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1997 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  84-78   .519
Result:   1st in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Larry Dierker
General Manager:   Gerry Hunsicker
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  2,046,781
Payroll:  $32,935,000
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Braves)

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Tony Pena (40)
Youngest Player:  Richard Hidalgo (21)
Longest Tenure:  Craig Biggio (10)
Top Hitter:  Jeff Bagwell (1)
Top Pitcher:  Darryl Kile (6)
Top Draft Pick:  Lance Berkman (#16)

Roster Continuity:  52.48%
Top Prospect:   Richard Hidalgo
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Houston8478.519--
Pittsburgh7983.4885.0
Cincinnati7686.4698.0
St. Louis7389.45111.0
Chi Cubs6894.42016.0

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 
Jeff Bagwell1B29$ 8,040,000  5 
Craig Biggio2B-C31$ 6,280,000  29 
Derek BellRF-CF28$ 3,250,000   
Sean Berry3B31$ 2,250,000   
Shane ReynoldsP29$ 2,050,000   
Darryl KileP28$ 1,700,000   
Mike HamptonP24$ 1,420,000   
Luis GonzalezLF29$ 1,400,000   
Brad AusmusC28$ 1,075,000   
Thomas HowardLF-CF32$ 750,000   
Pat ListachSS-CF29$ 750,000   
Tony EusebioC30$ 650,000   
Bill SpiersSS-3B31$ 600,000   
Tony PenaC40$ 425,000   
Ricky GutierrezSS27$ 420,000   
James MoutonLF-CF28$ 415,000   
John HudekP30$ 412,500   
Russ SpringerP28$ 400,000   
Sid FernandezP34$ 375,000   
Chuck CarrCF-OF29$ 325,000   
Randy KnorrC28$ 300,000   
Mike MagnanteP32$ 290,000   
Tim BogarSS-3B30$ 275,000   
Chuck CarrCF-OF29$ 250,000   
Billy WagnerP25$ 185,000   
Jose LimaP24$ 170,000   
Ramon GarciaP27$ 160,000   
Ray MontgomeryRF-LF27$ 155,000   
Bobby AbreuLF23$ 150,000   
Manuel BarriosP22$ 150,000   
Jose CabreraP25$ 150,000   
Tommy GreeneP30$ 150,000   
Oscar HenriquezP23$ 150,000   
Richard HidalgoRF-CF21$ 150,000   
Chris HoltP25$ 150,000   
Russ Johnson3B-2B24$ 150,000   
Tom MartinP27$ 150,000   
Blas MinorP31$ 150,000   
J.R. Phillips1B27$ 150,000   
Ken RamosRF-LF30$ 150,000   
Luis RiveraSS33$ 150,000   
Donne WallP29$ 150,000   


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