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LHP Jim Crawford (73) was 5-9 with a 4.02 ERA for Houston in 1973 and 1975. He struck out 93 in 156 2⁄3 innings, with a 1.474 WHIP and a 3.39 FIP.
RHP Brett Gillis (24) was Houston’s ninth-round choice in 2022 out of the University of Portland. This season, he pitched two scoreless innings in one appearance for the Single-A Fayetteville Woodpeckers.
Left-side infielder Jeron Williams (23) is Houston’s ninth-round pick in 2023 out of the University of Toledo. In 18 games for the Woodpeckers this season he went 12-for-57.
IF Jack Mayfield (33) played in 47 games for Houston in 2019 and 2020, going 18-for-106 at bat.
RHP James Hoyt (37) appeared 66 times out of the bullpen for Houston between 2016 and 2018. He was 2-1 with a 4.40 ERA and 94 strikeouts in 71 2⁄3 innings.
IF Danny Worth (38) went 7-for-39 in 16 games for the 2016 Astros.
RHP José Lima (1972-2010) was a starter/swingman for the Astros from 1997 through 2001, going 46-42 with a 4.77 ERA. In 804 frames, he struck out 584 and posted a 1.382 WHIP.
LHP Yorkis Pérez (56) made 33 relief appearances for the 2000 Astros. He was 2-1 with a 5.16 ERA and 21 K’s in 22 2⁄3 innings.
Corner IF Dave Magadan (61) spent time with seven teams over his 16-season career. In 1995, he played in 127 games for Houston, where he hit .313/.428/.399 with 51 RBI.
RHP Robin Roberts (1926-2010) had a Hall of Fame 19-season MLB career. The second half of 1965 and the first half of 1966 would see Roberts in Houston duds, where he was 8-7 with a 2.77 ERA. If viewed as a single season, his time with the Astros would see that ERA as the third-best of his storied career.
2B/3B Sandro Pereira (18) posted a pretty great statline for the Rookie-level DSL Astros (Orange) this year. He slashed out a .298/.457/.427 line. That OBP, achieved over 43 games, was largely aided by Pereira’s DSL-leading 20 HBP, a peculiar skill to have mastered before reaching the age of majority.
Corner OF Christopher Morales (21) spent the 2023 season on the 60-day minor league IL.
Corner IF Colin Moran (31) played in 16 games for Houston in 2016 and 2017, going seven-for-34 at the plate.
RHP Cy Sneed (31) pitched 26 times in relief for the 2020 and 2021 Astros, picking up 44 K’s in 38 2⁄3 innings and going 0-4 with a 4.78 FIP.
Corner IF Chris Johnson (39) played in 304 games for the Astros from 2009 through 2012. He hit 26 home runs with 136 RBI, slashing .274/.314/.421.