José Altuve

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  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 6"/165
  • Age: 26


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José Altuve Stats

.338 24 96 30 .928

José Altuve MLB Career Stats

.311 60 322 199 .790

José Altuve Bio

  • Full Name: José Carlos Altuve
  • Pronunciation: al-TOO-vay
  • Nickname: Gigante
  • Born: 5/6/1990 in Maracay, Venezuela
  • Debut: 7/20/2011
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2016 Stats 640 108 216 24 96 30 .338 .396 .928
MLB Career Stats 3361 449 1046 60 322 199 .311 .354 .790
  • Status: Active

José Altuve Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Astros AL 717 518 88.94 221.72 0.36 10.39 33.57
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Astros AL 717 518 88.94 221.72 0.36 10.39 33.57
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --


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José Altuve Stats

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José Altuve News

José Altuve Fantasy News

October 27, 2016 at 12:14 PM ET

Altuve named Player of the Year by peers

The offseason hardware has begun to roll in for Astros second baseman Jose Altuve.

October 4, 2016 at 5:49 AM ET

Altuve posts lofty .338 average in 2016

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve finished the 2016 regular season with a .338 average, 24 home runs, 96 RBIs, 108 runs scored and 30 stolen bases.


José Altuve Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Houston AL
2015 Houston AL
2016 Houston AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Houston NL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2014 Houston AL
2015 Houston AL
2016 Houston AL

Rawlings AL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2015 Houston AL

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
06/2016 Houston AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/04/2015 Houston AL
04/17/2016 Houston AL

Breakout Everyday Player of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2014 Houston AL

Breakout Hitter of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2014 Houston AL

MLB Players Choice Player of the Year

Year Team League
2016 Houston AL

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Player

Year Team League
2016 Houston AL

MLBPAA Astros Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2012 Houston NL
2014 Houston AL

Astros Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2014 Houston AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2011 Corpus Christi TEX

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Corpus Christi TEX Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Houston NL
2011 Houston NL

SAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/14/2010 Lexington SAL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Lexington SAL

SAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Lexington SAL

APP Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Greeneville APP

José Altuve Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2012 .290 19th in NL
2014 .341 1st in AL
2015 .313 3rd in AL
2016 .338 1st in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2016 96 21st in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 33 7th in NL
2013 35 6th in AL
2014 56 1st in AL
2015 38 1st in AL
2016 30 2nd in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2014 .830 12th in AL
2015 .812 23rd in AL
2016 .928 5th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2014 .377 8th in AL
2015 .353 23rd in AL
2016 .396 4th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2014 .453 19th in AL
2015 .459 25th in AL
2016 .531 12th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2014 85 17th in AL
2015 86 18th in AL
2016 108 7th in AL


Season BB Rank
2016 60 23rd in AL


Season H Rank
2012 167 15th in NL
2013 177 12th in AL
2014 225 1st in AL
2015 200 1st in AL
2016 216 1st in AL


Season 2B Rank
2012 34 22nd in NL
2014 47 2nd in AL
2015 40 6th in AL
2016 42 3rd in AL


Season 3B Rank
2016 5 10th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2014 158 9th in AL
2015 154 24th in AL
2016 161 4th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2012 576 22nd in NL
2013 626 8th in AL
2014 660 2nd in AL
2015 638 1st in AL
2016 640 5th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2012 630 23rd in NL
2013 672 19th in AL
2014 707 3rd in AL
2015 689 5th in AL
2016 717 4th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2014 299 8th in AL
2015 293 9th in AL
2016 340 4th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2012 11 5th in NL
2013 13 1st in AL
2014 9 5th in AL
2015 13 1st in AL
2016 10 1st in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2015 9 15th in AL
2016 7 25th in AL

José Altuve Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 18, 2013 Houston Astros activated 2B Jose Altuve from the bereavement list.
May 14, 2013 Houston Astros placed 2B Jose Altuve on the bereavement list.
July 19, 2011 Houston Astros selected the contract of 2B Jose Altuve from Corpus Christi Hooks.
June 1, 2011 Jose Altuve assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
July 31, 2010 Jose Altuve assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Lexington Legends.
July 31, 2010 Jose Altuve assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Lexington Legends.
April 6, 2010 Jose Altuve assigned to Lexington Legends from Tri-City ValleyCats.
August 11, 2009 Jose Altuve assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Greeneville Astros.

