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Jose Altuve went 0-for-5 against the Mets on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Don't expect to see too many games like this for Altuve as he's far more likely to have a multi-hit game than a hitless one. Altuve hasn't found his groove just yet, but he will certainly be great again come regular season, and you can draft him as a top-2 second baseman with confidence.

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Jose Altuve goes 1-for-4

Sun, Mar 22nd 2:40pm EDT
By Eric Townsend

Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a single against the Pirates on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It was a quiet day for Altuve, as he uncharacteristically did not join in on the plethora of scoring that was being done by the Astros. However, he is a top-2 option at 2B, and has a batting average/stolen base combo that is unmatched in MLB. Take him in the second round of mixed league drafts if you want him.

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Skipper A.J. Hinch discussed a real possibility of Jose Altuve being the lead off hitter at the start of the regular season. Altuve is the reigning batting title holder of the American League in 2014, hitting for an astounding .341 average. (Source: Astros.com)

Fantasy Impact: Altuve is a supreme choice to be a starting second baseman for your roster. His consistent contact hitting and quick fielding poise will make him a precious infield commodity in 2015.


Jose Altuve steals a base

Thu, Mar 19th 2:41pm EDT
By Eric Townsend

Jose Altuve went 1-for-2 (including a double) with a walk and a stolen base against the Mets. He also walked once.

Fantasy Impact: This is the kind of performance both the Astros and fantasy owners can look forward to pretty often. Altuve will likely regress some from last year's amazing numbers, but the speed and talent are real. Look for him as a top-2 2B in fantasy.

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Jose Altuve went 1 for 3 on Monday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves. He had a double, as well as a strikeout. (Source: Astros.com)

Fantasy Impact: Altuve possesses an impressive .381 batting average in grapefruit league so far. The American League batting title holder is on a clear pace to defend his crown.

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Jose Altuve hits an RBI double

Sun, Mar 15th 2:45pm EDT
By Eric Townsend

Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with a RBI double and a strikeout against the Nationals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve continues to be productive and has shown no signs of slowing down after last year's stellar season. You know what you're getting with him: around 45-50 SBs, a fantastic average (think ~.315), and a good amount of runs. If that sounds like a combination you want then draft him in the second round (where he is currently going) and you won't be disappointed.

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Jose Altuve goes 1-for-3

Sat, Mar 14th 7:45pm EDT
By Eric Townsend

Jose Altuve went 1-for-3 with an RBI single on Saturday against the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve had another good day at the plate and looks to be rounding into form. He is a top-2 2B along with Robinson Cano and is going around the 2nd round of drafts. Be careful about your expectations though, as he is likely to regress in batting average, and is unlikely to repeat the SB total from last season.

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Jose Altuve went 3-for-3 (including a double), with an RBI on Thursday against the Tigers. He also stole a base in the third inning.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve had a very productive day Thursday, as he works his way into peak form. While there may be some slight batting average regression from last year's MLB-leading .341, he should still be considered one of the top two 2B in fantasy along with Robinson Cano. If you want him you'll likely have to grab him in the 2nd round of your draft.

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Jose Altuve held hitless

Sun, Mar 8th 5:06pm EDT
By Dan Schalk

Jose Altuve did not record a hit in three plate appearances, as the Astros tied the Braves 2-2.

Fantasy Impact: Altuve is looking to keep his momentum going from an All-Star 2014 campaign that saw him break Craig Biggio's franchise record for hits in one season, as he ended with 225. Altuve has potential to be the top ranked second baseman in fantasy this season, and should be drafted within the first few rounds of most drafts.

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