How Many Astros Can You Name?

No cheating here.

I’ll start you off with the easy ones.

Starting Pitchers:
Wandy Rodriguez
Bud Norris
J.A. Happ

Bullpen:
Brett Myers

Starting Lineup:
Carlos Lee (1B)

That leaves, uh, 20 more players. Let’s do it this way. Remember, no cheating. Leave one name in the comments, a name no one above you has mentioned. And we’ll see how long it takes to get to all 25. And who’s the last one named. (My guess as to the last one named is the guy in the photo.)



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Daniel Cates
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J.D. Martinez!

David
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David

Double bonus points if anyone can correctly predict their All Star representative!

dbake005
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dbake005

J.D. Martinez

Resolution
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Resolution

That short middle-infield prospect who people are high on. Brett Wallace somewhere in the organization. The ghost of Morgan Ensberg.

Resolution
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Resolution

Oh and Jason Castro and J.R. Towles (i.e., the most feared catching duo).

Carson Cistulli
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Member

I think the catchers are Castro and Chris Snyder, actually.

Towles is a Twin, looks like.

Resolution
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Resolution

This is truly a dark day in Houston.

jwb
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jwb

Towles is on a minor league deal with Minnesota. Reassigned yesterday. Rochester is nice in the summer.

Kyle
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Jed Lowrie, right? Jordan Schafer?

Will
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Will

Jose Altuve

Bryan
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Bryan

Jose Altuve

J.P. Breen
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Jimmy Paredes

Naked Mole Gaetti
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Brian Bogusevic, The dog from Jetsons, _____glide, The lab assistant on Fringe…

dbake005
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dbake005

Jordan Lyles

@CPMeyer
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@CPMeyer

Jose Altuve

dbake005
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dbake005

Chris Johnson.

That’s all I’ve got

tyler
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tyler

a phillies prospect to be named later

VRP
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VRP

Jordan Lyles
The OF Brian something, starts with a B
Wilton Lopez

BobbyMac
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BobbyMac

Fern-Rod – my sleeper RP pick for 2012.

Bryan Grosnick
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Member
Bryan Grosnick

Wilton Lopez!

Carson Cistulli
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There’s a Rule 5 guy named Wilkin — or something like Wilkin.

orfo
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orfo

@VRP it’s Brian Bogusevic.

beachykeen
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beachykeen

Jordan Schafer

bcarsley22
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bcarsley22

David Carpenter and Angel Sanchez!

beachykeen
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beachykeen

Aneury Rodriguez

leoleo
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leoleo

Matt Downs

Andrew Chesnut
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Andrew Chesnut

Brandon Lyons

David
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David

Kyle “Stone Temple Pilots sucks” Wieland

Eminor3rd
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Eminor3rd

Livan Hernand– Oh, wait.

Brett Wallace!

Sexton
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Sexton

Clint barmes

Eminor3rd
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Eminor3rd

Isn’t he Pirates now?

Greg W
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He was playing for Pittsburgh yesterday, so I’m gonna go with ‘Yes”.

Dave
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Dave

Kyle Weiland

Dave
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Dave

Brian Bogusevic

dan
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dan

Jason Michaels?

23553
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23553

Nope, he’s with the Nats.

Joshn18
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Joshn18

Jed Lowrie

Eminor3rd
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Eminor3rd

Humberto Quintero? Is he still there?

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman

Nope – Royals

novaether
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novaether

Bourgeois

Corey
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Corey

Petty Bourgeoisie is a Kansas City Royal now.

Matt Defalco
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Matt Defalco

Matt Downs, Jason Bourgeois on the list as well!

Also Chris Johnson to be added (if not said above already). I can think of some more if I spend a few minutes on it. We need to use that website where you can make fill in the blank challenges and reward the member who can complete it the most.

Matt Defalco
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Matt Defalco

I thought of another one. Couldn’t put my finger on his name earlier.

He’s a relief pitcher – Sammy (Samuel) Gervacio

Greg W
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This would be a sad little Sporacle quiz indeed.

Steve
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Steve

Fernando Martinez

halebm
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halebm

Altuve 2B

Resolution
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Resolution

I think a strong testament to the difficulty of this task is the fact that everyone keeps commenting with like the same 5 names or just providing answers in the form of questions.

njd.aitken
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njd.aitken

JB Shuck. But to be fair, Jeff Sullivan had a similar exercise on twitter two weeks ago.

Andrew
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Andrew

Marwin Gonzalez. You know I cheated for that one.

Guy
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Guy

Seems we forgot Hunter Pence and Lance Berkman.

Shashank Bharadwaj
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Shashank Bharadwaj

Is it Rule 5 Draft first pick Rhiner Cruz?

Brad
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Brad

Starting roster? Yeesh… um…
Brett Walla-… Oh, he’s in the minors?
Zach Du-… wait, nope, traded.
I believe there’s something called a J.B. “Aww” Schucks. I assume the J.B. stands for Jim Beam.

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman

Zach Duke was released, and signed by the Nationals within a day or two.

CurtisStarkeyFan4Life
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CurtisStarkeyFan4Life

Albert Pujols?

Ashitaka
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Ashitaka

Ones not mentioned off the top: Wesley Wright, Enerio Del Rosario, Lucas Harrell…and one or two more I’m forgetting I’m sure.

bill
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bill

carlos… mar…ti.. nez?

CurtisStarkeyFan4Life
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CurtisStarkeyFan4Life

Is CC Sabathia still in Houston?

Kyle H
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Kyle H

Rodger Clemens will be by June

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman

Oh! Justin Ruggiano!

Well-Beered Englishman
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Well-Beered Englishman

My fiancee and I sat behind first at an Astros spring training game, and she ranked the attractiveness of the players’ hindquarters. Her rankings were thusly: 1. Jordan Schafer 2. Justin Ruggiano 3. J.D. Martinez n. (where n=highest possible number) Carlos Lee

Simon
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Simon

Clint Barmes?

Matt Defalco
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Matt Defalco

The writer needs to compile our contributions until we either get them all (not bloody likely) or surrender.

Smada
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Smada

Did henry sosa make the team?

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