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The Best Houston Astros of All Time  

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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
José Altuve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
SammyEscagne added Second baseman
2
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Pitcher
3
Jeff Bagwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
First baseman
4
Craig Biggio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, Second baseman
5
Lance Berkman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
6
Roy Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
7
Mike Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
8
José Cruz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder
9
César Cedeño is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
10
George Springer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added Outfielder
11
J. R. Richard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
12
Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Relief pitcher, Pitcher
13
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Michael Jordan XII added Pitcher
14
Carlos Correa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
MattBryant added Shortstop
15
Alex Bregman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
TheKittyline added Third baseman
16
Jimmy Wynn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
17
Joe Morgan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Second baseman
18
Joe Niekro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
19
Ken Caminiti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Third baseman
20
Glenn Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
First baseman
21
Hunter Pence is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder
22
Larry Dierker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Manager, Pitcher
23
Dallas Keuchel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Pitcher
24
Bob Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, First baseman
25
Roger Clemens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Astros of All Time
Pitcher