JOSE ALTUVE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Astros top Rangers in 10th inning

Maybe this is a penance for all the lousy games these two teams played last year. For a second straight night at Globe Life Park, the Astros and Rangers went to extra innings Saturday night. Jose Altuve’s deep fly to right brought home pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez with the tie-breaking run in a 6-5 win that took 10 innings. Jason Castro tripled with one out to right field off...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Knowing the competition: Houston Astros

Jose Altuve is only 5’6, but he does have a .285 career batting average. (Photo courtesy of cbssports.com) Threat Level: 1 If the Astros win 60 games this season, they will deem it a success. When a team has those kind of standards, it makes everything that happens subjective. The lineup and the pitching staff will likely be in constant flux, as they continue to find and groom...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve has been bright spot during tough seasons

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has already established himself as one of Houston's top players and he won't turn 24 until May. He has been one of the few bright spots for Houston in the last two seasons. This year he's hoping his contributions finally help the Astros win. He says...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A: Tony Kemp, the Astros Next Altuve

When you’re a speedy 5-foot-6 second baseman with a line-drive stroke, Jose Altuve comps come with the territory. When you’re drafted by the Houston Astros, they are pretty much inevitable. The player in question is Tony Kemp. A fifth-round pick this year out of Vanderbilt, the 21-year-old Kemp is looking to forge his own identity in pro ball. He did so as a collegian. The Nashville...
Via Fangraphs
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Good players on bad teams - Jose Altuve

I thought I would start a little series on good players that play on really bad teams. The subject has always fascinated me. The ultimate example, of course, is Steve Carlton who won a Cy Young Award in 1972 by winning 27 games on a team that lost 97 games. Just to give you an idea of how much of an anomaly Carlton was that season, he went 27-10 that year. The rest of the starters...
Via The Flagrant Fan
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Astros: 3 up and 3 Down

The Houston Astros knew that 2012 would be a rebuilding season, but, even knowing that, it was a disappointing season for Astros fans.  The team changed managers mid-season firing Brad Mills and bringing in Tony DeFrancesco on their way to a last place 55-107 finish, 42 games behind the division winning Cincinnati Reds.  With a loss on the final day of the season, the Astros finished...
Via isportsweb.com
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve under a microscope

This is the third post in which I try to rate how well I did on my first ever mock draft. To this point, I liked my catcher (Mauer) and did not much like my shortstop (Desmond). Today, I take a look at my second baseman, Jose Altuve. When I was looking at the available second basemen, I saw Altuve's name and I saw the .290 average and .340 on-base percentage along with the 33...
Via The Flagrant Fan
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

New Astros Uniforms are Hideous; Will be Showcased on Opening Night 2013

Forgive me for having better things to do (not really), but this is the first look I’ve had at the new Houston Astros uniforms. This comes with the news that the ‘Stros will be opening up their AL West ‘rivalry’ with the Texas Rangers on baseball’s Opening Night of 2013, coming on March 31st. Don’t get us wrong, we love Jose Altuve. We’ll be forever indebted to the...
Via Diamond Hoggers
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Diminutive Altuve drawing fans attention

HOUSTON -- Jose Altuve is aware his body has been turned into a unit of measure, and he's totally OK with that. "It's funny, man," he said. "When they told me how many Altuves was a home run, I just laughed." There is a Web site for this. It is howmanyaltuves.com, and the concept is simple: You enter the measurement of something in feet, and it converts...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Altuve patiently becoming a solid hitter

When Jose Altuve was first promoted to the Major Leagues last season, the big curiosity was if a 5'5 player could actually stick and produce on a big league roster. Altuve had hit-and hit exceptionally well- at every level in the minor leagues, yet his size created doubt at the big-league level. In addition, while Altuve dominated at every level once he adjusted to the caliber...
Via Fox Sports Houston
May 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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