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2009 HOUSTON ASTROS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Houston,TX
Team Record:  74-88   .457
Result:   5th in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Cecil Cooper, Dave Clark
General Manager:   Ed Wade
Stadium:  Minute Maid Park
Attendance:  2,521,076
Payroll:  $102,996,414
Playoffs:  -

Houston Astros affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Doug Brocail (42)
Youngest Player:  Bud Norris (24)
Longest Tenure:  Lance Berkman (11)
Top Hitter:  Michael Bourn (15)
Top Pitcher:  Wandy Rodriguez (14)
Top Draft Pick:  Jiovanni Mier (#21)

Roster Continuity:  77.22%
Top Prospect:   Jason Castro
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
St. Louis9171.562--
Chi Cubs8378.5167.5
Milwaukee8082.49411.0
Cincinnati7884.48113.0
Houston7488.45717.0
Pittsburgh6299.38528.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Carlos Lee1B33$ 19,000,000  6 
Miguel Tejada2B-3B35$ 14,811,414  24 
Lance BerkmanDH33$ 14,500,000  25 
Roy OswaltP31$ 14,000,000  32 
Jose ValverdeP29$ 8,000,000   
Kazuo MatsuiSS33$ 5,500,000   
LaTroy HawkinsP36$ 3,500,000   
Wandy RodriguezP30$ 2,600,000   
Doug BrocailP42$ 2,500,000   
Brian MoehlerP37$ 2,300,000   
Mike HamptonP36$ 2,000,000   
Darin ErstadCF-1B35$ 1,750,000   
Geoff GearyP32$ 1,700,000   
Brandon BackeP31$ 1,550,000   
Ivan RodriguezC37$ 1,500,000   
Geoff Blum3B36$ 1,250,000   
Tim ByrdakP35$ 1,000,000   
Aaron Boone3B36$ 750,000   
Jason MichaelsLF33$ 750,000   
Russ OrtizP35$ 750,000   
Humberto QuinteroC29$ 610,000   
Jason Smith2B-SS31$ 500,000   
Chris CosteC36$ 460,000   
Chris SampsonP31$ 449,000   
Hunter PenceRF26$ 439,000   
Michael BournCF26$ 434,500   
Jeff Keppinger2B-3B29$ 427,500   
Wesley WrightP24$ 425,000   


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