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Bobby Bradley your pick for #7 Indians prospect. Vote below for #8.

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Selected in the third round of the 2014 draft, Bradley has quickly shown that he's a first-round talent.

Bobby Bradley was selected in the third round of last June's draft.
Bobby Bradley was selected in the third round of last June's draft.
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Let's Go Tribe is putting together its own ranking of the top Indians prospects. Here are the previous entries in the series:

#1: Francisco Lindor

#2: Clint Frazier

#3: Bradley Zimmer

#4: Giovanny Urshela

#5: Francisco Mejia

#6: Tyler Naquin

The vote for #7 was very competitive, with four of the five candidates getting at least 15% of the vote.

  • Justus Sheffield 15%
  • James Ramsey 25%
  • Bobby Bradley 42%
  • Erik Gonzalez 15%
  • Mitch Brown 4%
Bradley was considered one of the best prep position players available, but fell in the draft because many clubs thought he was going  to attend LSU. The Indians took a gamble on him in the third round, and was able to sign him by going well over the assigned slot value for the pick.
Right now that gamble looks like it will pay off. Bradley dominated the Arizona League, leading the league in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, home runs, and several other offensive categories.

Bradley played first base in Arizona, and that's likely the position he'll play if he makes it to the big leagues. Most of his future value is in his sweet left-handed swing. He hit for power this past summer, but it wasn't at the expense of contact, which bodes well for for the future. He's not a pull hitter; he'll spray the ball to all fields, and as he gets older (and stronger) that should translate into even more opposite-field power.

Just 18 years old (he doesn't turn 19 until May), Bradley may not go straight from Rookie ball to Lake County. The Indians generally aren't that aggressive with promotions, but I think Bradley might make the jump this spring. Clint Frazier made the jump last year, and he didn't have nearly the statistical line that Bradley had in Arizona.

Who do you think is the #8 prospect in the Indians system?

Remember to also let us know in the comments which player you think should join the voting next.

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