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1978 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  74-88   .457
Result:   5th in National League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Virdon
General Manager:   Tal Smith
Stadium:  Astrodome
Attendance:  1,126,145
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jesus Alou (36)
Youngest Player:  Terry Puhl (21)
Longest Tenure:  Bob Watson (13)
Top Hitter:  Jose Cruz (11)
Top Pitcher:  J.R. Richard (2)
Top Draft Pick:  Rod Boxberger (#11)

Roster Continuity:  83.53%
National League Standings
WestWLPctGB
LA Dodgers9567.586--
Cincinnati9269.5712.5
SF Giants8973.5496.0
San Diego8478.51911.0
Houston7488.45721.0
Atlanta6993.42626.0

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSwOBATBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
23Enos Cabell+3b-1b1328UDFA: 1969MLB1626609219531877133152280513414.295.321.398720.324263694501894.8.326
21Terry Puhl+of4521UDFA: 1973MLB1495858716925633532144846453711.289.343.368711.322215647451845.0.306
25Jose Cruz+of1130UDFA: 1967MLB153565791783491083379575709239.315.376.460836.3722606274101127.3.335
27Bob Watson+1b-of31321970-15-355MLB13946151133254147931515741601118.289.357.451808.352208527358806.0.297
18Art Howe+3b-2b7831UDFA: 1971MLB11942046123333755233441131513.293.343.436779.348183461319695.9.308
29Denny Walling+3b-of-241975-1-1MLB120247306211333692302413022.251.332.356688.31488280191365.0.266
9Julio Gonzalez+2b-ss-25UDFA: 1972MLB782232452311166183111707.233.263.269532.24460239186131.9.267
17Rafael Landestoy+2b-ss-25UDFA: 1972MLB59218185851097482300402.266.292.298590.27165230170193.1.297
28Cesar Cedeno+of-27UDFA: 1967MLB50192315482723232152401204.281.333.453786.35387209146346.3.292
16Dave Bergman+1b-251974-2-36MLB10418615435101220393209125.231.361.269630.29050228151213.7.276
13Bruce Bochy+c-231975-8-132MLB541548418031500113504028.266.311.377688.30358167123163.4.322
8Luis Pujols+c-22UDFA: 1973MLB5615311208111100124511216.131.198.216413.1933316914210.1.176
13Joe Ferguson+c-of75311968-8-161MLB5115020315072200373016126.207.363.380743.33657191128234.8.209
26Wilbur Howard+of-291968-19-443MLB841481734411136252230113.230.268.291558.25743158121112.4.262
24Jimmy Sexton+ss-26UDFA: 1970MLB8814117293226162132801100.206.273.298571.26342155115133.1.243
22Jesus Alou+of-36UDFA: 1959MLB7713974551219006501434.324.345.417762.33958152105225.7.319
14Roger Metzger+ss90301969-1-16MLB45123112741060012903218.220.287.268555.2513313810782.1.235
50J.R. Richard+p-281969-1-2MLB37101818001101112700502.178.186.208394.1802110791-1-0.2.233
10Mike Fischlin+ss-2b-221975-7-163MLB44863101000104911401.116.165.128293.138119581-1-0.4.130
6Reggie Baldwin+c-231976-3-49MLB386751750111003300003.254.286.373659.29825705384.0.254
36Joe Niekro+p-331966-7-84MLB36656920050001800902.138.138.169308.139117467-2-0.8.191
42Mark Lemongello+p-22UDFA: 1979MLB336431110030042200601.172.221.187408.1951274600-0.0.262
15Keith Drumright+2b-231976-4-79MLB1755590002013400102.164.207.164371.178959500-0.1.176
37Tom Dixon+p-231973-18-426MLB3040040001001700301.100.122.100222.10644440-2-1.4.121
8Ed Herrmann+c-31UDFA: 1964MLB1636141000003301101.111.179.139318.144540340-0.2.121
38Floyd Bannister+p-231976-1-1MLB28312510000011200500.161.187.194381.177637310-0.2.263
43Ken Forsch+p-311968-18-399MLB5227150003000900200.185.185.185370.169529240-0.4.278
46Jeff Leonard+of-22UDFA: 1973MLB8262102004011200000.385.407.462869.39412271757.9.417
47Joaquin Andujar+p-25UDFA: 1969MLB36230310030011100400.130.167.174341.16042824-1-0.7.250
20J.J. Cannon+of-241974-1-16MLB818140001010100000.222.222.222444.2034181500.7.235
48Vern Ruhle+p-271972-17-404MLB13180100010021400101.056.150.056206.11612119-2-3.4.250
19Jim Obradovich+1b-281967-24-471MLB1017330102001301000.176.222.294516.2065181412.0.214
35Joe Sambito+p-261973-17-404MLB626110000001200100.167.286.167452.23118600.9.250
34Rick Williams+p-251970-27-640MLB175000000000200000.000.000.0000.000055--.000
39Bo McLaughlin+p-241975-1-14MLB123000000000200000.000.000.0000.000033--.000
44Oscar Zamora+p-33UDFA: 1978MLB102000000000100000.000.000.0000.000022--.000
31Dan Warthen+p-251971-2-28MLB52000000000200000.000.000.0000.000022--.000
30Gene Pentz+p-251971-7-153MLB101000000000000000.000.000.0000.000011--.000
Totals: (38 players)1625458605140823145705571785943474322677644134.258.313.355668--1939603443636484.285

