Welcome to Appy Astros, a blog dedicated to following current & former Greeneville Astros, the Appalachian League affiliate of the Houston Astros. Here you will find reports on current G-Stros, updates on the development of former G-Stros and occasionally an update on what has happened to the guys who have hung up their spikes.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jose Altuve Scouting Report

Mike over at ScoutingtheSally.com recently rated the best second basemen in the Sally League. Here is his scouting report on former Greeneville Astro Jose Altuve:
3. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

One of the best baseball players I’ve seen at the level, Altuve’s small stature had to weigh into my rankings or he would have had a legitimate shot at the top spot. Listed at 5’5″, there’s simply very little precedent for a player of his size becoming a successful pro. However, a .301/.357/.448 line including 42 stolen bases from any 20-year old prospect deserves respect. Especially when he also stands out from a scouting perspective.

Not much precedent? Ha! there have been at least 71 players out of the 10,000 or so major league ball players over time. That is a whopping 1% if you round up.

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