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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 was named the winner of the 2016 Players Choice Award for MLB Player of the Year.
Fun night for Altuve, who had earlier won the award for AL Outstanding Player. Toss him the overall trophy, too, while you're at it. Altuve recorded 216 knocks this past season while hitting .338/.396/.531. He also swatted 24 homers, drove in 96 runs and swiped 30 bases. His sudden boost in run production in 2016 helped transform him from a strong, dependable fantasy prospect to an all-world one. Nov 9 - 9:41 PM

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Jose Altuve was named the winner of the 2016 Players Choice Award for AL Outstanding Player.

Altuve beat out Mike Trout on this one. As the name indicates, this award is voted on by the players, not the BBWAA (which determines more traditional awards like MVP and Cy Young). This past season, Altuve rapped out 216 hits, marking his third straight season with at least 200 hits. In addition, the diminutive second baseman slashed .338/.396/.531 with 24 homers, 96 RBI and 30 steals over 640 at-bats. His previous bests for homers and RBI were 15 and 66, respectively.
Nov 9 - 8:58 PM

Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Mariners.

Altuve stretched his insurmountable lead in the race for the American League batting title by knocking the pair of hits, and he's now batting .339/.397/.538 in 157 games. The next-closest hitter in the AL is David Ortiz, who is hitting .318 after Tuesday's game. Altuve's 28 steals are also tops in the AL, and he's seventh in runs with 107. The 26-year-old has already set personal bests with 24 homers and 96 RBI as well.
Sep 28 - 12:34 AM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with three singles in Thursday's loss to the Angels.

Altuve was the only Astros batter to notch multiple hits on the evening. This was the diminutive second baseman's 11th game with at least three hits. He has been nothing short of magical this season and is slashing .341/.399/.542 with 24 homers, five triples, 94 RBI and 27 steals over 605 at-bats.
Sep 22 - 11:21 PM

Jose Altuve has returned to the Astros starting lineup on Friday.

The hard-hitting second baseman was removed from Wednesday's game due to discomfort in his right oblique. This injury would have sidelined a normal player for much longer, but with the Astros in the thick of the playoff race there's no way that they can keep a competitor like Altuve out of the lineup.
Sep 16 - 7:04 PM

Jose Altuve was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Rangers due to right oblique discomfort.

Altuve managed to play the first few innings without issue before being replaced at second base by Marwin Gonzalez in the fifth. The star second baseman should be considered day-to-day moving forward, but oblique injuries can be tricky and if this proves to be more serious than mere discomfort, it could well cost Altuve the remainder of the 2016 season.
Sep 14 - 9:36 PM

Jose Altuve was lifted from Wednesday's game with the Rangers due to an apparent injury.

Altuve was replaced in the field by Marwin Gonzalez after four innings. The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant noted that this could be a potential oblique injury, but that has yet to be confirmed by the team. The Astros should provide an update as to the nature of Altuve's injury as the game progresses.
Sep 14 - 9:31 PM

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with his 24th home run of the year in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

The home run was his second in three games, a good sign after the second baseman had struggled in recent days. His struggles are few and far between, of course, with Altuve now hitting .340/.400/.550 with those 24 homers, 94 RBI, 99 runs scored and 27 steals for good measure. The Astros' sinking playoff hopes may preclude the 26-year-old from being a serious contender for AL MVP, but there's no doubt he should be in the discussion after what's been a stellar 2016 season.
Sep 13 - 11:24 PM

Jose Altuve went 0-for-5 on Monday, dropping his average to .337.

It's the lowest his average has been since June 9. Altuve was about 40 points up on the competition for the batting title a few weeks ago. That margin is down to seven points, with Dustin Pedroia trailing at .330. Altuve is hitting .178 (8-for-45) this month.
Sep 13 - 12:22 AM

Jose Altuve blasted his 23rd home run of the season on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Astros to victory over the Cubs.

Altuve got the Astros on the board with his solo shot off of Jake Arrieta in the fourth inning, but they already trailed the Cubs by nine runs at the time. The MVP candidate also singled, finishing the night 2-for-4. He's now hitting a mighty impressive .340/.401/.548 with 23 homers, 93 RBI and 27 stolen bases on the season.
Sep 11 - 11:17 PM

Jose Altuve left Saturday's game against the Cubs with an illness.

Now we know why Tony Kemp pinch-hit for Altuve in the eighth inning. Altuve insists he'll be fine for Sunday's series finale. He went 1-for-3 with a single before exiting on Saturday.
Sep 10 - 4:59 PM

Jose Altuve (calf) was 0-for-3 with two walks and an RBI on Sunday against the Rangers.

Altuve tweaked his right calf while running out a game-ending double play on Saturday but felt good enough to talk his way into the lineup Sunday. The second baseman is a strong candidate for American League MVP honors this season with a shiny .346/.409/.557 batting line, 22 home runs, 26 stolen bases, and 90 RBI, and 95 runs scored in 135 games.
Sep 5 - 9:24 AM

Jose Altuve is day-to-day with right calf discomfort.

Altuve hit into a game-ending double play on Saturday and pulled up on his way to first base. The MVP front-runner has only sat out one game this season. It doesn't sound like anything serious but losing Altuve for any amount of time would be a huge blow to the Astros, who trail the Orioles and Tigers by two and a half games in the AL Wild Card race.
Sep 3 - 8:42 PM

Jose Altuve hit his 22nd homer of the year Monday against the Athletics.

Altuve has as many homers in 516 at-bats this year as he did in 1,298 at-bats between 2014 and 2015. Still, he's actually ice cold of late. He's gone eight straight games with one or zero hits, dropping his average all of the way down to .354.
Aug 29 - 11:23 PM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Max Stassi
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
LF1Nori Aoki
2Tony Kemp
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Teoscar Hernandez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Yulieski Gurriel
3Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
8Reymin Guduan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Chris Devenski
6Michael Feliz
7David Paulino
8Jandel Gustave
9James Hoyt
10Brady Rodgers
11Kevin Chapman