Houston Astros

Service time in years & days (through 2019 season).

Jim Crane Owner
2011 -

  • Jim Crane, 2011 -
    • a group led by Houston businessman Jim Crane purchased the Astros from Drayton McLane for $680M in 2011
    • the deal included a 60 percent share in the Houston Regional Sports Network and a $70M rebate for agreeing to move the club to the AL
  • Drayton McLane, 1993-2011
    • Texas businessman Drayton McLane bought the franchise from John McMullen for $117M in 1993
  • John McMullen, 1979-1993
    • shipbuilding magnate and NY Yankees minority owner John McMullen purchased a 33 percent stake in the Astros for $19M and led a partnership group that bought control of the team
  • Ford Motor Credit Company & GE Credit Company, 1975-79
    • GE Credit & Ford Motor Credit took the club into receivership in 1975 with GE exiting with proceeds from the 1978 sale of Astroworld
  • Roy Hofheinz, 1962-1975
    • Houston Sports Association, led by Judge Roy Hofheinz and oilman Bob Smith, paid a franchise fee of $1.85M for the rights to Houston’s 1962 NL expansion club
    • Hofheinz purchased Smith’s share of the club for $7.5M in 1967
  • Forbes magazine valued the Astros at $1.775 billion in April, 2019.
ASTROS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2019 $158,053,000 $000,000,000 (00)
2018 $160,393,900 $187,386,304 ( 7)
2017 $124,343,900 $140,475,350 (19)
2016 $ 96,893,700 $124,363,133 (18)
2015 $ 72,464,200 $ 82,395,216 (27)
2014 $ 50,485,800 $ 54,689,189 (29)
2013 $ 26,105,600 $ 29,270,160 (30)
2012 $ 60,799,000 $ 63,941,672 (27)
2011 $ 76,969,000 $ 81,139,621 (20)
2010 $ 92,605,500 $ 90,119,188 (15)
2009 $102,996,414 $108,059,086 ( 9)
2008 $ 88,930,414 $100,189,948 (12)
2007 $ 87,759,000 $ 97,213,020 (13)
2006 $ 92,551,503 $107,659,635 ( 4)
2005 $ 76,779,000 $ 76,186,763 (12)
2004 $ 75,397,000 $ 81,903,157 (10)
2003 $ 71,040,000 $ 79,946,964 (14)
2002 $ 63,448,417 $ 65,412,960 (14)
2001 $ 60,897,667 $ 66,443,169 (16)
2000 $ 52,400,000 $ 50,145,545 (20)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Jeff Luhnow President, Baseball Operations
5 years (2019-23)

  • 5 years (2019-23)
    • promoted to President, Baseball Operations, signed extension with Houston 6/18/18
  • 2012 -
    • hired by Houston as General Manager 12/8/11
    • signed extension with Houston after the 2013 season
  • St. Louis, 2003-2011
  • Special Assistant to the GM, Baseball Operations Oz Ocampo
  • Special Assistant to the GM, Player Personnel Kevin Goldstein
  • Director of Player Development Pete Putila

A.J. Hinch Manager
4 years (2019-22)

  • 4 years (2019-22)
    • signed extension with Houston 8/29/18
  • 1 year (2018), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension as manager with Houston after 2015 season
  • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
    • hired by Houston as manager 9/29/14, replacing Tom Lawless
  • San Diego, 2010-14
    • VP, assistant GM, 2011-14 (resigned 8/5/14)
    • VP, pro scouting (hired 9/21/10)
  • Arizona, 2006-12
    • 4 years (2009-12)
      • hired by Arizona as manager 5/8/09, replacing Bob Melvin
      • fired by Arizona 7/1/10
    • August, 2006 – May 2009
      • director, player development
  • former manager Bo Porter
    • hired by Houston as manager 9/27/12, signing a multi-year contract
    • replaced interim manager Tony Defrancesco
    • fired by Houston 9/1/14, with Tom Lawless serving as interim manager from 9/1/14 to 9/28/14
  • former manager Brad Mills
    • hired by Houston 10/27/09, 2 years (2010-11), 2012 club option
    • Houston exercised 2012 option and added 2013 club option 10/8/10
    • fired by Houston 8/18/12, with Tony DeFrancesco serving as interim manager 8/19/12 – 9/27/12

