Bregman batted ninth for the first time in his brief career Saturday, going 1-for-3 in Houston's 2-1 loss to Oakland.

Bregman has made the slide from second to sixth and now ninth in the order, which suggests he's not performing well, but that's really not the case. He's hit safely in 18 of the 24 games played and is 9-for-20 with runners in scoring position, including 5-for-9 with two outs. Bregman has good plate discipline and puts together good at-bats, but his .060 ISO isn't worthy of a middle-of-the-order placement.

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