Jose Altuve Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 6" / 166 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/6/1990 (32)
Jose Altuve Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jose Altuve News
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is getting the day off on Tuesday as the team takes on right-hander Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics. Aledmys Diaz will be handling second base duties for the game. This will be Altuve's first day off since the All-Star break. Altuve homered twice this past weekend and he has scored a total of five runs over six games since the break. The 32-year-old veteran owns a stellar .277/.363/.518 slash line this year to go along with 19 home runs, 36 RBI and 54 runs.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored against the Seattle Mariners Friday, leading the team to a 5-2 victory over the division rivals. It's Altuve's first multiple-hit game since July 3, and he raised his season slash line to .276/.366/.519 with the performance. Altuve has 18 homers, eight steals, 52 runs scored, and 32 RBI in 293 at-bats this year. He remains among the very best fantasy options in the game at second base.
Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (leg) is back in the starting lineup on Saturday against Oakland Athletics left-hander Jared Koenig, serving as the designated hitter and batting leadoff. Altuve missed Friday's game after getting hit by a pitch on Thursday, but fantasy managers can get the 32-year-old back into their lineups. He is being replaced by Toronto Blue Jays infielder Santiago Espinal on the American League All-Star team as a precaution. Altuve has been hot in July, hitting .350 (14-for-40) with two home runs and seven RBI in 12 games, and he's batting .277/.373/.528 with a .900 OPS, 17 home runs, 33 RBI, 48 runs scored and eight stolen bases in 271 at-bats this year. Get him back into your lineups.
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.