The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The franchise has a rich history and has produced many great players over the years. In this article, we will take a look at the top 10 best players in Houston Astros history.
Jeff Bagwell - First Baseman (1991-2005) Jeff Bagwell is arguably the greatest player in Astros history. He spent his entire 15-year career with the team and was a four-time All-Star, a Gold Glove winner, and the 1994 National League MVP. Bagwell hit .297 with 449 home runs and 1,529 RBI in his Astros career.
Craig Biggio - Second Baseman/Catcher/Outfielder (1988-2007) Craig Biggio is another Astros legend who spent his entire career with the team. He was a seven-time All-Star, four-time Gold Glove winner, and had 3,060 hits in his career. Biggio hit .281 with 291 home runs and 1,175 RBI in his Astros career.
Jose Altuve - Second Baseman (2011-present) Jose Altuve is one of the best players in baseball today and has already established himself as one of the greatest Astros players of all time. He was the 2017 American League MVP and has been named to six All-Star teams. Altuve has a career batting average of .315 with 134 home runs and 595 RBI.
Roy Oswalt - Pitcher (2001-2010) Roy Oswalt was one of the most dominant pitchers in Astros history. He was a three-time All-Star, won 20 games in a season twice, and finished in the top five in Cy Young voting five times. Oswalt had a 143-82 record with a 3.24 ERA and 1,593 strikeouts in his Astros career.
Lance Berkman - Outfielder/First Baseman (1999-2010) Lance Berkman was a key player for the Astros during their successful run in the 2000s. He was a five-time All-Star, won a Silver Slugger award six times, and finished in the top five in MVP voting twice. Berkman hit .296 with 326 home runs and 1,090 RBI in his Astros career.
Nolan Ryan - Pitcher (1980-1988) Nolan Ryan had a brief but impactful stint with the Astros. He played nine seasons with the team and threw his fifth and sixth no-hitters as an Astro. Ryan also recorded his 4,000th career strikeout and 300th career win while with the Astros.
Carlos Correa - Shortstop (2015-present) Carlos Correa is one of the best young players in baseball today and has already established himself as a key player for the Astros. He was the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year, a two-time All-Star, and won the 2021 ALCS MVP award. Correa has a career batting average of .277 with 118 home runs and 515 RBI.
Billy Wagner - Relief Pitcher (1995-2003) Billy Wagner was one of the most dominant relievers in Astros history. He was a two-time All-Star, had four seasons with 30 or more saves, and finished his Astros career with a 2.53 ERA and 225 saves.
Cesar Cedeno - Outfielder (1970-1981) Cesar Cedeno was a five-tool player who had a long and productive career with the Astros. He was a four-time All-Star, a five-time Gold Glove winner, and had 487 stolen bases in his career.
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