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Jose Altuve
Birthdate: 5/6/1990 (26 y, 10 m, 16 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 5-7/170     Position: 2B
Contract: $12.5M / 4 Years (2014 - 2017) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Altuve went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Monday's game against the Cardinals, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. (3/20/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Who knew you could pack so much punch into a compact 5'7, 170 pound body?! Not only did Altuve prove that his 2015 power spike was no fluke, he actually boosted that power to even greater heights, en route to notching his first 20/30 campaign. It's now officially official -- Altuve does it all. He even easily set a new career high in walk rate and struck out less than 10% of the time for the third straight season. His second power surge was driven by an added two miles per hour of average fly ball and line drive exit velocity. But is this sustainable? It's hard to believe that he's still just 26 years old. His age suggests that home runs in the teens, at the very least, are here to stay. And until he slows down the running game, he remains an easy first rounder. (Mike Podhorzer)

The Quick Opinion: Altuve has gone from strong three category contributor, to three and a half category star, to five category fantasy monster...and he's still only 26 years old! Obviously, odds are high that he suffers some regression across the board after what might prove to be his career year, but he's still easily a first round pick and as safe a choice as one could hope for.

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