The Astros have promoted Jason Castro, Chris Johnson and Jason Bourgeios from AAA. 23-year old lefty swinging catcher Jason Castro will be thrust right into the starting lineup for the Astros. Castro was the Astros’ #1 prospect heading into this season according to Baseball America. He played in 57 games in AAA-ball this year and he was 56 of 211 (.265 avg, .720 OPS) with 31 runs scored, 4 homers and 26 RBIs. He has now played in 215 games (3 years) in his minor league career with the Astros and he is 228 of 795 (.287 avg, .788 OPS) with 106 runs scored, 16 homers and 111 RBIs. The Astros expect Castro to do a good job both behind and at the plate. 25-year old righty swinging 3B Chris Johnson was the Astros’ #16 prospect coming into this season. He played in 8 games for the Astros earlier this season and he was 5 of 22 (.227 avg, .545 OPS) with 4 runs scored and 2 RBIs. Johnson also has played in 38 games in AAA-ball this year in which he was 49 of 149 (.329 avg, .932 OPS) with 26 runs scored, 8 homers and 33 RBIs. Johnson will likely bump Pedro Feliz to the bench at 3B. 28-year old righty swinging Jason Bourgeios will likely replace Cory Sullivan as one of the Astros backup outfielders. He has played in 65 games in AAA-ball this year and he is 81 of 235 (.345 avg, .882 OPS) with 37 runs scored, 5 homers, 28 RBIs and 18 stolen bases. Bourgeios has played in 30 games in his major league career (2008+2009) in which he is 8 of 40 (.200 avg, .556 OPS) with 6 runs scored, 1 homer, 3 RBIs and 3 stolen bases. Bringing Castro and Johnson up with the promise of giving them a lot of playing time is a great move for the Astros who have nothing to lose by getting a look at a couple of good prospects.