College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2014 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 16 on our countdown is LSU sophomore shortstop Alex Bregman from Albuquerque, New Mexico where he attended Albuquerque Academy. He had an injury filled high school senior season after having one of the best seasons in New Mexico high school baseball history. In his junior year, he hit .678 and set a New Mexico season record with 19 HR. He was selected after his senior season by the Boston Red Sox in the 29th round.
As a freshman at LSU in 2013, he had one of the best seasons in the entire country. He finished the season with a .369 batting average including 18 doubles, seven triples, six homers, 52 RBI, 59 runs and 16 steals in 17 attempts. He finished the year No. 2 in the nation in base hits with 104. He was named the 2013 National Freshman Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. He was also voted as the 2013 SEC Freshman of the Year and first-team all-SEC by the league coaches. The College Baseball Foundation named him the 2013 Brooks Wallace Award winner which recognizes the best shortstop in the country.
HE played the summer with the US Collegiate National Team where he hit .361 in 18 games for the United States, helping the squad post a 20-3 record. Bregman collected seven doubles, one triple, 12 RBI and seven stolen bases.
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