Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Player Profile: J.R. Bradley

I have one card of J.R. Bradley, from 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects.

Playing career: J.R. Bradley was the Diamondbacks’ second-round pick in 2010. He struggled mightily as a starter in his first three years in pro ball, going 14-31 with a 5.52 ERA, striking out 188 batters in 314.2 innings.. He was converted to a reliever in 2013 and has shown improvement over the past three years, going 8-12 with a 4.57 ERA, but striking out 148 batters in 134 innings, so there is a chance he won’t be a total bust after all.

Where he is now: After a strong 2015 at Visalia (1-4, 3.37 ERA) he finally made it up to AA in his sixth minor league season, going 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA at Mobile before hurting his shoulder, an injury he is still rehabbing at the beginning of the 2016 season.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type J.R. Bra, between J.R. Bray, an animator, and Jr Brainpop, an educational movie. There do not appear to be any other prominent J.R. Bradleys.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Michael Brady. 

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