MLB

Houston Astros
2014 Avg.
.341
 
Career Avg.
.302
Name  Jose Altuve
Born  5/6/1990
Height  5-6
Weight  175
Number  27
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/28/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve registered two hits and finished with a .341 batting average to win the American League batting title.
Insight: Altuve had to talk his way into the lineup as the Astros wanted him to sit and protect the batting title lead. He came into the day with a three point lead over Detroit's Victor Martinez, who went 0-for-3 on Sunday. Altuve had a fantastic year: .341/.377/.453 with seven home runs, 59 RBI, and 56 stolen bases.
 
9/28/2014 9:57:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is a career .357 (5-for-14) hitter against Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon.
Insight: After an 0-for-4 on Saturday, Altuve's average has dopped to .340, which is only three percentage points ahead of Detroit's Victor Martinez for the American League lead. With nothing to play for on Sunday, make sure Altuve is not sitting out to ensure he keeps the batting title before inserting him in your fantasy lineup.
 
9/26/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with an RBI-single on Friday.
Insight: Altuve tied the game with his single in the sixth. He also scored in the inning which proved to be the game-winner. Altuve is batting .342, which leads the American League. Victor Martinez of the Tigers is second, hitting .336.
 
9/21/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve continues his pursuit of the AL batting title.
Insight: He had two more hits today, and one RBI. While he will not win it, Altuve should at least be in the discssion for AL MVP honors.
 
9/21/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve just keeps on hitting.
Insight: After a two-hit game last night, Altuve has a nice matchup against Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma. He is 9-for-22 (.409 BA) lifetime against Iwakuma, with four RBI. Altuve has the AL batting title locked up.
 
9/20/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve it hitless in seven at-bats against Seattle starter Chris Young.
Insight: It's hard to believe the "hit machine" hasn't had any success against Young, but it is a small sample size. He has 216 hits with a week still left on the season. The 24-year-old now has a commanding lead in the batting title race, hitting .343/.379/.456 on the year.
 
Hot9/16/2014 11:55:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was 2-for-5 on Tuesday against the Indians and past Craig Biggio for the Astros' record for hits in a single season.
Insight: He has 211 hits with a week and a half still left on the season. The 24-year-old now has a commanding lead in the batting title race, hitting .343/.379/.456 on the year.
 
Hot9/14/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was 2-for-4 with a RBI against the Angels on Saturday.
Insight: Altuve bumps his batting average back up to .338, which is four points higher than Victor Martinez for the batting title. Altuve has six hits in his last three games. He has 51 extra-base hits, 52 RBI and 79 runs this season.
 
Hot9/8/2014 12:23:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is a career .500 hitter (8-for-16) against Mariners left-hander Felix Hernandez.
Insight: This would normally be a matchup you stay away from, but Altuve has had tremendous success against Hernandez. Three of Altuve's eight hits have been doubles. It is safe to leave the second baseman in the lineup on Monday.
 
Hot9/6/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is a career .500 hitter (8-for-16) against Oakland left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Insight: Altuve continues to amaze, The second baseman has extended his hitting streak to 12 games (hitting .412 over that span) and is now batting .341 with an .829 OPS and 51 steals for the season. Hot bat plus favorable matchup equals must start.
 
8/31/2014 8:10:00 PM
Description: Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 4-for-5 and drove in the winning run as Houston defeated Texas, 3-2, on Sunday.
Insight: Altuve doubled twice off Texas starter Nick Martinez, and he hit a RBI-single in the eighth that proved to be the game winner. The second baseman extended his hitting streak to nine games and is now batting .336 with a .815 OPS.
 
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.
 

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