2020 Round Rock Express Calendar
Cover: 2019 marked the reunion of the Houston Astros and the Round Rock Express. The Express became the AAA affiliate of the Astros in a five-year arrangement. The team won the division with a record of 84-56.
January: The Rookie. Head coach Mickey Storey coached his first year of AAA baseball with the Round Rock Express in 2019. The team won the division with a record of 84-56. Storey is shown looking from the dugout in his first game at Dell Diamond.
February: Future So Bright ... You Gotta Wear Shades. Yordan Alvarez started the season with the Round Rock Express and was promoted to the Houston Astros on June 19, 2019. He was unanimously voted the American League Rookie of the year.
March: Man with Fans. Alex De Goti's fans were the most noticeable at Dell Diamond, regularly engaging with the infielder in pre-game water fights. De Goti completes the double play against the Oklahoma City Dodgers in their game.
April: One for the Record Book. Kyle Tucker had another tremendous year with the Express. Tucker led the team in games, home runs, runs, total bases and stolen bases. Kyle Tucker steals home after Jake Peters of the Oklahoma City Dodgers bobbled the pickoff attempt at first.
May: MVP Rehab. Houston Astros infielder Jose Altuve rehab-ed with Express before returning to the Astros. Altuve led the Astros to the American League Championship and named the series MVP. Altuve is shown batting against the Tacoma Rainiers on June 16, 2019.
June: The Joker. Practical jokes were common in the Express dugout. Home plate umpire Derek Eaton tries to keep a straight face as the batboy was the subject of one of those jokes.
July: Out-of-here. Home plate umpire Edwin Moscoso ejects Nick Taneilu (standing right) for comments he made from the dugout during the game with the Omaha Storm Chasers.
August: Youngest Bench Coach. The youngest bench coach in the league (Center) congratulates Jack Mayfield (8) on his solo home run against the Iowa Cubs. The coach stayed with the team until school started in late August.
September: The Happy Dance. Third base coach Mickey Storey does the happy dance with Josh Rojas to celebrate his home run against the Memphis Redbirds. Storey greeted many players this way on the final leg of their home run trot.
October: Wrong Side of the Diamond. Taylor Jones may be one of the Express' most versatile players. Usually found at first base, Jones fielded the hot pocket against the Omaha Storm Chasers
November: Don't Mind Me. Taylor Jones gets “the look” from catcher Garrett Stubbs after catching the infield pop-up. Jones ran in from first base to make the grab in their final meeting against the New Orleans Baby Cakes.
December: Out at the Plate. Garrett Stubbs and Jacob Nottingham of the San Antonio Missions collide at the play in their game on August 28.
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