Some interesting seasons from that crew, to be sure. I tried to get a mix of the 1990s reserves and guys from the Minute Maid Park/Enron Field era.
More than that, Gritty McTenacity (Darin Erstad) heart-ed his way into the mix as well.
Who'd I miss? Or who which of these guys are your favorites?
I can remember when I first really started following the Astros, I was 11. The year was 1997. Ricky Gutierrez and Tim Bogar shared time at shortstop. I knew enough about baseball to tell that Bogar couldn't hit a lick. Of course, to a sixth grader, if one guy (Bogar) was bad, the alternative had to be good (Gutierrez). Well, that wasn't the case as it turns out: .261 BA, and an OPS+ of 81. Hell- Bogar's OPS+ was a stout 89. His batting average was lower (.249), but Ricky wasn't the near All Star I had him pegged as. Also, I'm pretty sure I though Bogar and Adam Everett were in fact the same person for parts of the 2000 season.