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Is this guy human?
We’ve reached a point in spring training where I am beginning to question whether Bradley is even human.
In 70 plate appearances, he has smoked a whopping .431/.514/.638 slash line, with 11 RBI and a pair of home runs. In both spring leagues, Bradley ranks in the top 10 in batting average and second overall in on-base percentage.
With David Ortiz sidelined for an unknown period of time, Bradley’s superstar performance may have earned him a spot on the roster.
While no decision has been made yet, it is very possible that Jonny Gomes will replace David Ortiz temporarily in the DH spot. Gomes has an effective power bat and weak defense, making him a prime candidate for the job.
However, such a move would leave a hole in left field. Thus many analysts, and most fans have been clamoring for Jackie Bradley to play left field for the Red Sox.
Bradley is an elite defender who can cover all three outfield positions effectively. Playing in Boston’s cramped left field would be comparatively easy for him.
No doubt it would be fun to see Bradley in Boston so soon, as he’s certainly earned a shot at the big leagues. He is Boston’s biggest winner this spring without a shadow of a doubt.