Thursday, March 29, 2012

Meet Your Astros - Jose Altuve

Now on to your potential 2nd baseman Jose Altuve. The 21 year old Venezuelan was signed by the Astros in 07 as an armature free agent. Altuve managed 200 hits across three levels last season, fueled largely by an impressive .408/.451/.606 line in the California League. This lead to Altuve getting picked to represent the Houston Astros in the 2011 Allstar Futures Games playing 2nd base for team Americas. Many have said he wont continue to progress and be successful at the major league level at least not like he did in the California League but if he keeps the same work ethic and continues to prove he belongs he will put all those sceptics to rest. Hes a guy who could be better with more time in the biggs and his pros out weigh his cons. This is another good building block in what looks like a puzzle just short of a few superstars to put them back in contention for the future.

From the Gun

1 comment:

  1. jose does a great job playing 2nd base keep up the good job