Alex Bregman
Alex Bregman
27-Year-Old Third Baseman3B
Houston Astros
10-Day IL
Injury Quadriceps
Est. Return 7/6/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Everyone knew that 2020 was going to be a rough season for Bregman given all the attention regarding TrashcanGate. He rubbed many the wrong way with his attitude toward the whole thing, and gave the haters plenty of fuel with his rather lackluster 2020 performance. Bregman's slash line by season's end included a career-low batting average, his second-lowest OBP, and the worst SLG of his career. He continued to draw walks and not strike out much, which shows that his ability to hit was not solely built upon the banging of a receptacle. He did miss a chunk of time with hamstring injury, but even his confident persona would admit the season was a bust. He no longer has dual position eligibility on draft day, but a healthy Bregman playing in Minute Maid Field should resume his above-average offensive production. Lean more toward 2017 than 2019. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#45
ADP
$Signed a five-year, $100 million contract extension with the Astros in March of 2019.
IL stint won't be minimal
3BHouston Astros
Quadriceps
June 18, 2021
Manager Dusty Baker said Friday that Bregman (quad) will be out "a while," Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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While Baker's update failed to provide any sort of specific timeline for the infielder, it confirms that he'll be out well longer than the minimum 10 days. With that under consideration, Bregman figures to be on the shelf through June and possibly a large portion of July with a strained left quad. The Astros will likely try to establish a more concrete timeline for the star third baseman in the near future.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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30
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
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#5
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1
25
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+26%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+36%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+33%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+26%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left 1.081 353 60 22 57 1 .339 .433 .648
Since 2019vs Right .857 776 118 32 111 5 .257 .381 .476
2021vs Left .939 103 17 4 14 0 .330 .427 .511
2021vs Right .690 159 20 3 20 1 .241 .314 .376
2020vs Left .985 56 7 2 5 0 .319 .411 .574
2020vs Right .738 121 12 4 17 0 .214 .331 .408
2019vs Left 1.186 194 36 16 38 1 .350 .443 .742
2019vs Right .945 496 86 25 74 4 .274 .415 .529
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+16%
OPS on Road
2021
 
 
+24%
OPS on Road
2020
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+20%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .858 566 85 20 77 2 .268 .389 .469
Since 2019Away .993 566 93 34 91 4 .296 .405 .588
2021Home .704 137 17 2 17 0 .244 .343 .361
2021Away .876 125 20 5 17 1 .309 .376 .500
2020Home .850 84 11 2 10 0 .269 .417 .433
2020Away .757 96 8 4 12 0 .221 .292 .465
2019Home .923 345 57 16 50 2 .278 .400 .523
2019Away 1.109 345 65 25 62 3 .315 .446 .663
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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 2019 data (min 400 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
0.69
 
BB Rate
11.1%
 
K Rate
16.0%
 
BABIP
.308
 
ISO
.153
 
AVG
.275
 
OBP
.359
 
SLG
.428
 
OPS
.787
 
wOBA
.343
 
Exit Velocity
83.4 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
33.9%
 
Barrels/PA
4.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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This is what 80-grade plate skills look like: a 17.2 BB% and 12 K% over 690 PA as a 25-year-old. It was Bregman's second straight year with more walks than strikeouts, and he added 10 home runs to his 2018 total. Batting mostly 2-4 in one of the American League's most prolific offenses, Bregman finished with 234 runs-plus-RBI, ranking fourth in MLB, and added a handful of steals en route to a second-place finish in the MVP voting. There is some evidence to suggest he was one of the biggest beneficiaries of the juiced ball, but you're not buying Bregman for 40-plus homers. You're buying him because he has arguably the highest four-category floor in the game for anyone not named Mike Trout or Nolan Arenado. Bregman has reached 155 games played in each of the last three years and the Astros will be returning most of their offense around him. He maintains shortstop- and 3B-eligibility heading into 2020.
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.
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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Heads to injured list
3BHouston Astros
Quadriceps
June 17, 2021
Bregman (quadriceps) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Could miss significant time
3BHouston Astros
Quadriceps
June 17, 2021
Houston manager Dusty Baker said Bregman (quadriceps) could be out "for a while," Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Nursing quad strain
3BHouston Astros
Quadriceps
June 16, 2021
Bregman left Wednesday's game against the Rangers with a left quad strain, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
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Removed from Wednesday's game
3BHouston Astros
Undisclosed
June 16, 2021
Bregman exited Wednesday's contest against the Rangers with a limp, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
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No hits but contributes
3BHouston Astros
June 12, 2021
Bregman went 0-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 6-4 win over the Twins.
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