Monday, July 11, 2011

It is impossible to talk about Jose Altuve without mentioning how short he is

Apparently. Baseball America had a round-up of the Futures Game yesterday. Scroll all the way to the bottom and you'll see a little something on Jose Altuve:

At 5-foot-7, Altuve looks more like a trophy model than a top prospect, but he went 2-for-3 with a double and played solid defense at second base. Watch him in batting practice and he won't blow anyone away. Watch him over time in games, and Altuve is the type of player who grows on scouts

Said One Scout:
"I love Altuve. I think his swing is good and he plays above his tools. He does the small things. He has a baseball sense, he makes contact and he's always in the right place at the right time. For me, his size doesn't matter because I think he's going to hit."

Maybe in September? In Houston?