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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
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Birth Date4-19-1990
Height5' 10"
Weight195 lbs
Age24 years, 3 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
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1.12014
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 BOS 23 37 107 95 18 18 5 0 3 32 10 31 2 0 0 10 2 0 .189 .280 .337 .236 -3.2 0.4 -0.3
2014 BOS 24 98 348 313 42 70 19 2 1 96 29 96 4 1 1 28 7 0 .224 .297 .307 .217 -1.7 7.5 0.6
Career13545540860882424128391276113890.216.293.314.222-4.87.90.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 GRN A 4 15 .298 .224 .315 .346 .242 .364 109 0.6 0.4 0 0.8 0.1 1.0 0.2 1.0 0.2
2011 LOW A- 6 25 .231 .260 .323 .361 .258 .250 102 -0.8 0.7 0 -0.7 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2012 SLM A+ 67 304 .365 .259 .332 .390 .267 .407 97 35.4 9.1 0.8 1.4 0.3 43.7 4.5 43.7 4.5
2012 PME AA 61 271 .291 .255 .326 .393 .261 .316 105 8.7 7.5 -0.4 -0.0 -2.4 13.0 1.4 13.0 1.4
2013 BOS MLB 37 107 .236 .261 .324 .423 .273 .246 102 -2.4 2.8 -0.1 0.4 -2.2 -3.2 -0.3 -3.2 -0.3
2013 PAW AAA 80 374 .302 .257 .328 .387 .256 .331 100 17 10.7 -0.9 3.6 0.1 28.8 3.3 28.8 3.3
2014 BOS MLB 98 348 .217 .254 .316 .393 .257 .318 107 -14.1 9.0 0.6 7.5 0.3 -1.7 0.6 -1.7 0.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 GRN A 15 2 5 1 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 .333 .333 .600 .267 .298 1.0 0.8 0.2
2011 LOW A- 25 5 4 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 2 .190 .320 .190 .000 .231 -0.2 -0.7 -0.1
2012 SLM A+ 304 53 84 26 2 3 34 52 40 16 6 .359 .480 .526 .167 .365 43.7 1.4 4.5
2012 PME AA 271 37 62 16 2 6 29 35 49 8 3 .271 .373 .437 .166 .291 13.0 -0.0 1.4
2013 PAW AAA 374 57 88 26 3 10 35 41 75 7 7 .275 .374 .469 .194 .302 28.8 3.6 3.3
2013 BOS MLB 107 18 18 5 0 3 10 10 31 2 0 .189 .280 .337 .147 .236 -3.2 0.4 -0.3
2014 BOS MLB 348 42 70 19 2 1 28 29 96 7 0 .224 .297 .307 .083 .217 -1.7 7.5 0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 430 0.5233 0.4372 0.7394 0.5911 0.2683 0.8045 0.5818 0.2606
2014 1332 0.5218 0.4542 0.7471 0.5971 0.2983 0.8145 0.6000 0.2496
Career17620.52220.45010.74520.59560.2910.81210.59560.2523

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-20 2014-03-21 Camp 1 0 Right Thumb Laceration - -
2013-05-04 2013-05-17 Minors 13 0 Right Upper Arm Inflammation Biceps - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BOS $
2013 BOS $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$490,000
1 yrTotal$490,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 59 dScott Boras1 year/$0.502M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Contract purchased by Boston 3/31/13.
  • Drafted by Boston 2011 (1s-40) (South Carolina). $1.1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .080 .207 .120 .137
11 vs R (Multi) .229 .308 .414 .271
18 Split (Multi) .149 .101 .294 .133
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .080 .207 .120 .137
31 vs R (2013) .229 .308 .414 .271
38 Split (2013) .149 .101 .294 .133
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)I'm so good that I could be a better CF than Jackie Bradley. Sell JBJ and bring me to field the Triangle!
(Mookie from Portland, Oregon)
No. You couldn't be a better CF than Bradley. Sorry, Mookie. You are tearing the cover off the ball in Double-A and it looks much better than expected. But the emphasis here should still be on the fact that its AA and not the majors, and there is a huge difference in talent. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Too much being made out of Grady Sizemore's training camp.I just don't buy the idea of Sizemore being a full-time player.Are the Red Sox really dumb enough to send back Jackie Bradley at AAA ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
Well, I'm with you on being conservative about Sizemore, but it's not like Bradley disappears if he does go to Triple-A (and I don't know that he will). Pawtucket is only a 48-minute drive away. (Thanks, Google Maps!) (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-03-14 09:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike, would you deal Aaron Sanchez and Jackie Bradley for Trumbo, Jim Johnson and Fernando Rodney??? Thanks
(John from Boston)
Can you keep forever or do you have limits? In a keep forever that seems like a lot of ceiling (particularly with Sanchez) to give up for two uninspiring closers and Trumbo, but in a league with shorter term keeps that might be worth the gamble. My instincts tell me to pass, but if you can easily replace guys like Sanchez/Bradley in a farm draft, it might be worth it. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is George Springer going to get enough at bats to win AL Rookie of the Year? Who do you like for the award?
(Frank from Houston)
Hi Frank:

