Houston Astros

Service time in years & days (through 2022 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 $2.25 billion in March, 2023.

ASTROS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2023 $178,355,000 (15) $                    (  ) $214,945,477 (12)
2022 $174,529,000 (10) $187,513,008 ( 9) $210,686,230 ( 9)
2021 $187,648,656 ( 5) $189,586,134 ( 5) $206,641,209 ( 7)
2020 $ 76,971,626 ( 3) $  81,422,510 ( 4) $224,319,004 ( 2)
2019 $158,053,000 ( 9) $169,831,987 ( 8) $203,750,149 ( 5)
2018 $160,393,900 ( 9) $163,824,115 ( 9) $187,386,304 ( 7)
2017 $124,343,900 (17) $134,076,102 (18) $140,475,350 (19)
2016 $ 96,893,700 (21) $103,697,860 (21) $124,363,133 (18)
2015 $ 72,464,200 (29) $ 82,395,216 (27) $ 95,778,605 (29)
2014 $ 50,485,800 (29) $ 54,689,189 (29) $ 64,319,960 (30)
2013 $ 26,105,600 (30) $ 29,270,160 (30) $ 39,210,733 (30)
2012 $ 60,799,000 (27) $ 63,941,672 (27) $ 72,265,379 (30)
2011 $ 76,969,000 (19) $ 81,139,621 (20)
2010 $ 92,605,500 (13) $ 90,119,188 (15)
2009 $102,996,414 ( 9) $108,059,086 ( 9)
2008 $ 88,930,414 (14) $100,189,948 (12)
2007 $ 87,759,000 (12) $ 97,213,020 (13)
2006 $ 92,551,503 ( 7) $107,659,635 ( 4)
2005 $ 76,779,000 (12) $ 76,186,763 (12)
2004 $ 75,397,000 (12) $ 81,903,157 (10)
2003 $ 71,040,000 (14) $ 79,946,964 (14)
2002 $ 63,448,417 (14) $ 65,412,960 (14)
2001 $ 60,897,667 (17) $ 66,443,169 (16)
2000 $ 52,400,000 (18) $ 50,145,545 (20)
  • Opening Day payrolls compiled by Baseball Prospectus include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on the active 25/26-man roster and injured list. Deferred payments and performance and award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End 40-man roster payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned performance and award bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. Deferrals may be discounted to reflect present-day value.
  • Year End Competitive Balance Tax payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include average annual value of contracts, earned bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions, buyouts of unexercised options, and health and pension benefits. Deferrals may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Dana Brown General Manager
2023 -

  • 2023 -
    • hired by Houston as GM 1/26/23, replacing James Click
  • Atlanta, 2019-22
    • Vice President of Scouting
  • Toronto, 2010-18
    • special assistant to the general manager
  • Montreal/Washington, 2000-09
    • director of scouting
  • Assistant GM Andrew Ball
  • Assistant GM Bill Firkus
  • Assistant GM Charles Cook
  • Director of Player Development Sara Goodrum
  • Director of Amateur Scouting Kris Gross
  • former General Manager James Click
    • 3 years (2020-22)
      • hired by Houston as GM 2/3/20, replacing Jeff Luhnow
      • Click declined Houston’s offer of a 1-year extension, will not return for 2023 season
  • former President, Baseball Operation Jeff Luhnow
    • 5 years (2019-23)
      • promoted to President, Baseball Operations, signed extension with Houston 6/18/18
      • fired by Houston 1/13/20
    • 2012 -
      • hired by Houston as General Manager 12/8/11
      • signed extension with Houston after the 2013 season

