Jose Altuve 2B HOU 9 Hrs

Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with a home run and a stolen base in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

Altuve has been hitting out of his mind since the All-Star break -- which is saying something, considering he led the American League in average heading into the break -- going 18-for-42 (.429) with two homers and six runs scored. He also stole his 42nd base in the game, a good development after he'd been caught stealing in his only two attempts since the midsummer classic. The second baseman is now hitting an impressive .344/.378/.451 for the lowly Astros.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 5 Days

Jose Altuve went 3-for-6 with three singles in Tuesday's extra-innings victory over the A's.

These days, it feels strange if Jose Altuve doesn't have a multi-hit game. The diminutive second-baseman is slashing .338/.374/.444 atop Houston's lineup. He also has 41 steals, though he was caught stealing in this game for just the fourth time on the year.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 7 Days

Jose Altuve blasted a two-run home run, one of his two hits in five at-bats, as the Astros emerged victorious in a high-scoring affair against the White Sox on Sunday.

It's Altuve's first home run since May 22. Power isn't exactly his forte, so it's essentially a cherry on top of what has been a breakout season for the second baseman. He's slashing .336/.373/.443 with three home runs, 31 RBI, and 41 stolen bases.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 19 Days

Jose Altuve went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Altuve continues to run wild on the basepaths, as he's now got 41 steals in 44 attempts. What's more, he hasn't been caught since May 12, going a perfect 28-for-28 in that span. The All-Star is batting .341/.380/.438 with 46 runs scored leading off for an Astros lineup that has been surprisingly punchy of late.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 21 Days

Jose Altuve had a single and a stolen base in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

Altuve stole his 38th base of the year, most in the American League, and he hasn't been caught in his last 25 attempts. The diminutive second baseman is hitting .337 with an .813 OPS -- he also leads the AL in batting average. He's certainly deserving of his second All-Star selection, which was announced Sunday.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 24 Days

Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a double in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Angels.

The second baseman also came around to score one of Houston's two runs. Another day at the office for Altuve, who collects multi-hit games like baseball cards; this was his 12th multi-hit effort in his last 18 contests. He's batting .347 and is on pace for 80 runs and 69 steals.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 1 Month

Jose Altuve had a monster day at the dish in Friday's win over the Tigers, going 4-for-5 with a double and a pair of runs scored and an RBI.

Altuve wreaked havoc on the basepaths throughout the evening, stealing a pair of bases (including home) and advancing on a wild pitch. He's off to an unbelievable start at the plate, hitting a league-leading .342 and swiping a league-best 32 bases. He has performed as a first round selection through the first three months of the fantasy season.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 1 Month

Jose Altuve had two hits, two steals and two runs scored Thursday versus the Braves.

That's a nice response to a rare hitless game Wednesday. Altuve is already up to 30 steals through 77 games this season. He finished with 33 in 147 games in 2012 and 35 in 152 games last year,

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 1 Month

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases in Thursday's loss to the Rays.

Another day, another multi-hit game for Altuve. The second baseman pushed his hit total up to an MLB-best 98, and is now slashing .331/.372/.443 with 28 stolen bases on the season.

Jose Altuve 2B HOU 1 Month

Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.

Altuve missed a handful of games with a bruised hand, but logged four hits on Tuesday and added two more on Wednesday in his first two games back. The short second baseman is having a terrific 2014 campaign, slashing .329/.370/.442 with 24 stolen bases. He remains the major league leader in hits with 96.