Jackie Bradley, Jr., Left Field, Boston Red Sox, #25
Date of Birth: 4/19/1990
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia
College: University of South Carolina
Jackie Bradley, Jr., left fielder for the Boston Red Sox, was a star player in college. In 2010, he batted .368 with 13 home runs, and 60 RBIs in 67 college games. That year, he won the College World Series Most Outstanding Player award for having 10 hits in 29 at bats in the series. The following year, he was drafted by the Red Sox.
Bradley played in Boston's minor league system from 2011 through most of 2013, finishing with a .297 batting average. In 37 games with the Red Sox in 2013, he batted just .189. Defensively, he played 19 games in center field, 14 games in left field, and 2 games in right field.
In 2014, Bradley had 76 hits, 19 doubles, and a .198 batting average in 127 games. As a center fielder, he made 293 putouts and 1 error in 113 games.
On August 15, 2015, Bradley hit two home runs and three doubles in six at-bats in one game. He finished the season with 55 hits, 17 doubles, 43 RBIs, and a .249 batting average in 74 games. Defensively, he played 17 games in left field, 27 games in center field, and 32 games in right field.
Bradley had a good season in 2016, finishing with a .267 batting average in 156 games. He had 149 hits, 30 doubles, 26 home runs, and 87 RBIs. Defensively, as Boston's center fielder in 156 games, he made 365 putouts and 3 errors. In 10 at-bats in 3 postseason games, he had just one hit.
Bradley batted .245 in 133 games in 2017. He had 118 hits, 19 doubles, 17 home runs, 63 RBIs, and 124 strikeouts to 48 walks. Defensively, as a center fielder, he made 300 putouts and 4 errors in 132 games. In the postseason, he had 3 hits, including a home run, and 5 RBIs in 15 at-bats in 4 games.
Career batting statistics for Bradley through 2017 include:
- 527 games played
- 416 hits
- 233 RBIs
- 488 strikeouts to 179 walks
- .239 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Bradley as a center fielder through 2017 include:
- 447 games played
- 1,061 putouts
- 8 errors
- .993 fielding percentage