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2008 Houston Astros

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

86-75, Finished 3rd in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Cecil Cooper (86-75)
GM: Ed Wade, Scouting Dir: Bobby Heck
Scored 712 runs, Allowed 743 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 77-84

Ballparks: Minute Maid Park & Miller Park · Attendance: 2,779,487 (8th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 103

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2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

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
Reggie Abercrombie 27 R R 6' 3" 215 Jul 15, 1980 3 34 12 34 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 11 0 23 0 13 6 0.4
Alberto Arias 24 R R 5' 11" 155 Oct 14, 1983 2 3 2 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Brad Ausmus 39 R R 5' 11" 190 Apr 14, 1969 16 81 62 81 80 0 77 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 -0.2 $2,000,000
Brandon Backe 30 R R 6' 0" 182 Apr 5, 1978 7 32 31 29 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.4 $800,000
Lance Berkman 32 B L 6' 1" 220 Feb 10, 1976 10 159 156 159 152 0 0 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 6.8 $14,500,000 All-Star
Geoff Blum 35 B R 6' 3" 220 Apr 26, 1973 10 114 78 114 85 0 0 5 8 75 4 0 0 0 0 0 33 0 0.2 $1,100,000
Dave Borkowski 31 R R 6' 1" 200 Feb 7, 1977 7 26 0 25 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9 $800,000
Michael Bourn 25 L R 5' 10" 180 Dec 27, 1982 3 138 111 138 130 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 130 0 11 3 -0.6 $396,000
Doug Brocail 41 L R 6' 5" 220 May 16, 1967 14 72 0 65 72 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $2,500,000
Tim Byrdak 34 L L 5' 11" 190 Oct 31, 1973 7 59 0 56 59 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Jack Cassel 27 R R 6' 2" 190 Aug 8, 1980 2 9 3 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Jose Castillo 27 R R 6' 1" 210 Mar 19, 1981 5 15 8 15 10 0 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 -0.0
Shawn Chacon 30 R R 6' 3" 212 Dec 23, 1977 8 15 15 13 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 $1,016,393
Jose Cruz 34 B R 6' 0" 190 Apr 19, 1974 12 38 7 38 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 5 3 18 0 28 1 -0.5 $650,000
Darin Erstad 34 L L 6' 2" 195 Jun 4, 1974 13 140 64 140 98 0 0 12 0 0 0 56 40 6 102 0 51 2 0.0 $1,000,000
Geoff Geary 31 R R 6' 0" 180 Aug 26, 1976 6 55 0 53 55 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 $1,125,000
LaTroy Hawkins 35 R R 6' 5" 220 Dec 21, 1972 14 24 0 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Runelvys Hernandez 30 R R 6' 3" 185 Apr 27, 1978 5 4 4 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
J.R. House 28 R R 6' 0" 215 Nov 11, 1979 5 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.1
Carlos Lee 32 R R 6' 2" 270 Jun 20, 1976 10 115 114 115 110 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 0 0 110 4 1 0 2.8 $12,500,000
Mark Loretta 36 R R 6' 0" 175 Aug 14, 1971 14 101 59 101 67 0 0 2 46 17 5 0 0 0 0 0 35 0 0.6 $2,750,000
Kazuo Matsui 32 B R 5' 10" 187 Oct 23, 1975 5 96 94 96 94 0 0 0 94 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.3 $5,500,000
Edwin Maysonet 26 R R 6' 1" 180 Oct 17, 1981 1st 7 0 7 6 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 -0.1
Brian Moehler 36 R R 6' 3" 195 Dec 31, 1971 12 31 26 30 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $500,000
David Newhan 34 L R 5' 10" 180 Sep 7, 1973 8 64 19 64 30 0 0 0 28 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 38 1 -0.3
Fernando Nieve 25 R R 6' 0" 220 Jul 15, 1982 2 11 0 10 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Roy Oswalt 30 R R 6' 0" 190 Aug 29, 1977 8 32 32 30 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 $13,000,000
Chad Paronto 32 R R 6' 5" 285 Jul 28, 1975 6 6 0 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0
Hunter Pence 25 R R 6' 4" 220 Apr 13, 1983 2 157 154 157 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 156 156 0 2 0 2.3 $396,000
Tomas Perez 34 B R 5' 11" 185 Dec 29, 1973 12 8 1 8 6 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.2
Humberto Quintero 28 R R 5' 9" 215 Aug 2, 1979 6 59 52 59 59 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 $405,000
Wandy Rodriguez 29 R L 5' 10" 195 Jan 18, 1979 4 25 25 24 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 $451,000
Mark Saccomanno 28 R R 6' 3" 210 Apr 30, 1980 1st 10 0 10 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0.1
Chris Sampson 30 R R 6' 1" 195 May 23, 1978 3 54 11 52 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 $401,000
Miguel Tejada 34 R R 5' 9" 220 May 25, 1974 12 158 154 158 157 0 0 0 0 0 157 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.9 $14,811,414 All-Star
J.R. Towles 24 R R 6' 2" 200 Feb 11, 1984 2 54 47 54 53 0 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.6 $390,000
Jose Valverde 30 R R 6' 4" 265 Mar 24, 1978 6 74 0 69 74 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 $4,700,000
Oscar Villarreal 26 L R 6' 0" 195 Nov 22, 1981 6 35 0 33 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $1,125,000
Ty Wigginton 30 R R 6' 0" 215 Oct 11, 1977 7 111 105 111 108 0 0 0 0 82 0 30 0 0 30 0 3 0 2.2 $4,350,000
Randy Wolf 31 L L 6' 0" 205 Aug 22, 1976 10 12 12 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.2
Wesley Wright 23 R L 5' 11" 185 Jan 28, 1985 1st 71 0 68 71 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $390,000
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.

2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)