Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#2 overall) of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (HOU).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|CURRENT SEASON STATS: .306 with 20 homers, 61 RBIs and seven steals in 80 games between Corpus Christi (Double-A) and Fresno (Triple-A) with 22 doubles, 71 runs scored, a .406 OBP and a .580 SLG.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Fresno July 25 when INF Danny Worth was designated for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 7/25/2016
|July 25, in a 2-1 loss to the Yankees. The starting third baseman, he batted sixth and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and six men left on base. In his first at-bat in the second inning, against Yankees starter Michael Pineda, he flied out to right field. In his next at-bat, with two outs and one on in the fourth, Pineda struck him out swinging. In the sixth, with the bases loaded and Pineda still on the mound, he flied out to right field. In the ninth, with one on and no outs and very-newly-anointed closer Andrew Miller pitching, he struck out.|
|Note: Do not – repeat, DO NOT – panic about Bregman’s linescore in his debut. This is not a harbinger of things to come from a player who was already, obviously, pretty well regarded a year ago (hello, second player taken in the draft) and whose stock has risen even further since then, leading some well-regarded experts to consider him, quite simply, the best prospect in the minors (though not anymore, since he’s not in the minors now). The third member of the Class of 2015 to debut in 2016 (and in July alone), his biggest assets are his plate discipline, baserunning and defense, but he can pretty much do it all, as his first half numbers attest. In his pro debut in 2015, between two Class A stops at Quad Cities and Lancaster, he combined to hit .294 with four homers, 34 RBIs and 13 steals. He’d been drafted out of high school by the Red Sox, who selected him in the 29th round of 2012, but opted instead to head to college at LSU. The Astros (and their fans) are already looking forward to when Bregman can share the middle infield and heart of the lineup with newly-signed international prospect Yulieski Gurriel.|
|Bregman was ranked No. 52 on 2080’s Preseason Top 125 Prospect Ranking List, but his already-high stock has soared big time in just these few months. We had this to say about him at the time: “Bregman’s impressive bat speed and contact skills are the louder part of his profile. His ultimate defensive home might be on the right side of the infield due to his arm strength, but his bat will play at either shortstop or second base.” You can read Nick J. Faleris’ Prospect Spotlight on Bregman here.|