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2008 Houston Astros

2008 > Class Major League > 2008 National League (Central)
Overall: 86-75
Scored 712 runs, Allowed 743 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 77-84

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Cecil Cooper
Represented: Houston, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 2007 / 2009

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Reggie Abercrombie 27 34 60 55 10 17 5 0 2 5 5 2 1 23 .309 .339 .509 .848 28 0 2 1 1 0
2 Brad Ausmus 39 81 250 216 15 47 8 0 3 24 0 2 25 41 .218 .303 .296 .600 64 4 2 6 1 3
3 Brandon Backe 30 32 56 47 8 13 2 0 2 3 0 0 3 18 .277 .333 .447 .780 21 0 1 5 0 0
4 Lance Berkman# 32 159 665 554 114 173 46 4 29 106 18 4 99 108 .312 .420 .567 .986 314 13 7 0 5 18
5 Geoff Blum# 35 114 356 325 36 78 14 1 14 53 1 2 21 54 .240 .287 .418 .705 136 5 3 0 7 2
6 Michael Bourn* 25 138 514 467 57 107 10 4 5 29 41 10 37 111 .229 .288 .300 .588 140 3 2 7 1 0
7 Doug Brocail* 41 72 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8 Tim Byrdak* 34 59 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 Jack Cassel 27 9 9 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .222 .444 2 0 0 0 0 0
10 Shawn Chacon 30 15 28 24 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 .125 .192 .125 .317 3 0 0 2 0 0
11 Jose Cruz# 34 38 60 49 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 11 9 .122 .283 .143 .426 7 0 0 0 0 0
12 Darin Erstad* 34 140 342 322 49 89 16 0 4 31 2 3 14 68 .276 .309 .363 .672 117 3 2 2 2 3
13 Geoff Geary 31 55 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
14 Runelvys Hernandez 30 4 6 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 .250 .400 .250 .650 1 0 0 1 0 0
15 J.R. House 28 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Carlos Lee 32 115 481 436 61 137 27 0 28 100 4 1 37 49 .314 .368 .569 .937 248 8 3 0 5 7
17 Mark Loretta 36 101 297 261 27 73 15 0 4 38 0 0 29 30 .280 .350 .383 .733 100 9 2 0 5 1
18 Kazuo Matsui# 32 96 422 375 58 110 26 3 6 33 20 5 37 53 .293 .354 .427 .781 160 3 0 7 3 0
19 Edwin Maysonet 26 7 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0 0 0 0 0
20 Brian Moehler 36 31 50 44 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 27 .023 .104 .045 .150 2 0 0 2 0 0
21 David Newhan* 34 64 111 104 11 27 5 2 2 12 1 0 6 28 .260 .297 .404 .701 42 3 0 0 1 0
22 Fernando Nieve 25 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Roy Oswalt 30 32 75 70 3 15 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 18 .214 .214 .214 .429 15 0 0 5 0 0
24 Chad Paronto 32 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Hunter Pence 25 157 642 595 78 160 34 4 25 83 11 10 40 124 .269 .318 .466 .783 277 14 4 0 3 2
26 Tomas Perez# 34 8 10 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200 .200 .200 .400 2 0 0 0 0 0
27 Humberto Quintero 28 59 183 168 16 38 6 0 2 12 0 0 6 34 .226 .270 .298 .567 50 5 4 5 0 0
28 Wandy Rodriguez 29 25 45 41 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .122 .122 .146 .268 6 1 0 4 0 0
29 Mark Saccomanno 28 10 10 10 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .600 .800 6 0 0 0 0 0
30 Chris Sampson 30 54 26 22 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .136 .174 .136 .310 3 0 0 3 0 0
31 Miguel Tejada 34 158 666 632 92 179 38 3 13 66 7 7 24 72 .283 .314 .415 .729 262 32 6 1 3 4
