Alex Bregman, Infield, Houston Astros, #2
Date of Birth: 3/30/1994
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico
College: Louisiana State University
Current Salary: $539,400
Alex Bregman, infielder for the Houston Astros, started on the road to a baseball career at the age of four when he started playing tee-ball. In his first game, he had a rare accomplishment - he made an unassisted triple play. He continued to excel as a player in his teens in high school, batting .678 in 2011, his junior year.
Bregman was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2012 but he opted instead for college. He excelled again at LSU, batting .369 with 104 hits in 2013. That year, he had a 23 game hitting streak and he won the Brooks Wallace award as the best college shortstop.
The Astros drafted Bregman in 2015. After just one year in the Astros' minor league system, he was called up in 2016. In 49 games with the Astros, he batted .264 with 53 hits, 13 doubles, 8 triples, 34 RBIs, and 52 strikeouts to 15 walks. He hit his first major league home run on August 16th. Defensively, as the Astros' third baseman in 40 games, he made 80 assists, 28 putouts, and 8 errors. He also played in 80 games in the minors in 2016.
Bregman's grandfather was a lawyer for the Washington Senators in the late 1960s. He helped the team negotiate its move to Texas, where it transformed itself into the Texas Rangers.