by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley not only was able to stay on turn after injuring his knee in his last start for Double-A Mobile, but he tossed six scoreless innings Monday on his way to his second win. Bradley also struck out nine batters, while allowing two hits and three walks.
"It's good," Bradley said of his knee, per MLB.com. "I kinda slid awkwardly and jammed it and I came out for precautionary reasons because we didn't want to push it. It just felt better and better every day. Fortunately it wasn't worse. It was a little tight [on Thursday], maybe a little sore, but nothing that concerned me. I played catch, I ran, I threw my bullpen."
Bradley has allowed one run on seven hits and six walks in 14 innings (three starts) since his promotion from Class A. Bradley is 4-0 with a 1.05 ERA and .193 opponents' batting average in eight starts between the two levels. He also has 63 strikeouts in 42 2/3 innings.
Bradley's teams are 8-0 when the right-hander has been on the hill this year.
"It's a good stat, I didn't know that," Bradley said. "Obviously I'm just trying to do my part. I pride myself on pitching quickly and throwing strikes and getting everybody involved."
Archie Bradley says he's fine after knee injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley was lifted from his start Wednesday for Double-A Mobile after two innings because of a right knee injury, according to MLB.com. Bradley was pulled for precautionary reasons after injuring his knee sliding into second base in the third inning trying to break up a double play.
Bradley later took to Twitter to say he was fine and expects to make his next start. He will be reevaluated Thursday.
"Everything is fine," Bradley said via Twitter direct message, per MLB.com. "I was cleared to go back out, but [there's] no reason to push. Reevaluating (Thursday) morning, but everything is good [to] pitch again."
Bradley was having another outstanding start before getting hurt. He tossed two scoreless innings and struck out four. Since his promotion from Class A, Bradley is 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA and .179 opponents' batting average in two starts for Mobile. He has struck out 11 in eight innings.
Archie Bradley wins in Double-A debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) After five dominant starts at Class A, the Diamondbacks opted to move starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley up to Double-A Mobile. The 6-4, 225-pound hurler showed in his Mobile debut Thursday pitching in the high minors likely won't be a problem.
Bradley allowed one run on four hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out seven and won his Double-A debut.
"If you ask any player, they will say they want to play at the next level," Bradley said, per MLB.com. "I wouldn't say I had the California League figured out, but I was confident in myself and how I was throwing."
Bradley is now 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA and .213 opponents' batting average through six starts. He also has 50 strikeouts to 12 walks in 34 2/3 innings.
Archie Bradley promoted to Double-A
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Diamondbacks prospect Archie Bradley was promoted to Double-A Mobile on Wednesday.
The right-hander went 2-0 with a 1.26 ERA in five starts for Class A Visalia. He also struck out 43 in 28 2/3 innings pitched compared to just 10 walks.
Bradley was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2011 draft by Arizona.
Archie Bradley breezing through Class A starts
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley breezed through another start for Class A Visalia Wednesday. Bradley tossed six shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out 10.
"I felt like maybe for the first time in my professional career like I was very consistent in the things I did," said Bradley, who stuck primarily with his fastball-curveball combination, per MLB.com. "I got ahead and threw first-pitch strikes, and when you're ahead, you can do a lot of different things."
Bradley has tossed 11 2/3 scoreless innings in two starts, striking out 19. Only Tony Cingrani has more strikeouts (21) in the minors and Bradley is one of five pitchers who hasn't given up a run in 10 or more innings.
Archie Bradley could move quickly
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley got off to a strong start this season.
In his first minor-league start of the year, Bradley tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and three walks, striking out nine hitters.
Bradley is starting the year in High-A, but could move quickly based on how well he performs. He had a 3.99 ERA in his first professional season in 2012. Tyler Skaggs may be closer to the majors, but Bradley is considered to be a high-upside prospect too.
Archie Bradley not intimidated by hitter-friendly league
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley showed during his season debut Friday for Class A Visalia he has no worries about throwing in the hitter-friendly California League. The 2011 first-round pick, who is considered a top-25 prospect by MLB.com (No. 24) and Baseball America (No. 25), allowed four hits and three walks in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out nine.
"I feel like people talk up this league a little too much," Bradley told MLB.com. "If you believe in yourself, you'll be all right. At the end of the day, you're the one with the ball in your hand. If you leave the ball up in the zone, good hitters are going to hit it out, no matter what level you're at."
D-Backs patient with Bradley
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/10/2013) Diamondbacks 2011 first-round pick Archie Bradley held batters to a .181 batting average in 2012, which was the second-best mark in the minors, according to MLB.com. He also had 152 strikeouts, which was second best in the Midwest League (Class A). Bradley went 12-6 with a 3.84 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 27 starts (136 innings) in his first full pro season. About Bradley's only issue was his high walk rate (5.6 walks per nine innings). Still, the team feels Bradley's progression is right on course. "We want to do the right thing with him, so that when he gets to the big leagues, he can stay there," Diamondbacks minor league director Mike Bell said.