 

Zack Greinke rhp
6 years/$206.5M (2016-21)

  • 6 years/$206.5M (2016-21)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/9/15
    • $18M signing bonus (paid in $3M installments each 5/31, 2016-21)
    • 16:$31M, 17:$31M, 18:$31M, 19:$31.5M, 20:$32M, 21:$32M
    • total of $62.5M in salary is deferred ($10M each in 2016-18, $10.5M in 2019, $11M each in 2020-21), to be paid in five installments of $12.5M each 11/1, 2022-26
    • under MLB calculation, deferrals reduce the present-day value of the contract to $193,849,298
    • assignment bonus: $2M if traded
    • limited no-trade protection: may block trades to 15 clubs (Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Colorado, Detroit, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, Minnesota, NY Yankees, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto as of 11/18)
    • perks: four premium season tickets (two paid for by Greinke), hotel suite on road trips
    • at signing, highest average annual value in MLB history
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Arizona 7/31/19 with Diamondbacks paying Astros $26M as part of the deal ($2M assignment bonus on 11/1/19, $3,333,334 on 10/15/19 and $10,333,333 each on 7/1/2020 and 7/1/2021
  • 6 years/$147M (2013-18)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/10/12
    • $12M signing bonus (paid in multiple installments, 12/2012 – 2/2014)
    • 13:$17M, 14:$24M, 15:$23M, 16:$24M, 17:$23M, 18:$24M
    • Greinke may opt out of contract after 2015 season
    • if traded, Greinke receives $3M assignment bonus and may opt out of the contract at season’s end
    • 2018 salary increases by $2M with 1,000 innings in 2013-17
    • with Cy Young award, salary for following season increases by $1M ($500,000 increase with 2-5 finish in Cy Young vote)
    • with 2018 Cy Young, Greinke receives a $1M award bonus ($500,000 award bonus with 2-5 finish in 2018 Cy Young vote)
    • perks: may purchase four premium tickets for home games
    • Greinke exercised right to opt out of contract 11/4/15
    • LA Dodgers made qualifying offer to Greinke 11/6/15
  • 4 years/$38M (2009-12)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/26/09 (avoided arbitration, $4.4M-$3.4M)
    • 09:$3.75M, 10:$7.25M, 11:$13.5M, 12:$13.5M
    • limited no-trade protection:
      • may block deals to 20 clubs in 2009, 2010
      • may block deals to 15 clubs in 2011
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star, LCS MVP. $100,000 for WS MVP; $100,000 for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd-5th place). $100,000 for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd-5th place)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Kansas City 12/19/10
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Milwaukee 7/27/12
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/7/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.8M-$1.15M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each 160, 175, 190 IP. $50,000 for 215 IP
  • 1 year/$407,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/07
  • 1 year/$365,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/06
  • 1 year/$330,500 (2005)
    • renewed by Kansas City 3/05
  • drafted by Kansas City 2002 (1-6) (Apopka High School, Fla.)
  • $2.475M signing bonus
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports (previously CAA and SFX)
  • ML service: 15.057

