By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
November 1, 2010
Archie Bradley, from Oklahoma, land of Warren Spahn and Allie Reynolds. I’m sticking with my old-school Allie Reynolds comp. Bradley is a great guy to really kick off the 2011 Draft reports. As we say, the better the guy, the easier he is to write.
Archie Bradley, RHS
Broken Arrow HS, Oklahoma
Games Seen: 1
Innings: 2 (Aflac 2010, also saw 2009 Area Codes)
Arm Action: Excellent
Arm Angle: ¾
Arm/Delivery Mechanics: Loose, live power arm. Clean through back, proper arm angle and extension, on-line delivery and landings.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Tall, sturdy athletic frame, high hips, broad shoulders, long arms. Physical projection remains.
STRENGTHS: Fastball 92-95. Comfort zone 92-93 with 2-seam glove side run and ability to bore into RHH. Ability to elevate 4-seam giddyup. Plus, plus hard curveball, 80-82, 12/6 rotation two-plane with shape and bite, go-to secondary weapon. Ability to control both weapons on both halves. Excellent athleticism with plus actions and flexibility.
WEAKNESSES: Occasional straight CHG shows signs of feel and deception, trails FB and CB at this stage. Stayed with strengths in this look.
SUMMATION: Physically projectable HS senior with chance to become front-line ML RHS w/2-plus ML pitches. Live arm and body, clean mechanics and arm action, smooth as glass. Energetic two-sport athlete exudes playful leadership qualities and killer instinct.
OFP Range: 60-70