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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
Contract: view contract details
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Jose Altuve slugged his first home run of the year Wednesday in the Astros’ win over the Angels.
Altuve went hitless with a walk in his other three plate appearances. The reigning AL MVP teed off on Nick Tropeano in the sixth inning, extending Houston’s lead to 4-0 by belting a solo shot to left field. Altuve hasn’t shown much power in the early going—Wednesday’s home run was only his fifth extra-base hit of the year—though he’s still hitting for average with a .333 mark through 102 at-bats. Apr 25 - 6:05 PM

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Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with two doubles, four RBI and a walk in Thursday's rout of the Mariners.

Altuve is still looking for his first homer after hitting 24 each of the last two years, but he did double his season totals for doubles and RBI in this one. He's hitting his usual .342, though that comes with a .790 OPS instead of the .900+ we've grown accustomed to recently.
Apr 19 - 6:49 PM

Jose Altuve went 1-for-2 with two walks against the Padres on Saturday.

Altuve has reached base safely in all nine games this season. He’s notched a hit in each of his last eight. The defending AL MVP is batting .412/.462/.471 in the early going. Ho-hum.
Apr 7 - 11:12 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a stolen base and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

The steal was the first of the season for Altuve, who now has nine hits in 16 at-bats to start the year. None of that should be surprising for anyone who's paid attention the past few years. The 27-year-old remains one of the game's premier offensive players.
Apr 1 - 6:39 PM

Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

All four hits were singles for the second baseman, who now sports a neat .545/.538/.545 slash line after three games. He signed a five-year, $151 million contract extension last month.
Mar 31 - 8:36 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles as the Astros topped the Brewers in Monday's exhibition in Houston.

The two-hit performance raised the reigning American League MVP's average to .280 for the spring. He has a pair of homers, five RBI and a stolen base across 56 plate appearances in what has been a relatively quiet spring for the superstar second baseman.
Mar 26 - 10:46 PM

Astros signed INF Jose Altuve to a five-year, $151 million contract extension.

Altuve passed his physical on Sunday and is now locked up for the next seven seasons. The 28-year-old superstar is coming off of an MVP season where he also led the club to a World Series title, so the extension is definitely well-deserved.
Mar 18 - 6:13 PM

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the Astros are closing in on a five-year, $151 million extension with Jose Altuve.

Altuve is signed through the 2018 season, and the Astros have a club option that would pay him a ridiculous $6.5 million in 2019. The extension would reportedly start with the 2020 season, so Houston will pick up that option in order to make the deal go through. He'll turn 28 in May, and he's coming off an MVP award-winning season that helped Houston win their first championship in 2017. He's worth every penny.
Mar 16 - 5:13 PM

Jose Altuve clubbed his first home run of the spring Sunday in the Astros' 4-1 Grapefruit League win over the Cardinals.

Altuve launched a solo shot off Michael Wacha in the top of the third inning. The star second baseman is batting .417 with a 1.096 OPS in the early going this spring. There's a strong case to be made for him going No. 2 overall in every standard mixed-league draft.
Mar 4 - 4:11 PM

Jose Altuve had his first three hits of the spring Wednesday versus the Twins.

Altuve finally broke out of that 0-for-3 slump that was weighing him down.
Feb 28 - 5:05 PM

Jose Altuve was named the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.

Altuve has cleaned up on awards this year, and for this particular piece of hardware he beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. The award is voted on by editors and news directors around the United States.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 06:40:00 PM

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.
Source: BBWAA.com
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 06:52:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 09:27:00 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.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 07:06:00 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.
Fri, Nov 3, 2017 12:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Derek Fisher
2Jake Marisnick
CF1George Springer
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Marwin Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Joe Smith
4Brad Peacock
5Will Harris
6Hector Rondon
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave