I saw on twitter earlier today that Jose Altuve was not going to be playing for Magallanes during the round robin playoffs in Venezuela. By the way it look like he will be placed on the roster by Elvis Andrus.
Altuve had a very good off season in the LVBP. He finished tied for second with an average of .339, despite fading a bit down the stretch. He only hit .211 for his final 10 games.
He had 82 hits. It is only the 3rd time in 28 years that some one had 82 or more hits in a LVBP season. He hit 18 doubles which placed him third in the season rankings and his 110 total bases was good for fourth place. His 35 RBI tied him for sixth place and his 32 runs scored also put him in sixth. Finally, the 10 stolen bases he amassed was the fourth most of any player in the LVBP.
When you combine this performance with what he did in the minors and what he did after his big league call up; you get a .344 batting average (282 Hits in 820 AB). 2011 was indeed a very good year for Jose Altuve.