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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%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 20.58
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Second baseman Jose Altuve knocks three-run homer in Astors' win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Jose Altuve knocked a three-run homer Friday in the Astros' victory over the Blue Jays.

Jose Altuve's home run was his fifth of the season. 

"He's certainly hunting for the opportunities to do damage," manager A.J. Hinch said to the Houston Chronicle. "There's a powerful swing in there. He's going to some big parts of the ballpark. That's big-man territory when he hits the ball on the barrel."

The second baseman hit seven homers all of last year during his batting-title winning season (.341).


Astros' Jose Altuve back to lead-off spot on Friday vs. Blue Jays


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) For the first time since May 8, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is in the lead-off spot on Friday against the Blue Jays. Altuve has been hitting second over the last five games, while Jake Marisnick was atop of the batting order.

But Marisnick struggled as the lead-off batter for manager A.J. Hinch, going just 3 for 21 over that stretch. Marisnick is being dropped back down to ninth in the order with Altuve back in the lead-off spot. 


Jose Altuve gets two hits, two steals in Astros' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 2 for 3 in Thursday's win over Toronto. Altuve doubled, his ninth of the year, and scored twice. He walked once and saw his average increase to .333.

Altuve also stole two bases, giving him 13 on the season. 


Astros 2B Jose Altuve smacks fourth home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 1 for 3 at the plate in Houston's 6-5 win over the Angels on Saturday.

Altuve did his damage in the first inning when he crushed a solo home run over the left field wall off of Matt Shoemaker, his fourth of the season. Altuve is now hitting .349 with 21 RBI in 129 at-bats this season.


Astros move Jake Marisnick to lead off spot for Saturday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Astros center fielder Jake Marisnick has been bumped up to lead off in Houston's batting order for Saturday's game against the Angels, moving Jose Altuve to second, the team announced.

It's the first time all season someone other than Altuve will lead off for Houston. Marisnick, who has hit in the bottom third of the lineup all year, is hitting .325 with three home runs in 83 at-bats this season. However, Marisnick is hitting .121 in 33 at-bats from the lead off role. 

"I'm excited," Altuve said. 'It's fun. … I'm kind of hoping we feed off each other and get rolling and get this offense going a little bit. We've been a little bit sluggish here the last couple of games. It would be nice to get it rolling."


Astros second baseman Jose Altuve cranks third home run


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve went 1 for 4 at the plate in Houston's 11-4 win over the Mariners Saturday.

Altuve did his damage in the fourth inning when he took a Taijuan Walker pitch to deep center field for a three-run bomb, his third of the season.

Altuve's one hit also broke his streak of nine straight multi-hit games, but still boasts a .371 average with 19 RBI in 105 at-bats.


Astros' Jose Altuve extends multi-game hitting streak to nine


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Second baseman Jose Altuve went 2 for 3 in the Astros' win on Friday, extending his multi-game hitting streak to nine.

Altuve is 21 for 42 (.500 avg.) over those nine games.

Astros 2B Jose Altuve totals 3 hits, gets walk-off single in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was the hero of Thursday evening's 3-2 win over the Mariners in extra innings. 

In the bottom of the 10th inning and with runners on first and second, Altuve hit a walk-off single to left field, scoring Marwin Gonzalez. This was the first walk-off of Altuve's career. 

Altuve had the most productive night of any member of the Astros as he went 3 for 5 in the game. 

Altuve is now hitting .367/.400/.500. 


Astros 2B Jose Altuve produces seventh straight multi-hit game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve continues his strong performance at the plate this season, going 2 for 4 at the plate in Houston's 7-2 win over the Padres Wednesday.

It marked Altuve's seventh consecutive game with multiple hits, something manager A.J. Hinch is getting accustomed to, reports MLB.com.

"There's more than just a hitter," Hinch said. "He senses opportunity. When you need a sac fly, he gets a sac fly. When you need a spark, a leadoff runner, he gets on base. And he does it in different ways. You can't pitch him the same way twice. I think I get a better appreciation at how dangerous he can be line to line.

"He gets his fair share of hits in different ways. When we roll the lineup around, I think our whole dugout senses something is going to happen positively. He continues to pile on the hits. The big moments don't scare him. The big moments, meaning a guy on third base and nobody out. A good pitcher that gets him out, he comes back for more. He's a real threat."

Altuve is hitting .355 with six doubles and 13 RBI in 93 at-bats this season.


Astros' Jose Altuve collects four hits on Tuesday, now 14 for last 30


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/29/2015) Jose Altuve went 4 for 6 in the Astros' thumping of the Padres on Tuesday.

Altuve is now 14 for his last 30 (.467 avg.).


Jose Altuve three-run homer leads Astros to win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hit a three-run home run to help lead a 9-3 win at Oakland on Saturday. Altuve went 2 for 5, lifting his average to .315. 

Altuve's homer was his second of the year and gave him nine RBI. 


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.