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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve passes 2 million all-star votes; holds lead

Altuve is all but locked as the AL All-Star second baseman.

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The people have spoken. Less than a week remains the 2016 MLB All-Star Game Vote but Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is all but locked in as the American League starter at second base.

Altuve vote total increased to 2,186,949 in week five of updates. Altuve collected 580,244 votes over the past week, the highest single-week total of votes he collects since updates started.

Robinson Cano still holds second place with 1,276,010, close to a million votes behind Altuve.

George Springer has still yet to break the top 15 outfielders in voting and Carlos Correa has dropped to No. 5 among A.L. shortstops with 694,103 votes.

Altuve, 26, is batting .348 (105x302) with 54 runs scored, 23 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs, 45 RBIs, 18 stolen bases, 38 walks, .425 OBP, .560 SLG, and .984 OPS.