Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve #27

  • 2B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 6"/165
  • Age: 25


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Jose Altuve Stats

.313 15 66 38 .812

Jose Altuve MLB Career Stats

.305 36 226 169 .758

Jose Altuve Bio

  • Full Name: Jose Carlos Altuve
  • Pronunciation: al-TOO-vay
  • Nickname: Gigante
  • Born: 5/6/1990 in Maracay, Venezuela
  • Debut: July 20, 2011
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2015 Stats 638 86 200 15 66 38 .313 .353 .812
MLB Career Stats 2721 341 830 36 226 169 .305 .343 .758
  • Status: Active

Jose Altuve Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Astros AL 689 474 86.96 211.65 -.-- 7.68 31.42
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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October 4, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Altuve could reach base often Sunday

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, a DraftKings Daily Pick, could continue his dominance of lefties against the D-backs on Sunday.

September 28, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Altuve has good matchup on Monday

With a solid matchup against a lefty, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve -- a DraftKings Daily Pick -- may do big things on Monday against the Mariners.


Jose Altuve Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2014 Houston AL
2015 Houston AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Houston NL

AL Silver Slugger

Year Team League
2014 Houston AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/04/2015 Houston AL

Breakout Everyday Player of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2014 Houston AL

MLBPAA Astros Heart and Hustle Award

Year Team League
2012 Houston NL
2014 Houston AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2011 Corpus Christi TEX

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Corpus Christi TEX Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Houston NL
2011 Houston NL

SAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/14/2010 Lexington SAL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Lexington SAL

SAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Lexington SAL

APP Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Greeneville APP

Jose Altuve Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2012 .290 19th in NL
2014 .341 1st in AL
2015 .313 3rd in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 33 7th in NL
2013 35 6th in AL
2014 56 1st in AL
2015 38 1st in AL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2014 .830 12th in AL
2015 .812 23rd in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2014 .377 8th in AL
2015 .353 23rd in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2014 .453 19th in AL
2015 .459 25th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2014 85 17th in AL
2015 86 18th in AL


Season H Rank
2012 167 15th in NL
2013 177 12th in AL
2014 225 1st in AL
2015 200 1st in AL


Season 2B Rank
2012 34 22nd in NL
2014 47 2nd in AL
2015 40 6th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2014 158 9th in AL
2015 154 24th in AL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2012 576 22nd in NL
2013 626 8th in AL
2014 660 2nd in AL
2015 638 1st in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2012 630 23rd in NL
2013 672 19th in AL
2014 707 3rd in AL
2015 689 5th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2014 299 8th in AL
2015 293 9th in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2012 11 5th in NL
2013 13 1st in AL
2014 9 5th in AL
2015 13 1st in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2015 9 15th in AL

Jose Altuve Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 18, 2013 Houston Astros activated 2B Jose Altuve from the bereavement list.
May 14, 2013 Houston Astros placed 2B Jose Altuve on the bereavement list.
July 19, 2011 Houston Astros selected the contract of 2B Jose Altuve from Corpus Christi Hooks.
June 1, 2011 Jose Altuve assigned to Corpus Christi Hooks from Lancaster JetHawks.
July 31, 2010 Jose Altuve assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Lexington Legends.
July 31, 2010 Jose Altuve assigned to Lancaster JetHawks from Lexington Legends.
April 6, 2010 Jose Altuve assigned to Lexington Legends from Tri-City ValleyCats.
August 11, 2009 Jose Altuve assigned to Tri-City ValleyCats from Greeneville Astros.

Jose Carlos Altuve Bio Info

Jose and his wife Nina reside in Maracay, VZ during the offseason.


