runs batted in (RBI) in 156 games. As a pitcher he had a 3.00 earned run average (ERA) and 11 saves.

After his junior season, Davis was drafted by the Houston Astros in the third round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft.[14] He signed with the Astros and made his professional debut with the Tri-City ValleyCats.[15][16] After hitting .293 with a .878 on-base plus slugging (OPS) in 30 games, he was promoted to the Quad Cities River Bandits.[17][18]

Jon Kemmer[edit]

Jon Kemmer
Houston Astros
Outfielder
Born: (1990-11-17) November 17, 1990 (age 25)
Shippenville, Pennsylvania
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Jon Kemmer (born November 17, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Houston Astros organization.

Kemmer played college baseball at Allegany College of Maryland in 2010 and 2011, Clarion University in 2012 and Brewton–Parker College in 2013. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 21st round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[19] He signed with the Astros and made his professional debut with the Tri-City ValleyCats. In 2014 he played for the Quad Cities River Bandits and Lancaster JetHawks.[20] He played 2015 for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.[21][22]

Ramón Laureano[edit]

Ramón Laureano
Houston Astros
Outfielder
Born: (1994-07-15) July 15, 1994 (age 22)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ramón Laureano (born July 15, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder in the Houston Astros organization.

Laureano played college baseball at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College and was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 16th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball Draft.[23] He made his professional debut with the Greeneville Astros and played 2015 with the Quad Cities River Bandits. Laureano started 2016 with the Lancaster JetHawks and was promoted to the Corpus Christi Hooks in July.[24]

Francis Martes[edit]

Francis Martes
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1995-11-24) November 24, 1995 (age 20)
Cotui, Sanchez Ramirez, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Francis Euclides Suazo Martes (born November 24, 1995) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Martes was signed by the Miami Marlins as an international free agent in November 2012. He made his professional debut in 2013 with the Dominican Summer League Marlins. On July 31, 2014, Martes along with Colin Moran and Jake Marisnick was traded from the Marlins to the Houston Astros for Jarred Cosart, Enrique Hernández and Austin Wates.[25][26] Martes started 2015 with the Quad Cities River Bandits.[27][28] He was later that season promoted to the Lancaster JetHawks and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.[29]

Brendan McCurry[edit]

Brendan McCurry
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1992-01-07) January 7, 1992 (age 24)
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Brendan McCurry (born January 7, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

McCurry played college baseball at Howard College and Oklahoma State University. McCurry was an infielder at Howard before transitioning into a pitcher at Oklahoma State.[30] At Oklahoma State he set a school record with 27 career saves.[31]

McCurry was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 22nd round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. During his first professional season, he spent time with the Arizona League Athletics, Beloit Snappers and Stockton Ports. He spent 2015 with Stockton and the Midland RockHounds.[32][33]

On November 25, 2015, McCurry was traded from the Athletics to the Houston Astros for Jed Lowrie.

David Paulino[edit]

David Paulino
Houston Astros – No. 71
Pitcher
Born: (1994-02-06) February 6, 1994 (age 22)
Nizao, Peravia, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

David Confesor Paulino (born February 6, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Paulino was signed by the Detroit Tigers as an international free agent in 2010. He made his professional debut in 2011 with the Dominican Summer League Tigers and spent 2012 and 2013 with the Gulf Coast Tigers. In 2013 he underwent Tommy John surgery which caused him to miss the 2014 season.[34] On September 13, 2013, Paulino was acquired by the Houston Astros as a player to be named later in an earlier trade for José Veras.[35] Paulino made his debut in the Astros organization in 2015 with the Tri-City ValleyCats and also played for the Quad Cities River Bandits and Lancaster JetHawks.[29] The Astros added him to their 40-man roster after the season.[5]

Roberto Peña[edit]

Roberto Peña
Houston Astros
Catcher
Born: (1992-06-08) June 8, 1992 (age 24)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Roberto A. Peña (born June 8, 1992) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball player for the Houston Astros' organization.

