From the moment Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve entered the league everyone has talked about his size. It's hard to avoid. Altuve stands at 5'5" and that too may be generous. But height hasn't mattered one second for the former batting champion, Gold Glove Award, and two-time Silver Slugger award winner.
Jose Altuve has shown some extra power this season, he hit six home runs in April and has already neared his career high of 15 home runs with 11 so far in 2016.
But we are here to talk about Altuve's 11th home run of the season. A mammoth home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels' Mike Morin threw back-to-back 90 MPH fastballs to Altuve, who crushed the second four-seamer off the camera well just to the right of the home run porch in left field.
Statcast projected the distance at 431 feet. I have to think it could have been much longer. The ball hit 20-feet above the ground. It could have easily cleared Tal's Hill.
But here let us bask in the glory that Jose Altuve: