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  • Jose Altuve Gets Night Off Friday Against Rangers

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is not in the lineup on Friday night against the Rangers. It appears to be a day off for Altuve, who is slashing .291/.333/.444 over 28 games, and has started in 17 straight games. Robel Garcia will get the start in his place at second base, and will bat leadoff against Texas. Look for Altuve to return to action on Saturday.

    May 14 · RotoBaller Astros Jose Altuve
  • Jose Altuve Thriving At Home

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will head into this weekend's action dialed in at the plate. Over his last seven games, the Astros leadoff man is 12-for-31 (.387) and carries a nine-game hitting streak into the team's series with the Rangers. Altuve has been fantastic hitting at Minute Maid Park, slashing .328/.356/.522 with seven extra-base hits, eight runs scored and 11 runs batted in through 16 home games. Fantasy teams should take full advantage of Altuve's hot streak heading into the weekend.

    May 14 · RotoBaller Astros Jose Altuve
  • Jose Altuve Hits Big Home Run On His Birthday

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve hit a huge three-run home run in the eighth inning off of New York Yankees reliever Chad Green on his 31st birthday on Thursday to give his club the 7-4 victory. It was Altuve's first career homer on his birthday and helped the Astros avoid a three-game sweep. He finished the day 2-for-5 with the three-run homer and a single. Through 21 games this year, Altuve is slashing .256/.295/.372 and has six walks, 12 RBI and 14 strikeouts. He entered the game on Thursday in a 2-for-28 funk since April 28, so hopefully the big performance in the Bronx will keep Altuve rolling into the weekend. Altuve had a rough 2020 campaign, but he's looked better so far this year and remains a must-start.

    May 7 · RotoBaller Astros Jose Altuve
  • Jose Altuve In 2-For-28 Rut

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve will try and snap out of a 2-for-28 slump heading into Wednesday's action against the Yankees. Altuve was hitting .347 on April 26 but the rut at the dish has seen his average plummet to .247. The season is full of ups and downs but there are several alarming aspects to Altuve's offense right now. His current .628 OPS is well below league average and he is a frightening 3-for-36 (.083) against right-handed pitching this season. Until he can improve against righties, putting Altuve into DFS lineups will be a volatile endeavor.

    May 5 · RotoBaller Astros Jose Altuve