Alex Bregman is probably all that the Houston Astros hope him to be. Maybe a future All Star. The Astros brought him up from the minors to play against the Yankees three days ago. The Houston fans gave Bregman a standing ovation for his first plate appearance. Bregman is now zero for 9 plus two bases on balls.
Positions: Third Baseman and Designated Hitter
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 180 lb.
Born: March 30, 1994 in Albuquerque, NM (Age 22)
Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2015 amateur draft.
Signed June 25, 2015.
Now Bregman is the type of prospect to get excited over. Bregman is the kind to be acquired, if not for a relief pitcher like Aroldis Chapman, then for a more substantial veteran. That's the type of transaction that would warrant praise, not the nonsensical praise of Yankee general manager Brian Cashman for his trading Chapman for one mediocre pitcher plus three prospects, the most important of whom we are told is a 19 year old shortstop in A ball.