Major League Baseball announced the second round of voting for the American League All-Star voting. The Astros second baseman Jose Altuve holds serve in his position atop the voting for second baseman. Altuve collected 718,389 over the past week to push his total to 2,020,143.
Here is the latest AL voting update for the #ASG: pic.twitter.com/r2IFP0Pakt— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 1, 2015
Altuve leads over Royals second baseman Omar Infante by 577,153 votes, Infante's total after two weeks is 1,442,990. Infante closed the gap between Altuve and he by 9,256 votes between the two weeks.
Altuve did drop out of the top three vote getters, dropping to ninth behind the Royals' Salvador Perez (2,681,063 votes), Royals' Lorenzo Cain (2,506,859 votes), Royals' Mike Moustakas (2,385,024 votes), Angels' Mike Trout (2,371,435 votes), Royals' Alcides Escobar (2,269,046 votes), Tigers' Miguel Cabrera (2,123,752 votes), Mariners Nelson Cruz (2,108,584 votes), and Royals' Eric Hosmer.
The Royals still have five starters if the voting ended today.
Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie is Houston's only other representative, holding his place in fourth among AL shortstops. Lowrie's total after two weeks is 511,714, his pace has slowed adding only 179,180 votes over the past week.
Altuve appears to be on his way to getting voted, it also appears Dallas Keuchel will join him. The question then becomes who will will represent Houston in Cincinnati? Luke Gregerson? Will Harris? Evan Gattis?