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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 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

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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.
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.
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

Archie Bradley will begin the season as a long reliever.

Bradley has pitched well of late this spring but wasn't going to make the rotation. However, he'll at least get to be part of the big league club even if it's basically in a mop-up role. Zack Greinke, Patrick Corbin, Taijuan Walker, Robbie Ray and Shelby Miller will form the Diamondbacks' rotation.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic writes that the Diamondbacks "appear to be at least considering" using Archie Bradley as a reliever.

There's simply not room for him in the rotation. Bradley got off to a poor start this spring but has been terrific the last three times out, which includes five shutout innings with just one hit allowed in a minor league game Wednesday. "With the way I’m throwing the baseball right now, the way I feel, the way the ball is coming out, I’m comfortable in any role, in any capacity," Bradley said. "Just put me on this team."
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 09:02:00 AM

Archie Bradley spun five innings of one-run ball against the Athletics on Friday.

The only damage was a solo homer off the bat of Ryon Healy in the bottom of the fourth inning. Bradley gave up five hits in all while walking none and striking out a pair. The outing was a nice step forward for the 24-year-old, but he still appears to be on the outside looking in for a rotation spot.
Fri, Mar 17, 2017 07:16:00 PM

Archie Bradley allowed three runs -- one earned -- over four innings Thursday in a Cactus League start against the Giants.

Bradley committed a throwing error that set off the Giants' three-run second inning. The young right-hander is probably going to be ticketed for Triple-A Reno out of camp this spring, but he'll be up at some point.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 05:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3Chris Herrmann
4John Ryan Murphy
5Alberto Rosario
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Daniel Descalso
3Christian Walker
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
3Ildemaro Vargas
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Steven Souza
2Jarrod Dyson
3Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
RF1David Peralta
2Cesar Puello
3Daniel Robertson
Starting Pitcher
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Braden Shipley
8Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
R1Archie Bradley
2Brad Boxberger
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Randall Delgado
6Jimmie Sherfy
7Albert Suarez
8Silvino Bracho
9Jake Barrett
10T.J. McFarland
11Jared Miller
12Neftali Feliz
13Michael Blazek
14Fernando Salas