Jose Altuve Quotes.
This is the big leagues; pitchers throw a lot of strikes. I feel like they attack me. That’s why I go up there and swing.
The city of Houston has treated me really good.
I kept listening in the minor leagues, and even earlier than that, people would say, ‘If you don’t hit the fastball, you’re not going to get to the big leagues.’ Every game, you’re going to get a fastball.
My dream was to win the World Series, and I know the fans’ dream was to win the World Series as well. So we are on the same page, and I really enjoy my time in Houston.
In baseball, it doesn’t matter if you’re tall, skinny, fat, whatever. If you really have talent and you really love to play, I feel like you can make it.
I don’t think what size I am really matters.
I don’t like talking about myself.
I couldn’t believe I was in the big leagues. I also knew that I have to work hard every single day to stay in the big leagues. One thing is getting to the big leagues; another thing is to stay.
I’ve been putting 100% of work into defense like I do hitting because that way I can help my team more.
I literally love Justin Verlander.
I’ve been 5-6 since I’ve been at least 17 or 18. I think somebody made a mistake on the measurements.
You’re always going to believe in yourself, and I have to thank God for that, but it’s pretty hard to believe that you can make it to the big leagues and that you can possibly get 200 hits three years in a row. I feel very proud.
You win a championship, and you feel 7 feet tall.
I don’t think I’m the face of the city or the Houston Astros. I’m just another guy who is playing hard to make dreams come true.
I don’t want to get on base and just run for the sake of running. What good is it if you steal 100 bases and get caught 60 times?
I’m pretty close to Miguel Cabrera. We are such different hitters, but at the same time, we’re pretty close because we both like to hit the ball middle-away.
To achieve success wasn’t to get into the major leagues or have the best season in the world. The best success is to live your life the way God wants you to.
I never let my size matter, just like Dustin Pedroia.
You know that in the playoffs, everyone starts from zero. No matter what team you have to face, if you want to make it to the World Series, you have to get through two rounds against very good teams that are going to be hot.
The way I feel is I have to keep going out there and proving people. I don’t want to be just a guy who has a couple of good years and then that’s it.
We need to not just ask God but thank Him for everything like our health, our family. And ask Him to bless our homes and to always be present in our daily lives. And to keep us safe is most important.
Sometimes you go to home plate, and you have an idea, like a clear idea, of what they’re going to throw to you. I think that’s all: getting better pitches to hit, realizing when you hit the ball better, what pitch you hit, if you’re chasing too much. If you figure out all that, you can get a little better as a player.
It’s not like I go out on the field thinking that I’m 5-6 and I’m the smallest guy out there. I’m just trying to help my team win games.
As a 16-year-old, I was 5-foot-5 and maybe 145 pounds. It was hard to believe a guy like that was going to make it to the big leagues.
I think all major league players dream of being named MVP.
I feel proud to be able to play every day. That’s what makes me really happy.
I grew up in a family that always believed in God. And I feel like, every morning when you wake up, you have to thank Him just for another day. I do it every day.
I really like the way he plays, but I also really like the way he treats people, Aaron Judge. I’m a big fan.
I love playing baseball, and I always promised myself, if I had the chance, that I would work as hard as I could to be the best player I could possibly be.
In spring training, I just try to spread everything out so I can be 100 percent before the season starts. I don’t want to start feeling like I don’t get it once the season starts. I want to be 100 percent on Opening Day.
I’m really happy to be a part of the Houston Astros organization. I just want to keep playing hard and help this team win games.
I don’t think too much about mechanics. I just like to go up there and swing. It’s more than my swing, though. It’s my mindset. I always go to home plate with a plan.
Winning the World Series, winning the MVP, you feel like you have everything.
A lot of people tell me now I’m their inspiration. They say, ‘I don’t play baseball,’ and then they mention whatever – engineer, doctor, college student, high school student – but they’re hurt because, for some reason, people feel shame about themselves or embarrassed because they are short or skinny or fat or whatever.