Latest Update Jose Altuve Homers, Swipes AL-leading 42nd Base Mon Jul, 28, 09:12 AM
Has pretty good pop in his bat and a lot of speed for running the bases. Is steady afield. A gamer, he can be trusted to be in the lineup every day. Boasts excellent bat control.
Flaws: : Is undersized, so it's always a constant battle to prove himself. Doesn't draw enough walks to maximize his base-stealing and table-setting skills. Will never be a huge home-run hitter.
Just when you start to think, "hey, this guy has got to slow down," he goes and puts up another great game for his fantasy owners. He's currently riding a nine-game hit streak in which he is batting .429 (18-for-42) with two home runs, five RBI and six runs scored. if you want to find something to nitpick here, it;s the fact that this stolen base was his first since July 8, a span of 13 games. Still though, he continues to lead the American League with a total of 42 steals. There's still a chance he slows down with the batting average, but everything else should remain a constant, moving forward.Analyst: Howard Bender
Altuve has an eight game hitting streak going but if there is one complaint it would be that he has now failed to steal a base in 12 straight games after stealing 41 going into the All Star break.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Altuve has picked up right where he left off to start the second half, having now logged three consecutive multi-hit games, as he continues to lead the league now sitting on 138 while adding the top spot in batting average (.338) on Tuesday night. There is no question he is having a career-year up to this point and may suggest he is going to tail off as we get deeper into the season, but he has show no signs of slowing down, expect for the fact he hasn't stolen a base over his last eight games.even if his production takes a hit in the second half he is still well worth every penny spent this past draft season and makes for a solid keeper league investment considering he is only 24-years-old.Analyst: Matthew Beck
Always one of the better second basemen in fantasy Altuve's overall value has been hindered by the fact that he has played for the offensively challenged Houston Astros which limited both his run and RBI totals in past seasons. Expectations for Altuve this season were more of the same as a career .285 hitter with 30 stolen base potential he ranked among the top five second basemen drafted but nobody foresaw his surge to being fantasy's top ranked second baseman as he leads the American League in batting average(.336), stolen bases(41) and his 135 hits are the most in baseball while also ranking second in doubles(30) just six behind Miguel Cabrera. Altuve is just 24 years old and his breakout season could not come at a better time as the rest of the Astros young core players are beginning to get called up to the show.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba