In response to softlaw2's comment:
But I think he has made improvements down in Pawtucket, and this should be a much smaller step for him that it was earlier in the season.
Pure nonsense! He didn't "make improvement down in Pawtucket" in the few games he was there. He lit it up from the get go!
9 games isn't enough time to adjust to MLB pitching, which he needs to do in the majors. It was a pure bean counting move, and watching Carp and Gomes is about as bad as it gets. Those guys are bench guys, plain and simple.
I don't expect him to be great, but I think we will see something better than what we did earlier.
I expect him to be the great leader he's been for championship baseball teams. This team needs a young RH OF slugger, but Bradley is the CF value and fit. He will struggle until he adjusts to MLB pitching, but will develop into a higher level OBP guy and already is an outstanding defensive OF'er. Not going to be a slugging profile, but will learn to punish mistake pitches as he gets experience. Good but not great speed on the bases.
His best asset is that he is a born leader.
I wouldn't call going 6/31 his first week down in Pawtucket exactly as "liting it up from the get go"
There are dozens if not hundreds of players in college who are "leaders" it's all about what you do in the pros. Judging a guy based off of his college pedigree who has yet to hit above .100 in the pros is just irresponsible....try again Soft thoughts.