Signed for an over-slot $912,500 as a third-round pick out of a Mississippi high school in 2014, Bradley won the Rookie-level Arizona League triple crown (.361, eight homers, 50 RBIs) in his pro debut and home-run titles in two Class A leagues in his first two full seasons. He has continued to mash in the upper Minors, slamming 50 homers between Double-A and Triple-A in 2017-18. He's a classic three-true-outcomes player, posting 162-game averages of 34 homers, 78 walks and 188 strikeouts through his first five years as a pro.
Bradley's bat speed and strength create massive left-handed power to all fields, and he tries to make the most of it every time he takes a swing. He does have some natural hitting ability but his ultra-aggressive approach has resulted in a 27-percent strikeout rate in pro ball, including a career-worst 34 percent during his first month in Triple-A last August. Though he's not going to hit for average, he gets pitched around and takes enough walks to fuel healthy on-base percentages.
While almost all of Bradley's value comes from his offense, he made a concerted effort to get into better shape and dropped 25 pounds during the 2017-18 offseason. He's still a bottom-of-the-scale runner, but he showed some improvement at first base, where he has a chance to become an average defender with an arm to match. He doesn't cover enough ground to play the outfield, so DH is his only other option.
Cleveland Indians optioned 1B Bobby Bradley to Columbus Clippers.
Cleveland Indians selected the contract of 1B Bobby Bradley from Columbus Clippers.
1B Bobby Bradley assigned to Columbus Clippers from Akron RubberDucks.
Cleveland Indians invited non-roster 1B Bobby Bradley to spring training.
1B Bobby Bradley assigned to Akron RubberDucks.
1B Bobby Bradley assigned to Cleveland Indians.
IF Bobby Bradley assigned to Cleveland Indians.
1B Bobby Bradley assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Lake County Captains.
1B Bobby Bradley assigned to Lake County Captains from Mahoning Valley Scrappers.
1B Bobby Bradley assigned to Mahoning Valley Scrappers from Lake County Captains.
1B Bobby Bradley assigned to Lake County Captains from AZL Indians.