José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 days ago

Altuve was named the American League's Most Valuable Player on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve's ascension into stardom took another major leap forward in 2017 as the 27-year-old became the first Astro to bring home MVP honors since Jeff Bagwell was crowned N.L. MVP in 1994. Altuve led the American League in hits (204) for the fourth consecutive season and won the league's batting title with a career-high .346 average. His 24 home runs were also a career high and the superstar second baseman is firmly in play as the top overall player heading into 2018 fantasy drafts. The man can do it all.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 weeks ago

Houston picked up its club option of $6 million for Altuve ahead of the 2018 season, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet reports.

EDGE Analysis

No surprise here as the Astros will gladly pick up Altuve's modest contract for next season, with another club option on the horizon next year as well ($6.5 million). During the regular season, Altuve hit .346/.410/.547 with 24 home runs and 81 RBI, and then helped the team bring a World Series title home to Houston.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 months ago

Altuve went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in Thursday's 12-2 win at Fenway Park.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve bolstered his AL MVP case with this three-hit effort, though Aaron Judge of the Yankees kept pace by mashing his 51st home run of the season over in New York. The diminutive second baseman is slashing .350/.415/.555 and ranks second in MLB to Colorado's Charlie Blackmon with 203 hits.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 months ago

Altuve went 1-for-4 with two runs scored in Wednesday's 12-2 win over Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve, who returned from a one-game absence due to a forearm injury, knocked his 200th hit of the season, the fourth straight with at least 200 hits. The Astros head into a season-ending, four-game set in Boston with a chance to overtake Cleveland for the best record in the AL. That suggests Altuve will be in the lineup as long as they have a shot.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 months ago

Altuve (forearm) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

A hit-by-pitch forced Altuve from Monday's game, but all tests on the forearm were negative and Altuve is set to return after missing just one start. The 27-year-old has been an elite fantasy contributor again this season, matching his career-high home run total from a year ago while surpassing 30 steals for a sixth straight season.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 months ago

Altuve (forearm) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve underwent an MRI after being forced from Monday's game, and he was diagnosed with only a bruise. While Altuve's injury is minor, the Astros are playing only for playoff positioning at this point, so he will get a day off to rest and recover. Marwin Gonzalez will get the start at second base Tuesday night.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 months ago

Altuve (wrist) sustained a left forearm contusion resulting from a hit-by-pitch Monday against Texas, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros can breathe a sigh of relief. Consider Altuve day-to-day, as his action could be limited down the stretch with the Astros having already clinched, but he should be easily ready for the playoffs.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 months ago

Altuve left Monday's game after taking a pitch off the left wrist, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros have clinched, so this move may have been precautionary, but all the small bones in the hand and wrist make any hit-by-pitch scary. Consider Altuve day-to-day until X-rays or any other further evaluations can be performed.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 months ago

Altuve is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Manager A.J. Hinch is giving several of his top players the day off Saturday, and Altuve is included in that group. Marwin Gonzalez will man the keystone in Altuve's place.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 months ago

Altuve went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve is putting the finishing touches on his MVP-caliber season. The home run was his 24th, tying his career-high mark set in 2016. The second baseman leads MLB in batting average (.348) while among the top 10 in OBP (.408), OPS (.967) and stolen bases (31).