Jose Altuve just keeps showing up

Astros' 5-foot-5 second baseman having an impact in first full big league season

Originally Published: May 16, 2012
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

For a guy who's barely tall enough to see over the dugout railing, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve certainly has a knack for growing on people.

The numbers show that Altuve is having a significant impact in his first full major league season. He ranks among the game's top five second basemen in batting average (.309), hits (42) and OPS (.802). The Elias Sports Bureau reports that Altuve recently became the first Astros player to collect 36 hits through the team's first 25 games ...

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