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1981 Houston Astros (MLB)

+ Organizational Roster
Nickname:
W-L Record: 61-49 .555
Rank: th in National League West
Run Differential: 394-331 + 63
Roster Continuity 77.87% 13/26
Manager(s): Bill Virdon
General Manager: Al Rosen
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Attendance: 1,321,282 6/26
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Dodgers)
Top Draft Pick: Curtis Burke (#75) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Tony Pacheco
Bullpen Coach: Don Leppert
Hitting Coach: Deacon Jones
Pitching Coach: Mel Wright
Third Base Coach: Bob Lillis

#1 Draft Picks

Mike Ivie (#1), Dave Roberts (#1), Craig Reynolds (#22)
National League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
6642.611--
6347.5734.0
6149.5556.0
5655.50511.5
5056.47215.0
4169.37326.0
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1981 Houston Astros season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Joaquin AndujarHoustonNLMLBP6-0180B-R28Not draftedMLB
    Elliott AntonettyGCL Astros bGCLRk1B-OF6-1190R-R19Not draftedRk
    Ricardo AponteColumbusSouAAP6-2195B-R25Not draftedAAA
      TucsonPCLAAAP                
    Alan AshbyHoustonNLMLBC6-2190B-R29CLE: 1969-3-63MLB
    Julio BeltranDaytonaFSLA+SS5-10150R-R23Not draftedAA
      ColumbusSouAASS                
    Julio BenjaminGCL Astros bGCLRk1B6-0170R-R20Not draftedRk
    Steve BensonColumbusSouAASS5-10156R-R24MIN: 1976-2-25AAA
    Dave BergmanHoustonNLMLB1B6-2190L-L28NYA: 1974-2-36MLB
    Don BertiGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkC6-1197R-R21HOU: 1981-11-283AA
    Russ BlaylockGCL Astros b/GCL Astros OrangeGCLRk3B-P6-0185R-R22HOU: 1981-7-179Rk
    Keith BodieTucsonPCLAAAOF5-10180R-R25NYN: 1974-3-65AAA
    Eddie BonineColumbusSouAAP6-0215R-R23HOU: 1979-15-372AAA
    Randy BraunGCL Astros Orange/GCL Astros bGCLRkOF6-5225L-R21HOU: 1981-12-309AAA
    Larry BrownDaytonaFSLA+P6-4210R-R24HOU: 1979-14-346AAA
      ColumbusSouAAP                
    Eric BullockGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkOF5-11185L-L21SDN: 1981-1-5MLB
      DaytonaFSLA+OF                
    Curtis BurkeGCL Astros bGCLRkOF6-0188R-R21HOU: 1981-3-75AA
    Paul CacciatoreDaytonaFSLA+P6-0175R-R24NYN: 1975-16-366AA
      ColumbusSouAAP                
    Jeff CalhounDaytonaFSLA+P6-2190L-L23HOU: 1980-3-69MLB
    Mike CallahanGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-4195-R21HOU: 1981-16-413A+
    Mark CampbellColumbusSouAAC5-10165R-R25HOU: 1979-23-577AA
    Glenn CarpenterGCL Astros OrangeGCLRk1B6-1197L-R21HOU: 1981-25-642AAA
    Guillermo CastroGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-2165L-L21Not draftedA+
    Cesar CedenoHoustonNLMLBOF6-2190R-R30Not draftedMLB
    Michael CerefinGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-8230B-R19HOU: 1980-25-633AA
    Hank ClarkGCL Astros OrangeGCLRk3B5-10190B-R17HOU: 1981-15-387AA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Wes ClementsDaytonaFSLA+OF-1B6-4220R-R23HOU: 1980-6-147AAA
    Mark ClintonGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-1185R-R22HOU: 1981-17-439Rk
    David ClydeColumbusSouAAP6-1185L-L26TEX: 1973-1-1MLB
      TucsonPCLAAAP                
    Mitch CoplonGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-2185R-R21HOU: 1981-18-465A+
