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Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman Settling in at MLB Level

Aug 6, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) hits a double during the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

It may have been a slow start for the Houston Astros’ No. 1 prospect Alex Bregman, but the 22-year-old out of LSU seems to be hitting his stride.

After being drafted by the Astros with the second overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Bregman played just 146 games in the minors before being called-up by the Astros.

After starting the season going 0-for-17, and 1-for-32, Bregman has made adjustments and has been on a tear hitting .333 since, including .393 over his last seven days. His batting average is now .291 in the month of August and is having a series to remember against the Baltimore Orioles.

On Thursday night, Bregman took fellow-LSU alumnus and O’s pitcher Kevin Gausman deep for his second career home run.

On Friday, Bregman was at it again going 3-for-5 with two RBIs in a 15-8 win. He then followed that up with a 3-for-6 Saturday including a home run, double and three RBIs.

In the series thus far Bregman is hitting .467 and has sparked the Astros offense.

“We’ve been able to do that the last two days,” Bregman said. “Doesn’t matter to me where I hit. I think we’re getting into a little bit of a groove offensively, Hope we can keep it up.”

Following the call up of 2015 No.1 overall pick Dansby Swanson, Bregman and Swanson became the quickest No.1 and No. 2 picks to reach MLB since A-Rod and Darren Dreifort in 1994.

With Bregman starting to settle in, it seems that his early struggles are in the rear-view mirror and the infielder is looking like a franchise player that he was drafted to be.

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