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AL 2B: LeMahieu ups margin over La Stella, Altuve

June 27, 2019

With less than an hour to go as the 4 p.m. ET deadline nears, many races are still too close to call. Your votes will have a huge impact, as most position battles have yet to be decided. As of 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday, DJ LeMahieu further increased his lead

With less than an hour to go as the 4 p.m. ET deadline nears, many races are still too close to call. Your votes will have a huge impact, as most position battles have yet to be decided.

As of 2:30 p.m. ET Thursday, DJ LeMahieu further increased his lead over Tommy La Stella to 6.8%, with José Altuve remaining 0.4% behind La Stella.

Below are the complete AL second base standings. Winners will be announced tonight at 7 ET on ESPN.

1) DJ LeMahieu (Yankees): 38.0%
2) Tommy La Stella (Angels): 31.2%
3) José Altuve (Astros): 30.8%

Complete standings coverage

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Learn more about the AL All-Star candidates at second base:

José Altuve (HOU): 6-time All-Star (4 starts)
Altuve missed some time due to injury, but he’s still close to matching his home run total from the entire 2018 season, when he led the Majors in total All-Star votes. Altuve is looking to join Robinson Cano and Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar as the only AL second basemen to win the fan voting in five straight seasons.

Tommy La Stella (LAA): Has not been named to an All-Star team
Entering 2019, La Stella had 10 career homers in 396 games, playing mostly in backup roles for the Braves (2014) and Cubs (2015-18), who traded him to the Angels for a player to be named later this past offseason. La Stella already has reached double digits in home runs this season, and his slugging percentage and OPS both are well over 100 points higher than his career marks. The last Angels second baseman to start an All-Star Game was Bobby Grich in 1982.

DJ LeMahieu (NYY): 2-time All-Star (1 start)
When the Yankees signed LeMahieu in January, there were questions about whether he would play every day, and if so, where. But injuries created more opportunities, and LeMahieu has been a key part of the offense. He’s dispelled any notion that he was a product of Coors Field, batting well over .300 while posting easily the best road numbers of his career.

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