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Jose Altuve | Second Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 165
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Jose Altuve had a double and an RBI single in four at-bats Sunday to finish with a major league-best .341 batting average for the season.

Altuve talked his way into the lineup and wound up extending his American League batting crown lead with Victor Martinez going 0-for-3. The tiny second baseman finishes the year with a fantastic .341/.377/.453 batting line, seven homers, 59 RBI and 56 stolen bases. He was easily the most valuable second baseman in fantasy this season and among the most valuable overall.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Jose Altuve is starting at second base on Sunday after all.

Altuve originally wasn't in the lineup as an organizational decision in order to protect his American League batting title lead. However, the diminutive second baseman was passionate about wanting to play (and outrage on social media likely also played a part) and the Astros caved.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 12:43:00 PM

Jose Altuve is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

He has started 156 games this season but will sit the last one out. Assuming he doesn't make a pinch-hitting appearance, Altuve will finish the year with a major league-leading .340 average and 223 hits (if Victor Martinez and his .337 mark doesn't catch him).
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Jose Altuve's RBI single in the sixth inning was the start of a three-run rally that led to Friday's win against the Mets.

Altuve finished 1-for-4 on the night. He singled in the tying run and later scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning after Mets starter Jon Niese had left the game. The performance lowered Altuve's September batting average to .378 (34-for-90). He's had a spectacular season, hitting .342/.378/.454 with 56 stolen bases and 85 runs scored.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:39:00 PM

Jose Altuve turned in another multi-hit game Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in a win over the Mariners.

Altuve is closing what has been a tremendous 2014 season with an equally ridiculous final month, as he's now batting .413 with 11 RBI and 11 runs scored in September. That includes 12 multi-hit games, with 10 of those coming in his last 11 games. The 24-year-old is honing in on the American League batting title, hitting .345/.381/.458 overall.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 07:12:00 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 against the Mariners on Saturday.

The two singles put him at 218 hits in 2014. It's been a breakout season for the diminutive second baseman, who has posted a career high not only in hits, but in average (.343), OBP (.379), slugging (.456), stolen bases (54), RBI (54), runs scored (82), etc. He's finishing strong for the fantasy playoffs, as September has seen Altuve hit .403/.423/.582.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 10:21:00 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

After going 0-for-6 on Thursday, Altuve bounced back with two singles and a double. He's now up to 216 hits on the year, the most by a second baseman since Rod Carew had 218 in 1974. There's a good chance he'll pass that number within the next couple of days. Altuve currently ranks first in the American League with a .343 batting average, eight points ahead of Detroit's Victor Martinez.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 01:13:00 AM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

The line was fairly standard for the diminutive second baseman, but it was noteworthy for the fact that Altuve passed Craig Biggio for the Astros' record for hits in a single season. He's got 211 for the season, and the Astros still have a week and a half for Altuve to pad his lead. The 24-year-old is batting a ridiculous .343/.379/.456 for the year.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 11:42:00 PM

Depth Charts

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