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25 Archie Bradley SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/232 | Birthdate: 8/10/1992 | Birthplace: Muskogee, OK | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Arizona | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 84/44 | Average Draft Position: 228.21
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New cleats led to Archie Bradley's early struggles Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Although Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley improved to 2-0 on Wednesday against the Rangers, it wasn't a flawless outing for the rookie right-hander. In fact, he got into trouble early and almost got yanked from the game.

Bradley issued three walks and hit one batter in the first inning, which prompted pitching coach Mike Harkey to call down to the bullpen in case Bradley continued to struggled, per MLB.com.

"You can say you're not aware of it, but I heard the bullpen phone ring," Bradley said. "I saw guys start to get loose, and I was like, 'All right I've got to figure something out, or I'm not going to make it out of this first inning.'" 

Bradley worked out of the jam, allowing just one run, and then made a change of his own before the Diamondbacks made their change. Bradley used a new pair of cleats he had never pitched in to begin the game. Once Bradley switched his cleats, he settled down to throw five scoreless innings before being taken out of the game. 

"That's what I'm most proud of -- to have the long first and grind through six innings and leave with my team winning," Bradley said. "I think that's where you've seen some of the growth in me out there. Even though it still wasn't pretty, and I still had the walks and the high pitch count, I was able to make some quality pitches and put some balls on the ground for the guys up the middle to make plays."


Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley walks five in win vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley earned a win Wednesday despite issuing five walks while allowing two hits and just one earned run in six innings in his team's 8-5 victory over the Rangers.

Bradley (2-0) doled out three walks and hit a batter with a pitch in the first inning, with one of his free passes coming with the bases loaded. He was largely able to settle down after that despite walking the leadoff man in each of the next two innings. The rookie owns a sparkling 1.45 ERA but a mediocre 12:11 K:BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings after three starts, all Diamondbacks wins.

Bradley is scheduled to square off with the Rockies at home Tuesday.


Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley delivers quality start vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley didn't factor into the decision Thursday, giving up two earned runs on four hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 7-6 win in extra innings over the Giants.

Bradley surrendered an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning but was able to keep the Giants off the board until he left the game. Unfortunately, he was charged with a second earned run after the bullpen surrendered a home run after the starter left a man on base. It was a quality follow-up after the rookie tossed six one-hit innings in his debut. He takes a 1.42 ERA and 10:6 K:BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings into Wednesday's matchup with the Rangers.


Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley earns first career win


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley went six scoreless innings Saturday, allowing just one hit in Arizona's 6-0 win over the Dodgers.

Bradley also added six strikeouts and four walks to his totals in his first career win. Bradley managed to work out of a jam in the fourth inning after walking Adrian Gonzalez. Bradley then surrendered a double to Howie Kendrick, but managed to work out of the inning with a strikeout and a groundout. He also added the first hit of his career in his debut but was picked off first base.

"He did a good job. He got his first hit, he got picked off for the first time and he threw the ball well," D-backs manager Chip Hale said after the game, per MLB.com. "He's a confident kid. It's exciting for the ballclub, it's exciting for the organization."

He will look to keep rolling and maintain his perfect ERA Thursday against the Giants.


Chase Anderson to start Friday, Archie Bradley on Saturday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Chase Anderson will start Friday against the Dodgers at Chase Field, followed by Archie Bradley on Saturday, manager Chip Hale told reporters, per the team's official website.

Anderson went 9-7 with a 4.01 ERA last season. He is 1-1 with a 4.96 ERA in three career starts against Los Angeles.

Bradley will be making his pro debut on Saturday after posting a 1.61 ERA and a 14:6 K:BB ratio over 22 innings in the spring. He went 3-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 83 innings across two levels in the minors last season.


Diamondbacks P Archie Bradley added to pitching rotation


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale told the media that pitcher Archie Bradley is in the team's rotation, reports the team. 

