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This is a list of the best Houston Astros ever. Originally called the Colt .45s, the Houston Astros had been a mainstay in the National League for 50 years. But 2013 saw the franchise move from the NL Central to the AL West, and thus beginning a new chapter in Astros history. From the early 1990s until 2008, the Astros were perennial playoff contenders, reaching the World Series in 2005. Those teams featured many of the greatest players in the team's history. 

To many baseball fans, the Killer Bs, Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio are the best known players from the Astros best years. These players are considered three of the best in Astros history. Bagwell won the 1991 Rookie of the Year and 1994 National League MVP award. He retired after the 2005 National League Championship season and remains one of the most revered Astros. Biggio, whose entire 20 year career was spent in Houston, eclipsed 3,000 hits during playing days. Accomplishing this feat, along with his rep as the best position player in team history landed him in the Astros Hall of Fame and will soon see him land in the Baseball Hall of Fame in the near future. As for pitchers, Nolan Ryan, Roy Oswalt and Roger Clemens are the best to put on an Astros uniform. While Ryan and Clemens didn't spend their prime in Houston, they still turned in fine seasons. Oswalt is widely considered one of the best Astros ever and helped propel them to the World Series.

If there is a player missing from this list of the greatest Houston Astros of all time, feel free to add him to this list. Vote or rerank to how you think it should best represent who are the greatest Houston Astros of all time. 
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285 36
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
SammyEscagne added José Altuve Second baseman

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2
329 82
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

3
318 63
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

4
338 87
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

5
207 62
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Lance Berkman Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

6
163 48
Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Roy Oswalt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
153 51
Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Mike Scott Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
166 61
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
José Cruz Outfielder, Left fielder

9
142 47
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

10
143 41
J. R. Richard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
J. R. Richard Starting pitcher, Pitcher

11
140 43
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
César Cedeño Outfielder, Center fielder

12
111 41
Joe Niekro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Joe Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
118 48
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

14
106 41
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jimmy Wynn Outfielder, Center fielder

15
77 32
Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Glenn Davis First baseman

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16
125 23
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added Carlos Correa

17
108 47
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

18
93 19
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

19
91 39
Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Larry Dierker Manager, Pitcher

20
112 18
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added George Springer

21
74 38
Dickie Thon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
blueline3 added Dickie Thon Shortstop

22
91 50
Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Ausmus Catcher

23
78 35
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

24
76 36
Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Hunter Pence Right fielder, Outfielder

25
69 28
Bob Watson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Bob Watson Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

26
106 57
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

27
73 32
Brad Lidge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Lidge Pitcher

28
65 22
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

29
66 31
Mike Hampton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Mike Hampton Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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56 23
Terry Puhl is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Terry Puhl Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

31
56 30
Don Wilson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Don Wilson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
54 30
Alan Ashby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Alan Ashby Catcher

33
46 18
Art Howe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Art Howe Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

34
47 28
Bill Doran is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Bill Doran Second baseman

35
35 16
Darryl Kile is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Darryl Kile Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
42 24
Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Steve Finley Center fielder

37
52 26
Doug Rader is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Doug Rader Third baseman

38
42 21
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

39
60 48
Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman

40
36 27
Shane Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Shane Reynolds Pitcher

41
42 23
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slaft added Kevin Bass Right fielder, Outfielder

42
31 17
Danny Darwin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Danny Darwin Pitcher

43
31 18
Derek Bell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Derek Bell Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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42 29
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Luis Gonzalez Left fielder

45
40 22
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slaft added Ken Forsch Pitcher

46
38 25
Richard Hidalgo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Richard Hidalgo Right fielder, Outfielder

47
32 20
Bob Knepper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jason N. Heather Lynch added Bob Knepper Pitcher

48
32 24
Wandy Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Wandy Rodríguez Pitcher

49
37 18
Lance McCullers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Lance McCullers Pitcher

50
30 24
Adam Everett is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Adam Everett Shortstop