José Altuve Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 6" / 166 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/6/1990 (31)
José Altuve Season Stats
Last 10 Games
José Altuve News
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will try and lead the charge this weekend from the top of the lineup when the team takes on the Rangers on Friday. Altuve is hitting a paltry .238 in the month of July but is 5-for-12 with one double, three home runs, four runs scored and four runs batted in over his last three games. Altuve's batting average has been on the decline the past few months but the power numbers have been impressive. The former MVP is slugging .586 over his last 116 at-bats with 11 home runs and 29 runs batted in over his last 30 games. Altuve will be an elite DFS option for power at the second base position for this weekend's games.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2-for-4 with two home runs, one walk, two RBI and two runs scored in a 9-3 win over the Indians on Tuesday. The pair of homers brought Altuve's season total to 22, as he's now slashing .275/.356/.500 with four steals, 57 RBI and 68 runs scored over 83 games. It's been a great bounce-back season for Altuve after a disappointing 2020 campaign, but it appears that he may be getting somewhat lucky at the plate as he also owns a .259 xBA and .431 xSLG. This may be a good time to sell high on Altuve if you're concerned about a drop in production in the second half, but if you want to hang on to him he should still be able to provide solid value at second base.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 1-for-5 with three runs batted in as the Astros mounted a furious comeback to beat the Yankees 8-7 on Sunday. Altuve's one hit was the icing on the cake, smoking a three-run blast into the seats of Minute Maid Park to cap off a six-run ninth inning. It has been a sluggish month offensively for Altuve, who has opted out of playing in the All-Star game so he can rest a leg injury that has hampered him for weeks. The former MVP, however, will head into the All-Star break with an impressive .278/.361/.498 line including 10 doubles, 20 home runs, 55 runs batted in and 65 runs scored through 317 at-bats this season.
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.