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    Don't look now, but Jackie Bradley Jr.'s OBP for the spring is sitting at .750. Who was it saying he didn't look like a leadoff hitter?

     
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    Don't look now, but Jackie Bradley Jr.'s OBP for the spring is sitting at .750. Who was it saying he didn't look like a leadoff hitter?



    he is looking really good. Locking up Jacoby to mentor this kid should be a priority. then we can have him lead off and move Ells down to the 3 hole in the coming years.

     
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    Don't look now, but Jackie Bradley Jr.'s OBP for the spring is sitting at .750. Who was it saying he didn't look like a leadoff hitter?

     



    he is looking really good. Locking up Jacoby to mentor this kid should be a priority. then we can have him lead off and move Ells down to the 3 hole in the coming years.

     



    I forget where I read this good article on JBJ.  It was an Article on SoxProspects, Fangraphs (some website, lets just say that)  Anyways it talked about how he trained, and would take batting practice, his work ethic etc etc etc.  They said he would spend time every day practicing fouling off pitches to the outside.  Practicing being able to hit a strike that he can't drive to keep the count alive.  I don't know why but something about that just stuck with me.  This kid is obviously committed to learning the strike zone, and improving his approach at the plate. 

     

    You get what you put in, every time.  It reminds me of another story I read about how Tiger Woods would spend some days, all day, practicing hitting out of a sand trap so when it happened (cause it happens to everyone) he would be as good as anyone getting back into the game.

    When I read this about Bradely it made me very excited for his future.  If he develops the way we all hope he will I envision him as a high OBP guy.  A guy who can walk, work the count, foul off pitches, drive up the pitch count, and ultimately bat .280-.300.  

     
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    Don't look now, but Jackie Bradley Jr.'s OBP for the spring is sitting at .750. Who was it saying he didn't look like a leadoff hitter?

     



    he is looking really good. Locking up Jacoby to mentor this kid should be a priority. then we can have him lead off and move Ells down to the 3 hole in the coming years.

     

     



    I forget where I read this good article on JBJ.  It was an Article on SoxProspects, Fangraphs (some website, lets just say that)  Anyways it talked about how he trained, and would take batting practice, his work ethic etc etc etc.  They said he would spend time every day practicing fouling off pitches to the outside.  Practicing being able to hit a strike that he can't drive to keep the count alive.  I don't know why but something about that just stuck with me.  This kid is obviously committed to learning the strike zone, and improving his approach at the plate. 

     

     

    You get what you put in, every time.  It reminds me of another story I read about how Tiger Woods would spend some days, all day, practicing hitting out of a sand trap so when it happened (cause it happens to everyone) he would be as good as anyone getting back into the game.

    When I read this about Bradely it made me very excited for his future.  If he develops the way we all hope he will I envision him as a high OBP guy.  A guy who can walk, work the count, foul off pitches, drive up the pitch count, and ultimately bat .280-.300.  



    i also read a similar article. In college he wouldn't even swing until he had 2 strikes against him. I really like JBJ and have high hopes for him. I just hope we can keep jacoby in the mix too and transform our OF to one of the best in the bigs. An OF of SV*, Ells and JBJ would easily be the best defensive OF in the MLB and pretty top notch offensively (provided that JBJ comes as advertised)

     
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    An OF of SV*, Ells and JBJ would easily be the best defensive OF in the MLB and pretty top notch offensively (provided that JBJ comes as advertised)

    SV is not a top notch offensive player.

    Ellsbury still needs to prove 2011 was not a fluke.

    JBJ has proven nothing so far.

    Certainly the potential is there for a great overall OF, but there are some big "ifs" as well.

     
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    Don't look now, but Jackie Bradley Jr.'s OBP for the spring is sitting at .750. Who was it saying he didn't look like a leadoff hitter?




    Not sure carnie. Hes got lead-off hitter written all over him. Its been pretty obvious for a while now.

     
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    An OF of SV*, Ells and JBJ would easily be the best defensive OF in the MLB and pretty top notch offensively (provided that JBJ comes as advertised)

    SV is not a top notch offensive player.

    Ellsbury still needs to prove 2011 was not a fluke.

    JBJ has proven nothing so far.

    Certainly the potential is there for a great overall OF, but there are some big "ifs" as well.




    can't argue with that. My bad, i should have put "has potential to be top notch offensively". The defensive aspect is without question.

     
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    An OF of SV*, Ells and JBJ would easily be the best defensive OF in the MLB and pretty top notch offensively (provided that JBJ comes as advertised)

    SV is not a top notch offensive player.

    Ellsbury still needs to prove 2011 was not a fluke.

    JBJ has proven nothing so far.

    Certainly the potential is there for a great overall OF, but there are some big "ifs" as well.

     




    can't argue with that. My bad, i should have put "has potential to be top notch offensively". The defensive aspect is without question.

     



    Agreed, and the offense may not be too bad if we get an infusion from the farm sooner than later.

     
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