José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
18 hours ago

Altuve is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a rare absence for Altuve, his fifth this year and first since May 13. He will be replaced by Marwin Gonzalez at second base. Altuve is walking at a career-high clip and he continues to provide across-the-board production, although he is on pace to fall short of 30 steals for the first time in a full season.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
5 days ago

Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve snapped out of five-game funk and has multiple hits in three consecutive games, a stretch in which he has seven hits in 10 at-bats with a homer, four doubles and five runs. Altuve's 85 hits this season ranks tied for the fifth in MLB.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
1 week ago

Altuve went 3-for-3 with two doubles, was hit by a pitch and scored three runs in Wednesday's 13-2 rout of the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Usually a prolific producer of base knocks, Altuve had been scuffling over the past 10 games, posting just a .216/.302/.324 batting line. You can't keep the star second baseman down for long -- he is hitting .320, after all -- but it's worth noting that he's dropped off a bit in terms of both power and speed; Altuve is on pace to fall short of last year's 24-homer breakout and post his first full season with fewer than 30 steals.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
2 weeks ago

Altuve went 1-for-4 with a two-run, go-ahead home run in the ninth inning of Thursday's 6-1 win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve, who has been terrific away from Minute Maid park, finished up the team's current road trip hitting .439 with two homers and seven RBI over 10 games. Altuve entered Thursday's game with .422 road batting average and 1.187 OPS.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

Altuve went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs in Saturday's 6-5 win over Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve's eighth inning home run off Keone Kela proved to be the difference in a one-run win for the Astros. The long ball was Altuve's third hit of the game, something he's been doing with regularity over the last week. In his last seven games, Altuve has three or more hits four times, and he now ranks fourth in the majors in hits. During the mini hit streak, he is 17-for-31 (.548) with six RBI. He's one of the premier offensive options out there, and he's red hot right now.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

Altuve went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI and a run against the Twins on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

He's in the midst of a monstrous four-game stretch in which he's gone 11-for-18 (.611) with three doubles, five RBI and five runs. Altuve's batting average has lingered below his typically elite level for much of the season, but it's now at .320 and seemingly rising by the game. He's far short of last year's paces in terms of RBI and runs, but Altuve hits in the middle of a strong lineup and should pile up plenty of counting stats as the season wears on.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
4 weeks ago

Altuve went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs during Saturday's win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

The second baseman hit both doubles off lefty Wade Miley, which improved Altuve to an impressive .897 OPS and .379 wOBA against southpaws dating back to last year. His track record against left-handed pitchers shouldn't go overlooked in daily contests. Altuve is now up to 14 extra-base hits, 15 RBI and 18 runs with a .859 OPS through 25 games this month.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
1 month ago

Altuve went 1-for-4 with a first-inning RBI double that proved to be the difference in Monday's 1-0 victory over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve's ninth double of the season surprisingly held up on a night when the Astros deployed a committee of pitchers to fill in for Dallas Keuchel (neck). The second baseman is riding an eight-game hitting streak that includes seven extra-base hits (three doubles, two triples, and two homers), seven RBI and five runs. It's safe to say Altuve is running hot right now.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
1 month ago

Altuve went 4-for-5 with two triples and two doubles in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

The last time a player hit two triples and doubles in the same game was in 2005 when Carl Crawford did it for Tampa Bay. Altuve's feat was just the 14th time it's occurred in MLB history. Making the accomplishment even odder was that he didn't score a run despite being in scoring position four times. Altuve, who leads the AL with a road batting average of .403, finished Houston's current trip hitting .379 (11-for-29) with six extra-base hits, five runs scored and four RBI in seven games.

José Altuve
2B/DH HOU
1 month ago

Altuve went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBI during Monday's win over Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve was hit by a pitch on his hand in the top of the first inning, so it was encouraging to see him still have a productive game. The home run was his third of the month, and he's now up to six homers, 18 RBI, nine stolen bases and 24 runs with a .292/.364/.458 slash line for the season.