LSU baseball: Why the Tigers will win the College World Series

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Jun 8, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers infielder Alex Bregman (30) throws to first for an out in the ninth inning against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Baton Rouge super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Alex Box Stadium. LSU defeated Oklahoma Sooners 11-1. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Bregman is the second coming of Dustin Pedroia

You may find yourself asking why LSU’s star shortstop Alex Bregman is being compared to a second baseman. Well if you look back to when he was drafted out of high school by the Boston Red Sox, he was listed as a second baseman.

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Regardless of position, Bregman is a spinning image of Dustin Pedroia. He has the same physical build, defensive prowess and offensive firepower as the Boston Red Sox second baseman, who just so happens to have an MVP award and two World Series rings to his credit.

Bregman has a long way to go to reach that level of success, but his stats while at LSU, and this season in particular, give me no choice but to draw the comparison. Much like Pedroia did for the Red Sox, Bregman will play a major role in bringing his team a championship.

If you need a reminder of the impact that Bregman can have on a game, just remember his seventh inning go-ahead double that clinched a series win over No. 2 ranked Texas A&M a few weeks ago, capping off a thrilling comeback victory.

Do not think for one second that Bregman has forgot about his poor showing at the College World Series during his freshman season. He has been hungry for a championship for the past two years, and it is going to be his time to feast when he finally gets the opportunity.

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