The Houston Astros are once again having a dominant showing in the postseason.
They have made seven straight ALCS appearances.
One reason for all of their success is that their roster is loaded with great players.
They have a core set of players that have been around for all of their success.
One of their longest-tenured players is second baseman Jose Altuve.
He has been a great hitter for a long time and always shows up in the playoffs.
According to MLB Network, Altuve is third all-time with the most 3+ hit postseason games.
He is tied with Carlos Correa and trails only Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter.
Players with the most 3+ hit #Postseason games:
Bernie Williams – 12
Derek Jeter – 12
Carlos Correa – 10
Jose Altuve – 10 (includes tonight) pic.twitter.com/VRnlu0vlV8
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) October 20, 2023
Altuve is one of the best contact hitters of this decade.
He has been the main cog in all of the Astros’ success over the years.
Altuve has a long track record of success in the postseason.
He has played 100 playoff games and has 85 hits in total.
His career postseason batting average is .271 and he has a playoff OPS of .841.
Altuve has helped lead the Astros to two World Series championships.
Even though in 2017 they were caught cheating.
Altuve was one of the key cogs in that scandal.
He went from being an underdog story in MLB to one of the game’s most disliked players.
While the Astros will never be seen the same to many baseball fans, they continue to be successful year in and year out.
Even at the age of 33, Altuve has shown no signs of slowing down.NEXT: Yordan Alvarez Keeps Building Impressive Postseason Legacy