Jose Altuve: The Speedy Little Big Man

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Sunday Mar.31/2013

Jose Altuve was named an ALL-Star Reserve at 2B in 2012 with his .309 AVG in the 1st half and after appearing in the 2011 Futures Game.  He hit .290 with 33 SB and 80 Runs in his 1st full season.  He is under club control until 2018.

Jose Altuve was named an ALL-Star Reserve at 2B in 2012 with his .309 AVG in the 1st half and after appearing in the 2011 Futures Game. He hit for a 3 Slash Line  .290/.340/.750  with 34 Doubles, 7 HRs and 41 RBI.  The man also had 33 SB (7th in the NL) and 80 Runs in his 1st full season.  Altuve is also a great defender (4th in the NL with Assists during the campaign – while only committing 11 Errors.  He  is under club control until 2018 with the Houston Astros.

By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner):

Last year we all discovered what was the phenomenon of what was the Jose Altuve Movement.  You can check out that article here.  Since that day, the Astros have traded away every semblance of a veteran – and are carrying a salary that is being challenged by the Yankees Taxi Sqaud of players that have come in since the start of the week.

One of the best things to do at Minute Maid Park – and on broadcast via Root Sports, will be to watch the little speedster from Venezuela.  He is 5 Foot 5 – and swings like Jeff Bagwell.  Everything about this man is pure heart, emotion and effort.

MLB Fancave gets measure in Altvues!!

Jose Altuve is seen giving a high five with Chris Johnson,  He routinely jumps in the air for these.  Altuve is all set to lead off on Opening Day on Sunday versus the Texas Rangers,  It will be a chance for him to play on the big stage,  I am praying that the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Announce team make reference to "Altuves"

Jose Altuve is seen giving a high-five with Chris Johnson, He routinely jumps in the air for these. Altuve is all set to lead off on Opening Day on Sunday versus the Texas Rangers, It will be a chance for him to play on the big stage, I am praying that the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Announce team make reference to “Altuves”.  The Second Baseman has a 3 Slash Line of .344/.406/.832 this Spring in 61 AB – while scoring 10 Runs and clubbing 5 Doubles.

There are heroes and movements that arise from every year.  I still find myself tweeting  any random topic that requires a measure of fun like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from GhostBusters – or how many altuves did Clu Haywood hit that 1st pitch from Rick Vaughn in the movie Major League.

That MLB Fancave skit that they did still has me in stitches in the video uptop.  It is gratifying to have been part of the movement at its infancy stages. 

For those that don’t know *Note from the howmanyaltuves.com website: Number of Jose Altuves is Official Standard Listed Altuves (OSLA). Actual Number of Jose Altuves may vary for metric conversion, speed and volume.  (Do Yourself a favor  and just visit the website.)

I have a recurring car rental every 28 days with different companies and you should see their face when I ask:  “I will never rent from your establishment if you don’t offer ‘Unlimited Altuves’ with every rental.

At this point I would like to thank  Mike Ferrin  and Morgan Ensberg from the MLB XM Radio Network for starting the movement.  You can see the real inception of this was thought of by Mr. Ensberg here .

Having nicknames and teammates laughing at and having fun with rituals and individuals has been around since the inception of baseball.  This movement is an entertaining things for all fans, commentators, players, park staff, math teachers and everyone should join the learning movement.

So Houston, when your team is struggling this year – simply amp up the awareness of this craze started by fans of baseball and the Astros alike.  There is even T-Shirts to buy.  Here at the Reports.. We are sure to have another ‘Jose Altuve Awareness Week’ again this year. 

Jose Altuve has embraced his fame, plus stature with the respect and humbleness one should only hope to achieve as a human being.  His talent will ultimately being the defining factor on whether or not he is continually revered or not by the Houston fanbase.

Altuve’s all out hustle and enthusiasm is both infectious and should carry the club through some stormy waters ahead.  At Age 22, he will have enough time to be around the organization when they finally start competing.  I am hoping by then, that the whole world will be adopting the measurement of Altuves.  Well, at least the Field Distancemeasurements in any Ballparks.

For all of your Altuve Measurement needs please visit http://www.howmanyaltuves.com and be sure to follow the man behind the twitter feed (Bryan Trostel)

Jose Altuves fares way better versus Left Handed Pitchers - (.359/.405/.911 in 2012).  He also hit for virtually the same numbers on the road as at home.  The guy flew out of the gates in the 1st month last year - hitting .360 with 15 Runs Scored and 31 Hits in his 1st 22 Games Played/

Jose Altuves fares way better versus Left Handed Pitchers – (.359/.405/.911 in 2012). He also hit for virtually the same numbers on the road as at home. The guy flew out of the gates in the 1st month last year – hitting .360 with 15 Runs Scored and 31 Base Knocks in his 1st 22 Games Played.  Altuve should be a great table setter for the likes of Chris Carter, Carlos Pena and Jason Maxwell.  He was signed in 2007 as an Amateur Free Agent.  The man had a Career 3 Slash Line of .327/.386/.863 in 1466 AB in the Minor Leagues from 2007 – 2011.

*** The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of mlbreports.com or their partners.***

Chuck Booth – Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner and author of the Fastest 30 Ballgames:   To learn more about my  “The Fastest 30 Ballgames Book” and how to purchase it, click here . You can also follow my Guinness Book of World Record Successful Bid to see all 30 MLB Park in 23 Days – click here.  I am happy to be part of such an awesome Magazine-Style Baseball Website and am looking forward to talking to all of the fans of the MLB.  You can reach me on Twitter here

Ben Fallon (Left) and Chuck booth (Right)  at Nats Park (Patriots Day 2012)

Ben Fallon (Left) and Chuck booth (Right) at Nats Park (Patriots Day 2012)

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About chuckbooth3023

I played competitive baseball until 18 years old and had offers to play NCAA Division 1 University Baseball at Liberty University. Post-concussion symptoms from previous football and baseball head injuries forced me to retire by age 19. After two nearly made World Record Attempts in 2008, I set a New World Record by visiting all 30 MLB Parks (from 1st to last pitch) in only 24 Calendar Days in the summer 0f 2009. In April of 2012, I established yet another new GWR by visiting all 30 Parks in only 23 Calendar Days! You can see the full schedule at the page of the www.mlbreports.com/gwr-tracker . In 2015, I watched 224 MLB Games, spanning all 30 MLB Parks in 183 Days. Read about that World Record Journey at https://mlbreports.com/183in2015/229sked2015/

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