José Carlos Altuve Bio Info

•Last name is pronounced 'al-too-vay'


•Signed by Houston as a 16-year-old non-drafted free agent out of Venezuela...signed by Astros scouts Pablo Torrealba and Wolfgang Ramos on Sept. 27, 2006.


•Has three All-Star Game appearances under his belt (2012, 2014-15), including a start in 2015...joins OF Cesar Cedeno as the only players in club history with three All-Star nominations before the age of 25.


•Named the Astros MVP by the Houston Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in 2012 and 2014.


•Won the inaugural Majestic Always Game Award, a Players Choice Award voted on by the MLBPA in 2015...was the Astros recipient of the MLBPAA's annual Heart and Hustle Award in 2012 and 2014, won the Luis Aparicio Award and was the Astros nominee for MLB's Hank Aaron Award...also named the Astros nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award.


•Made his MLB debut in 2011, making him the second-longest tenured Astro behind only C Jason Castro, who made his MLB debut in 2010.


•Was featured in the 2015 documentary "Big Dreams: The Jose Altuve Story," which aired on MLB Network...the documentary, which was filmed over the 2014-15 offseason, tells the story of Altuve's meteoric rise from an undersized, little-known prospect from Venezuela to history-making All-Star and batting champion.


•Signed a four-year contract extension on July 13, 2013, that will keep him in an Astros uniform thru at least the 2017 season...the deal also includes club options for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Was named to his third career All-Star Game, his first start, won his second consecutive Silver Slugger, earned his first career Gold Glove and was given the inaugural Majestic Always Game Award, a Players Choice Award voted on by the MLBPA...led the American League in hits (200) and steals (38) for the second consecutive season, joining NYY's Snuffy Stirnweiss (1944-45) as the only players in Major League history to lead the American League in both hits and steals in back-to-back seasons...became the first player in club history to reach 200 hits in consecutive seasons, as he led the Majors with a franchise-record 225 hits in 2014...the only other player in club history to record a 200-hit season was Craig Biggio in 1998 (210 hits)...was the only Major Leaguer to reach 40 doubles, 15 homers and 35 stolen bases this season, and the first to do so since Jacoby Ellsbury in 2011...the only other player in club history to reach these marks in a single year: Craig Biggio in 1998...started his first career All-Star Game at second base in what was his third All-Star appearance overall (also 2012, 2014)...became the seventh player in club history to earn a fan-elected start (10th time overall), and the first to do so since Lance Berkman in 2008...joined 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Craig Biggio (1995-98) and Jeff Kent (2004) as the only Houston second basemen to earn a fan elected start...led the AL in three-hit games (21), and ranked third in batting average...led all Major League second basemen in fielding percentage (.993, 5E/669TC), closing out his season with 51 consecutive errorless games...became the first player in club history to record four consecutive 30-double, 30-steal campaigns...became the 20th player in club history to reach 800 hits, and became just the fourth player in Major League history to record 800 hits, 150 doubles and 150 steals through his first five seasons in the big leagues...joined Ray Durham (1995-99), Ben Chapman (1930-34) and Del Pratt (1912-16)...his 830 career hits through his first five Major League seasons are a franchise record (previously Cesar Cedeno: 782 from 1970-74)...set career highs in home runs (15) and RBI (66)...joined Michael Bourn (2008-11), Jose Cruz (1977-80), Cesar Cedeno (1972-77) and Enos Cabell (1976-79) as the only players in club history with 30-or-more steals in four consecutive seasons...had three walk-off hits for Houston, which led the club...hit .372 (70x188) vs. left-handed pitchers, which led the Majors for the second consecutive season...became the only player since 1974 (the year left/right splits were first tracked) to lead the Majors in batting average against lefties in consecutive seasons...his .353 (258x730) career average against southpaws is the best since 1974 (min. 750 PA), ahead of Freddy Sanchez (.342,292x854) who played from 2002-11...batted .337 (102x303) with an .884 OPS (.372 OBP/.512 SLG) following the All-Star Break...over his last 26 games of the season, slugged .625 while compiling 23 extra-base hits (16 doubles, 3 triples, 4 homers)...made his fourth consecutive Opening Day roster and start, and remained with the club for the duration of the season...missed four games from June 18-21 with discomfort in his right hamstring, but was not placed on the Disabled List...tied a club record by recording 39 hits through the team's first 25 games...Billy Hatcher also reached this mark through the 25th game of the 1987 season...posted a 29-game hitting streak against the A's from Sept. 5, 2013-April 26, 2015...marked the second-longest hitting streak against Oakland in Major League history, behind Luke Appling's 31-game streak from1939-40...recorded multiple hits in nine straight games from April 22-May 1, which tied a franchise record set by Jesus Alou (1969) and Billy Hatcher (1987)...was named the American League Co-Player of the Week along with Oakland's Josh Reddick for the week ending May 3...hit .467 (14x30) with seven runs, five doubles, one homer, eight RBI, two steals and a 1.233 OPS in the week...was the only Major Leaguer in 2015 to have a game with multiple steals and multiple doubles, which he accomplished on June 25 vs. NYY...his two career multi-double, multi-steal games are tied for the most in franchise history with Cesar Cedeno and Derek Bell...hit his first career walk-off homer on July 23 vs. BOS, tallying a career-high tying four hits in the contest...per Elias, became the third Astros player in club history to start a game in the leadoff spot and then hit a walk-off home run, joining Craig Biggio (1998 and 2001) and Jimmy Wynn (1973)...hit in 18 consecutive games at Minute Maid Park from June 4-July 29, marking the longest hitting streak recorded at the venue by an Astro all-time...was the longest home-hitting streak by an Astros player since Derek Bell hit in 21 straight games at the Astrodome in 1998...posted a 20-game hitting streak at Coliseum from Sept. 5, 2013-Aug.9, 2015...tied him for the third-longest streak in stadium history with Erick Aybar (2012-15), behind only Paul O'Neill's 21-game run from 1995-98 and Carney Lansford's 30-game streak in 1984 (Elias)...recorded 26 consecutive singles from July 29-Aug. 18...marked the longest streak by an Astro since Roy Oswalt recorded 31 consecutive singles without an extra-base hit from 2007-10...the last position player with a streak like this was Willy Taveras in 2005...reached base safely in every game during the month of August while leading the Majors with 45 hits...tied the club record for most hits in a single August with Jesus Alou (1970)...had a career-long, 29-game on-base streak from Aug. 1-Sept. 1, which was the longest by an Astros player since Willy Taveras (31g) in 2006...tallied his 800th career hit on Sept. 11 at LAA in what was his 647th career game...became the quickest player in club history to reach the 800-hit plateau: previously Cesar Cedeno (707games)...made his first career postseason appearance, starting at second base and batting leadoff in all six of Houston's playoff games...tied a club record for most hits within a player's first two postseason games (4)... joined Kevin Bass, who recorded four hits in the 1986 NLCS against the Mets...went 4x26 with two RBI and a steal in the postseason.


