[103], In early January 2019, Bregman had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips in his right elbow. 1.

"It's a dream come true. ", • Instant impact: Correa contributes in MLB debut. HOUSTON -- On the day shortstop Carlos Correa made his highly anticipated Major League debut for the Astros, the club drafted another shortstop, LSU's Alex Bregman, with the No. He began to study Spanish as a child in school in his hometown of Albuquerque, where nearly half of the population is Latino. By Brian McTaggart June 8, 2015 HOUSTON -- On the day shortstop Carlos Correa made his highly anticipated Major League debut for the Astros, the club drafted another shortstop, LSU's Alex Bregman, with the No. [41], In 2015, Bregman batted .312/.406/.534 with 22 doubles (tops in the SEC), 9 home runs, 49 RBIs, 37 stolen bases (leading the SEC, and the second-most steals in a season in LSU history), and 206 assists (leading the conference), led the nation's No. Alex Bregman proposes to girlfriend in Colorado", "For Alex Bregman, a new way to communicate", 2015 Major League Baseball draft first round selections, American League Third Baseman Silver Slugger Award, Major League Baseball All-Star Game MVP Award, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alex_Bregman&oldid=983944448, American people of Russian-Jewish descent, Sportspeople from Albuquerque, New Mexico, World Baseball Classic players of the United States, Articles with dead external links from May 2019, Articles with permanently dead external links, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from February 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Career statistics and player information from, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 05:58. Bregman said he hasn't given much thought about Correa also playing the same position, but said he has respect for him. After the season, he received the 2019 American League Silver Slugger Award at third base, as the best offensive player in the league at the position. Moreover, the team’s scouting department believed in Swanson’s bat and loved his makeup and leadership potential. Trout had a career-high 45 home runs in 2019 despite playing just 134 games. You put this kid anywhere on the field and he's going to play that position well. I have learned from this and I hope to regain the trust of baseball fans." [82], For the 2017 season, he batted .284/.352/.475 with 39 doubles and five triples (the latter two both ninth in the AL), 19 home runs, 88 runs, 71 RBIs, and 17 stolen bases (tied for the lead among all major league third basemen).

[62], Bregman signed with the Astros in June 2015 for a $5.9 million signing bonus. He was undersized. He's the brother of Houston outfielder Preston Tucker. Bregman was a major force for the Astros throughout the 2017 postseason.

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His arm and instincts allow him to make plays there, and he shows range to both sides. [15] His great-grandfather Samuel "Bo" Bregman immigrated from Russia to Washington, D.C., around 1900 at age 11 to escape Russian anti-Jewish pogroms, and ultimately married Sadie Hurwitz. The MLB.com preview show begins at 11:30 a.m. CT, with exclusive coverage of Rounds 3-10 beginning at noon. [116] Bregman came in second in the vote for 2019 American League Most Valuable Player, with 335 points (13 first-place votes, and 17 second-place votes) as winner Mike Trout garnered 355 points (17 first-place votes, and 13 second-place votes), with the two players being listed first and second on every ballot. He was also praised for his good range to both sides, first-step quickness, and instincts at shortstop, strong arm, good speed, and smart baserunning. [110][76][111] Bregman was also 2nd in the AL in on base percentage (.423), 3rd in home runs (41; 7th-most in team history), slugging percentage (.592), and on base plus slugging percentage (1.015), 4th in runs scored (122; 9th-most in Astros history), 5th in RBIs (112), extra base hits (80; 8th-most in Astros history), and sacrifice flies (8), 7th in games played (156), 8th in at-bats-per-strikeout (6.7), and 9th in at-bats-per-home-run (13.5; 10th-best in team history). Video: Astros select LSU shortstop No.2 in 2015 draft, "Alex Bregman has a proven track record of performance all the way from his high school days [in New Mexico]," Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said.

Shawn Childs: Yeah, the first thing that stands out with him, he has a great approach. What do you see of him coming up this season? Bregman and Swihart played travel ball together growing up. [100][101], On defense, Bregman was a finalist for the Gold Glove Award at third base.

