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2015 Fantasy Dynasty Second Base Rankings

Second base is one of the least exciting positions on the diamond right now for fantasy players. If you don’t own one of the top two guys at the position, then you own a player who fits one of two molds: High upside and consistency issues, or worse, Someone boring with very little upside The good news is that if you’re in a dynasty league, you never have to wait to long for the...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Early 2015 Fantasy Second Base Rankings

Continuing with our early 2015 positional rankings, we move on to second base. As I explained before revealing my previous early 2015 rankings, what you can expect to find in this series is rankings, key positional eligibility changes, and key free agents. However, if you are looking for more of a “state of the position,” you should check out our awesome positional recap series...
Via Baseball Professor
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Disappointments — Second Basemen

Source: Ed Zurga/Getty Images North America It’s certainly interesting looking at fantasy baseball through the prism of disappointments. Obviously there are disappointments at every position, but it is also interesting that some positions disappoint as a whole. Nowhere is that more true than second base (and third base which we will see next). While every position has its Jose...
Via The Fantasy Fix
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Win, Who Will Win – AL Silver Slugger Awards

The Silver Slugger Awards are handed out by Louisville Slugger to the top offensive producers at each position in both leagues. Louisville Slugger states that their criteria are “a combination of offensive statistics including batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage, as well as the coaches’ and managers’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive...
Via Oregon Sports News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mallee takes job with the Cubs

Astros hitting coach John Mallee has accepted the position as the Cubs’ Major League hitting coach. Mallee just finished his second season with the Astros and helped Jose Altuve win the American League batting title while the club made offensive strides as a whole. Mallee could have returned to the Astros under new manager A.J. Hinch, but he’s from Chicago and couldn’t pass...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Houston Astros Astros Cost Jon a Championship

Just when you think you have the matchup locked up, things turn for the worse. You want to tell someone, but who? No one cares, especially the guys in your league.”Quit whining, loser.” We care. We can’t offer much — not even a pat on the back or an empathetic nod, but we can give you a voice. This submission came from Jon. It’s short and painful but ends on a hopeful note...
Via Baseball Professor
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Where Did Jose Altuve’s 2014 Come From?

We’re not always right. In fact, we’re wrong a lot. We’re even doing a whole offseason series about all the times we were right and wrong. But whether we’re right or wrong, it’s always great to look back at why you were right or wrong so you can be more right and less wrong in the future, right? To that end, our friends at numberFire have decided to look back at Jose Altuve’s...
Via Baseball Professor
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros new manager A.J. Hinch: ‘Goal is to win championships’

The Houston Astros announced Monday that A.J. Hinch will be their next manager. “The goal is to win championships,” Hinch said. “The arrow is turning toward success in talking about winning a little bit and talking about the ultimate goal. I’m proud to be here. To wear this orange and blue is something I cherish, and to put this uniform on and be called the ‘Skipper’...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve, Houston Astros First Batting Champion

By Sam Henry Houston has been represented by a Major League franchise for the past 53 seasons.  The 1962 MLB season marked the inaugural season for the Astros organization, as the team first played under its original name, the Colt .45s.  Three years later the team was renamed to the Houston Astros, as the team moved into the Astrodome, which was the first domed stadium in sports...
Via Beyond The Spread
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve's big season sparks Astros' improvement

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve won the American League batting title and the Houston Astros made a 19-game improvement over last year to end a streak of three straight 100-loss seasons. Chris Carter's 37 home runs were tied for second in the majors and Dallas Keuchel showed he could be a front of the rotation starter. The Astros still aren't good, but they were much better in...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies save their worst for last

It wasn’t losing a game in Chicago when the Cubs had to have a catcher pitch in the 16th inning. It wasn’t base-running blunders that made the hosts on SportsCenter chuckle on multiple nights. It wasn’t a bases-clearing wild pitch that seemed to crystallize the team’s lackadaisical attitude. It wasn’t even misspelling the name of their star player on the back of a t-shirt...
Via Mile High Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve wins AL batting crown; Astros lose to Mets

  Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the Mets finished...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve wins batting crown; Abreu sparks Mets, 8-3

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wrapped up the American League batting title with two more hits for the Houston Astros, beaten 8-3 by the New York Mets after Bobby Abreu sparked the decisive rally Sunday with a base hit in his final big league at-bat. Lucas Duda homered and drove in four runs, Bartolo Colon reached 15 wins for the eighth time and the...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The end of the season, not without controversy

Today is the final day of baseball’s regular season, and along with the playoff positioning that teams are angling for, individual players are locked into some contentious battles for end of season awards, and for supremacy in a particular category. One such instance is the American League batting title. The Houston Astros, long out of the race only has Jose Altuve’s attempt...
Via The Rhino and Compass
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Altuve back in lineup, will play out AL batting race

  Jose Altuve has been added to the Houston Astros' lineup after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him - against his wishes - in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race. Hoping to become the first Astros player to win a batting title, Altuve entered the final day of the season with a .340 average, three points ahead of Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros change course, put Altuve back in lineup

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Altuve has been added to the Houston Astros' lineup after the team reversed course on its original decision to bench him - against his wishes - in an attempt to protect his lead in the American League batting race. Hoping to become the first Astros player to win a batting title, Altuve entered the final day of the season with a .340 average, three points ahead...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Jose Altuve’s Big Season for Houston Astros

It’s been a season of controversy for the Houston Astros. They showed some real promise in June, with rookie right fielder George Springer making a big splash, and pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh posting ace-like numbers. However, shortly after Sports Illustrated declared them the “2017 World Series champs“, things began to unravel. Top prospect Carlos Correa was...
Via Baseball News Source
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros 5’5″ Jose Altuve Had To Jump In The Air To Hit Fast Ball (Video)

Geeks & Cleats.
Via Geeks and Cleats
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

5’5″ Astros Player Leaps in Air to Hit High Fastball (Video)

The Astros’ Jose Altuve, standing 5-foot-5, tried to hit a high fastball by leaping up at the pitch. Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do! Source: Gifulmation
Via BlackSportsOnline
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve jump swung

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Via Bob's Blitz
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve as only he can

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Via Fox Sports
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via FatManWriting
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve jumped trying to 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. http://t.co/mImMfuOzgO — 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...
Via Bloguin Best
September 22, 2014  |  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. http://t.co/mImMfuOzgO — 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...
Via The Outside Corner
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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