U Houston Astros have the top seven major league finalists to start in the 2021 All-Star Game at Coors Field.
Catcher Martin Maldonado, first baseman Yuli Gurriel, second baseman Jose Altuve, third baseman Alex Bregman, outfielder Michael Brantley, designated hitter Yordan Alvarez and shortstop Carlos Correa are among the finalists for the American League.
The Astros are among the best teams in Major League Baseball this season, leading AL West with a 48-29 record. So, it’s no real surprise that Houston players lead the way in the All-Star vote.
While the Astros have seven finalists, it is unlikely that all seven will be voted to start the All-Star game. For example, Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. probably beat Gurriel at first base while leading the vote in Phase 1.
Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez is also on track to beat Maldonado to the catcher, since he received the third-most vote in Phase 1.
Voting on the finalists begins Monday and ends Thursday. Beginners will be announced Thursday night, and the rest of the teams will be unveiled next Sunday.