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Eastern League Player of the Week: Bobby Bradley-Indians

SAN DIEGO, CA – JUNE 20: Bobby Bradley of the Lynchburg Hillcats hits a baseball during the Midway Classic Home Run Derby which is part of the California/Carolina League All-Star Game held on the USS Midway on June 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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, the organization sees Bradley as a future power hitter for the club.

Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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