Dusty Baker Manager
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed extension with Houston 11/8/22
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed extension with Houston 11/4/21
  • 1 year (2020), plus 2021 club option
    • hired by Houston as manager 1/29/20, replacing A.J. Hinch
    • Houston exercised 2021 option 7/28/20
  • Washington, 2016-17
    • 2 years/$4M (2016-17)
      • hired by Washington 11/3/15
  • Cincinnati, 2008-13
    • 2 years (2013-14)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/15/12
      • annual salaries of about $3.5M
      • fired by Cincinnati 10/4/13
    • 2 years (2011-12)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/4/10
    • 3 years/about $10.5M (2008-10)
      • hired by Cincinnati 10/12/07, replacing Pete Mackanin
  • Chicago Cubs, 2003-06
    • 4 years/$15M (2003-06) (04: $3.25M), hired 11/02
    • Cubs announced Baker would not return for 2007 9/06
  • San Francisco, 1993-2002
    • 2 years/$5.25M (2001-02)
  • former manager A.J. Hinch
    • 4 years (2019-22)
      • signed extension with Houston 8/29/18
      • fired by Houston 1/13/20
    • 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
  • 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

 

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: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 6.070

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
    • Houston to be reimbursed for Altuve’s salary during the time missed while injured under MLB insurance policy for players participating in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (about two months’ salary)
  • 4 years/$12.5M (2014-17), plus 2018-19 club options
    • signed extension with Houston 7/13/13
    • $750,000 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: 11.072

José Abreu 1b
3 years/$58.5M (2023-25)

  • 3 years/$58.5M (2023-25)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/28/22
    • 23:$19.5M, 24:$19.5M, 25:$19.5M
  • 3 years/$50M (2020-22)
    • signed reworked extension with Chicago White Sox 11/21/19 after accepting 1 year, $17.8M qualifying offer as a free agent 11/14/19
    • $5M signing bonus, paid 7/1/20
    • 20:$11M, 21:$16M, 22:$18M
    • $4M of 2022 salary is deferred, to be paid in equal installments each July 1, 2023-26
    • Full no-trade protection for 2020. May block deals to 10 clubs in 2021 and five clubs in 2022.
    • award bonuses: $100,000 for AL MVP ($90,000 for second in vote, $80,000 for third, $70,000 for fourth, $60,000 for fifth). $100,000 for WS MVP. $75,000 for LCS MVP. $50,000 for Sporting News All Star. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star start. $15,000 each for Silver Slugger, All Star reserve
  • 1 year/$16M (2019)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • Chicago White Sox made $17.8M qualifying offer 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$13M (2018)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$10.825M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago White Sox 12/17/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 6 years/$68M (2014-19)
    • signed as a free agent from Cuba by Chicago White Sox 10/29/13
    • $10M signing bonus
    • 14:$7M, 15:$7M, 16:$10M, 17:$10.5M, 18:$11.5M, 19:$12M
    • award bonuses, including $15,000 for All-Star selection
    • once eligible, may opt in to arbitration and out of remaining guaranteed salaries
    • at signing, largest-ever contract for an international free agent
    • Abreu exercised right to opt in to arbitration 11/14/16
  • agent: ISE (left Praver Shapiro 5/15)
  • ML service: 9.000

Lance McCullers Jr. rhp
5 years/$85M (2022-26)

  • 5 years/$85M (2022-26)
    • signed extension with Houston 3/24/21
    • $3.5M signing bonus, paid within 30 days of MLB approval
    • 22:$15.25M, 23:$15.25M, 24:$17M, 25:$17M, 26:$17M
    • limited no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 12/13/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 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: 7.140

Ryan Pressly rhp
2 years/$30M (2023-24), plus 2025 option

  • 2 years/$30M (2023-24), plus 2025 mutual option
    • signed extension with Houston 4/5/22
    • 23:$14M, 24:$14M, 25:$14M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • 2025 option guaranteed with 50 appearances in both 2024 and 2025
  • 3 years/$20.4M (2019-21), plus 2022 club option
    • signed 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: 9.039

Michael Brantley lf
1 year/$12M (2023)

