After another historic season for Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, the awards have rolled in. Altuve has already won the 2016 Sporting News Player of the Year and was named a finalist for the BBWAA AL MVP Award.
But Altuve picked up two more honors on Wednesday night, he was named the MLB Player of the Year and the AL Most Outstanding Player.
Congratulations to @MLB_PLAYERS #PlayersChoiceAwards16 #PlayeroftheYear@JoseAltuve27 @astros@MLBTheShow @MajesticOnField pic.twitter.com/WU65HE9sdx— #MLBPA50 (@MLB_PLAYERS) November 10, 2016
What a year!!— #MLBPA50 (@MLB_PLAYERS) November 10, 2016
Congratulations #PlayersChoiceAwards16 AL #OutstandingPlayer @JoseAltuve27 @astros @MLBTheShow @MajesticOnField pic.twitter.com/y1mIohKCrV
Altuve beat out Mookie Betts and David Ortiz for the Player of the Year Award and Betts and Mike Trout for the AL Most Outstanding Player Award.
Altuve, 26, won the AL batting title with a .338 (216x640) average, while posting 108 runs scored, 42 doubles, 24 home runs, 96 RBI, 60 walks, 30 stolen bases, a .396 on-base percentage, a .531 slugging percentage and a .928 OPS. He led all Major League players in hits, while ranking third in batting average, fourth in WAR (7.6) and fifth in total bases (340). He also ranked in the top 10 in the Majors in stolen bases, doubles and in OBP.
Altuve becomes the first player in franchise history to win the MLBPA Player of the Year and the second to win the Most Outstanding Player in his league, joining Jeff Bagwell, who won the NL Most Outstanding Player Award in 1994. The Astros have had two MLBPA Most Outstanding Rookies in Carlos Correa (2015) and Willy Taveras (2005) and two MLBPA Pitcher of the Year winners in Dallas Keuchel (2015) and Mike Hampton (1999).