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27 Jose Altuve 2B
Height/Weight: 5-6/165 | Birthdate: 5/6/1990 | Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 100/99 | Average Draft Position: 20.59
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Astros' Jose Altuve has clutch hit during win over Mariners


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had the game-winning hit during a 6-3 win Tuesday against the Mariners. His bases-clearing double in the top of the eighth inning broke a 3-all tie.

The three RBI were a season-best for Altuve, who is batting .288 (17 for 59) with one home run, two doubles and seven RBI in 14 games. He also has five stolen bases.


Astros 2B Jose Altuve close to double-digit hitting streak


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve carries a nine-game hitting streak into Monday's game at Seattle. He is batting .385 (15 for 39) with one double, one home run, four RBI, four runs, three walks, three strikeouts and two stolen bases in that span.

Taking the mound for Seattle on Monday is Hisashi Iwakuma. Altuve is batting .400 (10 for 25) with three doubles and five RBI in his career against the right-hander.

The Astros are in Seattle for three games before playing Oakland for three games. Altuve has a .323/.358/.462/.820 slash line in 38 career games vs. Seattle and has a .347/.384/.457/.840 slash line in 41 games vs. Oakland.


Astros' Altuve hasn't been able to get the better of Angels' Weaver


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has had plenty of success offensively in his MLB career, as evidence by his 2014 AL batting crown and his career .302 batting average.

However, one pitcher Altuve hasn't been able to solve has been Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver, who will be on the mound Friday to open a three-game series against Houston.

Altuve is batting .188 (3 for 16) in his career against Weaver. All three of his hits are singles and he has no RBI or walks. He also has three strikeouts.

Altuve is carrying a six-game hitting streak into Friday's matchup. He is batting .357 (10 for 28) with one double, one home run and three RBI in that span.


Astors Jose Altuve collects three hits Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Second baseman Jose Altuve was the lone bright spot for the Astros during Monday's 8-1 loss to the Athletics.

Altuve produced three hits including a solo home run, which was his first of the season. Only two players collected a hit for the Astros on Monday.


Jose Altuve gets two hits in Astros loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve had two hits in four at bats in Saturday's 6-2 loss to Texas. 

Altuve drove in one of Houston's two runs on the day, on a bases-loaded walk. 


Astros 2B Jose Altuve goes one for four in 2-0 win


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve singled once in four at-bats during the team's 2-0 victory over the Indians on Opening day.

"I wanted to put the ball in play," Altuve said. "As soon as I got on first base, I knew Springer was hitting behind me, and if I got to second base, he can drive me in. That's what happened, and we took the lead, and that's pretty important in the inning."

Altuve was last year's batting champion finishing with a league-high batting average of .341, adding seven home runs and 59 RBI on 225 hits.


Astros' Jose Altuve working to perfect running game this spring


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was one of the most deadly base stealers in baseball last season. This year, manager A.J. Hinch wants to ensure Altuve is being smart on the base paths, not just when he's stealing a base, reports MLB.com.

"Like anything, it's all built on trust," Hinch said. "You want your players to play with freedom, and if they feel like they need to take an extra base they can take an extra base. They have the freedom to play. By no means do I want to put a ton of restrictions on them, but you want to make sure they know the situation."

Baserunning instructor Gary Pettis, who stole 354 bases in his career, is working to help Altuve make smart decisions on the base paths.

"You don't want to run just to steal bases," he said. "A stolen base gets you in scoring position. Now if you rack up numbers doing that, great. You're helping the team and you help yourself also because of the numbers, but you're stealing to get into scoring position. That's what we're doing."


Astros' Hinch likes combo of Altuve-Springer atop lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch spoke Saturday about the benefits of having Jose Altuve lead off and George Springer bat second.

"I like that combo," Hinch said, per MLB.com. "Hitting after Altuve, a lot of times it's an RBI situation, even with him on first base or if he steals second or steals third. We need all of our spots to be very, very productive. The batting order, as fascinated as everybody is about it, it's one time through the order and then it's a little more random than people give credit.

