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Bradley Zimmer | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer has been diagnosed with a bruised left middle finger.
Zimmer caused quite a stir when he hurt himself on a bunt attempt Wednesday for Triple-A Columbus but it looks like he was able to avoid a serious injury. The Indians will continue to evaluate Zimmer over the next few days. The 23-year-old is MLB.com's 30th-ranked prospect. Aug 11 - 8:49 PM
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Indians outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer will have his left middle finger examined on Thursday.

The finger got clipped by a pitch while Zimmer was trying to lay down a bunt Wednesday at Triple-A Columbus. Clippers manager Chris Tremie said in a postgame interview that he felt Zimmer would be fine, but the Indians want to make sure there aren't any small fractures or dislocations. Zimmer, 23, is batting .261/.377/.461 with 15 home runs and 36 stolen bases in 108 games this season between Double-A and Triple-A. He was the 21st overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft.
Aug 11 - 9:10 AM

Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer mashed three hits including a solo home run Tuesday as Triple-A Columbus fell to Indianapolis.

The home run was Zimmer's first in eight games since his promotion to Triple-A. Zimmer has done it all this season, supplying 15 round-trippers to go with 35 steals. The 23-year-old is still striking out a lot (124 whiffs in 369 at-bats) but his unique combination of speed and power makes him one of baseball's most intriguing prospects. It won't be long until we see Zimmer playing at Progressive Field.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 3 - 2:55 PM

Indians outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer has been promoted from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus.

Fellow top outfield prospect Clint Frazier will join him on the move. Zimmer, 23, was slashing .252/.370/.472 with 14 home runs, 53 RBI, 31 stolen bases, and 57 runs scored through 92 games this season at the Double-A level. He needs to improve his overall plate discipline, but those counting stats are eye-popping to any fantasy baseball enthusiast. Zimmer was the 21st overall pick in 2014 out of the University of San Francisco. He should make his major league debut later this summer.
Jul 25 - 6:37 AM

Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer slugged a career-high four hits Wednesday in a win for Double-A Akron.

All of his hits were singles. Zimmer has done a superb job since moving to the leadoff spot. In four games batting leadoff, he's hit .438 with two RBI and a .500 slugging percentage. The 23-year-old is still striking out too much (111 whiffs in 325 at-bats) but the power (14 HR, 52 RBI) and speed (31 steals on 43 attempts) have both been there. He's also scored 54 times this season, which ties him for seventh-most in the Eastern League. Zimmer went to Cleveland with the 21st overall pick in the 2014 draft after starring at the University of San Francisco.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 21 - 10:26 AM

Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer reached base four times in Tuesday's win for Double-A Akron.

Zimmer contributed three hits including his 14th homer while also driving in three runs. The 23-year-old is having a monster year for the RubberDucks. He's second in the Eastern League in stolen bases (28), fifth in triples (six), sixth in home runs (14) and seventh in RBI (49). Zimmer's high strikeout rate (102 Ks in 288 at-bats) is the only thing keeping him in Double-A.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 6 - 1:48 PM

Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer slugged three hits including his 10th home run of the season Sunday in Double-A Akron's loss to Harrisburg.

Zimmer's first year in Double-A has been hit or miss. He's shown decent power with 10 round-trippers but his strikeout rate is too high (80 punch-outs in 57 games) and his average continues to hover in the low .200s. At least he's a had a good year on the basepaths, swiping 20 steals on 29 attempts. The 2014 first-round pick collected 16 homers and 44 steals in 127 games last year between Akron and High-A Lynchburg.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 13 - 5:02 PM

Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer ripped three hits Tuesday in a win for Double-A Akron.

He finished a double shy of the cycle while matching a season-high with four RBI. The former first-round pick has shown a nice blend of speed and power this year. He's tied for fourth in the Eastern League with 17 steals and is also fourth in RBI with 33. Unfortunately he's been plagued by a low batting average (.247) and huge strikeout totals (54 punch-outs in 150 at-bats). Zimmer has an intriguing skill set but he's not polished enough for the big leagues yet.
Source: MILB.com
May 25 - 3:23 PM

Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer delivered three hits and one steal Tuesday in a win for Double-A Akron.

Zimmer's first year in Double-A didn't go according to plan. He hit just .219 while missing time with a hairline fracture in his right foot. Finally healthy, the 23-year-old has found his stroke with six hits and five RBI over his last four outings. Cleveland's top prospect is still a work in progress with 16 strikeouts in 44 at-bats, but he's been a solid run producer with 10 RBI in only 11 games. That total is tied for fifth-most in the Eastern League.
Source: MILB.com
Apr 20 - 4:54 PM

Indians OF prospect Bradley Zimmer homered twice in Wednesday's win for Double-A Akron.

Zimmer has hit .400 with five homers and 12 RBI over his last eight games. The 22-year-old has shown a nice mix of power and speed this year with 16 homers and 39 steals across two minor league levels. He's also scored 78 runs including 18 since joining Akron on July 16.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 03:29:00 PM

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

Indians prospect OF Bradley Zimmer went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, three walks and a stolen base on Monday for High-A Lynchburg.

He also scored a pair of runs and struck out in the game. Zimmer has gotten off to a great start to his first full professional season, batting .278/.373/.470 to go along with 11 extra-base hits (five home runs) and 15 stolen bases through 31 games. The 22-year-old’s batting average sat in the mid-.300s after April, but he’s struggled a bit of late, with a .184 batting average and 10 strikeouts in his last 10 contests. As the No. 21 overall pick in last year’s draft, Zimmer is too advanced for the High-A Carolina League, and it wouldn’t be surprising if he were to receive a promotion to Double-A before the All-Star break.
Tue, May 12, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Indians prospect OF Bradley Zimmer went 1-for-3 with his sixth stolen base of the season on Monday for High-A Lynchburg.

Selected by the Indians with the No. 21 overall pick in last year’s draft, Zimmer has opened his first full professional season on a tear, batting .325/.429/.625 with four homers and six stolen bases in 11 games for Lynchburg. The 22-year-old projects as an everyday player in the major leagues, with an above-average bat and good on-base skills, but there’s uncertainty surrounding his power potential. While four home runs in the first two weeks of the season is certainly a good sign, it’s important to remember he’s also an advanced hitter feasting on younger pitchers in the Carolina League.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 02:56:00 PM

Indians prospect outfielder Bradley Zimmer went 3-for-4 with a home run for short season-A Mahoning Valley on Saturday, raising his season line to .320/.409/.490.

Zimmer has been doing exactly what any team would want to see from a top draft pick who went to college, putting up a solid season in short season-A, showing some power and controlling the strike zone. Zimmer profiles as a .300 hitter with 10-15 home run power.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Indians outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer went 2-for-3 with a home run, stolen base, and a walk for short season-A Mahoning Valley on Saturday.

Zimmer has been chugging along in the NY-Penn League, hitting .313/.396/.478 with 11 doubles, one triple, and three home runs over 35 games. He profiles as a slugging corner outfielder and has the arm for right field. He should start 2015 with Low-A Lake County, and will likely make his major league debut no sooner than late-2016.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 11:30:00 AM

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