5 Takeaways from Jose Altuve's 1st-Half Performance

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5 Takeaways from Jose Altuve's 1st-Half Performance
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Playing for the struggling Houston Astros, Jose Altuve's outstanding play during the first half of the Major League Baseball season has not gotten as much attention as it deserves. The second baseman is second in the American League in batting average (.335) and leads the AL in stolen bases (41).

Because of his small stature (5'6"), he often gets overlooked, but Altuve is not just good for a small guy. He's one of the best players in baseball.

Here are five takeaways from Altuve's record-setting first-half performance.

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