Skip Bertman has spoken.
The former LSU baseball coach -- one of the best in the sport's history -- said on Tuesday that Bregman is "the best shortstop that's ever played at LSU."
"I'm so sure that he's the best one, but I'm not discounting the greats that played in the big leagues like Russ Johnson, Andy Sheets, Jeff Reboulet and Mike Miley from years ago," Bertman said on "Culotta & The Prince" on 104.5 FM ESPN Radio in Baton Rouge.
Bregman's unique combination of elite baserunning, fielding, arm strength, hitting and hitting for power set him apart, said Bertman, who also added that Bregman's "off-the-field baseball IQ" is off-the-charts.
"Oh, this kid has gotta be it," Bertman said.
Bregman was drafted in the 29th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox out of high school, but he instead chose to play at LSU. He was named National Freshman of the Year in 2013 and won the Brooks Wallace Award as the nation's best shortstop. He's again on the award's watch list.
This season, Bregman is No. 1 in the Southeastern Conference in steals, No. 2 in doubles, No. 5 in total bases, No. 5 in runs scored and No. 8 in slugging percentage.
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