(Editor's note: Click HERE to vote for Dallas Keuchel)
In addition to Jose Altuve's second All-Star appearance, the Houston Astros have a chance to get a second All-Star on the roster. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel was selected as one of five American League players in the Final Vote contest.
Keuchel, 26, has gone 8-5 with three complete games and a 3.06 ERA in 16 starts this season. Among American League pitchers, Keuchel ranks tied for first in complete games and ninth in ERA. He also ranks seventh in WAR (3.2), which is helped by his Major League leading 3.67 ground ball to fly ball ratio.
Keuchel has been the Astros most consistent starter this season, and has already been recognized by the A.L. in 2014 by winning the league's Player of the Week Award for the week of May 19-26. During that week, Keuchel went 2-0 with a complete game and a 1.02 ERA.
The Final Vote began in 2002 and this marks the fourth time an Astro has appeared on the ballot. Outfielder Carlos Lee (2008) and right-handed pitcher Roy Oswalt (2005, 2007) were the other two players to make the ballot, with Oswalt winning the fan vote in 2005.
The ballot for the 2014 All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by Experian will open to fans tonight at 7 p.m. CT. Voting will be open until Thursday, July 10 at 3 p.m. CT. There is no limit on the number of times an individual can vote and the ballot can be accessed by visiting Astros.com.