Jose Altuve Houston Astros

Age: 30 (May 6, 1990) | 5' 6" | 165lbs. | Bats: Right 2B-48 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS R 2009 18 56 4 8 5 6 1 0 0 2 1 1 .143 .213 .161 8 10 .160 n/a
HOU R 2009 45 179 45 58 26 16 20 2 3 18 21 4 .324 .408 .508 13 8 .342 n/a
HOU A- 2009 21 76 13 19 8 10 5 0 0 7 7 2 .250 .321 .316 9 12 .288 n/a
HOU A 2010 94 393 75 121 33 49 15 3 11 45 39 14 .308 .361 .445 8 12 .329 n/a
HOU A+ 2010 31 116 18 32 9 17 5 2 4 22 3 4 .276 .328 .457 7 14 .295 n/a
HOU A+ 2011 52 213 38 87 19 26 13 7 5 34 19 9 .408 .451 .606 8 11 .443 n/a
HOU AA 2011 0 144 21 52 7 14 9 3 5 25 5 5 .361 .388 .569 5 9 .373 n/a
HOU NL 2011 57 221 26 61 5 29 10 1 2 12 7 3 .276 .297 .357 2 13 .309 50/20/30 6 6
HOU NL 2012 147 576 80 167 40 74 34 4 7 37 33 11 .290 .340 .399 6 12 .321 53/20/27 24 23
HOU NL 2013 152 626 64 177 32 85 31 2 5 52 35 13 .283 .316 .363 5 13 .316 49/23/28 30 26
HOU AL 2014 158 660 85 225 36 53 47 3 7 59 56 9 .341 .377 .453 5 8 .360 48/23/30 51 45
HOU AL 2015 154 638 86 200 33 67 40 4 15 66 38 13 .313 .353 .459 5 10 .329 47/18/35 43 38
HOU AL 2016 161 640 108 216 60 70 42 5 24 96 30 10 .338 .396 .531 8 10 .347 42/26/32 49 44
HOU AL 2017 153 590 112 204 58 84 39 4 24 81 32 6 .346 .410 .547 9 13 .370 47/20/33 46 43
HOU AAA 2018 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 0 25 .500 n/a
HOU AL 2018 137 534 84 168 55 79 29 2 13 61 17 4 .315 .384 .449 9 13 .350 46/24/30 29 28
HOU AAA 2019 5 21 3 4 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 .190 .261 .286 9 30 .286 n/a
HOU AL 2019 124 500 89 149 41 82 27 3 31 74 6 5 .298 .353 .550 7 15 .303 50/18/33 26 25
HOU AL 2020 48 192 32 42 17 39 9 0 5 18 2 3 .219 .286 .344 8 19 .250 49/21/30 8 11
Career 10yrs 1291 5177 766 1609 377 662 308 28 133 556 256 77 .311 .361 .458 7 12 .334 n/a
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Upon looking at the Trea Turner thread and the comparison to Altuve - with Peter's mention that by age 23 Altuve he had 1400 ABS.  He also had over 400 hits and 75 bags.  Among his top 10 sim scores through age 26, his top comp was Jerry Browne, but also on the list were Billy Herman, Nellie Fox, and the guy who he really seems most like to me: Rod Carew.  

Yet, through age 26, when Altuve has greatly improved his BAvg, won a couple batting titles, three hit titles, Carew is no longer on his top 10.  And, Altuve has become more unique.  His top 10, though becomes an all-star squad.  Hall-of-famers Herman, Ryne Sandberg, Roberto Alomar, and Paul Molitor are on the list.  Pete Rose is too.  And, Robinson Cano.  One of my favorite players, Carlos Baerga, is right there too, Harvey Kuenn, Larry Doyle, and Marty McManus fill out the top 10.  No Carew.

By WAR he's closest to Baerga.  He's ahead of Cano and Rose among others, but behind Sandberg, Doyle, Molitor, and Herman, but they're all way behind Alomar.  Seems  a lot of second basemen peak early.  

The interesting thing is that Carew started stealing more age 27-32, so perhaps if Altuve keeps moving that batting average up and keeps adding hits at 200 per season, he and Carew will become more similar with age.  The shape of Carew's career is not standard and the fact that he moved to 1B at age 30 without being a power hitter and with his speed still in tact- his triples also increased into his 30s.  

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 21 '16

My highest earning hitter on the year: $46 in 5x5, $54 in 4x4. That's in 24 team mixed. Individual league earnings will come later. Betts, Segura, Trout and Villar round out the top 5 in the year of the 20/30 season.

Paul Goldschmidt did it, too, and ranks 10th. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Oct 7 '16

I don't know how the tie breakers work out, but if Altuve bested Betts, he led the AL in earnings in 5x5 for the past 3 years.  Trout gave it his all, but came up $2 short of the two short guys.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 3 '16

We paid $39 in a 12-team AL-only 4x4.  The room chickened out.  We'll keep him.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Sep 7 '16

That much more hitting this year, Mike?

It feels like it but I haven't looked at the totals.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 7 '16

He was on pace to earn $47 in 5x5 my last valuation update at Baseball Prospectus. 

His 2016 pace would have been worth $51 in my 2015 formula.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Sep 7 '16
I was driving home tonight and listening to the Twins game on the radio. The announcers were singing the praises of Altuve and mentioned that he is currently third in the AL in stolen bases and second in slugging. They also mentioned that the last player to lead his division in both stolen bases and slugging was Willie Mays, in 1957. 
Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Aug 10 '16

On another homer tear. Four in his last six games. Four hits all told last night.

He's amazing.

Alex Patton Alex
Jun 26 '16

Jose Altuve (2B) HOU - May. 16

Altuve went 1-for-5 in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox with two runs scored and two
stolen bases.

ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: He leads the majors in both categories, stealing 15 bases and crossing the plate 37 times so far while walking more than he's striking out (22:19 BB:K) and supplying a surprising amount of power with nine home runs and an overall .340/.430/.627 slash line. In short (cough), Altuve is really, really good.

AP COMMENTS: How strange is it that Altuve has never scored 100 runs? Not even close.

Alex Patton Alex
May 17 '16

In my very first book (1989), I'm seeing E.D. earning $44 in 4x4 in 1987.

No such thing as 5x5 back then.

It looks like Chris Liss is plugging the stats of all players into the context of a single season, 2012. Clearly that's not a valid way of determining what players earned each year.
Nor is he claiming that it is. "This is different than figuring out which players would have been most
valuable relative to their peers if you played rotisserie baseball every
year since 1900."

1987 saw a serious spike in hitting.

I claimed the culprit was the rabbit ball. I had no clue about steroids.

Alex Patton Alex
May 10 '16