Alex Bregman talks Chess

Alex Bregman is an infielder out of Albuquerque Academy (Albuquerque, N.M.) and in August played for the Cincinnati Reds in the 2011 Area Code Baseball Games presented by New Balance. His busy summer continued as he traveled to San Diego's Petco Park for the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Game presented by Rawlings.

Bregman is 5-foot-11, 185 pounds and was listed as a shorstop in the Area Code program. He played a little at second during the week and even went behind the plate. According to a post by Keith Law, Bregman's future home may be second base.

On thing is for sure he can hit. Many times he was able to square up the ball and drive it.

When we caught up with him at the Area Code Games, what peaked our interest was not necessarily his exploits on the field, but what he did off the field. You see, he was a state champion in Chess and that's what what we wanted to know about.