Bradley Zimmer named NYPL POTW; Bobby Bradley the Indians Minor League POTW

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Bradley Zimmer (left) was named the New York-Penn League player of the week, while Bobby Bradley (second from right) was named the Indians Minor League POTW. With the duo are fellow top picks Justus Sheffield and Grant Hockin.

Bradley Zimmer – the No. 5 overall pick – has been named the New York Penn League Player of the Week, hitting .524 (11-21) for the week w/a HR, 5RBI in 6 games. He’s hitting .321 on the year.

Meanwhile, Bobby Bradley – the No. 97 pick in June’s draft — went 6-15 (.400) with a pair of doubles, 2 home runs and a 1.333 OPS (.400 OBP/.933 SLG) in 4 games for the AZL Tribe this week and was named the Indians Minor League Player of the Week.

Bradley also collected 10 RBI, T3rd-most across all levels of Single-A Short Season baseball over that span. The Indians third-round pick (97th overall) in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, Bradley has burst onto the scene through his first 34 games in the professional ranks. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound left-handed hitting first baseman leads the Arizona League in virtually every offensive statistical category, including batting average (.375; 51-136), home runs (7), doubles (12), SLG% (.662), extra-base hits (22) and runs scored (35). Bradley also strung together an Arizona League-best 16-game hit streak from July 16-August 13, batting .419 (26-62) with 5 doubles, 2 triples 3 home runs, 22 RBI and 19 runs scored over that stretch.

Bradley graduated from Harrison Central High School in Gulfport, Mississippi where he hit .340 (17-50) with 6 homers and 11 RBI in 22 games during his recently completed senior season. He hit .567 (34-60) as a junior, and finished his four-year high school career with a .442 (89-300) average with 23 home runs in 84 games. Harrison Central High School in Gulfport also produced former Major Leaguers LHP Greg Hibbard (now coaching in the Indians organization) and former Tribe OF Matt Lawton.

 

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