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Astros surge in ASG voting; Altuve takes over lead at 2B

Apparently, a 11-game winnings streak helps with All-Star voting.

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The Houston Astros are currently the best team in baseball with a 42-16 record and are on an 11-game winning streak. The fans have taken notice. The Astros have a player in the top five of voting for all seven positions, including three outfielders in the top 15.

The most important fact we learned from the second update American League All-Star voting is Jose Altuve has taken his rightful place atop the AL second baseman. Altuve is leading the vote with 998,107, ahead of Starlin Castro at 778,699.

Shortstop Carlos Correa (662,124) has again grown on Francisco Lindor (842,166). Brian McCann remains in the hunt at catcher (512,077), behind leader Salvador Perez (692,867).

Yuli Gurriel (336,117) and Evan Gattis (326,584) check in at their respective positions first baseman and designated hitter in fifth place.

The biggest surprise was the movement of George Springer (413,115), Carlos Beltran (370,951) and Josh Reddick (289,942). Springer moved into striking distance of the third outfield slot held by Michael Brantly (554,620). The other stop slots are all but locks at this point with Aaron Judge (1,251,543) and Mike Trout (1,55,356) as the only two AL vote getters over 1 million votes thus far.

The next update will come on Tuesday, June 13th.

There is still plenty of time to vote for the Astros, which you can do so here.