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The Best Pitchers In Houston Astros History

Updated January 6, 2020 365 votes 20 voters51 items

List RulesVote up the top pitchers to take the mound for the Astros

The best pitchers in Houston Astros history are all part of a long legacy of stellar pitching that stretches back to the beginnings of the franchise. Whether they were starters who became a key part of a winning pitching rotation or relievers who filled out the back end of the pitching staff, all of these players have been integral to the Astros becoming a successful franchise.

Former stars like Roy Oswalt and Roger Clemens appear below, as well as Hall of Fame starting pitchers like Nolan Ryan and Don Sutton. Of course, there is Mike Scott, who finished his lengthy career as part of the Astros roster.

So vote up the top pitchers in Houston Astros history. Help choose the players who contributed the most to the franchise over the years and those who helped the team win games when it mattered.

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  • 1
    Nolan Ryan

    Astros Career: 1980-1988

    Astros WAR: 25.4

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    Roy Oswalt

    Astros career: 2001-2010

    Astros WAR: 45.8

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    Joe Niekro

    Astros Career: 1975-1985

    Astros WAR: 23.0

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    Larry Dierker

    Astros Career: 1964-1976

    Astros WAR: 34.3

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    Mike Scott

    Astros Career: 1983-1991

    Astros WAR: 24.8

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    J. R. Richard

    Astros Career: 1971-1980

    Astros WAR: 21.5

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    Don Wilson

    Astros Career: 1966-1974

    Astros WAR: 27.5

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    Billy Wagner

    Astros Career: 1995-2003

    Astros WAR: 16.1

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    Dave Smith

    Astros Career: 1980-1990

    Astros WAR: 12.7

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    Justin Verlander

    Astros Career: 2017-present

    Astros WAR: 15.9

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    Ken Forsch

    Astros Career: 1970-1980

    Astros WAR: 19.0

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    Roger Clemens

    Astros Career: 2004-2006

    Astros WAR: 16.7

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    Shane Reynolds

    Astros Career: 1992-2002

    Astros WAR: 19.1

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    Mike Cuellar

    Astros Career: 1965-1968

    Astros WAR: 13.4

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    Mike Hampton

    Astros Career: 1994-1999, 2009

    Astros WAR: 14.1

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    Gerrit Cole

    Astros Career: 2018-2019

    Astros WAR: 12.1

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    Turk Farrell

    Astros Career: 1962-1967

    Astros WAR: 16.6

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    Bob Knepper

    Astros Career: 1981–1989

    Astros WAR: 9.9

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    Wade Miller

    Astros Career: 1999-2004

    Astros WAR: 14.4

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    Dallas Keuchel

    Astros Career: 2012-2018

    Astros WAR: 18.5

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    Danny Darwin

    Astros Career: 1986-1990, 1996

    Astros WAR: 12.5

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    Jim Deshaies
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    Jim Deshaies

    Astros Career: 1985-1991

    Astros WAR: 12.3

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    Chad Qualls
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    Chad Qualls

    Astros Career: 2004–2007, 2014–2015

    Astros WAR: 5.2

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    Joe Sambito
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    Joe Sambito

    Astros Career: 1976–1984

    Astros WAR: 10.2

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    Mark Portugal

    Astros Career: 1976–1984

    Astros WAR: 10.1