    Rafael CornielGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-3170-R20Not draftedA
    Jose CruzHoustonNLMLBOF6-0175L-L33Not draftedMLB
    John CsefalvayDaytonaFSLA+OF-1B5-10170L-L21Not draftedAA
      ColumbusSouAAOF-1B                
    Greg CypretTucsonPCLAAASS6-2180R-R24HOU: 1978-7-167AAA
    Gary D'OnofrioDaytonaFSLA+SS6-0180B-R23HOU: 1980-13-329AA
    Glenn DavisGCL Astros OrangeGCLRk1B6-3210R-R20TEX: 1983-42-817MLB
    Johnny DavisGCL Astros bGCLRkOF0R-R-Not draftedRk
    Juan DelgadoGCL Astros b/GCL Astros OrangeGCLRk3B5-11165R-R18Not draftedAA
    Elvido DePaulaGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-0180R-R20Not draftedA
    Sergio DeSenaGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkOF6-0158R-R20Not draftedRk
    Bill DoranColumbusSouAA2B5-11175B-R23HOU: 1979-6-138MLB
    Ken ElseeDaytonaFSLA+P6-1185R-R24HOU: 1980-4-95A+
    Nelson EspinalGCL Astros OrangeGCLRk2B5-11160R-R17Not draftedA
    Ernesto EspinozaGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-3165R-R20Not draftedRk
    Bobby FallsGCL Astros bGCLRk2B5-11181B-R19PIT: 1981-3-66AA
    Joe FerranteGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-5210R-R21HOU: 1981-24-618A+
    Ty GaineyDaytonaFSLA+OF6-1190L-R20HOU: 1979-2-34MLB
    Kiko GarciaHoustonNLMLBSS-2B5-11180R-R27BAL: 1971-3-71MLB
    Ramon GarciaGCL Astros bGCLRkC5-8180R-R19Not draftedA
    Scott GardnerDaytonaFSLA+P6-6200R-R23HOU: 1980-9-225AA
    Phil GarnerHoustonNLMLB2B-3B5-10177R-R32OAK: 1971-1-2MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Roger GodwinGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-2200R-R22HOU: 1981-26-665A
    George GrossTucsonPCLAAA1B6-3180R-R25HOU: 1977-8-196AAA
    Craig HappelGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-0185R-R22Not draftedRk
    Tom HawkDaytonaFSLA+P6-6220R-R24HOU: 1980-5-121A+
    Jeff HeathcockDaytonaFSLA+P6-4205R-R21HOU: 1980-1-1MLB
      ColumbusSouAAP                
    Danny HeepTucsonPCLAAAOF-1B5-11177L-L23HOU: 1978-2-37MLB
      HoustonNLMLBOF-1B                
    Manny HernandezDaytonaFSLA+P6-0150R-R20Not draftedMLB
    John HesslerColumbusSouAAP6-3200B-R24HOU: 1978-3-63AA
    Stan HoughColumbusSouAAOF6-1170R-R27NYN: 1974-2-41AAA
    Kevin HoustonDaytonaFSLA+P6-0190L-L23HOU: 1977-3-66AA
    Art HoweHoustonNLMLB3B-2B6-2190R-R34Not draftedMLB
    Johnny IsaacGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkOF6-0175B-R18Not draftedA+
    Mike IvieHoustonNLMLB1B6-3205R-R28SDN: 1970-1-1MLB
    Francisco JabaleraColumbusSouAAOF5-11155L-L21Not draftedAA
    Larry JacksonDaytonaFSLA+P6-7198R-R21CIN: 1977-13-336A+
    Ronald JacobsColumbusSouAAC6-1190R-R27MIL: 1976-7-148AAA
    Henry JanssenGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkC6-0185R-R21HOU: 1981-8-205A
    David JohnsonColumbusSouAAP6-1195R-L24SLN: 1975-1-16AA
    Chris JonesColumbusSouAAOF6-0183L-L23HOU: 1979-25-625MLB
    Bob KnepperHoustonNLMLBP6-2210L-L27SFN: 1972-2-43MLB
    Alan KnicelyTucsonPCLAAAC-OF6-0194R-R26HOU: 1974-3-63MLB
      HoustonNLMLBC-OF                
    Frank LaCorteHoustonNLMLBP6-1180R-R29Not draftedMLB
    Pete LaddTucsonPCLAAAP6-3240R-R24BOS: 1977-25-620MLB
    Rafael LandestoyHoustonNLMLB2B-SS5-10165B-R28Not draftedMLB
    Ira LaneGCL Astros bGCLRkOF5-9170R-R22HOU: 1981-28-709A+