Had one of the greatest seasons in franchise history, setting a club record with 225 hits while leading the Majors in hits and batting average in his age 24 season...surpassed IF Craig Biggio (210 hits in 1998) for the Astros single season hits record, while also joining Biggio as the only players in club history to have a 200-hit season...posted single-season franchise records with 69 multi-hit games, 24 three-hit games and 168 singles (all tops in MLB in 2014)...won a Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award as the American League's top offensive second baseman...joined IF Craig Biggio as the the only second basemen in Astros history to win the award...became the 10th player in club history to win a Silver Slugger...became just the second player in Major League history to compile 225 hits, 47 doubles and 56 steals in a single season, joining OF Ty Cobb, who did so in 1911 (248 hits, 47 doubles, 83 steals)...became the first player in franchise history to win a batting title...prior to his historic season, the Astros were one of four teams in the Majors to never have a player win a batting title (also Milwaukee, Arizona and Tampa Bay)...joined C Joe Mauer (2006) and IF Alex Rodriguez (1996) as the only AL players age 24-or-younger to win a batting title in the last 20 seasons...his 225 hits were the most by a second baseman in a single season since IF Charlie Gehringer posted 227 hits in 1936 for Detroit...marked the most hits by a right-handed hitter since Paul Molitor also had 225 hits in 1996...received his second career All-Star nomination after getting voted to the American League All-Star team via the player one of three Astros second basemen to make an All-Star team (also IF Joe Morgan and IF Craig Biggio)...set the single-season record for hits by a Venezuelan-born player, passing OF Magglio Ordonez, who set the previous record with 216 hits in 2007...his 56 steals tied as the third-most by a Venezuelan..finished the season leading the AL in batting average, hits and stolen bases, becoming the first player to lead his league in those categories since OF Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 (.350, 242 hits, 56 steals)...prior to Suzuki, the last player to do so was IF Snuffy Stirnweiss with the 1945 Yankees (per Elias)...became the first Astros player to lead his league in stolen bases (56) since OF Michael Bourn in 2010 (52)...led the Majors with a .414 (63x152) average vs. left-handed pitchers...ranked as the second-highest mark in club history for a single season, behind IF Jeff Bagwell's .457 average vs. lefties in 1994...was the second-toughest player to strike out in the Majors as his strikeout rate of 7.5% (53SO/707PA) ranked behind only DH Victor Martinez (6.6%)...among all MLB hitters, put the highest percentage of pitches into play (27.9%) while posting the fifth-lowest percentage of swings that missed (9.9%)...saw the fewest number of pitches per plate appearance (3.10) among all Major League hitters...was the lowest pitches per plate appearance mark by an MLB player since IF Robinson Cano in 2005 (3.05)...tallied 130 hits prior to the All-Star Break, which marked a new Astros record...IF Bob Watson held the previous mark with 123 hits prior to the 1973 All-Star Break...Altuve set the club record with 88 first half games, while Watson did so in 102 games...Altuve's 41 steals in the first half ranked second in franchise history after OF Gerald Young's 47 steals which he recorded during the first half in 1988...per Elias, set a franchise record by going errorless in 88 straight games from Aug. 17, 2013-May 27, 2014...the previous record was held by IF Rafael Landestoy (78g in 1980)...from June 26-29, 2014, became the first Major League player in 97 years to have four straight multi-steal games...became just the third player in baseball's modern era (since 1900) to do this: also IF Ray Chapman (1917) and IF Bill Dahlen (1904)...tied a franchise record with 28 consecutive successful stolen base attempts from May 17-July 19, 2014...tied a franchise record set by OF Carlos Beltran in 2004...on June 18, 2014 at WSH, recorded his 500th career hit with a 9th-inning single...marked his 426th career game, making him the fastest player to reach 500 career hits with the Astros franchise...OF Cesar Cedeno set