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2008 Houston AstrosSeason Roster
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Chris Sampson played 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

Team History -- 2008 Statistics -- 2008 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Spring Training -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2008 Houston Astros.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 Houston Astros Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
50Reggie AbercrombieLF-CF6-3 210 R-R 1981-07-15 26Columbus,Georgia MLB2000-20172006-2008Columbus (Columbus,GA)Florida Gateway Col
1999-23- 704-LAN
 
1Alberto AriasP5-11 150 R-R 1983-10-14 24Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2003-20092007-2009  
2000-   UDFA-COL
 
11Brad AusmusC5-11 195 R-R 1969-04-14 39New Haven,Connecticut MLB1988-20101993-2010Cheshire (Cheshire,CT)
1987-48-1152-NYA
 
41Brandon BackeP6-0 185 R-R 1978-04-05 30Galveston,Texas MLB1997-20092002-2009Ball (Galveston,TX)Galveston Col
1998-18- 552-TBA
 
17Lance Berkman1B6-1 205 B-L 1976-02-10 32Waco,Texas MLB1995-20131999-2013Canyon (New Braunfels,TX)Rice U.
1997- 1-  16-HOU
Retired  
27Geoff Blum3B6-3 195 B-R 1973-04-26 35Redwood City,California MLB1993-20121999-2012Chino (Chino,CA)California
1994- 7- 196-MON
Retired  
58Dave BorkowskiP6-1 200 R-R 1977-02-07 31Detroit,Michigan MLB1995-20091999-2008Sterling Heights (Sterling Heights,MI)
1995-11- 294-DET
 
14Michael BournCF5-11 180 L-R 1982-12-27 25Houston,Texas MLB2001-20172006-2016Nimitz (Houston,TX)Houston
2003- 4- 115-PHI
Free Agent  
26Doug BrocailP6-5 235 L-R 1967-05-16 41Clearfield,Pennsylvania MLB1986-20091992-2009Lamar (Lamar,CO)Lamar CC
1986- 1-  12-SDN
 
48Tim ByrdakP5-11 180 L-L 1973-10-31 34Oak Lawn,Illinois MLB1994-20131998-2013Oak Forest (Oak Forest,IL)Rice U., South Suburban Col
1994- 5- 135-KCA
Free Agent  
20Jack CasselP6-2 190 R-R 1980-08-08 27Los Angeles,California MLB1999-20092007-2008Chatsworth (Chatsworth,CA)Loyola Marymount U., Los Angeles Pierce Col
2000-25- 739-SDN
 
13Jose Castillo3B6-1 198 R-R 1981-03-19 27Las Mercedes,Venezuela MLB1999-20162004-2008  
1997-   UDFA-PIT
 
30Shawn ChaconP6-3 212 R-R 1977-12-23 30Anchorage,Alaska MLB1996-20092001-2008Greeley Central (Greeley,CO)
1996- 3-  86-COL
 
22Jose CruzLF6-0 200 B-R 1974-04-19 34Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1993-20081997-2008Bellaire (Bellaire,TX)Rice U.
1995- 1-   3-SEA
 
2Darin ErstadLF-CF6-2 212 L-L 1974-06-04 34Jamestown,North Dakota MLB1993-20091996-2009Jamestown (Jamestown,ND)Nebraska
1995- 1-   1-CAL
 
29Geoff GearyP6-0 176 R-R 1976-08-26 31Buffalo,New York MLB1997-20112003-2009Grossmont (El Cajon,CA)Oklahoma, San Diego Mesa Col
1998-15- 434-PHI
 
22LaTroy HawkinsP6-5 204 R-R 1972-12-21 35Gary,Indiana MLB1991-20151995-2015West Side (Gary,IN)
1991- 7- 180-MIN
Retired  
50Runelvys HernandezP6-1 205 R-R 1980-09-27 27Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB2001-20102002-2008  
1997-   UDFA-KCA
 
59J.R. HouseC5-10 200 R-R 1979-11-11 28Charleston,West Virginia MLB1999-20112003-2008Seabreeze (Daytona Beach,FL)
1999- 5- 152-PIT
 
