Alex Bregman of Houston Astros wears No. 2 in part because Arizona Diamondbacks didn’t draft him No. 1

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Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman nonetheless is not over the truth that the Arizona Diamondbacks handed over him within the 2015 MLB draft.

“I used to be tremendous glad to come back to a superb group just like the Astros, a company that was up-and-coming,” Bregman informed the Arizona Republic on Saturday. “However, yeah, I used to be pissed. I needed to be the No. 1 total decide. A part of the rationale I put on No. 2 is due to that.”

Bregman beforehand stated he wore No. 2 partly to honor childhood idol and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter.

The Diamondbacks selected Dansby Swanson within the 2015 draft and by no means actually thought-about Bregman, who gained a World Sequence with the Astros final season and was named to his first All-Star Sport this summer season, the place he was named recreation MVP. Swanson was traded to the Atlanta Braves within the 2015 offseason with out ever taking part in a significant league recreation for the Diamondbacks.

Bregman informed the newspaper that he had an opportunity to affix the Diamondbacks out of highschool in 2012. That they had reached out to see if he would signal as a second-round decide, however he informed the membership he was going to LSU as an alternative. With the Tigers, he wore the No. 30 — for the variety of groups that handed on him in Spherical 1, Bregman stated.

The 24-year-old has had some success attempting to pay the Diamondbacks again on the sphere. He’s Eight-for-32 in opposition to them in his profession with one house run and two RBIs. He was 1-for-2 and scored a run in Saturday’s 10-Four Astros win.

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