1: Russ Johnson:Houston Astros 3rd basemen HT:5'10 WT:180 Bats:right Throws:right Born:2-22-73 Baton Rouge,LA | Drafted Astros #1 June,1994 ACQ:via draft Best season:1996: First full professional season...hit.310 with 15 HR's,75 RBI for Jackson [AA]...Led Texas Lg. in hits ... All-Star game MVP
2: Tom Dixon: Pitcher Height:6'0 Weight:183 Throws:Right Bats:Right Signed:Cardinals-1974,as Free Agent Acquired: Purchased from Cardinals,4-8-75 Born:4-23-55,Orlando,Fla. Home Orlando,Fla. | Won first major league game with a 5-hit Complete Game triumph for Astros vs. Cards, August 6, 1977. His RBI Single in 14th inning beat Mets at Shea Stadium , May 12,1978.
3: Brad Lidge:Pitcher Ht:6'5 Wt:210 Bats:RIght Throws:Right Born:12-23-76. One of the game's hardest throwers, Lidge has ranked amoung the NL save leaders in each of the past three seasons. | He holds a career WHIP of 1.19 and fans 12.75 batters per nine innings.
4: Wade Miller:Astros pitcher. Ht:6'2 Wt 185 Throws:Right Bats:Right Born:9-13-76 Reading,Pa Drafted: Astros #200-June,1996 ACQ:Via Draft. | Resume: Allowed 0-2 ERs in nine of his 10 starts last season...Has 15-2 record and 2.00 for his last two teams...Topped 1997 Florida State Lg.(A) starters in fewer walks (.14) and baserunners(.93) per inning. Skills:Pinpoints his 89-91 mph sinker...Mixes in three other useful pitches...Impeccable control of everything he offers...Rises to level of competition Up Close:Saw 1998 season with Jackson (AA) curtailed in May by finger tendinitis.
5: BobKnepper: Pitcher Height:6'2 Weight: 200 Bats: Left Throws: Left Born: 5-25-54 Akron,OH Home Scottsdale,AZ
6: Carlos Beltran: Outfield Born: 4-24-77 Manati,Puerto Rico Ht:6'1 Wt: 190 Bats: Right Throws: Right Acquired: Trade, 2004
7: Jose Tolentino:First Base and Outfield Ht:6'1 Wt: 195 Bats: Left Drft: Athletics #7-June 1982 ACQ: Free agent,6-17-88 Born: 6-3-61 | Mexico City,Mexico Home: EDO de Mexico,Mexico
8: Jeff Bagwell:Fisrt Baseman Bats: Right Throws: Right heght: 6'0 Weight: 195 Born: 5-27-68 Boston,MA Highlights: Jeffs sixth sraight 30-homer,100-run,100-RBI,100-walk season | was unprecendent in the Majors.
9: Lance Berman:First Baseman Ht:6'1 Wt:220 Bats: Both Throws: Left Drafted: Astros #1-June,1997 ACQ: Via Draft | Born: 2-10-76, Waco, Texas Home: New Braunferls,Texas Lance finished strong in 2006 to set the Astros season record for runs batted in. He tied Jeff Bagwell's team mark of 135 RBI in the penultimate game and knocked in another run in the finale.
10: Geoff Blum: Third baseman Ht: 6'3 Wt: 200 Bats: Both Throws: Right Drafted: Expos #7-June,1994 ACQ: Trade,3-12-02 Born: 4-26-73.Redwood City,CA | Geoff's role on a team changes frequently as his hair color. He mans almost any defensive post,and is spoted around enogh to collect his share of at-bats.In his career,he's played 45 games in the outfield without an error,and 41 at second base with only one.Off the field,Blum is just as eclectic.he reads alot,"crushes"(his word) his video game system,devours NFL games on TV and teaches himself to play the guitar.
11: Morgan Ensberg: Third baseman Ht:6'2 Wt:220 Bats:Right Throws:Right Drafted :Astros#9-June1998 ACQ: VIA draft Born: 8-26-75,Hermosa Beach,CA Home:Redondo Beach CA. | Although MOrgan couldn't replicate his breakout of 2005,he was monstrous in April '06. From the 15th to the 23rd,he homered in a team-record six straight games,skipped a game,then went yard again.