Eastern League Player of the Week: Bobby Bradley-Indians
Up until last week, Cleveland Indians’ prospect Bobby Bradley was in a slump, as he went just 1 for 20, but the Akron Rubberducks’ first baseman kicked it into gear and showing he still has the power he had last year, making him the Legends on Deck Eastern League Player of the Week.
The twenty-year old, who hit 29 homers and racked up 102 RBIs last season with the Lynchburg Hillcats, got himself into quite the slump, the worst since last summer in fact, to start this season in Akron, making some worry that his power had gotten lost among the Double-A competition.
But, in Monday’s matchup against the Reading Fightin Phils that Bradley was able to get his first hit since the slump and tacked on 2 runs batted in. On Tuesday he went 1 for 5 with a homer and an impressive three walks, showing his patience at the plate. Wednesday’s game however was one of the best of his career as he went 2 for 5 with a three-run homer and a career best 5 RBIs and a walk. He has had some struggle in the last few games but continues to show his patience and waiting or pitches as he earns walks.
Ranked as the Indians’ 4th best prospect and in the Top 100 Prospects on MLB.com, the organization sees Bradley as a future power hitter for the club.
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