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Jose Altuve | Second Baseman | #27

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 164
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / HOU
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Jose Altuve was voted first on 27 of 30 ballots to win American League MVP honors, announced by the BBWAA on Thursday.
It seemed like this race was set up to be a lot closer between Altuve and Aaron Judge, but the voters made their preference clear. Judge didn't even get all of the remaining first-place votes; Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star put Jose Ramirez first and dropped Judge down to third. Ramirez was also third on 22 ballots to easily finish in the "show" spot in the vote. Mike Trout was fourth, followed by Francisco Lindor, Mookie Betts and Corey Kluber. Nov 16 - 6:52 PM
Source: BBWAA.com

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Jose Altuve won the Players Choice Player of the Year Award on Wednesday.

Altuve has now won the award two years in a row. The three finalists were Altuve, Giancarlo Stanton, and Nolan Arenado, but this award wasn't going to anyone else after Altuve's outstanding 2017 campaign that saw the dynamic second baseman hit .346/.410/.547 with 24 homers and 32 steals in 153 regular-season games for the eventual World Series champions. It will be an upset if he doesn't take home the AL MVP next week.
Nov 8 - 9:27 PM

Jose Altuve, Aaron Judge and Jose Ramirez are the three finalists for the BBWAA's 2017 American League MVP award.

Ramirez is a clear bronze medal winner here even though he had a marvelous season. The vote between Altuve (.346/.410/.547, 24 home runs, 81 RBI, 112 runs, 32 steals) and Judge (.284/.422/.627, 52 home runs, 114 RBI, 128 runs) should be neck and neck.
Nov 6 - 7:06 PM

Astros exercised 2B Jose Altuve's $6 million option for 2018.

We're guessing general manager Jeff Luhnow didn't have to spend too much time mulling over this decision. Altuve could be on his way to capturing the American League MVP award after batting .346/.410/.547 with 24 home runs for the World Champions this season. Houston also has a $6.5 million club option on Altuve for 2019.
Nov 3 - 12:32 PM

Jose Altuve had another monster day at the dish on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a double, homer and four RBI as the Astros defeated the Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series.

Altuve greeted Kenta Maeda with a game-tying three-run homer in the fifth inning to tie the game at 7-7. He also chipped in a go-ahead RBI double as part of a four-run uprising in the seventh. He's hitting .344/.417/.703 with seven homers and 13 RBI in the postseason. His seven home runs leave him one shy of matching the MLB record for a single postseason.
Oct 30 - 1:44 AM

The Astros will use the same lineup for Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday that they did in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

The Dodgers have another left-hander on the mound in ace Clayton Kershaw, so the Astros will utilize what they feel is their best look against southpaws. Here's the full order: George Springer CF, Alex Bregman 3B, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Yulieski Gurriel 1B, Josh Reddick RF, Evan Gattis DH, Marwin Gonzalez LF and Brian McCann C. Dallas Keuchel will start on the mound for the Astros.
Oct 29 - 4:48 PM

Jose Altuve had just one hit on Wednesday, but it was a go-ahead homer in the 10th inning of a 7-6 victory over the Dodgers in 11 innings of Game 2 of the World Series.

In all honesty, Altuve looked lost in this one in his first few at-bats. He struck out on six pitches in his first two at-bats, the first time he'd done that in two years. No one will remember that, however, as he came up clutch with a homer off Josh Fields to left-center that gave Houston a 4-3 lead in the tenth. Even in a game where Altuve struggles, he finds a way to make a difference. That's why he's one of the best hitters of this decade.
Oct 26 - 12:58 AM

The Astros will roll out the same lineup they did on Tuesday in Game 2 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

With another southpaw on the mound for the Dodgers -- this time Rich Hill -- the Astros will again go with their same group. The full lineup is George Springer CF, Alex Bregman 3B, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Yuli Gurriel 1B, Brian McCann C, Marwin Gonzalez RF, Josh Reddick RF, and Justin Verlander P.
Oct 25 - 4:28 PM

Jose Altuve hit a solo home run in the Astros' win over the Yankees in Saturday's Game 7 of the American League Championship Series.

Altuve muscled up for an opposite-field, solo shot in the fifth inning, the first of three runs that effectively buried the Yankees in the deciding game of the series. The second basemen went 8-for-25 with two homers and four RBI in the series, and he's batted .400/.500/.775 with five home runs in 11 games this postseason. The lefty killer should especially enjoy a matchup with the southpaw-laden Dodgers in next week's World Series.
Oct 21 - 11:28 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBI in Friday's ALCS Game 6 win over the Yankees.

His two-RBI single in the fifth inning gave his team a 3-0 lead and knocked opposing starter Luis Severino out of the game. He tacked on a solo home run off reliever David Robertson leading off the bottom of the eighth inning. The Astros scored four runs in the frame to put the game on ice. It was the MVP candidate's first home run of the championship series and fourth of the post-season. The series wraps up tomorrow with the winner advancing to the World Series.
Oct 21 - 12:07 AM

Jose Altuve went 0-for-4 on Wednesday in a loss to the Yankees in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Altuve hit a couple of balls relatively hard, but found no luck. The latter was true for the Houston lineup, as Masahiro Tanaka and Tommy Kahnle blew the Astros group away. Houston will need Altuve and the rest of the lineup to perform much better if they have any chance of extending this series past six games, although it's tough to blame the probable MVP for any offensive woes the Astros have had considering how good he's been in 2017.
Oct 18 - 8:46 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 and scored the game-winning run in the ninth inning to lead the Astros past the Yankees in Game 2 of the ALCS.

Altuve has no concern for velocity, knocking hits off hard-throwers Luis Severino and Aroldis Chapman in the contest. The hit off Chapman in the ninth inning preceded an opposite-field double by Carlos Correa that allowed Altuve, with some help from Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, to race around and cross home plate safely, prompting a celebration on the field. Altuve has multiple hits in five of the Astros' six games this postseason, batting a ridiculous .625 with seven runs scored.
Oct 14 - 9:24 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and scored a run in Friday's ALCS win over the Yankees.

He sparked the Astros in the fourth inning by snaring an infield single, stealing second base and scoring on a Carlos Correa base hit. All three of Altuve's hits were singles as he continues to wield a scorching bat in the post-season. He has 11 hits in 19 at-bats in the playoffs and three of them have been home runs.
Oct 14 - 12:16 AM

Jose Altuve reached base four times, scored two runs and drove in a run Friday against the Red Sox.

It's almost a letdown after he homered three times in the Astros' Game 1 victory, but Altuve filled up the box score in this one. Both of his walks in this one were intentional after he was intentionally walked just three times during the regular season. Altuve has reached base seven times in the first two games of the series.
Oct 6 - 6:29 PM

Jose Altuve homered three times Thursday to lead the Astros to an 8-2 win over the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS.

Alex Bregman and Altuve went back-to-back off Chris Sale in the first, and Altuve added two more solo shots later, another off Sale in the fifth and one off Austin Maddox in the seventh. It was Altuve's first ever three-homer game. He never even had a two-homer game on his way to hitting 24 this year. He's the first person to hit three homers in a postseason game since the Giants' Pablo Sandoval in the 2012 World Series.
Oct 5 - 8:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
4Max Stassi
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
2Cameron Maybin
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Justin Verlander
3Lance McCullers
4Collin McHugh
5Charlie Morton
6Brad Peacock
7Brady Rodgers
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tyler Clippard
6Tony Sipp
7Jandel Gustave
8Francisco Liriano
9Michael Feliz
10Francis Martes
11Joe Musgrove
12Reymin Guduan
13Mike Fiers