Looking to build off his 2014 American League batting title, this year Jose Altuve won over enough fans the first half of his season to start at second base in the All-Star Game. He's upped his power, knocking more balls out of the park while still leading the league in batting average. He was the Astros' main offensive engine in a season when many of his teammates struggled at the plate. In fact, the tremendous feats of "Gigante" went a long way toward making the Astros watchable during a frequently frustrating season, while hopefully pointing the way toward brighter days ahead.
READERS' CHOICE: Jose Altuve