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4. Cesar Cedeno

From the Dominican Republic, Cesar Cedeno was signed as an Amateur Free Agent in 1967, and he made the Astros roster in 1970, finishing fourth in Rookie of the Year voting. He built on that, leading the NL in Doubles, which he did again in 1972, but that was a special year.

That season, Cesar Cedeno would become the second player in MLB history to hit 20 Home Runs and accumulate 50 Stolen Bases in a season, a feat he would duplicate in the next two years.  The flashy Dominican was known for his aggressive defense and on the base paths, which resulted in four Gold Gloves and six consecutive seasons swiping 50 bases.  The four time All Star finished in the top five in Offensive bWAR on four occasions.

Cedeno was shipped to Cincinnati in 1982, and he left the Astros with 1,659 Hits, 163 Home Runs and 487 Stolen Bases.  

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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