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25 Archie Bradley SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/235 | Birthdate: 8/10/1992 | Birthplace: Muskogee, OK | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: None | MLB Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 32/1 | Average Draft Position: 219.95
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Archie Bradley might not make major league debut this season


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Diamondbacks stud pitching prospect Archie Bradley might not see a major league mound in 2014. Those hoping he'd be called up in September could wind up being disappointed, per the Arizona Republic.

Bradley will pitch in the Arizona Fall League, which might preclude him from working with the Diamondbacks down the stretch. Kirk Gibson said the decision will be up to general manager Kevin Towers.

The right-hander needs the work. An elbow injury has limited him to just 82 2/3 innings this season, just over half the number he racked up in 2013.


Archie Bradley still a candidate to make MLB debut in 2014


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley, who has missed most of the season due to an elbow injury, had one of his best starts of the season Saturday for Double-A Mobile. He struck out 10 batters in seven innings.

Despite the strong outing, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson remained noncommittal about Bradley's chances of making his MLB debut this season, per MLB.com.

"It's possible," Gibson said. "He's got to continue to throw the ball better and better and see what kind of opportunities are made available. You never know.

"He really hasn't thrown that many starts, and he's working on some things down there and he has to be more consistent at it. … When he does that, if there's a need up there, I'm sure he'll get consideration."


Archie Bradley 'getting his feet back under him'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/16/2014) Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley, who missed a good portion of the season due to an elbow injury, has gone 1-0 with a 1.47 ERA in four starts since joining the rotation at Double-A Mobile. However, he has more walks (13) than strikeouts (nine).

"He's getting his feet back under him," Diamondbacks director of player development Mike Bell said, per FOX Sports Arizona."The last outing, the breaking ball had some shape to it. He's starting to come along well."


Archie Bradley moving forward, but control remains unsteady


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Diamondbacks premier prospect Archie Bradley is emerging again with a strong run at Double-A Mobile.

Bradley yielded just one run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings Sunday with two walks and three strikeouts. He has given up two runs in 12 2/3 innings over his last three outings, but his nine walks with four strikeouts during that stretch is a concern.

Considering the struggles of the Diamondbacks, he could land with the big league club in September if he makes progress, earns a promotion to Triple-A Reno, and performs well there.


Archie Bradley close to rejoining minor-league affiliate


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley, who has been sidelined by an elbow injury, threw three innings during a rookie-league exhibition game Monday in Arizona, per The Arizona Republic. The right-handed hurler allowed one run in three innings, while striking out three and reaching 93 mph on the radar gun.

"I felt good," he said. "The biggest thing is my health and how I felt mechanically. Those two things came out well. As I got past that first inning, and in the second and third, I felt like I started to come into where I normally am."

Diamondbacks minor-league director Mike Bell seemed pleased with Bradley's performance.

"He's starting to look like a complete pitcher out there," Bell said.

Bradley is expected to throw once more in a rookie-league setting before returning to a minor-league affiliate. 

"As much as I hate being on the DL, I'm going to use it to my advantage the best I can," Bradley said. "I'm leaving here with a much-improved changeup and a two-seam (fastball). Those are two things I didn't have before."


Archie Bradley 'still has a lot to do' before promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Dave Duncan, who is a special assistant to the general manager and pitching consultant for the Diamondbacks, talked about the progress of starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley during an interview Sunday with MLB Network Radio.

"He's a prospect. He still has a lot to do to be a legitimate guy considered for the major-league rotation," Duncan said. "He has decent control of his fastball. At times he is above average in velocity. At times he is average in velocity."


Archie Bradley cleared to start playing catch


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley (elbow) will begin playing catch in 4-5 days and gradually work toward throwing off a mound, per FOX Sports Arizona. Bradley has no further medical tests scheduled.

Archie Bradley could resume throwing soon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley, who has been sidelined since late April with a mild flexor strain in his elbow, is feeling much better, per The Arizona Republic. Gibson added Bradley will be evaluated soon to determine if he can begin throwing.

Archie Bradley told to rest elbow for two weeks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Diamondbacks top pitching prospect Archie Bradley has a mild flexor strain in his right elbow and will rest for two weeks before starting a throwing program, the team announced. He has been placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Reno.

Archie Bradley struggling in quest for promotion


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Top pitching prospect Archie Bradley has not tossed fuel to the fire to those - including his agent - who have argued in favor of his promotion to the Diamondbacks.

Bradley raised his earned run average with Triple-A Reno to 3.98 on Monday with his second straight poor performance. He failed to reach the sixth inning again, this time by giving up three earned runs in four innings.

He has yielded 19 hits and eight walks in 20 1/3 innings, though he has also displayed his stuff by striking out 20.


