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Alex Bregman: Where will the Astros prospect hit and play?

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Jul 10, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; World infielder Yoan Moncada dives into third base ahead of the ball to USA infielder Alex Bregman in the fourth inning during the All Star Game futures baseball game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 10, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; World infielder Yoan Moncada dives into third base ahead of the ball to USA infielder Alex Bregman in the fourth inning during the All Star Game futures baseball game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Where will Alex Bregman Play today?

Jul 10, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; World infielder Yoan Moncada dives into third base ahead of the ball to USA infielder Alex Bregman in the fourth inning during the All Star Game futures baseball game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 10, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; World infielder Yoan Moncada dives into third base ahead of the ball to USA infielder Alex Bregman in the fourth inning during the All Star Game futures baseball game at PetCo Park. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

On yesterday’s Talking Stros with Brian McTaggart, we all felt that Bregman would play a position that he is more comfortable with at third base. During Bregman’s quick ascent to the big leagues, Jeff Luhnow has said that they want him comfortable at the plate before they try him out at a new position.

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Carlos Correa has shortstop covered, so the position that he played the most in the minors was at third base. I expect to see him playing third tomorrow with Luis Valbuena at first base. The Astros really like the defense that Marwin Gonzalez offers at first base, so they will try to get Bregman in left field or DH often. Gonzalez is day-to-day now, so Valbuena is the only one who can play first base on the team tomorrow.

When Yulieski Gurriel is ready, Bregman might move out to the outfield to allow Gurriel to play third base for this season. Both Brandon and I think that Bregman is better in the dirt, so he will become the everyday third baseman next year, while Gurriel moves to the outfield or designated hitter. Let’s see how 2016 plays out, but the Astros have multiple options at all positions now.

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