The Astros’ all-time lineup by bWAR includes present day All-Star players.
BaseballCloud has recently posted all-time Major League Baseball lineups on their social media in terms of Wins Above Replacement by Baseball Reference. On Sunday, they filtered through the Houston Astros‘ all-time lineup by bWAR in more than 40 percent played games at nine offensive positions.
WAR is calculated differently by outlet, but by way of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, their calculations are the most used. They show some differences in total value but aren’t too far off from one another in calculation of the product.
Catcher: Jason Castro (10.0 bWAR)
Jason Castro embarked on his seventh season with the Astros in 2021, after signing a two-year deal to return to the ball club last offseason. Castro hadn’t played for Houston since 2016, while a catcher like Brad Ausmus (5.0 WAR over 10 seasons) trails him.