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Altuve: Can MLB’s Newest Slugger keep it up?

Jose Altuve, second baseman for the Houston Astros, currently has 9 home runs in just 115 at-bats to begin the 2016 season. This would put him on pace for 50 home runs through 162 games (Altuve has played all 29 of the Astros’ games through the first month). It goes without saying that this number is probably unattainable for Altuve; however, I would like to put evidence out there as to why even half that number, 25 regular season home runs, may be a stretch for the all-star second baseman.

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