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The 20 Greatest Houston Astros of All-Time

Updated 02/25/2020

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched.


  1. Jeff Bagwell
    • Age: 23 – 37
    • Years: 1991 – 2005
    • Position(s): 1B

    Jeff Bagwell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    79.62 149 2150 9431 7797 1517 2314 488 32 449 1529 202 1401 1558 .297 .407 .540 .947

  2. Lance Berkman
    • Age: 23 – 34
    • Years: 1999 – 2010
    • Position(s): 1B, LF, RF, CF

    Lance Berkman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    48.03 146 1592 6712 5560 1008 1648 375 26 326 1090 82 1040 1121 .296 .409 .549 .958

  3. Craig Biggio
    • Age: 22 – 41
    • Years: 1988 – 2007
    • Position(s): 2B, C, CF, LF

    Craig Biggio
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    65.07 115 2850 12503 10876 1844 3060 668 55 291 1175 414 1160 1753 .281 .360 .433 .793

  4. Cesar Cedeno
    • Age: 19 – 30
    • Years: 1970 – 1981
    • Position(s): CF, 1B

    Cesar Cedeno
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    49.57 128 1512 6389 5732 890 1659 343 55 163 778 487 534 735 .289 .350 .453 .804

  5. Jim Wynn
    • Age: 21 – 31
    • Years: 1963 – 1973
    • Position(s): CF, RF, LF

    Jim Wynn
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    41.41 131 1426 6013 5063 829 1291 228 32 223 719 180 847 1088 .255 .359 .444 .804

  6. Roy Oswalt
    • Age: 23 – 32
    • Years: 2001 – 2010
    • Position(s): SP

    Roy Oswalt
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    45.55 76 303 291 143 82 3.24 1932.1 19 7 0 747 696 446 1593 20.0% 1.20

  7. Jose Cruz
    • Age: 27 – 39
    • Years: 1975 – 1987
    • Position(s): LF, RF

    Jose Cruz
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    51.16 124 1870 7448 6629 871 1937 335 80 138 942 288 730 841 .292 .358 .429 .787

  8. Jose Altuve
    • Age: 21 – 29
    • Years: 2011 – 2019
    • Position(s): 2B

    Jose Altuve
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    38.5 127 1243 5458 4985 734 1567 299 28 128 538 254 360 623 .314 .365 .463 .828

  9. Alex Bregman
    • Age: 22 – 25
    • Years: 2016 – 2019
    • Position(s): 3B

    Alex Bregman
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21.2 146 517 2238 1905 346 545 140 11 99 320 34 285 317 .286 .385 .527 .912

  10. Joe Morgan
    • Age: 19 – 27, 36
    • Years: 1963 – 1971, 1980
    • Position(s): 2B

    Joe Morgan
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    30.58 122 1032 4482 3729 597 972 153 63 72 327 219 678 415 .261 .370 .393 .763

  11. George Springer
    • Age: 24 – 29
    • Years: 2014 – 2019
    • Position(s): RF, CF

    George Springer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.7 133 744 3343 2898 530 782 131 11 160 426 47 372 747 .270 .362 .488 .850

  12. Larry Dierker
    • Age: 17 – 29
    • Years: 1964 – 1976
    • Position(s): SP

    Larry Dierker
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    34.25 96 345 320 137 117 3.28 2294.1 106 25 1 927 837 695 1487 15.7% 1.21

  13. Roger Clemens
    • Age: 41 – 43
    • Years: 2004 – 2006
    • Position(s): SP

    Roger Clemens
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    16.8 55 84 84 38 18 2.40 539 1 0 0 161 144 170 505 23.3% 1.07

  14. Bill Doran
    • Age: 24 – 32
    • Years: 1982 – 1990
    • Position(s): 2B

    Bill Doran
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    30.25 111 1165 4922 4264 611 1139 180 35 69 404 191 585 513 .267 .352 .374 .726

  15. Carlos Correa
    • Age: 20 – 24
    • Years: 2015 – 2019
    • Position(s): SS

    Carlos Correa
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    21 129 546 2362 2068 312 573 119 7 102 372 33 256 495 .277 .359 .489 .848