  • 1 year/$12M (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 12/18/22
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $500,000 each for 400, 425 PAs. $750,000 each for 450, 475, 500, 525 PAs
    • award bonus: $200,000 for MVP
  • 2 years/$32M (2021-22)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 1/21/21
  • 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 $500,000 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 $100,000 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
  • ML service: 12.131

Rafael Montero rhp
3 years/$34.5M (2023-25)

  • 3 years/$34.5M (2023-25)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 11/12/22
    • 23-25:$11.5M annually
    • annual performance bonuses: $250,000 for 30 games finished. $100,000 each for 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 games
    • award bonuses: $100,000 for Reliever of Year ($65,000 for second or third place in Reliever of Year race). $50,000 for All Star.
  • 1 year/$2.725M (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.25M (2021)
    • re-signed by Seattle 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade 7/27/21 with $834,677 remaining on contract after being DFA by Seattle 7/23/21
  • 1 year/$785,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Texas 12/15/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Texas as a free agent 1/4/19 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Texas 7/22/19
  • 1 year/$558,025 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 2/27/18
    • sent outright to Triple-A by NY Mets 11/2/18 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$541,400 (2017)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/16
  • 1 year/$511,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/5/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 5/14/14
  • signed by NY Mets 2011 as a free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: GSE
  • ML service: 6.138

Hector Neris rhp
2 years/$17M (2022-23)

  • 2 years/$17M (2022-23)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/21
  • 1 year/$557,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17
  • 1 year/$5M (2021)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 12/2/20 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses based on games finished: $10,000 each for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 GF
  • 1 year/$4.6M (2020), plus 2021 club option
    • signed extension with Philadelphia 2/21/20, avoiding arbitration ($5.2M-$4.25M)
    • 20:$4.6M, 21:$7M club option (no buyout)
    • performance bonuses based on games finished in 2020: $50,000 each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 GF. $100,000 each for 40, 45, 50 GF. $200,000 each for 55, 60, 63 GF.
    • Philadelphia declined 2021 option 10/30/20
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2019)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$582,500 (2018)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/18
  • 1 year/$557,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/17
  • 1 year/$515,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 8/3/14
  • signed by Philadelphia 4/29/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 7.068

Yordan Alvarez lf-dh
6 years/$115M (2023-28)

  • 6 years/$115M (2023-28)
    • signed extension with Houston 6/3/22
    • $5M signing bonus
    • 23:$7M, 24:$10M, 25:$15M, 26:$26M, 27:$26M, 28:$26M
  • 1 year/$764,600 (2022)
    • renewed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year/$609,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$607,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 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
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 3.113

Framber Valdez lhp
1 year/$6.8M (2023)

  • 1 year/$6.8M (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$3M (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$637,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$582,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 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
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.163

Kyle Tucker of
1 year/$5M (2023)

  • 1 year/$5M (2023)
    • lost arbitration with Houston 2/9/23 ($7.5M-$5M)
  • 1 year/$764,200 (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year/$624,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$568,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 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)
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 3.079

Martín Maldonado c
1 year/$5M (2022), plus 2023 option

  • 1 year/$5M (2022), plus 2023 club option
    • signed extension with Houston 4/21/21
    • 22:$5M, 23:$4M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • 2023 option guaranteed at $4.5M with 90 games in 2021 (met)
    • award bonuses
    • perks: hotel suite on road
  • 2 years/$7M (2020-21)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 12/23/19
    • 20:$3.5M, 21:$3.5M
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $75,000 for WS MVP.  $100,000 for MVP ($75,000 for second place in vote, $50,000 for third)
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/11/19
    • may earn $1.4M in performance bonuses based on games caught
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Kansas City 7/15/19 with $1,021,505 remaining on contract
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/19 with $806,452 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from LA Angels 7/26/18 with $1,383,871 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.725M (2017)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 2 years/$1.95M (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Milwaukee 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • $50,000 signing bonus
    • 15:$0.8M, 16:$1.1M
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Milwaukee 12/13/16
  • 1 year/$502,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$494,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/26/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/20/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/2/10
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11
  • signed by Milwaukee 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by LA Angels 2004 (27-803) (Nunez HS, Naguabo, Puerto Rico)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 10.156

