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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. 
list ordered by

1
522 112
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
First baseman

2
564 149
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Pitcher

3
545 147
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman

4
547 88
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
SammyEscagne added Second baseman

5
316 97
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

6
259 77
Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
249 74
Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
259 84
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

9
218 60
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

10
215 54
J. R. Richard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

11
206 58
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

12
152 49
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

13
243 26
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added

14
155 53
Joe Niekro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
240 44
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added

16
160 67
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Second baseman

17
159 60
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Third baseman

18
112 45
Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
First baseman

19
164 35
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Pitcher

20
101 8
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Michael Jordan XII added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
130 53
Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Manager, Pitcher

22
125 66
Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Catcher

23
71 5
Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
TheKittyline added

24
115 53
Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

25
162 80
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Pitcher

26
108 52
Dickie Thon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
blueline3 added Shortstop

27
108 50
Moisés Alou is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Right fielder, Left fielder

28
100 38
Bob Watson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman

29
96 38
Mike Hampton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

30
95 32
Rusty Staub is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

31
87 34
Terry Puhl is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
80 40
Alan Ashby is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Catcher

33
100 56
Brad Lidge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Pitcher

34
75 38
Don Wilson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
61 20
Darryl Kile is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
70 24
Art Howe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman

37
61 32
Steve Finley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

38
64 28
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Manager, Infielder, Second baseman

39
32 4
Charlie Morton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Michael Jordan XII added Pitcher

40
63 35
Luis Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Left fielder

41
68 38
Bill Doran is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

42
66 29
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slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder

43
72 23
Lance McCullers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Pitcher

44
52 26
Derek Bell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

45
70 36
Doug Rader is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Third baseman

46
50 33
Shane Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

47
77 68
Carlos Lee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Left fielder, First baseman

48
46 24
Danny Darwin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

49
52 9
Cesar Cedeno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Cesar Cedeno

50
55 28
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slaft added Pitcher