Had one of the greatest seasons in franchise history, setting a club record with 225 hits while leading the Majors in hits and batting average in his age 24 season...surpassed IF Craig Biggio (210 hits in 1998) for the Astros single season hits record, while also joining Biggio as the only players in club history to have a 200-hit season...posted single-season franchise records with 69 multi-hit games, 24 three-hit games and 168 singles (all tops in MLB in 2014)...won a Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award as the American League's top offensive second baseman...joined IF Craig Biggio as the the only second basemen in Astros history to win the award...became the 10th player in club history to win a Silver Slugger...became just the second player in Major League history to compile 225 hits, 47 doubles and 56 steals in a single season, joining OF Ty Cobb, who did so in 1911 (248 hits, 47 doubles, 83 steals)...became the first player in franchise history to win a batting title...prior to his historic season, the Astros were one of four teams in the Majors to never have a player win a batting title (also Milwaukee, Arizona and Tampa Bay)...joined C Joe Mauer (2006) and IF Alex Rodriguez (1996) as the only AL players age 24-or-younger to win a batting title in the last 20 seasons...his 225 hits were the most by a second baseman in a single season since IF Charlie Gehringer posted 227 hits in 1936 for Detroit...marked the most hits by a right-handed hitter since Paul Molitor also had 225 hits in 1996...received his second career All-Star nomination after getting voted to the American League All-Star team via the player one of three Astros second basemen to make an All-Star team (also IF Joe Morgan and IF Craig Biggio)...set the single-season record for hits by a Venezuelan-born player, passing OF Magglio Ordonez, who set the previous record with 216 hits in 2007...his 56 steals tied as the third-most by a Venezuelan..finished the season leading the AL in batting average, hits and stolen bases, becoming the first player to lead his league in those categories since OF Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 (.350, 242 hits, 56 steals)...prior to Suzuki, the last player to do so was IF Snuffy Stirnweiss with the 1945 Yankees (per Elias)...became the first Astros player to lead his league in stolen bases (56) since OF Michael Bourn in 2010 (52)...led the Majors with a .414 (63x152) average vs. left-handed pitchers...ranked as the second-highest mark in club history for a single season, behind IF Jeff Bagwell's .457 average vs. lefties in 1994...was the second-toughest player to strike out in the Majors as his strikeout rate of 7.5% (53SO/707PA) ranked behind only DH Victor Martinez (6.6%)...among all MLB hitters, put the highest percentage of pitches into play (27.9%) while posting the fifth-lowest percentage of swings that missed (9.9%)...saw the fewest number of pitches per plate appearance (3.10) among all Major League hitters...was the lowest pitches per plate appearance mark by an MLB player since IF Robinson Cano in 2005 (3.05)...tallied 130 hits prior to the All-Star Break, which marked a new Astros record...IF Bob Watson held the previous mark with 123 hits prior to the 1973 All-Star Break...Altuve set the club record with 88 first half games, while Watson did so in 102 games...Altuve's 41 steals in the first half ranked second in franchise history after OF Gerald Young's 47 steals which he recorded during the first half in 1988...per Elias, set a franchise record by going errorless in 88 straight games from Aug. 17, 2013-May 27, 2014...the previous record was held by IF Rafael Landestoy (78g in 1980)...from June 26-29, 2014, became the first Major League player in 97 years to have four straight multi-steal games...became just the third player in baseball's modern era (since 1900) to do this: also IF Ray Chapman (1917) and IF Bill Dahlen (1904)...tied a franchise record with 28 consecutive successful stolen base attempts from May 17-July 19, 2014...tied a franchise record set by OF Carlos Beltran in 2004...on June 18, 2014 at WSH, recorded his 500th career hit with a 9th-inning single...marked his 426th career game, making him the fastest player to reach 500 career hits with the Astros franchise...OF Cesar Cedeno set the previous record in 1973, as he needed 427 career games to reach 500 hits...with three hits in the Astros 3-1 win on June 20 at TB, became the first Major Leaguer to reach 100 hits on the season...reached 100 hits with his second hit of the night, in his 298th at-bat, becoming the first Astros player to reach 100 hits before his 300th at-bat of a season since 2008, when IF/OF Lance Berkman got to the century mark in his 277th at-bat...set a club record by recording a steal in seven straight games from June 24-30, 2014... banged out two hits, scored two runs and stole two bases in the Astros 6-1 win on June 26 vs. reaching the 30-steal mark that game, became the fourth player in Astros history with at least 100 hits and 30 stolen bases before the All-Star break in one season...the other Astros to do it were OF Cesar Cedeno in 1974 (112 hits, 36 steals), OF Billy Hatcher in 1987 (101, 33) and OF Michael Bourn in 2011 (104, 35)...went 3x5 with two stolen bases on June 30 vs. DET, giving him a four-game streak with multiple hits and stolen other player in baseball's modern era (1900 to date) has had a four-game streak with at least two hits and two steals in each game...finished the month of June with a .411 batting average and 17 stolen bases...marked the most stolen bases for any Major League player who batted .400 or better in a month since July of 1992, when OF Brett Butler, then with the Dodgers, batted .442 with 18 stolen bases...OF Rickey Henderson batted .416 with 22 steals for the Yankees in June of 1985, but before Butler and Henderson, the last to do it was OF Ty Cobb, who batted .430 with 20 steals in September of 1911 (Elias)...became the first player in the All-Star era (since 1933) to record 130 hits and 40 steals before the All-Star Break...hit .335 in the first half, finishing two points behind IF Adrian Beltre (.337) for the first half batting title...entered the 2014 All-Star Game in the 5th inning at second base and ultimately drove in IF Alexei Ramirez on a sacrifice fly to deep left field in his only plate appearance...became just the fifth Astros player ever to record an RBI in an All-Star Game...also IF/OF Lance Berkman (2002, 2006, 2008), IF Craig Biggio (1995-96), OF Cesar Cedeno (1973, 1976), IF Lee May (1972)...tied a career high with four hits and hit his first career grand slam on Aug. 18 at BOS...was the only grand slam hit by an opposing player at Fenway Park during the season...became the first Astros player to record four hits and a grand slam in the same game since IF Jeff Bagwell did so on April 9, 2004, at MIL...from Aug. 30-Sept. 2, recorded back-to-back four hit games, becoming the first Astro to do so since IF/OF Lance Berkman in 2008...recorded hits in six straight at-bats over that stretch, the most by an Astro since OF Brandon Barnes in 2013...extended his hitting streak against the Athletics to 23 games with a 1x4 performance on Sept. 7 at OAK...marks the longest hitting streak any Astros player has had against any one team in the history of the franchise...IF/OF Lance Berkman held the previous record with a 21-game hitting streak against the Rockies from 2004 to 2008... from Sept. 10-17, recorded multiple hits in seven straight games...marked the longest multi-hit game streak by an Astro since IF/OF Lance Berkman also went seven straight from May 3-10, 2008...only two Astros in club history had multi-hit game streaks longer than seven games: OF Billy Hatcher (9g, April 12-21, 1987) and OF Jesus Alou (9g, Sept. 1-11, 1969)...posted a career-long, 14-game hitting streak from Aug.23-Sept. 7...was the Astros longest hitting streak of the season...entering the final game of the season (Sept. 28 at NYM), held a .003 point advantage over the Tigers DH Victor Martinez for the AL batting title... went 2x4 on the day to secure the title with a .341 (225x660) average, directly ahead of Martinez' .335 (188x561) mark...named the Astros Team MVP by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA...was the Astros nominee for Major League Baseball's Hank Aaron Award...also named the Astros recipient of the Heart and Hustle Award, presented by the MLB Players Alumni Association...additionally, was named one of three finalists as the AL's Most Outstanding Player in the Players Choice Awards.


