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    Re: Are the Red Sox that Good Where Jackie Bradley, Jr. Shouldn't Be Starting the Season as the LF?

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:

    Harper? Stanton?  come on man....you are comparing Bradley to elite elite talent.  Those are the #1 prospects who have HOF ability.  Comp's are so horrible IMHO, and if we want to compare Bradley to anyone then why not the vast majority of Major league players who DON'T come up when they are 22-23, or how about the many that do come up and even though they have VERY GOOD MLB careers they struggle for a year or two (after tearing up the majors)

    No one is saying JBJ isn't very close to ready, they are just saying not to rush him.  Many scouts, those in the know, the professionals, the talent evaluators had his ETA at 2014 the latest and mid 2013 by many standards...and I doubt a strong spring training does anything to change that.  A strong campaign in Pawtucket would do much to solidify his mid-2013 eta.

    JBJ could very well have nothing left to learn in the minors and be up this season, but I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he struggles this year.  Actually I want to put that on the record now and say JBJ will struggle with MLB pitching this year.  He may make adjustments and prove me wrong.  Correction. He will make improvements and prove me wrong, but I won't be surprised if that period of struggle is longer than many here would be comfortable with



    HMMMM....well to add to my prediction last year, by the end of the year this year NO ONE will question if JBJ can hit or not. 

     
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    Re: Are the Red Sox that Good Where Jackie Bradley, Jr. Shouldn't Be Starting the Season as the LF?

    In response to ADG's comment:

    And if the Red Sox nickel and dime the situation worrying about 2019, and by not putting him in LF immediately costs them a playoff spot, how much money does that cost them?


    What happens in year 7 is irrelevant in 2013. Play him now.

    Well the Red Sox 2013 world championship must of been solely due to that first month JBJ spent up in the majors. 

     
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    Re: Are the Red Sox that Good Where Jackie Bradley, Jr. Shouldn't Be Starting the Season as the LF?

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    In response to Guru_Meditation's comment:

    I will nevber doubt ADG's wisdom again.



    This thread is a PERFECT example of why people need to disregard spring training, or at the very least...for the love of god....temper your expectations.

    Funny thing is, I was one of the only voices in here calling for people to pump the brakes, and now that everyone is down on JBJ I'm one of the only people saying he has made strides and continues to get better and would probably have a decent season if given the chance...



    Yes, for the most part I agree about spring training.  Farell should go with the hot hand in CF.  He did last year with JBJ.  Within a week we will see if Size is the real deal.  If anyone can deal emotionally better with triple A for a few weeks, JBJ can.

     
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    Re: Are the Red Sox that Good Where Jackie Bradley, Jr. Shouldn't Be Starting the Season as the LF?

    The grumpy complainers were wrong (again)?  No way!

    If it was good enough in 1952, it's good enough today GODDAMMIT!

     
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    Re: Are the Red Sox that Good Where Jackie Bradley, Jr. Shouldn't Be Starting the Season as the LF?

    I remember last year when Callahan at WEEI fell all over JBJ in a phone interview, talking future hall of famer, etc.

    Let's hope JBJ can pull it together.

     

     
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    Re: Are the Red Sox that Good Where Jackie Bradley, Jr. Shouldn't Be Starting the Season as the LF?

    In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment:

    In response to ADG's comment:

    And if the Red Sox nickel and dime the situation worrying about 2019, and by not putting him in LF immediately costs them a playoff spot, how much money does that cost them?


    What happens in year 7 is irrelevant in 2013. Play him now.

    Well the Red Sox 2013 world championship must of been solely due to that first month JBJ spent up in the majors



    Absolutely.  It was that opening day walk that sparked a rally and set the tone for the entire season.  

     
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    Re: Are the Red Sox that Good Where Jackie Bradley, Jr. Shouldn't Be Starting the Season as the LF?

    On this forum more than a year ago I compared the high-OBP minor league statistics of Boston outfielder Jackie Bradley and Seattle shortstop Brad Miller, two players born six months apart, separated by 22 picks in the 2011 draft out of rival universities in South Carolina (Bradley at No. 40 and Miller at No. 62).

    Bradley and Miller split their 2013 seasons between the minors and the major leagues. Here are their comparative 2013 statistics:

    JB Minor13 374 PA, .275/.374/.469/.842

    BM Minor13 297 PA, .297/.399/.521/.920

    JB MLB13 107 PA, .189/.280/.337/.617, OPS+ 69

    BM MLB13 335 PA, .265/.318/.418/.737, OPS+ 110

    ... and their 2014 Spring Training statistics:

    JB ST14 56 PA, .173/.232/.288/.521

    BM ST14 62 PA, .436/.492/.909/1.401

    Baseball America ranked Bradley No. 31 among its Top 100 prospects in 2013 and No. 50 this year. BA never ranked Miller among its Top 100 prospects.

    Just an update.

     
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