Arizona not ready to promote Archie Bradley to majors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) There appears to be a difference of opinion between the Diamondbacks and the agent for starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley

Jay Franklin, Bradley's agent, believes his client is ready for the majors, but Arizona general manager Kevin Towers disagrees.

"I think it's very apparent what is going on in Arizona," Franklin told FOX Sports Monday night. "Every ballplayer that is playing minor-league baseball works his tail off to get an opportunity to play in the big leagues. Archie Bradley has proven to the Diamondbacks organization that he has deserved that opportunity by keeping his mouth shut and letting his numbers speak for his chance to pitch in the major leagues."

Towers said he has two reasons for not bringing Bradley to the majors. He doesn't want Bradley to face added pressure during the team's poor start, and he feels Bradley has some work left to do after struggling in his final two spring training appearances.

"I would not bring him up in this environment the way we're playing," Towers said. "I know how it would be perceived if he came up: 'Archie is going to save us.' I don't want to do that to a 21-year-old kid.

"In spring training, if he had continued to deal, we would have started (the season) with him. His fastball command was not there in spring training. He'll even admit that. If it gets to the point where we straighten this thing out and it's a more positive environment here and he's throwing the ball well, we'll do it regardless of the (arbitration) clock."


Archie Bradley demoted by Diamondbacks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/27/2014) Diamondbacks premier pitching prospect Archie Bradley has been reassigned to minor league camp. The 21-year-old had been competing for the fifth spot in the rotation.

Bradley is expected to make an impact at the major league level at some point this season if he continues to pitch as well as he did in 2013. Bradley won 14 of 19 decisions with a 1.84 ERA, but has yet to perform beyond Double-A.


Archie Bradley worth stashing for the long haul


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/25/2014) Archie Bradley appears to be out of the running as Diamondbacks fifth starter, but that doesn't mean you should turn the page on him in Fantasy. With the exception of Taijuan Walker, who already has a job when his shoulder allows him to return to the mound, Bradley is the pitching prospect to own this year and has perhaps a better chance of making an impact in mixed leagues than Gerrit Cole did at this time last year. Don't you wish you had stashed him ahead of time?

Unlike Cole, Bradley was legitimately in the mix this spring, putting him first in line for a team whose current starting rotation includes Bronson Arroyo, a 37-year-old currently battling a bulging disk, Brandon McCarthy, an oft-injured 30-year-old who has never thrown 180 innings in season and hasn't thrown even 140 since 2011, and Trevor Cahill, who followed up a disappointing 2013 with a disastrous spring and even worse debut in Australia. And Bradley's easiest path to the big leagues might actually be through Randall Delgado, who narrowly beat him out for the fifth job despite a couple more years of experience.

So how long would you give it? Six weeks? A month? Seems worth the wait for a pitcher of Bradley's caliber. Granted, he's had some control issues in the minors, but so did Cole. So has Yordano Ventura. For how soon we'll see him, you don't risk much investing a roster spot in Bradley. Among players destined for the minors to begin the year, he ranks right after George Springer for me.


Diamondbacks rotation taking shape?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) It appears Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley will have to wait a little longer to make his MLB debut. With Patrick Corbin out for the season due to elbow surgery, Randall Delgado is expected to join the rotation, according to FOX Sports Arizona.

Bradley and fellow pitching prospect Bo Schultz are expected to open the season at Triple-A Reno. 

Brandon McCarthy will start Arizona's U.S. opener against the Giants Monday. He is expected to be followed by Wade Miley, Delgado, Bronson Arroyo and Trevor Cahill

The Diamondbacks have not announced their pitching plans moving forward, but McCarthy is to start Wednesday's exhibition game against the Cubs, and the others are scheduled to follow him this week, according to FOX Sports.


Injury to SP could open up opportunity for Archie Bradley


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) The Diamondbacks revealed some disappointing news Sunday that starting pitcher Patrick Corbin is headed for a second opinion after an MRI showed damage to the UCL in his left elbow. Corbin's injury could open a spot in the rotation for highly touted pitching prospect Archie Bradley, who is competing with Randall Delgado for the final spot in the team's rotation, per USA Today.

Bradley is 2-1 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in three starts this spring. He has struck out 10 batters and walked six in 8 1/3 innings.


Archie Bradley strikes out six in spring debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2014) Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley shined in his spring debut Monday, allowing just one hit and two walks in three scoreless innings while striking out six in his team's 5-0 win over the Rockies.

Tabbed a top-ten prospect overall by Baseball America and MLB.com this preseason, Bradley was productive in Double-A last season, going 12-5 with a 1.97 ERA and 119:59 K:BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings. He's primed to make his major-league debut sometime in 2014, likely near the end of the season.


Archie Bradley planning to pitch Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Diamondbacks starter Archie Bradley is planning to pitch Monday, according to azcentral.com.

