One of the smallest players in the league, but the Astros’ second baseman made a huge impact. Led the Astros to their first World Series Championship, won the American League batting title and was named AL MVP. Hit .346 on the year 204 hits and 81 RBI with 24 homeruns. Hit .472 at Minute Maid in the playoffs and .310 with 7 homeruns in the playoffs. AP Male Athlete of the Year. Shared SI’s Sportsman of the Year with Texans’ defensive end J.J. Watt.