Ryne Stanek rhp
1 year/$3.6M (2023)

  • 1 year/$3.6M (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2021)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/7/21
  • 1 year/$604,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/20
    • non-tendered by Miami 12/2/20
  • 1 year/$564,200 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (1-29) (Arkansas)
  • $1.7558M signing bonus ($1.7583M slot)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 5.038

Cristian Javier rhp
5 years/$64M (2023-27)

  • 5 years/$64M (2023-27)
    • signed extension with Houston 2/10/23 (avoided arbitration, $3.5M-$3M)
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 23:$3M, 24:$7M, 25:$10M, 26:$21M, 27:$21M
    • 2026 and 2027 salaries may rise based on Cy Young voting in 2023-27, with increases of $2M for each first-place finish, $1M for each second-place finish and $500,000 for finishing third-fifth
    • limited no-trade protection: Javier may block deals to 10 clubs annually in 2026 and 2027
  • 1 year/$749,100 (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year/$620,400 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$568,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • signed by Houston 3/18/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 3.000

José Urquidy rhp
1 year/$3.025M (2023)

  • 1 year/$3.025M (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$748,700 (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year/$604,200 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$574,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/2/19
  • signed by Houston 3/2/15 as a free agent from Mexico
  • agent: Full Circle
  • ML service: 3.049

Phil Maton rhp
1 year/$2.55M (2023)

  • 1 year/$2.55M (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22/22 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$975,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Cleveland 7/30/21
  • 1 year/$572,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/20
  • 1 year/$562,900 (2019)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/19
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from San Diego 7/12/19
  • 1 year/$548,700 (2018)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by San Diego 6/11/17
  • drafted by San Diego 2015 (20-597) (Louisiana Tech)
  • ML service: 5.047

Mauricio Dubón ss
1 year/$1.4M (2023)

  • 1 year/$1.4M (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$715,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/22
    • acquired by Houston in trade from San Francisco 5/14/22
  • 1 year/$583,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/21
  • 1 year/$566,625 (2020)
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/19
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Milwaukee 7/31/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
  • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Boston 12/6/16
  • drafted by Boston 2013 (26-773) (Capital Christian HS, Sacramento)
  • agent: ALIGND
  • ML service: 2.162

Blake Taylor lhp
1 year/$830,000 (2023)

  • 1 year/$830,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/23 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$731,800 (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year/$599,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 12/4/19
    • acquired by Houston in trade from NY Mets 12/5/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Pittsburgh 6/15/14
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (2-51) (Dana Hills HS, Dana Point, Calif.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($1.0654M slot)
  • agent: SSG Baseball
  • ML service: 3.000

Luis Garcia rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year/$1,251,500 (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year/$580,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/29/20
  • signed by Houston 7/2/17 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $20,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Topline
  • ML service: 2.083

Bryan Abreu rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year/$719,600 (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year/$574,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$567,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 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
  • $40,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.022

Jake Meyers lf
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year/$710,500 (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/31/21
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (13-391) (Nebraska)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.044

Chas McCormick rf
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year/$703,800 (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/29/20
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (21-631) (Millersville University, Pa.)
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.000

Ronel Blanco rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/7/22
  • signed by Houston 4/27/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.025

Jeremy Peña ss
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • drafted by Houston 2018 (3-102) (Maine)
  • $535,000 signing bonus ($549,700 slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Rylan Bannon 2b
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/22
    • claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers from Baltimore 8/8/22
    • claimed by Atlanta off waivers 8/16/22 after being DFA by LA Dodgers 8/12/22
    • claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers 11/18/22 after being DFA by Atlanta 11/11/22
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Chicago Cubs 12/2/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Baltimore 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Baltimore 3/21
  • acquired by Baltimore in trade from LA Dodgers 7/18/18
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2017 (8-250) (Xavier)
  • $122,500 signing bonus ($151,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.028

