#19 Top Hitter
Luis Gonzalez by Colin Gay
When one thinks of Luis Gonzalez, they think of the player that helped the Arizona Diamondbacks win the World Series in 2001. However, he was drafted by the Houston Astros in the fourth round of the 1988 draft and played the first seven years of a solid career here. Gonzalez really broke out here in Houston in 1993 when he hit .300 with 15 home runs and 72 RBI’s. He also had a solid .818 OPS in 1993.
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In that season, Gonzalez recorded 5.4 Wins Above Replacement, which was his best season in that regard as an Astro. That also was the third largest total of his career. The rest of his time in Houston was ok. In his seven seasons, Gonzalez hit .266 with a .417 slugging percentage.
He hit a total of 62 home runs and drove in 366 RBI’s. Gonzalez ran a lot more as a member of the Astros. He recorded 63 of his career 128 stolen bases in an Astros uniform. Although this may pale in comparison with the rest of his career elsewhere, Gonzalez was a solid contributor to this club in the early nineties.
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