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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk on Friday versus the Rays, raising his batting average to .340 with a .969 OPS.

We've come to expect Altuve to hit for a high batting average, but this year he is not only competing for a batting title he is also in the running for an MVP award. The smallest guy in the majors is a force in all five roto scoring categories. He is on pace for 20+ home runs, 110+ runs scored, 90 RBI and 45+ stolen bases to go with his .337 AVG.
Jun 10 - 11:44 PM

Jose Altuve made his major league debut at shortstop after Carlos Correa was injured in Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Altuve never even played short in the minors, yet the Astros decided to put him there over Marwin Gonzalez after Correa got hurt. The big reason is that they would have lost the DH in that event, since Tyler White would have had to move from there to first. If Altuve has one-game eligibility in your league, he's now even more valuable. We wouldn't expect additional appearances at short.
Jun 9 - 5:29 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Altuve sandwiched a pair of singles around a three-run blast in the third inning, which knotted things up at the time. He also added his 17th stolen base of the season. In case you were wondering whether last year's power breakout was for real, Altuve already has 10 bombs this year and is on pace for 27.
Jun 7 - 12:06 AM

Jose Altuve went hitless in a fourth straight game Wednesday against the Orioles.

Altuve is 0-for-17 during his little funk. It's just the second time in his career that he's gone hitless in four straight starts. It also happened in May 2013. Since the beginning of 2014, he had gone hitless in three straight just one time (in May 2015).
May 25 - 11:16 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a walk as the Astros topped the White Sox 5-3 on Wednesday.

It's Altuve's eighth three-hit game of the year, which leads the majors. Xander Bogaerts, Francisco Lindor and Jean Segura have seven apiece.
May 18 - 11:55 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with an RBI single, a walk, and two runs scored Friday against the Red Sox.

Altuve had two singles and a double as he continues to fill up the box score. In addition to batting .338/.423/.641 with a surprising nine home runs, the 26-year-old leads the majors with 34 runs scored and 13 stolen bases. We’re not counting on the power to continue at this pace, but he has been the top position player in fantasy leagues so far.
May 13 - 11:56 PM

Jose Altuve (finger) is back in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

Altuve sat out Satuday with some soreness in his left index finger, but he'll be fine. He's at second base and batting leadoff versus the Mariners. The Astros are giving Carlos Gomez a day off Sunday, as Jake Marisnick is in center field.
May 8 - 11:07 AM