The Astros announced today that they have selected Alex Bregman to the Major League roster and that he will join the club on Monday. Bregman is the organization’s top prospect and is ranked as the 18th-best prospect in all of baseball by MLB.com.
Bregman was drafted in as the second overall pick in the 2015 draft out of Louisiana State University. This is his first full professional season since joining the Astros organization.
This season, between Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno, Bregman was hitting .306/.406/.580 with 20 home runs and 61 RBI.
The Astros appear to be putting out all the stops, especially being just 2.5 games back of the division leading Rangers. Instead of seeking help outside, via trade, they’ve decided to look to their farm system and find those who are ready for the big leagues. As it seems, Bregman is one of those.
Another top prospect, A.J. Reed, was recently called up but sent back down to Fresno on Thursday to get regular at-bats. That may not be the case for Bregman and the beginning of his time in Houston.
Houston Chronicle Astros beat writer Jake Kaplan tweeted that Bregman will either play third base, left field, or be the designated hitter, depending on the status of Marwin Gonzalez’s left ankle injury.
Danny Worth was designated for assignment to make room for Bregman.