How Contact Ability Might Influence a Hitter’s Transition to the Majors

Back in February, there was some discussion about the transition from Triple-A to the majors, and whether that jump was getting any more difficult. It certainly seemed that way. Several highly-regarded minor leaguers completely flopped in their first tastes of big league action last year. Gregory Polanco, Jon Singleton, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and the late Oscar...
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Red Sox promote 2 pitchers from Triple-A Pawtucket

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox promoted right-hander Dalier Hinojosa and left-hander Tommy Layne from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday before their game against Toronto. To make room on the roster, the club sent outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. back to Pawtucket and designated right-hander Anthony Varvaro for assignment. The 29-year old Hinojosa is on a major league roster for the first time...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Recall Two Pitchers, Option Jackie Bradley Jr., DFA Anthony Varvaro

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox made a few roster moves Wednesday. They have recalled left-handed pitcher Tommy Layne and right-handed pitcher Dalier Hinojosa from Triple-A Pawtucket, while also optioning outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to the PawSox and designating pitcher Anthony Varvaro for assignment. Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed the moves before Wednesday night’s game...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley, Jr. Sent Back Down To AAA

Pitchers Dalier Hinojosa and Tommy Layne have been called up to the big club by the Red Sox—and OF Jackie Bradley, Jr. has been sent back down to AAA after one day in The Show. In addition, relief pitcher Anthony Varvaro has been designated for assignment.
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox recall outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox have recalled outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned right-hander Steven Wright to the International League. Bradley was hitting .315 in 18 games at Pawtucket before Tuesday's move. He batted .198 in 127 games for Boston last year. Wright was recalled to the majors for the second time this season on Monday but he did not appear...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Recall Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. From Pawtucket

BOSTON — Jackie Bradley Jr. is back with the Red Sox. The 25-year-old center fielder was recalled by Boston from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. “We needed to add another position player,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “Mike Napoli is still day-to-day. With last night’s outing of Joe Kelly and the way we came through last night, I feel like our bullpen is caught up...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley, Jr. Re-Joins Red Sox At Fenway

As we predicted earlier today, Jackie Bradley, Jr. has been re-called from AAA Pawtucket to join the big club at Fenway Park tonight. Knuckle-baller Stephen Wright was optioned back to AAA. It remains to be seen how he'll get any playing time in the still crowded Boston outfield. But, this is a good move considering how well he was performing at AAA.
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley, Jr: The Forgotten Outfield Gem

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Remember the glut in the outfield everyone obsessed over? You know, "Where the heck are you going spread out playing time among: Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, Allen Craig and Brock Holt?" Hardly anyone added in the name of last year's 'can't miss' phenom: Jackie Bradley, Jr. Quietly, the defensive whiz is starting to...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The big bad Redsocks have absolutely no pitching, and Mookie Betts might be Jackie Bradley III

Gems from Gordon Edes:For the second time in four starts Sunday, left-hander Wade Mileyfailed to last the third inning, driven from the mound in an 18-7 loss to the Baltimore Orioles after allowing as many runs (seven) as he registered outs. That’s the second time that has happened to Miley in just 11 days.One month into his American League incarnation, and Miley already is...
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How's Jackie Bradley Jr. doing?

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesRemember Jackie Bradley Jr.? That rookie phenom that caused a lot of hype during the 2013 season. After losing Jacoby Ellsbury to the New York Yankees, the Red Sox promoted Bradley Jr. to be the starting CF for the 2014 season. He resulted to be an unbalanced player, with extraordinary fielding abilities that gave him...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Spring Training Review: Highs, Lows Of Boston’s 2015 Camp

This embed is invalid" /> Enough with the exhibitions. Let’s starting playing for real. The Boston Red Sox wrapped up spring training and will open the 2015 season Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. That means predictions, projections and all that good stuff are being tossed around the Internet with reckless abandon,...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. in a No-Win Situation

The Boston Red Sox have a slew of MLB-caliber starting outfielders, and practically forgotten at the bottom of the list sits Jackie Bradley Jr. The soon to be 25-year-old had a hype train similar to Mookie Betts‘ current one back in spring training 2013, but that train has since derailed. Yet, with his whole career still in front of him, Boston is not the right place for JBJ...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Top CF Prospects Hicks, Bradley Jr. in Make-or-Break Year

Minnesota Twins center field prospect Aaron Hicks had a good season by many standards in 2012, batting .286 with 13 home runs over 129 games in Double-A. In another American League team’s farm system that same season, another young center fielder was having a strong season.  Red Sox prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. hit .271 in half a season of Double-A ball after getting called up...
Via Baseball Essential
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Have too Many Outfielders, Again

