Latest Update Altuve logs three more hits in win Wed Jul, 23, 07:09 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.
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
Altuve has started the second half right where he left off, as he continues to have himself a career-year. After 95 games, Altuve ranks first in hits (133), first in stolen bases (41) and third in batting average (.335) among his American League competitors, but since he has never performed at this level in his young career it is hard to imagine he will be able to keep up this pace the rest of the way. However, even if regression sets in, he is still a great option to deploy at the keystone as he remains as elite base-stealer in 2014. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Altuve's breakout 2014 campaign continued on Tuesday night, as he added to his AL lead in both the stolen base (41) and batting average (.341 BA) departments. Not to mention he leads all of baseball with 126 hits, which is 13 ahead of the Blue Jays Melky Cabrera. Although it is difficult to foresee this brilliant first half being duplicated following the All-Star break, there is no way he falls flats on his face the way he has been hitting the ball. Analyst: Matthew Beck