My guess is Springer gets a mid-season call-up and would have to put up incredible numbers to win the award if that's the case. I'm terrible at these sorts of questions; I picked Aaron Hicks last year for BP's preseason projections. I'll go with Jackie Bradley just because I can see the playing time for him and think he'll be solid. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is George Springer going to get enough at bats to win AL Rookie of the Year? Who do you like for the award?
(Frank from Houston)
Hi Frank:

My guess is Springer gets a mid-season call-up and would have to put up incredible numbers to win the award if that's the case. I'm terrible at these sorts of questions; I picked Aaron Hicks last year for BP's preseason projections. I'll go with Jackie Bradley just because I can see the playing time for him and think he'll be solid. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is George Springer going to get enough at bats to win AL Rookie of the Year? Who do you like for the award?
(Frank from Houston)
Hi Frank:



My guess is Springer gets a mid-season call-up and would have to put up incredible numbers to win the award if that's the case. I'm terrible at these sorts of questions; I picked Aaron Hicks last year for BP's preseason projections. I'll go with Jackie Bradley just because I can see the playing time for him and think he'll be solid. (Mike Gianella)
2013-11-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)If given a starting gig, what kind of offensive production should we expect from Jackie Bradley in 2014?
(Shane from Boston)
It's not going to be blow you away. He'll show a good approach, a solid average in the .270-.275 range, a bunch of doubles, 10-12 home runs, 15 steals or so. I think he can contribute just fine, but I don't think he's going to be a huge offensive catalyst in 2014, or long term for that matter. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you compare/contract Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Albert Almora? They sound similar both offensively and defensively.
(Bill from Chicago)
I think Almora has the higher ceiling. His raw tools are a little louder than Bradley's. I like both players and think both will be very good everyday big leaguers, but I think Almora ends up a little better long term. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Think Boston can go all the way without Ellsbury? I sure as crap can.
(Polsox from Culver City, CA)
Any team that makes the playoffs can go all the way. The 2006 Cardinals learned us that. The Red Sox are going to make the playoffs (yes, I said it, er, wrote it) so they have a shot. I'm not sure it's a better shot than the Rangers or Tigers, or whomever comes out of the play-in game *coughRAYScough*.

