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Jose Altuve Shows Off Jump Swing, Makes Contact On Pitch Over His Head (GIF)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve could have used a stepladder Monday night. The 5-foot-5 All-Star is having a monster season, leading the league in batting average (.345) and hits (221) while ranking third in steals (54). But he’s also the shortest active player in Major League Baseball, so sometimes he has to get a little wild and crazy in the batter’s box to make...
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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve jump swung

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WATCH: Houston Astros Jose Altuve Invents the Jump Swing--and it Works (sort of)!

One of the best finds of the 2014 season has been the hitting machine, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. The man can hit anything and truly has a knack for making contact. The little infielder that could has already set the single season hits record for the franchise and could win the AL Batting Crown.Heck--he proved Monday night against the Rangers that he doesn't even...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Altuve jumped to try and hit a pitch

In case you weren’t aware, Jose Altuve is short. How short? Well…. Can you blame him for trying? The guy hits EVERYTHING. — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) September 23, 2014 That’s absurdity at its most absurd. The soon to be AL batting champion finished with just one hit in Houston’s 4-3 loss to Texas on Monday night. The post Jose Altuve jumped trying to...
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Jose Altuve takes leaping swing at high fastball (GIF)

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve took a leaping swing at a high fastball during Monday night's game against Texas. You pretty much never see that in a major league game.Even more amazing is that Altuve made contact on the pitch and fouled it off.GIF via GIFulmination. H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve jumping to swing at pitch is great (Video)

Jose Altuve has a season to remember for the Houston Astros. On Monday, Altuve added to his 2014 highlight reel by going airborne to hit a pitch by Roman Mendez that was just a bit above the strike zone. For all of his talents, it’s worth noting Altuve is listed at 5’6″, which no doubt […]
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The joy of Jose Altuve's batting average

Jose Altuve's value is inexorably tied to his batting average. Batting average is one of the more overrated traditional baseball stats. It would logically follow, then, that Jose Altuve is overrated. How dare you. No, Altuve is one of the best things going in baseball. He's also rated properly, thank you very much, even if it's true that he's something of an average...
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How Jose Altuve Got to 200 Hits

Jose Altuve‘s career is notable because he is a 5-foot-5 man from Venezuela making a living as a professional athlete in America. Jose Altuve’s season is notable because of hits. Lots and lots of hits. Total number of hits isn’t typically something we look at to evaluate a player’s performance or ability, because not all […]
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It’s About Respect For The Game

A long time ago, in a National League Galaxy far, far away, there was an Astros second baseman named Bill Doran who telephoned soon to be shifted from catcher to second base Astro Craig Biggio. It was the off season and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was occupying the Dome.  He ordered—I mean ordered–Biggio to fly back to Houston from his home in upstate New York.  Out...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros, a team on the rise

George Springer is one of the main reasons for optimism among Astros fans The Houston Astros have the lowest payroll in the the majors, one of the youngest teams, and have had the worst record in baseball multiple years in a row. Safe to say, it has been a rough couple of years for the once competitive franchise. The Astros were perennial playoff contenders up until just a few years...
13 days ago  |  1 Comment
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