Jose Carlos Altuve, was born in Venezuela. He is the second baseman of the Houston Astros Major League Baseball (MLB) team. Altuve was signed by the Astros in 2007 as an amateur -free agent. He made his major league debut in 2011. He is a right-handed thrower and batter, and was an active MLB player. His weight is 165 lbs.
Altuve was a leader in the American League category, with at least 200 hits per season from 2014 to 2017. In that time, he won three batting championships.
Altuve was a seven-time MLB All-Star and has been elected the starting second baseman in the All-Star Game four consecutive times. He won the AL Most Valuable Player Award and the Hank Aaron Award in 2017. In addition, he became a World Series Champion with the Astros for the first time. Altuve was Sports Illustrated’s Co-Sportsperson Of The Year in the same year. J. Watt, a Houston Texans player from the NFL, was recognized for his leadership in relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
Altuve was also awarded the Associated Press Male Athlete and the Sporting News Major League Player Awards in 2017. This made him the fifth consecutive year’s player to receive this award, as well as Baseball America’s Major League Players of the Year. Altuve has won five Silver Slugger Awards as well as one Rawlings Gold Glove. Altuve received his first ALCS MVP award after he hit a pennant-winning, two-run homer off Yankees to win the 2019 American League Championship Series.
He became the first player to have more than 130 hits and 40 stolen bases in 2014 before the All-Star Game. He was also the first Astro to win the batting title. His AL average was.341. He is the AL’s leader in stolen bases twice. Altuve was born in Maracay and grew up in Venezuela. He played for the Venezuelan team at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He holds the postseason record for infielders and second basemen home runs with 23.