Bradley started four games this spring. In 22 innings pitched, he had an ERA of 1.61 with 14 strikeouts and six walks. He finished with a record of 3-2.


Report: D-backs' Archie Bradley expected to win rotation spot


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley is expected to open the season in the rotation after the team traded Trevor Cahill to the Braves Thursday, the Arizona Republic reports.

Manager Chip Hale said earlier Thursday that Bradley was still under consideration for a rotation spot despite his previous announcement of the team's rotation that didn't include the prospect. Bradley posted a 1.61 ERA and 16:4 K:BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings this spring. He delivered a 1.84 ERA in 26 starts across two levels in 2013 but was just 3-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 83 innings across two levels last season.


D-Backs' Hale says Archie Bradley still in mix for rotation spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale acknowledged again Thursday the team is still considering Archie Bradley for the rotation, even after announcing its rotation plans earlier this week, per The Arizona Republic. The Diamondbacks' Opening Day rotation consists of Josh Collmenter, Jeremy Hellickson, Rubby De La Rosa, Trevor Cahill and Chase Anderson.

Hale said Bradley has "really made the decision tough on us" following a strong spring campaign. Bradley went 3-2 with a 1.61 ERA in six spring outings (four starts). He had 14 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings.

Hale added the team has not talked about a six-man rotation. Also, putting Bradley in the bullpen as a long reliever remains an option as well.

Bradley was a consensus top-10 prospect heading into 2014, but struggled last season and has taken a slight tumble down the rankings this season. Baseball America has him ranked as the 25th-best prospect and MLB.com has him at No. 15 heading into the season.


D-Backs' Archie Bradley throws six scoreless innings in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley threw six scoreless innings during Wednesday afternoon's 3-0 win over the Reds. 

Bradley struck out two batters and gave up three walks. He surrendered only one hit. Bradley faced 21 batters and threw 69 pitches. This game dropped Bradley's spring training ERA to 1.61. 

Though the Diamondbacks have already announced their starting rotation, manager Chip Hale said this most recent outing — combined with the rest of his spring performance — may cause the club to reconsider its thinking

"We've named our five, but he's pushed the envelope all the way down to the last possible chance he had," Hale said, via the Arizona Republic. "He's looked great. We'll have to sit down and evaluate everything."


Archie Bradley open to bullpen role: It's about making the club


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley told reporters he is open with battling for a bullpen spot, as long as he's part of the 25-man roster, per MLB.com. Manager Chip Hale said Monday that he is considering Bradley for the role.

"For me it's just about making this club any way that I can and helping them win and if it's out of the pen that’s fine with me," Bradley said.

Bradley is 2-2 with a 2.20 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings this spring.


Diamondbacks considering Archie Bradley for bullpen role


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Monday that pitching prospect Archie Bradley is in the mix for the team's final bullpen spot, MLB.com reports.

General manager Dave Stewart said earlier in March that he believed Bradley wasn't ready to pitch in the majors, though he appeared to be speaking about a rotation spot when he made his remarks. The prospect has posted a 2.20 ERA and 12:3 K:BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings this spring.


Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley continues to impress Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley continued to make an argument for making the final roster this spring with another strong performance Saturday. Bradley allowed two unearned runs on five hits and three strikeouts against the Dodgers.

"I made it a main point this spring to just attack guys," said Bradley to MLB.com. "If I'm going to get beat, I'm going to get beat instead of walking guys and letting them get on base for free. I'm just going to continue to do that and keep working at it."

Manager Chip Hale wants to keep Bradley around camp and thinks he has a shot to earn a spot in the rotation.

"From the day he's been here, he's been very professional about how he's done everything with his work," Hale said. "Every time he's pitched, he's had a great demeanor on the mound, great pace and those are all things that we like. He's done a nice job."

Bradley isn't worrying about that yet.

"That's kind of out of my mind," Bradley said. "I'm pleased with my outing. I got the work that I need to get done. That's one of those things, I'm just going to keep throwing and if it happens, it happens."


