By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
March 22, 2011
I saw Jed Bradley pitch once, at Cotuit, in the summer of 2010. If the draft would have been after the game, Bradley would have been gone within five or ten picks. I was sold there and his numbers out in Georgia Tech this spring tell me that he’s got complete confidence in his change-up as a goodnight and thank you weapon.
Here’s our scouting report, and as usual, you can bet what I write is a lot closer to what teams write about him.
Jed Bradley, LHP
Games Seen: 1, Innings: 8
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Athletic and durable build with long, loose arms, broad shoulders, filling chest, and strong hips and thighs.
ABILITIES: Smooth, easy effortless arm action, high ¾ slot, good delivery, very closed and balanced, good balance, extension and downhill. FB 90-93, comfortable 92, with natural late life and good control. Put-away CHG, 79-82, both straight and with sink, fearless to pitch inside with it to RHH. SL 83-87 flashes hard bite. Holds runners well and fields position. Shows advanced feel.
WEAKNESSES: No glaring weaknesses in this outing. Threw all three pitches for quality strikes, velocity held through eight innings, showed up-tempo and attacking style.
SUMMARY: Potential No. 1 or No. 2 starter and chance to be a top shelf ML LH talent. Good stuff, durability, stamina, pitchability, aggressiveness and athleticism.
GRADES: FB 6/6, CHG 6/6, SL 4/5, Control 6/6, Command 6/6. OFP Range 55-57