Bradish was the Angels’ fourth-rounder in 2018 from New Mexico State. He didn’t pitch in an official game last summer after signing, so 2019 was his first professional action. Los Angeles felt confidently enough in him to skip Bradish over the Midwest League right to High-A, and he was named to the California League All-Star Game after missing a ton of bats in a rotation role for Inland Empire.
Though he’s starting games now, Bradish is likely to pitch in relief at higher levels. There’s natural deception in his delivery, though it also features plenty of effort that detracts from control. It’s tough to place the pitch low in the zone with regularity given heavy spine tilt, with 30/40-grade command that will hasten his move to the ‘pen against better competition.
His fastball sits at 92-93 mph from the rotation, touching 94-95 mph tops, with an odd spin profile that’s firm from the hand with funky cutting action. Bradish shows potential for a big league breaking ball, throwing a hard 80-to-82 mph curve with sharp two-plane finish at its best. His upper-80s changeup needs work and will be less of a hindrance facing lineups once from the ‘pen. Especially with the few extra ticks of velocity that often come with airing it out in short stints, Bradish has the tools of a FV 40 relief arm in the big leagues.