Astros’ Bregman, Springer, and Brantley among All-Star vote leaders
By Brian Murray
The latest AL All-Star voting results have six Astros currently eligible for the final “Starters Election” that will be held at the end of the month.
The All-Star voting process has a twist this season. The current “Primary” ballot voting will end on June 21. The three players in each position, nine outfielders, with the most votes will move on to the “Starters Election” that will take place June 26 & 27. The vote leader in each position, including three outfielders, at the end of this final election, will be the designated starters for the AL All-Star Team.
The Houston Astros have six players that are in position to make that final ballot. George Springer, Alex Bregman, Michael Brantley, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, and Josh Reddick are all among the top vote-getters in their respective positions. Robinson Chirinos is fourth among catchers and is barely behind that necessary third place.
Bregman is the sole Astro that is leading his position and it’s looking like a runaway at this point. He has received 630,159 votes for the third base position. That is good enough for the third highest vote total among all American League players. The next closest third baseman behind him is Gio Urshela of the New York Yankees with 269,716 votes.
George Springer is second among all players in the League with 776,352. That places him in second place for outfielders behind Mike Trout of the Angels who has garnered a league-leading 951,002 votes. Brantley and Reddick come in at fourth and ninth respectively, placing all three Astros’ outfielders in contention for the final voting process. Brantley has 458,577 votes and Reddick with 220,079.
Jose Altuve is just behind Angel’s Tommy La Stella for the starting second baseman. Altuve currently has 448,131 votes while La Stella has 487,598. Yankee’s DJ LeMahieu is farther behind at 379,820.
At shortstop, Carlos Correa is behind Jorge Polanco of the Twins. Correa has 329,421 while Polanco has 395,210 votes. Gleyber Torres isn’t far behind with 322,958 votes.
Chirinos is just edged out of that necessary third place among the catchers so far. He’s received 197,976 votes, only 1521 votes behind the Jason Castro‘s 199,497. Gary Sanchez of the Yankees is running away with the voting for catchers with 737,107.
There’s still plenty of time to get your votes in for your favorite and deserving players. You can vote five times a day here until June 21 at 4:00 PM. So, get out there and do your part to help the Astros have a good representation at this year’s All-Star Game.