In a new profile from Rolling Stone, Dan Epstein lays out the incredible 2014 season had by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, calling him the secret MVP of 2014. This past year, Altuve hit a league-leading .341 along with 225 hits, 56 stolen bases and 47 doubles. From the article:
Do expect, however, that the man known to his teammates as "Gigante" will continue to add a considerable degree of fun and excitement to whatever game he's playing in. Altuve won the AL Silver Slugger Award for second basemen in 2014, the first time since 2009 that someone has beaten out Robinson Cano for it; another season like this one, and he just might loosen Cano's grip on second base in the All-Star voting, as well. And if the Astros ever start winning, Altuve may wind up much higher in the MVP balloting than his 13th-place finish this year.
And on top of that, the Venezuelan speedster has some moves on the dance floor. Check it out.