José Altuve Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 6" / 166 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/6/1990 (32)
José Altuve Season Stats
Last 10 Games
José Altuve News
Houston Astros' second baseman Jose Altuve exited Friday's game against the Nationals as a precaution after slipping on the grass. He was replaced by Niko Goodrum in the bottom of the ninth inning. According to manager Dusty Baker, Altuve was scheduled for a day off on Saturday. The 32-year-old went 1-for-4 with a solo homer before leaving the game. Altuve is slashing .250/.345/.500 with six home runs, 10 RBI, 13 runs, and two stolen bases over 87 plate appearances. Goodrum is expected to draw the start at second base on Saturday, but fantasy managers can avoid using him as a streamer after he slashed .128/.171/.179 in 2022.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (groin) was removed in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners. He fouled a ball off his groin and looked to be in a good amount of pain, but he stayed in the game and wound up getting a hit in the same at-bat in which he hurt himself. He ran the bases and scored a run, but he was lifted in the fifth inning as Niko Goodrum came in to play second base. Altuve was 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored in the game before exiting. Stay tuned for further updates on his status.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list. He will be hitting out of the leadoff spot for Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners. Altuve was sidelined for about two weeks due to a strained left hamstring. Niko Goodrum and Aledmys Diaz shared second base duties while Altuve was out. Both players will see a big decrease in playing time now that Altuve is back. Altuve has yet to settle in at the plate this year. Through nine games, he's slashing .167/.268/.250 with just one extra-base hit, a home run.
While it was only a 48-game sample, 2020 was by far the worst year of Houston Astros second basemanJose Altuve's career. He did what most fantasy players never thought possible: posted a horrible batting average (.219). He stole just two bases and hit five home runs on his way to being a player that in retrospect did not deserve to be rostered at all. The Astros second baseman also posted a career-high strikeout rate of 18.6% and an uninspiring .280 expected wOBA. While there is really no reason to expect Altuve to post another bad batting average in 2021, he is no longer an exciting fantasy hitter given his lack of steals and questions about how much power he can produce. The departure of George Springer from that lineup also does not help things in the counting-stats department. Altuve is as cheap as ever -- he's going just outside the top 100 picks -- but he seems like an utterly replaceable player that is not worthy of even that depressed price tag.