No one emerged in the majors quite like Jose Altuve did in 2017. While everyone knew Altuve would be a top prospect, we finally saw what he can really be – a superstar. He helped the Astros to their first World Series title in 2017, and became a Houston hero along with every other member of his team after the city faced such heartache. He showed perseverance and leadership that makes him a fan favorite, with the Jose Altuve jersey consistently being among our top sellers.
Altuve is a native of Venezuela, and to everyone’s surprise, had to attend a Houston Astros tryout to get noticed. He was never drafted and the Astros originally deemed him too short to tryout. He used all that as a chip on his shoulder to prove he could play ball at a high level. After playing in Venezuela and the minors for 3 years, the Astros called him to the bigs in 2011. He put up solid numbers to get there, but none quite like he did in 2017.
Altuve is only 27 years of age. He is here to stay and the Astros should be a top contender as long as he is around. Stros’ fans, you expect the best from your team, and you should expect the best from your team merchandise as well. Get the highest quality Jose Altuve jerseys, shirts, hoodies, autographs, memorabilia and more at FansEdge today, and show your team spirit in style!