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Jose Altuve Is Lone Astros All-Star Representative

News came down on Sunday that Houston's All-Star representative will be second baseman Jose Altuve. In only his second season, and his first full season as a starter in the majors, Altuve is hitting .309/.351/.453 with five home runs, 12 stolen bases, 18 doubles and an OPS+ of 118.

Altuve is one of two second baseman on the National League roster, after starter Dan Uggla. It is his first All-Star game, but his second appearance on All-Star weekend, after he played in the Futures Game last season.

He's also just the fifth Astros player to make an All-Star appearance at Age 22 or younger. The first was Joe Morgan, another second baseman and the last was Terry Puhl, who was 21 in that season. The other two were Cesar Cedeno and Larry Dierker

It's a great accomplishment for the young Escorpion, and a much-needed plaudit for this team. It's a shame Jed Lowrie didn't get more consideration, but beggars can't be choosers. Lowrie may be the best NL shortstop this season offensively, but that doesn't mean All-Star selectors are willing to put two guys on there from a team who lost 100 games last season. Unwritten rules and all...

The complete All-Star teams are below the jump. Who else got snubbed? Were there any surprises for you? Will you be voting for Bryce Harper in the Final Spot vote or Chipper Jones?


C: Buster Posey, SF C: Mike Napoli, TEX
1B: Joey Votto, CIN 1B: Prince Fielder, DET
2B: Dan Uggla, ATL 2B: Robinson Cano, NYY
3B: Pablo Sandoval, SF 3B: Adrian Beltre, TEX
SS: Rafael Furcal, STL SS: Derek Jeter, NYY
OF: Melky Cabrera, SF OF: Josh Hamilton, TEX
OF: Carlos Beltran, STL OF: Curtis Granderson, NYY
OF: Matt Kemp, LAD OF: Jose Bautista, TOR


Matt Cain, SF Ryan Cook, OAK
Aroldis Chapman, CIN Matt Harrison, TEX
R.A. Dickey, NYM Felix Hernandez, SEA
Gio Gonzalez, WAS Jim Johnson, BAL
Cole Hamels, PHI Joe Nathan, TEX
Joel Hanrahan, PIT Chris Perez, CLE
Clayton Kershaw, LAD David Price, TB
Craig Kimbrel, ATL Fernando Rodney, TB
Lance Lynn, STL CC Sabathia, NYY
Wade Miley, ARI Chris Sale, CWS
Jonathan Papelbon, PHI Justin Verlander, DET
Stephen Strasburg, WAS Jered Weaver, LAA
Huston Street, SD C.J. Wilson, LAA


Yadier Molina, STL Joe Mauer, MIN
Carlos Ruiz, PHI Matt Wieters, BAL
Bryan LaHair, CHC Elvis Andrus, TEX
Jose Altuve, HOU Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
Starlin Castro, CHC Miguel Cabrera, DET
Ian Desmond, WAS Ian Kinsler, TEX
David Wright, NYM Paul Konerko, CWS
Ryan Braun, MIL Adam Jones, BAL
Jay Bruce, CIN Mike Trout, LAA
Carlos Gonzalez, COL Mark Trumbo, LAA
Andrew McCutchen, PIT Billy Butler, KC
Giancarlo Stanton, MIA Adam Dunn, CWS