The sum of years, usually makes the one who always had a talent for the game more dangerous, as is the case of the Venezuelan Jose Altuve.
The "Astroboy" has injected a good dose of power into his innate hitting ability and seems to have a very clear idea of how to overcome offensive slumps.
It was decreased in June and early July. But he has gone from bad to better since the All-Star Game, in which he lost his starting job due to a pitch he received in a game against the Angels.
As of the midseason classic, Altuve is batting .317 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs and his OPS is .860.
Reducing the stat to his last seven games brings his batting average to .407. In this period he has not hit home runs, but he has been decisive with his ability to put the ball in play and has 11 hits in 27 at-bats.
On August 4, in the finale of the series against the Red Sox at Minute Maid Park, he had a perfect 4-XNUMX afternoon in which he showed that he is more than just a "power hitter."
Overall, in the entire Major League, only three players have hit more than Altuve in the past seven games. They are:
- Eloy Jiménez (.500 with the White Sox)
- Jeff McNeil (.480 with the Mets)
- Adam Frazier (.474 with the Mariners)