Category Archives: Jose Altuve

NEW: Award Race Updates

Beginning this evening, I will be posting monthly and cumulative player updates for the MLB season based on the major Award categories in each league (MVP, Cy Young, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger). These updates, however, will be based on one stat, that stat being whichever I deem to be the most encompassing for the given award category. The list is not exhaustive, but it does provide a general understanding of where certain players stand as we progress through the regular season. Rankings will be determined as follows:

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MVP, Top 3 per league, Total fWAR

Cy Young, Top 3 per league, Total fWAR

Silver Slugger, Winner and Runner-up for each league, Offensive WAR

Gold Glove, Winner and Runner-up for each league, Defensive WAR (monthly), Total UZR (cumulative)

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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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