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Alex Bregman

Born: 03/30/1994 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0" Weight: 192
Primary Position: SS
Compact frame; athletic, well-filled out; developmentally maxed.
Evaluator Wilson Karaman
Report Date 09/06/2015
Dates Seen 8/24, 8/28, 9/4
Affiliate Lancaster JetHawks (High A, Astros)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 Low 55 Yes
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 60 Wide base, hands off back shoulder, bat waggle; minimal load, elite quickness in hands at trigger, above-average bat speed, mild leverage, premium barrel control; moderate stride, gets some separation; approach to right-center, maintains center of gravity, tracks well, can square up any offering, hand speed allows for in-swing adjustment.
Power 50 50 raw; mild-leverage, oppo approach with gap power in-game but will also turn and separate with greater leverage to pull side; looks to do damage to pull side.
Baserunning/Speed 55 Average or slightly better raw foot speed, 4.25-4.31 out of the box; quick to second gear, instincts and controlled aggressiveness on the bases help speed utility play up.
Glove 55 Gets low and aggressive at pitch, reads contact well, nimble first step; foot speed limits range, impressive mobility, quick actions, outstanding hands with give on receipt and strength in manipulating the glove; gets strong breaks back on pops over his head, comes across the bag clean on double play turns.
Arm 50 High-effort throwing motion, quick release with average arm strength and velocity, accurate, controls tailing action while moving away from target, ball gets some carry from the hole.

Bregman is a polished, confident player with solid across-the-board skills highlighted by a premium bat-to-ball ability and projection for a plus hit tool. His swing is aggressive; he attacks the baseball with an intent to do damage. He tracks pitches well, and the combination of strong wrists and elite hand quickness allow for in-swing adjustments, limiting the swing-and-miss in his game. There's average raw power here, and he'll get to it in games thanks to a timely willingness to separate and lift to the pull side. He's not a burner, but should offer some stolen base potential and above-average baserunning value.

Questions about his future at the six spot dogged Bregman through the draft, but I've seen a true shortstop in my looks thus far in his pro career. He lacks plus range or arm strength, but the actions will play and he demonstrates an instinctual feel for the position. The player's outstanding makeup should further afford benefit to any doubts.

This is a high probability prospect who should move quickly through the system, with a late-2016 big league ETA not out of the question.

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