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Archie Bradley: MLB Rookies, Prospects & Call-Ups Analysis

  Can Someone Please Call Me Up Already? I’m going to paint you a picture: imagine you are the top pitching prospect of the 2014 season. Your team is at the bottom of their division and in desperate need of a momentum shifter. So why in all holy hell have you not debuted this season […]
Via RotoBaller
21 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs could give Bradley a look with 6-man rotation

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks have considered using a six-man starting rotation as the season winds down, manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday.  The move, if implemented, would seem to make a lot of sense. The D-backs could: -- Continue to evaluate Trevor Cahill, Vidal Nuno, Chase Anderson and Josh Collmenter as they try to determine 2015 starters to go with Wade Miley and, presumably...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Archie Bradley, Nepotism and the Rule 5 Draft

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching Prospect Archie Bradley Placed on DL

(Courtesy of The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed top pitching prospect Archie Bradley, who had been pitching for the Reno Aces, on the seven day disabled list with a mild flexor strain in his right elbow. The teams thought currently is to rest Bradley’s arm for two weeks with no throwing whatsoever, which will be followed by starting a throwing program. Dbacks General...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs prospect Bradley on DL with 'mild sprain'

PHOENIX -- The Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday put top prospect Archie Bradley on the 7-day minor-league disabled list with what the are describing as a mild flexor strain in his right elbow. According to the team, the injury to Bradley's pitching elbow will require two weeks of rest before he begins a throwing program. With Bradley going on the DL, the D-backs assigned newly...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs send Bradley down but see him as big part of future

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Right-hander Archie Bradley impressed major league scouts with his repertoire and his composure this spring, and when scouts talked about him one afternoon at Salt River Fields, it evolved into a discussion about the number of true aces in the major leagues. The Diamondbacks are among the believers, of course, but they announced Thursday that Bradley will open...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

D-backs' Bradley, Davidson picked for Futures Game

Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced rosters for the 2013 All-Star Futures Game, held as part of All-Star Game festivities, and this year's assortment of top prospects includes the Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley and Matt Davidson. Both players will represent the United States team in the 15th annual edition of the game, a nine-inning contest that will be played on...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs prospect Bradley organizes Okla. relief effort

Though Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley grew up about 100 miles away from where a mile-wide tornado struck in Moore, Okla., on Monday, the pitcher knew he had to do something after seeing the devastation that had occurred. Bradley, currently pitching with the team's Double-A affiliate in Mobile, turned quickly to social media and the minor league community for help, organizing...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

D-backs prospect Bradley off to strong start

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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Q&A: Archie Bradley, Future D-Backs Ace

Archie Bradley misses bats. The Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospect averaged 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings last year in the Midwest League. It wasn’t a fluke. Drafted seventh overall in 2011 out of Broken Arrow [Oklahoma] High School, the now-20-year-old right-hander has the best fastball in the D-Backs’ system — and a plus curveball. He also misses the strike zone. At...
Via Fangraphs
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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