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2008 Houston AstrosPayroll Summary
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Lance Berkman earned $14,500,000 for the 2008 Houston Astros
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionCentralLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAstros
LocationHouston,Texas
Record86-75 (3rd in National League Central)League Rank5thMLB Rank11th
BallparkMinute Maid Park
ManagerCecil CooperGeneral ManagerEd Wade
CoachesMark Bailey (Bullpen Coach), Sean Berry (Hitting Coach), Jose Cruz (First Base Coach), Jackie Moore (Bench Coach), Dewey Robinson (Pitching Coach), Ed Romero (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJason Castro (#10)
Payroll$88,930,414 (Rank: 14th)
Attendance2,779,287 (Rank: 12th)
Minor League AffiliatesRound Rock Express (AAA) 64-79 ... Corpus Christi Hooks (AA) 55-85 ... Salem Avalanche (A+) 56-84 ... Lexington Legends (A) 45-93 ... Tri City ValleyCats (A-) 28-45 ... Greeneville Astros (Rk) 30-36 ...
Years Available1962-2018

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Payroll Data for 2008 Houston Astros

TopPREV  NEXTPayrolls Main 1st Round Draft Picks Active Players Currently Active on this Team
Player NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationSalary ($)MLB-RankTM-RankStatusCurrent Org (Level)
Reggie AbercrombieOF6-3 210 R-R 1981-07-15 26Columbus,Georgia --
1999-23- 704-LAN
390,00075331  
Alberto AriasP5-11 150 R-R 1983-10-14 24Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2003-20092007-2009
2000-   UDFA-COL
390,00075341  
Brad AusmusC5-11 195 R-R 1969-04-14 39New Haven,Connecticut MLB1988-20101993-2010
1987-48-1152-NYA
2,000,00031513  
Brandon BackeP6-0 185 R-R 1978-04-05 30Galveston,Texas MLB1997-20092002-2009
1998-18- 552-TBA
800,00044819  
Lance BerkmanDH6-1 205 B-L 1976-02-10 32Waco,Texas MLB1995-20131999-2013
1997- 1-  16-HOU
14,500,000262Retired  
Geoff Blum3B6-3 195 B-R 1973-04-26 35Redwood City,California MLB1993-20121999-2012
1994- 7- 196-MON
1,100,00039416Retired  
Dave BorkowskiP6-1 200 R-R 1977-02-07 31Detroit,Michigan MLB1995-20091999-2008
1995-11- 294-DET
800,00044818  
Michael BournCF5-11 180 L-R 1982-12-27 25Houston,Texas MLB2001-20172006-2016
2003- 4- 115-PHI
396,00066926Free Agent  
Doug BrocailP6-5 235 L-R 1967-05-16 41Clearfield,Pennsylvania MLB1986-20091992-2009
1986- 1-  12-SDN
2,500,00028911  
Tim ByrdakP5-11 180 L-L 1973-10-31 34Oak Lawn,Illinois MLB1994-20131998-2013
1994- 5- 135-KCA
390,00075332Free Agent  
Jack CasselP6-2 190 R-R 1980-08-08 27Los Angeles,California MLB1999-20092007-2008
2000-25- 739-SDN
390,00075333  
Jose Castillo2B6-1 198 R-R 1981-03-19 27Las Mercedes,Venezuela MLB1999-20162004-2008
1997-   UDFA-PIT
650,00047521  
Shawn ChaconP6-3 212 R-R 1977-12-23 30Anchorage,Alaska MLB1996-20092001-2008
1996- 3-  86-COL
2,000,00031512  
Jose CruzRF6-0 200 B-R 1974-04-19 34Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1993-20081997-2008
1995- 1-   3-SEA
650,00047520  
Darin ErstadCF-1B6-2 212 L-L 1974-06-04 34Jamestown,North Dakota MLB1993-20091996-2009
1995- 1-   1-CAL
1,000,00040317  
Geoff GearyP6-0 176 R-R 1976-08-26 31Buffalo,New York MLB1997-20112003-2009
