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1997 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-78 .519
Rank: 1st in National League Central
Run Differential: 777-660 + 117
Roster Continuity 52.48% 24/28
Manager(s): Larry Dierker
General Manager: Gerry Hunsicker
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Payroll: $ 32,935,000 20/28
Attendance: 2,046,781 15/28
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Braves)
Top Draft Pick: Lance Berkman (#16) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Bill Virdon
Bullpen Coach: Alan Ashby
First Base Coach: Jose Cruz
Hitting Coach: Tommy McCraw
Pitching Coach: Vern Ruhle
Third Base Coach: Mike Cubbage

#1 Draft Picks

Thomas Howard (#11), Billy Wagner (#12), Bill Spiers (#13), Tommy Greene (#14), Craig Biggio (#22), Russ Johnson (#30), Ricky Gutierrez (#30)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8478.519--
7983.4885.0
7686.4698.0
7389.45111.0
6894.42016.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Craig Biggio2B31   619146191
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22
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81471084107346070.309.415.501916.192.388.3401.2728.1310744
5Jeff Bagwell1B29   566109162
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2
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43
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135311012712216270810.286.425.5921017.306.567.2910.9613.2335717
20Luis GonzalezLF29   55078142
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681077167570512.258.345.376721.118.253.2760.9455.0207631
14Derek BellRF28   49367136
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29
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3
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15
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7115740941230216.276.344.438782.162.260.3132.3532.9216547
11Brad AusmusC28   42545113
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25
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44146387834668.266.326.358684.092.200.3122.05106.3152478
12Ricky GutierrezSS27   3033379
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4
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34522150320017.261.315.363678.102.182.3042.38101.0110327
77Sean Berry3B31   3013777
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4315255351168.256.318.422740.166.236.2802.1237.6127338
28Bill Spiers3B31   2915193
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48105614216114.320.438.481919.162.388.3620.6972.8140355
5Thomas HowardCF32   2552463
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2212264831113.247.323.353676.106.204.2931.8585.090286
18Tim BogarSS30   2413060
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3041244231344.249.320.390710.141.253.2811.7560.394275
21Chuck CarrCF29   1923453
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17115153722610.276.333.417750.141.250.3222.4748.080216
53Bobby AbreuRF23   1882247
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2672214810000.250.329.372701.122.261.3212.2962.770210
24James MoutonCF28   1802438
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2397183020223.211.287.322609.111.222.2351.6760.058204
25Tony EusebioC30   1641245
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1801192741004.274.364.305669.030.140.3241.42164.050187
4Pat ListachSS29   1321324
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0642112412527.182.247.227474.045.144.2182.18--30151
57Darryl KileP28   89411
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00700338301003.124.179.157336.034.067.21612.67--14105
32Mike HamptonP24   73610
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0801521001010.137.190.178368.041.096.1894.20--1389
39Ray MontgomeryRF27   68816
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040051800032.235.276.324600.088.162.3023.60--2276
41Chris HoltP25   6766
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00010013300900.090.103.090193.000.015.17633.00--677
51Richard HidalgoCF21   62819
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61041810000.306.358.484842.177.258.4054.5031.03067
38Russ Johnson3B24   60718
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91161400102.300.364.417781.117.217.3642.3330.02567
37Shane ReynoldsP29   5336
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0020023100700.113.145.170315.057.094.27315.50--962
59Ramon GarciaP27   3624
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0050001310710.111.132.167299.056.056.167----645
4Tony PenaC40   1924
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002002300010.211.273.368641.158.263.2351.50--722
31J.R. PhillipsRF-1B27   1522
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4000700010.133.125.333458.200.200.125--15.0516
3Luis RiveraSS33   1323
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03001600100.231.286.385671.154.231.4296.00--515
29Ken RamosRF-LF30   12000001002000011.000.133.000133.000.167.0000.00--015
18Donne WallP29   1001
