Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Fred Lynn Thinks Jackie Bradley, Jr. Is Ready

Photo: fredlynn.net
Jeremy Hermida and Darnell McDonald also had great Springs for the Red Sox, but they were not Jackie Bradley, Jr. The soon-to-be 23-year old leads the team this Spring in batting average, OBP, slugging percentage, hits and walks. Hermida and McDonald did not. While Hermida was the 11th pick overall in the draft, he did not have Bradley's upside when he was with the Carmine Hose. So, maybe that's why Red Sox legend Fred Lynn thinks it's time for JBJ to start in the major leagues. As ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes points out, Lynn also broke into the bigs at 23, and all he did was win the MVP and Rookie of The Year awards. Says Lynn, "There's no erring on the side of caution. The kid's got some ability. Throw him in there. Throw him in there. He'll do fine.'' Indeed.