Saturday, March 29, 2014

Where Did These Guys Come From: Houston

This is one of my favorite series of the season. Where Did These Guys Come From will be updated as the minor-league assignments for the full-season affiliates are released (sometime this week), but let's begin with the Opening Day roster of the Big League Club...

Pitchers

Matt Albers - Signed as a free agent on December 17, 2013.
Anthony Bass - Acquired via trade from San Diego for Houston's 1st Rule 5 pick on December 11, 2013.
Kevin Chapman - Acquired via trade from Kansas City with D'Andre Toney for Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero on March 20, 2012.
Jarred Cosart - Acquired via trade from Philadelphia with Jon Singleton, Josh Zeid, and Domingo Santana for Hunter Pence on July 29, 2011.
Jesse Crain - Signed as a free agent on December 31, 2013. (Note: Will begin the season on the DL)
Scott Feldman - Signed as a free agent on December 6, 2013.
Josh Fields - Selected in the Rule 5 draft on December 6, 2012.
Lucas Harrell - Selected off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on July 8, 2011.
Dallas Keuchel - Drafted, 7th Round of the 2009 draft.
Brett Oberholtzer - Acquired via trade from Atlanta with Juan Abreu, Paul Clemens, and Jordan Schafer for Michael Bourn on July 31, 2011.
Brad Peacock - Acquired via trade from Oakland with Chris Carter and Max Stassi for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez on February 4, 2013.
Chad Qualls - Signed as a free agent on December 7, 2013.
Jerome Williams - Signed as a free agent on February 6, 2014.

Catchers

Jason Castro - Drafted, 1st Round of the 2008 draft.
Carlos Corporan - Signed as a free agent on November 11, 2010.

Infielders

Jose Altuve - Signed as an amateur free agent on March 6, 2007.
Chris Carter - Acquired via trade from Oakland with Brad Peacock and Max Stassi for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez on February 4, 2013.
Matt Dominguez - Acquired via trade from Miami with Rob Rasmussen for Carlos Lee on July 4, 2012.
Marwin Gonzalez - Acquired via trade from Boston for Marco Duarte in the Rule 5 draft on December 8, 2011.
Jesus Guzman - Acquired via trade from San Diego for Ryan Jackson on December 18, 2013.
Jonathan Villar - Acquired via trade from Philadelphia with Anthony Gose and J.A. Happ for Roy Oswalt on July 29, 2010.

Outfielders

Dexter Fowler - Acquired via trade from Colorado with a PTBNL for Brandon Barnes and Jordan Lyles on December 3, 2013.
Robbie Grossman - Acquired via trade from Pittsburgh with Colton Cain and Rudy Owens for Wandy Wandy Rodriguez on July 24, 2012.
L.J. Hoes - Acquired via trade from Baltimore with Josh Hader and a 2014 Round A Competitive Balance pick for Bud Norris on July 31, 2013.
Marc Krauss - Acquired via trade with Bobby Borchering from Arizona for Chris Johnson on July 29, 2012.
Alex Presley - Claimed off waivers from Minnesota on March 27, 2014.

Summary

Acquired via trade: 14 (Bass, Chapman, Cosart, Oberholtzer, Peacock, Carter, Dominguez, Gonzalez, Guzman, Villar, Fowler, Grossman, Hoes, Krauss)
Free agent signings: 6 (Albers, Crain, Feldman, Qualls, Williams, Corporan)
Developed through organization: 3 (Castro, Keuchel, Altuve)
Claimed off waivers: 2 (Harrell, Presley)
Rule 5 picks: 1 (Fields)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Technically Albers was developed through the system

Anonymous said...

Need to bring up Max Stassi and let him play catcher when Jason Castro plays first base. Stassi is ready for the Majors and is better than Corporan. Hopefully Stassi will come up soon. Stassi will be a Major League All Star....