Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 4/24/13
Diamondbacks uber-prospect Archie Bradley still brings his 99 mph fastball to the mound, but the rest of his game has slowed appreciably this season, a product of lessons learned in his first year in the Diamondbacks system. The hurry to reach the major leagues has been replaced by a desire to enjoy the process. And as is often the case, less is more. With a more mature approach and the stuff that made him the seventh player taken in the 2011 draft, Bradley has dominated the California League in his first four starts at Class A Visalia, going 1-0 with a 1.14 ERA. The strikeouts are still there, 35 in 23 23 innings, an average of 13.3 per nine innings. The walks that plagued him last year are not. Bradley has cut his walk rate in half, from 5.6 per nine innings to 2.7, the most remarkable part of his second season. Most pitchers would take Bradleys 2012 season -- 12-6 with a 3.84 ERA and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings at Class A South Bend. Scouts still drool, and Baseball Amer...
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