the previous record in 1973, as he needed 427 career games to reach 500 hits...with three hits in the Astros 3-1 win on June 20 at TB, became the first Major Leaguer to reach 100 hits on the season...reached 100 hits with his second hit of the night, in his 298th at-bat, becoming the first Astros player to reach 100 hits before his 300th at-bat of a season since 2008, when IF/OF Lance Berkman got to the century mark in his 277th at-bat...set a club record by recording a steal in seven straight games from June 24-30, 2014... banged out two hits, scored two runs and stole two bases in the Astros 6-1 win on June 26 vs. reaching the 30-steal mark that game, became the fourth player in Astros history with at least 100 hits and 30 stolen bases before the All-Star break in one season...the other Astros to do it were OF Cesar Cedeno in 1974 (112 hits, 36 steals), OF Billy Hatcher in 1987 (101, 33) and OF Michael Bourn in 2011 (104, 35)...went 3x5 with two stolen bases on June 30 vs. DET, giving him a four-game streak with multiple hits and stolen other player in baseball's modern era (1900 to date) has had a four-game streak with at least two hits and two steals in each game...finished the month of June with a .411 batting average and 17 stolen bases...marked the most stolen bases for any Major League player who batted .400 or better in a month since July of 1992, when OF Brett Butler, then with the Dodgers, batted .442 with 18 stolen bases...OF Rickey Henderson batted .416 with 22 steals for the Yankees in June of 1985, but before Butler and Henderson, the last to do it was OF Ty Cobb, who batted .430 with 20 steals in September of 1911 (Elias)...became the first player in the All-Star era (since 1933) to record 130 hits and 40 steals before the All-Star Break...hit .335 in the first half, finishing two points behind IF Adrian Beltre (.337) for the first half batting title...entered the 2014 All-Star Game in the 5th inning at second base and ultimately drove in IF Alexei Ramirez on a sacrifice fly to deep left field in his only plate appearance...became just the fifth Astros player ever to record an RBI in an All-Star Game...also IF/OF Lance Berkman (2002, 2006, 2008), IF Craig Biggio (1995-96), OF Cesar Cedeno (1973, 1976), IF Lee May (1972)...tied a career high with four hits and hit his first career grand slam on Aug. 18 at BOS...was the only grand slam hit by an opposing player at Fenway Park during the season...became the first Astros player to record four hits and a grand slam in the same game since IF Jeff Bagwell did so on April 9, 2004, at MIL...from Aug. 30-Sept. 2, recorded back-to-back four hit games, becoming the first Astro to do so since IF/OF Lance Berkman in 2008...recorded hits in six straight at-bats over that stretch, the most by an Astro since OF Brandon Barnes in 2013...extended his hitting streak against the Athletics to 23 games with a 1x4 performance on Sept. 7 at OAK...marks the longest hitting streak any Astros player has had against any one team in the history of the franchise...IF/OF Lance Berkman held the previous record with a 21-game hitting streak against the Rockies from 2004 to 2008... from Sept. 10-17, recorded multiple hits in seven straight games...marked the longest multi-hit game streak by an Astro since IF/OF Lance Berkman also went seven straight from May 3-10, 2008...only two Astros in club history had multi-hit game streaks longer than seven games: OF Billy Hatcher (9g, April 12-21, 1987) and OF Jesus Alou (9g, Sept. 1-11, 1969)...posted a career-long, 14-game hitting streak from Aug.23-Sept. 7...was the Astros longest hitting streak of the season...entering the final game of the season (Sept. 28 at NYM), held a .003 point advantage over the Tigers DH Victor Martinez for the AL batting title... went 2x4 on the day to secure the title with a .341 (225x660) average, directly ahead of Martinez' .335 (188x561) mark...named the Astros Team MVP by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA...was the Astros nominee for Major League Baseball's Hank Aaron Award...also named the Astros recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award, presented by the MLB Players Alumni Association...additionally, was named one of three finalists as the AL's Most Outstanding Player in the Players Choice Awards.


