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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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1
399 98
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

2
363 72
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

3
383 99
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

4
354 50
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
SammyEscagne added José Altuve Second baseman

5
242 71
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
190 57
Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Roy Oswalt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
176 59
Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Mike Scott Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
187 68
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
José Cruz Outfielder, Left fielder

9
161 50
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

10
155 46
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
César Cedeño Outfielder, Center fielder

11
159 46
J. R. Richard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
J. R. Richard Starting pitcher, Pitcher

12
125 43
Joe Niekro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Joe Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
118 43
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jimmy Wynn Outfielder, Center fielder

14
129 54
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

The Best Houston Astros Managers of All Time

15
166 26
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added Carlos Correa

16
156 19
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added George Springer

17
123 21
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

18
86 37
Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Glenn Davis First baseman

19
123 51
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

20
102 44
Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Larry Dierker Manager, Pitcher

21
86 42
Dickie Thon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
blueline3 added Dickie Thon Shortstop

The Best Trucks of All Time

22
90 41
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

23
101 56
Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Ausmus Catcher

24
87 41
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
121 65
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

26
75 33
Bob Watson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Bob Watson Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

27
72 25
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

28
80 40
Brad Lidge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Lidge Pitcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

29
64 26
Terry Puhl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Terry Puhl Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

30
72 34
Mike Hampton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Mike Hampton Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
60 33
Don Wilson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Don Wilson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

32
60 33
Alan Ashby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Alan Ashby Catcher

33
32 2
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Michael Jordan XII added Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
52 21
Art Howe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Art Howe Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

35
54 30
Bill Doran is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Bill Doran Second baseman

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36
41 18
Darryl Kile is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Darryl Kile Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
60 28
Doug Rader is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Doug Rader Third baseman

38
48 26
Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Steve Finley Center fielder

39
49 24
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

40
48 24
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slaft added Kevin Bass Right fielder, Outfielder

41
67 53
Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman

42
40 28
Shane Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Shane Reynolds Pitcher

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43
36 19
Danny Darwin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Danny Darwin Pitcher

44
46 24
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slaft added Ken Forsch Pitcher

45
34 21
Derek Bell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Derek Bell Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

46
48 20
Lance McCullers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Lance McCullers Pitcher

47
46 32
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Luis Gonzalez Left fielder

48
37 22
Bob Knepper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jason N. Heather Lynch added Bob Knepper Pitcher

49
34 22
Jeff Kent is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jeff Kent Second baseman

50
40 27
Richard Hidalgo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Richard Hidalgo Right fielder, Outfielder