Future Watch: Alex Bregman Rookie Baseball Cards, Astros – Shortstop Alex Bregman was drafted by the Houston Astros as the second overall selection in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. He was previously drafted by the Red Sox in the 29th round of 2012. He instead opted to go to college and starred for Louisiana State University.
At an even six feet, 186 pounds he has a pro build. When he reported to LSU he soon won the Freshman of the Year. He also won All-SEC honors that year and he built on that. In 2015 he was voted to the All-Defensive Team, First-Team All-American and he was a Golden Spikes Award Finalist.
In 2015, he finished the year in A+ ball, hitting .319 in his final stop. The momentum didn’t stop there. This year in AA, he had 14 homers and 46 RBI in 64 games. He was then promoted to AAA where he had six homers in 18 games. He batted .333 and scored 17 runs in 18 games. That earned him a promotion to the big club.
Late last month, he tallied his first Major League hit against Mike Palfrey and the Detroit Tigers. That helped end an 0-18 drought which is common for a new player making the largest jump in sports, AAA baseball to the big leagues.
Alex Bregman’s prized card comes from 2016 Bowman Baseball and is a Chrome Prospect Autograph, card #CPA-AB. Unfortunately for late-comers, collectors best bet is to pull that card from a box as secondary market prices have escalated quickly. However, Bregman also has cards in serveral other products including these to name a few:
2010 Bowman Draft Baseball
2011 Bowman Baseball (Perfect Game)
- 2011 Topps Baseball
- 2011 Bowman Chrome Baseball
- 2015 Leaf Metal Draft Baseball
- 2015 Leaf 25th Anniversary
- 2015 Panini Elite Extra Edition
- 2015 Panini Stars & Stripes USA Baseball
- 2016 Topps Pro Debut Baseball
According to his MLB.com draft profile:
“With his size, toolset, aggressive nature and tremendous makeup, Bregman regularly draws comparisons to Dustin Pedroia. Unlike Pedroia, he may be able to play shortstop in the big leagues. He looked better defensively as a junior, and his arm and feel for the game allow him to make plays at short.”
Here’s a look at a feature before his MLB debut:
This future star has played third base and left field showing why he has the stuff to stay up with the big club, provided he hits.