Houston Astros
2014 Avg.
.336
 
Career Avg.
.296
Name  Jose Altuve
Born  5/6/1990
Height  5-7
Weight  170
Number  27
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot7/20/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Power is just about the only thing the 5-foot-5 Altuve hasn't provided this season. He's batted .336 with an MLB-leading 135 hits, 30 doubles, two triples, 51 runs and 41 steals, but has just three home runs.
 
7/9/2014 1:14:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve leads the majors with 126 hits and the AL with a .341 average, but he's a career .118 hitter against Rangers starter Yu Darvish.
Insight: Altuve has gone 2-for-17 with five Ks against Darvish, who will oppose the Astros on Wednesday night.
 
7/5/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve has a .333 lifetime average against Angels right-hander Garrett Richards (5-for-15).
Insight: Not many people have favorable numbers against the Angels' flamethrower, but Altuve's been a bit of a superman this season. Of his five hits against Richards, one was a double. We don't need to tell you Altuve is a must-start from now forward, but it'll be nice to expect some good results against a very good pitcher.
 
Hot6/29/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve had multiple hits and two steals for the fourth straight game Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: Altuve has gone 26-for-51 (.510) over his last 12 games and swiped 10 bases in his last six. He has 13 more hits than any other player in the majors and is first in the AL with 36 steals.
 
6/28/2014 10:37:00 AM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve is 0-for-7 against Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer.
Insight: Altuve leads the league with a .342 batting average. But he's done a lot more than hit for average with 40 runs scored, 32 stolen bases and 28 extra-base hits. He's playing at an All-Star level. He just has an unfavorable matchup on Saturday.
 
6/26/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve collected two hits and two stolen bases Thursday in a victory over Atlanta.
Insight: Altuve (.334, 2 HR, 25 RBI, 30 SB) is having a remarkable season and is part of the reason the Astros feel so optimistic about their future. Altuve won't beat Robinson Cano in the fan voting but he's certainly done enough to warrant a spot on this year's All-Star squad.
 
6/20/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve may be the best fantasy second baseman in baseball this season, but he's never gotten a hit off Rays left-hander David Price.
Insight: Altuve is 0-for-7 with three strikeouts. The 5-foot-5 second baseman leads the AL with 98 hits, 26 stolen bases and is third with a .331 batting average.
 
6/17/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (hand) had four hits in his return to the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: He didn't start the past three games due to a right hand contusion, but had two doubles, two singles adn two RBI Tuesday against Washington. The 5-foot-5 second baseman leads the big leagues with 94 hits and is fifth with a .326 average.
 
6/17/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (hand) is back in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: He didn't start the past three games due to a right hand contusion, but he's ready to go following Houston's day off on Monday.
 
6/15/2014 12:56:00 PM
Description: Houston 2B Jose Altuve is not in the lineup Sunday due to a bruised right hand, according to Brian McTaggart of mlb.com.
Insight: This will be his third straight absence. He's hoping to return Tuesday after the Astros' off day Monday.
 
6/14/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Houston 2B Jose Altuve had to leave Thursday's game in Arizona after getting hit by a pitch and will miss a second consecutive starting assignment on Saturday.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he's still missing time. Altuve (.319, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 33 runs, 24 SB) is an elite fantasy second baseman.
 
6/13/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: Houston 2B Jose Altuve had to leave Thursday's game in Arizona after getting hit by a pitch and is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: X-rays were negative, but he will miss at least one game. Altuve (.319, 2 HR, 22 RBI, 33 runs, 24 SB) is an elite fantasy second baseman.
 
6/12/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: Houston 2B Jose Altuve had to leave Thursday's game in Arizona after getting hit by a pitch. SOURCE: Brian McTaggart, MLB.com
Insight: It got him right on the hand and he's likely headed for X-rays. Altuve (.319, 2 HR, 22 RBI) went 2-for-3 with a double before exiting.
 
6/12/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Jose Altuve missed Wednesday's game but is back in the lineup Thursday for Houston's series finale against Arizona. SOURCE: Steve Bethiaume, Fox Sports Arizona
Insight: He had been dealing with a left oblique injury. Altuve leads all of baseball with 88 hits and is hitting .315 with 33 runs scored this season.
 
6/11/2014 4:43:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not in the lineup Wednesday, according to Brian McTaggart of mlb.com. UPDATE: Altuve says he tweaked his left oblique Tuesday and that he's going to try to force his way into the lineup.
Insight: Altuve hasn't had a day off this entire season. He leads baseball with 88 hits and is hitting .315 with 33 runs and 24 steals.
 
6/11/2014 4:30:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not in the lineup Wednesday, according to Brian McTaggart of mlb.com.
Insight: Altuve is getting his first day off of the entire season. He leads baseball with 88 hits and is hitting .315 with 33 runs and 24 steals.
 
6/10/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve continues to be one of the best fantasy second basemen in the league, but has an unfavorable matchup on Tuesday.
Insight: Altuve is hitless in 10 at-bats versus Arizona starter Bronson Arroyo. The young 2B leads the league in hits (88), and stolen bases (24) while batting .320 with a .789 OPS.
 
Hot6/5/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve picked up two hits, two RBI, a run and a steal Thursday against the Angels.
Insight: Altuve is running more than ever following two straight seasons with at least 33 steals. He's swiped 21 bases and hit .317 with 19 RBI and 31 runs in 259 at-bats.
 
Hot5/23/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is 5-for-12 (.417) versus Seattle right-hander Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Altuve has made himself into a top fantasy second baseman. He's batting .310 with 23 runs scored, 15 RBI, a league-leading 16 steals and a .785 OPS. He's batting .418 over the past two weeks and has a favorable matchup. Start him.
 
Hot5/17/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has batted .455 (15-for-33) over his last seven games.
Insight: Altuve went 2-for-5 Saturday and is hitting .304 with 19 runs, 13 doubles, one homer, 14 RBI and 14 steals this season.