For the longest time, Houston Astros second baseman JosA� Altuve has been underpaid. And while he still will be through the 2019 season, he’s got a big-money five-year extension to look forward to.
Altuve snd astros have agreement on five year $151M extension
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 16, 2018
Altuve has led the AL in hits for the past four years, but that’s not all. In three of those four seasons, he would lead the AL in on-base percentage. His slash line since 2014 stands at .334/.384/.496 (.880 OPS), while racking up 70 home runs and 156 stolen bases along the way.
Over the past two seasons, though, Altuve would slug 24 dingers apiece. But since coming up to the majors, he has made just under $13 million. He’s been a top player in the AL for the past four seasons. Oh, and he’s currently the league’s Most Valuable Player.
Now he gets to haunt the AL West for years to come.