32 J.R. Towles 24 54 171 146 10 20 5 0 4 16 0 0 16 40 .137 .250 .253 .503 37 3 6 3 0 1
33 Jose Valverde 30 74 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 Oscar Villarreal* 26 35 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 Ty Wigginton 30 111 429 386 50 110 22 1 23 58 4 6 32 69 .285 .350 .526 .876 203 9 8 0 3 1
35 Players 31.2 161 6050 5451 712 1432 284 22 167 684 114 52 449 1051 .263 .323 .415 .737 2261 116 52 57 41 42
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Brandon Backe 30 9 14 .391 6.05 31 31 0 0 0 0 166.2 202 114 112 36 77 2 127 4 0 2 756 1.674 10.9 1.9 4.2 6.9 1.65
2 Dave Borkowski 31 0 2 .000 7.50 26 0 5 0 0 0 36.0 54 30 30 9 14 5 24 1 0 0 173 1.889 13.5 2.2 3.5 6.0 1.71
3 Doug Brocail 41 7 5 .583 3.93 72 0 21 0 0 2 68.2 63 30 30 8 21 5 64 3 1 1 286 1.223 8.3 1.0 2.8 8.4 3.05
4 Tim Byrdak* 34 2 1 .667 3.90 59 0 9 0 0 0 55.1 45 24 24 10 29 2 47 2 0 0 237 1.337 7.3 1.6 4.7 7.6 1.62
5 Jack Cassel 27 1 1 .500 5.64 9 3 1 0 0 0 30.1 38 21 19 5 8 2 14 1 1 2 132 1.516 11.3 1.5 2.4 4.2 1.75
6 Shawn Chacon 30 2 3 .400 5.04 15 15 0 0 0 0 85.2 88 52 48 16 41 5 53 2 0 2 374 1.506 9.2 1.7 4.3 5.6 1.29
7 Geoff Geary 31 2 3 .400 2.53 55 0 8 0 0 0 64.0 45 18 18 3 28 5 45 2 1 0 262 1.141 6.3 0.4 3.9 6.3 1.61
8 LaTroy Hawkins 35 2 0 1.000 0.43 24 0 4 0 0 1 21.0 11 3 1 0 5 1 25 0 0 1 79 0.762 4.7 0.0 2.1 10.7 5.00
9 Runelvys Hernandez 30 0 3 .000 8.38 4 4 0 0 0 0 19.1 32 19 18 4 11 1 15 0 0 0 98 2.224 14.9 1.9 5.1 7.0 1.36
10 Brian Moehler 36 11 8 .579 4.56 31 26 0 0 0 0 150.0 166 79 76 20 36 1 82 4 0 3 650 1.347 10.0 1.2 2.2 4.9 2.28
11 Fernando Nieve 25 0 1 .000 8.44 11 0 1 0 0 0 10.2 17 10 10 2 2 0 12 0 0 0 49 1.781 14.3 1.7 1.7 10.1 6.00
12 Roy Oswalt 30 17 10 .630 3.54 32 32 0 3 2 0 208.2 199 89 82 23 47 2 165 10 0 1 862 1.179 8.6 1.0 2.0 7.1 3.51
13 Chad Paronto 32 0 1 .000 4.35 6 0 3 0 0 0 10.1 11 5 5 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 41 1.258 9.6 1.7 1.7 3.5 2.00
14 Wandy Rodriguez* 29 9 7 .563 3.54 25 25 0 0 0 0 137.1 136 65 54 14 44 3 131 5 3 2 587 1.311 8.9 0.9 2.9 8.6 2.98
15 Chris Sampson 30 6 4 .600 4.22 54 11 6 0 0 0 117.1 118 60 55 8 23 5 61 3 0 0 478 1.202 9.1 0.6 1.8 4.7 2.65
16 Jose Valverde 30 6 3 .667 3.38 74 0 71 0 0 44 72.0 62 28 27 10 23 6 83 2 2 3 303 1.181 7.8 1.2 2.9 10.4 3.61
17 Oscar Villarreal 26 1 3 .250 5.02 35 0 13 0 0 0 37.2 42 25 21 12 17 0 21 2 0 2 168 1.566 10.0 2.9 4.1 5.0 1.24
18 Wesley Wright* 23 4 3 .571 5.01 71 0 15 0 0 1 55.2 45 34 31 8 34 4 57 4 1 2 250 1.419 7.3 1.3 5.5 9.2 1.68
18 Players 31.0 86 75 .534 4.36 161 161 157 4 13 48 1425.1 1453 743 691 197 492 53 1095 50 9 22 6125 1.365 9.2 1.2 3.1 6.9 2.23
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Brad Ausmus 77 428 33 2 4 .996 5.99 4 19 5 21%
Humberto Quintero 59 373 26 1 3 .998 6.76 1 15 9 38%
J.R. Towles 53 312 13 2 1 .994 6.13 3 13 7 35%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Lance Berkman 152 1240 132 5 122 .996 9.03
Darin Erstad 12 71 2 0 4 1.000 6.08
Geoff Blum 5 17 1 0 1 1.000 3.60
Brad Ausmus 2 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50
Mark Loretta 2 14 0 0 0 1.000 7.00
Mark Saccomanno 2 6 0 0 0 1.000 3.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kazuo Matsui 94 190 219 12 56 .971 4.35
Mark Loretta 46 85 119 1 28 .995 4.43
David Newhan 28 33 39 1 11 .986 2.57
Geoff Blum 8 9 17 0 2 1.000 3.25
Tomas Perez 5 2 2 0 2 1.000 0.80
