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Astros to call up top prospect Alex Bregman

Rumors of the Astros calling up Bregman are now fact.

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros announced the team will be calling to up top prospect Alex Bregman in time for Monday's game against the New York Yankees.

Bregman, 22, has been easily the most anticipated Astros prospect since George Springer and Carlos Correa. Bregman was selected by the Astros with the second-overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft out of LSU. Bregman was projected as a high-floor player with nice around tools at the plate and field. He was projected to play second base but played shortstop for the Tigers.

Bregman began making his presence known once he was brought up for High-A Lancaster to end the 2015 season. He batted .319 (51x160) with 15 extra-base hits and 21 RBIs in 37 games. He picked right back up where he left on in Double-A Corpus Christi to start 2016, he batted .297 (70x236) with 32 extra-base hits and 46 RBIs in 62 games. Bregman only excelled at the highest minor league level. He batted .333 (26x78) with six home runs and 15 RBIs in 18 games with Triple-A Fresno.

Bregman has played mostly shortstop during his minor league career while seeing playing time at third base. He most recently saw action in left field with Grizzles and it appears that is where he'll get most of his playing time with the Astros with Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve in the lineup.

As part of the move to call up Bregman, the Astros have designated Danny Worth for assignment.