His home run off of Chris Sale, his second off of Sale in the series, in the 8th inning of Game 4 of the ALDS tied the game 3-3 and jump-started the Astros' rally that led them to a 5–4 win over the Red Sox and propelled them to their first appearance in a Championship Series since 2005. Bregman also homered off of Kenley Jansen in the bottom of the 9th, but the Astros ultimately fell 6–2. With a current Average Draft Position of 8th overall, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor has a very high floor and is one of the few low-risk players being picked in the first round of fantasy baseball drafts. -- LSU head coach Paul Mainieri, in an interview with Perfect Game. One of those guys that was born to play baseball.". [4][7][14][29], In 2011, he batted .678 as a junior in high school, and established a season record in New Mexico with 19 home runs. Fun fact: Bregman was originally drafted out of high school in the 29th round of the 2012 Draft by the Red Sox. "[121][122], On July 27, 2020, Bregman hit his 100th career home run off of Kendall Graveman of the Seattle Mariners. LSU coach Paul Mainieri said Bregman can play anywhere. Because of his size, tools and aggressive nature at the plate, he regularly gets compared to Dustin Pedroia. [7][40], In 2014, he batted .316/.397/.455 with 16 doubles, 6 home runs, 35 runs, and 12 stolen bases.

[99] He demonstrated plate discipline, as he was 2nd in the American League in lowest swinging strike percentage (4.3%) and O-Swing percentage (20.0%), and 3rd in contact percentage (88.5%), and 3rd in the major leagues in walks/strikeout (1.13).

[98] He also became the first player since Albert Pujols in 2012 to hit 30 home runs and 50 doubles, and drive in 100 runs.
Going into the draft, Bregman was lauded for his sense of the strike zone, bat speed, and ability to make frequent contact and strike out infrequently. ", • Instant impact: Correa contributes in MLB debut. part of the ill-fated Shelby Miller trade, Jon Jay’s bizarre triple lifts Diamondbacks to win over Astros, Clay Buchholz’s season over due to flexor strain in elbow, Burden has been heavy on Diamondbacks relievers, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. I've been dreaming about this since I was a very little kid. [104] He returned to action in spring training on March 2.

That spot has produced former MVP Kris Bryant (2013) and last year’s runner-up Alex Bregman (2015). [32] However, Bregman believed he could play shortstop in the majors, and said that every team that contacted him leading up to the draft had said the same. [91] Bregman was also selected to participate in the 2018 Home Run Derby. Houston talked glowingly about Bregman's makeup as well as his on-field ability. 5 overall pick. [12][13][17] His grandfather was general counsel for the Washington Senators from the late 1960s until the team moved to Texas in 1971 in a sale that he negotiated, and he helped the club sign Hall of Famer Ted Williams as the team's general manager. Rockies pitcher German Marquez currently is the 70th pitcher coming off the board in fantasy baseball league drafts but could end up being a value pick ...read more, It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see Mike Trout is the hands-down best player to pick first overall in fantasy baseball drafts. I wish him the best in his debut. Thanks a lot, Shawn. [25], In 2009, Bregman led his high school team to a state championship as a freshman shortstop. [66] Between the two teams, in 80 games he hit .306/.406/.580 with 20 home runs and 61 RBIs, while playing 64 games at shortstop and 13 at third base. [47][48][49][50], He was one of four finalists for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the nation's top college player and won by outfielder Andrew Benintendi. The second pick comes with a signing-bonus value of $7,420,100, and Luhnow said he expected to be able to sign Bregman. 2 pick", "Jacqueline DeOliveira Bregman and her husband, Sam, announce the birth of their son, Anthony Joseph, on April 11. [88] He became the second Astros third baseman to win the award, along with Art Howe (May 1981). They instead went with Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson. [31][33][34] He elected not to sign with the Red Sox. [7][12][37][38][39] Moreover, he was named 2013 ABCA First-Team All-South Region, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Baton Rouge Regional Most Outstanding Player, Louisiana Freshman of the Year, and SEC Player of the Week (March 25, 2013), and named to the 2013 USA Collegiate National Team (for which he batted .361). Despite having Correa in the Major Leagues for what they hope is a long time, the Astros envision keeping Bregman at shortstop and said he could move quickly through the system considering his age and playing level in college. [126], In January 2020, Bregman became engaged to Reagan Howard in Colorado.

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