The one thing he lacks is a solid nickname. There are a few that are floating around the internet but they haven't really caught on yet. Here is what I have heard so far:
Pocket Jesus - I am not a fan of nicknames that have religious overtones. This nickname is too polarizing to stick.
Mighty Mouse - It has been the cartoon reference nickname for every small athlete in the last 50 years. In a brief google search, I found swimmers, basketball players and even a UCF fighter using that nickname. Not original enough
So I sought to come up with a good nickname for Altuve. One not to polarizing, yet original. Here is what I came up with.
1. Scorpions are small creatures who pack a big wallop. You might overlook a scorpion because of its size at first, but after you have been stung, you give it due respect. Altuve was seen as a novelty when he first came up but not people are starting to respect his hitting (striking) ability.
2. Look at this picture of Altuve at bat. He coils his bat and loads back like a scorpion ready to strike.
3. There is no record of a baseball player with this nickname so it is original.
What do you think? Does it fit?