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The Best Houston Astros Of All Time

Updated April 19, 2020 24.2k votes 2.6k voters 43.5k views118 items

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This is a list of the best Houston Astros ever, whether top Astros pitchers or top hitters. 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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  • Jeff Bagwell1
    1,085
    237

    Jeff Bagwell

    First baseman

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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    #432 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time#172 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Craig Biggio2
    1,147
    259

    Craig Biggio

    Outfielder, Catcher

    BirthplaceSmithtown, New York, United States of America

  • Nolan Ryan3
    1,203
    286

    Nolan Ryan

    Pitcher

    BirthplaceRefugio, Texas, United States of America

  • Jose Altuve4
    1,201
    290

    Jose Altuve

    Second baseman

    BirthplaceMaracay, Venezuela

  • Mike Scott5
    479
    141

    Mike Scott

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California

  • George Springer6
    616
    106

    George Springer

    Outfielder

    BirthplaceNew Britain, Connecticut

  • Justin Verlander7
    483
    52

    BirthplaceManakin-Sabot, Virginia

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    #16 of 25 The Most Hated Players In Baseball Right Now#41 of 62 The Most Likable Active MLB Players

  • J. R. Richard8
    400
    110

    J. R. Richard

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceVienna, Louisiana

  • Lance Berkman9
    567
    194

    Lance Berkman

    Designated hitter, Right fielder

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

  • Alex Bregman10
    422
    47

    Alex Bregman

    Third baseman, shortstop

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

  • Roy Oswalt11
    473
    160

    Roy Oswalt

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceWeir, Mississippi

  • Billy Wagner12
    397
    122

    Billy Wagner

    Relief pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceTannersville, Virginia, Virginia

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    #305 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#62 of 207 The Greatest New York Mets of All Time

  • José Cruz13
    461
    161

    José Cruz

    Outfielder, Left fielder

    BirthplaceArroyo, Puerto Rico

  • Carlos Correa14
    485
    154

    Carlos Correa

    Shortstop

    BirthplaceSanta Isabel, Puerto Rico

  • Joe Morgan15
    317
    107

    Joe Morgan

    Second baseman

    BirthplaceBonham, Texas, United States of America

  • Cesar Cedeno16
    370
    122

    Cesar Cedeno

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    BirthplaceSanto Domingo, Dominican Republic

  • Jimmy Wynn17
    267
    92

    Jimmy Wynn

    Outfielder, Center fielder

    BirthplaceHamilton, Ohio

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    #289 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#150 of 511 The Best Baseball Players NOT in the Hall of Fame

  • Joe Niekro18
    263
    96

    Joe Niekro

    Starting pitcher, Pitcher

    BirthplaceMartins Ferry, Ohio

  • Ken Caminiti19
    284
    106

    Ken Caminiti

    Third baseman

    BirthplaceHanford, California

  • Larry Dierker20
    222
    91

    Larry Dierker

    Manager, Pitcher

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California

  • Bob Watson21
    183
    66

    Bob Watson

    Outfielder, Left fielder

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

  • Roger Clemens22
    317
    127

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio, United States of America

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    #22 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#1582 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Dallas Keuchel23
    265
    130

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

  • Glenn Davis24
    193
    96

    Glenn Davis

    First baseman

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

  • Moisés Alou25
    191
    91

    Moisés Alou

    Right fielder, Left fielder

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America