The Astros’ Jose Altuve and Yordan Alvarez are leading the American League All-Star voting at their positions with a little more than a week left in the first phase of voting. After the first phase, which ends at 1 p.m. June 30, the top two vote-getters at each position – and top six outfielders – will advance to the second phase, which begins at 11 a.m. July 5, with fans choosing among the finalists at each position. Voting, which selects the position players starters in the All-Star Game, is ongoing at MLB.com.
It appears unlikely that any other Astros position player will advance to the second phase of the voting. Martin Maldonado (231,005) is fourth in voting at catcher, but still more than 156,000 votes behind the Yankees’ Jose Trevino (387,983), who is second in voting. Jeremy Peña (271,640) also is fourth at shortstop, but is more than 250,000 votes behind the White Sox’s Tim Anderson (528,278) for second place. Notably, Peña does lead former Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who is sixth in voting at 186,403. Astros outfielders Michael Brantley and Kyle Tucker are ninth and 10th, respectively, which puts them about 150,000 votes from joining the six finalists.