Peña attended Eloisa Pascual High School in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The Astros selected him in the seventh round of the 2010 MLB draft.[36] While playing for the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League in 2013, Peña won a Gold Glove Award as the best defensive catcher in Minor League Baseball.[37] The next year, he played for the Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League, finishing the season with a .249 batting average.[36]

Peña's father, Bert Peña, played in MLB.[36]

Brady Rodgers[edit]

Brady Rodgers
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1990-09-17) September 17, 1990 (age 25)
Richmond, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Brady Paul Rodgers (born September 17, 1990) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Rodgers was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 39th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft out of Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas.[38] He did not sign and played college baseball at Arizona State University. He ended his career with a 2.39 earned run average (ERA) which was the second lowest in school history behind Floyd Bannister.[39] He was then drafted by the Houston Astros in the third round of the 2012 MLB draft.[40][41] He made his professional debut with the Tri-City ValleyCats. He pitched most of 2013 with the Lancaster JetHawks but also made one start for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks and Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks. Rodgers spent 2014 with Corpus Christi and made one start with Oklahoma City. In 2015 he played for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies.

Kyle Smith[edit]

Kyle Smith
Houston Astros
Pitcher
Born: (1992-09-10) September 10, 1992 (age 23)
Boynton Beach, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Kyle Thomas Smith (born September 10, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Houston Astros organization.

Smith was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the fourth round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft out of Santaluces Community High School in Lantana, Florida.[42][43] He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Idaho Falls Chukars and also played for the Kane County Cougars that season.[44] Smith started 2013 with the Wilmington Blue Rocks. On July 31, 2013, he was traded to the Houston Astros for Justin Maxwell.[45][46] The Astros assigned him to the Lancaster JetHawks to finish the season. Smith started 2014 back with Lancaster and was promoted to the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in May.[47] A 2014 Texas League All-Star, Smith underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2015.[48]

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Triple-A[edit]

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Double-A[edit]

Corpus Christi Hooks roster
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Pitchers

  • 31 Chris Cotton
  • 32 Kent Emanuel
  • 40 Michael Freeman
  • 47 Edison Frias
  • 28 Evan Grills
  • 43 Angel Heredia Injury icon 2.svg
  • 45 Brian Holmes Injury icon 2.svg
  • 25 Francis Martes
  • 55 Albert Minnis Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 David Paulino *
  • 44 Eric Peterson
  • 51 Kyle Smith
  • 18 Cy Sneed
  • 24 Ryan Thompson
  • 14 Aaron West
  • 35 Keegan Yuhl

Catchers

Infielders

  • 26 J. D. Davis
  • 12 Conrad Gregor
  • 10 Mott Hyde
  •  5 Jack Mayfield
  • 29 Chase McDonald
  •  3 Chan Jong Moon
  • 30 Nick Tanielu

Outfielders

Manager

  • 33 Rodney Linares

Coaches




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Class A-Advanced[edit]

Lancaster JetHawks roster
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  • 41 Rogelio Armenteros
  • 28 Akeem Bostick
  • 33 Kevin Comer
  • 14 Ryan Deemes
  • 15 Dean Deetz
  •  5 Jacob Dorris
  • 40 Brock Dykxhoorn
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  • 35 Jose Hernandez
  • 23 Joshua James
  • 30 Kevin McCanna
  • -- Bryan Radziewski Injury icon 2.svg
  • 34 Andrew Thome
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  • 18 Scott Weathersby
  • 37 Alex Winkelman Injury icon 2.svg

Catchers

  • 24 Marlon Avea
  • 17 Jamie Ritchie
  • 36 Trent Woodward

Infielders

  • 16 Keach Ballard
  •  6 Osvaldo Duarte
  • 10 Brooks Marlow
  • 25 Bryan Muniz
  • 21 Marc Wik

Outfielders

  •  3 Bobby Boyd
  • 20 Drew Ferguson
  •  2 Jason Martin
  • 13 Aaron Mizell
  • 11 Johnny Sewald

Manager

Coaches

  • 45 Mike Burns (pitching)
  • 44 Darryl Robinson (hitting)




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Class A[edit]

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  • 35 Albert Abreu
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  • 38 Matt Bower
  • 26 Justin Ferrell
  • 22 Ralph Garza
  • 17 Elieser Hernandez
  • 45 Jose Hernandez
  • 28 Chris Murphy
  • 41 Makay Nelson
  • 30 Franklin Perez
  • 21 Zac Person
  • 46 Yoanys Quiala
  • 29 David Schmidt
  • 36 Adam Whitt

