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2008 Houston Astros (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-75 .534
Rank: 3rd in National League Central
Run Differential: 712-743 -31
Roster Continuity 39.97% 30/30
Manager(s): Cecil Cooper
General Manager: Ed Wade
Location: Houston, Texas
Ballpark: Minute Maid Park
Payroll: $ 88,930,414 14/30
Attendance: 2,779,287 12/30
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jason Castro (#10) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Jackie Moore
Bullpen Coach: Mark Bailey
First Base Coach: Jose Cruz
Hitting Coach: Sean Berry
Pitching Coach: Dewey Robinson
Third Base Coach: Ed Romero

#1 Draft Picks

Darin Erstad (#1), Jose Cruz (#3), Lance Berkman (#16)
National League Central 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 2008 Houston Astros season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    50Reggie AbercrombieOF6-3210R-R262006LAN: 1999-23-704MLB--
    1Alberto AriasP5-11150R-R242007Not draftedMLB--
    11Brad AusmusC5-11195R-R391993NYA: 1987-48-1152MLB--
    41Brandon BackeP6-0185R-R302002TBA: 1998-18-552MLB--
    17Lance BerkmanDH6-1205B-L321999HOU: 1997-1-16MLB-Retired
    27Geoff Blum3B6-3195B-R351999MON: 1994-7-196MLB-Retired
    58Dave BorkowskiP6-1200R-R311999DET: 1995-11-294MLB--
    14Michael BournCF5-11180L-R252006PHI: 2003-4-115MLB-Free Agent
    26Doug BrocailP6-5235L-R411992SDN: 1986-1-12MLB--
    48Tim ByrdakP5-11180L-L341998KCA: 1994-5-135MLB-Free Agent
    20Jack CasselP6-2190R-R272007SDN: 2000-25-739MLB--
    13Jose Castillo2B6-1198R-R272004Not draftedMLB--
    30Shawn ChaconP6-3212R-R302001COL: 1996-3-86MLB--
    22Jose CruzRF6-0200B-R341997SEA: 1995-1-3MLB--
    2Darin ErstadCF-1B6-2212L-L341996CAL: 1995-1-1MLB--
    29Geoff GearyP6-0176R-R312003PHI: 1998-15-434MLB--
    22LaTroy HawkinsP6-5204R-R351995MIN: 1991-7-180MLB-Retired
    50Runelvys HernandezP6-1205R-R272002Not draftedMLB--
    59J.R. HouseC5-10200R-R282003PIT: 1999-5-152MLB--
    45Carlos Lee1B6-2220R-R321999UDFAMLB-Retired
    8Mark Loretta2B-SS6-0190R-R361995MIL: 1993-7-207MLB--
    3Kazuo MatsuiSS5-10185B-R322004Not draftedMLB--
    23Edwin MaysonetSS6-0180R-R262008HOU: 2003-19-569MLB-Free Agent
    38Brian MoehlerP6-3235R-R361996DET: 1993-6-165MLB--
    31David NewhanRF-2B5-10180L-R341999OAK: 1995-17-456MLB--
    64Fernando NieveP6-0170R-R252006Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    44Roy OswaltP6-0170R-R302001HOU: 1996-23-684MLB-Retired
    54Chad ParontoP6-5225R-R322001BAL: 1996-8-231MLB--
    9Hunter PenceRF6-4210R-R252007HOU: 2004-2-64MLBSan Francisco GiantsMLB-Active
    13Tomas Perez2B-SS5-11177B-R341995MON: 1998-45-1333MLB--
    55Humberto QuinteroC6-1190R-R282003Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    51Wandy RodriguezP5-11160B-L292005Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    19Mark Saccomanno3B6-2210R-R282008HOU: 2003-23-689MLB--
    43Chris SampsonP6-0170R-R302006HOU: 1999-8-263MLB--
    10Miguel Tejada2B-3B5-9188R-R341997Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    46J.R. TowlesC6-2190R-R242007HOU: 2004-20-604MLB-Free Agent
    47Jose ValverdeP6-4220R-R282003UDFAMLB-Restricted List
    56Oscar VillarrealP6-1190L-R262003Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    21Ty Wigginton1B-LF6-0210R-R302002NYN: 1998-17-514MLB-Free Agent
    39Randy WolfP6-0194L-L311999PHI: 1997-2-54MLB-Retired
    53Wesley WrightP5-10150R-L232008LAN: 2003-7-211MLB-Free Agent

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