Jose Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Astros signed Altuve as an amateur free agent in 2007, and he made his major league debut in 2011.
Altuve made his debut in the Appalachian League in 2008 with the Greeneville Astros, where he posted a.284 batting average in 40 games after a good season in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2007.
The Tri-City ValleyCats of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League rewarded his return to Greeneville with a promotion to the New York-Penn League, where he appeared in 21 games and hit.324 with 21 stolen bases in 45 games.
It all started in Lexington, Kentucky, where he was an all-star in the Class A South Atlantic League, then traveled to Lancaster, California, where he had a.276 batting average in the Class A-Advanced California League.
He slugged.408 with 19 steals in 52 games in 2011 when he returned to Lancaster for the season. The Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League promoted him to 357 minor league at-bats, where he hit.361 with 24 stolen bases, 26 walks, and 40 strikeouts.
Jose Altuve Parents: Meet Lastenia Linares and Carlos Altuve
Professional baseball second baseman Jose Altuve was born to his parents Lastenia Linares Lastenia Linares (mother) and Carlos Altuve (father).
While Lastenia Linares, Jose’s mother, prefers to remain out of the public eye, he is always there to lend a hand. Carlos Altuve Sr., Altuve’s father, is a retired engineer. Although Mr. Carlos isn’t a professional baseball player, his love for the game is immense. As a result, he would often take Jose out to play baseball in the family backyard.