Houston Astros All Time Starting Lineup

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The Houston Astros came into the league in 1962. Over the years they have been known as the Houston Colt .45’s (1962-1964) and as we know them today the Houston Astros (1965-Present). The switched from the NL to the AL in 2013. The organization has made 9 playoff appearances, won 1 pennant, and never won a world championship. They have retired 9 numbers. Jeff Bagwell (5), Craig Biggio (7), Jimmy Wynn (24), Jose Cruz (25), Jim Umbricht (32), Mike Scott (33), Nolan Ryan (34), Don Wilson (40), and Larry Dierker (49).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season. Since the Astros spent most of their existence in the NL I am not including a designated hitter position.

 

Catcher

Jason Castro, 2013

Key Stats: 4.3 WAR, .276/.350/.485, 63 R, 120 H, 35 2B, 1 3B, 18 HR, 56 RBI, 50 BB, .835 OPS

Awards: NL All-Star

 

First Base

Jeff Bagwell

Jeff Bagwell, 2000

Key Stats: 5.4 WAR, .310/.424/.615, 152 R (1st NL), 183 H, 37 2B, 1 3B, 47 HR, 132 RBI, 107 BB, 1.039 OPS, 363 TB, 15 HBP, 11 IBB

Awards: 7th in MVP

 

Second Base

Craig Biggio

Craig Biggio, 1998

Key Stats: 6.5 WAR, .325/.403/.503, 123 R, 210 H, 51 2B (1st NL), 2 3B, 20 HR, 88 RBI, 50 SB, 64 BB, .906 OPS, 325 TB, 23 HBP

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 5th in MVP

 

Third Base

Morgan Ensberg, 2005

Key Stats: 6.2 WAR, .283/.388/.557, 86 R, 149 H, 30 2B, 3 3B, 36 HR, 101 RBI, 85 BB, .945 OPS, 1.7 dWAR, 14 DRS

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 4th in MVP

 

Shortstop

Dickie Thon, 1983

Key Stats: 7.4 WAR (1st NL), .286/.341/.457, 81 R, 177 H, 28 2B, 9 3B, 20 HR, 79 RBI, 34 SB, 54 BB, .798 OPS, 10 IBB, 3.1 dWAR

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 7th in MVP

 

Left Field

Lance Berkman

Lance Berkman, 2001

Key Stats: 6.1 WAR, .331/.430/.620, 110 R, 191 H, 55 2B (1st NL), 5 3B, 34 HR, 126 RBI, 92 BB, 1.051 OPS, 358 TB, 13 HBP

Awards: NL All-Star, 5th in MVP

 

Center Field

Richard Hidalgo, 2000

Key Stats: 6.3 WAR, .314/.391/.636, 118 R, 175 H, 42 2B, 3 3B, 44 HR, 132 RBI, 13 SB, 56 BB, 1.028 OPS, 355 TB, 21 HBP, 1.1 dWAR

 

Right Field

Derek Bell, 1998

Key Stats: 5.4 WAR, .314/.364/.490, 111 R, 198 H, 41 2B, 2 3B, 22 HR, 108 RBI, 13 SB, 51 BB, .855 OPS, 309 TB, 10 SF

 

Starting Pitcher

Mike Scott

Mike Scott, 1986

Key Stats: 8.4 WAR (1st NL), 18 Wins, 2.22 ERA (1st NL), 2.16 FIP (1st NL), 7 CG, 5 SHO (1st NL), 275 1/3 IP (1st NL), 306 K (1st NL), 0.923 WHIP (1st NL), 5.9 H/9 (1st NL), 10.0 K/9 (1st NL), 4.25 K/BB (1st AL), .186 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, NL CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

J.R. Richard, 1979

Key Stats: 5.6 WAR, 18 Wins, 2.71 ERA (1st NL), 2.21 FIP (1st NL), 19 CG, 4 SHO, 292 1/3 IP, 313 K (1st NL), 1.088 WHIP, 6.8 H/9 (1st NL), 9.6 K/9 (1st NL), 3.19 K/BB (1st NL), .209 BAA

Awards: 3rd in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens, 2005

Key Stats: 7.8 WAR (1st NL), 13 Wins, 1.87 ERA (1st NL), 2.87 FIP (1st NL), 1 CG, 211 1/3 IP, 185 K, 1.008 WHIP, 6.4 H/9 (1st NL), 7.9 K/9, .198 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, 3rd in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Larry Dierker, 1969

Key Stats: 8.6 WAR, 20 Wins, 2.33 ERA, 2.47 FIP, 20 CG, 4 SHO, 305 1/3 IP, 232 K, 1.022 WHIP, 7.1 H/9, 6.8 K/9, .214 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star

 

Starting Pitcher

Roy Oswalt, 2004

Key Stats: 4.0 WAR, 20 Wins (1st NL), 3.49 ERA, 3.17 FIP, 2 CG, 2 SHO, 237 IP, 206 K, 1.245 WHIP, 7.8 K/9, .260 BAA

Awards: 3rd in CY Young

 

Closer

Billy Wagner

Billy Wagner, 1999

Key Stats: 3.8 WAR, 39 SV, 1.57 ERA, 1.65 FIP, 66 G, 74 2/3 IP, 124 K, 0.777 WHIP, 4.2 H/9, 14.9 K/9, 5.39 K/BB, .135 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, 4th in CY Young

 

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