Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Astros Send ST Invites To 65 Players

JAN 16th, 2013-The Houston Astros have sent out Spring Training invitations to 65 players this week, according to a source within the organization.

With report dates just around the corner, the following players have received confirmed invites to join the team in Kissimmee, Florida, when the Astros hit camp. I've added links for the less-familiar names and newly-acquired players:

Alan Abreu
Luis Alvarez
Travis Ballew
Joseph Bircher
Jake Buchanan
Tanner Bushue
Colton Cain
Jon Carnahan
M.P. Cokinos
Kevin Comer
Jamaine Cotton
Luis Cruz
Brandon Culbreth
Zachary Dando
Lance Day
Chris Devinski
Michael Dimock
Bobby Doran
Jonas Dufek
Michael Feliz
Christian Garcia
Theron Geith (drafted by TB Rays in 2011; reached Class A+ FSL in 2012)
Ernesto Genoves
Alex Gillingham (drafted by Rockies in 2011; 3.66 ERA in 123 IP with Asheville in 2012)
Ricky Gingras
Alfredo Gonzalez
Erick Gonzalez
Murilo Gouvea
Evan Grills
Zach Grimmett
Kyle Hallock
Miles Hamblin
Mark Hamburger (played in 3 different organizations in 2012-Texas, SD, Houston; ML debut in 2011)
Michael Hauschild
Ben Heath
Matt Heidenreich (drafted 4th round in 2009 by White Sox)
Krishawn Holley
Adrian Houser
Jordan Jankowski
Cameron Lamb
Mitchell Lambson
Christopher Lee
Kenny Long
Ricky Martinez (in Cardinals organization during 2012)
Ryan McCurdy
Jeremiah Meiners
Daniel Meszaros
Juan Minaya
Daniel Minor
Christian Moronta
Joe Musgrove (acquired via trade with Toronto; drafted in 1st round, 2011)
Wes Musick
John Neely
Juri Perez
Tyson Perez
Carlos Quevedo
Francis Ramirez
Raul Rivera
Andrew Robinson
Richard Rodriguez
David Rollins
Gera Sanchez (drafted 42nd round by Boston, 2009; failed to sign, but joined Houston after college career in 2012)
Tommy Shirley
Alex Sogard
Jason Stoffel (2.33 ERA, 27 saves in 58 IP with Class AA Corpus Christi in 2012)

Of course, we're no longer in the Houston system, but I know some of you still follow the Baby 'Stros and will be continuing to watch their progress. There are quite a number of players in this list that I'll be watching, myself, and hopefully I can add to this list soon.

More updates to come in the near future regarding both the fellas with Houston and Kansas City, the ones we've known and the ones yet to come. Stay tuned. 
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