Alex Bregman goes off in August, leads Astros

Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park on August 24, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros hits a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park on August 24, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman entered August hitting.242/.350/.423 with an OPS of .773.  He ended the month of August sitting at .267/.372/.479 with an OPS of .850 and once again a batter to be feared in the lineup.

Over the 26 games in August Alex Bregman took opposing pitchers to task and the competition was not light, as the Astros faced playoff caliber teams including the Guardians, White Sox, Braves, and Orioles.

Alex Bregman went off, and not just a little bit. He hit seven home runs, nine doubles, and drove in twenty-two Astros runs. Bregman’s eye was as keen as ever last month as well striking out only ten times as compared to the 17 walks he took.

Astros’ Alex Bregman should be considered for August player of the month

His slash line for the month was out of this world, sitting at .362/.452/.681 with an OPS of 1.133.  This was his hottest month by far when it comes to production as his next highest home run total in a month was four which happened the first month of the season and in July and 17 RBI was also his previous high.

To compare to another big league slugger, Bregman bested Aaron Judge in average, on base percentage, slugging, and OPS and tied him in RBI and hit two fewer home runs.

Bregman should easily be one of the top considerations for August player of the month for the American League. Bregman’s run and double total were higher than both players of the month for August and his power numbers and RBI are close.

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This hot streak bodes well for Astros fans and the hope for a return to the October Classic as he needs to be hot for the Astros to have a good chance.  Bregman is the heart of the lineup and the heart and sole of the Astros squad.

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