Cleveland Indians: Top 30 Prospects Countdown, 16-20

Bobby Bradley #44 of the Cleveland Indians (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Bobby Bradley, Cleveland Indians
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No. 20: Bobby Bradley

Of all the players on this list, not just this group but the entire Top 30 prospect list for the Cleveland Indians, Bobby Bradley might be the most intriguing at this point in the season. He isn’t the best player on the list, but in terms of being curious of what they can do at the major league level in a full season, Bradley takes the cake for me.

Bradley debuted in Cleveland during the 2019 season, but he only played in 15 games with less than 50 plate appearances. With Carlos Santana now in Kansas City, Bradley is looking like the favorite to take over first base, being in a position battle with Jake Bauers. However, Bradley’s bat and what seems to be improved defense are showing that he is the front runner.

Before arriving in Cleveland in 2019, Bradley lit up Triple-A with the Columbus Clippers, belting 33 home runs for 74 RBI while maintaining a slash line of .264/.344/.567. When he first got to Cleveland, we didn’t see those numbers, but that’s changing this spring.

Through Bradley’s first eight games of Spring Training, he blasted two home runs along with 11 RBI and five doubles to put together a slash line of .400/.409/.950. Now, take Spring Training stats however you like, but that’s quite the improvement over his 2019 stint in the majors. Regardless, those stats at least make you raise your eyebrows at what they could mean for the season.