Latest Update Astros have not given their All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve permission to play winter ball. Tue Dec, 16, 02:22 PM
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.
Safety first. The Astros have invested quite a bit in their team here in the offseason and would love to make a run at a wild card spot this year. They have plenty more to do, but keeping Altuve healthy is a top priority. Analyst: Howard Bender
Altuve clinched the batting title, batting .341 on the season with 85 runs, 59 RBI and 56 stolen bases. Altuve should a top-three fantasy second baseman going into next season.Analyst: Steve Pimental
This guy i something else. After hearing he was going to be out of the lineup today, he went to his manager a pleaded with him to play today and the manager listened by putting him back in the lineup.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Altuve is walking away this season with the AL stolen base crown and with a .340 average, he's in line to win the Al batting title as well. Victor Martinez is a close second with a .337 average, but Altuve and the Astros are going to leave it up to him to catch-up rather than potentially meet him halfway and get beaten. Just a phenomenal year for Altuve and well-deserved titles for him, for sure.Analyst: Howard BenderMore Experts..