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What He Lacks in Stature, He Makes Up For in Statistics

Jose Altuve is generously listed at 5’6″but, he became the first player to reach the 100-hit mark this season pictured above with Oakland Athletic shortstop Bobby Crosby. Jose accomplished the feat in only 298 at-bats which made him the first Astro to reach the century mark before his 300th at-bat since 2008. It only took Lance Berkman 277 at-bats to reach 100 hits in 2008 but he never gave the Astros what Altuve has so far in their first 77 games. He has a .336 average with 23 doubles, 25 RBI’s 36 runs, 26 stolen bases in 29 attempts with 21 walks and only 23 strike outs. Altuve’s 103 hits in 77 games puts him on pace for 217 hits at the conclusion of the season. If he keeps up that torrid pace, he would break the Astros single season hit record of 210 set in 1998 by Craig Biggio. Then, this past Sunday he stole two more bases in a victory over the Detroit Tigers, in doing so he became the first player since Ray Chapman in 1917 to steal multiple bases in four straight games.