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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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278 70
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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2
272 70
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Craig Biggio Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

3
271 55
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jeff Bagwell First baseman

4
197 24
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
SammyEscagne added José Altuve Second baseman

5
179 52
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
142 44
Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Roy Oswalt Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
132 45
Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Mike Scott Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
139 52
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
José Cruz Outfielder, Left fielder

9
128 41
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Billy Wagner Relief pitcher, Pitcher

10
128 36
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
124 39
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
César Cedeño Outfielder, Center fielder

12
100 37
Joe Niekro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Joe Niekro Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
95 34
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jimmy Wynn Outfielder, Center fielder

14
98 44
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Joe Morgan Second baseman

15
69 23
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
79 33
Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Larry Dierker Manager, Pitcher

17
93 44
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Ken Caminiti Third baseman

18
88 20
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added Carlos Correa

19
70 17
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Dallas Keuchel Pitcher

20
65 31
Dickie Thon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
blueline3 added Dickie Thon Shortstop

21
72 30
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Moisés Alou Right fielder, Left fielder

22
81 45
Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Ausmus Catcher

23
67 32
Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Hunter Pence Right fielder, Outfielder

24
60 23
Bob Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Bob Watson Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

25
57 17
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Rusty Staub Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

26
76 18
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added George Springer

27
92 53
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Roger Clemens Pitcher

28
62 29
Brad Lidge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Brad Lidge Pitcher

29
59 27
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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30
50 26
Don Wilson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Don Wilson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

31
48 20
Terry Puhl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Terry Puhl Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
51 27
Alan Ashby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Alan Ashby Catcher

33
42 15
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
33 13
Darryl Kile is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Darryl Kile Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
48 23
Doug Rader is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Doug Rader Third baseman

36
38 18
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Phil Garner Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

37
43 27
Bill Doran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Bill Doran Second baseman

38
38 23
Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Steve Finley Center fielder

39
56 46
Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Carlos Lee Left fielder, First baseman

40
38 20
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slaft added Kevin Bass Right fielder, Outfielder

41
33 25
Shane Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Shane Reynolds Pitcher

42
27 15
Danny Darwin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Danny Darwin Pitcher

43
30 17
Bob Knepper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Jason N. Heather Lynch added Bob Knepper Pitcher

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44
35 22
Richard Hidalgo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Richard Hidalgo Right fielder, Outfielder

45
26 17
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
35 19
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slaft added Ken Forsch Pitcher

47
37 27
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Luis Gonzalez Left fielder

48
29 20
Adam Everett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Adam Everett Shortstop

49
29 21
Wandy Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Wandy Rodríguez Pitcher

50
30 17
Lance McCullers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Lance McCullers Pitcher