Houston Astros' Alex Bregman Has Quietly Been the MLB's Best Player in the Month of August

It's been a good August for Alex Bregman. No, it's been a great August for Alex Bregman. 

Bregman homered twice, doubled twice, drove in six runs and stole a base in the Astros' rout of the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. 

That's something that's never been done before in MLB history. 

Two other players, Trevor Story and Patrick Wisdom, have had two home runs, six RBIs and a steal in a game this season, but no one in major league history has added in two doubles. 

In the month of August, Bregman has hit an otherworldly .397/.471/.776, with an OPS of 1.247. I don't need to tell you how good those numbers are. He's also added on five home runs, 17 RBIs and seven doubles. 

All in 16 games. 

Bregman continues to be one of the most patient hitters in the game, as in the month of August he's walked nine times and struck out just five times.  

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In the 99 games before the month of August, Bregman was having a pretty disappointing season, hitting just .242/.350/.423, with 13 home runs, 55 RBIs and 53 runs scored. However, he still was walking as much as he was striking out, doing both 55 times in the first four months of the season. 

Alex Bregman has been on another level this month and it should not shock anyone when he's almost assuredly ranked the AL player of the month in the coming weeks. 
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