What size bat does Jose Altuve use?

Joshua Rogers October 27, 2021
What size bat does Jose Altuve use?
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The Astros second baseman is in the World Series once again taking on the Atlanta Braves. But what size bat does Jose Altuve use and how tall is he?

How tall is Jose Altuve?

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is one of the smallest players in MLB today.

The diminutive Venezuelan has seen it all in Houston, from the early days of the 100-loss seasons, to being a perennial MLB All-Star and World Series Champion.

At 5ft 6in, Altuve has redefined the position with his deceptive yet incredible power.

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What size bat does Jose Altuve use?

Mans baseball fans have wondered what size bat Jose Altive uses, given his relatively small frame.

The 31-year-old has swung a few bat brands including Tucci, Victus, and Sam Bat.

Altuve’s bat tends to be short and stocky, much like him.

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Jose Altuve uses a 33-inch Victus-made bat, about an inch shorter than the typical length, with a thinner handle and thicker barrel than many other bats.

He has used the Victus JA27 33 inch, 31 oz Maple, full cup bat for several seasons.

The closest alternative to the JA27 that Victus sells online is the APV for $210 as a custom model.

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Altuve struggles in Game 1 of World Series

Altuve struggled in Game 1 of the World Series against the Atlanta Braves.

The Astros lost 6-2, with Altuve finishing 0-for-5 with three strikeouts. 

It was his first hat trick in 74 playoff games.

Since Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, Altuve is 2 for 26 and in a worrying slump.

Game 2 is Wednesday night in Minute Maid Park.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.