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Jose Altuve To Make Major League Debut With The Houston Astros

The Houston Astros have called up Jose Altuve who has been one of Minor League Baseball’s biggest breakout prospects in 2011. The 21 year old second baseman began the year with the High-A Lancaster Jethawks batting .408 with 13(2B), 7(3B), 5HR, 39RBI, and 19 stolen bases in 52 games. Following a promotion to Double-A Corpus Christi, Altuve continued his hot hitting posting a .361 batting average with 9(2B), 3(3B), 5HR, and 25RBI. He has struck out just 40 times in 357 combined at-bats this season. Altuve will be one of the shortest players in the big leagues, officially listed at just 5’7″, but is possibly a little shorter than that. Altuve went 2-3 with a double during the 2011 Futures Game.

Monday’s Notable Minor League Home Runs

Pedro Alvarez Pittsburgh Pirates – Home Run #2

Ryan Lavarnway Boston Red Sox – Home Run #10

Jesus Montero New York Yankees – Home Run #8

Cord Phelps Cleveland Indians – Home Run #8

Mat Gamel Milwaukee Brewers – Home Run #19

Trayvon Robinson Los Angeles Dodgers – Home Run #24

Jerry Sands Los Angeles Dodgers – Home Run #14

Jai Miller Oakland Athletics – Home Run #24

Carlos Peguero Seattle Mariners – Home Run #5

Will Middlebrooks Boston Red Sox – Home Run #11

Tim Wheeler Colorado Rockies – Home Run #27

Jose Altuve Houston Astros – Home Run #5

Kody Hinze Houston Astros – Home Run #4

Hector Gomez Colorado Rockies – Home Run #9 & #10

Matthew Adams St Louis Cardinals – Home Run #21

Christian Colon Kansas City Royals – Home Run #5

David Nick Arizona Diamondbacks – Home Run #9

Ian Gac Chicago White Sox – Home Run #24

Michael Burgess Chicago Cubs – Home Run #12

Justin Bour Chicago Cubs – Home Run #19

Robbie Grossman Pittsburgh Pirates – Home Run #7

Corey Dickerson Colorado Rockies – Home Run #20

Brandon Jacobs Boston Red Sox – Home Run #13