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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Craig Curtis, Bright Spot - 2753

The Gulf Coast League Astros had a tough start in 1989. A consistent force, though, was infielder Craig Curtis, his manager Julio Linares told The Orlando Sentinel.

"Curtis has been one of the bright spots this year," Linares told The Sentinel. "He's doing a good job for us with the bat. The guys are struggling, but they will come along."

Curtis ended that year hitting .323 for the GCL squad. But he couldn't keep it up. He played just three more seasons, never making AA.

Curtis' career began that year, taken by the Astros in the 8th round, out of North Kansas City High School.

Curtis started with the GCL Astros, hitting one home run and knocking in 14. For 1990, he moved to single-A Asheville. There, he hit just .228, but his home run total increase to 17.

Curtis moved to hgh-A Osceola for 1991. His average dropped that year to .207. His home run total also dropped to zero.

Curtis returned to Asheville in 1992, getting into 59 games there. His batting average improved to .248. He also got 58 games at single-A Burlington that year. But his 1992 season ended up being his last.
1990 CMC-Pro Cards Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:1,306
Made the Majors: 711 - 54.4%
Never Made Majors: 595-45.6%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 307
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 181

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