Justin Verlander rhp
2 years/$66M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$66M (2020-21)
    • signed extension with Houston 3/24/19
    • 20:$33M, 21:$33M
    • award bonuses: $200,000 for Cy Young ($175,000 for second place in vote, $150,000 for third, $125,000 for fourth, $100,000 for fifth). $100,000 for WS MVP. $75,000 each All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP
    • full no-trade protection
    • at signing, highest-ever average annual value for a pitcher
  • 7 years/$180M (2013-19), plus 2020 vesting option
    • signed extension with Detroit 3/29/13
    • replaced final two years of previous deal
    • 13:$20M, 14:$20M, 15:$28M, 16:$28M, 17:$28M, 18:$28M, 19:$28M, 20:$22M vesting option
    • 2020 option guaranteed with top 5 finish in 2019 Cy Young vote 
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for All-Star selection
    • no-trade protection
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Detroit 8/31/17 with $60,743,169 remaining on contract
    • as part of the trade, Tigers to pay Astros $17,355,191 ($1,355,191 on 10/15/17, $8M on 6/15/18 and $8M on 6/15/19)
    • Verlander retains full no-trade protection and agreed to waive 2020 vesting option
  • 5 years/$80M (2010-14)
    • signed extension with Detroit 2/4/10 (avoided arbitration, $9.5M-$6.9M)
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 10:$6.75M, 11:$12.75M, 12:$20M, 13:$20M, 14:$20M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for Cy Young
  • 1 year/$3.675M (2009)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/3/09 (avoided arbitration, $4.15M-$3.2M)
  • 5 years/$4.45M (2005-09)
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 10/04
    • $3.15M signing bonus (paid between 1/05 and 7/09)
    • 05:$100,000, 06:$150,000, 07:$200,000, 08:$250,000, 09:$600,000
    • in Major Leagues, salaries increase to:
      • 05:$0.316M, 06:$0.35M, 07:$0.4M, 08:$0.5M
    • bonuses may increase total package to $5.6M
    • if eligible for arbitration, Verlander may void remaining years of contract and go to arbitration
  • drafted by Detroit 2004 (1-2) (Old Dominion)
  • agents: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 14.002

Jose Altuve 2b
7 years/$163.5M (2018-24)

  • 7 years/$163.5M (2018-24)
    • signed extension with Houston 3/19/18
    • $21M signing bonus (paid $1M upon MLB approval of contract and $10M each 7/1/18 and 7/1/19)
    • 18:$6M, 19:$6.5M, 20:$26M, 21:$26M, 22:$26M, 23:$26M, 24:$26M
    • for 2021-24, salaries for remaining seasons increase by $3M with MVP award, $2M with second-place finish in MVP vote, $1M with third-place finish in MVP vote
    • full no-trade protection
    • perks: suite on road, premium stadium seats
  • 4 years/$12.5M (2014-17), plus 2018-19 club options
    • signed extension with Houston 7/13/13
    • $0.75M signing bonus (paid within 60 days of approval)
    • 14:$1.25M, 15:$2.5M, 16:$3.5M, 17:$4.5M, 18:$6M club option, 19:$6.5M club option
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
    • Houston exercised 2018 option 11/3/17
  • 1 year/$505,700 (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year/$483,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Houston 7/19/11
  • signed by Houston 2008 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Boras Corp. (replaced Octagon 7/16)
  • ML service: 8.072

George Springer rf
2 years/$24M (2018-19)

  • 2 years/$24M (2018-19)
    • signed extension with Houston 2/5/18 (avoided arbitration, $10.5M-$8.5M)
    • 18:$12M, 19:$12M
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$522,400 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$512,900 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/16/14
  • drafted by Houston 2011 (1-11) (Connecticut)
  • $2.525M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 5.166

Michael Brantley lf
2 years/$32M (2019-20)

  • 2 years/$32M (2019-20)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/18/18
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 19:$15M, 20:$15M
    • award bonuses, including top 5 in MVP vote, WS MVP, LCS MVP, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All Star
  • 4 years/$25M (2014-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Cleveland 2/10/14 (avoided arbitration, $3.8M-$2.7M)
    • $3.5M signing bonus
    • 14:$1.5M, 15:$5M, 16:$6.5M, 17:$7.5M, 18:$11M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2017 salary increases by $1M with 1-5 finish in 2014-16 MVP vote or by $0.5M with 6-10 finish in 2014-16 MVP vote
    • 2018 option increases by $1M with 1-5 finish in 2014-17 MVP vote or by $500,000 with 6-10 finish in 2014-17 MVP vote
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for All Star
    • Cleveland exercised 2018 option at $11.5M 11/3/17
  • 1 year/$526,900 (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/7/13
  • 1 year/$495,300 (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$421,800 (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
  • 1 year/$400,800 (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 9/1/09
  • acquired in trade from Milwaukee 10/08
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2005 (7-205) (Ft. Pierce Central HS, Fla.)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 9.131

