Astros’ All-Time Best Seasons: Third Base

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Mar 31, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of the Opening Day logo on bases before a game between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

This is the fourth edition of our Astros’ All-Time Best Seasons Series. Over the 50 years of Houston Astros baseball, the starting third basemen have generally not been named as the stars of the team, but have been extremely important pieces in the lineup and have contributed significantly during postseason runs.

Recently, the Astros have been through a tough run at the hot corner. Although Matt Dominguez has shown some promising power throughout the past two seasons, he hasn’t been one of the best hitters on the team. Before Matty D, Astros fans had to suffer through what was essentially a new experiment every season with Chris Johnson, Mike Lamb, Ty Wigginton, and even a brief stint with Pedro Feliz.

Essentially, it has been about 10 years since the Morgan Ensberg days where the Astros had an every day third baseman who could contribute to the lineup every day. This is sad considering the list of third basemen that have come through the league in this span (Evan Longoria, David Wright, Pablo Sandoval, Adrian Beltre, etc.). Anyway, here’s the list that I could come up with over 53 years of baseball in Houston.

Please click through the candidates and vote for your All-Time Best at the end.

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