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Jackie Bradley | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 4/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jackie Bradley Jr. entered Wednesday with a .367 average in 30 at-bats for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Bradley's hitting, or lack thereof, is one of the reasons he started the year in Pawtucket. A Gold Glove caliber outfielder, Bradley owns a paltry .196 average across 479 big league at-bats. If Bradley can at least be competent at the plate, he should be able to carve out a role for himself at the major league level. Of course, that's unlikely to happen in Boston with Daniel Nava, Shane Victorino, Allen Craig, Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez and Brock Holt all seeing time in the outfield. Apr 15 - 2:21 PM

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Red Sox optioned OF Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Bradley has a nice overall skillset and hit really well this spring in the Grapefruit League, but the Red Sox have an extremely overcrowded outfield. Rusney Castillo is also headed to Pawtucket with Bradley.
Apr 2 - 3:55 PM

Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled, singled and walked Saturday as the Red Sox and Pirates played to a 2-2 tie.

Bradley is hitting .345 with a 4/4 K/BB ratio in 29 at-bats this spring. Last year, he hit .198 with a 121/31 K/BB ratio in 384 at-bats for the Red Sox, which is obviously the more meaningful sample. However, it really seems as through Bradley's shorter swing is doing him some good. It's probably not going to earn him a spot on the Red Sox roster, but it might entice another team to give up a quality prospect for him.
Mar 21 - 4:32 PM

Jackie Bradley Jr. went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk versus the Rays on Tuesday.

Bradley is a candidate to be traded if someone steps up and makes a quality offer for him, but the Red Sox would rather stick him in Triple-A than give him away. As many questions as there are about his bat, he's still rather valuable because of his superb defense in center field.
Mar 10 - 4:22 PM

Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston cautions that it's not a given that the Red Sox will trade Jackie Bradley Jr.

The Red Sox are staring at an incredibly crowded outfield situation, so the logical assumption has been that they'd look to move Bradley who is ticketed to begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket. He may be the best defensive outfielder that they have in their system though, and appears to still be in the team's long-term plans.
Source: ESPN Boston
Feb 22 - 7:41 PM

Peter Gammons reports that the Braves have called the Red Sox and "made it clear they have strong interest" in outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr.

The Red Sox have a logjam in their outfield and it will be tough for Bradley to make an impact with Rusney Castillo projected to start in center field, so a change of scenery might be the best thing for him. The 24-year-old owns an ugly .196/.268/.280 batting line across his first 530 plate appearances in the majors, but he's a brilliant defender and would be a nice gamble for the rebuilding Braves. There's nothing to suggest that anything is close, but it's worth keeping an eye on.
Feb 18 - 12:31 PM

Jackie Bradley Jr. has been working at the Red Sox spring training facility with assistant hitting coach Victor Rodriguez to rediscover his swing.

The goal is to get Bradley back to the swing path that made him so successful in the minor leagues, swinging downward to make sure he stays on top of the ball. With an incredibly crowded outfield situation in Boston, it's difficult to envision Bradley cracking the Opening Day roster unless he tears the cover off the ball this spring.
Feb 14 - 12:17 PM

Red Sox recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Bradley hit just .212/.246/.273 with 18 strikeouts in 66 at-bats following his Aug. 18 demotion to Pawtucket, which doesn't bode well for him getting much time in the Red Sox outfield now. He should definitely take a backseat to Mookie Betts in center the rest of the way.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Jackie Bradley, Jr. went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts Monday in his first game after his demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Bradley was demoted earlier in the day, but he wanted to get right to work. While he was hitless in his first game, Pawtucket manager Kevin Boles said that he saw some "good signs." The 24-year-old has only batted .210/.288/.290 over 112 games with the Red Sox this season. He should rejoin the big club in September.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 08:35:00 AM

Red Sox optioned OF Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Bradley is a really good defensive outfielder, but he has batted just .216/.288/.290 in 387 plate appearances this season at the major league level. Mookie Betts has been called up in a corresponding roster move and should get everyday playing time down the stretch. Bradley will likely be back as outfield depth in September.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Jackie Bradley didn't start Tuesday for the fourth time in the last seven games.

Bradley is in an ugly 0-for-35 funk at the plate, dropping his season batting line to .211/.281/.289. Sending him back to Triple-A Pawtucket hasn't been discussed yet, but it's possibly Brock Holt will be the regular center fielder for a while. "That hasn't yet been bridged with the more direct conversation on whether or not a change needs to be made," said Farrell when asked about optioning Bradley. "We're challenged with trying to get him to repeat the swing that we've discussed."
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 09:07:00 PM

Jackie Bradley's offensive woes continued in Friday's loss to the Yankees, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

Bradley's transition to hitting at the Major League level hasn't gone quite as swimmingly as the Red Sox had hoped. With Friday's rough night, he's hitting a paltry .209/.289/.298 with limited power and would best be served honing his skills in the minor leagues.
Fri, Jun 27, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that Jackie Bradley is "the right guy to be our center fielder."

It comes after Bradley was benched for a second straight game following a string of 17 consecutive starts. Bradley's .580 OPS ranks last among all American League outfielders who qualify for the batting title, but the Red Sox love his defense and think he'll improve at the plate.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 09:06:00 AM

Jackie Bradley Jr. had a rough day at the plate in Friday's loss to the Tigers, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

That pushes his season line to a disturbing .200/.282/.294 to go along with one homer and 20 RBI. He's clearly over-matched at the Major League level at the moment, but with the Red Sox current injury woes they simply don't have a better alternative.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Jackie Bradley Jr. went 2-for-4 with an RBI double versus the Braves on Wednesday.

This after he went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base on Tuesday. It's too early to call it a surge, but it can't be a bad sign. The only other time this year that he had back-to-back multihit games was on April 7-8.
Wed, May 28, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Ryan Hanigan
2Sandy Leon
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Robbie Ross
6Anthony Varvaro
7Alexi Ogando
8Brandon Workman