  16. Bob Watson
    • Age: 20 – 33
    • Years: 1966 – 1979
    • Position(s): 1B, LF

    Bob Watson
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    23.46 129 1381 5496 4883 640 1448 241 30 139 782 21 508 635 .297 .363 .443 .807

  17. Mike Scott
    • Age: 28 – 36
    • Years: 1983 – 1991
    • Position(s): SP

    Mike Scott
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    24.75 94 263 259 110 81 3.30 1704 42 21 0 694 625 505 1318 18.9% 1.14

  18. Don Wilson
    • Age: 21 – 29
    • Years: 1966 – 1974
    • Position(s): SP

    Don Wilson
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    27.73 92 266 245 104 92 3.15 1748.1 78 20 2 698 611 640 1283 17.6% 1.21

  19. Terry Puhl
    • Age: 20 – 33
    • Years: 1977 – 1990
    • Position(s): RF, CF, LF

    Terry Puhl
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    28.42 114 1516 5458 4837 676 1357 226 56 62 432 217 502 505 .281 .345 .388 .734

  20. Glenn Davis
    • Age: 23 – 29
    • Years: 1984 – 1990
    • Position(s): 1B

    Glenn Davis
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    18.82 127 830 3425 3032 427 795 150 10 166 518 23 310 490 .262 .336 .482 .818

4 Comments »

  1. JR Richard is the greatest pitcher they ever had, bar none. I love Dierker, and I like Wilson, but I’d take Dave Smith and JR over both of them. Or Billy Wagner.

    Alan Ashby or Brad Ausmus need to be included. You can’t have a team without a catcher.

    I’m sure you’ll get people hollering at you about excluding Nolan Ryan, as well. I think you’d be better off making an all time team, with 25 men listed – 10 pitchers and 15 position players.

    Here’s mine:

    Starting Pitchers:
    JR Richard
    Mike Scott
    Dierker
    Verlander
    Nolan Ryan

    Bullpen
    Billy Wagner (225 saves)
    Dave Smith (199 saves)
    Joe Sambito (the closer on the 1980 team)
    Ken Forsch (great guy to have around, could start or relieve)
    Brad Lidge (was great for a few years there…)

    Catchers
    Alan Ashby
    Brad Ausmus

    1B
    Bagwell

    2B
    Biggio

    SS
    Dickie Thon

    3B
    Doug Rader

    IF
    Morgan
    Bregman
    Correa

    LF
    Cruz

    CF
    Cedeno

    RF
    Berkman

    OF
    Wynn
    Springer
    Watson

    Thon should have been a HOFer, but Mike Torrez hit him in the face with a fastball in ’84. I don’t take anything away from him for not having the career he should have. For two years, he was the best young SS in baseball. He worked his butt off getting back on the field, and wasn’t too bad, considering the physical damage done to the bones in his face. He actually had a few good years after that gruesome injury.

    Moises just didn’t play long enough for them, so I went with guys who spent most of their careers with the Astros. Rusty Staub could have made this team, as well. Carlos Lee, too. I like Puhl, but he’s not in this class of hitters.

    Doug Rader was every bit as good defensively as Brooks, and he wasn’t a bad hitter either. If Bregman plays 10 years in Houston, I’ll definitely give him the nod. But Doug hit 128 HRs for the Astros, and won 5 straight GGs. He was a great defensive third baseman.

    Pitchers who get honorable mention:
    Wilson
    Mike Cuellar
    Joe Niekro
    Shane Reynolds
    Mike Hampton
    Bob Knepper
    Octavio Dotel

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  2. J.R. Richard, Nolan Ryan, Billy Wagner, Lee May, and why does Richard Hidalgo never get any love? He hit .278 and averaged 28 HRs a year for us.

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    • Lee May? Sorry, but he was very mediocre for us. He had an OPS over .800 just once, and his OBP was HORRIBLE. I like the guy, but he was a disappointment. Throw in that we gave up the best 2B of the 1970’s to get him, and he’s a complete bust.

      Hidalgo was good, but would you really put him over Berkman or Cruz as a corner OF?

      I’m with you on JR, and Nolan is a one-of-a-kind pitcher.

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