Houston Astros: Top 10 Wealthiest Contracts in Franchise History

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Jose Altuve /
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8. Doug Drabek, RHP

Doug Drabek came the Houston Astros by way of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Drabek, like Williams, is a Houston native, having attended the University of Houston.

Drabek, a former Cy Young winner, arrived in Houston in 1993 on a four year, $19 million deal. This $4.75 a year translates to be $8.2 in today’s money.

He went 38-42 over the course of his four year tenure with the Astros. Unfortunately, Drabek never recaptured his Cy-Young form, but all-in-all this deal wasn’t a terrible one.

7. Yuli Gurriel, 1B

Yuli Gurriel signed with the Astros out of Cuba during the 2016 season. Originally a third baseman, Gurriel moved to first base to accommodate the Astros current roster.

Gurriel signed a five year deal worth $47.5 million. This translates our to be worth $9.5 million a season.

Gurriel has been more than worth that money thus far, as he helped the club when their first World Series title. This past season he had 18 home runs while slashing .299/.332/.486.

The Astros have three more years of Gurriel and he should remain a solid contributor throughout the duration of this contract. He may be supplanted as the everyday first baseman during the last year or two depending on younger player’s development.