Albuquerque Academy was Bregman’s school of choice. He spent most of his time at the plate as a catcher.
When Bregman was a freshman in high school, his shortstop team won the state championship. After starting at the top of the order with a .514 average and three home runs in the championship game, he was named to the All-Star squad.
His remarkable performance at the 2010 COPABE Pan American Baseball Championships in Mexico as a 16-and-under USA National Team MVP in Lagos de Mareno earned him a .564 batting average and a gold medal.
He was the first high school player to win the USA Baseball Richard W. “Dick” Case Player of the Year Award that year, at the age of 16 years old.
As a junior in high school in 2011, he hit .678 and set a New Mexico season record with 19 home runs.
Bregman was a first-team All-State selection, as well as an All-Metro and All-District honoree, for his efforts on the basketball court.
As a member of the 18-and-under U.S. National Team in the fall of that year, he led them to victory at the International Baseball Federation World Championships.
When he graduated high school, Bregman was expected to be drafted in the first round of the NBA draft.
This changed in the sixth game of his senior season of high school, when he cracked the second knuckle on his right (throwing) hand by using his bare hand to parry a faulty hop on a ground ball.
For most of his senior year, he was sidelined by an ailment. Two years after making it plain that no team would consider signing him until they selected him in the top five picks in the 2012 MLB Draft, the Boston Red Sox took him in the 29th round.
The Red Sox were not interested in signing him. LSU was his top choice instead.
Where Is Alex Bregman Originally From?
Alex Bregman is from Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States but he has Russia-Jewish descent through his grandfather.