Brandon Bielak rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year/$599,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/27/20
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (11-331) (Notre Dame)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.032

Hunter Brown rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/1/22
  • drafted by Houston 2019 (5-166) (Wayne State)
  • $325,000 signing bonus ($306,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.035

Yainer Diaz c
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/1/22
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Cleveland 7/30/21
  • signed by Cleveland 12/7/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $25,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.035

Shawn Dubin rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • drafted by Houston 2018 (13-402) (Georgetown, Ky.)
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

J.P. France rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/13/22
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • drafted by Houston 2018 (14-432) (Mississippi State)
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Matt Gage lhp
1 year/$770,000 (2023)

  • 1 year/$770,000 (2023)
    • re-signed by Toronto (split contract, $170,000 in minors)
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 2/13/23 after being DFA by Toronto 1/31/23 (Houston paid Gage a $125,000 signing bonus in exchange for Gage not electing free agency)
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 11/29/21 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by Toronto 6/6/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 2/9/21 (minor-league contract)
  • 2020
    • did not pitch
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Colorado as a free agent 2/5/19 (minor-league contract)
    • released by Colorado 3/29/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by NY Mets as a free agent 8/4/18 (minor-league contract)
  • released by San Francisco 7/12/18
  • drafted by San Francisco 2014 (10-298) (Sienna)
  • $138,200 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.032

David Henlsey 2b
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/20/22
  • drafted by Houston 2018 (26-792) (San Diego State)
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.047

Corey Julks 3b-of
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Houston 3/28/23
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (8-241) (Houston)
  • $140,000 signing bonus ($158,100 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Korey Lee c
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 3/22
  • drafted by Houston 2019 (1-32) (Cal)
  • $1.75M signing bonus ($2,257,300 slot)
  • ML service: 0.032

Seth Martinez rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • selected by Houston from Oakland in minor-league phase of Rule 5 draft 12/10/20
    • contract selected by Houston 9/20/21
  • drafted by Oakland 2016 (17-502) (Arizona State)
  • $70,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.152

Parker Mushinski lhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/16/22
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (7-211) (Texas Tech)
  • $195,300 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.071

Enoli Paredes rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year/$596,900 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • signed by Houston 10/15/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.103

Joe Perez rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/19/21
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (2-53) (Archbishop McCarthy HS, Southwest Ranches, Fla.)
  • $1.6M signing bonus ($1.265M slot)
  • ML service: 0.007

César Salazar c-1b
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • contract selected by Houston 3/28/23
  • drafted by Houston 2018 (7-222) (Arizona)
  • $160,000 signing bonus ($187,000 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Forrest Whitley rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 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: 0.000

 

Minor Leagues

Spencer Arrighetti rhp
2023

  • drafted by Houston 2021 (6-178) (Louisiana-Lafayette)
  • $147,500 signing bonus ($277,100 slot)
  • ML service:

Ty Buttrey rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 2/1/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/22
    • reinstated from restricted list 4/2/22
    • DFA by LA Angels 6/8/22, sent outright to Triple-A 6/15/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/21
    • placed on restricted list 4/3/21 (personal)
  • 1 year/$578,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/20
  • 1 year/$557,250 (2019)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Boston 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Boston 3/18
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Boston 7/30/18
  • drafted by Boston 2012 (4-151) (Providence HS, Charlotte)
  • $1.3M signing bonus ($291,300 slot)
  • ML service: 2.046

Austin Davis lhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/16/22 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$720,000 (2022)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/22
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers 8/31/22 after being DFA by Boston 8/29/22
    • DFA by Minnesota 9/8/22
  • 1 year/$588,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/21
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Pittsburgh 7/30/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/20
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 8/26/20 after being DFA by Philadelphia 8/21/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Philadelphia 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 6/18/18
  • drafted by Philadelphia 2014 (12-352) (Cal State Bakersfield)
  • agent: KHG Sports
  • ML service: 3.083

