Astros top pitching prospect and League City, Texas native Jarred Cosart will be the guest on this week's Astroline call-in radio show, which will air its third broadcast of this season on Thursday, December 13. The show will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. from Buffalo Wild Wings (510 Gray St.) on Sports Talk 790 KBME. The show is open to the public.
Hall of Fame broadcaster Milo Hamilton will once again serve as the host of Astroline and will be joined by Astros Social Media Director Kelly George, who will take fans questions via Twitter at twitter.com/astros either before or during the broadcast. Fans may also post questions prior to the broadcast on the Astros Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Astros. As always, fans will also have the option to call the show with questions at 713-212-5790.
Astroline, which is presented by Budweiser, is being broadcast live each Thursday from 7-8:00 p.m. during the offseason.
Cosart, 22, is currently ranked as the top pitching prospect in the Astros system by MLB.com. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-hander posted a 6-7 record with a 3.30 ERA (42ER/114.2IP) and 92 strikeouts in 21 games (20 starts) between Triple A Oklahoma City (6g) and Double A Corpus Christi (15g) in 2012. Following the season, he pitched in the Arizona Fall League and was the East Division starting pitcher for the 2012 AFL Rising Stars Game.
Cosart was originally selected by the Phillies in the 38th round of the June 2008 draft after graduating from Clear Creek High School (TX), and was acquired by the Astros on July 29, 2011 as part of the package for outfielder Hunter Pence.
Hamilton, who retired from the radio booth in 2012, began his Hall of Fame radio career as a disc jockey on the Armed Forces Radio Network during Thanksgiving week in 1945. The 2012 season was his 28th with the Astros and his 59th year broadc=asting Major League Baseball. Although he retired from calling games, Hamilton will remain active with the Astros moving forward.