José Carlos Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur free agent in 2007, and he made his major league debut in 2011. A right-handed batter and thrower, as of 2017 he was the shortest active MLB player at 5 feet 6 inches. His listed weight is 165 pounds. From 2014 to 2017, Altuve recorded at least 200 hits each season and led the American League in the category. He won three batting championships in that span. A six-time MLB All-Star, Altuve has been voted the starting second baseman for the AL in the All-Star Game four times. In 2017, he won the AL Most Valuable Player Award, the Hank Aaron Award, and became a World Series champion with the Astros, each for the first time. Also in 2017, Altuve was Sports Illustrated's co-Sportsperson of the Year with J. J. Watt of the NFL's Houston Texans for helping to lead relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
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About José Altuve
Venezuelan second baseman who had a breakout 2014 season with the Houston Astros, leading the American League in stolen bases and becoming the first Astro ever to win a batting title by hitting .341. He won two more AL batting titles in 2016 and 2017 as well as the AL MVP award in 2017 and he helped the Astros win the 2017 World Series title.
José Altuve Before Fame
He was originally signed by the Astros as an undrafted free agent in 2007 and had a successful season in the Venezuelan Summer League.
Achievement of José Altuve
Upon making his MLB debut in 2011, he became the shortest player (5'6") to play in the major leagues since 1981.
José Altuve Family Life
He and his wife Nina had a daughter in 2016. His grandmother passed away during the 2013 season.
Associations of José Altuve
He broke Craig Biggio's Astros record for most hits in a season with 225 in 2014.
Information related to José Altuve
- Houston Astros award winners and league leaders - This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Houston Astros professional baseball team.
- Houston Astros sign stealing scandal - The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal resulted from a series of rule-breaking actions by the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball, whereby members of the Astros used technological aids to steal signs of opposing teams during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
- Major League Baseball titles leaders - At the end of each Major League Baseball season, the league leaders of various statistical categories are announced. Leading either the American League or the National League in a particular category is referred to as a title.
- Major League Baseball titles streaks - The following lists describe which players held, or at least shared, the title for a particular category three or more seasons in a row. Streaks of three years or more are shown for each league.
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- Luis Aparicio Award winners
- American League Championship Series MVPs
- American League stolen base champions
- American League batting champions
- American League Most Valuable Player Award winners
- Venezuelan Summer League Astros players
- Greeneville Astros players
- Tri-City ValleyCats players
- Lexington Legends players
- Corpus Christi Hooks players
- Lancaster JetHawks players
- Silver Slugger Award winners
- Gold Glove Award winners
- Major League Baseball players from Venezuela
- Venezuelan expatriate baseball players in the United States
- Fresno Grizzlies players