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 is getting the day off on Saturday as the team takes on right-hander Jon Gray and the Texas Rangers. This is merely a scheduled day off for the 32-year-old veteran. Outfielder Jose Siri will be taking on leadoff duties for Saturday's game while Aledmys Diaz will be covering the keystone. Altuve has been swinging a hot bat since returning from the injured list on May 2. He's slashing .333/.397/.712 so far this month with seven home runs, 10 RBI and 16 runs. He'll be back in action for Sunday's series finale.
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.
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.