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1998 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 102-60 .630
Rank: 1st in National League Central
Run Differential: 874-620 + 254
Roster Continuity 55.98% 21/28
Manager(s): Larry Dierker
General Manager: Gerry Hunsicker
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Astrodome
Payroll: $ 40,629,000 15/30
Attendance: 2,458,451 15/30
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Padres)
Top Draft Pick: Brad Lidge (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Matt Galante
Bullpen Coach: Dave Engle
First Base Coach: Jose Cruz
Hitting Coach: Tommy McCraw
Pitching Coach: Vern Ruhle
Third Base Coach: Mike Cubbage

#1 Draft Picks

Pete Incaviglia (#8), C.J. Nitkowski (#9), Carl Everett (#10), Dave Clark (#11), Billy Wagner (#12), Bill Spiers (#13), Jay Powell (#19), Craig Biggio (#22), Scott Elarton (#25), Reggie Harris (#26), Russ Johnson (#30), Ricky Gutierrez (#30), Trever Miller (#41)
National League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10260.630--
9073.55212.5
8379.51219.0
7785.47525.0
7488.45728.0
6993.42633.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Craig Biggio2B32   646123210
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2
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20
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88508641132361410.325.403.503906.178.342.3681.7732.3325738
14Derek BellRF29   630111198
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2
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22
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108133511264001014.314.364.490854.176.273.3582.4728.6309695
18Moises AlouLF31   584104182
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12411384875110614.312.399.582981.271.428.3101.0415.4340679
5Jeff Bagwell1B30   540124164
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34
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11119710990780514.304.424.557981.254.478.3090.8315.9301661
12Ricky GutierrezSS28   49155128
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461375484653720.261.337.334671.073.196.3061.56245.5164561
8Carl EverettCF27   46772138
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34
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4
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15
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76141244102323211.296.359.482841.186.285.3492.3231.1225519
11Brad AusmusC29   41262111
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4510353603113118.269.356.357713.087.233.3031.1368.7147472
28Bill Spiers3B32   38466105
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43112456250129.273.356.396752.122.263.3161.3896.0152437
77Sean Berry3B32   2994894
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5231315073148.314.387.508895.194.304.3381.6123.0152342
51Richard HidalgoCF22   2113164
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3533173720045.303.355.474829.171.251.3332.1830.1100234
25Tony EusebioC31   1821346
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3610183112028.253.320.313633.060.165.2961.72182.057203
18Tim BogarSS31   1561224
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82193622115.154.208.212420.058.122.1924.00156.033169
35Dave ClarkRF-LF35   1311227
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00411144511002.206.288.260548.053.160.3143.21--34146
37Shane ReynoldsP30   821013
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0090023910700.159.188.207395.049.073.30219.50--1792
33Jose LimaP25   79611
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0040022700910.139.159.165324.025.051.20813.50--1391
32Mike HamptonP25   61316
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0022071210702.262.348.328676.066.213.3271.71--2076
78Sean BergmanP28   6035
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0040003000800.083.083.117200.033.033.167----768
31J.R. Phillips1B28   58411
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90072201001.190.277.293570.103.224.2653.1429.01765
36Jack Howell1B36   38411
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70041200001.289.357.500857.211.316.4003.0038.01942
41Randy JohnsonP34   3212
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0020001700301.063.063.094157.031.031.133----335
50Pete SchourekP29   1924
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002100600500.211.211.263474.053.105.308----524
22Pete IncavigliaLF34   1602
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002001400001.125.176.188364.063.125.1674.00--317
38Russ Johnson3B25   1323
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000101510001.231.333.308641.077.231.3755.00--415
54John HalamaP26   10100000002700100.000.167.000167.000.200.0003.50--013
2Mitch MeluskeyC24   812
