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.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Altuve Gets Major League Attention

I was thrilled when checking my google reader this morning to see that the Astros Director of Social Media and uber blogger Allyson Footer had Jose Altuve as the focus of a blog post. It included several nice quotes.

His amazing consistency, and cumulative .445 on-base percentage over five seasons, are just two reasons why general manager Ed Wade continues to hear from his baseball people that Altuve “has a chance to fast track to the big leagues.”

“When I saw him in Lancaster, I was ready to bring him up to the big leagues,” Wade said, smiling at the memory. “I had to have people remind me that he was only 19.”

Footer also notes that Wade hopes Altuve will be able to play in the Futures Game.

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