Hamilton is hitting .337 with 48 runs scored, 16 home runs and 52 RBIs. He has a .381 on-base percentage and a .600 slugging percentage.
Hamilton was 5-for-6 in a 5-4 victory over the Astros on Sunday and has a 16-game hitting streak going. During that streak he is 31-for-64 (.484) with seven home runs and 23 RBIs.Among other Rangers, Elvis Andrus is a distant second at shortstop, behind Derek Jeter, and Ian Kinsler is third at second base. Michael Young, who has been an American League All-Star for six straight seasons, is third among third basemen. That's nothing new. Young has always been selected to the team via the players voting. Fans can cast their votes for starters up to 25 times at MLB.com and all 30 club sites using the 2010 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot sponsored by Sprint until July 1 at 8:59 p.m. PT. Sprint subscribers can now vote on the go with select Sprint devices. They can learn more about how to vote on their smart phones at MLB.com/Sprint. Starting rosters will be announced during the 2010 All-Star Game Selection Show on TBS on July 4. Baseball fans around the world will then be able to select the final player on each team via the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote sponsored by Sprint. And the voting doesn't end there. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the official voting for the Ted Williams Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet at the Midsummer Classic via the 2010 All-Star Game MVP Vote sponsored by Sprint. The All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX and around the world by Major League Baseball International. ESPN Radio will provide exclusive national radio play-by-play, while MLB.com will offer extensive online coverage.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.