Jose Altuve, 33, is back and flying high after leading the Houston Astros to the American League West title.
The Major League Baseball office announced on Wednesday that Altuve has been named American League Player of the Week. It’s his fifth career honor.
It’s also the second time he’s been honored this season. Altuve has never won the award more than once in a season. Only once before, when he was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 2017.
Altuve batted .357 with six home runs, eight doubles, nine RBIs, 10 runs scored, and a 1.400 OPS in six games over the past week.
A whopping six of those 10 hits were home runs. That’s a lot of power for a little giant, and Altuve has a whopping 16 home runs in 72 games this season. 카지노사이트
Altuve has missed quite a few games this season due to injury. Dune during the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) and side pain in early July.
But since returning from injury, Altuve has been hitting at the top of his game, leading Houston to a first-place finish in the district. The Astros are 82-62 over their last 11 games with a .569 winning percentage.
Altuve’s slash line is very good. Although he has only played in 72 games, he is batting .312 with a .398 on-base percentage and a .948 OPS.
Altuve’s upside will only increase in the postseason. Altuve has a whopping 103 hits in 92 postseason games in his career.