D-Backs on Deck – Archie Bradley

 Archie Bradley Dbacks on DeckPOSITION:

RHP

TEAM:

RENO ACES (AAA)

MLB DEBUT:

4/11/15

AGE:

23

Mike Bell, D-Backs Director of Player Development:

“The life on his fastball is really coming back. The plan on his fastball, the big downhill plane and then the curve ball has been very good as well. He has grown as a pitcher too. He’s got a two-seamer now, he’s got a change-up and he’s a more complete pitcher. You know, he was a young, high school draft pick and I think people thought he was supposed to be pitching like a 28 year-old right out of the gates and it just doesn’t happen that way. It’s to difficult. But I think we are seeing him mature right in front of our eyes.”

2016 STATS:

May stats in Reno: 3 starts, 22 IP, 2-0, 1.64 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 24 Ks, 6 BB

May stats with D-Backs: 2 starts, 13.1 IP, 2-0, 4.73 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 13 Ks, 4 BB

Season: Reno (AAA): 7 starts, 40.2 IP, 5-1, 1.99 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 47 Ks, 18 BB

Season: D-Backs (MLB): 3 starts, 2-0, 17.2 IP, 6.11 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, 15 Ks, 8 BB

2015 STATS:

8 starts with D-Backs (MLB), 35.2 IP, 2-3, 5.80 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 23 Ks, 22 BB

6 starts in Minors, 29.1 IP, 1-0, 2.76 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 32 Ks, 10 BB

Notes:

(Updated 6/1)) After continuously blowing away the competition in the Pacific Coast League for Reno and then a big start against San Diego last weekend, it looks like Archie could have a spot with the big league rotation for the foreseeable future. There is really nothing left for him to prove in the minors and really the next step for him is him just settling in and getting comfortable with the Diamondbacks. He had two spot starts in April and at the beginning of May but then was sent right back down. After an impressive third start that saw him pitch into the eighth in strikeout nine which is an MLB career high, this looks to be his shot to declare himself at the highest level.

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