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Rookie Alex Bregman has been putting on a defensive clinic for the Astros so far

The Astros have cultivated a banner crop of young talent -- look no further than George Springer, José Altuve and Carlos Correa, to name but a few, who turn in amazing plays on a regular basis
The blend of veterans and sparkling young standouts welcomed new additions recently in Alex Bregman and Joe Musgrove, and both had strong showings in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park. Musgrove dazzled in 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief in his big league debut, while Bregman showed off some fancy glovework. 
Bregman, called up on July 24, is still struggling to find his way offensively, but defensively? That's another story entirely. His latest slick stop came at the expense of José Bautista, who hit a hopper down the third-base line that hit the bag and changed direction -- but that didn't keep Bregman from making the play:

That wasn't easy. Nor was this play Bregman pulled off in Monday night's 14-inning marathon:

This is all even more impressive when you realize Bregman was exclusively a shortstop throughout his time at LSU and only really started playing third base with Houston in the Minors since being drafted. 
Though he's barely been with the big league club a week, Bregman is definitely backing up his billing as MLB Pipeline's No. 1 prospect in the Houston organization. The hits will come, but for now the defense is just fine. 

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