Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 3 days ago

Bradley went 3-for-3 with a double, two triples and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley hadn't done much with the bat early on, but he's turned it on the last week. During a seven-game hitting streak, the center fielder is 10-for-27 with a homer, three doubles, three triples and nine RBI. Bradley's week is somewhat reminiscent of last season's productive one-month stretch that put Bradley back in Boston's plans. He's using all fields and hitting with authority.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 4 days ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with a two-run double in Friday night's 4-2 win over the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Red Sox weren't doing much during the first six innings off Masahiro Tanaka, but managed to string together a couple of singles before Bradley belted a wall-ball double -- his fourth extra-base hit in the past six games. The light-hitting center fielder is riding a modest six-game hitting streak (7-for-24, .292), knocking in six runs and raising his slugging from .315 to .397 during that run.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 1 week ago

Bradley was the only player to put a run on the board Monday, going 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Boston's 1-0 win against the Braves.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The homer was Bradley's first of the season after hitting 10 a year ago. The center fielder has struggled a bit with the bat this year, hitting just .234 with the one home run and seven RBI. A career .214 hitter, Bradley showed signs of figuring it all out last August, when he hit .354 for the month, but followed that up with a .222 month of September and .167 month of October.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 1 week ago

Bradley went 2-for-6 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley had an RBI double in the third inning, but his greatest contribution came on a bases-loaded single that put Boston ahead for good in the 12th inning. He is hitting just .233 on the season with six RBI, but his stellar defense should keep him in the lineup, and perhaps Sunday's heroics can spur him on to better things at the plate.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 2 weeks ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Saturday's 4-2 win over Toronto.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley has done enough at the dish to hold on to his starting center-field job, which was the main question heading into the 2016 season. He still hasn't answered that question completely, but he's riding a six-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in eight of nine games played. A better indication of his usefulness at the plate is the reduction in strikeout percentage -- 21.2 percent of all plate appearances, down from his career average of 28 percent.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 3 weeks ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Orioles. His fourth-inning triple plated the eventual winning run.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley has hit safely in six of the first seven games played and is carrying a .250 average (6-for-24) at this point. If he can maintain that level, the Red Sox will continue to trot him out there every night as his defense is worth it. If his bat wasn't playing, he would have been susceptible to losing starts to Rusney Castillo, but the Red Sox shipped him down to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, so Bradley's spot in center field appears to be safe for now.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 3 weeks ago

Bradley is not in the Boston lineup Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley will get the day off as the Red Sox give Rusney Castillo his first start of the season in center field. Castillo will bat eighth against knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 4 weeks ago

Bradley is not in the starting lineup Saturday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rusney Castillo gets his first start of the season in place of Bradley, who is 2-for-10 to start the season.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Sunday's game against the Phillies. It was the second straight game in which Bradley's homered.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley is smoking this spring, hitting .375/.432/.650 with three homers, two doubles and seven RBI in 44 plate appearances. He's employing a different plate approach this spring, being more aggressive early in counts when there's a pitch he feels he can drive. In previous seasons, Bradley had used his trademark patience developed in the minor leagues, working deep into counts, but that led to getting beat by major league pitchers who can effectively locate multiple pitches when they need it.

Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 1 month ago

Bradley (forearm) was back in the lineup Saturday after missing one game due to forearm stiffness.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bradley went 0-for-2 in a rain-shortened game against the Cardinals on Saturday. Boston's projected starting center fielder, who is slated hit ninth in the batting order, has hit well this spring, going 9-for-25 (.360) with two extra-base hits and three walks while striking out four times in 11 games.