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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 had a huge night Thursday, finishing 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a loss to the Mariners.
Altuve might miss Friday's game due to a sore back, because he's carrying the Astros' offense these days. The 25-year-old led off the home half of the first inning with his ninth home run of the year and his second in as many days. Through 29 games, Altuve leads the league in homers (9), stolen bases (10), slugging percentage (.687) and OPS (1.104) and is second in runs scored (27). This could be a truly special year for the diminutive second baseman. May 6 - 12:55 AM

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Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a homer, a double and three RBI versus the Twins on Wednesday.

That's eight homers in 106 at-bats for Altuve. In 2014, he had seven homers in 660 at-bats. He currently has five more extra-base hits (21) than he does strikeouts (16).
May 5 - 12:08 AM

Jose Altuve homered, doubled twice and scored three times Wednesday as the Astros topped the Mariners 7-4.

Altuve has been a fantasy dynamo with his .330 average, six homers, 20 runs, 13 RBI and nine steals in 22 games in what amounts to one-seventh of a season. He has more homers this year than he did in 626 at-bats in 2013. Even in 2014, he had just seven homers in 660 at-bats.
Apr 28 - 3:11 AM

Jose Altuve went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

The Astros offense was nowhere to be found on Tuesday, with the team logging just three hits total against Nathan Karns and company. In addition to his two walks, Altuve also struck out once. The diminutive second baseman has done everything in his power to try to spark the team's winning ways from 2015 and is hitting .313/.412/.602 with five homers, 11 RBI and nine steals over 85 at-bats. Despite all of that happiness, the Astros sit at just 6-15.
Apr 27 - 2:34 AM

Jose Altuve bashed three hits Saturday in an 8-3 win over the Red Sox.

That bumps his average up to a healthy .314. Altuve has been a lot more patient this year, swinging on a little more than 41 percent of pitches compared to his career rate of 49.2. He's on pace to draw 81 free passes this year, which is more than double his career-high of 40. In addition to his hitting prowess, Altuve leads the majors with seven steals this year.
Apr 23 - 8:16 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the Astros' defeat of the Tigers on Sunday.

Altuve opened the game's scoring with a leadoff solo shot in the bottom of the first inning before adding a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth. The second baseman is off to a terrific start this season, boasting a .314/.397/.627 batting line with four home runs, eight RBI, and 13 runs scored in 13 games.
Apr 17 - 6:11 PM

Jose Altuve stayed hot Thursday, homering in his second straight game against the Royals.

Altuve, who hit a career-high 15 home runs in 2015, now has three dingers through 10 games. He finished the game 2-for-4, his third multi-hit game in the last four. The Astros' struggles haven't affected the 25-year-old's offense, as he's now hitting .317/.391/.634 with 10 runs scored and a league-best six stolen bases.
Apr 14 - 10:57 PM

Jose Altuve homered, doubled twice and drove in both Astros runs on Wednesday.

It's the first time in his career that he's had three extra-base hits in a game. Since the beginning of 2014, Altuve has totaled 121 extra-base hits in 1,335 at-bats. In the first three seasons of his career, he had 96 extra-base hits in 1,423 at-bats.
Apr 13 - 11:53 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a walk, two steals and three runs scored on Monday.

Altuve is hitting "just" .286, but he's really filling up the box scores this season; he already has a homer, eight runs scored and six steals through seven games.
Apr 11 - 11:59 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 and hit a three-run homer as the Braves edged the Astros 7-6 on Sunday.

Altuve also struck out twice, which isn't really like him. Still, we'll forgive it just this once. He's batting .316/409/.684 in 19 at-bats.
Mar 13 - 4:53 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that there have been no contract talks between the Astros and Jose Altuve.

In July of 2013, the two sides agreed to a four-year, $12.5 million extension, which includes a $6 million club option for 2018 and a $6.5 million club option for 2019. This means that he would max out at $25 million over the life of the deal, which looks like it will be a huge win for the team. His situation is relevant after fellow Venezuelan Salvador Perez reworked his contract with the Royals this week, but there's nothing to indicate something similar will happen with the Astros. It might not be the worst thing for the long-term, as Altuve will be 29 at the end of 2019 and could have a chance at a big payday if he continues to produce.
Mar 2 - 3:36 PM

Jose Altuve paced the Astros with three hits during Thursday's 5-2 win over the Royals in Game 1 of the ALDS, finishing out 3-for-5 with an RBI, a run scored and a caught stealing.

All three of Altuve's hits went for singles. His first base knock of the contest was of the RBI variety and came in the second inning against Royals starter Yordano Ventura. Same ol', same ol' for the 25-year-old second baseman, who notched exactly 200 hits during the regular season. He'll look to set the tone once more in Friday's Game 2 match-up with Royals starter Johnny Cueto.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 11:49:00 PM

Jose Altuve returned to the Astros lineup with a bang on Saturday, clobbering a pair of home runs in a critical victory over the Rangers.

Altuve was forced to leave Friday's game after a collision with teammate Carlos Correa, but didn't show any ill-effects on Saturday. The diminutive second baseman launched a solo homer off Derek Holland in the third inning, and added another solo shot in the eighth that ran the Astros lead up to 9-4. He finished the afternoon 2-for-4, raising his season slash to .315/.356/.454 to go along with 14 homers and 61 RBI.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Jose Altuve (head) is in the Astros starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Rangers.

Altuve had a bit of a scare on Friday after colliding with teammate Carlos Correa, but sustained just a sore face in the incident and passed all of his concussion tests. He's in his regular spot atop the Astros lineup for Saturday's critical game.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Jose Altuve (head) passed all of his concussion tests on Friday and hopes to return to the Astros starting lineup on Friday.

Altuve was lifted from Friday's game against the Rangers after colliding with shortstop Carlos Correa. It appears as though all he wound up with from the incident was a sore face though, and should be good to go on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 08:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Erik Kratz
1B1Tyler White
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Chris Devenski
8Michael Feliz