Alex Bregman 3b
5 years/$100M (2020-24)

  • 5 years/$100M (2020-24)
    • signed extension with Houston 3/22/19
    • $10M signing bonus
    • 20:$11M, 21:$11M, 22:$11M, 23:$28.5M, 24:$28.5M
    • 2023-24 salaries increase based on MVP vote:
      • $1.5M for winning MVP in 2020-22 ($750,000 for second place in vote, $500,000 for third)
      • $2M for winning 2020 and 2021 MVP awards
      • 2024 salary increases $2M with MVP awards in 1) 2021 or 2022, and 2) MVP award in 2023
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 10 clubs in 2023-24)
  • 1 year/$640,500 (2019)
    • renewed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year/$599,000 (2018)
    • renewed by Houston 3/18 (split contract, $269,700 in minors)
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • renewed by Houston 3/2/17
  • 1 year/$539,400 (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/25/16
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (1-2) (LSU)
  • $5.9M signing bonus ($7.4201M slot)
  • agent: Brodie Scoffield, Tidal Sports Group
  • ML service: 3.070

Josh Reddick rf
4 years/$52M (2017-20)

  • 4 years/$52M (2017-20)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/23/16
    • 17-20: $13M annually
  • 1 year/$6.575M (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Oakland 8/1/16 with $2,227,596 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/15/14 (avoided arbitration, $3.25M-$2M)
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year/$485,000 (2012)
    • signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year/$417,500 (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Boston 12/28/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Boston 7/31/09
  • drafted by Boston 2006 (17-523) (Middle Georgia JC)
  • $140,000 signing bonus
  • agents: ACES
  • ML service: 9.050

Roberto Osuna rhp
1 year/$6.5M (2019)

  • 1 year/$6.5M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5.3M (2018)
    • lost arbitration with Toronto ($5.8M-$5.3M)
    • placed on restricted list 5/8/18 (assault charge)
    • suspended 75 games (5/8/18-8/5/18) 6/23/18 (violation of MLB domestic violence policy) (lost 89 days’ pay, $2,536,022)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/30/18 with $1,624,193 remaining on contract (to be paid last 57 calendar days of season)
    • reinstated from restricted list 8/5/18
  • 1 year/$552,400 (2017)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
  • 1 year/$516,100 (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • contract selected by Toronto 4/5/15
  • signed by Toronto 2011 as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: GEM Agency
  • ML service: 4.097

Ryan Pressly rhp
3 years/$20.4M (2019-21), plus 2022 option

  • 3 years/$20.4M (2019-21), plus 2022 club option
    • signed by extension with Houston 3/20/19
    • 19:$2.9M, 20:$8.75M, 21:$8.75M, 22:$7M club option
    • 2022 club option increases to:
      • $8M with 30-34 games in 2021, or
      • $9M with 35-39 games in 2021, or
      • $10M with 40 or more games in 2021
    • 2022 option guaranteed at $10M with 60 games each in 2020-21
    • replaced 1 year/$2.9M deal signed 1/11/19, avoiding arbitration
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2018)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Minnesota 7/27/18 with $559,140 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.175M (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$520,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$511,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • selected by Minnesota from Boston in Rule 5 Draft 12/6/12
    • signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • drafted by Boston 2007 (11-354) (Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Texas)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 6.039

Yulieski Gurriel 1b
1 year/$8.3M (2020)

