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Pallilo: Alex Bregman — Houston's ultimate consolation prize

Fate smiled upon the Astros when Brady Aiken declined to sign with Houston. Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

The Astros pulled off a big win last night against the A's and Alex Bregman's four hits certainly helped the cause. Bregman is rising up the AL MVP ballot with every passing day, and it's interesting to look back and realize he became an Astro in some ways due to pure luck. After the Astros were unable to sign 2014 1st overall pick Brady Aiken, they were given a compensatory pick in 2015. With the number two overall pick that year they selected Alex Bregman. That certainly has worked out for the Astros, that's for sure. 

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