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Wednesday Fantasy Pickup: Alex Bregman, SS/3B, Astros

A shortstop by trade, the second overall pick in last season's MLB draft is already knocking on the door of the big leagues thanks to a .311/.410/.582 line with 13 homers and a sick-nasty 29:20 BB:K over 51 games in Double-A this season. To reach the big leagues, Bregman will have to show that he's capable of playing third base – where he's recently seen seven games of action – because the Astros already have that Carlos Correa guy at shortstop, but Bregman should have little difficulty taking to the hot corner and unseating the likes of Luis Valbuena and Marwin Gonzalez in short order. The 22-year-old LSU product also brings decent speed to the table, rounding out what should be a terrifically helpful fantasy line for years to come. Hitters with Bregman's elite combination of power and contact are not easy to come by, so he's worth picking up in deeper formats on spec. Of course, he should be universally owned in keeper leagues already.

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