Edwin Maysonet 3 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67
Brad Ausmus 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ty Wigginton 82 46 144 6 11 .969 2.32
Geoff Blum 75 43 144 4 8 .979 2.49
Mark Loretta 17 7 31 1 1 .974 2.24
Brad Ausmus 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
Tomas Perez 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Miguel Tejada 157 187 442 11 97 .983 4.01
Mark Loretta 5 3 18 2 3 .913 4.20
Geoff Blum 4 2 7 0 0 1.000 2.25
Edwin Maysonet 4 0 6 1 0 .857 1.50

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Carlos Lee 110 0.00
Darin Erstad 56 0.00
Ty Wigginton 30 0.00
Reggie Abercrombie 12 0.00
Jose Cruz 10 0.00
David Newhan 2 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Michael Bourn 130 0.00
Darin Erstad 40 0.00
Reggie Abercrombie 11 0.00
Jose Cruz 5 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hunter Pence 156 0.00
Darin Erstad 6 0.00
Jose Cruz 3 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Hunter Pence 156 340 16 1 4 .997 2.28
Michael Bourn 130 291 9 5 2 .984 2.31
Carlos Lee 110 187 4 1 0 .995 1.74
Darin Erstad 88 146 2 0 1 1.000 1.68
Ty Wigginton 30 46 2 0 0 1.000 1.60
Reggie Abercrombie 22 36 2 0 1 1.000 1.73
Jose Cruz 15 18 0 0 0 1.000 1.20
David Newhan 2 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jose Valverde 74 6 3 1 0 .900 0.12
Doug Brocail 72 9 8 1 1 .944 0.24
Wesley Wright 71 2 7 0 1 1.000 0.13
Tim Byrdak 59 7 7 0 1 1.000 0.24
Geoff Geary 55 4 7 0 0 1.000 0.20
Chris Sampson 54 15 7 1 2 .957 0.41
Oscar Villarreal 35 3 5 0 1 1.000 0.23
Roy Oswalt 32 24 30 0 4 1.000 1.69
Brandon Backe 31 15 17 1 2 .970 1.03
Brian Moehler 31 14 10 1 0 .960 0.77
Dave Borkowski 26 4 5 0 0 1.000 0.35
Wandy Rodriguez 25 9 14 0 2 1.000 0.92
LaTroy Hawkins 24 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.08
Shawn Chacon 15 3 9 1 0 .923 0.80
Fernando Nieve 11 1 1 0 1 1.000 0.18
Jack Cassel 9 2 5 1 0 .875 0.78
Chad Paronto 6 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.17
Runelvys Hernandez 4 1 4 0 1 1.000 1.25

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Reggie Abercrombie 27 R R 6' 3.0" 215 Jul 15, 1980 Columbus, GA, US 2008-06-07 2008-09-28
Alberto Arias 24 R R 5' 11.0" 155 Oct 14, 1983 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 2008-09-08 2008-09-25
Brad Ausmus 39 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Apr 14, 1969 New Haven, CT, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
Brandon Backe 30 R R 6' 0.0" 182 Apr 5, 1978 Galveston, TX, US 2008-04-01 2008-09-27
Lance Berkman 32 S L 6' 1.0" 220 Feb 10, 1976 Waco, TX, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
Geoff Blum 35 S R 6' 3.0" 220 Apr 26, 1973 Redwood City, CA, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-27
Dave Borkowski 31 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Feb 7, 1977 Detroit, MI, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-27
Michael Bourn 25 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Dec 27, 1982 Houston, TX, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
Doug Brocail 41 L R 6' 5.0" 220 May 16, 1967 Clearfield, PA, US 2008-04-01 2008-09-26
Tim Byrdak 34 L L 5' 11.0" 190 Oct 31, 1973 Oak Lawn, IL, US 2008-04-21 2008-09-26
Jack Cassel 27 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 8, 1980 Los Angeles, CA, US 2008-04-24 2008-09-27
Jose Castillo 27 R R 6' 1.0" 210 Mar 19, 1981 Las Mercedes, Guarico, VE 2008-08-24 2008-09-28
