CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced that Arizona League Indians 1B BOBBY BRADLEY has been named Indians Minor League Player of the Week for the period of August 11-17. The Indians Player of the Week Award recognizes an individual performance from within the Indians Player Development System and is announced each Tuesday through the end of the Minor League season.
Bradley, 18, went 6-15 (.400) with a pair of doubles, 2 home runs and a 1.333 OPS (.400 OBP/.933 SLG) in 4 games for the AZL Tribe this week. Bradley also collected 10 RBI, T3rd-most across all levels of Single-A Short Season baseball over that span. The Indians third-round pick (97th overall) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, Bradley has burst onto the scene through his first 34 games in the professional ranks. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound left-handed hitting first baseman leads the Arizona League in virtually every offensive statistical category, including batting average (.375; 51-136), home runs (7), doubles (12), SLG% (.662), extra-base hits (22) and runs scored (35). Bradley also strung together an Arizona League-best 16-game hit streak from July 16-August 13, batting .419 (26-62) with 5 doubles, 2 triples 3 home runs, 22 RBI and 19 runs scored over that stretch.
Bradley graduated from Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, Mississippi where he hit .340 (17-50) with 6 homers and 11 RBI in 22 games during his recently completed senior season. He hit .567 (34-60) as a junior, and finished his four-year high school career with a .442 (89-300) average with 23 home runs in 84 games. Harrison Central High School in Gulfport also produced former Major Leaguers LHP Greg Hibbard (now coaching in the Indians organization) and former Tribe OF Matt Lawton.