Venezuelan José Altuve surpassed Puerto Rican Roberto Alomar’s home run record – La Opinión

Venezuelan José Altuve surpassed Puerto Rican Roberto Alomar’s home run record – La Opinión


The Venezuelan player of the Houston Astros, José Altuve, managed to move and left behind the Puerto Rican and Major League Baseball legend, Roberto Alomar, from the all-time list in terms of Major League home runs.

In what was the second game of the series between the Houston Astros Against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, the Venezuelan second baseman was able to hit a fastball from pitcher José Berrios 404 feet away which was connected throughout left field at the Minute Maid Park facility.

With this close fly, Altuve achieved the second so far in the 2024 season and number 211 in his career since he debuted in Major League Baseball, leaving behind Alomar who hit 210 in all his years as a major league player.

Although José Altuve has never stood out for being a great power hitteris the leading home run hitter in postseason history and is a unique hitter who has the ability to hit from every point of view, but his ability to get on base through them is something of the first level for the legendary Venezuelan player .

What could be Altuve’s projection in home runs?

The rhythm that the Venezuelan currently has, the icon of the Houston Astros He could reach 300 home runs for life before thinking about retirement, a fairly important and top-level figure.

The past and the present

Altuve and Alomar represent what was the past and present of the best second basemen Latinos in the history of the Major Leagues and the Venezuelan continues to shape his legacy that, if he continues adding achievements and successes, could lead the Vinotinto player to be a serious candidate to be inducted into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame five years after he retires. officially from the Major Leagues.

I was among the 10 highest paid in 2024 in the Major Leagues

It should be noted that the Venezuelan is also the only Latin player who is appearing in the Top 10 list of the best paid players in the 2024 Major League Baseball season, according to information from Forbes magazine.

In the Top 10 list there are players born in Japan and also in the United States, and the Creole José Altuve appears as the only player born in Latin America among the highest paid in the Major Leagues, a very important fact for the Latin market and for Altuve who has earned this with a lot of effort and work; The Venezuelan continues to be a fundamental part of the Houston Astros’ offense and defense.

How is the list composed?

The Venezuelan and second baseman is 33 years old and also has 13 seasons of experience in the Major Leagues, all with the Houston Astros, is positioned at number six with $43 million, behind Japanese players Shohei Ohtani (#1 and $62 million), Yoshinobu Yamamoto (#2 and $59 million), Americans Max Scherzer (#3 and $53 million), Aaron Judge (#4 and $45 million) and Justin Verlander (#5 and $44.1 million).

The rest of the list is completed by the Americans Jacob deGrom (#7 and $40.3 million), Mike Trout (#8 and $40 million), Anthony Rendon (#9 and $38.1 million) and Corey Seager (#10 and $37.5 million).

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