Jose Altuve leading young Astros

Jose Altuve leading young Astros

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Jose Altuve leading young Astros

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Updated Thursday, May 3 at 11:23 PM

HOUSTON -- At 5-foot-5, Jose Altuve is the shortest player in the majors.

He has been a big reason for some of the early season success for the Houston Astros. The second baseman entered Thursday fourth in the National League with a .358 batting average. He was first in the NL with 13 multi-hit games and third with 34 hits.

Altuve has the best batting average and most hits for a second baseman in either league and his .404 on base percentage is also tops at his position.

He’s already gained a fan in Craig Biggio, who spent most of his two decades with the Astros manning second base before retiring in 2007.

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