  • 1 year/$8.3M (2020)
    • signed re-worked contract with Houston 11/18/19, with Gurriel choosing not to exercise his right to opt into arbitration and receiving a $300,000 raise for 2020
    • for tax purposes, Gurriel’s salary is increased by $1.5M to account for the fact Gurriel was actually paid $39.5M in 2016-19 (for an AAV of $9.875) while Houston was charged only $38M ($9.5M AAV)
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for second in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 for WS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All Star, LCS MVP.
  • 5 years/$47.5M (2016-20)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent from Cuba 7/16/16
    • $2M signing bonus if Gurriel obtains work visa in 2016 season
    • 16:$1.5M, 17:$14M, 18:$12M, 19:$10M, 20:$8M
    • contract does not include no-trade protection.
    • one-time right to opt in to arbitration once eligible
    • may become a free agent after 2020 season
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for second in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 for WS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All-Star, LCS MVP.
  • agent: Magnus Sports (previously Adam Katz)
  • ML service: 3.043

Carlos Correa ss
1 year/$5M (2019)

  • 1 year/$5M (2019)
    • won arbitration case with Houston 2/5/19 ($5M-$4.25M)
  • 1 year/$1M (2018)
    • renewed by Houston 3/18 (split contract, $0.2675M in minors)
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • renewed by Houston 3/2/17
  • 1 year/$516,700 (2016)
    • renewed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/8/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (1-1) (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.)
  • $4.8M signing bonus ($7.2M slot)
  • agent: GSE Worldwide
  • ML service: 4.119

Brad Peacock rhp
1 year/$3.11M (2019)

  • 1 year/$3.11M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.44M (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5415M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$515,800 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$504,300 (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Oakland 2/4/13
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/6/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/22/11
  • drafted by Washington 2006 (41-1,231) (Palm Beach CC, Fla.) (draft-and-follow)
  • $110,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 5.165

Lance McCullers Jr. rhp
1 year/$4.1M (2019)

  • 1 year/$4.1M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$548,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year/$516,700 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/18/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (1s-41) (Jesuit HS, Tampa)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($1.2587M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 4.140

Aledmys Diaz ss
1 year/$2M (2018)

  • 1 year/$2M (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/18
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 11/17/18
  • 4 years/$8M (2014-17)
    • signed by St. Louis as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via Mexico) 3/9/14
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 14:$500,000, 15:$1.5M, 16:$2M, 17:$2M
    • DFA by St. Louis 7/8/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/10/15
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/15
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from St. Louis 12/1/17
  • agent: Jaime Torres
  • ML service: 3.100

Chris Devenski rhp
1 year/$1.525M (2019), plus 2020 option

  • 1 year/$1.525M (2019), plus 2020 club option
    • re-signed by Houston 2/4/19 (avoided arbitration, $1.65M-$1.4M)
    • 19:$1.525M, 20:$2.625M club option
    • 2020 option increases to $2.725M with 50 or more games in 2019, $2.825M with 60 games in 2019, $2.925M with 68 games in 2019
  • 1 year/$599,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
  • 1 year/$554,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/7/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/3/12
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (25-771) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 4.000

Joe Biagini rhp
1 year/$1M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1M (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 12/2/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$900,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/31/19 with $290,323 remaining on contract
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/18
  • 1 year/$543,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • selected by Toronto from San Francisco in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • signed by Toronto 3/16
  • drafted by San Francisco 2011 (26-807) (UC Davis)
  • $175,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.134

