The outspoken third baseman in Houston could be the face of baseball in a few years. Unlike his growing social media presence, Alex Bregman saw some decreased metrics in all of the right areas. While some fantasy owners will point to the fact that he stole less bases in 2018, the improvements he made in other categories more than offset the decrease in stolen bases. Besides, it was only seven less than the year before. If someone wanted to trade the 12 extra home runs, 17 more runs scored, 32 more RBI and two point batting average increase, all for those seven stolen bases, go right ahead. Bregman’s breakout 2018 campaign is better on so many more levels than just the statistical surface.

While his batting average jumped two points, it’s interesting that his BABIP was .289, considering that he hit more line drives and fly balls, all the while making more frequent hard contact. If he would have repeated his BABIP from the year prior (.311), you could have seen Bregman’s batting...