~ 2018 ~
Best Local Athlete
If you thought Alex Bregman couldn’t top his star-making (and World Series-winning) performance in 2017 you were wrong. He came back in 2018 and literally knocked it out of the park. The Houston Astros third baseman was named American League player of the month in June; earned an All-Star nod where he homered and was named MVP; then led the star-laden Astros in home runs (31) hits (170) runs scored (105) and runs batted in (103)—plus he hit a Major League-high 51 doubles. He is human however as there has been no verified truth to the rumors that Bregman also bagged the most popcorn and parked the most cars at Minute Maid Park this season.