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPHBIBBBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
50J.R. Richard+2281969-1-2MLB18113.11363616300275.11921049512141303162 31.216.280.394.619.900.47.2711.12
42Mark Lemongello+4022UDFA: 1979MLB9143.9433309121210.12041009220667749 31.288.730.862.823.290.86.2660.85
36Joe Niekro+34331966-7-84MLB14143.86352910120202.2190978713739799 01.308.440.583.244.310.75.2701.04
37Tom Dixon+69231973-18-426MLB7113.9930193241140.014070628406601 21.299.000.512.574.240.61.2900.73
43Ken Forsch+58311968-18-399MLB1062.7052642287133.113644402377121 01.309.180.142.504.790.52.3081.18
47Joaquin Andujar+-25UDFA: 1969MLB573.42351320111110.28845423585534 51.327.160.244.724.471.05.2541.23
38Floyd Bannister+-231976-1-1MLB394.8128162230110.1120595913639471 21.669.791.065.147.670.67.3330.83
35Joe Sambito+44261973-17-404MLB493.0762000451188.08532305329610 01.338.690.513.279.820.33.3540.80
48Vern Ruhle+-271972-17-404MLB332.121310221068.05717160202711 11.137.540.002.653.570.74.2501.00
34Rick Williams+-251970-27-640MLB124.67171005034.24319182101700 11.5311.160.522.604.410.59.3311.37
39Bo McLaughlin+-241975-1-14MLB015.01121005223.13017132161032 11.9711.570.776.173.861.60.3331.15
44Oscar Zamora+-33UDFA: 1978MLB007.20100001015.020121227600 11.8012.001.204.203.601.17.3400.54
30Gene Pentz+-251971-7-153MLB006.00100002015.0121310113811 01.677.200.607.804.801.63.2340.86
31Dan Warthen+-251971-2-28MLB014.2251003010.2105532200 21.128.442.531.691.691.00.2000.76
45Frank Riccelli+-251971-1-18MLB000.002000203.010000100 00.333.000.000.003.000.00.1111.00
Totals: (38 players)74883.631621624813114231,44013286345817057893047--211.288.300.543.615.810.62.287 

FIELDING STATISTICS
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Luis PujolsC552713362.9810.00 
Bruce BochyC532683585.9740.00 
Joe FergusonC512882920.9940.00 
Reggie BaldwinC1776841.9550.00 
Ed HerrmannC14653001.0000.00 
Wilbur HowardC341001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Bob Watson1B12897495963.9920.00 
Dave Bergman1B6628016226.9930.00 
Enos Cabell1B14753041.0000.00 
Jim Obradovich1B3281011.0000.00 
Jose Cruz1B2171011.0000.00 
Art Howe1B16010.8570.00 
Luis Pujols1B110001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Art Howe2B1072242891251.9770.00 
Julio Gonzalez2B5462112321.9830.00 
Keith Drumright2B17274149.9440.00 
Jimmy Sexton2B33611.9000.00 
Rafael Landestoy2B210011.0000.00 
Wilbur Howard2B10000.0000.00 
Roger Metzger2B102001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Enos Cabell3B1531362741815.9580.00 
Art Howe3B111013001.0000.00 
Jimmy Sexton3B80310.7500.00 
Julio Gonzalez3B422001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jimmy SextonSS585995318.9810.00 
Rafael LandestoySS5065132418.9800.00 
Roger MetzgerSS4259103621.9640.00 
Mike FischlinSS414967911.9280.00 
Julio GonzalezSS17192547.9170.00 
Enos CabellSS10000.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Jose CruzOF152311480.9750.00 
Terry PuhlOF148386632.9920.00 
Denny WallingOF78140432.9800.00 
Cesar CedenoOF50149221.9870.00 
Wilbur HowardOF38392001.0000.00 
Dave BergmanOF2948020.9600.00 
Jesus AlouOF2840110.9760.00 
Jeff LeonardOF8161011.0000.00 
J.J. CannonOF57020.7780.00 
Rafael LandestoyOF340001.0000.00 
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF 
Joe SambitoP628861623.9172.25 
Ken ForschP5213392420.9432.23 
J.R. RichardP36275293830.9572.19 
Joaquin AndujarP35110112741.9053.10 
Joe NiekroP352021821031.0001.74 
Mark LemongelloP33210153421.9612.10 
Tom DixonP30140121611.9661.80 
Floyd BannisterP2811016021.0000.57 
Rick WilliamsP17341710.8892.11 
Vern RuhleP136847001.0001.46 
Bo McLaughlinP122313001.0001.56 
Gene PentzP101536001.0005.40 
Oscar ZamoraP101512011.0001.80 
Dan WarthenP51011001.0001.76 
Frank RiccelliP230000.0000.00 


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