Justin Dirden rf
2023

  • signed by Houston 6/19/20 as an amateur free agent (Southeast Missouri State)
  • ML service:

Bryan Garcia rhp
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 2/7/23 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/22
    • DFA by Detroit 4/16/22, sent outright to Triple-A 4/20/22
    • contract selected by Detroit 7/28/22
    • sent outright to Triple-A by Detroit 11/10/22 (elected free agency)
  • 1 year/$576,600 (2021)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/21
  • 1 year/$564,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Detroit 9/1/19
  • drafted by Detroit 2016 (6-175) (Miami)
  • $289,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 1.155

Drew Gilbert of
2023

  • drafted by Houston 2022 (1-28) (Tennessee)
  • $2,497,500 signing bonus ($2,621,700 slot)
  • ML service:

Tyler Ivey rhp
2023

  • 1 year (2022)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/22
    • DFA by Houston 4/7/22, sent outright to Triple-A 4/10/22
  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (3-91) (Rockwall-Heath HS, Heath, Texas)
  • $450,000 signing bonus ($597,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.064

Grae Kessinger ss
2023

  • drafted by Houston 2019 (2-68) (Mississippi)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($953,100 slot)
  • ML service:

Pedro Leon of-ss
2023

  • signed by Houston 1/15/21 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $4M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Dixon Machado ss
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/22/22 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2022)
    • signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/21 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by San Francisco in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/30/22
    • contract selected by San Francisco 7/30/22
    • DFA by San Francisco 8/6/22
  • 1 year/$700,000 (2021), plus 2022 option
    • re-signed by Lotte Giants of South Korea 11/9/20
    • 21:$650,000, 22:$800,000 club option ($50,000 buyout)
  • 1 year (2020)
    • signed by Lotte Giants of South Korea 11/19
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by Miami as a free agent 12/2/18 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year/$553,600 (2018)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/18
    • DFA by Detroit 7/5/18, sent outright to Triple-A 7/8/18
  • 1 year/$537,800 (2017)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/14
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/19/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Detroit (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Detroit 11/20/12
    • re-signed by Detroit 3/2/13
    • DFA by Detroit 12/4/13, sent outright to Triple-A 12/13/13
  • signed by Detroit 7/2/08 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Beverly Hills Sports
  • ML service: 2.015

Bligh Madris of-1b
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • acquired by Houston in trade 1/3/23 after being DFA by Detroit 12/21/22
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
    • DFA by Houston 3/30/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Pittsburgh 6/20/22
    • claimed by Tampa Bay off waivers 9/16/22 after being DFA by Pittsburgh 9/13/22
    • claimed by Detroit off waivers 11/18/22 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 11/13/22
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2017 (9-268) (Colorado Mesa)
  • $130,000 signing bonus ($142,700 slot)
  • ML service: 0.070

J.J. Matijevic 1b-lf
1 year (2023)

  • 1 year (2023)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/23
    • DFA by Houston 3/30/23
  • 1 year (2022)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/20/22
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (2s-75) (Norwin HS, North Huntingdon, Pa.)
  • $700,000 signing bonus ($767,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.102

Jacob Melton of
2023

  • drafted by Houston 2022 (2-64) (Linn Belton CC, Albany, Ore.)
  • $1 signing bonus ($1,104,100 slot)
  • ML service:

Alex Santos rhp
2023

  • drafted by Houston 2020 (2-72) (Mount St. Michael Academy, Bronx, N.Y.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus ($870,700 slot)
  • ML service:

Miguel Ullola rhp
2023

  • signed by Houston 1/15/21 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service:

Tyler Whitaker of
2023

  • drafted by Houston 2019 (3-87) (Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas)
  • $1.5M signing bonus ($689,300 slot)
  • ML service: