Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Where Did These Guys Come From: Quad Cities

It's one of my favorite posts of the year: the Where Did These Guys Come From posts, in which we tell you how the Astros acquired the players on each minor-league roster. First up: Quad Cities River Bandits (Low-A).

Pitchers

Albert Abreu: Signed as free agent prior to 2014 season
Rogelio Armenteros: Signed out of Cuba in September, 2014
Matt Bower: 23rd Round draft pick, 2015
Ryan Deemes: 36th Round draft pick, 2015
Jacob Dorris: Signed as undrafted free agent, 2015
Ralph Garza: 26th Round draft pick, 2015
Jose Hernandez: Signed as minor-league free agent, February 2015
Sebastian Kessay: 22nd Round draft pick, 2013
Kevin McCanna: 13th Round draft pick, 2015
Andrew Thome: Signed as underrated free agent, 2015
Adam Whitt: 16th Round draft pick, 2015
Alex Winkelman: 21st Round draft pick, 2015

Catchers

Marlon Avea: Signed as amateur free agent - November 2010
Christian Correa: Signed as undrafted free agent - 2015
Anthony Hermelyn: 4th Round draft pick - 2015

Infielders

Osvaldo Duarte: Signed as international free agent - July 2015
Brooks Marlow: 29th Round draft pick - 2015
Dexture McCall: 31st Round draft pick - 2014
Antonio Nunez: 18th Round draft pick - 2014
Bobby Wernes: 30th Round draft pick - 2015

Outfielders

Daz Cameron: Selected with the 37th overall pick of the 2015 draft. Received Marlins' Comp Balance pick in the trade that sent Jarred Cosart, Enrique Hernandez and Austin Wates to Miami for Jake Marisnick, Colin Moran and Francis Martes in July 2014.
Aaron Mizell: 32nd Round draft pick - 2015
Pat Porter: 15th Round draft pick - 2015
Johnny Sewald: 14th Round draft pick - 2015
Kyle Tucker: Selected with the 5th overall pick of the 2015 draft.

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