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Alex Bregman

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Alex Bregman

Houston Astros (MLB)
Full Name Alexander David Bregman
Date of Birth 03/30/1994
Religion Jewish
Height 6'0
Weight 190
Bats/Throws R/R
Drafted Astros
Draft Round1
Overall Pick2
MLB Debut 07/25/2016

Career highlights (through 2019)

  • While at LSU in 2015, was one of four finalists for the Golden Spikes Award, honoring the beast amateur baseball layer in the U.S.
  • Drafted #2 overall by the Houston Astros in the 2015 MLB draft
  • In 2016, was named USA Today Minor League Player of the Year
  • Barely a year after being drafted, made Major League debut with the Astros (July 25, 2016)
  • Was named MVP of the 2018 MLB All-Star Game after hitting a go-ahead home run in the 10th inning (see video). He is the first Jewish player — and the first Astros — to win the award
  • Won the Astros’ 2018 Heart and Hustle Award (see video)
  • Finished 2nd in A.L. MVP voting (2019)

On being Jewish

  • A 2019 bio on Bregman — and his bar mitzvah d’var torah
  • In a 2018 interview, Bregman said he probably should have played for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic — he only got four at-bats with Team USA. His mother said she hopes he is included one day in a collection of Jewish baseball cards

For more information

  • Baseball-Reference page
  • Jewish Baseball Museum bio
  • Bleacher Report profile (2019)
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