Alex Bregman
Alex Bregman
24-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Houston Astros
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 five-year, $100 million contract extension with the Astros in March of 2019.
Reaches extension with Houston
SSHouston Astros
March 19, 2019
Bregman agreed to a five-year, $100 million contract extension with the Astros on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The contract goes into effect for the 2020 season and buys out Bregman's three arbitration years as well as two years of free agency, locking him up through the 2024 season. The third baseman -- who turns 25 on March 30 -- finished fifth in American League MVP voting last season after slashing .286/.394/.532 with 31 home runs, 51 doubles and 103 RBI in 157 games.
Read More News
Batting Stats
Loading Batting Stats...
MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Batting Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Batting Game Log...
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+12%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+7%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+26%
OPS vs LHP
2016
 
 
+11%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
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
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2016
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+10%
OPS on Road
2016
 
 
+38%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
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
More Splits View More Split Stats
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.
BB/K
1.13
 
BB Rate
13.6%
 
K Rate
12.1%
 
BABIP
.289
 
ISO
.246
 
AVG
.286
 
OBP
.394
 
SLG
.532
 
OPS
.926
 
Advanced Batting Stats
Loading Advanced Batting Stats...
Additional Stats
Games By Position
Defensive Stats
Loading Games Played by Position...
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Upcoming Pitchers
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Astros Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Alex Bregman
Top 350 Composite Rankings
7 days ago
Vladimir Guerrero's oblique injury could further delay his arrival to Toronto. How much does he fall in the latest installment of the RotoWire Roundtable?
Top 350 Composite Rankings
14 days ago
Luis Severino's shoulder injury has sent him tumbling in the second installment of the RotoWire Roundtable Rankings.
Collette Calls: AL West Bold Predictions
15 days ago
Jason Collette is back with more bold predictions, this time for the AL West. Can Delino DeShields Jr. steal 30 bases this season?
RotoWire Roundtable: Composite Top 350
21 days ago
RotoWire staffers share their overall 2019 rankings to create the first composite Top 350 of 2019.
Baseball Draft Kit: 2019 Primer
28 days ago
Jeff Erickson offers up his early draft-pool observations in his annual Draft Primer article for the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Guide.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
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.
More Fantasy News
Launches two-run homer
SSHouston Astros
March 14, 2019
Bregman went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run Thursday against the Marlins.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Back in action at DH
SSHouston Astros
March 9, 2019
Bregman (back) will serve as the Astros' designated hitter and will bat third in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Expected to play Saturday
SSHouston Astros
Back
March 8, 2019
Bregman (back) is listed on the travel roster for Saturday's game and is expected to play against the Cardinals, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Still out Friday
SSHouston Astros
Back
March 8, 2019
Bregman (back) is out of Friday's lineup against the Cardinals.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Held out Thursday
SSHouston Astros
Back
March 7, 2019
Bregman (back) is not in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Marlins, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.