With one out in the bottom of the third, Bregman added his second extra-base hit in three innings, doubling to the left-center gap. He would score on a Clint Frazier double, giving USA a 1-0 lead. Team USA would tack on one more run that inning for an early 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth, Bregman would line a single off the glove of Team World shortstop Willie Adames, leaving him a single shy of the cycle. He'd end up 3 for 5 on the day in what was eventually a 11-3 Team World victory (MLB.com box score). So consider Bregman one of the few Team USA bright spots.
Bregman, a 22-year-old shortstop/third baseman, was the second overall pick in the 2015 draft behind Dansby Swanson. Bregman, an LSU product, started the season in Double-A, where he hit .297/.415/.559 with 16 doubles, 14 homers and five steals in 62 games before being promoted to Triple-A. With Triple-A Fresno, he's hit .389/.421/.889 with three doubles, five homers and 14 RBI in only eight games.
There's a distinct possibility that Bregman will be the first 2015 draftee to hit the majors if he continues to crush the ball in Triple-A. He's obviously blocked at shortstop by Carlos Correa, but they could slide Luis Valbuena to first base and clear third for him. He played third -- and made a nice inning-ending play in the top of the fourth -- on Sunday for Team USA.
In all, the Futures Game usually gives us a brief glimpse of players who will soon be turning our heads at the big-league level. Last year Kyle Schwarber and Michael Conforto stood out for Team USA last season. This time around, it was Alex Bregman.