Jackie Bradley Jr. Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 4/19/1990 (32)
- South Carolina
Jackie Bradley Jr. Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jackie Bradley Jr. News
Boston Red Sox outfielders Christian Arroyo and Jackie Bradley Jr. are expected to be on a strict platoon in right field, according to manager Alex Cora. On Friday, Bradley will bat eighth and play right field versus right-hander Gerrit Cole. That is obviously not an ideal matchup for Bradley, but no one is expected to do well off an elite talent like Cole. Nonetheless, it sounds like the Red Sox are sticking to a plan of using both Arroyo and Bradley in right field. Neither has much upside with the bat, so this sounds like a wait-and-see approach for fantasy managers.
The Boston Red Sox traded outfielder Hunter Renfroe to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., minor-league infielders David Hamilton and Alex Binelas. Bradley Jr. returns to Boston, where he spent the first eight years of his MLB career (2013-2020). The 31-year-old is a phenomenal defender and is expected to be Boston's everyday centerfielder, but struggles to make contact and slashed .163/.236/.261 with six home runs, 29 RBI, 39 runs scored, and seven stolen bases with a 30.8 percent strikeout rate in 134 games for the Brewers. Binelas slashed .314/.379/.636 with nine home runs in Low-A Carolina and is a few years away from making his MLB debut. Hamilton was an eighth-round pick by the Brewers in 2019, slashing .242/.318/.409 with three home runs, 12 RBI, and 11 stolen bases in Double-A last season. The 24-year-old will most likely make his MLB debut sometime in 2023.
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. will pick up his $9.5 million player option for the 2022 season. Bradley and the Brewers have a $12 million mutual option for the 2023 season with an $8 million buyout. He is a Gold Glove finalist, but Bradley endured a terrible year at the plate, slashing .163/.236/.261 with six home runs in 428 plate appearances for the Brew Crew. JBJ also had career-worsts in walk rate (6.5%) and strikeout rate (30.8%). It's hard to imagine Bradley getting any worse at the plate next season, but it's hard to imagine him being very attractive in any fantasy format heading into next season.