As for Ellsbury, he's a huge part of their offense. We have him at just over four wins on the season, and I've noticed an improvement in his defense and his baserunning just keeps getting better. That said, of all the positions, Boston has center field covered the most with Shane Victorino able to slide over and play there and Jackie Bradley, Jr. now up (and he can play defense as well or better than Ellsbury). So without Ellsbury, Boston still has a good shot, though just slightly less of one, if that makes any sense. (Matthew Kory)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Jackie Bradley will hit at a level above a guy like Denard Span, or is that a fair comparison?
(Marcus from Greenville)
Similar average, probably a little more on-base skill, and more power. Not quite the same type of player, but I think Bradley will be a little better overall. (Jason Cole)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Gerardo Parra is 11th in the majors in fWAR among OFs this season. That's pretty good... but do you think OF prospects with his ceiling (slightly below average offensively, well above average defensively) get their due as prospects? I think they're generally thought of as 4th OF types, and then they get buried on draft boards and prospect lists. Agree?
(Ryan from insidethezona)
I agree with you. Even more than that, though, I would say OF prospects without loud tools but do everything pretty well. Think the Jackie Bradley, Jr. types. Parra falls into that category for me as well. I've had conversations with some scouts about that – saying that those types of OF prospects are not only underrated on prospect lists, but oftentimes around the industry as well. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jackie Bradley or Joc Pederson?
(Armin from Salt Lake)
Oooh, good question. Give me JBJ by a hair. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)assuming Jackie Bradley stays in the majors what would you expect from him this season?
(Kyle from Utah)
He's going to make pitchers work. He might not hit for a high average in his first year, but he isn't going to give you outs. I think he could hit .260+ with good secondary skills while playing a very, very good CF. (Jason Parks)
2013-04-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Small sample small sample small sample small sample small sample small sample small sample small sample small sample. Tell us something we've learned this month that's not just a small sample.
(Victor from Brownsville )
Well, it's all a small sample and I'm not a scout, so that's tough, but I'd say the A's look for real, Jackie Bradley looks over-matched, and the Astros and Marlins are going to compete for the title of the worst team we've seen in a while. (Matthew Kory)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for taking questions Bret. I have Yasiel Puig on my fantasy team. Given that we don't know when he'll get called up, is it worth it to keep him on my bench for later in the year, or should I drop him and pick up someone like Jackie Bradley?
(Matt from Hartford,CT)
If it's a redraft, I'd forget about both guys and grab someone who will help you more this year. Puig needs more minor league time, and there's not much opportunity for him. Bradley is just not that special of an offensive player, and he needs more time too. Plus, he won't have a spot once Ortiz returns. Neither have played at Triple-A, and they both likely need to. If it's a keeper, I want Puig. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Cory, What type of year do you think Jonny Gomes will have ?
(Brian from Boston)
He'll hit for power, strike out a lot, make a lot of friends and some enemies, and be exposed as an everyday player. The better Jackie Bradley does, the better it will be for Gomes. (Cory Schwartz)
2013-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jackie Bradley and Aaron Hicks. Who has a bigger impact this year and long term?
(Klochner from MN)
Different skill sets -- Hicks is more physical and profiles as a speed/power guy. Bradley is a bit more instinctual, with the game coming to him a little easier, profiling as an OBP over SLG offensive player. I'd say pick'em, but Bradley is probably a safer bet with a slightly lower ceiling. (Nick Faleris)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Jackie Bradley overhyped ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
No. High quality up the middle talent. He might not be hyped enough. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Jason. Byron Buxton, Bubba Starling, Mason Williams and Jackie Bradley, Who has loudest tools? Who can be superstar?
(Mason Williams from New York)
Buxton, Starling, Williams, and Bradley, but Bradley is safer bet to be impact player and Buxton has the highest ceiling. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2013-03-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Doug, enjoy your work. Who do you consider having the greater upside; Jackie Bradley, Addison Russell or Mike Zunino
(dhorrell1956 from Winston-Salem, NC)
I think that Russell has the highest offensive ceiling of the group, and he has some of the greatest upside in the game if he can stick at SS. That said, the low offensive demands of catcher are such that Zunino could have the greatest impact on a future roster, especially given his defensive chops behind the dish.

On the jukebox: The Yardbirds, "Smokestack Lightning" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-01-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chances these outfielders will have starting jobs by the middle of May: Oswaldo Arcia ____ Jackie Bradley ____ Shane Peterson ____ Trayce Thompson ____
(Hoot Stromboli from Snowed In)
Hoot, I can't place percentages on each. I think Thompson is the most likely because the White Sox always seem aggressive with their prospects. I would put Peterson next—if only because I think an injury to Beltran could happen and it's too early for OSCAR—then Bradley and finally Arcia. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)In what order would you rank the future fantasy prospects/production of: Aaron Hicks, Jackie Bradley, and Rymer Liriano?
(Kai from SLO)
Liriano has the most raw offensive potential of the trio, but I'd put my money on Hicks ultimately providing the most fantasy value. (Mark Anderson)
2012-07-25 13:30:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Red Sox would trade Ellsbury seeing as its unlikely he'll resign after the 2013 season because of his agent. And what do you think is wrong with the Sox? They seem to have a lot of great pieces.
(Ben from Canada)
This time tomorrow, I'll be in Ben in Canada, as I'm about to make my semi-annual pilgrimage to BC. For now, though, I'm still Ben in Manhattan, so let me try to answer your question. I think the odds are against an Ellsbury trade. He might re-sign, and if he doesn't, he'll get them a comp pick in the 2014 draft. As my old pal Marc Normandin points out, the Sox are probably hoping that Jackie Bradley will be ready to replace him in center in the event that he leaves.

As for the Sox' struggles: some answers can be found on the disabled list, but it doesn't help that Josh Beckett and Jon Lester (one of the most consistently good starters in baseball over the past four seasons) have been unexpectedly bad. Whether you want to assign any blame to this season's various clubhouse flare-ups is a decision between you and your god.

You're right about the good pieces, though. Despite everything that's gone wrong, the Sox are still at .500 and technically in contention. (Ben Lindbergh)


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