1998-15- 434-PHI
1,125,00038914  
LaTroy HawkinsP6-5 204 R-R 1972-12-21 35Gary,Indiana MLB1991-20151995-2015
1991- 7- 180-MIN
3,750,0002379Retired  
Runelvys HernandezP6-1 205 R-R 1980-09-27 27Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2001-20102002-2008
1997-   UDFA-KCA
390,00075334  
J.R. HouseC5-10 200 R-R 1979-11-11 28Charleston,West Virginia MLB1999-20112003-2008
1999- 5- 152-PIT
390,00075330  
Carlos Lee1B6-2 220 R-R 1976-06-20 32Aguadulce,Panama MLB1994-20121999-2012
1994-   UDFA-CHA
12,500,000464Retired  
Mark Loretta2B-SS6-0 190 R-R 1971-08-14 36Santa Monica,California MLB1990-20091995-2009
1993- 7- 207-MIL
2,750,00028210  
Kazuo MatsuiSS5-10 185 B-R 1975-10-23 32Osaka,Japan MLB1995-20172004-2010
2004-   UDFA-NYN
5,500,0001625  
Edwin MaysonetSS6-0 180 R-R 1981-10-17 26Arecibo,Puerto Rico MLB2002-20142008-2012
2003-19- 569-HOU
390,00075337Free Agent  
Brian MoehlerP6-3 235 R-R 1971-12-31 36Rockingham,North Carolina MLB1993-20101996-2010
1993- 6- 165-DET
500,00049122  
David NewhanRF-2B5-10 180 L-R 1973-09-07 34Fullerton,California MLB1994-20091999-2008
1995-17- 456-OAK
390,00075329  
Fernando NieveP6-0 170 R-R 1982-07-15 25Puerto Cabello,Venezuela MLB2001-20172006-2010
1999-   UDFA-HOU
390,00075336Free Agent  
Roy OswaltP6-0 170 R-R 1977-08-29 30Weir,Mississippi MLB1996-20132001-2013
1996-23- 684-HOU
13,000,000393Retired  
Chad ParontoP6-5 225 R-R 1975-07-28 32Woodsville,New Hampshire MLB1996-20112001-2009
1996- 8- 231-BAL
390,00075335  
Hunter PenceRF6-4 210 R-R 1983-04-13 25Fort Worth,Texas MLB2003-20182007-2018
2004- 2-  64-HOU
396,00066927Free Agent  
Tomas Perez2B-SS5-11 177 B-R 1973-12-29 34Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB1993-20081995-2008
1998-45-1333-MON
390,00075328  
Humberto QuinteroC6-1 190 R-R 1979-08-02 28Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1999-20162003-2014
1997-   UDFA-CHA
405,00059324Free Agent  
Wandy RodriguezP5-11 160 B-L 1979-01-18 29Santiago Rodriguez,Dom Rep MLB2001-20152005-2015
1999-   UDFA-HOU
451,00050723Free Agent  
Mark Saccomanno3B6-2 210 R-R 1980-04-30 28Houston,Texas MLB1999-20102008-2008
2003-23- 689-HOU
390,00075338  
Chris SampsonP6-0 170 R-R 1978-05-23 30Pasadena,Texas MLB1999-20112006-2010
1999- 8- 263-HOU
401,00062825  
Miguel Tejada2B-3B5-9 188 R-R 1974-05-25 34Bani,Dom Rep MLB1995-20151997-2013
1993-   UDFA-OAK
14,811,414241Free Agent  
J.R. TowlesC6-2 190 R-R 1984-02-11 24Crosby,Texas MLB2004-20142007-2011
2004-20- 604-HOU
390,00075340Free Agent  
Jose ValverdeP6-4 220 R-R 1978-03-24 30San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1999-20172003-2014
1997-   UDFA-ARI
4,700,0001947Restricted  
Oscar VillarrealP6-1 190 L-R 1981-11-22 26Monterrey,Mexico MLB1999-20172003-2008
1998-   UDFA-ARI
1,125,00038915Free Agent  
Ty Wigginton1B-LF6-0 210 R-R 1977-10-11 30San Diego,California MLB1996-20132002-2013
1998-17- 514-NYN
4,350,0002088Free Agent  
Randy WolfP6-0 194 L-L 1976-08-22 31Canoga Park,California MLB1995-20151999-2015
1997- 2-  54-PHI
4,750,0001906Retired  
Wesley WrightP5-10 150 R-L 1985-01-28 23Montgomery,Alabama MLB2003-20172008-2015
2003- 7- 211-LAN
390,00075339Free Agent