Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 9/23/13
Sam Galanis Contributing Writer I have a lot of admiration for Jackie Bradley, Jr. There’s nothing better than a rookie who plays his heart out and can put in some production for the team. The reason I’m gushing though is because I’m about to say something that makes me a little sad to say: Jackie Bradley, Jr. cannot replace Jacoby Ellsbury. Before you get mad and tell me that he’s the next big thing, I’ll go ahead and tell you that you’re probably right. But the chances of him getting himself up to an Ellsbury level of play in one offseason aren’t necessarily very likely. AP Photo/Bill Kostroun As of today, Jacoby Ellsbury and JBJ have played in the same amount of games (33) in their rookie seasons (which is a lovely coincidence to make this comparison). Ellsbury batted .353 in his first short season, while JBJ is batting .191 right now. I understand that not too many rookies bat .353, but that’s still a stark difference. Do I think JBJ would do better than .191 next season, ...
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