Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 weeks ago

Bradley went 1-for-3 with a home run in Thursday's game against Team USA.

EDGE Analysis

While Thursday's home run doesn't count toward his official spring training stats, it was the third bomb Bradley's hit this preseason. The elevated power he showed last season when he hit a career-high 26 homers does not appear to be a fluke -- particularly after the outfielder bulked up during the offseason, according to Christopher Smith of MassLive.com. The next bit of polish he needs is to be more consistent from April to October -- "more peaks, less valleys" in Bradley's terms. He can go on extended hot streaks followed by equally long slumps -- he hit .218 in June and .198 in August in 2016. The left-handed hitting outfielder also mentioned reducing his strikeout rate, though Ks may be an acceptable outcome when swinging for more power.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
3 months ago

Bradley agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million contract with the Red Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The final numbers for Bradley look excellent, but he hit just .233/.315/.412 after the All-Star break as his strikeout rate crept up to 25 percent (from 20.3 percent in the first half). He also stole just two bases in the second half. Bradley's stellar defense should keep him in an everyday role, but he may be stuck down in the bottom third of the lineup against right-handers to begin the 2017 campaign.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
6 months ago

Bradley went 2-for-4 with his 26th home run of the season Tuesday in Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley adjusted after flying out to the center field track in the second inning, taking Orioles starter Kevin Gausman deep in the fourth inning. He has heated back up with five long balls since Aug. 31 after managing just one extra-base hit, a double, in the preceding 11 games.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
7 months ago

Bradley went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a three-run homer in Boston's 11-8 win over Toronto on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

An August swoon took a bite out of Bradley's batting average -- he's down to .274 after sitting at .302 on July 27 -- but given the dismal bat he showed between 2013 and July of 2015, most observers would have taken a season average of .274 and his elite defense. To have him knock 24 homers and drive in 83 runs in the process, well that's just gravy.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
7 months ago

Bradley homered, knocked in two, scored a run and walked twice in a 2-for-4 game in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley finished August with a brutal .198/.274/.377 batting line, but he is showing some life over the past week. In his past six games, Bradley is 8-for-21 (.381) with two homers, a double, and a 3:4 BB:K. Bradley is still hitting a sharp .273/.353/.501 despite his rough August, and he's capable of rediscovering that form if he can continue to see the ball and hit for poweer.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
7 months ago

Bradley went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Boston's 8-3 win over Kansas City on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley has been in a free fall in August, dragging a .167 batting average (15-for-90) with 32 strikeouts in the previous 24 games entering Saturday's game. The slump was enough to drop him in the order to the No. 9 hole. His production Saturday night, coming off the white hot Danny Duffy of the Royals, could be the start of a turnaround.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
7 months ago

Bradley will drop to ninth in the order for Saturday's game against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley's prolonged slump has dropped him all the way to the bottom of the order as he's hit just .156 over the last 30 games and .080 over the last week. He'll have the tough task of trying to break out of that slump Saturday against Cy Young candidate Danny Duffy.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
7 months ago

Bradley is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays, according to Sean McAdam of CSN New England.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley is hitting just .192 in the month of August, and fellow outfielder Chris Young rejoined the roster Monday, so manager John Farrell decided to give Bradley a day off while giving Young a start right away.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
7 months ago

Bradley went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBI in Boston's 8-1 win over the Orioles in a six-inning, rain-shortened game Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bradley's been slumping, having hit just .187 over the last 20 games, but his power stroke has come alive with three bombs in the last four games. The homer was his 20th of the season and is double his previous career best in the majors (10 in 2015) and well more than his previous high at any level (13 combined between MLB and Triple-A in 2013). He's had some peaks and valleys to his season, and smoothing out his production is something to work on, but he's far better than the lost hitter we saw from 2013 to the early portion of 2015.

Jackie Bradley Jr.
CF BOS
7 months ago

Bradley went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's victory over the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

With two home runs in two days Bradley now has 19 for the season. The turnaround comes at a good time for Bradley, as he is hitting a mere .204 for the month of August. He has 66 RBI and 69 runs scored to go along with his 19 homers in 2016.