Altuve has already smashed the Astros' record for most hits prior to the All-Star break, and he's on pace to set club single-season records for hits and stolen bases. Craig Biggio set the team record for hits with 210 in 1998, and the record of steals is 65 by Gerald Young (1988).
Altuve, who's hitting .339 as he battles for the American League batting title, ranks second in the AL with 29 doubles and first in the Major Leagues with 40 multihit games. Since 2004, only two other players have reached 130 hits prior to the All-Star break: Miguel Cabrera (132 in 2013) and Ian Kinsler (134 in '08).
What's more, Altuve has been successful in a club-record-tying 28 consecutive attempted steals, and he has the most hits in the Major Leagues over the past two seasons (307).
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.