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Delrick LeatherwoodTucsonPCLAAAP6-0185R-R26Not draftedAAA
    Stan LelandColumbusSouAAP6-4190R-R22HOU: 1977-2-40AAA
      TucsonPCLAAAP                
    Jeff LeonardHoustonNLMLBOF6-2200R-R25Not draftedMLB
    Scott LoucksTucsonPCLAAAOF6-0178R-R24HOU: 1977-5-118MLB
      HoustonNLMLBOF                
    James MacDonaldTucsonPCLAAAP6-1185R-R22HOU: 1977-6-144AAA
    Jeff MalletGCL Astros Orange/GCL Astros bGCLRkC6-1200R-R22Not draftedRk
    David MalloyGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-5205L-L22HOU: 1981-19-491A
    Alexander MatosGCL Astros Orange/GCL BravesGCLRkP6-2180R-R17Not draftedRk
    Steve McAllisterGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkSS5-10165R-R21HOU: 1981-5-127AA
    Rob McCorkleGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkC6-2190R-R23Not draftedA+
      DaytonaFSLA+C                
    Larry McIvarGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkOF6-1185R-R19Not draftedA-
    Jim McKnightDaytonaFSLA+IF6-0165B-R24Not draftedA+
    Geoff MeadowsGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-0205R-R20HOU: 1981-10-257A+
    Tim MeckesDaytonaFSLA+P6-3185R-R22HOU: 1980-12-303AA
    Valentin MedinaDaytonaFSLA+P5-11172R-R22Not draftedAA
      ColumbusSouAAP                
    Gary MelsonColumbusSouAAP6-1185R-R28CLE: 1975-15-343AAA
    Ron MeridithTucsonPCLAAAP6-0175L-L24HOU: 1978-4-89MLB
    Mark MigginsTucsonPCLAAAP6-3190R-L27SFN: 1974-5-101AAA
    Greg MizeGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-1180-R20HOU: 1981-22-568A+
    John MizerockDaytonaFSLA+C5-11190L-R20HOU: 1979-1-8MLB
      ColumbusSouAAC                
    Jeff MorrisDaytonaFSLA+P6-1185L-L23HOU: 1980-15-381AAA
    Don MundieGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-2165-R23HOU: 1981-20-517A+
      DaytonaFSLA+P                
    Joe NiekroHoustonNLMLBP6-1190R-R36CLE: 1966-7-84MLB
    Randy NiemannTucsonPCLAAAP6-4200L-L25MIN: 1975-3-60MLB
    Dan O'BrienColumbusSouAAP6-4215R-R27SLN: 1976-3-61MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Jim PankovitsTucsonPCLAAA2B-OF5-10175R-R25HOU: 1976-4-73MLB
    Zacarias ParisColumbusSouAAP6-1150R-R23Not draftedAAA
    Bert PenaTucsonPCLAAASS5-11165R-R21Not draftedMLB
      HoustonNLMLBSS                
    Adailo PenateDaytonaFSLA+P6-4190-R22HOU: 1979-2-33AA
    Virgilio PerezGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-3170L-L21Not draftedA+
    Pat PerryDaytonaFSLA+P6-1170L-L22HOU: 1978-2-38MLB
      ColumbusSouAAP                
    Greg PetersenColumbusSouAAP6-3190R-R24HOU: 1979-11-268AA
    Joe PittmanTucsonPCLAAA2B-SS6-1180R-R27HOU: 1975-5-110MLB
      HoustonNLMLB2B-SS                
    Gordie PladsonTucsonPCLAAAP6-4210R-R24Not draftedMLB
      HoustonNLMLBP                
    Miguel PolemirGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-2180R-R18Not draftedA
    Terry PuhlHoustonNLMLBOF6-2200L-R24Not draftedMLB
    Luis PujolsHoustonNLMLBC6-1195R-R25Not draftedMLB
    Steve QuealeyColumbus/BirminghamSouAAP5-11170R-R24HOU: 1979-18-450AA
    Francisco RamirezGCL Astros bGCLRkOF-1B6-0190R-R20Not draftedRk
    Johnny RayTucsonPCLAAA2B5-11175B-R24HOU: 1979-12-294MLB
    Larry RayColumbusSouAAOF6-1195L-R23HOU: 1979-4-86MLB
    Uvaldo RegaladoDaytonaFSLA+P6-1170R-R12Not draftedAA
    Ed ReillyGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP5-11190R-R22HOU: 1981-27-687AA
    Craig ReynoldsHoustonNLMLBSS6-1175L-R28PIT: 1971-1-22MLB
    Tom RiewerthGCL Astros OrangeGCLRkP6-2195L-L22Not draftedA
    Ricardo RiveraGCL Astros OrangeGCLRk2B5-10155B-R21Not draftedA+
    Bert RobergeTucsonPCLAAAP6-4190R-R26HOU: 1976-17-385MLB
    Dave RobertsHoustonNLMLB3B-C6-3215R-R30SDN: 1972-1-1MLB
    Chuck RobertsonGCL Astros bGCLRkP5-10165R-R21Not draftedA
    Ruben RoblesDaytonaFSLA+OF6-2210R-R21Not draftedAAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Randy RogersColumbusSouAA1B6-0175R-R24LAN: 1974-8-189AAA
    Simon RosarioTucsonPCLAAAOF6-1159R-R24Not draftedAAA
    Mark RossGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-0195R-R23HOU: 1979-7-164MLB
      ColumbusSouAAP                
    Vern RuhleHoustonNLMLBP6-1187R-R30DET: 1972-17-404MLB
    Nolan RyanHoustonNLMLBP6-2195R-R34NYN: 1965-12-226MLB
    Joe SambitoHoustonNLMLBP6-1190L-L29HOU: 1973-17-404MLB
    Rex SchimpfGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-4200-R22HOU: 1981-23-593A+
    Tony ScottHoustonNLMLBOF6-0175B-R29MON: 1969-71-1019MLB
    Larry SimcoxGCL Astros bGCLRkSS6-2175R-R22HOU: 1981-9-231AA
      DaytonaFSLA+SS                
    David SimonettiGCL Astros bGCLRkOF6-1193R-R22Not draftedRk
    Neil SimonsDaytonaFSLA+OF6-0175L-L22HOU: 1980-14-355AA
      ColumbusSouAAOF                
    Billy SmithTucsonPCLAAAP6-7200R-R26HOU: 1977-14-352MLB
      HoustonNLMLBP                
    Dave SmithHoustonNLMLBP6-1195R-R26HOU: 1976-8-169MLB
    Phil SmithGCL Astros bGCLRk2B5-9165R-R21HOU: 1981-13-335AA
      DaytonaFSLA+2B                
    Ben SnyderGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-4200-R22HOU: 1981-4-101AA
    Julio SolanoGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-1160R-R21Not draftedMLB
    Tom SpencerTucsonPCLAAAOF6-0170R-R30CIN: 1969-20-470MLB
    Harry SpilmanHoustonNLMLB1B6-1190L-R26Not draftedMLB
    Bobby SprowlHoustonNLMLBP6-2190L-L25BOS: 1977-2-39MLB
    Joey SquillaDaytonaFSLA+OF6-2197R-R23HOU: 1980-21-536A+
    Mark StrucherColumbusSouAA1B-C6-1185R-R23HOU: 1979-5-112AAA
    David SullivanDaytonaFSLA+C6-1185R-R23HOU: 1980-11-277A+
    Don SuttonHoustonNLMLBP6-1185R-R36Not draftedMLB
    Steve TaylorTucsonPCLAAAP6-4200R-R25NYA: 1977-1-23AAA
    Marc ThomasDaytonaFSLA+C-OF6-2190R-R24HOU: 1979-10-242A+
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Dickie ThonHoustonNLMLBSS5-11175R-R23Not draftedMLB
    Tim TolmanTucsonPCLAAAOF-1B6-0195R-R25HOU: 1978-12-297MLB
      HoustonNLMLBOF-1B                
    Mark TurnerGCL Astros bGCLRkP6-0165L-L19Not draftedA+
      DaytonaFSLA+P                
    Thomas VesseyTucsonPCLAAAC6-1178R-R26Not draftedAAA
    Denny WallingHoustonNLMLB3B-OF6-1185L-R27OAK: 1975-1-1MLB
    Billy WeemsDaytonaFSLA+OF-2B5-10156L-R23HOU: 1980-20-511A+
    Cliff WherryColumbusSouAASS5-11160R-R22HOU: 1979-3-60AAA
    Tom WiedenbauerTucsonPCLAAAOF6-1180R-R22HOU: 1976-7-145MLB
    Greg WilkesColumbusSouAAP6-2175R-R28SDN: 1975-21-480AAA
    Jamie WilliamsDaytonaFSLA+C6-0165R-R20Not draftedAAA
    Brent WittmayerGCL Astros bGCLRkC5-11195L-R23Not draftedRk
    Gary WoodsHoustonNLMLBOF6-2190R-R26MIN: 1973-27-602MLB
    Roberto YanDaytonaFSLA+P6-3165R-R22Not draftedA+


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