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Jose Altuve | Second Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 165
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Altuve paced the Astros with three hits during Thursday's 5-2 win over the Royals in Game 1 of the ALDS, finishing out 3-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a caught stealing.
All three of Altuve's hits went for singles. His first base knock of the contest was of the RBI variety and came in the second inning against Royals starter Yordano Ventura. Same ol', same ol' for the 25-year-old second baseman, who notched exactly 200 hits during the regular season. He'll look to set the tone once more in Friday's Game 2 match-up with Royals starter Johnny Cueto. Oct 8 - 11:49 PM

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Jose Altuve returned to the Astros lineup with a bang on Saturday, clobbering a pair of home runs in a critical victory over the Rangers.

Altuve was forced to leave Friday's game after a collision with teammate Carlos Correa, but didn't show any ill-effects on Saturday. The diminutive second baseman launched a solo homer off Derek Holland in the third inning, and added another solo shot in the eighth that ran the Astros lead up to 9-4. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4, raising his season slash to .315/.356/.454 to go along with 14 homers and 61 RBI.
Sep 26 - 4:33 PM

Jose Altuve (head) is in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Rangers.

Altuve had a bit of a scare on Friday after colliding with teammate Carlos Correa, but sustained just a sore face in the incident and passed all of his concussion tests. He's in his regular spot atop the Astros lineup for Saturday's critical game.
Sep 26 - 11:09 AM

Jose Altuve (head) passed all of his concussion tests on Friday and hopes to return to the Astros starting lineup on Friday.

Altuve was lifted from Friday's game against the Rangers after colliding with shortstop Carlos Correa. It appears as though all he wound up with from the incident was a sore face though, and should be good to go on Saturday.
Sep 26 - 8:58 AM

Jose Altuve was forced to leave Friday's game against the Rangers after colliding with teammate Carlos Correa in the seventh inning.

Altuve was hit in the face by Correa's arm during the collision. He'll now have to go through the full concussion protocol before being cleared to return to game action. Expect an update on his status before Saturday's contest.
Sep 25 - 11:24 PM

Jose Altuve is batting leadoff Thursday against the Rangers.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch has decided to shake things up after the team has dropped three in a row to the Rangers. George Springer will slide down to the No. 2 spot in the order while Preston Tucker will make the start in right field and bat seventh. Colby Rasmus is hitting cleanup.
Sep 17 - 5:00 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Altuve gave the Astros an early 1-0 lead with a solo home run off of Cole Hamels in the first inning. He has a five-game hitting streak, each of which has featured an extra-base hit (five doubles and a homer). The All-Star is batting .314/.355/.437 with 12 home runs, 59 RBI, 70 runs scored, and 37 stolen bases on the year.
Sep 14 - 11:26 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

The hits keep coming, literally, for Altuve, who has now hit safely in 25 of 29 games dating back to the start of August. He's raised his line to .318/.361/.433 with the hot stretch, and his 36 stolen bases are most in the American League. Altuve may get some American League MVP votes if the Astros can hold on to win the AL West.
Sep 2 - 1:03 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a pair of singles in Friday's loss to the Twins.

Altuve was the only Astro to pick up more than one hit--the team had just six hits total for the game, only one of which went for extra bases. The 25-year-old second baseman has now racked up 37 hits in the month of August, the most he's accumulated in any single month this season. For the year, he's hitting .310/.354/.421 with 10 homers, 52 RBI and 63 runs scored.
Aug 29 - 12:29 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with a triple, a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Dodgers.

Hard to believe given how many hits he picks up, but this was Altuve's first triple of the season. He also hit his 10th homer, a solo shot against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke in the sixth inning. The diminutive second baseman maintains a .307/.350/.420 triple-slash with the 10 homers, 51 RBI and 63 runs scored.
Aug 23 - 12:34 AM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Altuve scored the game-tying run on a Carlos Correa RBI double in the eighth inning, and the Astros would go on to win the game in 10 innings. The multi-hit game was Altuve's seventh in his last 11 contests. With the good night, the 25-year-old raised his overall line to .307/.349/.411 with 61 runs scored.
Aug 18 - 11:55 PM

Jose Altuve finished 3-for-5 with two steals and two runs scored in a 10-inning, 5-4 victory over the A's on Thursday.

Altuve entered in a mini road slump, having gone 2-for-18 in his last four road games, but he seemed likely to break it, entering tonight having hit safely in 21 of 22 career games in Oakland. Either way, he's batting .297 and is on pace for 13 homers and 44 steals.
Aug 7 - 1:54 AM

Jose Altuve finished 3-for-5 with five RBI and a run scored in the Astros' 10-5 win over the Angels on Tuesday.

Altuve drove in runs in three different innings, proving to be in the right place at the right time on several occasions. He had an RBI single in the second, a two-run single in the fourth and a two-run double in the sixth. The five-RBI game was his first in 606 career games. The second baseman is batting .305/.349/.432 with nine homers, 48 RBI, 54 runs scored and 28 steals overall.
Jul 29 - 12:48 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

Altuve and two-hole hitter Marwin Gonzalez combined for four of the five hits that the Astros managed in the contest. The Mighty Mouse of a second baseman scored the lone run of the game for his team, touching home plate on a Carlos Correa sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. Altuve was treading in dark waters below his typical .300+ average, but he's heated up of late and is now hitting .304/.349/.432.
Jul 25 - 11:13 PM

Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 and hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Astros edged the Red Sox 5-4 on Thursday.

It's the Astros' first walkoff blast of their very surprising season. Altuve also doubled and stole a base. He raised his average to .304, which is the highest he's finished a game at since May 21. This makes two homers and four doubles in his last seven games, which is quite a power surge for him.
Jul 23 - 11:58 PM