If you haven't been paying attention you may have missed out on the new Mighty Mouse in baseball. His name is Jose Altuve. Though he may not be tall enough to ride all the rides at your local amusement park he is tall enough to stand with the big boys in MLB. If you only pay attention to what he has done on the field you are missing out on much of the story.
Altuve was not suppose to make it to the big leagues. He showed up for an open tryout for the Astros and after the first day was told to go home. Luckily for us as fans, he didn't listen. He came back for day two of that workout and ultimately impressed the scouts enough to be signed.
We have seen Altuve over the years be a good on-base and batting average guy, not to mention he can steal a base whenever he wants to. This season however he has taken it to another level. He leads all of MLB in batting average and hits. He is second in on-base percentage, sixth in runs and fourth in stolen bases. On top of all that he has 15 home runs.
Even with all of these impressive stats if you ask people outside of the main baseball fan base they would have no clue who Jose Altuve is. He is by far the most underrated player in baseball and is making a very strong case to be the American League MVP.
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