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1996 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 82-80 .506
Rank: 2nd in National League Central
Run Differential: 753-792 -39
Roster Continuity 72.60% 5/28
Manager(s): Terry Collins
General Manager: Gerry Hunsicker
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Payroll: $ 26,894,000 19/28
Attendance: 1,975,888 14/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Mark Johnson (#19) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Julio Linares
First Base Coach: Rick Sweet
Hitting Coach: Steve Henderson
Pitching Coach: Brent Strom
Third Base Coach: Matt Galante

#1 Draft Picks

Greg Swindell (#2), Gregg Olson (#4), Derrick May (#9), Billy Wagner (#12), Bill Spiers (#13), Craig Biggio (#22), Todd Jones (#27), Ricky Gutierrez (#30)
National League Central Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1996 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    53Bobby AbreuLF6-0197L-R221996UDFAMLB-Retired
    5Jeff Bagwell1B6-0195R-R281991BOS: 1989-4-110MLB--
    14Derek BellRF-CF6-2215R-R271991TOR: 1987-2-49MLB--
    77Sean Berry3B5-11200R-R301990KCA: 1986-1-9MLB--
    7Craig Biggio2B-C5-11180R-R301988HOU: 1987-1-22MLB--
    46Doug BrocailP6-5235L-R291992SDN: 1986-1-12MLB--
    23John CangelosiOF5-8160B-L331985CHA: 1982-4-91MLB--
    22Andujar CedenoSS6-1168R-R261990Not draftedMLB--
    46Terry ClarkP6-2190R-R351988SLN: 1979-23-575MLB--
    43Danny DarwinP6-3190R-R401978Not draftedMLB--
    68Jim DoughertyP6-0210R-R281995HOU: 1990-26-703MLB--
    15Doug DrabekP6-1185R-R331986CHA: 1983-11-279MLB--
    25Tony EusebioC6-2210R-R291991Not draftedMLB--
    9Jerry GoffC6-3207L-R321990SEA: 1986-3-63MLB--
    12Ricky GutierrezSS6-1175R-R261993BAL: 1988-1-30MLB--
    34Dave Hajek3B-2B5-10165R-R281995Not draftedMLB--
    32Mike HamptonP5-10180R-L231993SEA: 1990-6-161MLB--
    45Dean HartgravesP6-0185R-L291995HOU: 1987-20-522MLB--
    31Xavier HernandezP6-2195R-R301989TOR: 1986-4-107MLB--
    41Chris HoltP6-4205R-R241996HOU: 1992-3-69MLB--
    43John HudekP6-1205B-R291994CHA: 1988-10-249MLB--
    34Brian HunterCF-LF6-3180R-R251994HOU: 1989-2-35MLB--
    49John JohnstoneP6-3210R-R271993NYN: 1987-20-524MLB--
    50Todd JonesP6-3230L-R281993HOU: 1989-1-27MLB--
    57Darryl KileP6-5212R-R271991HOU: 1987-30-782MLB--
    15Randy KnorrC6-2215R-R271991TOR: 1986-10-263MLB--
    8Kirt ManwaringC5-11198R-R301987SFN: 1986-2-31MLB--
    29Derrick MayLF6-4225L-R271990CHN: 1986-1-9MLB--
    14Orlando MillerSS6-1180R-R271994Not draftedMLB--
    39Ray MontgomeryRF-LF6-3195R-R261996HOU: 1990-13-359MLB--
    51Alvin MormanP6-3210L-L271996HOU: 1991-39-1015MLB--
    24James MoutonLF-CF5-9175R-R271994HOU: 1991-7-183MLB--
    30Gregg OlsonP6-4208R-R291988BAL: 1988-1-4MLB--
    37Shane ReynoldsP6-3210R-R281992HOU: 1989-3-72MLB--
    76Mike SimmsRF-1B6-4230R-R291990HOU: 1985-6-144MLB--
    36Mark SmallP6-3205R-R281996HOU: 1989-17-438MLB--
    28Bill SpiersSS-3B6-2190L-R301989MIL: 1987-1-13MLB--
    22Greg SwindellP6-3230R-L311986CLE: 1986-1-2MLB--
    46Jeff TabakaP6-2201R-L321994MON: 1986-2-43MLB--
    13Billy WagnerP5-11180L-L241995HOU: 1993-1-12MLB--
    18Donne WallP6-1205R-R281995HOU: 1989-18-464MLB--
    20Rick WilkinsC6-2215L-R291991CHN: 1986-23-582MLB--
    22Anthony YoungP6-2210R-R301991NYN: 1987-38-978MLB--

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