2008 Houston Astros Roster

The 2008 Houston Astros team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 2008 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 2008 Houston Astros Opening Day starters list, a 2008 Houston Astros salary list, a 2008 Houston Astros uniform number breakdown and a 2008 Houston Astros primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

"I think the progress we've (2008 Houston Astros) made this year and the overall structure of the club we've had on the field for the lion's share of the season has been rewarding and gratifying in its own way. From a talent standpoint, we have work to do. We know that. Even the team that ultimately does have a parade will have work to do. That's the nature of our game." - Houston Astros General Manager Ed Wade (MLB.com, Alyson Footer, 10/02/2008)
2008 Houston Astros


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Complete Roster

5-11
180
Right
Right
1983-10-14
6-00
185
Right
Right
1978-04-05
6-01
200
Right
Right
1977-02-07
6-05
235
Right
Left
1967-05-16
5-11
190
Left
Left
1973-10-31
6-02
190
Right
Right
1980-08-08
6-03
212
Right
Right
1977-12-23
6-00
175
Right
Right
1976-08-26
6-05
220
Right
Right
1972-12-21
6-01
205
Right
Right
1978-04-27
6-03
195
Right
Right
1971-12-31
6-00
195
Right
Right
1982-07-15
6-00
190
Right
Right
1977-08-29
6-05
255
Right
Right
1975-07-28
5-10
195
Left
Right
1979-01-18
6-01
195
Right
Right
1978-05-23
6-04
265
Right
Right
1978-03-24
6-00
205
Right
Left
1981-11-22
6-00
205
Left
Left
1976-08-22
5-10
185
Left
Right
1985-01-28
5-11
190
Right
Right
1969-04-14
5-09
215
Right
Right
1979-08-02
6-02
175
Right
Right
1984-02-11
6-01
220
Left
Both
1976-02-10
6-03
195
Right
Right
1973-04-26
6-01
200
Right
Right
1981-03-19
6-00
175
Right
Right
1971-08-14
5-10
187
Right
Both
1975-10-23
6-01
180
Right
Right
1981-10-17
5-10
180
Right
Left
1973-09-07
5-11
165
Right
Both
1973-12-29
6-03
210
Right
Right
1980-04-30
5-10
220
Right
Right
1974-05-25
6-00
215
Right
Right
1977-10-11
6-03
220
Right
Right
1980-07-15
5-11
190
Right
Left
1982-12-27
6-00
190
Right
Both
1974-04-19
6-02
195
Left
Left
1974-06-04
6-02
270
Right
Right
1976-06-20
6-04
230
Right
Right
1983-04-13
5-10
200
Right
Right
1979-11-11


The 2008 Houston Astros played 161 games during the regular season, won 86 games, lost 75 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at Minute Maid Park (Park Factors: 94/95) where 2,779,487 fans witnessed their 2008 Astros finish the season with a .534 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 2008 Houston Astros Opening Day starters list, a 2008 Houston Astros salary list, a 2008 Houston Astros uniform number breakdown and a 2008 Houston Astros primary starters list:


2008 Houston Astros
Salaries

Miguel Tejada $14,811,414.00
Lance Berkman $14,500,000.00
Roy Oswalt $13,000,000.00
Carlos Lee $12,500,000.00
Kazuo Matsui $5,500,000.00
Jose Valverde $4,700,000.00
Ty Wigginton $4,350,000.00
Mark Loretta $2,750,000.00
Brad Ausmus $2,000,000.00
Geoff Geary $1,125,000.00
Geoff Blum $1,100,000.00
Darin Erstad $1,000,000.00
Brandon Backe $800,000.00
Dave Borkowski $800,000.00
Brian Moehler $500,000.00
Wandy Rodriguez $451,000.00
Humberto Quintero $405,000.00
Chris Sampson $401,000.00
Michael Bourn $396,000.00
Hunter Pence $396,000.00
Reggie Abercrombie $390,000.00
Alberto Arias $390,000.00
Jack Cassel $390,000.00
Edwin Maysonet $390,000.00
Fernando Nieve $390,000.00
Mark Saccomanno $390,000.00
J.R. Towles $390,000.00
Wesley Wright $390,000.00

Did you know that a 2008 Houston Astros Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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