It’s the end of March and the Red Sox are repeating a similar story: too many outfielders. It was an issue last spring and it was again a problem towards the end of the 2014 season. For the third time in a calendar year we have to wonder what’s going on inside Fenway Park. Only a year ago Boston was trying to find a way for Grady Sizemore to fit into the starting roster. Now...
Via The Sports Post
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Striving For ‘Good Habits’ In Offensive Development

This embed is invalid" /> Jackie Bradley Jr. let his bat do the talking Thursday. Bradley, who has been working tirelessly to improve offensively after another disappointing season at the plate, started off on the right foot Thursday by collecting two hits in the Boston Red Sox’s 9-8 loss to the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium. “I’m just trying...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Works On Swing At Red Sox Spring Training (Video)

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jackie Bradley Jr. and Allen Craig both are coming off a disappointing 2014. On Friday, they were grouped together during Boston Red Sox batting practice at JetBlue Park. Bradley and Craig were joined by Daniel Nava on one of the back fields Friday morning. There wasn’t much buzz surrounding the session, as David Ortiz and Co. were crushing balls on the main...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Jackie Bradley Jr. Is ‘Best Center Fielder In Baseball’

This embed is invalid" /> FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jackie Bradley Jr. was a focal point at Boston Red Sox spring training the last two years. Now, he’s just another face within a crowded outfield situation. The organization hasn’t lost sight of Bradley’s potential as a major leaguer, though. While Bradley could be destined for Triple-A Pawtucket...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. Staying Positive Despite Uncertain Future

Jackie Bradley Jr. might not have the best bat, but he gets an “A” for attitude. The Boston Red Sox center fielder showcased some amazing defense in 2014 but struggled at the plate, hitting just .198 with one home run and 30 RBIs in 127 games. It’s conceivable that Bradley could get lost in Boston’s crowded outfield and either start the 2015 at...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Showing Interest In Jackie Bradley, Jr.

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)According to a report by Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons, the Atlanta Braves are expressing interest in trading for Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley, Jr. Boston still has a massive logjam in the outfield, and dealing Bradley would help free some of that up. Bradley had a disappointing 2014, but is still seen by many scouts as an elite defender...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

A line could mark the end of Jackie Bradley Jr

(Photo by Rob Bradford)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Last month we took a look at some of the options for the 2015 Red Sox outfield, but if you looked closely a single important name was left out.Jackie Bradley Jr.The single most effective center fielder we have seen play defense in Fenway form some time, making us all forget that the previous free agent who left that spot...
Via RedSoxLife
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. says he's going 'All Marshawn Lynch' this season

Tight-lipped Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has inspired an athlete from another sport to adopt a stonewalling approach to dealing with the media -- Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. A first-round pick by the Red Sox in 2011, Bradley Jr. is a talented outfielder who dipped below the Mendoza Line in 2014 with a .198 batting average and 121 strikeouts in 384...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. intends to 'go all Marshawn Lynch' on media

Jackie Bradley Jr., who’s coming off a disappointing 2014 season, already is working out at the Boston Red Sox’s spring training complex in Fort Myers, Fla. The outfielder intends to let his on-field production do the talking this season, much like the Seattle Seahawks’ Pro Bowl running back. “I’m going to go all Marshawn Lynch this year,” Bradley told WEEI.com’s Rob...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Should Stay the Course With Jackie Bradley Jr.

In Major League Baseball, producing difference-making young players is crucial to building an annual contender. Even the big market teams cannot fill every position with premium names carrying salaries north of $20 million a year. Typically, the cornerstones to any team that advances deep into October are prospects who develop into All-Star caliber performers or fill valuable roles...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t Blame the Kids

Under the headline “Did the Red Sox lack fire needed to compete?”, Nick Cafardo in his Sunday Baseball column singles out Xander Bogearts and Jackie Bradley Jr. “The lows they experienced didn’t bring any negative emotion,” according to an unnamed player no longer with the team. According to Cafardo, the player stated that the youngsters should have taken their lead from...
Via Fenway West
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Faith In Jackie Bradley Jr. Understandable Despite Shaky 2014

This embed is invalid" /> The jury is out on Jackie Bradley Jr. Bradley’s stock is difficult to gauge following a season in which he struggled offensively yet was named an American League Gold Glove finalist. The Red Sox still have high hopes for the 24-year-old outfielder, though, which is completely understandable even as Boston sorts out its crowded...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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