Alex Bregman
Alex Bregman
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Houston Astros
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 2/23/2019
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
$Signed a one-year contract with the Astros in March of 2018.
Expanding baseball activities
SSHouston Astros
February 14, 2019
Bregman (elbow) hit, threw and fielded groundballs Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The star infielder continues to progress well following arthroscopic elbow surgery in January. Bregman has yet to throw to first base after fielding the groundballs, but he did comment that he is throwing harder and farther than he expected to be doing at this point. As long as he doesn't encounter any setbacks, he figures to be fully ready by Opening Day.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
Since 2016vs Left .937 433 71 18 57 12 .311 .389 .548
Since 2016vs Right .839 1115 153 40 151 17 .271 .357 .482
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
2016vs Left .735 62 8 2 7 1 .250 .306 .429
2016vs Right .813 155 23 6 27 1 .269 .316 .497
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Since 2016Home .852 756 106 28 106 16 .281 .370 .482
Since 2016Away .880 792 118 30 102 13 .283 .362 .517
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
2016Home .660 103 12 3 15 1 .232 .291 .368
2016Away .909 114 19 5 19 1 .292 .333 .575
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Resumes hitting
SSHouston Astros
February 6, 2019
Bregman (elbow) resumed hitting Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Taking it easy in recovery
SSHouston Astros
January 26, 2019
Bregman has yet to resume hitting following arthroscopic elbow surgery, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Limited to start spring training
SSHouston Astros
January 12, 2019
Bregman's recovery from elbow surgery is expected to limit him for the start of spring training, but the infielder should be ready to play before Opening Day against the Rays on March 28, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Undergoes arthroscopic surgery
SSHouston Astros
January 11, 2019
Bregman underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies from his right elbow Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Hits atop order in Game 4
SSHouston Astros
October 17, 2018
Bregman will serve as the Astros' leadoff hitter for Game 4 of the ALCS against Boston on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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