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Houston Astros: Jose Altuve’s power surge is no fluke

Jose Altuve often gets overlooked. No, not because he is the shortest player in the big leagues standing at a diminutive 5-foot-6, but rather he’s been victimized by the Houston Astros’ losing culture throughout his career. It’s a shame, really, considering Altuve has been just as valuable to his team than anyone else (except for Mike Trout, obviously) the last couple of years...
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Astros in Fantasy: Fantasy Players of the Week- Week 8

A Look at Fantasy Baseball Through the Lens of an Astros’ Fan Here is how I did in Week 7: Week 7 Hitter: Jose Altuve– 6/24 H/AB, 2 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB, .250 BA Altuve showed this week that if he struggles at all, the entire Astros offense struggles along with it. […] Astros in Fantasy: Fantasy Players of the Week- Week 8 - Climbing Tal's Hill - Climbing Tal's Hill - A Houston...
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5 days ago

Can the Astros Bounce Back in an Improved AL West?

The Houston Astros are floundering in the AL West cellar following a tremendous breakout season in 2015. Forty games into 2016, the Astros sit at 16-24 after dropping last night’s game to the Chicago White Sox. Though only a quarter of the way through the season, the Stros’ have some ground to cover on the division leading Seattle Mariners. The question that remains is what...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Kemp and the Inevitable Jose Altuve Comparison

Two months ago, the Houston Astros looked like the obvious favorites in the AL West, but things haven’t exactly gone according to plan. Houston’s off to a disappointing 15-24 start, due in part to some terrible performances in the outfield. While George Springer and Colby Rasmus have hit well, Carlos Gomez, Preston Tucker and Jake Marisnick have a combined 252 plate appearances...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve has 3 RBIs to help Astros beat Indians 7-1

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve had three RBIs and Colby Rasmus added two as the Houston Astros jumped on Corey Kluber for five runs in the third and cruised to a 7-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Altuve drove in two with a double in the third and Rasmus had a two-run single later in the inning to make it 4-0. Kluber (2-4), coming off the second shutout of his career...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Astros fan with cancer said Jose Altuve would hit home run, so he did

Every so often we as sports fans need to be reminded what the power of sports really is, and why we love them as much as we do. Last night in Houston the Astros were hosting the Seattle Mariners. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve met with a fan named Dillon before the game who has terminal cancer and may not live much longer. He told Altuve he was going to hit a home run, though...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ Jose Altuve hits home run for young cancer patient

Jose Altuve apparently is a man of his word. Altuve smashed a home run Thursday on behalf of a young Houston Astros fan, who is battling terminal cancer. Altuve’s homer was no after-the-fact dedication. The fan, named Dillon, met Altuve before the game and asked the Astros second baseman to hit a home run for him.  Altuve delivered right away. Just @JoseAltuve27 doing @JoseAltuve27...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve: Power Hitter

He’s listed at a generous 5-foot-6, and he’s never hit more than 15 homers, so when you look up and see that Jose Altuve has hit five home runs already this year, you really just want to shrug and sing a song of sample size. But if you’ve been watching for longer, you’ll have noticed that this has been a long time coming, and that under the hood we find reasons to believe...
Via Fangraphs
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Is Steadily Developing A Sustainable Power Stroke

The Houston Astros finished the 2015 season with 230 home runs, good for second in the Major Leagues and just two long balls behind the Toronto Blue Jays. With 22 home runs as a team so far in 2016, tying them for third in the Majors, the 'Stros are picking up right where they left off last season. In 15 games, two players are tied for the team's leader in homers at five. One...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Jake Marisnick made a Jose Altuve short urinal joke

No matter how old he is nor how good he gets, Jose Altuve will probably never stop hearing short jokes. He even still gets them from teammates. Check out what Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick posted to Twitter Tuesday morning: @JoseAltuve27 — Jake Marisnick (@JSMarisnick) March 29, 2016   We get it, Altuve is short. No need for him to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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