Set career highs in hits, RBI and steals in what was his second full season (3rd overall) in the Majors... led the Astros in hits and steals, and ranked tied for first in runs (64) and games played (152)...made his second consecutive Opening Day start ... ranked sixth in the American League with 35 stolen bases and fourth in multi-steal games (5)...was one of three Major Leaguers (also Leonys Martin and Rajai Davis) to have two games with three-or-more stolen bases...had the most steals by an Astros second baseman since Craig Biggio swiped 50 in 1998...led Major League second basemen in steals and double plays turned (114) ... among AL second basemen, finished third in hits and fifth in both batting average and fielding percentage (.987)... became the fifth player in Astros history to record 30+ doubles and 30+ stolen bases in back-to-back years, joining Craig Biggio (1997-98, 1994-95), Enos Cabell (1977-79), Cesar Cedeno (1972-73) and Jose Cruz (1977-79) ... led the AL with a .376 OBP when batting leadoff (min. 125 plate apps.)...reached base safely in 126 of his 152 total games (83%)...his 35 hits in April set a franchise record for a scond baseman and ranked fifth all time for any player in Astros history ... eclipsed 400 hits for his career on Sept. 24 at TEX in what was his 352nd career game...was the third fastest Astro to reach the 400-hit mark behind Cesar Cedeno (342g) and Hunter Pence (348g) ... needed the second-fewest games in Astros history to reach 75 doubles and 75 steals to start his career...did so on Sept. 25 at TEX in what was his 353rd career game...the record is held by Cesar Cedeno (344 games)...recorded an RBI in four straight games from Aug. 6-10 and became the first Astros second baseman to do so since Craig Biggio in July of 2005 (7/4-7)...his 41 hits in September ranked as the third highest total in franchise history, trailing only Richard Hidalgo's 49 hits in Sept. of 2000 and Cesar Cedeno's 47 hits in 1977...led the Majors in hits and led the AL in batting average (.357) during the month...since his MLB debut on July 20, 2011, his 405 hits are more than any MLB second baseman except Robinson Cano (467) and Dustin Pedroia (443)...ranks second among MLB second basemen in steals during that span (75) behind Emilio Bonifacio (80)...missed three games while on the Bereavement List (May 14-17)...named the Astros nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award...on July 13, 2013, signed a four-year contract extension that runs from 2014-17...the deal also includes club option years for the 2018-19 seasons.

