Morgan Ensberg manned the hot corner for five and a half seasons from 2002-2007. He was the last everyday starter at that position that you could hang your hat on. Ensberg had a solid run and was a catalyst for the 2004 NLCS and 2005 World Series squads. His 2005 performance earned him recognition as the team’s MVP, an All-Star appearance and a Silver Slugger award.
Ensberg was part of a couple of rare feats during his career. In 2004 he completed a triple play with Jeff Kent and Mike Lamb. He also hit three home runs in one game on May 15, 2005 against the San Francisco Giants.
The former third baseman currently serves as a “special assignment” coach in the Astros’ minor league system.
Candy heart rating: 5 (his 2005 performance warrants it)
Did you know? Ensberg started writing a baseball blog after his retirement, though he hasn’t updated it since 2012. He’s also an active Twitter user; follow him @MorganEnsberg.
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