How They Were Acquired: The Houston Astros’ ALDS Roster

The Astros, who set a franchise-record with 107 regular season wins in 2019, head into the playoffs with a well-balanced roster that includes plenty of star power, young talent, and battle-tested veterans, and almost no weaknesses. Only nine of the 25 players were part of the 2017 championship team, although most of the biggest contributors still remain. The most notable departure is Charlie Morton, who they’ll face off against in Game 3 on Monday.

Here’s how every member of the Astros’ 2019 ALDS roster was originally acquired. The team’s full RosterResource Depth Chart and Payroll pages are also available as a resource.

Homegrown (8)

Total WAR: 24.5

Signed in Free Agency (7)

  • Yuli Gurriel, 1B: July 2016 (Cuba) — Signed to five-year, $47.5 million contract.
  • Josh Reddick, OF: November 2016 (LAD) — Signed to four-year, $52 million contract.
  • Joe Smith, RP: December 2017 (CLE) — Signed to two-year, $15 million contract.
  • Héctor Rondón, RP: December 2017 (CHC) — Signed to two-year, $8.5 million contract.
  • Robinson Chirinos, C: December 2018 (TEX) — Signed to one-year, $5.75 million contract.
  • Michael Brantley, OF: December 2018 (CLE) — Signed two-year, $32 million contract.
  • Wade Miley, SP: February 2019 (MIL) — Signed to one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Total WAR: 12.9

Acquired Via Trade (9)

Total WAR: 25.1

Acquired Via Waivers (1)

Total WAR: 1.1

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