Houston Astros
2014 Avg.
.332
 
Career Avg.
.298
Name  Jose Altuve
Born  5/6/1990
Height  5-6
Weight  175
Number  27
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/25/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve leads the majors in base hits, but he's struggled against Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Altuve is just 4-for-18 (.222) versus the hard-throwing right-hander and has just one multi-hit game in the last six contests. It's one of those rare days to avoid using Altuve.
 
Hot8/17/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve blasted his first career grand slam to blow this game open early.
Insight: Altuve knocked out three more hits besides the long ball and leads the majors with 173 hits and is second with 46 steals this season.
 
8/10/2014 12:35:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve (neck) is in the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Altuve left Friday's game with neck discomfort and sat out Saturday. He leads the majors with 158 hits and is second with 45 steals this season.
 
8/9/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve left Friday's game with neck discomfort and was not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Altuve leads the majors with 158 hits and he's second with 45 steals, so fantasy owners can't afford to lose him.
 
8/8/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve left Friday's game with neck discomfort, according to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle.
Insight: Altuve leads the majors with 158 hits and he's second with 45 steals, so fantasy owners can't afford to lose him.
 
Hot8/2/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Two more hits for Houston second baseman Jose Altuve ... ho hum.
Insight: Actually they were a bit of a surprise as he had entered the game hitless for his career against R.A. Dickey. Altuve has surprisingly emerged as fantasy's top second baseman this year leading the league in hits (154) and stolen bases (43) along with his .339 batting average.
 
8/2/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve is hitless in 10 at-bats versus knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.
Insight: Altuve has surprisingly emerged as fantasy's top second baseman this year, batting .339 with four homers, 33 RBI, 57 runs and 43 steals. It appears, however, that he can't hit a knuckleball.
 
Hot7/27/2014 5:20:00 PM
Description: Houston second baseman Jose Altuve hit his second home run in seven games Sunday against Miami.
Insight: Altuve went 3-for-4 and leads the majors with 148 hits and a .344 average. He also stole his 42nd base Sunday. Altuve has surprisingly emerged as fantasy's top second baseman this year.
 
7/24/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Hot-hitting Houston second baseman Jose Altuve is a career .091 hitter (1-for-11) versus Oakland starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: The diminutive Altuve still leads the AL in hits (139), stolen bases (41) and batting average (.337), but this is an unfavorable matchup.
 
Hot7/22/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Hot-hitting Houston second baseman Jose Altuve is a career .462 hitter (6-for-13) versus Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: The 5-foot-5 Altuve leads the AL in hits (135), stolen bases (41) and batting average (.336).
 
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.