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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
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Jose Altuve is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.
It's simply a day of rest. Marwin Gonzalez is handling second base while Altuve sits. May 24 - 10:53 AM

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Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in an 8-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

Altuve is now up to five home runs on the year, so he's already two shy of his career-high. The 25-year-old is hitting .338/.389/.500 on the year and leads the American League with 13 steals, so he's showing no signs of slowing down from what he did last year. In fact, it's possible he could be even more productive.
May 15 - 11:36 PM

Jose Altuve hit his fourth homer and walked Saturday as the Astros topped the Angels 6-5.

Altuve, Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus all took Matt Shoemaker deep in the first three innings. Altuve is already more than halfway to his career high of seven homers, which he established in 2012 and matched last year.
May 10 - 12:04 AM

Jose Altuve walked, doubled, stole a base, and scored a run, but the Astros were defeated by the Rangers on Monday.

In the first inning, Altuve walked, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, stole third, and scored on an Evan Gattis sacrifice fly. He doubled and was stranded in the third inning. Altuve is 10-for-12 in stolen base attempts on the season while batting .360/.410/.514 with 16 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's showing his 2014 breakout was no fluke.
May 4 - 11:12 PM

Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer off of Taijuan Walker in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

The home run was Altuve's third of the season. You don't see that too often with the star second baseman, who hit just seven last season, but he has shown that he's got a bit of pop in the bat. Altuve finished the contest 1-for-4, snapping his streak of nine straight multi-hit games. Had he finished with one more hit, he would have set the franchise record. As is, the homer extended his hitting streak to 11 games in-a-row. He's now slashing a sizzling .371/.412/.524.
May 3 - 12:31 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with a run scored Friday against the Mariners.

Another day, another multi-hit game. That makes nine straight, which ties a club record. Altuve is batting .468 during his 10-game hitting streak and .376 for the year.
May 2 - 12:02 AM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th as the Astros edged the Mariners 3-2 on Thursday.

The game-ender would have been his second double of the game under other circumstances. After a modest start, he's racked up eight straight multihit games, raising his average all of the way to .367. He's also swiped nine bases, putting him a tad above last year's pace (56 steals in 158 games).
Apr 30 - 11:50 PM

Jose Altuve went 4-for-6 with two doubles and a stolen base to help the Astros run roughshod over the Padres on Tuesday.

Altuve is on a seven-game hitting streak, the most recent six of which have been of the multi-hit variety. He's picked up right where he left off last year, when he led the league in average and stolen bases. The second baseman is batting .348/.389/.472 and is tied for the American League lead in steals with teammate George Springer at eight.
Apr 29 - 1:35 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer Saturday in the Astros' 9-3 rout of the A's.

Altuve hit his three-run shot off A's starter Kendall Graveman in the top of the second inning. He also singled in the top of the first but was caught stealing second base. The diminutive 24-year-old is batting .315/.367/.425 with two home runs and five steals in 17 games this season for the Astros, who are off to a 10-7 start.
Apr 25 - 7:30 PM

Jose Altuve cleared the bases and untied the game with a double in the eighth inning, helping the Astros beat the Mariners on Tuesday.

The Astros entered the eighth inning down 3-1 but fought back to tie it and load the bases ahead of Altuve. Facing Danny Farquhar, Altuve doubled to left field to clear the bases and put the Astros up 6-3. The second baseman then stole third base but was stranded. He finished 1-for-5 on the night. Altuve sports a .288/.333/.373 triple-slash line with seven RBI and five stolen bases on the season.
Apr 22 - 1:14 AM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with three singles in Sunday's contest with the Angels.

Altuve is more or less the only Astro doing anything offensively at this point in the season. His three hits represented half of the team total and the 3-for-5 day brought his slash-line up to .320/.370/.400. For comparison's sake, no other regular starter on the team is hitting over .267. The diminutive hitter could use a little help.
Apr 19 - 7:08 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Astros were trounced by the Athletics on Monday.

Altuve swatted a solo home run that went over the train tracks in left field at Minute Maid Park, but it was a drop in the proverbial bucket as the Astros lost by seven runs. Altuve, the AL batting champion last season, was hitting just .192 entering the game but has now hit safely in four consecutive games.
Apr 13 - 11:12 PM

Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored as the Astros enjoyed a 2-1 Opening Day victory versus the Indians on Monday.

Altuve singled, stole second, and scored on a George Springer single in the sixth inning to help the Astros go up 1-0 over Corey Kluber in the sixth inning. Altuve led the league in hits (225), average (.341), and stolen bases (56) last season and will carry enormous fantasy value if he can come anywhere close to repeating it in 2015.
Apr 6 - 9:46 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 with a double as the Astros topped a Tigers split-squad 4-3 on Thursday.

Altuve is 4-for-6 in two games since he failed to prevent the Astros from being no-hit by the Braves on Sunday. He's 5-for-12 overall this spring.
Mar 12 - 6:32 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros have hired A.J. Hinch as their new manager.

This confirms a report from Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, who wrote that Hinch was "close" to being hired. The Astros are expected to make an official announcement of the hiring at 6:30 p.m. ET. Tom Lawless finished out the season as manager after Bo Porter was fired in early September, but the Astros decided to go another direction for 2015. Hinch, who recently served as vice president and assistant GM with the Padres, previously managed the Diamondbacks from 2009 through the middle of 2010.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Roberto Hernandez
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Brad Peacock
7Lance McCullers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Joe Thatcher
8Samuel Deduno
9Jake Buchanan