Dustin Garneau c
1 year/$650,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$650,000 (2020)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/27/19 (split contract, $300,000 in minors, $100,000 guarantee)
    • $75,000 in performance bonuses, including $25,000 each for:
      • 75 plate appearances or 200 innings on defense
      • 150 plate appearances or 300 innings on defense
      • 225 plate appearances or 400 innings on defense
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by LA Angels 5/22/19
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/7/19, sent outright to Triple-A 6/11/19
    • contract selected by LA Angels 6/20/19
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 8/3/19 after being DFA by LA Angels 7/31/19
    • DFA by Oakland 8/16/19, sent outright to Triple-A 8/19/19
    • elected free agency 10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/18
    • claimed by Chicago White Sox off waivers 5/24/18 after being DFA by Oakland 5/21/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A 10/2/18
  • 1 year/$537,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/17
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers from Colorado 8/4/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Colorado 8/19/15
  • drafted by Colorado 2009 (19-571) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • agent: Marc Kligman
  • ML service: 1.140

Josh James rhp
1 year/$566,800 (2019)

  • 1 year/$556,800 (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/1/18
  • drafted by Houston 2014 (34-1,006) (Western Oklahoma State College)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 1.030

Framber Valdez lhp
1 year/$566,600 (2019)

  • 1 year/$566,600 (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/21/18
  • signed by Houston 3/18/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.163

Francis Martes rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
    • suspended 80 games 3/13/19 (violation of MLB PED policy)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/8/17
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/31/14
  • signed by Miami 11/2/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $78,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.116

Bryan Abreu rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • signed by Houston 11/11/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.025

Yordan Alvarez 1b-of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/9/19
  • acquired by Houston in trade from LA Dodgers 8/1/16
  • signed by LA Dodgers 6/16 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.113

Rogelio Armenteros rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • signed by Houston as a free agent from Cuba 9/15/14
  • $40,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.018

Dean Deetz rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/17
    • suspended 80 games 1/23/18 (positive PED test)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
  • drafted by Houston 2014 (11-316) (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC)
  • ML service: 0.027

Kent Emanuel lhp
2020

  • 2020
    • contract selected by Houston 11/4/19
  • drafted by Houston 2013 (3-74) (North Carolina)
  • $747,700 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Jack Mayfield 2b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/27/19
  • signed by Houston 6/17/13 as an amateur free agent (Oklahoma)
  • ML service: 0.044

Cionel Perez lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
  • signed by Houston 12/9/16 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.107

Myles Straw cf
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/15/18
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (12-349) (St. John’s River JC. Fla.)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.112

Garrett Stubbs c
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (8-229) (USC)
  • $100,000 signing bonus ($176,000 slot)
  • ML service: 0.060

Abraham Toro 3b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/22/19
  • drafted by Houston 2016 (5-157) (Seminole State JC, Okla.)
  • $250,000 signing bonus ($344,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.039

Kyle Tucker of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/7/18
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (1-5) (Plant HS, Tampa)
  • $4M signing bonus ($4.1887M slot)
  • ML service: 0.079

Jose Urquidy rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/2/19
  • signed by Houston 3/2/15 as a free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 0.049

 

Minor Leagues

Riley Ferrell rhp
1 year/$555,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • selected by Miami from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
    • re-signed by Miami 3/19
    • returned by Miami to Houston 6/24/19
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (3-79) (TCU)
  • $1M signing bonus ($765,600 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2018)

Drew Ferguson of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • selected by San Francisco from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/19
    • DFA by San Francisco 3/21/19, returned by San Francisco to Houston 3/22/19
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (19-559) (Belmont)
  • ML service: 0.000 (through 2018)

Dauris Laurenzo ss
2019

  • signed by Houston 7/2/19 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Korey Lee c
2019

  • drafted by Houston 2019 (1-32) (Cal)
  • $1.75M signing bonus ($2,257,300 slot)
  • ML service:

Freudis Nova ss-3b
2019

  • signed by Houston 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Jairo Solis rhp
2019

  • signed by Houston 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service:

Forrest Whitley rhp
2019

  • suspended 50 games 2/21/18 (violation of drug prevention policy)
  • drafted by Houston 2016 (1-17) (Alamo Heights HS, San Antonio)
  • $3.148M signing bonus ($2.5042M slot)
  • ML service: