Sunday, April 2, 2017

Where Did These Guys Come From: Houston Astros

It's one of my favorite posts every year, and we'll do it for every team from the Astros on down to the GCL. So where did the 25 members of the 2017 Opening Day roster come from?

Pitchers

Chris Devenski: Sent to the Astros on August 3, 2012 as the PTBNL trade with the White Sox that sent Brett Myers to Chicago in exchange for Matt Heidenreich and Blair Walters.

Michael Feliz: Signed as an amateur free agent on May 19, 2010 after the A's voided his amateur free agent contract in March 2010.

Mike Fiers: Acquired via trade on July 30, 2015 from Milwaukee with Carlos Gomez in exchange for Josh Hader, Brett Phillips, Adrian Houser, and Domingo Santana

Ken Giles: Acquired via trade with Jonathan Arauz on December 12, 2015 from Philadelphia in exchange for Mark Appel, Vincent Velasquez, Thomas Eshelman, Brett Oberholtzer, and Harold Arauz

Luke Gregerson: Signed as a free agent on December 12, 2014.

Jandel Gustave: Signed as amateur free agent on May 25, 2010. Taken by the Red Sox in the 2014 Rule 5 draft, purchased later that day by the Royals, selected off waivers by the Padres in March 2015, returned to the Astros on April 3, 2015.

Will Harris: Selected off waivers on November 3, 2014 from Arizona.

Dallas Keuchel: Selected in the 7th Round of the 2009 draft.

Lance McCullers: Selected in the 1st Round (41st overall) of the 2012 draft

Charlie Morton: Signed as a free agent on November 16, 2016

Joe Musgrove: Acquired in the July 20, 2012 trade that sent J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon, and David Carpenter to Toronto in exchange for Francisco Cordero, Ben Francisco, Carlos Perez, David Rollins, Asher Wojciechowski, and Kevin Comer.

Brad Peacock: Acquired in the February 4, 2013 trade that send Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez to Oakland for Chris Carter and Max Stassi

Tony Sipp: Signed as a free agent on May 1, 2014 after being released by the Padres. Signed as a free agent on December 11, 2015.

Catchers

Evan Gattis: Acquired with James Hoyt in the January 14, 2015 trade that sent Mike Foltynewicz, Rio Ruiz, and Andrew Thurman to Atlanta.

Brian McCann: Acquired in the November 17, 2016 trade that sent Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman to New York.

Infielders

Jose Altuve: Signed as an amateur free agent on March 6, 2007

Alex Bregman: Selected by the Astros in the 1st Round (2nd overall) of the 2015 draft

Carlos Correa: Selected by the Astros in the 1st Round (1st overall) of the 2012 draft

Marwin Gonzalez: Acquired in the December 8, 2011 trade for Marco Duarte with Boston. Both Marwin and Duarte were Rule 5 picks earlier that day.

Yulieski Gurriel: Signed as an amateur free agent on July 16, 2016

Outfielders

Nori Aoki: Selected off waivers the same day the Mariners signed him as a free agent

Jake Marisnick: Acquired in the July 31, 2014 trade that sent Jarred Cosart, Enrique Hernandez, and Austin Wates to Miami for Francis Martes and Colin Moran.

Josh Reddick: Signed as a free agent on November 23, 2016

George Springer: Selected in the 1st Round (11th overall) of the 2011 draft

Designated Hitter

Carlos Beltran: Signed as a free agent on December 5, 2016

2 comments:

John Martin said...

Don't really have an explanation as to why, but I'm kind of excited for Peacock. Guy has put in the work at AAA for years after being up for a good stretch in the bad years. Hope he does well and keeps his spot when McHugh comes off the DL.

ABlindHog said...


Glad to hear you enjoy putting this post together, it's one I look forward to every year.