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Jose Altuve | Second Baseman

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'5' / 173
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 29 - 4:26 PM

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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.
Sep 28 - 4:12 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.
Sep 28 - 12:43 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).
Sep 28 - 11:05 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.
Sep 26 - 10:39 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.
Sep 21 - 7:12 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.
Sep 20 - 10:21 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.
Sep 20 - 1:13 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.
Sep 16 - 11:42 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI against the Indians on Monday.

Altuve has delivered five straight multihit games to push his average back up to .342. He was caught stealing tonight for the eighth time this season. Altuve was 41-for-44 stealing bases in the first half, but he's a much more modest 11-for-16 since.
Sep 15 - 11:37 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a double and a steal as the Astros edged the Mariners 5-2 on Wednesday.

Altuve had gone 0-for-7 in his last two games, snapping a 14-game hitting streak. You could have predicted tonight's mini-slump buster. After all, he is 10-for-24 (.417) over his career against Mariners' starter Hisashi Iwakuma. Altuve is slashing a pristine .336/.373/.447 and his steal tonight gives him 52 total.
Sep 11 - 1:29 AM

Jose Altuve went 0-for-4 with an error in Tuesday's 2-1 win against Seattle

Altuve is now 0-for-7 in his last two games; he snapped a 14-game hitting streak with Monday's 0-fer. Regardless, nobody is going to complain about a lack of production from the 24-year-old Venezuelan. Altuve ranks first in the majors with a .336 average, first with 198 hits, and third with 51 steals (first in the AL).
Sep 10 - 1:16 AM

Jose Altuve did it again Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the Astros' 8-3 win over the Angels.

The four-hit game was Altuve's second in a row, raising his average to .340. The home run was Altuve's seventh of the year, tying a career high, and he also stole his American League-best 50th base. For good measure, Altuve now has a 10-game hitting streak going.
Sep 3 - 12:29 AM

Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 and came through with the game-winning RBI as the Astros edged the Rangers 3-2 on Sunday.

Altuve doubled twice off Rangers starter Nick Martinez, but it was his RBI single in the eighth inning that was the difference in the game. The big day extended a nine-game hitting streak for the 24-year-old, who is now batting .336 with an .815 OPS. He's the odds-on favorite to win the batting title, but Altuve has a chance to set career highs in a number of categories if he finishes strong.
Aug 31 - 6:39 PM

Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 with his first career grand slam as the Astros pounded the Red Sox in a win on Sunday.

The other three hits were singles as the second baseman bumped his average up to a league-leading .339. His second-inning grand slam off of Joe Kelly capped off a six-run inning. Altuve's numbers continue to impress, as he has six home runs, 41 RBI, 46 stolen bases, and a .339/.374/.447 slash line.
Aug 17 - 4:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
3Max Stassi
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
2Gregorio Petit
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
7Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Josh Fields
3Tony Sipp
4Jose Veras
5Darin Downs
6Jake Buchanan
7Jorge De Leon
8Michael Foltynewicz
9Kevin Chapman
10Josh Zeid
11Jesse Crain
12Matt Albers
13Jose Cisnero