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Jackie Bradley Jr. has turned some heads this spring.
Originally not projected to make a major impact on the Red Sox roster until 2014 at the earliest, Bradley has thoroughly put himself on the radar in the here and now with an impressive spring. With three hits on Thursday afternoon as the Red Sox took on the Pirates, he only cemented himself in the outfield conversation.
Nonetheless, despite his talent Bradley is still just 22 and only has 229 at-bats above single-A ball. Moreover, he fell off a bit last year after his promotion to double-A, meaning that he could well need some more seasoning before making major impact in the big leagues.
However, with his kind of raw skill and a 5-for-9 spring thus far, Bradley is in the running to begin 2013 with the Red Sox. Do you think he makes the Opening Day roster?
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Jackie Bradley Jr. is one of the best prospects in baseball, but by most accounts, he’s not quite ready to hang around in the big leagues. After a quick start to spring training, however, the young outfielder may be making things interesting in Red Sox camp.
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The Spring season is only a week old, and already, one prospect is heating up in the manager's eyes. Today, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell alluded to saying that Jackie Bradley Jr could make the 25 man MLB roster. While we at RedSoxLife.com feel that Bradley, the Red Sox number two prospect in the organization, is talented, we also know that he is being blocked by starting...
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Check out this pretty sweet video of the sounds of Boston Red Sox players at spring training.
Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Lavarnway, Will Middlebrooks, Jonny Gomes and Jackie Bradley, Jr. are mic'd up during the video.
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Mike Lowell grew up in Miami, helped the Marlins win a World Series and knows all too well about the franchise's tradition of humble payrolls and modest crowds.
Back in uniform this week as a special instructor, Lowell says the team can win again and win back fans, but it will take time. And he sympathizes with South Floridians angry the Marlins this season will be near baseball...
Tonight the Boston Red Sox will host a split-squad from the Pittsburgh Pirates at JetBlue Park at Fenway South. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
The game will be televised in the Red Sox television market on NESN. You can also listen to the game on WEEI in the New England area. If you have the MLB At-Bat app, you can listen to the game on there or if you got an RSN Membership...
(Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia)
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