Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The Red Sox have brought a stash of prospects to the Boston area to help the youngsters learn about the organization and the city. But Jackie Bradley Jr. sounds like he’s already so attuned with behaving like a big leaguer that he could teach a seminar or two. Bradley was diplomatic when asked Friday about where he fits in with the organization, especially with the questions surrounding longtime center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who is in the final year of his deal with the Red Sox. At first, Bradley played off a question about Ellsbury becoming a free agent as a joke, asking, “Oh, he is?” with a straight face. But then he gave the answer that every Red Sox fan wants to hear from a hungry up-and-comer. “I see opportunity anywhere,” Bradley said, according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. “It’s being able to advantage of every single opportunity that you get whatever that may be. I’ll make sure I’m ready for it.” Bradley continues to shine in the Red Sox’ minor league system. He was named the team’s defensive player of the year last season and hit .315 with 63 RBIs, including a team-high .430 on-base percentage. He is primed to continue his ascent through the organization, especially with college experience under his belt, and could see playing time in the big leagues as soon as this year.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: NFL tried to catch Patriots in the act

John Harbaugh: Bill Belichick is best coach of this century

Brandon Jennings suffers horrific Achilles injury

Van Gundy rips Bulls management about Thibs

Harbaugh lands first commitment at Michigan

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

NFL warns Seahawks about 'obscene gestures'

Lane Kiffin will remain with Alabama in 2015

Colts LB Andrew Jackson arrested on DUI charge

Sam Shields: Dez Bryant catch should have counted

Klay Thompson sets NBA record with 37 pts in a quarter

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks passes away

Should Tom Izzo be worried about his Spartans?

Five potentially fatal flaws for Seahawks in the Super Bowl

WATCH: Urban, OSU students send message to Mark May

The five best Super Bowl matchups ever

WATCH: Mike Riley gets big welcome at Nebraska game

Leonard Fournette's brother commits to LSU

Bledsoe not happy about other QBs trashing Brady

Red Sox P Joe Kelly predicts he will win Cy Young Award

WATCH: Bill Belichick drops 'My Cousin Vinny' reference

USC sends recruit personalized business cards

Coastal Carolina planning to install teal-colored field

The five most significant Super Bowls of all time

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NFL tried to catch Pats in act?

Bill Nye: Belichick didn't make sense

Is it time for Tom Izzo to worry?

Jennings suffers horrific injury

Harbaugh lands first commitment

Seahawks GM: I love Lynch's act

Lane Kiffin staying with Alabama

Belichick goes 'My Cousin Vinny'

Belichick: Patriots followed 'every rule'

Could Patriots have used a sauna?

Klay Thompson scores 37 pts in a quarter

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks passes away

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.