Set career highs in hits, RBI and steals in what was his second full season (3rd overall) in the Majors... led the Astros in hits and steals, and ranked tied for first in runs (64) and games played (152)...made his second consecutive Opening Day start ... ranked sixth in the American League with 35 stolen bases and fourth in multi-steal games (5)...was one of three Major Leaguers (also Leonys Martin and Rajai Davis) to have two games with three-or-more stolen bases...had the most steals by an Astros second baseman since Craig Biggio swiped 50 in 1998...led Major League second basemen in steals and double plays turned (114) ... among AL second basemen, finished third in hits and fifth in both batting average and fielding percentage (.987)... became the fifth player in Astros history to record 30+ doubles and 30+ stolen bases in back-to-back years, joining Craig Biggio (1997-98, 1994-95), Enos Cabell (1977-79), Cesar Cedeno (1972-73) and Jose Cruz (1977-79) ... led the AL with a .376 OBP when batting leadoff (min. 125 plate apps.)...reached base safely in 126 of his 152 total games (83%)...his 35 hits in April set a franchise record for a scond baseman and ranked fifth all time for any player in Astros history ... eclipsed 400 hits for his career on Sept. 24 at TEX in what was his 352nd career game...was the third fastest Astro to reach the 400-hit mark behind Cesar Cedeno (342g) and Hunter Pence (348g) ... needed the second-fewest games in Astros history to reach 75 doubles and 75 steals to start his career...did so on Sept. 25 at TEX in what was his 353rd career game...the record is held by Cesar Cedeno (344 games)...recorded an RBI in four straight games from Aug. 6-10 and became the first Astros second baseman to do so since Craig Biggio in July of 2005 (7/4-7)...his 41 hits in September ranked as the third highest total in franchise history, trailing only Richard Hidalgo's 49 hits in Sept. of 2000 and Cesar Cedeno's 47 hits in 1977...led the Majors in hits and led the AL in batting average (.357) during the month...since his MLB debut on July 20, 2011, his 405 hits are more than any MLB second baseman except Robinson Cano (467) and Dustin Pedroia (443)...ranks second among MLB second basemen in steals during that span (75) behind Emilio Bonifacio (80)...missed three games while on the Bereavement List (May 14-17)...named the Astros nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award...on July 13, 2013, signed a four-year contract extension that runs from 2014-17...the deal also includes club option years for the 2018-19 seasons.