Diamondbacks GM David Stewart: P Archie Bradley 'not ready'


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) Despite the confidence that Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley is feeling, upper management does not share the same sentiment.

"Archie, in my opinion, is not ready," said Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart. "He's made great advances and he's made great steps, but for Archie to pitch on our major-league staff, he's got to challenge the (Josh) Collmenters and the (Rubby) De La Rosas and those guys."

Stewart is looking for Bradley to prove that he belongs in the rotation for the regular season.

"If he proves that he is going to be ready to be our fifth or fourth or one of our starters, then we're going to carry him," Stewart said of Bradley.


Diamondbacks manager impressed with Trevor Cahill, Archie Bradley


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale is liking what competition for a spot in the starting rotation is bringing him, reports MLB.com. Tuesday, Trevor Cahill and Archie Bradley both threw in Arizona's game against the Athletics and liked what he saw from them.

"Trevor threw some good pitches," Hale said. "He was up a little bit early on and got a little bit quick, but the second inning was really good. His stuff was pretty good. There was some progress."

Cahill was a bit nervous in his first inning of work.

"First inning, I kind of got some jitters out, and then I was able to kind of calm down. I think the best thing was I was able to get some offspeed [pitches] over for strikes, which was tough last game," Cahill said. "With the different arm slot, I just had to set my sights a little different, so I was able to kind of figure out where to aim it to get it over for a strike."

Bradley felt confident throughout, allowing one run over his 2 1/3 innings.

"I felt like I threw the ball well," Bradley said. "A little uncomfortable out of the stretch, but overall I felt like I threw the ball very well."


Knuckle curveball a key pitch for D-Backs prospect Archie Bradley


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley is hoping his knuckle curveball will be a pitch that carries him onto the major-league roster in 2015, per MLB.com.

"For a knuckle curve, you're not throwing it like a normal curveball where you're snapping your arm," Bradley said. "I was able to throw it at a young age, and it's just something that has been successful for me in pro ball.

"It's a pretty unique pitch. When I'm throwing it well, it has some pretty hard 12-to-six break. Sometimes I'll get on the side with it and make it go a little sideways, but for the most part, I just try to keep it the same and just keep going."

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale has been impressed with Bradley a few days into camp. Bradley is considered a top 100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 25) and MLB.com (No. 15).

"The workouts and everything that he has done so far have been fantastic," Hale said. "He's been very professional about his work and his bullpens are getting better and better."


Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley looking to bounce back in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley didn't have an ideal rookie camp in Arizona. But he's not letting that change how he feels heading into spring training this year.

Maybe I would have toned it down a little bit as far as not letting all the media and all the, I guess, hype or expectations ride on me," Bradley said. "I put pressure on myself anyway, and my goal was to make the team last year. It's the same this year, but I was so caught up on every pitch and every outing. You just can't pitch like that. You don't succeed when your mind-frame is like that and you put that much pressure on yourself."

Bradley went 3-7 in stints with three different minor-league clubs in 2014, posting a 4.45 ERA with 75 strikeouts in 83 innings pitched.

"For me, I would definitely say after the bad year I had last year, I'm coming in this year with a chip on my shoulder with something to prove," he said. "Last year was just a bad year for me. I'm looking for a bounce-back year."


Diamondbacks GM would like Archie Bradley to start 2015 in minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) It appears when Diamondbacks starting pitcher prospect Archie Bradley shows up for spring training in 2015, he will face an uphill battle to make the roster.

"If I had my way, I would probably have him start the season back in the minor leagues and get more seasoning," general manager Dave Stewart told MLB Network Radio Sunday.

Bradley entered the 2014 season as a highly touted pitching prospect, who was on the verge of making his MLB debut. However, he spent the entire season in the minors, as he struggled with injury and inconsistency. He went 3-7 with a 4.45 ERA and 1.51 WHIP over three levels in the minors.


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.