Alex Bregman
Alex Bregman
25-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Houston Astros
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Bregman's coming-out party in the 2017 World Series may have moved his draft-day price to an uncomfortable level, but he rewarded investors by blossoming into one of the sport's top hitters. A more selective approach has been the key, as he bumped his BB/K from 0.29 to 1.13 in the span of two years. Bregman made the most of the contact gains, too, raising his ISO by 55 points en route to a 31-homer campaign. While Bregman lost out on some steals, he was still an asset on the bases with 10 thefts, atoning for the decline there with big outputs in the other major counting categories. The year-to-year growth he's already shown makes it tough to bank on Bregman reaching another level, but his age and the support of a stacked lineup at least make it a possibility. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow in January and is expected to be limited at the start of spring training, potentially pushing him out of the first round. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $100 million contract extension with the Astros in March of 2019.
Hits homer, reaches base four times
SSHouston Astros
July 19, 2019
Bregman went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, two walks and three runs scored in Thursday's victory over the Angels.
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Bregman was a nuisance to Angels pitchers all night, scoring in the first, third and fifth innings while reaching base in all four plate appearances. He belted a 408-foot solo shot off Matt Harvey in the fifth inning to reach 25 home runs on the season. With the impressive performance, the 25-year-old is now slashing .271/.403/.541 with 70 runs scored and 61 RBI in 340 at-bats this season. Perhaps most impressively, he has taken 76 walks while striking out only 56 times.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
6
25
39
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
2
11
15
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+13%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+26%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .977 483 83 25 65 11 .313 .396 .581
Since 2017vs Right .862 1287 183 51 171 20 .269 .375 .487
2019vs Left .996 112 20 9 15 0 .284 .375 .621
2019vs Right .920 327 53 17 47 4 .263 .410 .510
2018vs Left .969 209 38 9 31 3 .315 .402 .567
2018vs Right .908 496 67 22 72 7 .274 .391 .517
2017vs Left .974 162 25 7 19 8 .331 .404 .570
2017vs Right .776 464 63 12 52 9 .268 .334 .442
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+8%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .889 868 126 34 116 16 .285 .390 .499
Since 2017Away .898 902 140 42 120 15 .278 .373 .525
2019Home .905 215 32 9 25 1 .269 .414 .491
2019Away .973 224 41 17 37 3 .268 .388 .585
2018Home .969 355 52 16 61 5 .299 .414 .554
2018Away .884 350 53 15 42 5 .273 .374 .510
2017Home .787 298 42 9 30 10 .278 .343 .444
2017Away .863 328 46 10 41 7 .290 .360 .503
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Stat Review
How does Alex Bregman compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against this season's data (min 200 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
1.35
 
BB Rate
17.5%
 
K Rate
13.0%
 
BABIP
.248
 
ISO
.271
 
AVG
.269
 
OBP
.401
 
SLG
.540
 
OPS
.941
 
wOBA
.405
 
Exit Velocity
88.9 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
43.0%
 
Barrels/PA
3.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
Bregman took a while to find his footing at the big-league level, but he grew very comfortable by the end of 2017, finishing with a .315/.367/.536 line in the second half. He carried that momentum into the postseason and showed his mettle with homers off Chris Sale (2), Clayton Kershaw and Kenley Jansen en route to a World Series win. Bregman puts the ball in play consistently (15.5 percent strikeout rate) and he walked at an above-average clip last season (8.8 percent) while making hard contact with roughly one-third of his batted balls. At 23 years old, he has good instincts on the basepaths (17-for-22) and has already cemented himself into the two hole in one of baseball's best lineups. There's a ton to like here even at an inflated cost coming off the postseason run; think Anthony Rendon-lite with more speed and shortstop eligibility, and without the injury history.
Bregman has been in professional baseball for all of two seasons, and all he has done is hit. He had more walks than strikeouts at the minor league level and hit .300/.388/.503 with 24 homers and 20 steals in the minors in what equated to a full season of 679 plate appearances across all levels. He held his own at the major league level after just 83 plate appearances at Triple-A. Following a 2-for-42 start in the majors, Bregman hit .313/.354/.577 the rest of the way, showing his ability to quickly adjust against top-level pitching. He is projected to hit in the top third of the lineup between George Springer and Jose Altuve which should help him become a very productive third baseman in 2017.
Following three successful seasons at LSU (.334/.407/.517) where he established himself as one of the top college hitters available, Bregman was selected by the Astros with the second overall pick in the 2015 first-year player draft. In 66 games between Low-A Quad Cities and High-A Lancaster last season, Bregman hit .294/.366/.415 with four home runs, 34 RBI and 13 steals with a 30:29 K:BB. The 21-year-old played shortstop in college and throughout his first professional season, but his future position probably hinges on the health of Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve when he is ready to debut. The Astros could also look to deal Bregman if he is ready for primetime and they don't have a spot for him. A ticket to Double-A Corpus Christi is likely at some point in 2016, if not to begin the year, but a jump to the majors will likely have to wait until 2017 unless there is an injury in the big league infield.
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Slugs 24th homer
SSHouston Astros
July 14, 2019
Bregman went 2-for-5 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 7-6 extra-innings win over the Rangers.
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Returns to lineup
SSHouston Astros
July 13, 2019
Bregman (head) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Texas, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Remains sidelined Friday
SSHouston Astros
Head
July 12, 2019
Bregman (head) is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Texas since he is still being evaluated for a head injury, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Requires four stitches
SSHouston Astros
Head
July 11, 2019
Bregman received four stitches on his chin after exiting Thursday night's game against Texas, and his status for Friday's contest is unclear, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Nursing chin laceration
SSHouston Astros
Head
July 11, 2019
Bregman was diagnosed with a chin laceration after leaving Thursday's game against the Rangers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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