Astros All-Star update: Chirinos moves up, Springer & Brantley still strong

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - JUNE 12: Robinson Chirinos #28 of the Houston Astros singles in a run in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - JUNE 12: Robinson Chirinos #28 of the Houston Astros singles in a run in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Minute Maid Park on June 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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The Astros still have a strong showing in the latest All-Star voting update. With Robinson Chirinos moving up, they now have seven players in contention.

The voting for the Primary Round ends this Friday at 4:00 in the afternoon, so there are only a few days left to get your votes in for your favorite Astros players. Then you’ll get a chance to vote in the Starters Election that lasts just 28 hours beginning June 26 at noon ET.

The top three in each position and nine outfielders will move on to that final stage of voting. As of the latest count reported, the Astros have seven players in position to make it into the Starters Election.

George Springer still holds second place in the voting for all American League players. He has 1,495,817 votes, also placing him second among outfielders behind Mike Trout with 1,904,273. Michael Brantley is right behind Springer and Josh Reddick in that final ninth spot. Brantley has garnered 924,173 votes and Reddick seems safely ahead of the tenth place vote-getter with 511,903.

Alex Bregman has a hefty lead with 1,322,935 votes for the third base position over Yankee’s Gio Urshela‘s 502,614 votes. Bregman has the fourth most votes in the American League. Jose Altuve‘s vote total is 923,177 placing him second behind Angel’s second baseman Tommy La Stella‘s 1,020,912.

Carlos Correa‘s 656,995 votes will most likely secure his second place spot among shortstops. Although it doesn’t seem likely Correa will be healthy enough to participate. Jorge Polanco of the Twins leads the pack with 818,082 votes.

Finally, Chirinos has overtaken Jason Castro for that all-important third place for the final vote in the catcher position. He’s collected 487,868 votes vaulting him over Castro by 33,000+ votes. Maybe that grand slam he hit against the Blue Jays got him that extra push.

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There’s little time left to vote during this initial stage of the voting process, so don’t get complacent thinking those seven Astros are locked in, you never know. Keep logging in here to continue your support. Then the slate is wiped clean and the voting starts all over, but only for a short time period.

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