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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 went 3-for-5 with a homer and five RBI as the Astros clobbered the Orioles 15-8 in a wild game in Baltimore on Friday.
Altuve plated a pair of runs with a double in the second inning, cutting their early deficit to 6-5. He then belted a two-run homer in the sixth, increasing their advantage to 11-8 and tacked on with an RBI single the following frame. His long ball was his 20th of the season, making him a 20/20 player for the first time in his career. He's having an MVP-caliber season, slashing an extremely impressive .365/.427/.579 with 20 homers, 80 RBI and 26 stolen bases. Aug 19 - 11:11 PM

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Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 with his 30th double, three RBI and three runs scored in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Altuve is up to 85 runs scored and 71 RBI through 113 games this year. In 2014, he finished with 85 runs and 59 RBI in 158 games, despite winning the batting title with a .341 average. Part of it is the increased power he's demonstrating. Another big part of it is that he has much better teammates now.
Aug 11 - 4:36 PM

Jose Altuve finished 4-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

Ho hum. The second baseman just keeps treating American League pitching like his own personal batting practice, now hitting .361/.427/.570 through 112 games. That average of course leads the league, and he's also in the top five in runs scored (82), stolen bases (26) and OPS (.998). It will go down as a career year for the 26-year-old, a pretty incredible accomplishment for the four-time All-Star.
Aug 10 - 12:07 AM

Jose Altuve is getting a routine day off Monday.

The Astros are in the middle of a stretch of 17 games in 17 days, so manager A.J. Hinch just wants to give him a break. Altuve has appeared in 202 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in MLB.
Aug 8 - 5:57 PM

Jose Altuve is not in Monday's lineup against the Twins.

The reason for his absence isn't yet clear. Altuve entered Monday having appeared in 202 consecutive games. Marwin Gonzalez will start at second base while George Springer will hit third. Tony Kemp will serve as the DH and bat leadoff against Tyler Duffey.

Jose Altuve was ejected from Saturday's game against the Rangers for arguing balls and strikes.

It was Altuve's first career ejection. He took exception to a called third strike in the seventh inning, which obviously didn't sit well with home plate umpire Alan Porter. Altuve went hitless in three at-bats before getting tossed. Utility man Marwin Gonzalez replaced him at second base.
Aug 6 - 10:05 PM

Jose Altuve launched a solo homer and scored the Astros' only two runs in Monday's extra-innings triumph over the Blue Jays.

Offense was hard to come by in this one, as the two teams combined for only 13 hits and three runs over 14 innings. Altuve did his part, though, taking Marcus Stroman deep with a solo shot in the sixth before scoring on Carlos Correa's walk-off double in the 14th. The diminutive second baseman now has a career-high 19 dingers.
Aug 2 - 12:25 AM

Jose Altuve went yard twice Sunday as the Astros routed the Angels 13-3 at Minute Maid Park.

Altuve slugged both of his homers off Angels starter Tim Lincecum, who left the game after recording only four outs. Lincecum gave up a total of eight runs on two walks and seven hits. Altuve also added an RBI single in the fifth, finishing the day 3-for-5 with two runs scored and six RBI. The second baseman is slashing .360/.428/.575 with 17 homers, 60 RBI, and 75 runs scored in 98 games this season.
Jul 24 - 5:27 PM

Jose Altuve clubbed his 15th home run of the season on Sunday, powering the Astros to an 8-1 victory over the Mariners.

Altuve's two-run blast in the third inning increased their advantage to 3-0. He also added an RBI single in the fifth inning, finishing the day 4-for-5 with a pair of runs scored. He has been one of the top all-around offensive performers in the league this year, slashing a robust .346/.417/.551 with 15 bombs, 54 RBI and 24 stolen bases.
Jul 17 - 7:31 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Jose Altuve has hired Scott Boras as his new agent.

Altuve is on an extremely club-friendly deal that's paying him just $20.5 million from 2016-2019. He'll be wanting to strike it richer on his next contract, so it's no surprise that he's hired the biggest agent out there.
Jul 8 - 3:06 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

Altuve hit a solo homer off White Sox ace Chris Sale to lead off the game for the Astros, adding an RBI single in the third inning and a sacrifice fly RBI in the eighth. He's now got 14 home runs with a handful of games left in the season's first half, just one shy of the career-best 15 homers he hit all of last season. It's shaping up to be a career year all around for the 26-year-old, who leads the league with a .355 batting average and has a 1.004 OPS, 49 RBI, 62 runs scored and 21 stolen bases to go with it.
Jul 2 - 7:31 PM

Jose Altuve went 0-for-4 in Friday’s win over the White Sox.

And with that, Altuve’s on-base streak came to an end at 32 consecutive games. Hey, he was due for an off-night at some point, right?
Jul 1 - 11:36 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Alex Bregman
2Colby Rasmus
3Tony Kemp
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Teoscar Hernandez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Michael Feliz
7Chris Devenski
8Brad Peacock