Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Player Profile: Jackie Bradley Jr.

I have three cards of Jackie Bradley Jr. This one is from 2013 Finest.

Playing career: The Red Sox’ first-round pick in 2011, outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. struggled in his first full major league season in 2014, hitting .198 with 1 HR and 30 RBI in 127 games. Bradley showed some improvement in 2015. In 74 games he hit .249 with 10 HR and 43 RBI.

Where he is now: He is off to a good start in 2016, hitting .274 with 1 HR and 13 RBI in 24 games, with an AL-leading four triples. On Sunday he went 1-3 with a walk and a stolen base against the Yankees.

My memories: One of many recent highly-publicized Red Sox phenoms, he doesn’t seem to be quite as good as his “B” teammates Betts and Bogaerts.

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type Jackie B, between Jackie Brown, a 1997 movie, and Jackie Basketball Wives, the wife of former Laker Doug Christie. There do not appear to be any other prominent Jackie Bradleys.

Coming up next: The next profile will be J.R. Bradley.

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