Indians prospect OF Bradley Zimmer has been promoted to Double-A Akron.
Zimmer had an outstanding first half at High-A Lynchburg, batting .305/.401/.488 with 10 home runs, 29 extra-base hits, 52 runs scored and 32 stolen bases over 77 games. At the time of his promotion, the 22-year-old paced the Carolina League in runs scored, stolen bases and OPS (.889), ranked second in batting average and OBP, and was tied for third in home runs. Zimmer, whom the Indians selected with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2014 draft, has seen his prospect stock soar this season behind a projectable blend of power and speed, strong on-base skills and impressive defense in center field. Zimmer has the tools and baseball savvy to be an impact player in the major leagues, so it’ll be interesting to see how quickly he adjusts to the Eastern League.
Tue, Jul 14, 2015 03:22:00 PM