The Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve place as a fan favorite across the league appears to be cemented with each round of updates on the 2016 All-Star Game. Altuve remains in first place among American League second basemen with 1,230,619 votes in the third update from Major League Baseball since voting started, the league announced on Tuesday.
Crowded race for final outfield spot highlights latest American League All-Star balloting update. pic.twitter.com/PNCdOV09qe— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 14, 2016
Altuve gained 337,287 votes over the past week, by far the biggest jump among second basemen over a single since updates started three weeks ago -- the Mariners Robinson Cano is second with 231,332 votes this past week to surpass Royals Omar Infante with a total vote of 767,882 votes in second place.
Altuve is batting .344 (88x256) with 46 runs scored, 21 doubles, one triple, 10 HR, 38 RBIs, and18 stolen bases.