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Altuve contributes to cause in spring debut

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores outshined countryman Jose Altuve on Monday, hitting a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning, but the Astros came from behind to score a 5-2 win over the Mets at First Data Field.
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Altuve's addition provides much-needed balance

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) Last year's American League batting champion has a secret weapon entering the 2017 season. Melanie is tiny, adorable and smiles every time her father, Jose Altuve, enters the room. ''I think she's going to help me to become a better player,'' Houston's star second baseman said. ''Because you need some time off from baseball. Like when you have a bad...
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Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

There is an impressive amount of top-end talent at second base in today’s game. In both the National and American Leagues, there was an MVP finalist who plays the position, and the winner of Most Valuable Player honors in the World Series makes the position his home as well. Likewise, the batting champion in both leagues last season made his home at second base, along with one...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Very Stupid Jose Altuve Hypothetical

There are certain club options we just take for granted. Andrew McCutchen has only one guaranteed year remaining on his deal, but it’s almost unimaginable that his employer might turn down his $14.5-million club option for 2018. Similarly, Chris Sale has only one guaranteed year remaining, but then he has consecutive club options, worth $12.5 million and $15 million, respectively...
Via Fangraphs
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Former MLB pitcher accuses Altuve of PED use

Rob Dibble is skeptical of Jose Altuve. During Tuesday’s All-Star game, the former pitcher took to Twitter to say that he doesn’t believe Altuve’s power numbers are entirely clean. Yea Altuve was hitting 5 or 7 HRs a year, now he has 14 in 89 games? So No PEDs and No Juiced Balls...Please — Rob Dibble (@robdibble49) July 13, 2016 When a fan accused Dibble of juicing...
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July 14, 2016  |  Discuss

A triple short of the cycle, Jose Altuve falls rounding second base (VIDEO)

No Houston Astro has completed the cycle since 2013. Jose Altuve was on his way to accomplishing the feat Saturday night in Kansas City. Through five innings, he had already racked up a single, a double, and a three-run homer. In the sixth, he laced a ball into the right-center field gap. The speedy All-Star raced past first — headed for a sure-fire triple. Then, as he approached...
Via The Sports Daily
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The Most Bizarre Jose Altuve Stat

Jose Altuve has 18 steals in 19 attempts this season. No, that’s not the bizarre stat. That’s just an impressive stat. Jose Altuve is an excellent base-stealer! Among the 71 players with at least five steal attempts this year, Altuve’s success rate ranks third. Since he began receiving regular playing time in 2012, no one’s stolen more bases. He’s fast, he steals plenty...
Via Fangraphs
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Scared Them Away

It was a strange start to the season, you’ll remember. Even though the Astros, as a whole, were completely disappointing, Jose Altuve came out absolutely on fire. He put up numbers you’d expect from some elite-level slugger, and on May 5, he bashed his ninth home run. That put him on pace for something like 50, and though Altuve was never going to get all the way to 50, he was...
Via Fangraphs
June 07, 2016  |  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
May 06, 2016  |  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...
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

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