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0000001400100.100.182.100282.000.100.1674.00--112
15Randy KnorrC-1B28   813
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1000200000.375.375.7501125.375.375.400--8.068
50Tommy GreeneP30   311
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001000100100.333.333.6671000.333.333.500----24
33Jose LimaP24   3000000000300200.000.000.0000.000.000-----05
52Mike MagnanteP32   3000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
38Tom MartinP27   3000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
46Jose CabreraP25   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
50Sid FernandezP34   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
36Russ SpringerP28   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
13Billy WagnerP25   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals21495502777142731440133720171746331085100637453104.259.333.403736.144.277.2981.7141.422206262
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
57Darryl Kile28   1972.5734346400255.22088773199420571101.187.310.673.307.212.18
32Mike Hampton24   15103.8334347200223.02171059516771396121.328.760.653.115.611.81
41Chris Holt25   8123.5133320000209.221198821761951081.309.040.732.614.071.56
37Shane Reynolds29   9104.2330302000181.0189928519471525231.309.400.942.347.563.23
59Ramon Garcia27   983.6842201151158.2155716520521203291.308.771.132.946.792.31
33Jose Lima24   165.285210015275.0794544916632051.279.481.081.927.563.94
13Billy Wagner25   782.8662000492366.14923215301063031.206.680.684.0914.453.53
38Tom Martin27   532.095500018256.0521313223363011.348.360.323.705.791.57
36Russ Springer28   334.255400013355.1482826427744041.367.850.654.4212.112.74
52Mike Magnante32   312.254000014147.2391612211432201.047.310.382.068.063.91
18Donne Wall29   256.2188000041.2533129816252121.6411.361.713.435.361.56
43John Hudek30   135.934000020440.2382727833364031.738.341.767.247.901.09
46Jose Cabrera25   001.20120006015.162216180000.803.600.603.6010.803.00
43Blas Minor31   104.50110005112.013761564011.509.750.753.754.501.20
50Tommy Greene30   017.002200009.0107725110001.6710.002.005.0011.002.20
50Sid Fernandez34   103.601100005.04221230001.207.201.803.605.401.50
41Oscar Henriquez23   014.504000104.02220330011.254.500.006.756.751.00
46Manuel Barrios22   0012.002000003.06440330003.0018.000.009.009.001.00
Batting Totals84783.6751616216714637145913796605951345111138469521.308.510.833.157.022.23
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brad AusmusC12980773716.9920.00
Tony EusebioC432971644.9870.00
Tony PenaC8486011.0000.00
Randy KnorrC3121001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff Bagwell1B159140413711140.9930.00
Bill Spiers1B8321051.0000.00
J.R. Phillips1B360011.0000.00
Randy Knorr1B272011.0000.00
Tim Bogar1B10000.0000.00
Luis Gonzalez1B130011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Craig Biggio2B16034150418108.9790.00
Ricky Gutierrez2B993021.0000.00
Bill Spiers2B4313031.0000.00
Russ Johnson2B392011.0000.00
Luis Rivera2B131001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Sean Berry3B85471401611.9210.00
Bill Spiers3B84441291212.9350.00
Ricky Gutierrez3B221035031.0000.00
Tim Bogar3B1471412.9550.00
Russ Johnson3B1442212.9630.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tim BogarSS80103215553.9850.00
Ricky GutierrezSS6485153835.9670.00
Pat ListachSS312671512.9510.00
Bill SpiersSS282557612.9320.00
Luis RiveraSS66824.8750.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Luis GonzalezLF1462631051.9820.00
Bobby AbreuLF106010.8570.00
Thomas HowardLF10170001.0000.00
James MoutonLF9100001.0000.00
Ray MontgomeryLF240001.0000.00
Chuck CarrLF10000.0000.00
Pat ListachLF120001.0000.00
Ken RamosLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chuck CarrCF59111342.9660.00
Thomas HowardCF41735011.0000.00
James MoutonCF39591011.0000.00
Derek BellCF3665221.9710.00
Richard HidalgoCF17270001.0000.00
Pat ListachCF47010.8750.00
Ray MontgomeryCF220001.0000.00
Bobby AbreuCF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Derek BellRF89160461.9650.00
Bobby AbreuRF4378411.9880.00
Thomas HowardRF18170001.0000.00
Ray MontgomeryRF15192011.0000.00
James MoutonRF14170001.0000.00
J.R. PhillipsRF330001.0000.00
Richard HidalgoRF10000.0000.00
Pat ListachRF10000.0000.00
Ken RamosRF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Billy WagnerP62662710.9001.23
Tom MartinP55561910.9091.61
Russ SpringerP54555511.9091.63
Jose LimaP527554001.0001.08
Ramon GarciaP4215892923.9502.16
John HudekP404016011.0001.57
Mike MagnanteP40471710.8891.53
Mike HamptonP34223165734.9612.95
Darryl KileP34255283913.9852.36
Chris HoltP33209133611.9802.11
Shane ReynoldsP30181103144.9112.04
Jose CabreraP121512001.0001.79
Blas MinorP111212001.0002.25
Donne WallP84126011.0001.75
Oscar HenriquezP4420001.0004.50
Manuel BarriosP230000.0000.00
Tommy GreeneP290000.0000.00
Sid FernandezP1501001.0001.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Sean BerryDH3.0000.00
Jeff BagwellDH1.0000.00
Derek BellDH1.0000.00
Craig BiggioDH1.0000.00


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