Description: Third baseman Mike Hessman, the active minor league home run leader, slammed three homers for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, his 11th, 12th and 13th of the season.
Insight: The 34-year-old now has 342 career minor league homers, but just 14 in 109 major league games. Still, Houston is in the bottom half of the league in runs scored this season, so Hessman may get another shot at some point.
5/25/2012 9:02:00 PM
Description: Third baseman Mike Hessman, a 34-year-old career minor leaguer with 339 minor league homers, went 9-for-17 with three doubles, five homers and 11 RBIs in five games with Triple-A Oklahoma City last week.
Insight: Hessman is the active leader in minor league home runs. He's slugged 10 this season for Houston's Triple-A affiliate. He was drafted way back in 1996 and has just 14 major league home runs in his career, but NL-only leaguers should keep the veteran in mind if he ever gets the call-up to the Astros.