Houston Astros: Player Milestones to watch out for this season.

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Josh Reddick #22 after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers during the tenth inning in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Astros defeated the Dodgers 13-12. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 30: Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Josh Reddick #22 after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers during the tenth inning in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The Astros defeated the Dodgers 13-12. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Jose Altuve

Milestone: 100 home runs and 600 runs scored

MVP Jose Altuve is 16 homers away from 100 on the career and 39 runs away from 600.

After smashing 24 home runs in back to back seasons, first pitch swinging Jose Altuve is projected to hit another 20 plus this season. He will reach 100 this season needing only 16, and the buildup to that mark will be worth watching. I hope it’s at home and wishing it’s a grand slam in grand fashion.

He could reach this milestone by early August if not sooner. Locked in for the next seven years as an Astro, we could witness him locked into to the top 5 amongst Astros legends like Jeff Bagwell (449), Lance Berkman (326), Craig Biggio (291) and Jimmy Wynn (223) but let’s not get ahead of ourselves, okay?

Jose Altuve scored 108 runs in 2016 and 112 runs last season. In 2018 they are projecting him to score 101 runs on average. That being said, he needs only 39 to get to 600 runs for his career. To reach that, he would need 1.5 runs per game. He could easily get there by late April or May.

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