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1997 Houston Astros

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1996 / 1998

84-78, Finished 1st in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Larry Dierker (84-78)
GM: Gerry Hunsicker, Scouting Dir: David Lakey
Scored 777 runs, Allowed 660 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 93-69

Ballparks: Astrodome · Attendance: 2,046,781 (8th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 94

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1996 / 1998 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Bobby Abreu 23 L R 6' 0" 220 Mar 11, 1974 2 59 46 59 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 43 54 0 11 0 0.4 $150,000
Brad Ausmus 28 R R 5' 11" 190 Apr 14, 1969 5 130 113 130 129 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 2.3 $1,075,000
Jeff Bagwell 29 R R 6' 0" 195 May 27, 1968 7 162 157 162 159 0 0 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 7.7 $8,040,000 All-Star
Manuel Barrios 22 R R 6' 0" 170 Sep 21, 1974 1st 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Derek Bell 28 R R 6' 2" 200 Dec 11, 1968 7 129 122 129 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 89 125 1 5 1 2.7 $3,250,000
Sean Berry 31 R R 5' 11" 200 Mar 22, 1966 8 96 82 96 85 0 0 0 0 85 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 0 -0.0 $2,250,000
Craig Biggio 31 R R 5' 11" 185 Dec 14, 1965 10 162 156 162 160 0 0 0 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 9.4 $6,280,000 All-Star
Tim Bogar 30 R R 6' 2" 198 Oct 28, 1966 5 97 74 97 93 0 0 1 0 14 80 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2.4 $275,000
Jose Cabrera 25 R R 6' 0" 205 Mar 24, 1972 1st 12 0 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Chuck Carr 29 B R 5' 10" 155 Aug 10, 1967 8 63 49 63 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 58 0 59 0 8 0 1.0 $250,000
Tony Eusebio 30 R R 6' 2" 180 Apr 27, 1967 5 60 42 60 43 0 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0.1 $650,000
Sid Fernandez 34 L L 6' 1" 220 Oct 12, 1962 15 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $375,000
Ramon Garcia 28 R R 6' 2" 200 Feb 9, 1969 3 42 20 40 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 $160,000
Luis Gonzalez 29 L R 6' 2" 180 Sep 3, 1967 8 152 143 152 147 0 0 1 0 0 0 146 0 0 146 0 7 0 1.9 $1,400,000
Tommy Greene 30 R R 6' 5" 225 Apr 6, 1967 8 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Ricky Gutierrez 27 R R 6' 1" 175 May 23, 1970 5 102 72 102 90 0 0 0 9 22 64 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 -0.8 $420,000
Mike Hampton 24 R L 5' 10" 185 Sep 9, 1972 5 34 34 32 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 $1,420,000
Oscar Henriquez 23 R R 6' 6" 220 Jan 28, 1974 1st 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Richard Hidalgo 22 R R 6' 3" 220 Jun 28, 1975 1st 19 14 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 1 19 0 2 1 0.3 $150,000
Chris Holt 25 R R 6' 4" 205 Sep 18, 1971 2 33 32 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 $150,000
Thomas Howard 32 B R 6' 2" 200 Dec 11, 1964 8 107 54 107 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 41 18 69 0 52 0 0.5 $750,000
John Hudek 30 B R 6' 1" 200 Aug 8, 1966 4 40 0 38 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7 $412,500
Russ Johnson 24 R R 5' 10" 185 Feb 22, 1973 1st 21 13 21 15 0 0 0 3 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0.0
Darryl Kile 28 R R 6' 5" 185 Dec 2, 1968 7 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.3 $1,700,000 All-Star
Randy Knorr 28 R R 6' 2" 205 Nov 12, 1968 7 4 1 4 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 $300,000
Jose Lima 24 R R 6' 2" 170 Sep 30, 1972 4 52 1 50 52 52 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.1 $170,000
Pat Listach 29 B R 5' 9" 170 Sep 12, 1967 6 52 33 52 37 0 0 0 0 0 31 1 4 1 6 0 17 1 -1.2 $750,000
Mike Magnante 32 L L 6' 1" 180 Jun 17, 1965 7 40 0 38 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 $290,000
Tom Martin 27 L L 6' 1" 200 May 21, 1970 1st 55 0 52 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $150,000
Blas Minor 31 R R 6' 3" 195 Mar 20, 1966 6 11 0 10 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Ray Montgomery 27 R R 6' 3" 195 Aug 8, 1969 2 29 14 29 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 15 19 0 13 0 -0.1 $155,000
James Mouton 28 R R 5' 9" 175 Dec 29, 1968 4 86 40 86 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 39 14 62 0 19 16 -0.4 $415,000
Tony Pena 40 R R 6' 0" 175 Jun 4, 1957 18 9 6 9 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.1
J.R. Phillips 27 L L 6' 2" 205 Apr 29, 1970 5 13 2 13 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 8 1 -0.2
Ken Ramos 30 L L 6' 1" 185 Jun 6, 1967 1st 14 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 14 0 -0.2
Shane Reynolds 29 R R 6' 3" 210 Mar 26, 1968 6 30 30 29 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $2,050,000
Luis Rivera 33 R R 5' 9" 165 Jan 3, 1964 10 7 2 7 7 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.0
Bill Spiers 31 L R 6' 2" 190 Jun 5, 1966 9 132 67 132 113 0 0 8 4 84 28 0 0 0 0 0 40 3 4.4 $600,000
Russ Springer 28 R R 6' 4" 195 Nov 7, 1968 6 54 0 53 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $400,000
Billy Wagner 25 L L 5' 10" 180 Jul 25, 1971 3 62 0 61 62 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 $185,000
Donne Wall 29 R R 6' 1" 180 Jul 11, 1967 3 8 8 7 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.6
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1996 / 1998 Roster (40-man)