Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Fri 3/6/20 2:14 PM

Altuve (illness) is back in the lineup as expected Friday against the Mets, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve had been out of action since Tuesday, though his illness evidently wasn't too serious. He'll have plenty of chances to make up for lost time with Opening Day still nearly three weeks away.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Thu 3/5/20 5:51 AM

Altuve (illness) returned to camp and is expected to play Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve, who was scratched and sent home Tuesday due to illness, worked out with teammates Wednesday. He's appeared in four spring games thus far, going 2-for-9 with a double and an RBI.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Tue 3/3/20 11:42 AM

Altuve is away from the team Tuesday due to illness, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve's bug is reportedly the same one that kept teammate Alex Bregman out of action for a few days. Assuming a similar timeline for Altuve's recovery, his preparation for the upcoming season shouldn't be significantly impacted.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Tue 2/25/20 7:15 AM

Altuve batted second and went 1-for-2, was hit by a pitch, and knocked in a run during Monday's spring game against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve took a pitch off the foot in the fifth inning and was replaced by a pinch runner, but there was no indication that the HBP did any damage. The entire starting infield made its debut Monday with Altuve hitting ahead of third baseman Alex Bregman, shortstop Carlos Correa and first baseman Yuli Gurriel in the order. The 29-year-old is still one of the best at his position and established a new career high with 31 home runs in 2019. That added power is helpful, but fantasy owners would like to see the old Altuve that stole bases at a healthy clip. He swiped just six bags (11 attempts), his first single-digit season in the category since 2011.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Thu 10/24/19 1:12 AM

Altuve went 3-for-5 with a double and two singles Wednesday in a 12-3 loss to Washington in Game 2 of the World Series.

EDGE Analysis

That's six multi-hit games in these playoffs for Altuve, who has hit safely in 12 of his 13 postseason games so far. The 29-year-old second baseman is hitting .358 with five homers and four doubles, while sporting a robust 1.131 OPS. He and left fielder Michael Brantley (2-for-4) were the only Astros hitters with more than one hit in Wednesday's game.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Tue 10/15/19 8:43 PM

Altuve went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a stolen base and two runs scored Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve connected for a solo homer off of New York starter Luis Severino with one out in the top of the first inning to get the Astros on the board. The 29-year-old has managed at least one hit in all eight of Houston's postseason games in 2019 and is slashing .375/.412/.813 with four homers and two doubles in 32 at-bats. Altuve's second-inning steal was his first of these playoffs after he swiped a career-low six bags (11 attempts) during the regular season.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Wed 9/25/19 11:30 PM

Altuve is expected to be out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve started the last seven contests and will take the day off with the Astros expected to make a pre-dawn arrival into Los Angeles on Thursday. The 29-year-old has a .284/.329/.541 slash line with five home runs through 19 games in September.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Sat 9/21/19 8:25 AM

Altuve went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve got a five-run first inning started, leading off with his 30th home run. It marked the first 30-homer season for the second baseman, who cleared the fences for a second straight game and the fifth time in the last nine games.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Thu 9/19/19 6:34 AM

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

EDGE Analysis

Altuve's seventh-inning blast gave Houston a two-run cushion it would need to close out the Rangers, who plated a run the following frame. The home run was Altuve's fourth in the last eight games and gives him 29 for the season.

Jose Altuve
2B HOU
Sun 9/15/19 11:17 AM

Altuve will sit Sunday against the Royals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Altuve hits the bench for just the third time since late July. He's been in typical elite form over his last 10 games, hitting .325/.386/.650 with three homers. Aledmys Diaz will start at second base.