Baseball America Executive Database

1996 Houston Astros

National League Central: 82-80 (2nd)

Name Title Function
Drayton McLane Principal Owner, Chairman of the Board Owner
Tal Smith President President
Gerry Hunsicker General Manager
(Hired 11/10/1995)
General Manager
Barry Waters Director of Baseball Administration Baseball Operations
Fred Nelson Special Assistant to the General Manager Special Assistant to the GM
Tim Purpura Director of Major and Minor League Player Relations Baseball Operations
Dan O'Brien, Jr. Director of Scouting and Player Development Scouting Director
Trey Wilkinson Assistant to the Director of Player Development Minor League Operations

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