“Did he jump?”
“I think he may have.”
“I think he jumped.”
Indeed, the rather diminutive Jose Altuve leaped out of his
Keds cleats to swing at — and, amazingly, make contact with — a pitch above his head on a hit-and-run attempt in last night’s game against the Rangers.
Astros fans (yeah, they still exist) are in love with their 5-foot 6-inch, 175-pound second baseman, whose .345/.380/.459 slash line and 5.1 fWAR is nearly identical to those of the more widely known and celebrated (not to mention considerably taller) Robinson Cano and his .321/.387/.463 and 5.4 fWAR.