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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
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), Billy Wagner (#12), Bill Spiers (#13), Jay Powell (#19), Craig Biggio (#22), Scott Elarton (#25), Reggie Harris (#26), Ricky Gutierrez (#28), Russ Johnson (#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
Full League 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 1998 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    18Moises AlouLF-RF6-3195R-R311990PIT: 1986-1-2MLB--
    11Brad AusmusC5-11195R-R291993NYA: 1987-48-1151MLB--
    5Jeff Bagwell1B6-0195R-R301991BOS: 1989-4-109MLB--
    14Derek BellRF-CF6-2215R-R291991TOR: 1987-2-49MLB--
    78Sean BergmanP6-4225R-R281993DET: 1991-4-115MLB--
    77Sean Berry3B5-11200R-R321990KCA: 1986-1-9MLB--
    7Craig Biggio2B-C5-11180R-R321988HOU: 1987-1-22MLB--
    18Tim BogarSS-3B6-2198R-R311993NYN: 1987-8-212MLB--
    46Jose CabreraP6-0180R-R261997UDFAMLB--
    35Dave ClarkRF-LF6-2210L-R351986NYA: 1985-1-24MLB--
    39Scott ElartonP6-7240R-R221998HOU: 1994-1-25MLB-Ind
    25Tony EusebioC6-2210R-R311991UDFAMLB--
    8Carl EverettCF-RF6-0190B-R271993NYA: 1990-1-10MLB--
    64Mike GrzanichP6-1180R-R251998HOU: 1992-19-517MLB--
    12Ricky GutierrezSS6-1175R-R281993BAL: 1988-1-28MLB--
    54John HalamaP6-5200L-L261998HOU: 1994-23-640MLB--
    32Mike HamptonP5-10180R-L251993SEA: 1990-6-157MLB--
    94Reggie HarrisP6-2217R-R291990BOS: 1987-1-26MLB--
    19Doug HenryP6-4205R-R341991MIL: 1985-8-185MLB--
    51Richard HidalgoRF-CF6-3190R-R221997UDFAMLB--
    36Jack Howell3B6-0190L-R361985UDFAMLB--
    22Pete IncavigliaLF6-1230R-R341986MON: 1985-1-8MLB--
    41Randy JohnsonP6-10230R-L341988MON: 1985-2-36MLB--
    38Russ Johnson3B-2B5-10180R-R251997HOU: 1994-1-30MLB--
    33Jose LimaP6-2205R-R251994UDFAMLB--
    52Mike MagnanteP6-1185L-L331991KCA: 1988-11-283MLB--
    2Mitch MeluskeyC6-0185B-R241998CLE: 1992-12-322MLB--
    51Trever MillerP6-4195R-L251996DET: 1991-1-41MLB--
    39Ray MontgomeryRF-LF6-3195R-R281996HOU: 1990-13-348MLB--
    47C.J. NitkowskiP6-3205L-L251995CIN: 1994-1-9MLB-Free Agent
    31J.R. Phillips1B6-1185L-L281993CAL: 1988-4-91MLB--
    39Jay PowellP6-4225R-R261995BAL: 1993-1-19MLB--
    37Shane ReynoldsP6-3210R-R301992HOU: 1989-3-72MLB--
    26Bob ScanlanP6-4220R-R311991PHI: 1984-25-636MLB--
    50Pete SchourekP6-5220L-L291991NYN: 1987-2-56MLB--
    28Bill SpiersSS-3B6-2190L-R321989MIL: 1987-1-13MLB--
    13Billy WagnerP5-11180L-L261995HOU: 1993-1-12MLB--
    31Daryle Ward1B6-2230L-L231998DET: 1994-15-417MLB--


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