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Archie Bradley | Relief Pitcher | #25

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/10/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (7) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Archie Bradley blew the save in Saturday's loss to the Mets, surrendering two runs on three hits after coming in to start the eighth inning.
With the Diamondbacks holding a 4-2 advantage, Bradley entered from the bullpen to open the eighth inning. It went south almost immediately. Jay Bruce greeted him with a single, which Devin Mesoraco promptly capitalized on via a game-tying two-run home run. Bradley would finish out the inning, but the damage had already been done. The Mets went on to win the game in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by Wilmer Flores. This was the second time in his last three appearances that the reliever has coughed up two runs. Overall, he's posted a 2.63 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 22/6 K/BB ratio across 24 frames while working as the Diamondbacks' setup man. May 20 - 12:23 AM

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Archie Bradley got the last four outs of Sunday's win over the Padres, earning his second save of the year.

With Brad Boxberger showing vulnerability and perhaps some fatigue, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo turned to Bradley with two outs in the eighth to face the top of the Padres order in Manuel Margot. Bradley fanned Margot to end the frame then worked around a Christian Villanueva one-out double in the ninth to lock down the win. Bradley has been Lovullo's Swiss Army knife this year and has provided value for fantasy owners despite not having a set role, as he's earned two saves while posting a 2.03 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 16/5 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings. The ratio help is nice, and there's upside for more value from Bradley in the future if Boxberger continues to falter in the closer role.
Apr 22 - 8:15 PM

Archie Bradley picked up his first save of the year in a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Monday.

Bradley struck out the first two hitters he faced, and he got Andrew McCutchen to fly out to right to end the ball game. Bradley is pitching in a set-up role, but because he has easily the best stuff of any reliever on the Diamondbacks, you could see him pitching in save situations when the heart of the lineup is due up in the ninth. Even without the saves, Bradley offers fantasy value because of his ability to miss bats and keep the ball in the park. It just would be so much more enticing if he was guaranteed those closing opportunities.
Apr 10 - 12:56 AM

Archie Bradley will remain in a set-up role for the Diamondbacks.

Bradley was in the mix for the closer job, but Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo ultimately chose Brad Boxberger. The idea is that Bradley could be more valuable in the same role he had last year, sometimes pitching multiple innings. While fantasy owners might be disappointed, Lovullo is probably right here. And Bradley could still have plenty of fantasy value in this role.
Mar 27 - 1:39 PM

Archie Bradley notched two strikeouts over two scoreless frames Friday against the Royals.

Bradley was credited with the win, because pitcher wins are important, especially during spring training. Bradley was a monster out of Arizona’s bullpen last season and is part of a competition for the closer role along with Brad Boxberger and offseason signing Yoshihisa Hirano. There’s no doubt that Bradley has the most fantasy upside of this trio, but there’s something to be said for having him available for high-leverage spots in the seventh and eighth innings of ballgames.
Mar 9 - 8:23 PM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo confirmed Sunday that there's an open competition between Archie Bradley, Brad Boxberger and Yoshihisa Hirano for the team's closer role.

"For me, it's wide open," Lovullo told reporters Sunday, "It's something where we are watching and evaluating. Like I said from the get-go, the results aren't necessarily going to be a huge factor for us right now. We are watching stuff more than the results." While the job is probably still Bradley's to lose, Boxberger and Hirano are worth speculative adds until this all gets sorted out.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 4 - 10:05 PM

Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said this week that he expects there to be a competition for the closer job during spring training.

Archie Bradley is the obvious candidate to step in at closer after he posted a 1.73 ERA with 79 strikeouts over 73 innings in 2017 in his first year as a full-time reliever. However, it's possible the D'Backs might prefer to use him earlier in games in an Andrew Miller-type role, which would also keep his arbitration cost down. Bradley's main competition for the ninth-inning job will be Brad Boxberger and Yoshihisa Hirano.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 9 - 12:01 PM

Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen indicated that Archie Bradley will likely remain a reliever in 2018.

"We're going to bring him into camp, stretch him out, but it's likely he's going to be in the 'pen," Hazen told reporters at the GM Meetings in Orlando. "We haven't specifically discussed his role. I think he'll continue in the back-end of the bullpen. We haven't ruled out closing, but we'll see what happens as we put the team together." The former starting pitching prospect excelled as a full-time reliever in 2017, delivering a 1.73 ERA in 73 regular-season innings.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Archie Bradley collected his first career save on Sunday, striking out all three hitters that he faced in the ninth inning to protect a one-run advantage.

With Fernando Rodney unavailable after his meltdown on Saturday night, Bradley assumed the mantle in the ninth inning and flashed his dominance. He has been unbelievable out of the club's bullpen this year, registering a 1.23 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 74/18 K/BB ratio across 66 innings.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 09:22:00 PM

Archie Bradley pitched two scoreless innings Thursday to earn his 16th hold and lower his ERA to 1.24.

Bradley came in with two on and none out in a 3-1 game in the seventh and got out of the inning with just one inherited runner scoring. He then worked a scoreless eighth. The Diamondbacks have no desire to replace Fernando Rodney unless they need to, but Bradley would be the obvious replacement if something happens.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Archie Bradley gave up two runs in the eighth inning and took the loss Friday versus the Braves.

It was a rare bad night for Bradley, as he allowed four hits around three strikeouts. Freddie Freeman tied things up with an RBI single and the go-ahead run scored on the same play. Bradley came into Friday’s outing having allowed just one run in 19 innings through his last 17 appearances.
Sat, Jul 15, 2017 12:47:00 AM

Archie Bradley turned in another scoreless appearance Monday night against the White Sox.

Bradley relieved Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke with two outs in the top of the ninth inning and induced a groundout from Avisail Garcia to seal Arizona's 5-1 victory. The former top prospect has been excellent in a dynamic relief role for the Diamondbacks this season, with a 1.35 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, and 27/5 K/BB ratio over 13 appearances covering 20 innings.
Tue, May 23, 2017 12:34:00 AM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has considered moving Archie Bradley to the starting rotation.

Bradley has been a starter for his most of his career but has thrived out of the pen this year, registering a 1.26 ERA over 14 1/3 innings. The Diamondbacks are looking to replace Shelby Miller, who could be headed for Tommy John surgery after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in his pitching elbow. Bradley is 10-12 with a 5.18 ERA over 34 major league starts.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 07:38:00 PM

Archie Bradley (flu) will be available for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Bradley hadn't pitched since logging 3 1/3 scoreless innings in Tuesday's loss to the Giants. He came down with the flu on Wednesday but is now symptom-free. The plan is for Bradley to fill a long/middle relief role for the D'Backs this year.
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 07:21:00 PM

Archie Bradley excelled out of the pen Tuesday, striking out seven in 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Giants.

Bradley entered down 8-2, so there wasn't much pressure on him tonight. Still, it was nice to see him hit 98 mph on the gun a couple of times and remain around the zone for the most part. He'll get another chance to start at some point if he remains sharp in middle relief.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 01:31:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Socrates Brito
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Matt Koch
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Silvino Bracho
9Randall Delgado