Position Player who gets to Strut
There aren’t many hitters that are more streaky than Jackie Bradley and it appears that he’s finally pulling out of his season long slump. Bradley has multi-hit games in four of his last seven appearances to lift his batting average back above the Mendoza Line.
Bradley hit an impressive .316/.435/.684 last week. He homered twice and added a double while driving in four runs and posting a team-high 1.119 OPS.
Even when Bradley doesn’t have it going at the plate he can still be relied on to deliver outstanding defense in center field. Last week was no different. The highlight of the week came in the 9th inning of Friday night’s game in Oakland. Ryon Healy threatened to end it with a walk-off, only for Bradley to make an amazing leap to rob him of a home run.
The Red Sox would go on to lose the game in extra-innings, yet that takes nothing away from the outstanding play made by Bradley.