Latest Update Red Sox optioned OF Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A Pawtucket. Mon Aug, 18, 02:19 PM
A natural leadoff type, he is a very patient hitter who draws a lot of walks and can steal bases. His defense in center field is exceptional, and he also displays a great throwing arm.
Flaws: : While he will hit his share of home runs, he doesn't have high-end power potential (and that limits his overall upside on offense). Needs to start using the entire field at the dish.
The glove is just not enough to keep Bradley in the major leagues. He will get optioned down as Mookie Betts gets another shot at the majors. Bradley hit just .216/.288/.290 in 387 plate appearances this season at the major league level. Bradley will likely be back as outfield depth in September.Analyst: Drew Phelps
Bradley is now slashing .213/.286/.290 with one home run, 29 RBI and 44 runs scores through 338 at-bats as he continues to struggle in 2014. At the age of 24 there is still plenty of time to right the ship, although his value will lie solely in his legs as he has just four home runs through 430 career at-bats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Bradley will take a seat against lefty J.A. Happ and Brock Holt will take over in center field. Bradley is actually hitting better against lefties than righties, but it's still just a .246 average. Analyst: Howard Bender
This seems to be a matter of preference now for manager John Farrell. Bradley actually has a slightly better average against lefties, but Mookie Betts gets the nod Tuesday in center field.Analyst: Howard Bender