His time under head coach Paul Mainieri turned him into a superstar and put him on the map nationally.
Alex Bregman’s LSU Career
The LSU baseball program is a storied one.
The Tigers have won five College World Series titles and are a consistent threat in the NCAA Tournament each season. Fans who attend games at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge are treated to superb baseball year in and year out.
They also get to watch star players such as Alex Bregman.
Bregman emerged as a freshman and never looked back. As the starting shortstop in 2013, he coupled great defense with a .369 batting average in nearly 300 at-bats. He was named the Baseball America Freshman of the Year and earned the Brooks Wallace Award, which given to the best shortstop in college baseball.
All told, he would end up with a career .337/.409/.514 slash line, 21 home runs, and 148 RBIs.
The two-time All-American had nothing left to prove and declare for the MLB Draft.
Alex Bregman with the Houston Astros
Alex Bregman was selected with the second-overall pick by the Houston Astros in 2015.
The third baseman has done nothing but hit since first getting called up to MLB. The two-time American League All-Star was a member of the controversial World Series-winning team that defeated (cheated against) the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bregman, along with the rest of his teammates, apologized for his role in the sign-stealing scandal during spring training in 2020, but he hasn’t earned back the trust of many fans.
Despite his tainted statistics, there is no denying that he is an incredible baseball player who has the chance to finish his career with fantastic numbers if he avoids the injured list.