24-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Excuse the pun, but Bradley had a snake-bitten 2015 season. The 23-year-old started the season in the MLB rotation, and was excellent out of the gate, going 2-0 in his first three starts while allowin...
Archie Bradley Contract Information:
Signed with the D-Backs and received a $5 million bonus (spread out over five years) in August of 2011.
Bradley was hit hard Monday against the Nationals, allowing four runs in 3.2 innings in a no-decision. He gave up six hits, walked four and struck out five.
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|Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.2 IP/G
|Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.1 IP/G
|Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched: Avg. 5.0 IP/G
Archie Bradley Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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|Preseason||Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Archie Bradley||3-Year Averages||17||17||88.7||8.42||4.47||1.89||0.91||–||67.7%||–||5.18||4.14||.340|
2016 Stat Review for Archie Bradley As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)
A collection of stats that measure different skills.
A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.
Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.
Arizona Diamondbacks Roster
MajorsAhmed, Nick (SS)
AAABanda, Anthony (P)
AABradley, J.R. (P)
A+Huang, Wei-Chieh (P)
AAlmonte, Jose (P)
RookieChisholm, Jasrado (SS)
Archie Bradley: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Last season was supposed to be Bradley’s coming out party. As a 21-year-old, he was considered by many to be the top pitching prospect in baseball heading into spring training. However, upon his eventual assignment to Triple-A Reno to begin 2014, everyone was treated to a reminder of how volatile even the most surefire pitching prospects can be. He racked up a 5.18 ERA through five starts before getting shelved for two months with an injury to his throwing elbow. Bradley spent the rest of the season with Double-A Mobile, posting a 4.12 ERA and a shoddy 46:36 K:BB ratio in 54.2 innings. His plus-plus fastball/curveball combo and 6-foot-4, 225-pound workhorse frame will keep him on the short list of the top power righties in the minor leagues, but Bradley will need to improve his control drastically to reach his ceiling as a frontline starter. Of course, entering camp fully healthy will be a key part of that equation. Look for him to debut in the D-Backs’ rotation sometime this summer.
Bradley is the top prospect in Arizona's farm system. In 152 innings, he posted a 1.84 ERA between High-A and Double-A, with 21 of his 26 starts coming at the latter. Control is the biggest hurdle he needs to overcome, as he carried a 4.3 BB/9 with Mobile last season. Bradley throws a live, high-90s fastball, a hard-breaking knuckle curveball, and a changeup. It's expected that he'll eventually become the D-Backs' No. 1 starter, and an arrival to the big leagues could take place during the second half of 2014.
Making his full season debut, Bradley carried an impressive 10.0 K/9 over 140 innings (28 starts) at Low-A South Bend. There were occasional bouts with poor control (5.6 BB/9), but he showed signs of improvement down the stretch. In addition to a high-90s fastball, Bradley features a curveball and changeup and has proven capable of getting a significant number of his outs on the ground (1.82 GO/AO) and subsequently, keeps the ball in the park (0.45 HR/9). Drafted out of high school in 2011, the next test for Bradley should include opening the season at High-A Visalia as he'll likely need two more seasons of development in the minors before entering the conversation for a rotation spot in Arizona in late 2014 or early 2015.
Bradley passed up the opportunity to play quarterback at the University of Oklahoma to sign with the D-Backs as the seventh overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. He was limited to rookie- and instructional-league innings after signing and will begin his full-season professional career in 2012 at Low-A South Bend. Already with a fastball that sits in the 95-98 mph range, Bradley also features a good mid-80s curveball and could move quickly for a high school product, putting him on track with a major league ETA of 2014.