HOUSTON – For the fourth time, Major League baseball has released an update on the American League All-Star voting.
Things continue to look positive for the Astros.
Like one week ago, Jose Altuve continues to lead all second baseman in the voting while shortstop Carlos Correa leads at his position.
Outfielder George Springer is holding down the third spot among AL outfielders.
All three players added over 145,000 votes to their leads this week, with Correa (+236,051) leading the way in gains followed by Altuve (+190,930) and Springer (+147,358).
Altuve now leads his position by 734,563 votes over Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro, while Correa leads Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor by 358,242 votes. Springer leads fourth-place Michael Brantley, Indians outfielder, by 175,607 votes.
If these results hold, it would mark the first time in franchise history the Astros have three All-Star starters elected via the fan vote.
Astros catcher Brian McCann held onto second place among AL catchers, and trails only Royals catcher Salvador Perez in the American League.
The next update by Major League Baseball will be released June 26. Eight Astros were listed among the leading vote-getters in today’s release.