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Update on All-Stros Game Voting

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Wanted to give a quick update on the All-Stros voting from my original article. I encourage all of you to go vote for our guys! All vote counts are from here. With 7 nominees, the Astros lead the pack in potential All-Stars!

Catcher - Robinson Chirinos

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I’m proud of the Astros fans, despite a bold lead in the WAR from baseball reference’s standpoint and top 3 from Fangraphs, Chirinos barely made it to the top 3. Obviously, he has a long way to go to overcome Gary Sanchez, and is unlikely to overcome that hurdle.

His .234/.368/.489 slash line is still good for a 132 wRC+, and he is still close to the top of the league in catcher’s stats. Unfortunately, I don’t know if he’ll force his way on.

CATCHER AL

Gary Sánchez (Yankees), 2,266,469

James McCann (White Sox), 1,085,254

Robinson Chirinos (Astros), 946,823

2nd Base - Jose Altuve

New York Yankees v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

It’s great for us to finally have Altuve back in the line up. His .247/.328/.457 line is still 12% over league average despite the disappointing start to the season and injury. His fWAR ranks him 9th, and truly is gaining a lot of support for not only the name but for being one of the most lovable players in the sport.

SECOND BASE AL

Tommy La Stella (Angels), 1,713,094

José Altuve (Astros), 1,629,148

DJ LeMahieu (Yankees), 1,312,490

Short Stop - Carlos Correa

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It’s a shame before the infamous massage incident, Correa was having an All-Star caliber year. Surprisingly, he still made it to the next round, a testament to the Astros voting and the name this team has built. His .295/.360/.547 line would be a huge boost to the struggling Astros line up, but obviously the massage heard around the world de-railed that.

SHORTSTOP AL

Jorge Polanco (Twins), 1,450,913

Carlos Correa (Astros), 1,115,469

Gleyber Torres (Yankees), 976,163

3rd Base - Alex Bregman

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Bregman is the only Astros that is absolutely dominating the votes and should be a sure-fire selection at 3B. It’s not undeserved as he leads all 3B from a WAR perspective and is currently hitting .263/.391/.529 for a 148 wRC+! And he’s doing all of that with a .239 BABIP!

THIRD BASE AL

Alex Bregman (Astros), 2,341,355

Gio Urshela (Yankees), 857,474

Hunter Dozier (Royals), 746,742

Outfield - George Springer

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George Springer was a slam dunk candidate, and even with his injury he should still be well in the running. With a charming smile and a youthful exuberance for the game, Springer is easy for fans to root for. As a two-time All-Star and a World Series MVP, Springer’s name should hold up in getting him some votes. - That was my comments in the first round of voting, which has held true. Despite the injury, he’s still ranked 3rd in WAR at 2.7 with a .308/.389/.643 triple slash which is good for a mind blowing 171 wRC+.

OUTFIELD AL

Mike Trout (Angels), 3,370,499

George Springer (Astros), 2,565,706

Michael Brantley (Astros), 1,667,430

Austin Meadows (Rays), 1,344,031

Mookie Betts (Red Sox), 1,325,117

Eddie Rosario (Twins), 1,172,657

Aaron Judge (Yankees), 995,903

Josh Reddick (Astros), 928,606

Joey Gallo (Rangers), 904,563

Outfield - Michael Brantley

Houston Astros v Oakland Athletics

Brantley has had a phenomenal start to year, and one of the best of his career. His .320/.378/.527 line leaves little to be desired from an offensive perspective, bring him to a cumulative 141 wRC+. There is some tough competition in the outfield this year, with him currently ranking 8th overall in WAR at 2.3. I do think he will need a lot of support from the Astros fan base to have a legitimate shot at getting the call. With a mix of big names and superior performances to contend with.

Outfield - Josh Reddick

Toronto Blue Jays v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Even at the time of gaining nominations Reddick was a stretch. He dropped from #23 in WAR down to #34 and again is a testament to the Astros fans for helping him gain some traction. His .293/.335/.440 line is down to a 108 wRC+. It’s a tough hill to see him climb to be able to gain nomination for this years All-Star game.

Get out and vote!