Bradley was set to pitch Saturday, but the team's game was rained out. Arizona has two split squad games set up Monday, and it's unclear what game Bradley will pitch. He's expected to compete for a spot in the team's rotation, though may have an uphill battle with Bronson Arroyo in town.


Archie Bradley not bothered by Bronson Arroyo signing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2014) Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley is likely ticketed for the minors to start the season now that Bronson Arroyo is part of the rotation. However, Bradley is taking the signing in stride, according to MLB.com.

"I knew it was coming, kind of," he said. "There was talk about us signing a pitcher the whole time, but honestly as cliché as it sounds it really didn't bother me that much. I think if you look at what Bronson brings to this club he makes us better."

Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said Sunday while it looks like the team's rotation is set, he's not ruling out the highly touted prospect Bradley from working his way into the mix.

"It's a long spring and there's a lot that can happen," Bradley said. "But I'm young and I have a lot of time left in front of me and I'm just going to keep preparing, keep learning and just kind of prepare myself for whether it's day one or down the road and they call me and say, 'Let's go.'

"I've said all along my goal wasn't to win a spot, it was to come in and compete and put pressure on this organization to kind of show them the strides I've made and where I've improved and it's still the same thing."


Signing could ensure more time in minors for Archie Bradley


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) Diamondbacks premier pitching prospect Archie Bradley iprobably lost his opportunity to earn a starting spot out of spring training with the Friday signing of Bronson Arroyo, USA Today has speculated.

Arroyo joins a rotation that already includes Patrick Corbin, Trevor Cahill, Wade Miley and Brandon McCarthy.

The 21-year-old Bradley has yet to pitch at Triple-A and might need more seasoning. But he was dominant at the Class A and AA levels a year ago, sporting a 14-5 record, 1.84 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. He fanned 169 in 152 innings.


Archie Bradley won't make MLB debut in 2013


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2013) Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers confirmed Friday that pitching prospect Archie Bradley won't be called up to make his major-league debut during the final days of the 2013 season, MLB.com reports.

"To add him to the roster in the winter when roster spots are very valuable to us -- and the team being pretty much out of contention -- didn't make a lot of sense," Towers said.

Bradley went 14-5 with a 1.84 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 162:69 K:BB ratio in 152 innings between high Class A Visalia and Double-A Mobile.


Archie Bradley pitches five innings in Double-A no-hitter


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2013) Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley combined with four relievers to throw the first no-hitter in Double-A Mobile's history Wednesday. Bradley went five innings while striking out seven and walking five before turning it over to the bullpen.

Bradley has made 18 starts for Mobile, going 9-5 with a 2.00 ERA and 107:49 K:BB ratio in 108 innings. He is currently ranked as the seventh-best prospect in baseball by MLB.com.


Diamondbacks have 'no need to rush' Archie Bradley


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers was very cautious Tuesday when talking about promoting starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley, according to The Arizona Republic.

"It depends on where we’re at and where our club is at," Towers said. "He doesn’t have to be added to the (40-man) roster (this winter). There’s no need to rush. If we think he’s ready and we’re in the thick of things, he could be a difference maker. I don’t foresee us bringing him up if we’re not in it."

Bradley, a 2011 first-round pick, has been churning through the minors and has progressed to Double-A. It seems the Diamondbacks are going to give the 21-year-old hurler a chance next spring to earn a spot in the team's rotation.

"He’ll probably come to camp and try to win a spot," Towers said. "But it’s going to be tough. There’s going to be good competition."


Is Archie Bradley 'untouchable' as far as trade?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said earlier this year starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley wasn't going to be traded, but Sunday he insisted no player is off limits, according to The Arizona Republic. Although Towers probably hasn't changed his opinion of Bradley, even mentioning the right-hander as a potential late-season call-up, the general manager said he won't turn down an offer before hearing it.

"I never have anybody that’s untouchable," Towers said. "Certain guys are tougher to move than others, but I think you’ve always got to have an open mind."


Archie Bradley's stock on the rise


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2013) Diamondbacks starting pitching prospect Archie Bradley entered the season as one of the top young pitchers in the game, and he has only improved his stack while earning a promotion to Double-A.

On the strength of a 1.95 ERA in 110 2/ innings between Class A and Double-A, Bradley is now ranked as the No. 7 prospect in baseball according to an MLB.com midseason update. Bradley entered the season ranked 24th. 


Steep price tag for Archie Bradley


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2013) Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told MLB.com the team will have to receive an elite MLB starter in return if the team chooses to trade starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley, who entered the season as Arizona's second-best prospect, according to MLB.com.

"It would need to be a significant upgrade from what we have," Towers said. "Controllable young pitching is valuable. We're not going to give up a lot for a back-end-of-the-rotation starter. We're not going to sacrifice the future."