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000001400001.250.333.375708.125.250.5004.00--39
39Scott ElartonP22   7000000000400300.000.000.0000.000.000.000----010
39Ray MontgomeryRF-LF28   522
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0000000000000.400.400.400800.000.000.400----25
19Doug HenryP34   4000000000200100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
47C.J. NitkowskiP25   4000000000300100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
51Trever MillerP25   311
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000000000000.333.333.6671000.333.333.333----23
13Billy WagnerP26   301
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0000000200000.333.333.333666.000.0001.000----13
31Daryle Ward23   311
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0000001200000.333.500.333833.000.3331.0002.00--14
52Mike MagnanteP33   202
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00010000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----22
39Jay PowellP26   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals2110564187415783262816681815551621112272525849146.280.348.436784.156.285.3211.8134.024586369
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
37Shane Reynolds30   1983.5235353100233.1257999125532095021.339.930.972.058.073.94
33Jose Lima25   1683.7133333100233.12291009634321694071.128.851.311.246.535.28
32Mike Hampton25   1173.3532321100211.2227927918811374251.459.640.763.445.821.69
78Sean Bergman28   1293.7231271010172.0183817120421008151.319.581.052.205.232.38
41Randy Johnson34   1011.291111440084.15712124261160030.996.110.432.7912.434.46
50Pete Schourek29   764.501515000080.08243401036595041.489.231.134.056.641.64
19Doug Henry34   823.045900025271.0552524935597001.276.971.144.447.481.69
13Billy Wagner26   432.7058000503060.0461918625972001.186.900.903.7514.553.88
47C.J. Nitkowski25   333.754300011359.2492725423443161.207.350.603.456.601.91
39Scott Elarton22   213.32282007257.0402121520561011.056.320.793.168.842.80
51Trever Miller25   203.063710015153.1572118420301011.459.680.683.405.091.50
52Mike Magnante33   474.854800020251.2562828226393041.589.690.354.506.751.50
39Jay Powell26   332.38290009434.02299115380001.095.820.263.9710.062.53
54John Halama26   115.9166000032.1372121013212121.5610.410.003.665.911.62
26Bob Scanlan31   013.12270009026.12412941395011.428.311.384.503.120.69
94Reggie Harris29   006.006000206.06441220001.339.001.503.003.001.00
46Jose Cabrera26   009.003000104.17440110002.0015.750.002.252.251.00
64Mike Grzanich25   0018.001000001.01220210003.009.000.0018.009.000.50
Batting Totals102603.5050216212715044147114356205721474651187505411.298.780.902.857.262.55
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Brad AusmusC12485058710.9920.00
Tony EusebioC543521932.9920.00
Mitch MeluskeyC390001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jeff Bagwell1B14712391287115.9950.00
J.R. Phillips1B1270637.9620.00
Jack Howell1B10636031.0000.00
Bill Spiers1B7341011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Craig Biggio2B1593184311592.9800.00
Tim Bogar2B111014041.0000.00
Bill Spiers2B9101312.9580.00
Russ Johnson2B122001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill Spiers3B995717089.9660.00
Sean Berry3B87551501013.9530.00
Tim Bogar3B114611.9090.00
Russ Johnson3B517001.0000.00
Jack Howell3B215001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ricky GutierrezSS1412154041582.9760.00
Tim BogarSS5549127216.9890.00
Bill SpiersSS20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Moises AlouLF1522271142.9830.00
Dave ClarkLF99020.8180.00
Richard HidalgoLF910010.9090.00
J.R. PhillipsLF620001.0000.00
Pete IncavigliaLF330001.0000.00
Ray MontgomeryLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Carl EverettCF1212901243.9870.00
Richard HidalgoCF57116311.9920.00
Moises AlouCF65010.8330.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Derek BellRF154282882.9730.00
Dave ClarkRF1313110.9330.00
Richard HidalgoRF135010.8330.00
Carl EverettRF550001.0000.00
Ray MontgomeryRF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Doug HenryP597144011.0001.01
Billy WagnerP58602210.8000.60
Mike MagnanteP4851617001.0004.04
C.J. NitkowskiP4359110021.0001.67
Trever MillerP375346001.0001.69
Shane ReynoldsP35233244029.9702.47
Jose LimaP33233243233.9492.16
Mike HamptonP32211114947.9372.56
Sean BergmanP31172161410.9681.57
Jay PowellP293421001.0000.79
Scott ElartonP285744011.0001.26
Bob ScanlanP27264110.8331.72
Pete SchourekP158017001.0000.90
Randy JohnsonP11841711.8890.86
John HalamaP63225001.0001.96
Reggie HarrisP6610001.0001.50
Jose CabreraP3401001.0002.20
Mike GrzanichP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dave ClarkDH4.0000.00
Moises AlouDH1.0000.00
Sean BerryDH1.0000.00
Craig BiggioDH1.0000.00
Tim BogarDH1.0000.00


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