Bobby Bradley

Born: 05/29/1996 (Age: 23)
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 225
Primary Position: 1B
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 3rd Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CLE)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 2nd, 2016
Dates Seen: 7/23, 7/24, 7/29
Level: High A
Affiliate: Lynchburg Hillcats
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Physical Description
Big, thick frame with rolled shoulders. Soft body w/ some baby fat still there, but has some present strength. Will require some maintenance.
Swing Mechanics
Balanced, medium hand position, upright.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 40 50 Role 50: Everyday first baseman Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 50 Compact stroke with a simple, easy load; quiet hands, has minimal movement while ball is traveling. Slight uphill plane with two-handed finish. Patient approach, knowledge of strike zone; comfortable hitting with two strikes; handles both RHP/LHP. Has some drift and can get heavy on the front side, but does a good job keeping hands back. Gets plate coverage and is a good athlete with simple mechanics; ability to make adjustments.
Compact stroke with a simple, easy load; quiet hands, has minimal movement while ball is traveling. Slight uphill plane with two-handed finish. Patient approach, knowledge of strike zone; comfortable hitting with two strikes; handles both RHP/LHP. Has some drift and can get heavy on the front side, but does a good job keeping hands back. Gets plate coverage and is a good athlete with simple mechanics; ability to make adjustments.
Raw Power 50 60 Slight uphill plane, short to ball, creates good back-spin carry to both gaps. Ability to drive ball out to all fields. Can see him getting to Future 65-grade in-game power. 70-grade raw power presently.
Slight uphill plane, short to ball, creates good back-spin carry to both gaps. Ability to drive ball out to all fields. Can see him getting to Future 65-grade in-game power. 70-grade raw power presently.
Run 30 30 Better underway; better athlete than the body lets on, but has base-clogger potential.
Better underway; better athlete than the body lets on, but has base-clogger potential.
Field 40 45 Below-average range, but should catch what he gets to. Soft hands and feet move well around the bag.
Below-average range, but should catch what he gets to. Soft hands and feet move well around the bag.
Throw 40 40 Has some strength from the 3/4 slot on throws to second base. Gets into good throwing position and is accurate; athletic arm action. Not tested across the diamond in these viewings.
Has some strength from the 3/4 slot on throws to second base. Gets into good throwing position and is accurate; athletic arm action. Not tested across the diamond in these viewings.
Overall Summary
Big-bodied first baseman with an advanced approach at the plate and plus power and on-base potential. Stays short to the ball and has simple mechanics to go with solid knowledge of the zone. Sees pitches (top five in Carolina League at pitches per at-bat), but not passive, looks to get his pitch. Covers the outer-third of the plate well and has ability to drive the ball to all fields. Has some drift, and will get out on the front side at times, but is a good athlete and the easy actions and simple mechanics should allow him to make adjustments. Has some big strikeout numbers now (30% K-rate), but consistently in deep counts and has shown above-average on-base ability as a pro (career .373 OBP since 2014). Similar production vs. RHP and LHP. Better athlete than the body lets on; below-average range at first base, but feet work well around the bag and he has body control; can see him getting to fringe average at position. Adjusted OFP up to Role 50 to account for run-producing bat.