45Carlos LeeLF6-2 220 R-R 1976-06-20 32Aguadulce,Panama MLB1994-20121999-2012  
1994-   UDFA-CHA
Retired  
8Mark Loretta2B6-0 190 R-R 1971-08-14 36Santa Monica,California MLB1990-20091995-2009St. Francis (La Canada,CA)Northwestern U.
1993- 7- 207-MIL
 
3Kazuo Matsui2B5-10 185 B-R 1975-10-23 32Osaka,Japan MLB1995-20172004-2010  
2004-   UDFA-NYN
 
23Edwin MaysonetSS-2B6-0 180 R-R 1981-10-17 26Arecibo,Puerto Rico MLB2002-20142008-2012   Delta St
2003-19- 569-HOU
Free Agent  
38Brian MoehlerP6-3 235 R-R 1971-12-31 36Rockingham,North Carolina MLB1993-20101996-2010Richmond (Rockingham,NC)UNC Greensboro
1993- 6- 165-DET
 
31David Newhan2B5-10 180 L-R 1973-09-07 34Fullerton,California MLB1994-20091999-2008Esperanza (Anaheim,CA)Pepperdine U., Georgia Tech, Cypress Col
1995-17- 456-OAK
 
64Fernando NieveP6-0 170 R-R 1982-07-15 25Puerto Cabello,Venezuela MLB2001-20172006-2010  
1999-   UDFA-HOU
Free Agent  
44Roy OswaltP6-0 170 R-R 1977-08-29 30Weir,Mississippi MLB1996-20132001-2013Weir (Weir,MS)Holmes CC
1996-23- 684-HOU
Retired  
54Chad ParontoP6-5 225 R-R 1975-07-28 32Woodsville,New Hampshire MLB1996-20112001-2009Woodsville (Woodsville,NH)Massachusetts
1996- 8- 231-BAL
 
9Hunter PenceRF6-4 210 R-R 1983-04-13 25Fort Worth,Texas MLB2003-20182007-2018Arlington (Arlington,TX)Texas-Arlington, Texarkana Col
2004- 2-  64-HOU
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)
13Tomas Perez2B5-11 177 B-R 1973-12-29 34Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB1993-20081995-2008John Burroughs (Burbank,CA)
1998-45-1333-MON
 
55Humberto QuinteroC6-1 190 R-R 1979-08-02 28Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1999-20162003-2014  
1997-   UDFA-CHA
Free Agent  
51Wandy RodriguezP5-11 160 B-L 1979-01-18 29Santiago Rodriguez,Dom Rep MLB2001-20152005-2015  
1999-   UDFA-HOU
Free Agent  
19Mark Saccomanno1B6-2 210 R-R 1980-04-30 28Houston,Texas MLB1999-20102008-2008Klein Forest (Houston,TX)Baylor U.
2003-23- 689-HOU
 
43Chris SampsonP6-0 170 R-R 1978-05-23 30Pasadena,Texas MLB1999-20112006-2010Channelview (Channelview,TX)Texas Tech U., Lon Morris Col
1999- 8- 263-HOU
 
10Miguel TejadaSS5-9 188 R-R 1974-05-25 34Bani,Dom Rep MLB1995-20151997-2013  
1993-   UDFA-OAK
Free Agent  
46J.R. TowlesC6-2 190 R-R 1984-02-11 24Crosby,Texas MLB2004-20142007-2011Crosby (Crosby,TX)Collin Col
2004-20- 604-HOU
Free Agent  
47Jose ValverdeP6-4 220 R-R 1978-03-24 30San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1999-20172003-2014  
1997-   UDFA-ARI
Restricted  
56Oscar VillarrealP6-1 190 L-R 1981-11-22 26Monterrey,Mexico MLB1999-20172003-2008  
1998-   UDFA-ARI
Free Agent  
21Ty Wigginton3B6-0 210 R-R 1977-10-11 30San Diego,California MLB1996-20132002-2013Chula Vista (Chula Vista,CA)UNC Asheville
1998-17- 514-NYN
Free Agent  
39Randy WolfP6-0 194 L-L 1976-08-22 31Canoga Park,California MLB1995-20151999-2015El Camino Real (Woodland Hills,CA)Pepperdine U.
1997- 2-  54-PHI
Retired  
53Wesley WrightP5-10 150 R-L 1985-01-28 23Montgomery,Alabama MLB2003-20172008-2015Goshen (Goshen,AL)
2003- 7- 211-LAN
Free Agent  
41 Players