"I think for [Springer] to hit in the first inning right behind Altuve, who does a pretty good job of getting on base, he's a real threat behind him to be put in a really good position. When the lineup rolls around with runners on base and the lineup flipping over, I'll take Altuve and Springer with RBI opportunities."


Astros' Hinch: No pressure on Jose Altuve to repeat


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch doesn't think they'll be any pressure on Jose Altuve this season, according to MLB.com.

Altuve hit an astounding .341, winning a batting title last year. Despite that, Hinch stressed that every year is different, and Altuve will be fine as long as he plays.  "I don't think there's any pressure on him as much as it's the pressure he puts on himself to be an elite player at the highest level," Hinch said. "And he just needs to play."

Hinch also pointed out that teams have had multiple seasons to adjust to Altuve at this point, and haven't been able to do so. "People have been trying to figure him out, and he's a tough out," he said. "He knows his strengths, he uses his strengths. He doesn't carry a lot of baggage with him, positive or negative, at least [that's] the early impression." 

Just like last season, Altuve is expected to hit first or second in the team's batting order. The 24-year-old hit .341/.377/.453 over 660 at-bats last year.


Astros' Jose Altuve: It seems like we're ready to go to the playoffs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) The Astros have been active this offseason trying to reshape the roster for the 2015 campaign. Some of the roster moves made have included the acquistions of Evan Gattis, Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily, as well as the signings of Jed Lowrie, Pat Neshek and Colby Rasmus. 

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is pumped up about the roster additions and indicated Friday he feels the Astros have a chance to compete for a playoff spot in 2015, per The Houston Chronicle.

“I think the front office, they know what they’re doing,” Altuve said. “I always expect a winning season. No matter what team we have, I always want to win.

“Obviously, there’s a lot of movement lately on the team. It seems like the thing is we’re ready to go to the playoffs, so we’re going to work hard for that.”

The Astros finished fourth in the AL West in 2014 (70-92). Altuve made his second All-Star team in 2014, while leading the majors in hits (225) and batting average (.341).


Update: Jose Altuve insterted into final starting lineup


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been inserted into the team's starting lineup for Sunday's season finale after initially finding himself on the bench.

Altuve has a .340 batting average that is three points ahead of Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez's .337 mark, and the team initially left Altuve out of the lineup to presumably protect his lead, though a big day by Martinez could have pushed his mark ahead of that of Altuve. However, the second baseman was passionate about playing in the season finale, and the team ultimately decided to acquiese to his wishes.


Jose Altuve out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's season finale against the Mets.

If he doesn't see action later in the game, Altuve will finish the season with a .340/.376/.451 line along with seven home runs, 58 RBI, 56 stolen bases and a league-leading 223 hits in 656 at-bats.


Jose Altuve the only bright spot for Houston


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Astros infielder Jose Altuve was the lone bright spot for the club Wednesday.

Altuve accounted for the team's only two hits of the night. He went 2 for 4, with two singles. The Astros were shut out, so Altuve did not register any runs or RBIs. 


Jose Altuve becomes new franchise single-season hit king


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2 for 5 Tuesday to become the franchise's new single-season hit king in his team's 4-2 loss to the Indians.

Altuve tied Craig Biggio's franchise record of 210 hits with a double in the fifth inning Tuesday, and No. 211 came on a seventh-inning single. The major-league leader in batting average, Altuve has hit .343/.379/.456 with seven home runs, 54 RBI and 52 stolen bases in 616 at-bats. He has 11 more games to add to his new record.


Jose Altuve notches 200th hit Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2 for 5 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base in his team's 5-2 win over the Mariners Wednesday.

Altuve racked up his 200th hit of the season in the game, making him just the second player in franchise history to reach 200 hits (Craig Biggio). He's third in the majors with 41 doubles and also third in the majors with 52 stolen bases while mainting a large lead on the hits leaderboard. Altuve has hit .336/.373/.447 with seven home runs and 51 RBI in 595 at-bats.


