Anything looks like a landslide after that Mike Clevinger/Brady Aiken vote, but, in all honesty, this vote was still pretty close. Bobby Bradley lead the way for the majority of voting right from the start, but he was never more than 10 percent ahead of second place finisher Brady Aiken.
Bradley was a third round pick in the 2014 draft and, in only his second career year in the minor leagues, he is already showing tremendous power potential. The 19-year-old hit a Midwest League-leading 27 home runs in for the Class-A Lake County Captains in 2015. His strikeout totals are still an issue (he struck out in 31.8 percent of his at-bats in 2015), but that is something that can easily be worked on and improved as he ages and gets more experience recognizing minor league pitching.
Bradley’s impressive year was enough to earn him the Bob Feller award for being the best position player in the Indians farm system. The outstanding season should be enough for the Indians to start him in High-A playing for Lynchburg Hillcats next season, where he will likely remain unless he severely outperforms his competition. He still is only 19 years old, after all.
MLB Pipeline has Bradley ranked as the Indians top first base prospect, and seventh overall prospect. Minor League Ball has him fourth overall with a B+ grade.