LSU Shortstop Alex Bregman And Houston Astros Sign Deal With 5.9 Million Signing Bonus
As we reported a couple weeks ago, Seven LSU baseball players were drafted in the Major League Baseball draft. One of those players was Alex Bregman who was chosen as the #2 overall draft pick by the Houston Astros.
Well since the draft, Bregman was busy with the LSU Baseball team at the college world series. Once LSU was eliminated from the world series, Bregman and the Astros got down to business.
According to MLB.com,
Having been selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, Bregman landed at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport on Wednesday and said he's agreed to a deal with the Houston Astros, fulfilling his dream and blazing a path his mother saw coming from an early age. MLB.com's Jim Callis reports Bregman's bonus is $5.9 million, less than his slot value of $7,420,100. The club officially announced the deal, but not the terms, Thursday.
Bregman whop only spent three years at LSU said:
"It was the best thing that ever happened to me, going to school," Bregman said. "The three years at LSU were the most fun three years of my life. Just to be able to say I did it and found a way to grind through those three years and get drafted. It's just the beginning now -- ready to get to work."
Congrats to Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros!