2013 Stats: 11.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, .184 BAA, 19/3 K/BB (2 GS)
After dominating the Midwest League last year in his full-season debut, Archie Bradley could rank as one of the top pitchers in the minor leagues by the end of the 2013 season. At 6’4”, 225 pounds, the right-hander throws his fastball in the mid-90s on a steep downhill plane and complements it with a sharp, downer curveball.
But perhaps the most impressive aspect of Bradley’s game is his ability to pound the lower portion of the strike zone with both offerings.
The area where he stands to improve is command, as the 20-year-old walked 84 batters in 136 innings last season. Despite moving up to the hitter-friendly California League (High-A) for his sophomore campaign, Bradley has been exceptionally sharp through his first two starts with 19/3 K/BB and seven hits allowed over 11.2 scoreless innings.