Jackie Bradley is expected to make the Red Sox' Opening Day roster.
Advice: The Sox haven't made it official yet, but they have told Ryan Sweeney he will not be on the team, which essentially seals Bradley's and Mike Carp's spots. The 22-year-old got a hit Thursday in his lone plate appearance, pushing his average this spring up to .441 to go along with two homers, two stolen bases and 12 RBI. He will start in left field for the Sox, pushing Jonny Gomes to the DH spot. Bradley might only stick around until David Ortiz returns, but he definitely has fantasy appeal even if it's a short stay.
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..... as we see above, he's expected to break with the BoSox but may not stay up for long. What do u guys think his value is short-term and long-term? Obviously, if he plays lights out, hell stay up no matter what when Papi returns. What if he plays poorly, or just "OK", do the Sox still keep him in the Bigs? I like the kid a little, I just recently dropped Puig for him (I know hes been optioned but MAJOR man-crush here! lol) in a non-keeper points league, for the obvious MLB roster spot (NOT long-term upside, I believe Puig's career upside is WAY higher). But Bradley might be a cheap speed option with a little pop in Fenway, anyone else who sees him more or knows more with some input? I'm very curious what u guys think about him....
I like him Short-Term over really young "Stud" talents like Puig and Profar for now since they're in the Minors but what about other "fringe" guys, is he worth a roster spot over guys like Chris Carter, Emilio Bonifacio, etc? Or does team need answer that? I look forward to your opinions!
Any input would be great!