2015 Draft Profile - SS/2B - Alex Bregman - LSU - UPDATED 11-13-14


11-13-14 - Minor League Madhouse  - 10. Philadelphia Phillies: Alex Bregman, SS/2B LSU - While it’s pretty obvious that JP Crawford is the heir apparent for when Jimmy Rollins does eventually retire, (my over/under is 2016), the question remains how long his double play partner, Chase Utley will be around. While Utley did bounce back a bit this year, it’s time for the Phillies to start developing another infield talent. Alex Bregman has been one of the more celebrated collegians, especially since he was an All American pick in his freshman year. Bregman may not have been as good in his sophomore year, dropping his draft stock from top 5 to top 10, but given his potential, there is bound to be at least one team interested in nabbing him at a slot discount. Bregman is a reliable producer who will be a solid offensive contributor if used well, and the Phillies would greatly benefit adding him to a roster that would include his Tigers teammate, Aaron Nola. http://minorleaguemadhouse.com/2014/10/18/early-2015-mlb-mock-draft-part-1/

9-30-14 - 9-30-14 – Through The Fence - 6. Minnesota Twins — Alex Bregman, SS, LSU - Bregman is a ballplayer. Aside from all of his intangibles and instincts for the game, he is also one of the better hitters in the 2015 MLB draft. After a sensational freshman year in which he hit .369/.417/.546 over 67 games with 16 stolen bases, he put together another impressive season as a sophomore. Over 63 games, he hit .316/.397/.455 with 16 doubles, six home runs and 12 stolen bases. He has drawn 51 walks to just 46 strikeouts over 130 career games, showing an advanced approach at the plate. He has been a member of Team USA baseball since his high school days, and you won’t find a better leader. Some are split on whether he can remain at shortstop, but even if he moves over to second, the bat would play up. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2015-mlb-draft-mock-1-0/44039#46FUm3YdfAufQr1H.99

9-11-14 – Fangraphs Top 50 Players in Draft - 12. Alex Bregman, SS, LSU: One of the most famous players in college baseball had a bit of a down sophomore campaign and some scouts think he still fits better at 2B as a pro, but he flashes four above average tools and double-digit homer power from a simple swing. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/2015-mlb-draft-top-51/

8-14-14 - 4. Alex Bregman, SS (Louisiana State, Jr.). The consensus Freshman of the Year in 2013, he wasn't as spectacular at LSU or with Team USA as a sophomore. Bregman still paced the college national team in runs (20), RBIs (17) and steals (10), and he still drew Dustin Pedroia comparisons for his all-around package of tools. Bregman is an aggressive right-handed hitter with pull power, and his instincts enable his average-to-solid speed and arm strength to play up on the bases and in the field. He's not as fluid as a typical Major League shortstop, so most scouts project him as a second baseman.
"Bregman always hits and he hits it hard," an area scout said. "He has some power and speed, and I think he has a chance to play shortstop."   http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/kyle-funkhouser-leads-list-of-top-prospects-on-team-usa?ymd=20140814&content_id=89585038&vkey=news_mlb 

7-21-14 - The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team defeated Japan 6-3 to win the championship game at the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week at Pim Mulier Stadium on Sunday.
The Honkbal Week championship is the fourth in the history of the Collegiate National Team, having previously won the title in 2000, 2002 and 2008. It now holds an all-time record of 29-5 in the tournament.
Three U.S. players earned individual awards with Chris Okey (Clemson) claiming the "Carl Angelo Most Popular Player" award, Christin Stewart (Tennessee) taking home "Best Hitter" honors and Alex Bregman (LSU) being named the Honkbal Week Most Valuable Player.

B/R - LSU's Alex Bregman is the version of Trea Turner, a first-round pick in the 2014 draft, I always wanted to see. The Tigers shortstop has a slight build at 6'0" and 180 pounds but generates good pop. Bregman's strength comes from the wrists because there's very little load to his swing. He takes a short stride toward the mound, but his back elbow is set up high, and his hands are in position to move forward as soon as he decides to pull the trigger. There's plenty of bat speed to help him turn around good fastballs in pro ball. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2085268-mlb-mock-draft-2015-brs-official-early-predictions-for-next-years-top-10/page/2

7-7-14 -  
LSU SS Alex Bregman really stung ball today. Hard contact in 3/5 PAs. HR to LF. Quick hands, ball really jumps of bat. Played well at SS

6-30-14 – Through The Fence – Early College Prospects - 3. Alex Bregman, SS, LSU - I could talk about Bregman all day. I have been a fan since his Team USA Baseball days in high school, and you aren’t going to find a better leader and person out there — on and off the field. Aside from his intangibles and instincts for the game, he also happens to be a damn good player. After a freshman season in which he hit 369/.417/.546 over 67 games with 18 doubles, seven triples, six home runs and 16 stolen bases, the 6’-1” right-hander put up impressive numbers again this year. Over 63 games, he hit .316/.397/.455 with 16 doubles, six home runs and 12 stolen bases. He has drawn 51 walks to just 46 strikeouts over 130 career games, showing an advanced approach at the plate. More power should come as he matures, and he has all the tools to stick at shortstop but could end up at second base at the next level. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2015-mlb-draft-early-30-college-prospects/43327

6-21-14 -  
LSU 2B Alex Bregman showed incredibly quick hands in smashing a line drive double down the LF line for CNT today. Ran 4.20 to 1b in next PA

6-4-14  -  Mack - LSU SS/2B Alex Bregman is what you would call a pure hitter. He led his college team in hits, doubles, triples, and steals... as a freshman... earning him Baseball America's Freshman of the Year. He has a fair amount of pop and it's tough to find a weakness in his game. Scouts said he easily would have been one of the top ten picks in 2014, if he was eligible. Right now, I project him in the 1-3 range.


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