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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: Season in progress

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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
50Alberto AriasPMLB5-11150RightRight10/14/198325Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic2000UDFA COL

41Brandon BackePMLB6-0185RightRight4/5/197831Galveston,Texas199818552TB
58Yorman BazardoPMLB6-2170RightRight7/11/198424Maracay,Venezuela2000UDFA FLA
17Lance BerkmanDHMLB6-1205BothLeft2/10/197633Waco,Texas1997116HOU
27Geoff Blum3BMLB6-3195BothRight4/26/197336Redwood City,California19947196MTL
8Aaron Boone3BMLB6-2200RightRight3/9/197336La Mesa,California1994372CIN
21Michael BournCFMLB5-11180LeftRight12/27/198226Houston,Texas20034115PHI
26Doug BrocailPMLB6-5235LeftRight5/16/196742Clearfield,Pennsylvania1986112SD
48Tim ByrdakPMLB5-11180LeftLeft10/31/197335Oak Lawn,Illinois19945135KC
41Chris CosteCMLB6-1205RightRight2/4/197336Fargo,North Dakota1998UDFA PIT
2Darin ErstadCF-1BMLB6-2212LeftLeft6/4/197435Jamestown,North Dakota199511CAL
39Jeff FulchinoPMLB6-5240RightRight11/26/197929Titusville,Florida20018242FLA
29Geoff GearyPMLB6-0176RightRight8/26/197632Buffalo,New York199815434PHI
63Sam GervacioPMLB5-11160RightRight1/10/198524Sabana De La Mar,Dominican Republic2005UDFA HOU
11Mike HamptonPMLB5-10180RightLeft9/9/197236Brooksville,Florida19906157SEA
22LaTroy HawkinsPMLB6-5204RightRight12/21/197236Gary,Indiana19917181MIN
23Chris Johnson3BMLB6-3220RightRight10/1/198424Fort Myers,Florida20064129HOU
36Matt Kata3BMLB6-1185BothRight3/14/197831Avon Lake,Ohio19999268ARI
28Jeff Keppinger2B-3BMLB6-0180RightRight4/21/198029Miami,Florida20014114PIT
45Carlos Lee1BMLB6-2220RightRight6/20/197633Aguadulce,Panama1994UDFA CHW
59Wilton LopezPMLB6-0189RightRight7/19/198325Leon,Nicaragua2004UDFA NYY
12Tommy ManzellaSS-3BMLB6-3195RightRight4/16/198326Chalmette,Louisiana2005389HOU
3Kazuo MatsuiSSMLB5-10185BothRight10/23/197533Osaka,Japan2003UDFA NYM
18Edwin MaysonetSSMLB6-0180RightRight10/17/198127Arecibo,Puerto Rico200319569HOU
4Jason MichaelsLFMLB6-0205RightRight5/4/197633Tampa,Florida19984104PHI
38Brian MoehlerPMLB6-3235RightRight12/31/197137Rockingham,North Carolina19936165DET
20Bud NorrisPMLB6-0195RightRight3/2/198524Greenbrae,California20066189HOU
23Russ OrtizPMLB6-1210RightRight6/5/197435Encino,California19954103SF
44Roy OswaltPMLB6-0170RightRight8/29/197731Weir,Mississippi199623684HOU
54Chad ParontoPMLB6-5225RightRight7/28/197533Woodsville,New Hampshire19968231BAL
52Felipe PaulinoPMLB6-2180RightRight10/5/198325Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic2001UDFA HOU
9Hunter PenceRFMLB6-4210RightRight4/13/198326Fort Worth,Texas2004264HOU
55Humberto QuinteroCMLB6-1190RightRight8/2/197929Maracaibo,Venezuela1997UDFA CHW
12Ivan RodriguezCMLB5-9205RightRight11/30/197137Vega Baja,Puerto Rico1988UDFA TEX
51Wandy RodriguezPMLB5-11160BothLeft1/18/197930Santiago Rodriguez,Dominican Republic1999UDFA HOU
31Billy SadlerPMLB6-0190RightRight9/21/198127Pensacola,Florida20036183SF
43Chris SampsonPMLB6-0170RightRight5/23/197831Pasadena,Texas19998263HOU
31Jason Smith2B-SSMLB6-3190LeftRight7/24/197731Meridian,Mississippi1996431287TB
10Miguel Tejada2B-3BMLB5-9188RightRight5/25/197435Bani,Dominican Republic1993UDFA OAK
46J.R. TowlesCMLB6-2190RightRight2/11/198425Crosby,Texas200420604HOU
47Jose ValverdePMLB6-4220RightRight7/24/197929San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1997UDFA ARI
53Wesley WrightPMLB5-10150RightLeft1/28/198524Montgomery,Alabama20037211LAD
Team PersonnelPosition 
J.D. AllevaScout 
Mark BaileyBullpen Coach 
Michael BarnettMinor League Hitting Coordinator 
Sean BerryHitting Coach 
Bill BrownBroadcaster 
Britt BurnsMinor League Pitching Coordinator 
Dave ClarkManager 
Cecil CooperManager 
Jose CruzFirst Base Coach 
Jim DeshaiesBroadcaster 
Brett DolanBroadcaster 
Milo HamiltonBroadcaster 
Dave RaymondBroadcaster 
Paul RicciariniSenior Director of Player Personnel 
Dewey RobinsonPitching Coach 
Ed RomeroBench Coach 
Francisco E RuizBroadcaster 
Danny SheafferMinor-league catching instructor 
Ed WadeGeneral Manager 


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