My Friend Mark Saccamanno

Mark Saccamanno is 28 and certainly too old to be considered an up-and-coming prospect. But that hasn't made the lifelong Astros fan work any less to fulfill his dream of reaching the majors. Saccamanno, a 23rd-round draft pick of the Astros in 2003, is having a terrific offensive season in his second year at Triple-A Round Rock, hitting .292/.331/.534 with a club-best 16 homers and 51 RBI through 77 games.

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