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1999 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  97-65   .599
Result:   1st in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Larry Dierker
General Manager:   Gerry Hunsicker
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  2,706,017
Payroll:  $55,289,000
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Braves)

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jack Howell (37)
Youngest Player:  Wade Miller (22)
Longest Tenure:  Craig Biggio (12)
Top Hitter:  Jeff Bagwell (1)
Top Pitcher:  Shane Reynolds (3)
Top Draft Pick:  Mike Rosamond (#42)

Roster Continuity:  69.58%
Top Prospect:   Lance Berkman
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Houston9765.599--
Cincinnati9667.5891.5
Pittsburgh7883.48418.5
St. Louis7586.46621.5
Milwaukee7487.46022.5
Chi Cubs6795.41430.0

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 Bagwell1B31$ 6,500,000  39 
Craig Biggio2B-C33$ 6,060,000  47 
Derek BellRF-CF30$ 4,500,000   
Ken Caminiti3B36$ 4,500,000   
Shane ReynoldsP31$ 4,475,000   
Mike HamptonP26$ 4,125,000   
Carl EverettCF-RF28$ 2,500,000   
Jose LimaP26$ 2,250,000   
Billy WagnerP27$ 2,250,000   
Ricky GutierrezSS29$ 2,212,500   
Sean BergmanP29$ 1,875,000   
Stan JavierCF-RF35$ 1,750,000   
Bill SpiersSS-3B33$ 1,600,000   
Tony EusebioC32$ 900,000   
Jay PowellP27$ 800,000   
Doug HenryP35$ 725,000   
Tim BogarSS-3B32$ 700,000   
Jack Howell3B37$ 550,000   
Matt MieskeRF-LF31$ 500,000   
Brian WilliamsP30$ 375,000   
Chris HoltP27$ 279,000   
Alex DiazCF-RF30$ 275,000   
Ryan ThompsonCF-RF31$ 275,000   
Richard HidalgoRF-CF23$ 260,000   
Trever MillerP26$ 247,500   
Paul BakoC27$ 230,000   
Scott ElartonP23$ 230,000   
Jose CabreraP27$ 215,000   
Russ Johnson3B-2B26$ 205,000   
Glen BarkerCF28$ 200,000   
Lance BerkmanDH23$ 200,000   
Carlos Hernandez2B-SS23$ 200,000   
Randy KnorrC30$ 200,000   
Jeff McCurryP29$ 200,000   
Mitch MeluskeyC25$ 200,000   
Wade MillerP22$ 200,000   
Joe SlusarskiP32$ 200,000   
Daryle Ward1B24$ 200,000   


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