Prior to getting selected as the second overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Bregman was a three-year standout for the LSU Tigers. A collegiate shortstop, his defensive prowess may have even outmatched his productivity at the plate. Since moving on to the major leagues, Bregman’s power at the plate may rank as a surprise, but his arm strength does not. We take a quick photographic journey into his collegiate days with a couple of videos mixed in-between. The 2018 MLB All-Star Game MVP has turned into one of Major League Baseball’s brightest young stars.
The Texas A&M Aggies (37-19) and Florida Gators (33-24) battled in a 10-inning showdown that ended when Aggies OF/1B Jonathan Ducoff hit an RBI single to centerfield in the bottom of the tenth. We take a look at some of the images from Tuesday’s contest:
47 Mace releases the pitch on the mound
Florida's Tommy Mace, pictured, was drafted in the 12th round by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2017 MLB Draft. The 6-foot-6 right-hander settled down after a strong freshman campaign, but he remains a viable prospect for the 2020 MLB Draft.
35 Lacy arm goes back behind his shoulder to throw the ball
Entering the 2019 SEC Tournament, Texas A&M's LHP Asa Lacy (6'4, 215) ranked third in the SEC in strikeouts in 2019 during regular season play (115).
35 Lacy getting low with his hand placement on the ball
Lacy, a 31st-round draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in the 2017 MLB Draft, comes from an athletic background. The left-hander currently carries a 2.13 ERA (through 6/1/19).
15 Blaum about to field ground ball NICE
Aggies second baseman Bryce Blaum sinks his knees to field this ground ball in Tuesday's action. Blaum previously played for the Ole Miss Rebels in 2017 prior to transferring to College Station.
8 Shewmake beginning his slide
Texas A&M's standout shortstop Braden Shewmake (No. 8 pictured) tries to beat the tag of Florida 2B Jacob Young on this slide into second base. One of the best shortstops available in the 2019 MLB Draft, Shewmake has a chance to hear his name called early this summer.
1 Coleman throwing like he’s in a movie
Texas A&M 3B Ty Coleman's versatility in the field was on display with this off-balance throw. The player that Coleman is throwing to at first base is his brother, Hunter (No. 10 pictured).
1 Young throws off-balance to first base
Florida's Jacob Young (No. 1 pictured) proved that the Aggies' Coleman wasn't the only player capable of throwing off-balance with this effort off of his back foot early in the contest. Young had a hand in 14 double plays this past season.
6 Calilao stands on first base as
Florida's Kendrick Calilao (No. 6 pictured) waits on the throw from freshman RHP Nolan Crisp (No. 37 pictured) as Texas A&M's Hunter Coleman tries to beat the throw to first base.
27 Maldonado’s single in the top of the 9th helped the Gators tie the score at 7
Florida DH Nelson Maldonado's RBI single in the top of the ninth inning tied the score at seven.
46 Ducoff consistently made contact in the game
Texas A&M all-purpose senior Jonathan Ducoff's RBI single, however, in the bottom of the ninth inning won the game for the Aggies and eliminated the Gators from the tournament.
46 Ducoff is mobbed by teammates after hitting the RBI single to win the game
The Aggies exploded after Ducoff's game-winning hit.