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Jose Altuve | Second Baseman | #27

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 165
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / HOU
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Jose Altuve missed the cycle by a home run in Wednesday's 10-4 win over the Angels.
Altuve finished the game 4-for-5 with four runs scored, an RBI triple and a stolen base. Not a bad day at the office. The diminutive second baseman is posting a legitimate MVP-caliber season -- the Astros' recent turnaround will only aid that -- on the strength of a monumental .357/.432/.572 triple-slash with 23 doubles, 13 homers, 46 RBI, 21 steals and 60 runs scored across 311 at-bats. He is on pace to set career-highs in a number of offensive categories. Jun 29 - 8:11 PM

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Jose Altuve's epic season rolls on as he smacked four hits, including a home run and two doubles, in Saturday's 13-5 thrashing of the Royals.

Altuve is now batting .348 with 13 home runs and a .994 OPS. Add in his 54 runs scored, 44 RBI and 18 stolen bases and you get possibly the most valuable player in fantasy baseball this year. Not bad for the smallest player in the game. He is only two homers behind his career high set last year.
Jun 25 - 11:34 PM

Jose Altuve's two singles were the Astros' only hits in Sunday's loss to the Rays.

Matt Moore was on his game to the max in tossing a two-hit shutout over seven innings. Altuve at least managed a pair of singles, but on the whole, the Astros put forward a nonexistent offensive effort. With the two hits, the diminutive second baseman is slashing a superlative .344/.419/.551 with 10 homers, 38 RBI and 18 steals across 256 at-bats.
Jun 12 - 4:25 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk on Friday versus the Rays, raising his batting average to .340 with a .969 OPS.

We've come to expect Altuve to hit for a high batting average, but this year he is not only competing for a batting title he is also in the running for an MVP award. The smallest guy in the majors is a force in all five roto scoring categories. He is on pace for 20+ home runs, 110+ runs scored, 90 RBI and 45+ stolen bases to go with his .337 AVG.
Jun 10 - 11:44 PM

Jose Altuve made his major league debut at shortstop after Carlos Correa was injured in Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Altuve never even played short in the minors, yet the Astros decided to put him there over Marwin Gonzalez after Correa got hurt. The big reason is that they would have lost the DH in that event, since Tyler White would have had to move from there to first. If Altuve has one-game eligibility in your league, he's now even more valuable. We wouldn't expect additional appearances at short.
Jun 9 - 5:29 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Altuve sandwiched a pair of singles around a three-run blast in the third inning, which knotted things up at the time. He also added his 17th stolen base of the season. In case you were wondering whether last year's power breakout was for real, Altuve already has 10 bombs this year and is on pace for 27.
Jun 7 - 12:06 AM

Jose Altuve went hitless in a fourth straight game Wednesday against the Orioles.

Altuve is 0-for-17 during his little funk. It's just the second time in his career that he's gone hitless in four straight starts. It also happened in May 2013. Since the beginning of 2014, he had gone hitless in three straight just one time (in May 2015).
May 25 - 11:16 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a walk as the Astros topped the White Sox 5-3 on Wednesday.

It's Altuve's eighth three-hit game of the year, which leads the majors. Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor and Jean Segura have seven apiece.
May 18 - 11:55 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Red Sox.

Altuve had two singles and a double as he continues to fill up the box score. In addition to batting .338/.423/.641 with a surprising nine home runs, the 26-year-old leads the majors with 34 runs scored and 13 stolen bases. We’re not counting on the power to continue at this pace, but he has been the top position player in fantasy leagues so far.
May 13 - 11:56 PM

Jose Altuve (finger) is back in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

Altuve sat out Satuday with some soreness in his left index finger, but he'll be fine. He's at second base and batting leadoff versus the Mariners. The Astros are giving Carlos Gomez a day off Sunday, as Jake Marisnick is in center field.
May 8 - 11:07 AM

Jose Altuve is dealing with soreness in his left index finger.

That would explain why he's not starting Saturday against Seattle. "He's been battling this finger soreness for a day and he didn't look very comfortable," said manager A.J. Hinch. "When I talked to him last night you could tell he was in a little bit of pain." Hinch hinted that Altuve could be available off the bench. At most, he'll miss a game or two.
May 7 - 6:00 PM

Jose Altuve is not in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners.

The second baseman has certainly earned a day off with his early-season play, slashing an absurd .319/.409/.664 with nine homers, 19 RBI and 10 stolen bases in his first 30 games. Marwin Gonzalez is starting in his place at second base and will bat second against Nathan Karns and the M's.
May 7 - 3:38 PM

Jose Altuve had a huge night Thursday, finishing 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a loss to the Mariners.

Altuve might miss Friday's game due to a sore back, because he's carrying the Astros' offense these days. The 25-year-old led off the home half of the first inning with his ninth home run of the year and his second in as many days. Through 29 games, Altuve leads the league in homers (9), stolen bases (10), slugging percentage (.687) and OPS (1.104) and is second in runs scored (27). This could be a truly special year for the diminutive second baseman.
May 6 - 12:55 AM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI versus the Twins on Wednesday.

That's eight homers in 106 at-bats for Altuve. In 2014, he had seven homers in 660 at-bats. He currently has five more extra-base hits (21) than he does strikeouts (16).
May 5 - 12:08 AM

Jose Altuve homered, doubled twice and scored three times Wednesday as the Astros topped the Mariners 7-4.

Altuve has been a fantasy dynamo with his .330 average, six homers, 20 runs, 13 RBI and nine steals in 22 games in what amounts to one-seventh of a season. He has more homers this year than he did in 626 at-bats in 2013. Even in 2014, he had just seven homers in 660 at-bats.
Apr 28 - 3:11 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Will Harris
2Ken Giles
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski