Jose Altuve
2B HOU
1 day ago

Altuve went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Friday's 7-2 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

He went back-to-back with Alex Bregman in the first inning, giving Justin Verlander all the offense he would need. Altuve now has eight homers in 19 games to begin 2019 after smacking only 13 all of last year, but that power display has come at a price -- the 28-year-old has only stolen one base in two attempts so far.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
1 week ago

Altuve went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

He's now gone yard in five straight games, slugging six of his seven homers on the year with 11 RBI and nine runs over that stretch. Altuve hasn't been running much so far -- he has only on steal in two attempts over 15 games -- but you don't need to swipe bases when you can hit the ball over the fence and trot around them all. The 28-year-old now boasts a .333/.379/.717 slash line, and while that SLG will come down eventually, his batting average and OBP are right in line with his career norms.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
1 week ago

Altuve went 2-for-5 with a grand slam in Friday's 10-6 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve's sixth-inning granny was the type of clutch hit, with runners in scoring position, that has been rare for Houston's lineup early in the season. It comes as no surprise that it was Altuve who delivered the hit. No player is as dialed in as the six-time All Star who homered for the fourth straight game and is 10-for-21 with five homers, 10 RBI and eight runs scored over the last five.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
1 week ago

Altuve went 2-for-4 with two home runs in a win over the Yankees on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve crushed two solo blasts off James Paxton for the fourth multi-home run game of his career. The 28-year-old has hit a home run in three consecutive games and has quickly alleviated any concerns about a slow start to the year. Altuve is hitting .314 with five home runs on the young season.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
2 weeks ago

Altuve went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI Tuesday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve took Jonathan Loaisiga deep in the third inning for his third home run of the season. He's hit particularly well in the Astros first homestand of the campaign, recording three multi-hit games in five chances to go along with two home runs, four RBI and four runs scored.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
2 weeks ago

Altuve went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-3 win over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was Altuve's second of the season and his third RBI since Houston returned home after a season-opening road trip. Altuve is 6-for-16 with three runs, a homer and three RBI in four games back at Minute Maid Park.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
2 weeks ago

Altuve went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 3-2 win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros' offense has scuffled to start the season, leaving bushels of runners on base, but the team's stars did just enough to eke out a home-opening win. Alex Bregman had a two-out RBI in the third, Carlos Correa bashed a solo home run in the fourth, and Altuve delivered a run-scoring double in the seventh to support Collin McHugh's quality start. Altuve has put together two consecutive multi-hit games, raising his season average to .258.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
3 weeks ago

Altuve went 2-for-4 with a home run and double Thursday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve went hitless in his first two at-bats, but got things going with a solo home run in the fifth inning. He followed that up with a leadoff double in the eighth frame, but was ultimately stranded there. It's an encouraging start to the season for Altuve, who was hampered in the second half of the 2018 season with a knee injury that required offseason surgery.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
1 month ago

Altuve went 1-for-2 with a walk and played five innings at second base during Friday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve played for the first time since May 6 when he was scratched from a game due to soreness in his side. He will get a day off Saturday before returning to the field Sunday, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports. There is still plenty of time for the elite second baseman to get ready for the start of the regular season.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
1 month ago

Altuve (side) is in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve had been out of the lineup for over a week while dealing with side soreness. With his return Saturday, he should still have enough time to get fully up to speed by the start of the regular season.