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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 went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.
The Astros got plenty of hits but couldn't manage to put any runs on the scoreboard all night. Altuve can't be stopped however. He has his batting average up to .365 to lead the majors in that category. He already owns two American League batting titles and is well on his way to a third as he has a nearly 40 point lead on the second-place Jean Segura (.327). His career high batting average prior to this year was .341 in 2014. Jul 26 - 11:46 PM

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Jose Altuve went 4-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored in the Astros' 13-4 thrashing of the Phillies on Monday.

Altuve reached base in all five of his trips to the plate, including a first-inning walk. He also had two doubles and a pair of run-scoring singles. The star second baseman has somehow gotten hotter since the All-Star break, even after a scorching first half. He's slashing .365/.431/.574 for an Astros team that is 33 games over .500.
Jul 25 - 12:56 AM

Jose Altuve finished 4-for-5 with a homer, three RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Astros' loss to the Orioles on Sunday.

Altuve hit a game-tying three-run blast in the top of the third inning off O's starter Dylan Bundy and he also added three singles, but Houston ultimately fell 9-7 in the matinee at Camden Yards. The star second baseman is slashing .358/.424/.564 with 15 home runs, 56 RBI, 21 stolen bases, and 68 runs scored in 95 games this year.
Jul 23 - 5:45 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double and a steal of home in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Altuve stole home when the ball got away following a strikeout of Josh Reddick in the seventh inning. The diminutive second baseman is putting another all-universe campaign together this season, slashing .349/.418/.553 with 13 homers, 51 RBI, 62 runs scored and 19 steals across 338 at-bats. He has picked up multiple hits in seven of his last 10 games.
Jul 16 - 5:04 PM

Jose Altuve swatted a solo home run during a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

He cracked the tater off starter Ervin Santana in the third inning. It was his only hit in four chances in the ballgame. The veteran second baseman has an extremely impressive .348/.419/.558 slash line with 14 home runs and 51 RBI. He leads the major leagues in batting average. He has 63 runs scored and 18 stolen bases.
Jul 15 - 10:58 PM

Jose Altuve reached base five times Sunday as the Astros beat Toronto in convincing fashion to close out the first half.

What an afternoon for the two-time batting champ. Altuve slugged three hits including his 13th home run of the year while scoring four of Houston’s 19 runs. He also reached on a pair of walks. The 27-year-old has hit an impossible .571 during his six-game hitting streak while raising his average all the way from .327 to .347. That .347 clip leads the majors.
Jul 9 - 5:05 PM

Jose Altuve is not in the Astros' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's showdown against the Blue Jays.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Altuve who is slashing a blistering .338/.408/.538 with 12 homers, 47 RBI and 18 stolen bases on the season. Marwin Gonzalez is starting at second base and batting fifth for the Astros against Marcus Stroman and the Jays on Saturday.
Jul 8 - 10:21 AM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a run scored Friday versus the Blue Jays.

All three hits were singles. Altuve now has four straight three-hit games. He’s the first player in Astros history to pull off the feat. Altuve now leads the majors with a .342 batting average.
Jul 7 - 10:30 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Altuve has now turned in three consecutive three-hit games to raise his average to an AL-best .338. His .946 OPS is also among the best in the league, and he's seventh in the league with 57 runs scored and has the fourth-most steals with 18. There are few things in life more reliable -- perhaps only death and taxes -- than the 27-year-old's consistent greatness.
Jul 7 - 1:03 AM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs and a stolen base in a win over the Braves on Wednesday.

He smacked a double that plated George Springer in the seventh inning. He now has 17 stolen bases in 20 attempts. His .334 batting average is topped only by Daniel Murphy's .341 for the best in the major leagues. He has 12 homers, 57 runs scored and 45 RBI and has cemented his status as a perennial first round pick in fantasy drafts.
Jul 6 - 1:19 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored Friday against the Yankees.

Altuve hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning and plated another run with a ground out in the eighth. The diminutive second baseman now has three multi-hit games in his last four and ranks first in the AL with a .330 batting average.
Jul 1 - 1:03 AM

Jose Altuve is getting the day off Thursday afternoon against the Athletics.

Marwin Gonzalez is starting at second base and batting sixth versus Oakland right-hander Jesse Hahn. It's just a routine breather for Altuve.
Jun 22 - 1:19 PM

Jose Altuve finished 2-for-4 with a double, solo home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 7-1 victory against the Red Sox.

Altuve does a little bit of everything for fantasy owners, hitting for high average and power while chipping in with plenty of steals. For the second time this season he has three consecutive games with two or more hits, but this is his most productive stretch yet. He is 7-for-10 with five runs scored, four doubles, a homer and two RBI to bump his average up from .312 to .327 just since Thursday.
Jun 18 - 12:10 AM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a HBP and three runs scored in the Astros' 13-2 rout of the Rangers on Wednesday.

Altuve had just gone hitless in back-to-back games for the first time this season as the Astros lost the first two games of the series. He's seeking to lead the AL in hits for the fourth straight season; at the moment, he trails Chris Dickerson by six and Starlin Castro by one.
Jun 15 - 12:59 AM

Jose Altuve hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning of Thursday's 6-1 win over the Royals.

With the game tied at 1-1 and a runner on in the ninth inning, Altuve uncoiled for a two-run homer off a 95-mph fastball from Kelvin Herrera to boost the Astros to a 3-1 lead. The only previous run they had scored in the game had come on a balk by Jason Hammel. The home run was Altuve's ninth of the season. He has picked up at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games and is slashing .325/.392/.524 for the season as a whole.
Jun 8 - 11:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
LF1Nori Aoki
2Derek Fisher
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Brad Peacock
7Francis Martes
8Joe Musgrove
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave