2019 MLB Prospect Report: Triple-A Hot Starts
Matt Selz breaks down the Triple-A players that are off to hot starts to their 2019 season
With the draft now easing into it’s third day, rounds 11-40, it’s a good time to look at some of the guys that ended May with a full stat line and might be looking at a promotion for themselves up to the majors soon
Bobby Bradley , 1B CLE – The Indians sixth-ranked prospect is off to a hot start at Triple-A Columbus with 16 home runs, 45 RBI and 30 runs scored in 53 games while hitting .282/.353/.589. Those home runs are important to his game as power is the only real tool he has going for him and he will likely DH at the MLB-level since his defense at first base is below-average. The issue for Bradley has always been getting the average high enough as his past two best marks for full seasons was .269 in 108 games at A-Ball in 2015 and then .251 in 131 games at Double-A in 2017. While he has shown he can hit the ball to all fields this year, there are some unsustainable parts of his hot start, namely the 34.0-percent HR/FB rate,...