Catchers

  •  9 Christian Correa
  • 23 Anthony Hermelyn

Infielders

  •  2 Osvaldo Duarte
  •  8 Connor Goedert
  • 27 Dexture McCall
  • 16 Arturo Michelena
  •  3 Kristian Trompiz
  • 13 Bobby Wernes

Outfielders

  • 31 Pat Porter
  • 15 Hector Roa
  •  4 Myles Straw
  • 19 Kyle Tucker

Manager

  • 43 Omar Lopez

Coaches




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Short A[edit]

Tri-City ValleyCats roster
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Pitchers

  • 34 Brett Adcock
  • 36 Howie Brey
  • 21 Enrique Chavez
  • 11 Ryan Hartman
  • 26 Nick Hernandez
  • 38 Kevin Hill
  • 22 Dustin Hunt
  • 33 Sebastian Kessay
  • 18 Austin Nicely
  • 45 Hector Perez
  • 47 Erasmo Pinales
  •  5 Luis Ramirez
  • 30 Edgardo Sandoval
  • 39 Juan Santos
  • 40 Carlos Sierra
  • 19 Sean Stutzman
  • 10 Framber Valdez
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Catchers

  • 32 Kevin Martir
  • 20 Chuckie Robinson
  • 14 Jake Rogers

Infielders

  • 43 Carmen Benedetti
  •  8 Ryne Birk
  • 23 Kolbey Carpenter
  • 17 Randy Cesar
  •  2 Alexander De Goti
  • 46 Taylor Jones

Outfielders

  •  4 Rodrigo Ayarza
  • 13 Daz Cameron
  • 44 Ronnie Dawson
  • -- Spencer Johnson
  • 27 Brauly Mejia
  • 28 Stephen Wrenn

Manager

  • 48 Lamarr Rodgers

Coaches

  • 15 Drew French (pitching)
  • 31 Dillon Lawson (hitting)




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Advanced Rookie[edit]

Greeneville Astros roster
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Pitchers

  • 10 Diogenes Almengo
  • 35 Tyler Britton
  • 26 Devon Carr
  • 43 Ricardo Castro
  • 15 Carlos Hiraldo
  • 38 Reggie Johnson
  • 47 Colin McKee
  • 21 Salvador Montano
  • 37 Devin Raftery
  • 27 Abdiel Saldana
  • 22 Carlos Sanabria
  • 16 Patrick Sandoval
  • 31 Angelo Serrano
  • 41 Ben Smith
  • 14 Nathan Thompson
  • 50 Josue Uribe
  • 60 Lucas Williams

Catchers

  • 39 Gabriel Bracomonte
  •  4 Ruben Castro
  •  9 Raymond Henderson

Infielders

  • 36 Marcos Almonte
  •  3 Jonathan Arauz
  • 44 Wander Franco
  • 55 Connor MacDonald
  • 56 Troy Sieber
  •  2 Miguelangel Sierra
  • 29 Abraham Toro-Hernandez
  • 20 Tyler Wolfe

Outfielders

  •  1 Bryan De La Cruz
  • 30 Frankeny Fernandez
  • 12 Chaz Pal
  • 19 Luis Payano
  •  6 Vicente Sanchez

Manager

  • 18 Josh Bonifay

Coaches

  • 28 César Cedeño (hitting)
  •  8 Bill Murphy (pitching)
  • 11 Wladimir Sutil (coach)




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Rookie[edit]

Gulf Coast League Astros roster
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Pitchers

  • 20 Bryan Abreu
  • 11 Yhoan Acosta
  • 10 Dariel Aquino
  • 53 Yeyfry Del Rosario
  • -- Chad Donato Injury icon 2.svg
  • 70 Manuel Gonzalez
  • -- Jorge Guzman
  • 46 Ian Hardman
  • 60 Brian Holmes
  • 51 Cristian Javier
  • 44 Enoli Paredes
  • 14 Hansel Paulino
  • 59 Moreno Polanco
  • 27 Christian Powell
  • 55 Juan Robles
  • 19 Leovanny Rodriguez
  • 18 Cesar Rosado
  • -- Josue Uribe
  •  8 Cristhopher Santamaria
  • 50 Gabriel Valdez
  • 48 Luis Vasquez
  • 63 Forrest Whitley