2012 The 2012 first-time All-Star posted a .340 OBP, tallying 40 walks in 147 games (drew just five walks in 57 games in 2011)...led the club with 45 extra-base hits...also led the club in runs, hits, doubles, triples and stolen bases in what was his first full season in the Majors...finished the season ranked fifth in the Majors with a .359 (56x156) batting average vs. LHP (min. 155 AB)...ranked seventh in the NL with 33 steals...his 51 multi-hit games ranked tied for ninth in the NL...ranked fifth in the NL in fewest percentage of swings that miss (10.6%)...ranked fourth in batting average against NL Central opponents with a .321 (87x271) mark (min. 200 PA)...played the entire season with the Astros, made his first career Opening Day start, and led the club with 147 games played, including 142 starts at second base...among NL second basemen, ranked first in stolen bases, second in hits and third in batting average...became just the fourth Astros second baseman in franchise history to steal 30 bases in one season, also Biggio (5x), Doran (2x) and Morgan (3x)...was also just the eighth Astros player to steal 30 bases and hit 30 doubles in one season, also Bagwell (2x), Biggio (5x), Cabell (3x), Cedeno (5x), Cruz (3x), Thon, Wynn...according to Elias, became the first Astro with 36 hits thru the club's first 25 games since Craig Biggio also did so in 2004...stole home and homered on June 10 at CWS, becoming the first Astros player to accomplish this in the same game since Jeff Bagwell on June 22, 1993 at LAD...was named the Astros' recipient of the MLB Players Alumni Association's annual Heart and Hustle Award...also named the Astros' 2012 MVP by the Houston Chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America...played for Navegantes del Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League during the 2012 offseason...hit .336 (48x143) with 10 doubles, 16 walks, eight steals and an .847 OPS (.406 OBP/.441 SLG) in 35 games with the club. 2011 Had 200 hits combined at the Major League (61) and minor league (139) levels in 578 combined at-bats in 2011...among all NL rookies, ranked fourth in batting average after July 20 (.276)...had seven games with three hits at the Major League level... hit .327 (36x110) with six RBI in his first 28 games with HOU...his 51 starts at 2B as a rookie ranked fifth all-time by an Astros rookie 2nd baseman and the most since Bill Doran in 1983 (151 starts)...named the Astros 2011 Minor League Player of the Year after leading all minor league players with a .389 (139x357) avg. at Double A Corpus Christi (.361 in 35g) and Class A Lancaster (.408 in 52g)...started at 2nd base for the World Team and went 2x3 with a double in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game...had contract purchased from Double A on July 19 and made his big league debut on July 20 by starting at 2B...singled in his fifth career MLB at-bat...his first career MLB home run was a leadoff, inside-the-park HR on Aug. 20 vs. SF (Bumgarner), making him the first player whose first ML HR was to leadoff a game and an inside-the-parker since Hall of Famer Rich "Whitey" Ashburn did so on May 29, 1948...the last Astro to hit an inside-the-park HR for their first ML HR was LHP Butch Henry (May 8, 1992 at PIT), and the last Astro to lead off a game with an inside-the-parker was Bill Doran (April 22, 1987 vs. ATL) (Elias)...tied the franchise record by hitting safely in his first seven ML games (.423, 11x26), which was set by IF Russ Johnson in 1997 (.321, 9x28)...hit .423 (11x26) in his first seven games...only two other players in HOU history collected 11-or-more hits in their first seven games in the Majors: Ken Caminiti in 1987 (11x27) and Orlando Miller in 1994 (11x23) (Elias)...following the season, played for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League and finished first in the league in hits (82) and third in batting average (.339). 2010 Combined to hit .301 (153x509) with 15 home runs, 67 RBI and 42 stolen bases in 125 games with Class A Lexington (94g) and Advanced A Lancaster (31g)...named a South Atlantic League midseason and postseason All-Star...earned SAL player of the week from June 7-13....named Lexington's Offensive Player of the Month for July...began the year at Lexington before a promotion to Lancaster on July 31...played for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League following the season and hit .284 (44x155) with 11 extra-base hits and 14 RBI in 42 games 2009 Combined to hit .302 (77x255) with three home runs, 25 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 66 games with Rookie League Greeneville (45g) and Rookie League Tri-City (21g)...named Greeneville's Team MVP, an Appalachian League All-Star and earned Greeneville's Player of the Month for July...began his second consecutive year with Greeneville before being promoted to Tri-City on Aug. 11 2008 Got his first experience of stateside baseball in 2008 with Rookie League Greeneville...started 38 games at second base, collecting 14 extra-base hits and 21 RBI 2007 Made his professional debut in the Venezuelan Summer League and led the club in batting average (.343) and OBP (.429).