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Bradley Zimmer | Outfielder

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/27/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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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. Jun 13 - 5:02 PM

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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.
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.
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

Indians prospect OF Bradley Zimmer went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday for Short Season Mahoning Valley.

The No. 21 overall pick in this year's draft, Zimmer has been solid this summer in his professional debut, with a .280/.361/.430 batting line, 11 extra-base hits (two home runs), 18 RBI, five steals and a 17-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 28 games. The 21-year-old outfielder has five multi-hit performances in his last 10 games and owns an .872 OPS to with six extra-base hits and 12 RBI during that span.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Indians prospect outfielder Bradley Zimmer went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a stolen base for short season-A Mahoning Valley on Friday.

Zimmer has put up a .287/.364/.426 line with eight doubles, one triple, and one home run during his time in the NY-Penn League. He has not flashed the power that made him a first round pick, but he has more than held his own and should start 2015 with Low-A Lake County.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Indians outfield prospect Bradley Zimmer went 1-for-4 with his first professional home run on Saturday for Mahoning Valley.

After starring at the University of San Francisco, Zimmer, the younger brother of Royals pitching prospect Kyle, has hit .269/.375/.388 in the short season-A NY-Penn League. Zimmer, the 21st overall pick in the 2014 draft, was one of the best power bats in the draft, and profiles as a slugging right fielder.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 11:12:00 AM

Indians signed first-round pick OF Bradley Zimmer.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Zimmer will receive a bonus of $1.9 million, which is slightly under the assigned slot value for the No. 21 overall pick. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 205 pounds, the 21-year-old could prove to be one of the college best bats in the draft if he can progress in the power department.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 01:44:00 PM

Indians selected San Francisco outfielder Bradley Zimmer with the 21st pick in the draft.

Zimmer is the younger brother of 2012 first-round pick Kyle, a pitcher in the Royals system. He hit .368/.461/.573 with seven homers in 220 at-bats for San Francisco this season. He's not a big power guy yet, though he could add more as he fills out his 6'5" frame. He's expected to move from center to right in the pros, though it may not happen immediately.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 09:14:00 PM

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