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2008 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  86-75   .534
Result:   3rd in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Cecil Cooper
General Manager:   Ed Wade
Stadium:  Minute Maid Park
Attendance:  2,779,287
Payroll:  $88,930,414
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Doug Brocail (41)
Youngest Player:  Wesley Wright (23)
Longest Tenure:  Lance Berkman (10)
Top Hitter:  Lance Berkman (3)
Top Pitcher:  Roy Oswalt (8)
Top Draft Pick:  Jason Castro (#10)

Roster Continuity:  39.97%
Top Prospect:   J.R. Towles
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Chi Cubs9764.602--
Milwaukee9072.5567.5
Houston8675.53411.0
St. Louis8676.53111.5
Cincinnati7488.45723.5
Pittsburgh6795.41430.5

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 
Miguel Tejada2B-3B34$ 14,811,414  25 
Lance BerkmanDH32$ 14,500,000  28 
Roy OswaltP30$ 13,000,000  41 
Carlos Lee1B32$ 12,500,000  50 
Kazuo MatsuiSS32$ 5,500,000   
Randy WolfP31$ 4,750,000   
Jose ValverdeP28$ 4,700,000   
Ty Wigginton1B-LF30$ 4,350,000   
LaTroy HawkinsP35$ 3,750,000   
Mark Loretta2B-SS36$ 2,750,000   
Doug BrocailP41$ 2,500,000   
Brad AusmusC39$ 2,000,000   
Shawn ChaconP30$ 2,000,000   
Geoff GearyP31$ 1,125,000   
Oscar VillarrealP26$ 1,125,000   
Geoff Blum3B35$ 1,100,000   
Darin ErstadCF-1B34$ 1,000,000   
Brandon BackeP30$ 800,000   
Dave BorkowskiP31$ 800,000   
Jose Castillo2B27$ 650,000   
Jose CruzRF34$ 650,000   
Brian MoehlerP36$ 500,000   
Wandy RodriguezP29$ 451,000   
Humberto QuinteroC28$ 405,000   
Chris SampsonP30$ 401,000   
Michael BournCF25$ 396,000   
Hunter PenceRF25$ 396,000   
J.R. TowlesC24$ 390,000   
Wesley WrightP23$ 390,000   


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