Astros: 3 players missing from Top 50 Postseason Player Rankings

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Houston Astros, Alex Bregman
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Third baseman Alex Bregman might be having a down year, but you can’t count out his bat.

Not to be overly dramatic, but the fact that Alex Bregman was omitted from this list almost invalidates its entire existence. Bregman has proved time and time again that he is a big time performer under the bright lights of late-October baseball.

In the 2017 World Series, after a back-and-forth game in which the Astros came back from two separate three-run deficits in Game 5, Bregman hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning off Kenley Jansen to give the Astros a 13–12 victory and a 3–2 series lead.

In the 2018 American League Division Series, Bregman continued his postseason tear, batting .556. His .714 OBP was the third-highest all-time in a division series, while his 1.333 slugging percentage was fourth-highest all-time.

If you want to discount Bregman simply because he only played 90 games this season, that is fine. Bregman certainly proved he lost zero baseball chops after his return to live action on August 25th. So, to fully omit him from the list seems like an oversight. I think many fans of the Astros would confidently take Bregman over any of his other teammates featured on the list with the exception of maybe Altuve.