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Jose Altuve literally jumps in the air to swing at high fastball

On Tuesday night, Houston Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve took a cut at a first pitch offering from Rangers reliever Roman Mendez that rose taller than his own height of five feet five inches. To get there, Altuve leaped from both feet and spun himself around with the swing.  Incredibly, Altuve (.345 batting average) contacted the ball, a play that might have amused Rangers...
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Astros 5’5″ Jose Altuve Had To Jump In The Air To Hit Fast Ball (Video)

Geeks & Cleats.
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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
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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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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve jump swung

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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve as only he can

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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...
Via FatManWriting
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve’s Jump-Swing Is Hilarious (And Effective)

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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...
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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...
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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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15 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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Rangers Preview

Jose Altuve is giving Houston Astros fans a reason to keep paying attention near the end of another losing campaign. A late-season surge and Derek Holland's sparkling return from the disabled list are providing at least some solace for the Texas Rangers during the club's worst season in nearly 30 years. While Altuve continues his push to become the Astros' first batting...
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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

Carrasco Strikes Out 12, Leads Indians to Second Straight Win Over Houston; Indians 2, Astros 0

Jose Altuve may have set a franchise record for the Astros last night, but his two hits Wednesday evening were no match for the dominant pitching of Carlos Carrasco. Imitating Corey Kluber’s dominant performance on Tuesday, Carrasco continued his own resurrection as he struck out 12 batters and propelled the Indians to a 2-0 win over the Astros. Carlos Santana had the first hit...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Year in High Strikes to Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve accomplished something Tuesday night. He played in a major-league baseball game! Wow! And even more incredible than that, he broke the Astros’ single-season record for hits, previously held by Craig Biggio. There are still another two weeks left to play. Of course, not all hits are the same, and we don’t usually spend […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve breaks Craig Biggio's single season Astros hits record

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is only 24 years old and he's already a two-time All-Star. And he's already a record-holder in the Astros' franchise history, because Tuesday night he picked up hits 210 and 211 on the season, the latter breaking Craig Biggio's club record.
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve sets single-season Astros' hit mark in loss to Indians' Kluber

  Jose Altuve enjoyed a record-breaking moment in his amazing season. The Houston Astros' second baseman broke Craig Biggio's club record for hits in a season with his 211th of the year, a single up the middle in the seventh inning Tuesday night during a 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Altuve, hitless in his first two at-bats, tied the mark with a double down the left...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve Sets New Single Season Hits Record for the Houston Astros

The last few years have been long ones for the Houston Astros and their fans. After making it to the franchises first World Series in 2005 it has pretty much been down hill, but their appears to be an end in sight. With the infusion of young talent the team may finally be poised to climb out of the cellar and become competitive once again (next year).Leading the way will be one of...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brantley: 'We're in this thing until they tell me we're out of it'

The Cleveland Indians' slim playoff hopes are fading fast and they may be out of it entirely by the time they leave Houston if they can't contain Jose Altuve. Cleveland will look to avoid a fifth straight loss Tuesday night against the Astros. The Indians fell 3-1 in Monday's opener, a fourth straight loss that dropped them six games back of the AL's second wild-card...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve's big game lifts Astros over Indians 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) -- Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. The major league hits leader is just one hit shy of tying the franchise record of 210, set by Craig Biggio in 1998. Cleveland's wild-card hopes continue to fade with a fourth straight loss. They entered...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Altuve's big game lifts Astros over Indians 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) Jose Altuve had three hits to give him 209 this season and drove in two runs, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. The major league hits leader is just one hit shy of tying the franchise record of 210, set by Craig Biggio in 2008. Cleveland's wild-card hopes continue to fade with a fourth straight loss. They entered...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Out Hits Not Enough as Houston Shuts Down Tribe; Astros 3, Indians 1

Two out hits are the kind of thing a team needs to be successful, but not only two out hits. That was the case for the Indians on Monday evening in Houston, as they managed to register just seven hits in the game, all with two outs. Collin McHugh scattered five hits over six and two-third innings to best the Indians Zach McAllister and give the Astros a 3-1 victory. McHugh allowed...
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