MLB Players Power Rankings: Top 10 Hitters in August 2019

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 30: Nicholas Castellanos #6 of the Chicago Cubs hits two run home run in the 1st inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on August 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 30: Nicholas Castellanos #6 of the Chicago Cubs hits two run home run in the 1st inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field on August 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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MLB Players Power Rankings (1): Alex Bregman, Houston Astros

August Stats:  0.747 SLG |  0.500 wOBA |  224 wRC+ |  2.2 fWAR

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What can’t Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman do?

With each season, he has increased his home run total, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and is on-pace to exceed his RBI total.

  • 2017 – .284 AVG / .352 OBP / .475 SLG / 19 HR / 71 RBI
  • 2018 – .286 AVG / .394 OBP / .532 SLG / 31 HR / 103 RBI
  • 2019 – .290 AVG / .412 OBP / .564 SLG / 32 HR / 94 RBI

What’s more, this season Bregman is playing the best he ever has defensively, at least he is according to Defensive Runs Saved (DRS). Back in 2017, Bregman featured a -3 DRS; in 2018 he had a -6 DRS; this season, he’s currently saved +6 runs for the Astros at third base.

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It’s no surprise that the Astros have become the Golden State Warriors of MLB since 2017. With the rise of players like Bregman alongside the likes of Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve plus the addition of Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole, don’t be surprised if Houston walks away with a second World Series title in three years.