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1996 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  82-80   .506
Result:   2nd in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Terry Collins
General Manager:   Gerry Hunsicker
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,975,888
Payroll:  $26,894,000
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Danny Darwin (40)
Youngest Player:  Bobby Abreu (22)
Longest Tenure:  Craig Biggio (9)
Top Hitter:  Jeff Bagwell (5)
Top Pitcher:  Shane Reynolds (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Mark Johnson (#19)

Roster Continuity:  72.60%
Top Prospect:   Billy Wagner
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
St. Louis8874.543--
Houston8280.5066.0
Cincinnati8181.5007.0
Chi Cubs7686.46912.0
Pittsburgh7389.45115.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Doug DrabekP33$ 5,050,000  39 
Jeff Bagwell1B28$ 4,875,000  44 
Greg SwindellP31$ 4,450,000  57 
Derek BellRF-CF27$ 2,800,000   
Craig Biggio2B-C30$ 2,075,000   
Kirt ManwaringC30$ 1,875,000   
Rick WilkinsC29$ 1,550,000   
Darryl KileP27$ 1,250,000   
Sean Berry3B30$ 995,000   
Derrick MayLF27$ 750,000   
Xavier HernandezP30$ 600,000   
Danny DarwinP40$ 550,000   
Andujar CedenoSS26$ 500,000   
Gregg OlsonP29$ 400,000   
Bill SpiersSS-3B30$ 400,000   
Shane ReynoldsP28$ 330,000   
Tony EusebioC29$ 300,000   
Todd JonesP28$ 300,000   
John CangelosiOF33$ 280,000   
Randy KnorrC27$ 280,000   
Mike HamptonP23$ 275,000   
Anthony YoungP30$ 275,000   
Ricky GutierrezSS26$ 235,000   
Doug BrocailP29$ 220,000   
John HudekP29$ 210,000   
Orlando MillerSS27$ 205,000   
James MoutonLF-CF27$ 196,000   
Terry ClarkP35$ 180,000   
Brian HunterCF-LF25$ 180,000   
Jeff TabakaP32$ 165,000   
Mike SimmsRF-1B29$ 160,000   
Dean HartgravesP29$ 130,000   
Donne WallP28$ 115,000   
Bobby AbreuLF22$ 109,000   
Jim DoughertyP28$ 109,000   
Jerry GoffC32$ 109,000   
Dave Hajek3B-2B28$ 109,000   
Xavier HernandezP30$ 109,000   
Chris HoltP24$ 109,000   
John JohnstoneP27$ 109,000   
Ray MontgomeryRF-LF26$ 109,000   
Alvin MormanP27$ 109,000   
Mark SmallP28$ 109,000   
Billy WagnerP24$ 109,000   


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