Catchers

  • 65 Brandon Benavente
  • 45 Oscar Campos
  •  9 Jorge Martinez
  • 64 Oliver Toribio
  • 61 Randy Vasquez

Infielders

  • -- Wander Francor
  • 10 Yulieski Gurriel
  • 23 Cristopher Luciano
  •  3 Jonathan Matute
  • 47 Joan Mauricio
  •  2 L. P. Pelletier
  • 16 Juan Pineda
  • 58 Brody Westmoreland

Outfielders

  • 39 Wilson Amador
  • 41 Edgar Lorenzo
  • 43 Carlos Machado
  • 31 Nestor Muriel
  • 30 Andy Pineda

Manager

Coaches

  • 26 Erick Abreu (pitching)
  • 13 Luis Mateo (hitting)




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Foreign Rookie[edit]

Dominican Summer League Astros Orange roster
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Pitchers

  • 54 Gerardo Bojorquez
  • 50 Humberto Castellanos
  • 72 Luis Castro
  • 37 Willy Collado
  • 67 Carlos Espinoza
  • 23 Diosward Gonzalez
  • 39 Ezequiel Madera
  • 58 Miguel Matos
  • 35 Cristofer Melendez
  • 40 Kilvio Peralta
  • 37 Gabriel Pirela
  • -- Yohan Ramirez
  • 59 Jacques Sambo
  • -- Maikel Sepulveda
  • 36 Asael Uribe
  • 71 Francisco Villegas
  • 16 Cosme Zapata

Catchers

  • 60 Jose Castillo
  • 66 Gerry Castillo
  •  8 Bernardo Heras
  • 19 Vicente Moras

Infielders

  • 14 Eduardo Guzman
  •  2 Jose Abel Hernandez
  • 77 Felix Lucas
  • 21 Fredy Medina
  • 29 Kendy Moya
  •  1 Yeuris Ramirez
  • 20 Anthony Rodriguez
  • 22 Ronaldo Urdaneta
  • 13 Enmanuel Valdez

Outfielders

  • 18 Gilberto Celestino
  • -- Euclides Chavez
  • 30 Darlin Figueroa
  • 15 Juan Infante
  • 56 Hector Martinez
  • 27 Renaigel Martis
  •  4 Ramiro Rodriguez

Manager

  • -- Neder Horta

Coaches

  • -- Carlos Gonzalez (pitching)
  • -- Danny Ortega (assistant hitting)
  • -- Melvi Ortega (outfield specialist)
  • -- Rene Rojas (hitting)




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Pitchers

  • 82 Johsson Arias
  • 68 Jesus Bernaez
  • 83 Ronel Blanco
  • 35 Jheyson Caraballo
  • 22 Yeremi Ceballos
  • 14 Juan Corniel
  • 23 Robert Corniel
  • 48 Juan Cuevas
  • 47 Edwin Fidel
  • 37 Yulian Frontado
  • -- Jose Antonio Hernandez
  • 50 Adoni Kery
  • 72 Juan Lopez
  • 69 Angel Matos
  •  2 Javier Navas
  • 38 Jose Orta
  • 20 Carlos Perdomo
  •  8 Yonatan Quintin
  •  3 Felipe Tejada

Catchers

  • -- Alvaro Alvarez
  • 27 Carlos Canelon
  • 28 Orlando Marquez

Infielders

  • 13 Alfredo Angarita
  • 70 Samir Caraballo
  • 67 Michael Garcia
  • 21 Ronny Jimenez
  • 30 Nicolas Miranda
  •  1 Anardo Peralta
  • 12 Ozziel Sanchez-galan

Outfielders

  • 43 Jose Benjamin
  • 46 Norberto Castellanos
  • 31 Cesar Cortez
  • 29 Angel De Leon
  • 56 Ronny Rafael
  • 15 Nestor Tejada
  •  9 Angel Tejada

Manager

  •  3 Russ Steinhorn

Coaches

  • -- Erik Acevedo
  • -- Rick Aponte (pitching)
  • -- Melvi Ortega
  • 67 Omar Rosario (hitting)




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