Bobby Bradley, 1B
Like Daniel Johnson, Bobby Bradley has been given an opportunity before and just didn’t stick. However, in Bradley’s case it was more of a blockade in front of him rather than a shortened season with fewer opportunities. Now with the possibility of Carlos Santana leaving this offseason, Bradley could be given another shot.
Playing in 15 games for the Indians during the 2019 season, Bradley was able to club his first major league home run along with five doubles, but his slash line was just .178/.245/.356. On top of that, Bradley didn’t make an appearance during the 2020 season.
However, the outburst that Bradley had in Triple-A during the 2019 season should be enough to intrigue the Indians for what could be if Bradley can have a full season in the majors. With the Clippers in 2019, Bradley was able to slug 33 home runs while slashing a more productive .264/.344/.567.
If there is an opening at first base next year, Bradley will be the first to get the opportunity. There are other players in the organization that have the ability to take over the position, but Bradley has been waiting for his shot. Should he be given the chance to play first for the Indians, he might be able to shine and not look back.