Shawn Chacon 30 R R 6' 3.0" 212 Dec 23, 1977 Anchorage, AK, US 2008-04-03 2008-06-19
Jose Cruz 34 S R 6' 0.0" 190 Apr 19, 1974 Arroyo, PR 2008-04-01 2008-06-05
Darin Erstad 34 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Jun 4, 1974 Jamestown, ND, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-27
Geoff Geary 31 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Aug 26, 1976 Buffalo, NY, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-27
LaTroy Hawkins 35 R R 6' 5.0" 220 Dec 21, 1972 Gary, IN, US 2008-08-02 2008-09-28
Runelvys Hernandez 30 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Apr 27, 1978 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO 2008-06-27 2008-07-21
J.R. House 28 R R 6' 0.0" 215 Nov 11, 1979 Charleston, WV, US 2008-08-16 2008-08-19
Carlos Lee 32 R R 6' 2.0" 270 Jun 20, 1976 Aguadulce, Cocle, PA 2008-03-31 2008-08-09
Mark Loretta 36 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Aug 14, 1971 Santa Monica, CA, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
Kazuo Matsui 32 S R 5' 10.0" 187 Oct 23, 1975 Higashi-Osaka, Osaka, JP 2008-04-18 2008-09-28
Edwin Maysonet 26 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Oct 17, 1981 Arecibo, PR 2008-09-07 2008-09-28
Brian Moehler 36 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Dec 31, 1971 Rockingham, NC, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-26
David Newhan 34 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Sep 7, 1973 Fullerton, CA, US 2008-04-12 2008-09-28
Fernando Nieve 25 R R 6' 0.0" 220 Jul 15, 1982 Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, VE 2008-05-17 2008-09-27
Roy Oswalt 30 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 29, 1977 Kosciusko, MS, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-25
Chad Paronto 32 R R 6' 5.0" 285 Jul 28, 1975 Woodsville, NH, US 2008-07-07 2008-07-30
Hunter Pence 25 R R 6' 4.0" 220 Apr 13, 1983 Fort Worth, TX, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
Tomas Perez 34 S R 5' 11.0" 185 Dec 29, 1973 Barquisimeto, Lara, VE 2008-04-02 2008-04-21
Humberto Quintero 28 R R 5' 9.0" 215 Aug 2, 1979 Maracaibo, Zulia, VE 2008-04-17 2008-09-27
Wandy Rodriguez 29 R L 5' 10.0" 195 Jan 18, 1979 Santiago Rodriguez, Santiago Rodriguez, DO 2008-04-02 2008-09-28
Mark Saccomanno 28 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Apr 30, 1980 Houston, TX, US 2008-09-08 2008-09-28
Chris Sampson 30 R R 6' 1.0" 195 May 23, 1978 Pasadena, TX, US 2008-04-04 2008-09-23
Miguel Tejada 34 R R 5' 9.0" 220 May 25, 1974 Bani, Peravia, DO 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
J.R. Towles 24 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Feb 11, 1984 Crosby, TX, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
Jose Valverde 30 R R 6' 4.0" 265 Mar 24, 1978 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO 2008-04-02 2008-09-28
Oscar Villarreal 26 L R 6' 0.0" 195 Nov 22, 1981 San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon, MX 2008-04-01 2008-07-01
Ty Wigginton 30 R R 6' 0.0" 215 Oct 11, 1977 San Diego, CA, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
Randy Wolf 31 L L 6' 0.0" 205 Aug 22, 1976 Canoga Park, CA, US 2008-07-27 2008-09-24
Wesley Wright 23 R L 5' 11.0" 185 Jan 28, 1985 Montgomery, AL, US 2008-03-31 2008-09-27

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