Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 4 days ago

Bradley Jr wasn't able to extend his hitting streak after going 0-for-4 Thursday against Colorado.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley made hard contact on two flyouts, but it wasn't enough and as a result the majors' longest hitting streak was snapped at 29 games. However, considering how good Bradley has looked at the plate, it shouldn't be long before he goes on another hitting streak.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 4 days ago

Bradley went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run Wednesday against the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley's hitting streak continued with a single in the fourth, and he later added a double in the seventh. The center fielder improved his average to .350, and he remains as the hottest hitter in all of baseball over the past month.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 5 days ago

Bradley Jr extended his hitting streak to 28 games thanks to a 2-for-4 game where he also scored a run.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The center fielder continued his breakout year, and only needed one pitch to keep his streak alive. Bradley's hitting streak has increased his average to .346 and his OPS to 1.037, both figures that rank second in the AL.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 6 days ago

Bradley was moved up to sixth in the batting order, switching spots with Travis Shaw, in Sunday's win over the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The move was designed to give Bradley more protection after the streaking hitter was walked eight times -- some intentional, some intentional masquerading as unintentional -- in the previous five games. Shaw is unlikely to play Tuesday due to a hand injury, so Bradley will have to make do with Josh Rutledge, Christian Vazquez or Blake Swihart hitting behind him -- a trio that's hitting a combined .232.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 1 week ago

Bradley was given two intentional walks during Saturday's win over the Indians.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley's hitting streak, now at 26 games, has garnered the attention of opposing managers. The intentional walk was the third in the past three games and Bradley's eighth free pass of any kind in the past five games -- that's half of the 16 walks he's drawn all season. The recent surge of walks has moved Bradley to the top of Boston's roster with an on-base percentage of .411.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 1 week ago

Bradley went 1-for-2 with a homer and two walks in Friday night's 4-2 loss to Cleveland.

Competitive Edge Analysis

What's left to say about Bradley, who is the unlikely holder of a 25-game hitting streak and trails only David Ortiz on the Boston roster in homers, RBI, slugging and OPS. This can't sustain over the season, but it will be interesting to see if Bradley can minimize the peaks and valleys at the plate and become a more consistent hitter over the long term.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 2 weeks ago

Bradley went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk against the Royals on Wednesday, pushing his hitting streak to 23 games.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The fact that Bradley owns a .396 BABIP should tell you something about what's going to happen to that .338 batting average, but it's also quite clear that he's made major strides as a hitter. Bradley's making much more contact this year, and the ball's been jumping off his bat when that happens. Bradley's 40.7 percent hard-hit rate ranks 17th in the majors and suggests that he's become something noticeably better than the .249 hitter he was last season. Don't expect him to post an OPS bordering on 1.000 (as he is now), but even if he's not a star, Bradley is certainly a credible fantasy asset.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 2 weeks ago

Bradley went 1-for-2 with two walks, a double and an RBI in Boston's 8-4 loss to Kansas City on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley's now hit safely in 22 consecutive games and his power surge shows no signs of abatement. During the 22-gamer, Bradley has 16 extra-base hits and knocked in 27 runs. A career .233 hitter, Bradley is now slashing .333/.384/.594/.978 about a quarter of the way through the 2016 season. He's a classic sell-high guy.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 2 weeks ago

Bradley is batting second Saturday against the Astros with Dustin Pedroia getting the day off.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Manager John Farrell wanted to put a lefty in between righties Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts, but this is likely just a one-time deployment, as Pedroia typically occupies the two hole. That said, Bradley, who is hitting .341/.382/.619, with six homers and two steals certainly deserves to be batting high in the lineup whenever possible.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 2 weeks ago

Bradley went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

If someone could bottle up and sell whatever it was that woke up Bradley's bat, they'd certainly be staring at quite a windfall. The Red Sox centerfielder is now slashing .467/.489/.867 over 45 at-bats in May, and has a 19-game hitting streak. That also includes a six-game streak of multi-hit efforts, and two contests with six RBI apiece in the last five. While the current pace is unsustainable, the 26-year-old may have finally found the offense to go along with his stellar defensive skills.