Alex Bregman on the precipice of stardom

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  1. watson1880

    watson1880 Founding Member

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    A few things have changed, the most startling to me was that at LSU he was told not to swing for the fences or hit dingers (I believe that I recall it correctly).

    One of the foreshadowing of power is doubles, Bregman hit 22 his senior year, so he has power. This year Bregman has 33 doubles, so he is showing a good indicator.

    Bregman started hitting bombs immediately after joining the minors, not a lot, but more than at LSU, yet still so much so I took notice. I think Bregman was 20 at LSU when he left... he has grown and has hit the weights, he has filled out a lot from 4 years ago.

    Another not so underrated point is Bregman is hitting infront of the league MVP, Altuve, so he is seeing a lot of strikes. Also, for the Astros, World Series MVP, Springer is hitting infront of Bregman, too, lots of strikes again.

    Lastly dimensions.... Alex Box left field 330', Minute Maid 315'.... Alex Box power ally 365', Minute Maid 362
     
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  3. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Bregman now in the MVP race.

    He won't win it but it will be a shame if he finishes lower than 4th.

    Only Betts, JD Martinez and Trout should be ahead of him.

    Yep, precipice of stardom.
     
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  4. TigerFan90

    TigerFan90 Too far away from home

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    The dude is simply amazing, and so quickly out of college. Wow! Such a great time to be a ‘stros fan right now!!!
     
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    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    I'm embarrassed to say I didn't realize Bregman was Jewish.
     
  6. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Great points.

    His discipline at the plate is nearly unmatched in all of baseball. Almost to a fault where he could choose to be slightly more aggressive. Not many swings and misses from his bat.

    Walk to strikeout ratio is excellent, his batting average is only going to get better (will be a perennial .300+ hitter), has really good power, and most importantly now has become maybe the most clutch hitter in baseball.

    Oh and he fields the ball like very few 3rd basemen can match.

    The best play I've ever seen by a third baseman on a chopper and throw to the plate to get the runner was game 7 vs the Yankees, preserving a 1-0 lead. He had about a 3 inch area in which to get the ball to the catcher at the exact right spot without hitting the runner.

     
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  7. GregLSU

    GregLSU LSUFANS.com

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    Can y'all really smell that on each other?
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    When his brother got drafted their dad called hin the Hebrew Hammer.
     
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  9. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Fear the Buoy

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    yes and no.

    one of the things he was taught early on in the minors was how to get more lift and backspin.

    him being more of a line drive hitter, that little extra lift and spin meant some of those gappers were now leaving the yard.
    not towering blasts into the upper decks, but still clearing fences.
     
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  10. LSU_4_LIFE

    LSU_4_LIFE Im just sayin........

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    Go Astros Baby!! Been an Astros fan my entire life. World Series win or not this is my favorite Astros team by far. The 1997 & 1998 team comes in a close 2nd followed by the 2005 team.

    I’ve been telling these Houstonians about Breg for years! Mainly about his glove work. Then his bat came along strong this year.
     
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