Monday, December 16, 2013

Bradley Looks Set As Sox 2014 Center Fielder

Now that most of the viable options have been passed over (e.g., Curtis Granderson and Matt Kemp), it appears more and more likely that Jackie Bradley, Jr. will be the 2014 starting center fielder for the Boston Red Sox. And that is a very good thing. Despite struggling after his call-up last year (.189 batting average), he showed tremendous promise in Spring Training and is still regarded as a 'can't miss' major leaguer by most scouts and talent evaluators. The departure of He Who Shall Not Be Named to the Bronx will clearly put more pressure on Bradley—but everything we know about him suggests he will handle it well. Get ready for the Jackie Bradley, Jr. Era.