2012 The 2012 first-time All-Star posted a .340 OBP, tallying 40 walks in 147 games (drew just five walks in 57 games in 2011)...led the club with 45 extra-base hits...also led the club in runs, hits, doubles, triples and stolen bases in what was his first full season in the Majors...finished the season ranked fifth in the Majors with a .359 (56x156) batting average vs. LHP (min. 155 AB)...ranked seventh in the NL with 33 steals...his 51 multi-hit games ranked tied for ninth in the NL...ranked fifth in the NL in fewest percentage of swings that miss (10.6%)...ranked fourth in batting average against NL Central opponents with a .321 (87x271) mark (min. 200 PA)...played the entire season with the Astros, made his first career Opening Day start, and led the club with 147 games played, including 142 starts at second base...among NL second basemen, ranked first in stolen bases, second in hits and third in batting average...became just the fourth Astros second baseman in franchise history to steal 30 bases in one season, also Biggio (5x), Doran (2x) and Morgan (3x)...was also just the eighth Astros player to steal 30 bases and hit 30 doubles in one season, also Bagwell (2x), Biggio (5x), Cabell (3x), Cedeno (5x), Cruz (3x), Thon, Wynn...according to Elias, became the first Astro with 36 hits thru the club's first 25 games since Craig Biggio also did so in 2004...stole home and homered on June 10 at CWS, becoming the first Astros player to accomplish this in the same game since Jeff Bagwell on June 22, 1993 at LAD...was named the Astros' recipient of the MLB Players Alumni Association's annual Heart and Hustle Award...also named the Astros' 2012 MVP by the Houston Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...played for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League during the 2012 offseason...hit .336 (48x143) with 10 doubles, 16 walks, eight steals and an .847 OPS (.406 OBP/.441 SLG) in 35 games with the club. 2011 Had 200 hits combined at the Major League (61) and minor league (139) levels in 578 combined at-bats in 2011...among all NL rookies, ranked fourth in batting average after July 20 (.276)...had seven games with three hits at the Major League level... hit .327 (36x110) with six RBI in his first 28 games with HOU...his 51 starts at 2B as a rookie ranked fifth all-time by an Astros rookie 2nd baseman and the most since Bill Doran in 1983 (151 starts)...named the Astros 2011 Minor League Player of the Year after leading all minor league players with a .389 (139x357) avg. at Double A Corpus Christi (.361 in 35g) and Class A Lancaster (.408 in 52g)...started at 2nd base for the World Team and went 2x3 with a double in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game...had contract purchased from Double A on July 19 and made his big league debut on July 20 by starting at 2B...singled in his fifth career MLB at-bat...his first career MLB home run was a leadoff, inside-the-park HR on Aug. 20 vs. SF (Bumgarner), making him the first player whose first ML HR was to leadoff a game and an inside-the-parker since Hall of Famer Rich "Whitey" Ashburn did so on May 29, 1948...the last Astro to hit an inside-the-park HR for their first ML HR was LHP Butch Henry (May 8, 1992 at PIT), and the last Astro to lead off a game with an inside-the-parker was Bill Doran (April 22, 1987 vs. ATL) (Elias)...tied the franchise record by hitting safely in his first seven ML games (.423, 11x26), which was set by IF Russ Johnson in 1997 (.321, 9x28)...hit .423 (11x26) in his first seven games...only two other players in HOU history collected 11-or-more hits in their first seven games in the Majors: Ken Caminiti in 1987 (11x27) and Orlando Miller in 1994 (11x23) (Elias)...following the season, played for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League and finished first in the league in hits (82) and third in batting average (.339). 2010 Combined to hit .301 (153x509) with 15 home runs, 67 RBI and 42 stolen bases in 125 games with Class A Lexington (94g) and Advanced A Lancaster (31g)...named a South Atlantic League midseason and postseason All-Star...earned SAL player of the week from June 7-13....named Lexington's Offensive Player of the Month for July...began the year at Lexington before a promotion to Lancaster on July 31...played for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season and hit .284 (44x155) with 11 extra-base hits and 14 RBI in 42 games 2009 Combined to hit .302 (77x255) with three home runs, 25 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 66 games with Rookie League Greeneville (45g) and Rookie League Tri-City (21g)...named Greeneville's Team MVP, an Appalachian League All-Star and earned Greeneville's Player of the Month for July...began his second consecutive year with Greeneville before being promoted to Tri-City on Aug. 11 2008 Got his first experience of stateside baseball in 2008 with Rookie League Greeneville...started 38 games at second base, collecting 14 extra-base hits and 21 RBI 2007 Made his professional debut in the Venezuelan Summer League and led the club in batting average (.343) and OBP (.429).