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How the Astros were built
10/04/2004 8:00 AM ET
The Astros set the bar high with the offseason acquisitions of headliners Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, both fresh out of Yankee pinstripes. The Astros have blended a roster of proven veterans with some of the best young talent in the league to form what they hope will be a World Series champion.

1987

  • OF Craig Biggio drafted in the first round.

    1990

  • INF Jeff Bagwell acquired from the Red Sox for RHP Larry Andersen.

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    1996

  • RHP Roy Oswalt drafted by the Astros in the 23rd round.
  • RHP Wade Miller drafted in the 20th round.

    1997

  • LHP Carlos Hernandez was signed as a non-drafted free agent.
  • RHP Tim Redding drafted in the 20th round.
  • INF Jason Alfaro drafted in the 22nd round.
  • OF Lance Berkman drafted in the first round.

    1998

  • RHP Brad Lidge drafted in the first round (17th overall).
  • INF Morgan Ensberg drafted in the ninth round.

    1999

  • LHP Mike Gallo was drafted by Houston in fifth round.
  • OF Jason Lane drafted in the sixth round.
  • INF Adam Everett acquired, along with P Greg Miller, from Boston for OF Carl Everett.

    2000

  • RHP Chad Qualls drafted in the second round.
  • C Brad Ausmus acquired, along with RHP Doug Brocail and RHP Nelson Cruz, in a trade with the Tigers for RHP Chris Holt, OF Roger Cedeno and C Mitch Meluskey.
  • C Raul Chavez signed as a free agent.
  • C Chris Tremie signed as a free agent.
  • INF Eric Bruntlett drafted by Houston in the ninth round.
  • INF Jose Vizcaino signed as a free agent.

    2001

  • INF Chris Burke drafted in the first round.

    2002

  • INF Jeff Kent signed as a free agent.

    2003

  • RHP Brandon Backe acquired from the Devil Rays for INF Geoff Blum.
  • RHP Brandon Duckworth acquired, along with RHPs Taylor Buchholz and Ezequiel Astacio, from the Phillies for LHP Billy Wagner.
  • RHP Dan Miceli acquired in a trade with the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
  • OF Willy Taveras acquired, along with Luke Scott, from the Indians for LHP Jeriome Robertson.
  • LHP Andy Pettitte signed as a free agent.

    2004

  • RHP Roger Clemens signed as a free agent.
  • RHP Chad Harville acquired from the A's for RHP Kirk Saarloos.
  • RHP Pete Munro signed as a free agent.
  • LHP Darren Oliver acquired in a trade with the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later and cash considerations.
  • RHP Russ Springer signed as a free agent.
  • RHP Dan Wheeler acquired from the Mets for Adam Seuss.
  • INF Mike Lamb acquired from the Yankees for RHP Juan De Leon.
  • OF Carlos Beltran obtained as part of a three-team trade from the Royals for C John Buck and RHP Octavio Dotel.
  • OF Orlando Palmeiro signed as a free agent.

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