José Altuve

José Altuve

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Updated On November 22, 2021
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Venezuelan professional baseball player, who plays for the Houston Astros. He said once that he weighed 145 pounds and stood about 5 feet 5 inches at age 16.

How tall is José Altuve? Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Jose Altuve stands 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall and weighs 165 pounds (75 kg). The Astros star is one of the league’s shortest players, which has spawned memes and even a simple web-based calculator known as the official standard listed altuves. Altuve’s small stature was an impediment early in his career, with many doubting whether he would ever be a great player. The young man, on the other hand, refused to give up and worked hard to improve his reflexes and hand-eye coordination. He began doing cardio, agility training, and heavy workouts, as well as learning how to eat properly. Altuve also worked with his coach to improve his pitch recognition, strike zone discipline, and handling of off-speed pitches. All of his efforts have paid off, as he has gone on to become one of the best players in MLB.

José Altuve Net Worth

Altuve has seen a steady increase in the size of his paychecks since signing with the Astros in 2008. From a rookie salary of $15,000 in 2008 to $4.5 million in 2017, $17 million in 2018, and $16.5 million in 2019, the second baseman earned $4.5 million in 2017. These figures are expected to rise significantly, as he and The Astros agreed to a contract extension worth a whopping $151 million. Jose Altuve will earn at least $26 million per year from 2020 to 2024, according to the terms of his contract extension, which was signed in March 2018. This will undoubtedly increase his overall net worth, which is currently $10 million.

Quick Facts

  • Initially dismissed as too short to play baseball, he has risen to become one of the best players the league has ever seen.
  • Jose Carlos Altuve was born on the 6th of May 1990 in Maracay, Venezuela.
  • Despite getting married at such a young age, the couple has been able to make their union work and celebrated a decade of togetherness in 2016.
  • Jose Altuve and his wife have one daughter together.
  • Her name is Melanie Andrea Altuve and she was born in October 2016.
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