Cleveland Indians: 3 things that went right in June for the Tribe

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Cleveland Indians, Bobby Bradley
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Cleveland Indians welcome the arrival of Bobby Bradley

The impact that Bobby Bradley has had since arriving on the roster of the Cleveland Indians might make it feel like he’s been with the Tribe much longer than just a month. However, it was only on June 5 that he was called up from Columbus. Since then, he’s become one of the better hitters in Cleveland’s lineup.

Over that month in the majors, Bradley has quickly put his name at the top of stat sheet for the Tribe. His eight home runs in June led the way for Cleveland and was also tied for 11th in baseball with players like Cedric Mullins and Josh Donaldson.

While the home runs grabbed headlines, Bradley was also among the Tribe’s best for RBI, being second with 17 behind only Jose Ramirez. He also tied for the team-lead in walks with seven, the same mark as Jose Ramirez, Cesar Hernandez and Bradley Zimmer.

With 18 hits over the course of the month, Bradley posted a .254/.321/.634 slash line, which will hopefully be a better sign of things to come than his brief 2019 sample that had him far below the Mendoza line.

Bradley has been a highly anticipated prospect in the Cleveland organization for a few seasons now, so seeing him blossom into his role has been fun. If his stats in Columbus are any indication of what could be on the horizon for the 25-year old first baseman, then he’s only getting started in Cleveland.