Jose Altuve drives in two Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Astros infielder Jose Altuve drove in two Saturday against the Athletics.

Altuve stepped to the plate with two men on in the sixth inning. He delivered, hitting a two-run double to left. It was his only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 4, with two RBI.


Jose Altuve connects for first career grand slam


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve capitalized Sunday on a defensive mistake by Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, which led to his first career grand slam in an 8-1 win at Boston.

The Astros got a break when manager Bo Porter won a challenge after Bogaerts picked up Marwin Gonzalez's grounder, ran to second for what looked like a force and fired to first. The problem was he threw the ball about a step before he tagged the bag. 

The inning continued after the challenge. Joe Kelly then walked Robbie Grossman before Altuve parked a grand slam to put Boston up 6-0 in the second inning.

''That there's a big play,'' said Porter, who said he was first told by the umpires that the play wasn't reviewable. ''You look at that stage of the game and what proceeded to happen after that, Altuve with the big grand slam, one could say that was the biggest play of the game.''

Altuve finished Sunday's game with four hits. He is batting .338 with two home runs, three doubles, eight RBI and 11 runs in 15 August games.


Jose Altuve returns as expected


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(8/10/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, who sat out Saturday's game with a neck problem, returned to the lineup Sunday as expected. Altuve is hitting .333 with 45 steals and 61 runs scored in 113 games.

Jose Altuve expects to return to lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve isn't in the starting lineup Saturday while dealing with a neck issue, but he expects to return to the lineup Sunday, MLB.com reports.

"They just told me to sit the bench today, and I’m going to be ready to pinch-hit and pinch-run," Altuve said Saturday.

Altuve left Friday's game with neck discomfort.


Neck problem keeps Jose Altuve out Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Astros second baseman and leadoff hitter Jose Altuve is set to sit Saturday with a neck injury sustained Friday night.

Altuve leads the major leagues with 158 hits and ranks third with a .333 batting average.


Jose Altuve exits game Friday with neck discomfort


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was removed from Friday's game with neck discomfort, the team announced.

Altuve went 0 for 3 in the outing before coming out with the injury. He's day-to-day until more is known about the extent of the issue. Altuve has hit .333/.369/.434 with four home runs, 34 RBI and 45 stolen bases in 475 at-bats.


Jose Altuve hits fourth home run


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hit his fourth home run Sunday against the Marlins.

In his first at-bat Altuve took a 91 mph fastball out to left for a left field for a solo shot. The play was reviewed, but the ruling was ultimately upheld. Altuve would also single twice later in the contest. Altuve finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI. 


Jose Altuve goes deep


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(7/21/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve cracked a two-run homer in Sunday's 11-7 win over the White Sox, giving him three homers and 31 RBI this year. Altuve finished 2 for 5 with two runs scored and went 5 for 14 in the weekend series.

He's hitting .336/.373/.443 in 402 at-bats.


Jose Altuve leads AL with 41 steals at break


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has stolen an American League-best 41 bases while getting caught just three times in the first half of the season.

Altuve enjoyed an incredible stretch at the end of June when he stole at least one base in seven straight games while also recording four straight two-steal games during his streak. He's managed just four steals in the first half of July, with all coming during a three-game span. Altuve has been much more than just a stolen-base threat, collecting a major-league-best 130 hits in the first half while posting a .335/.373/.436 line with two home runs and 27 RBI in 288 at-bats.


American League reserves revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League reserves for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

The following players were selected as reserves:

C Salvador Perez, Royals
C Derek Norris, Athletics
C Kurt Suzuki, Twins
1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
1B Victor Martinez, Tigers
1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
1B/OF Brandon Moss, Athletics
2B Jose Altuve, Astros
SS Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
OF Alex Gordon, Royals
OF Michael Brantley, Indians