Alex Bregman is an American professional baseball player in the Major League. As of the 2021 season, he plays for the Houston Astros as a third baseman and shortstop. Alex stands 6 feet tall and his weight is listed at 192 lbs. He attended Albuquerque Academy and the Louisiana State University. He was drafted into the MLB in 2015 and made his debut in July 2016. He was part of the team that represented the United States in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. He was the youngest member of Team USA.
Bregman was born Alexander David Bregman on March 20, 1994. He is Jewish and both his parents are lawyers. He showed interest in baseball at a young age and during his bar mitzvah, he expressed his wish to become a professional baseball player. His brother AJ also plays for the Astros. He was selected in the 2018 draft. Baseball runs in his family as his father played in college for the University of New Mexico. His grandfather also served the Washington Senators as counsel.
In high school, Alex played catcher. He helped lead his team from the Albuquerque Academy to win the state championships in 2009. In 2010, became the first high schooler to have been awarded the Richard Case Player of the Year Award. He suffered a fracture in his senior season, which affected his draft chances. Still, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2012 Draft, but Bregman chose to attend Louisiana State University and to play for the LSU Tigers.
For the 2015 Draft, Bregman was chosen by the Houston Astros as their second overall pick during the first round. He signed with them in July of that year. He made his debut playing with Quad Cities River Bandits. In 2016, he was named by USA Today as their Minor League Player of the Year. In the same year, the Astros added him to their 25-man roster and he made his MLB debut that year. He played for the US Team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. In that same year, he was instrumental in the Astros winning the World Series.
The Astros renewed his contract in 2018. In September of that year, he broke the record for being the youngest Astro to hit 30 runs in a single season. He was 24 at this time. At the start of 2019, he was out of commission for a couple of months while he recovered from surgery to remove bone chips in his elbow. In March 2019, Bregman and the Astros agreed to a six-year contract extension. It was worth $100 million. He stood by the Astros when the team was embroiled in a sign-stealing scandal in late 2019. During the 2020 Shortened season, he played his 100th career home run.