Full name BOBBY BRADLEY...Single...Graduated from Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, MS in 2014...During his senior campaign he hit .340 (17-for-50) with 5 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR & 11 RBI in 22 games...Hit .567 (34-for-60) as a junior...Signed a national letter of intent to attend LSU during his senior year...He attended the same high school as former big leaguers LHP Greg Hibbard (1989-94) and OF Matt Lawton (1995-2006)....Grew up a fan of the Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz.
Spent most of the season at the Major League level, leading the club in starts at first base (65)...Was seventh among A.L. rookies in homers (16) and 11th in RBI (41)...Began the year in Columbus, batting .171 (14-for-82) in 22 May games (7 HR, 17 RBI)....Was 5-for-15 with 2 homers over four June games before being recalled on June 5, spending the remainder of the season at the Major League level...Was on the 10-day Injured List, Aug. 7-27, with a left knee sprain suffered sliding into home plate on Aug. 6 vs. Detroit...Missed 19 games and rehabbed at High-A Lake County, Aug. 24-26...Upon returning from the I.L., he hit .200 (19-for-95) with 3 2B, 5 HR, 16 RBI over the last 28 games of the season....Overall made 65 starts at first base (68 games) and 5 starts at DH...Committed 5 errors in 509 total chances for a .990 fielding pct. and was credited with -3.3 Defensive Runs Saved (Fangraphs), which was the lowest (best) figure among MLB first basemen in 2021 (min. 500 IP at position)...Got off to a hot start at the ML level, batting .265 (18-for-68) over his first 20 games with 3 2B, 8 HR, 17 RBI and 17 runs (.954 OPS)...Went on to bat .143 (9-for-63) in 20 July games and cooled considerably over the final two weeks of the season, finishing 6-for-44 (.136) over his last 13 games (22K) and 2-for-26 (13K) over the final 7 games...Enjoyed a career-best three hits and three RBI, June 6 at Baltimore...Had three 3-RBI games on the year and enjoyed his first multi-homer game, June 30 vs. Detroit...Connected on first walk-off homer July 9 vs. KC...Batted .400 (8-for-20) with RISP-2 outs and .162 (11-for-68) off LHP.
Spent the season at the club's Alternate Training Site in Lake County...Hit .333 (9-for-27) with 1 2B, 3 HR and 7 RBI in 15 games in Spring Training (was not on the Cleveland Summer Camp roster or September "Taxi Squad").
Spent most of the season at AAA Columbus, putting up prolific numbers for the Clippers, leading the International League and Indians organization with 33 home runs...Was tied for the 11th-most homers in all of Minor League Baseball ... Among International League batters he was third in slugging pct. (.567), sixth in OPS (.911), tied for sixth in extra-base hits (56) and seventh in total bases (228) ... His 74 RBI were fifth among Indians farmhands ... Homered in three straight games, May 22-24, and hit a pair of homers with a grand slam and 6 RBI on May 28 at Norfolk ... On the year he enjoyed seven two-homer games, including three such games between June 14-20...He batted .214 (6-for-28) in the Triple-A playoffs with a double, 2 HR and 8 RBI in 8 games for the International League champions...For the year at Columbus, he batted .295 (38-for-129) with 13 2B, 9 HR and 32 RBI vs. left-handed pitching (.940 OPS), batted .302 (29-for-96) in 25 May games with 12 HR and 28 RBI and hit .293 (29-for-99) with runners in scoring position...At the time of his June 23 recall, his 24 home runs were fourth-most in MiLB ... Debuted at the Major League level in June, making his ML debut on June 23 vs. Detroit and connected for an RBI double in his first at bat in the second inning off Daniel Norris ... Overall he made 8 starts at designated hitter and 5 starts at first base over his 15 games stint from June 23-July 15 ... Doubled in three straight games, July 4-7, and hit his first Major League home run on July 13 vs. Minnesota, a seventh inning solo shot off Tyler Duffey ... Has more homers (112) and RBI (348) than any Indians minor leaguer over the last four seasons.
Split season between AA Akron and AAA Columbus, batting .224 (108-for-483) with 26 doubles, 5 triples, 27 homers and 83 RBI in 129 games (.308/.466/.774)...Led Indians minor league players in homers, RBI and slugging pct. (.466)...Has more homers (79) and RBI (274) than any Indians minor leaguer over the last three seasons...His season began slow, batting .114 (9-for-79) in April and was hitting .176 on June 2...Hit seven homers with at least 18 RBI over three consecutive months, May-July, before being promoted to AAA Columbus on Aug. 2...Batted .253 (24-for-95) in July for Akron with 7 HR, 18 RBI and an OPS of .888...Went 4-for-5 with two RBI in his third game for the Clippers on Aug. 4...Over his final 21 games in Columbus batted .292 (21-for-72) with 5 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR & 14 RBI...Combined on the year he batted .206 (28-for-136) with 4 HR, 28 RBI vs. LHP...Added to the 40-man roster on Nov. 20.
Finished tied for the organizational lead with 89 RBI, fifth with 23 home runs and was named an organizational All-Star by MiLB.com... Strikeouts decreased from 170 in 2016 to 122 in 2017... Finished second in the Eastern League in RBI and sixth in homers...Hit 3 homers and drove in 7 runs on June 27 vs. Erie...Hit .276 (96/348) off RHP with 20 HR, .875 OPS and batted .176 (21/119) off LHP with 3 HR & .567 OPS...Ranked 91st overall prospect in MLB according entering 2018 according to ESPN's Keith Law.