(c) Houston Astros

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Position: C      Born: Jul 13, 1962      Bats: Right      Throws: Right

Drafted eighth overall in 1983 out of Oklahoma State, the son of big leaguer Bobby Wine was supposed to be the answer for Houston's catching woes but Robbie had trouble cracking the lineup in the majors. Stuck behind Alan Ashby and a host of backups, Wine was a September call-up in 1986 and hit .250 in nine games but there was no time to break in a rookie while a division title was in their grasp. The next year, Wine appeared in 14 games for Houston but hit .103 in 29 at bats.

That was apparently all the organization needed to see and he was traded to the Rangers the following spring. He never reached the majors again, finishing with a .146 batting average in 23 games. That summer, the Astros brought up a catcher named Craig Biggio and Wine's name was all but forgotten.