The thing we forget about Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman

Former LSU Baseball star Alex Bregman (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Former LSU Baseball star Alex Bregman (Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /

Former LSU baseball standout Alex Bregman is one of the best players in MLB.

Former LSU baseball star Alex Bregman, who is currently the Houston Astros’ starting third baseman, is one of the top players in MLB.

Bregman was the runner-up in AL MVP voting to Mike Trout in 2019. He’s also a two-time All-Star and a Silver Slugger award winner.

The New Mexico native is well-known for his big personality on the field — Bregman plays the game with a lot of emotion, but he also loves to have fun (which is refreshing).

(Bregman’s “look back” at the camera in the dugout after a home run never gets old.)

Sometimes, however, I think we overlook an incredibly important part of Bregman’s game — his fielding ability.

Alex Bregman is an above average as a fielder

Bregman probably isn’t going to win a Gold Glove award as long Matt Chapman is playing third base in the American League (that dude is ridiculous), but he’s still one of the best fielders in baseball.

And I was reminded of that this week when a highlight from Bregman’s days at LSU (when he played shortstop) resurfaced on Twitter.

That play is insane on so many levels. First off the range by Bregman is incredible. That is a hit almost every time. There are very few college shortstops who could get to that ball.

And then there’s the throw. Bregman’s momentum is taking him straight into right field, but he still somehow manages to spin and make a strong, accurate throw to first base.

Simply amazing.

Speaking of shortstop, Bregman still gets some time there for the Astros when he’s not manning the hot corner. In 2019, Bregman started 59 games at shortstop (thanks to an injured Carlos Correa) and 81 games at third base.

According to, Bregman was second at third base in defensive runs saved (behind Chapman) and had the third best fielding percentage among American League shortstops.

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There might not be a better all-around player in the game today than Bregman.