Jose Altuve 2B HOU 2 days ago

Altuve went 2-for-5 Saturday with a three-run home run.

After hitting just seven jacks last season, Altuve is off to a quick start in the power department in 2015. If he can add even double-digit home runs to his profile, the Astros' second baseman's fantasy value would become truly elite.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 6 days ago

Altuve, who's nine-game hitting streak came to an end Monday, delivered a clutch hit in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

In the top of the eighth inning, the reigning AL batting champion drove in three with an RBI double off Danny Farquhar to break a tie score and give the Astros a 6-3 lead. Altuve stole third later in the inning -- his fifth stolen base of the season -- but failed to cross the plate as Houston's rally ended when Evan Gattis grounded into a double play. Altuve's clutch hit, however, sparked the Astros to their eighth win of the season.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 1 week ago

Altuve extended his hitting streak to nine games with three hits Sunday against the Angels.

During the streak, Altuve is batting .385 (15-for-39) with two extra base hits, four RBI, four runs scored and two stolen bases. The reigning AL batting champion is hitting .320/.370/.400 through 12 games for the Astros thus far.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 2 weeks ago

Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double, run and a stolen base during Wednesday's 6-1 win over the A's.

The AL stolen base leader from 2014 was also picked off first base by A's starter Drew Pomeranz. Through nine games, Altuve is hitting .282/.317/.385 with a home run, three RBI, three steals and three runs scored.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 2 weeks ago

Altuve accounted for three of the Astros' five hits during Monday's 8-1 loss to the Rangers.

Among his three hits, the reigning AL batting champion launched his first home run of the season off Scott Kazmir in the fourth inning. After leading the majors with 67 multi-hit games last season, Altuve has two this year through seven games.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 3 weeks ago

Altuve singled, scored a run and stole a base during the Astros' 2-0 shutout of the Indians on Monday.

After ending reigning AL Cy Young award winner Corey Kluber's no-hit bid with a two-out single in the sixth inning, Altuve showcased his baserunning prowess with his first steal of the season off Yan Gomes, who ranked third in baseball last year with a 32 percent caught stealing percentage. Altuve scored moments later on George Springer's RBI single to give the Astros a 1-0 lead they would never relinquish. The diminutive second baseman is a strong bet to lead Houston in runs scored this season while ranking near the top of the AL in stolen bases.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 1 month ago

Altuve had three hits Thursday to raise his batting average to .417 this spring.

Altuve doubled among his three hits and also drove in a run and stole a base against the Tigers. The reigning AL batting champion enters 2015 as one of the top fantasy options at second base this season.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 2 months ago

Altuve won't play in any Grapefruit League games until Saturday, as Astros manager A.J. Hinch wants to ease his veterans into action this spring, Brian McTaggart of reports.

The 2014 AL batting champion will be spectator for the Astros' Grapefruit League opener against Philadelphia on Thursday, as Marwin Gonzalez will man the keystone and bat second in his stead.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 7 months ago

With two hits during Sunday's season-ending loss to the Mets, Altuve secured the AL batting title with a .341 batting average.

The 24-year-old second baseman became the first Astros player to capture the batting crown, finishing six points ahead of runner-up Victor Martinez (.335). Altuve led the majors with 225 hits, most by second baseman in a single season since 1936. His 67 multi-hit games also led the league, while his 56 stolen bases were tops in the AL. Quite simply, Altuve had one of the greatest offensive seasons in club history.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 7 months ago

Updating a previous report, Altuve is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Mets.

Altuve was originally in line to sit Sunday's finale, but the 24-year-old approached interim manager Tom Lawless prior to the game, and "was passionate about playing" with his batting title on the line. He'll replace Marwin Gonzalez at the keystone, presumably batting second in the order.