Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
9 hours ago

Bradley is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Angels, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale after starting each of the previous eight games, going 10-for-31 (.323) with a homer and a stolen base over that stretch. In his absence, the Red Sox will deploy an outfield of J.D. Martinez, Andrew Benintendi and Mookie Betts, from left to right, with Hanley Ramirez serving as DH and Mitch Moreland starting at first.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
2 days ago

Bradley went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

With Mookie Betts back in the lineup, Bradley shifted back towards the bottom of the Red Sox lineup, batting seventh Tuesday. He joined in the team's 10-run offensive barrage, hitting his first home run of the season in the third inning off right-handed reliever Josh Bard. Bradley hasn't been gotten off to a fast start at the plate, he has just a .346 slugging percentage, but has stolen two bases.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
5 days ago

Bradley is starting in right field and leading off Sunday against the Orioles, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Mookie Betts is out with a bruised foot, so Bradley will take his place atop the lineup while moving over to right field. This lineup placement makes Bradley slightly more appealing in daily formats, but with Betts day-to-day, it should be a short-lived bump in value.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
1 week ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI Thursday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

After recording his first multiple-hit game of the season on Wednesday, Bradley again reached base multiple times on Thursday thanks to a double and a walk. Despite a .216 batting average, Bradley will continue to see regular playing time due to his strong defense, giving him the chance to work his way out of his early season slump.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
1 week ago

Bradley went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in Wednesday's 10-7 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The streaky outfielder was off to a very slow start to the season, and Wednesday's performance was his first multi-hit game of the year. Bradley's still looking for his first homer and first RBI of 2018 and may have already found his way onto the bench in shallower fantasy formats, but he's capable of heating up in a hurry.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
2 weeks ago

Bradley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley's absence will indirectly open up a starting spot for Mitch Moreland, who will enter the lineup after a four-game stint on the bench. With a 3-for-26 showing at the plate to begin the season, Bradley has been a disappointment for fantasy owners, but his top-flight defense in center field gives him plenty of security in his everyday role.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 weeks ago

Bradley is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.

EDGE Analysis

Andrew Benintendi slides over to center field to take Bradley's place, opening up left field for J.D. Martinez. Bradley has yet to record a hit in seven at-bats so far this season.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
2 months ago

Bradley went 0-for-2 with a walk and his first stolen base of spring training in Saturday's game against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley stated during the offseason that he wanted to run more in 2018 and confirmed to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that manager Alex Cora has given him the green light. The 26-year-old center fielder said he wasn't given the green light in years past and plans to use it this season. He's been pretty good as a base-stealer, successfully swiping 30 bags in 35 attempts. While questions remain about Bradley's ability to avoid prolonged slumps, his .239 career batting average becomes more palatable if he becomes a 20-20 player.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
2 months ago

Bradley went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's spring game against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley survived offseason trade rumors and remains Boston's starting center fielder. While his defense has been relentlessly consistent, Bradley's career at the plate has been marked by peaks and valleys -- hot stretches followed by prolonged slumps. His challenge in 2018, as it was in 2017, is to smooth out those extremes and become more consistent throughout the season.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 months ago

Bradley said he plans to steal more bases in 2018, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley was in town to accept an award presented by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, who named the center fielder as the Red Sox's Defensive Player of the Year. While talking with reporters, he mentioned that new manager Alex Cora will give him the opportunity to run more. Bradley, whose career high is nine stolen bases in 2016, could enhance his appeal if he follows through on his words. The defensively gifted outfielder has delivered some pop the last three seasons, averaging 24 home runs over a 162-game schedule, but his bat can take a holiday for long stretches. A career .239 hitter, Bradley would be much more palatable if he adds double-digit steals to his curriculum vitae.