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6. Jose Cruz

A great hitter who hit .300 or above for the Astros six times, Jose Cruz finished in the top ten in MVP voting three times.  Cruz, a two time All Star, would lead the NL in Hits in 1983 and was close to the 2,000 Hit mark with the Astros.  Cruz would also exceed the 30 Stolen Base mark five times.

Our Top 50 All-Time Houston Astros has been revised

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 Houston Astros of all-time.

As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 

  1. Advanced Statistics.
  1. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
  1. Playoff accomplishments.
  1. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2018 Season.

The complete list can be found herebut as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

  1. Jeff Bagwell
  1. Craig Biggio
  1. Lance Berkman
  1. Cesar Cedeno
  1. Jose Altuve

There is a significant shift in many of the players and a few new ones based on shuffling of the metrics we have used for our Top 50s.

The biggest change based on recent play is Altuve’s rise to number 5.

As always we thank you for your support.

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